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, January 22, 2014

Nikkei edges higher, Tokyo Steel jumps 
TOKYO: The Nikkei stock average eked out modest gains on Wednesday, with Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co Ltd jumping after a robust earnings report.

The Nikkei ended 0.2 per cent higher at 15,820.96 after trading as low as 15,631.41 following a BOJ decision to keep monetary policy steady. A trader said some investors had been hoping that the BOJ might further ease this time. 

The BOJ also maintained its upbeat inflation forecasts, suggesting that no imminent monetary easing is on the horizon as the country's economic recovery broadens. 

The broader Topix index was up 0.3 per cent at 1,299.63, with 2.66 billion shares changing hands, the most this week. 

The JPX-Nikkei Index 400, a recently introduced gauge comprised of companies with a high return on equity and robust corporate governance, added 0.3 per cent to 11,728.57. 

Tokyo Steel, an electric furnace steelmaker, climbed 5 per cent after returning to profit for the first ninth months of the business year on firm domestic demand and cost cuts. Peer Kyoei Steel Ltd gained 3.2 per cent and Tokyo Tekko Co Ltd added 1.5 per cent. 

Courtesy: The Economic Times