|T V Narendran|
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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.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Steel sector seeks government action on cheap Chinese imports
"Indian steel industry is struggling because a lot of cheap imports are coming in, including from China, and they have approached the government. Let's see what happens," Tata Steel Managing Director T V Narendran told reporters on the sidelines of a CII event.
Asked about the impact of increase in import duty on steel in Budget proposals for 2014-15, Narendran said: "In the budget they have only increased the peak duty, they have not increased the basic duty so that's something we are discussing with the government."
He said the current import duty on steel in India was among the lowest in the world and if the government wanted to encourage local manufacturing and local investment, then there should be some sort of support.
According to his estimates, total steel import by India in 2014 was around 8 million tonnes.
India's steel imports during the first 10 months (April-Jan) of 2014-15 stood at 8.127 million tons, up 69 per cent as compared to only 4.803 million tons imported during the corresponding period of 2013-14, according to India Steel Market Watch data.
There is also a concern because in Russia the rouble is ruling very weak and that is also creating a pressure, Narendran pointed.
Asked about imposing dumping, he said: "That is the point of discussion because dumping is a very technical definition, but what industry is saying that there should be some sort of support because establishing dumping cases take some time."
Courtesy: The Economic Times