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, March 02, 2014

Bullion association calls for trade bandh on March 10
MUMBAI,  MAR 1: The Indian Bullion Association has called for an all-India bullion trade bandh on March 10 to protest against various trade restrictive policies rolled out by the Government to meet the widening current account deficit.

Among the list of 10 major demands, the Association wants Government to immediately abolish the 20:80 scheme which ensures that traders place orders for new consignments of gold imports only after exporting 20 per cent of gold already imported.

This measure has led to a huge shortage of gold in the domestic market and the premium for gold booking by traders has jumped substantially.

The Association also wants the Government to crack down on gold smuggling and reduce the import duty on gold from 10 per cent to 2 per cent. It has demanded that the unnecessary harassment and seizure of gold by Government officials should stop with immediate effect.

Courtesy: The Hindu Business Line