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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, March 10, 2015
Steel imports from China nearly trebled during Apr-Jan: Govt
The country had imported 10.88 LT steel comprising 6.46 LT carbon steel and 441.70 LT ally/stainless variety during the entire 2013-14 fiscal.
"Carbon steel imports during the period (April-January) from China stood at 15.27 LT while alloy/stainless steel imports were at 13.76 LT", Minister of State for Steel and Mines Vishnu Deo Sai said in written reply to the Lok Sabha.
In 2012-13, imports were higher at 16.88 LT compared to 15.03 LT a year earlier.
"The global steel industry, including India, in general is going through a difficult phase," the minister said.
Replying to an another question, he said Steel Authority of India has entered into an "associateship agreement" with State Trading Corporation of India (STC) for supply of one LT steel rails to STC for exporting to its potential customers in Persian Gulf, which may include Iran.
"Against this agreement, so far no rails have been supplied, as the contract between STC and Indian Railways is not yet effective since Iranian Railways is yet to obtain necessary approvals," Deo said.
Courtesy: Business Standard