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.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Government working for relaxation of curbs on gold imports: Commerce Secretary
Only hope for the Gems & Jewelry Sector
12 Mar 2014: "We are in the mid of March. We have been in conversation with the Finance (ministry)...surely we are working towards a possibility of relaxation," Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher told reporters here.
He was replying to a question whether the government is considering relaxing gold import restrictions.
Gems and jewellery exporters, who contribute to about 15 percent of the country's total shipments, are demanding for the relaxations saying the curbs are impacting the exports.
Gems and jewellery exports dipped 4.18 percent to USD 3.59 billion in February. During the 11-month period of the fiscal, the shipments declined by 7.15 percent to USD 35.73 billion. Gold and silver imports declined 71.4 percent to USD 1.63 billion in February.

The government had increased customs duty on gold to 10 percent and banned import of gold coins and medallions, while the RBI linked imports of the metal to exports.

India is the largest importer of gold, which is mainly utilized to meet the demand of the jewellery industry. Imports stood at about 830 tonnes in 2012-13.
Commerce and Industry Ministry has said that over- regulation is encouraging smuggling of the yellow metal. In 2013, the value of gold bars and biscuits seized amounted to Rs 271.15 crore.

Courtesy: Jagran Post