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, February 04, 2014

Hindustan Construction Company posts net profit of Rs 5.4 crore in Q3, bets on big orders for a better Q4
Mumbai, Jan 31 2014: Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) registered a standalone net profit of Rs 5.4 crore in the third quarter ended December 31 against a net loss of Rs 38.5 crore in the same period last year.

Total income from operations declined by nearly 15% to R870 crore year-on-year, while the Ebidta margins stood at 20.57% as the company reduced its expenses by a fourth to Rs 713 crore.

HCC’s order backlog stood at Rs 13,388 crore, with new orders worth Rs 2,040 crore this quarter, said a company statement. In addition, the company has L1 contracts worth Rs 1,408 crore.

Praveen Sood, group chief financial officer, HCC, said, “Despite a marginal dip in the turnover, the operational efficiency we have achieved clearly manifests in this quarter. The company will continue to implement measures aimed at further improvement in all financial parameters. Inflow of substantially big orders during the quarter will help to improve the turnover in the next few quarters.”

Courtesy: The Financial Express