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.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Budget 2014: Raise duty-free liquor allowance to 4 litre for travellers, says ASSOCHAM
[Editor: According to Moneycontrol.com, 24 June, 2014, the ace Indian investor, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is betting his chips on the Indian liquor industry and sees tremendous potential. He is positive on Vijay Mallya owned United Spirits Ltd and is holding the shares of Radico Khaitan Ltd]
NEW DELHI, Jul 3, 2014: Trade body ASSOCHAM today asked the government to raise the duty-free allowance for incoming international air travellers from two litres of liquor to four, saying 75 per cent of the total purchases was of wines and spirits.
Maintaining that duty-free sales at Indian airports was estimated to be around US $ 350 million annually, the ASSOCHAM said about 65 per cent of the total sales was from arrival duty-free shops and three-fourths of it consisted of liquor. 

An additional two litres of duty-free liquor sale would generate an estimated US $ 125 million extra, it said in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ahead of the budget.

"To promote tourism and stimulate buying on international arrivals, many countries have a higher duty-free quota for travellers provided they do shopping at the arriving airport," the organisation said.

It gave examples of several countries including the European Union, the UK, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Dubai and Singapore to show that these nations allowed a higher quota if the wines and spirits were bought at their airports on landing. To compete with this, the government should allow duty- free import of additional two litres, as it would help enhance revenues to the airport operators including Airports Authority of India and the government, the ASSOCHAM said.

Courtesy: The Economic Times
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