Expense

  • Black money may account for 1/3rd of Rs 30k crore poll expenses 01-04-2014 06:07 PM

    As general elections draw closer, 'unaccounted money' may account for over one-third of total Rs 30,000 crore estimated to be spent on these polls, a study says. The estimated Rs 30,000 crore total spending -- which includes official estimates for elections as also unaccounted money spent by parties and their...
  • Photos: The 5 most expensive cities in the world 04-03-2014 12:40 PM

    Singapore has topped a list of 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive cities to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), reported by the BBC. Here is a list of the top 5 most expensive cities in the world. ...
  • Singapore is the world's costliest city, Mumbai and Delhi among the least expensive 04-03-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Singapore has topped a list of 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive cities to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), reported by the BBC. India's major cities - including Mumbai and New Delhi - were found to be among the least...
  • Now, social media publicity expenditure in poll expense ambit too 13-02-2014 05:59 PM

    Candidates contesting the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections will now also have to reveal the expenditure incurred for publicity on social networking sites, an official said on Thursday. This follows a decision by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to bring social media and websites under the ambit of publicity tools...
  • Sebi did not use Sahara money for own expenses: Government 10-12-2013 04:27 PM

    Market regulator Sebi has not spent any amount towards its own expenses from Rs 5,120 crore of investors' money received from Sahara Group, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, MoS for Finance Namo Narain Meena said "Sebi has not spent any amount out of...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's home street world's second most expensive area 20-11-2013 06:54 PM

    NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal's London residential address, Kensington Palace Gardens, is the second most expensive street in the world, where the average price per square metre is a whopping USD 107,000. According to the data from Knight Frank, published by Billionaire, a sister company of Wealth-X - the world's...
  • Parties to bear all expenses of star campaigners: EC 23-10-2013 04:36 PM

    Political parties will have to bear the expenses on inviting star campaigners but in case a candidate shares dais with the star or exhibits his photo or poster with his name, the money spent will be included in his account, Delhi Election Commission said. Moreover, if star campaigner travels with...
  • Ishant Sharma: a horror story 20-10-2013 11:55 AM

    At an age when fast bowlers toil in the domestic circuit striving to break into the national squad, 25-year-old Ishant Sharma is already a veteran of 51 Tests. And with that wealth of experience, a bowler is expected to graduate into the leader of an attack. Instead, he is giving...
  • MP: EC to monitor daily expenses of assembly poll candidates 10-09-2013 03:02 PM

    An election expenses monitoring system would be set up to monitor day-to-day poll expenses of candidates during Assembly polls to be held in Madhya Pradesh this year. The Election Commission has asked candidates to maintain a daily account of their election expenses and the details would have to be presented...
  • Haryana: Khap bans villagers from having feasts at marriage parties 23-08-2013 12:32 PM

    With an eye on reducing wedding expenses, a 'khap panchayat' of 12 villages in Bhiwani district of Haryana has imposed a ban on its residents from having lunch or dinner at marriage parties. The 'khap panchayat' (caste council) took this decision at its meeting held at Kadma village on the...
  • The Last Word: Should EC re-examine election expenses? 02-07-2013 10:14 PM

    Shouldn't the Election Commission re-examine the law on election expenses following Gopinath Munde's open admission that he spent Rs 8 crore in 2009 LS polls? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a panel on his show 'The Last Word'. ...
  • Will reply to EC notice on poll expense on July 6: Munde 01-07-2013 10:26 PM

    Beed: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, who courted a controversy over his poll spending remark said he would reply to the show cause notice served on him by the Election Commission on the issue on July 6. "I will reply to the Election Commission's notice on July 6... I will...
  • Asia dominates world's most expensive office spaces 23-06-2013 09:15 AM

    New York: Five of the six most expensive office areas in the world are in Asia, as demand by global companies to locate their outstripped the supply, according to a semiannual report released on Thursday by real estate services company CBRE Inc. For the third consecutive time, Hong Kong's Central...
  • Train travel to be costlier from Monday 01-04-2013 03:55 AM

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  • Budget 2012: Pay more for the comforts of life 17-03-2012 08:58 AM

    New Delhi: Budget 2012 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday, March 16, makes eating out and phone bills and other comforts of life costlier, pinching the common man. Increase in service tax will increase one's mobile bills by 2 per cent every month. Two and four wheelers will...
  • Election expenses for Maharashtra civic polls hiked 04-01-2012 02:32 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's state Election Commission on Tuesday significantly enhanced the expense limits for the forthcoming civic, zila parishad and gram panchayat elections. The decision was announced by state election commissioner Neela Satyanarayan after she announced the schedules for the zila parishad and gram panchayat (Feb 7) and civic bodies poll...
  • Inflated expense: Court orders FIR against Bedi 26-11-2011 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday ordered registration of FIR against former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for allegedly cheating and misappropriating funds in collusion with foreign companies and other foundations. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal directed the crime branch of Delhi Police to register the case against the...
  • Kiran Bedi to return excess travel fare amount 31-10-2011 12:04 AM

    Indore: Key member of Team Anna, Kiran Bedi, who is embroiled in a controversy related to over-charging host organisers for her air-travels, has agreed to return the excess amount to the local group 'Abhyas Mandal'. 'Abhyas Mandal' president Shivaji Mohite told, "We received an email from Bedi today saying that...
  • Inflated expense: Bedi's travel agent quits trust 25-10-2011 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Team Anna member Kiran Bedi over allegations of inflated travel bills continued on Tuesday. A day after she ordered her travel agent, Anil Bal to return the excess recorded, he quit her NGO in protest. However, her fellow member Arvind Kejriwal said that the government...
  • More heat on Kiran Bedi: Travel agent quits trust 25-10-2011 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: Travel agent and trustee of India Vision Foundation, Anil Bal, on Tuesday resigned from the NGO following the controversy over Team Anna member Kiran Bedi showing inflated travel expense. He termed the move to return the money incurred through such travel by Bedi as bizarre. Bal asserted that...
  • Are the standards different for anti-corruption crusaders? 20-10-2011 10:40 PM

    Team Anna member Kiran Bedi over charged companies and institutions by inflating her travel expenses. Are the standards different for anti-corruption crusaders? ...
  • Recession risk unless oil prices fall further 14-08-2011 12:29 PM

    London: If history is any guide, another oil-induced recession may be just around the corner, at least for the United States and some of the other developed economies. Every time that the cost of oil relative to global economic output has hit current levels - and that's even after sharp...
  • World's costliest wine sells for 75,000 pounds 27-07-2011 11:26 AM

    London: The sale of a 200-year-old bottle of white wine for 75,000 pounds ($121,000) has set a new Guinness World Record for the most valuable bottle of white wine ever sold. The buyer of the 1811 Chteau d'Yquem was private collector Christian Vanneque, former head Sommelier at the Michelin starred...
  • Tokyo most expensive city for expats 13-07-2011 10:58 AM

    Singapore: Tokyo remains the most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, while Singapore overtook Hong Kong to become the costliest place in the region outside of Japan, according to a survey by human resources consultancy Mercer. Tokyo retained its status as the second most expensive city in the world for...
  • Most expensive knotty affairs 16-04-2011 08:41 PM

    The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 is expected to be one of the most expensive weddings. ...