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.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Four held with gold worth over Rs 1.50 cr at airport
Press Trust of India | New Delhi January 28, 2014
Four people have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold bars valuing over Rs 1.50 crore at the airport here, customs officials said.
The accused were intercepted by customs officials upon their arrival on January 23 from different international and domestic flights-- one from Bangkok and three from Hyderabad, Mumbai and Amritsar respectively.
One of the accused had hidden 600 gms of gold in his mobile while another passenger wad hidden it in his innerwear. Rest were hiding gold in their baggage being carried out by them, the officials said.
The accused were carrying ten gold bars collectively weighing about 6.2 kgs worth Rs 1.57 crore, they said.
All the accused have been arrested and the gold bars have been seized.
A man was arrested on January 19 for allegedly trying to smuggle in the country gold valued at about Rs 32 lakh at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.
On January 13, three persons were arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle gold valued at about Rs 75 lakh at the airport.
The trio, who hail from Kerala, were intercepted by customs officials upon their arrival from Dubai.
They had concealed three kilograms of gold inside the aluminium strips of their checked-in bags.
On January 7, three persons, including a man and his daughter, were arrested at the airport with gold bars valued at over Rs two crore.
The customs officials had recovered 9 gold bars of one kg each and collectively valued at Rs 2.2 crore from these three passengers, customs officials had said.
Another man was arrested from the airport on January 4 for allegedly trying to smuggle 1.2 kg of gold bars worth about Rs 28.77 lakh.
The accused, a native of Ghaziabad, was intercepted by customs officers after his arrival from Bangkok.