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.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Gold biscuits seized at border
Kolkata,  Jan 26, 2014: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday seized 20 gold biscuits weighing nearly 2.3 kg at Petrapole in North 24-Parganas. One person was arrested with the smuggled gold and handed over to customs officials. The gold is valued at Rs 68.79 lakh, officials said. This is the second such seizure in the last few days. On January 16, troops of the Haridaspur Border Out Post (BOP) near Petrapole, seized 24 gold biscuits weighing 2.8 kg. This gold was found inside the tyres of a bicycle.

"On Saturday, troops at the Petrapole check post, 40 Bn BSF, received a tip-off that a consignment of gold would be delivered to Kolkata through this route. Around 8.10am, Armymen spotted a man going to the market. When he was searched, 20 gold biscuits were seized from his possession. The man was identified as Ali Khdar Shaji (40), a resident of Petrapole in Bongaon," a BSF official said.

According to him, nearly twelve kg of gold has been seized by the BSF's South Bengal Frontier in the last six months. There has been an increase in smuggling of gold into India in recent times. So much so, that the government has now asked jewelers to furnish details of purchases of gold bars or ornaments worth more than Rs 500,000. With gold running up the second highest import bill after crude oil, India has been making attempts to curb the entry of the yellow metal into India through legal channels. One of the steps adopted was increase of import duty by 10%. The import of gold was also tied to jewellery exports.

Courtesy: The Times of India