Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Friday, March 08, 2013

U.S. markets rise, jobless claims fall
NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. stock markets rose Thursday after the Labor Department said first-time unemployment claims fell in the week ending Saturday.

Initial claims declined by 7,000 to 340,000 in the week, the department said. The four-week running average fell to 348,750 -- its lowest level since March 2008.

In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average, working off a second consecutive record close Wednesday, added 18.51 points, or 0.13 percent, to 14,314.75.

The Standard and Poor's 500 index added 2.02 points, or 0.13 percent, to 1,543.48. The Nasdaq composite gained 0.43 points, or 0.01 percent, to 3,222.80.

The 10-year U.S. treasury note fell 14/32 to yield 1.99 percent.

Against the dollar the euro rose to $1.3102 from Wednesday's $1.2966. Against the yen, the dollar was higher at 94.92 yen from 93.07 yen.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent on a gain of 35.81 points, to 11,968.08.

In London, the FTSE 100 index added 0.18 percent, 11.52, to 6,439.16.

Courtesy: UPI.com