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.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Bank shares turn positive after September trade data
The NSE bank index turned positive, up 0.5 percent after earlier falling as much as 1.9 per cent earlier in the day after September trade deficit came in better than expected at $6.7 billion, dealers said.

The narrower trade deficit, as signalled by the fall in imports, bodes well for the current account balance, thus supporting the currency and reducing some of the inflationary pressures, analysts said.

"A lower current account deficit will also ease the RBI's constraints on rupee-related concerns, which would help in reducing the exchange-rate led inflation pressures and in turn help in limiting expectations over repo rate hikes," said Siddhartha Sanyal, an economist for Barclays in Mumbai.

Punjab National BankBSE 1.88 % was up 1 per cent after earlier falling as much as 1.9 per cent while State Bank of IndiaBSE 0.04 % pared losses, down 0.5 per cent compared to a 2.1 per cent fall earlier in the day.

Courtesy: The Economic Times