Fees

  • No facilitation fee to agents for air travel by government officials September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has barred PSU travel agents, including IRCTC and Balmer Lawrie, from charging facilitation fees from government officials on their domestic and international air travels. The government had on October 10, 2013, allowed three authorised travel agents - IRCTC, Balmer Lawrie and Ashok Travels and Tours -...
  • West Bengal: Five injured in clashes over lowering of school fees June 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Five people including a police officer were injured when clashes broke out between police and aggrieved parents at a school in West Bengal over lowering of fees. The incident happened on Tuesday at Akondaberia High School Kaliachowk, Malda. The parents wanted to submit a deputation demanding lowering of fees...
  • 42 private schools in Kanpur issued notices for hiking fees May 23, 2014

    As many as 42 private schools in the city were issued notices by the district administration for arbitrarily hiking its fees. District Magistrate Roshan Jacob has asked the authorities of these schools to submit in seven days their reasons for repeatedly increasing the fees for past several years, flouting the state...
  • Parents stage protest against fee hike by private schools May 3, 2014

    Continuing their protest against fee hike by private schools in the city, hundreds of parents on Saturday staged a demonstration against the district administration for failing to resolve the issue. Led by district panchayat member Babli Gurjar, the parents staged a march to the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Modinagar) K K...
  • DM restrains Ghaziabad public schools from hiking fees April 25, 2014

    The Ghaziabad district magistrate has restrained public schools from hiking fees for now and regulated them to maintain the same fee structure for three years besides extending proportionate quota to classified students as laid down in land allotment conditions. "The tuition fee cannot be revised before three years and the revision...
  • Parents agitate against DPS fee hike in Ghaziabad April 21, 2014

    Angry over steep fee hike by DPS, parents on Monday defied orders prohibiting gathering of four or more people imposed by the district administration and staged a sit-in outside the dsistrict magistrate's office in Ghaziabad. A tussle is going on between the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) management and the parents...
  • FIR registered against 2 private schools for increasing fee April 19, 2014

    District administration have registered an FIR against two well-known private schools of Ghaziabad after they increased fee without seeking prior permission from a committee constituted to look into the matter. District Magistrate SVS Ranga Rao on Thursday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the district owing to...
  • Parents protest fee hike in DPS Ghaziabad April 15, 2014

    Enraged parents of students of Delhi Public School (DPS) Ghaziabad on Tuesday staged a protest against the hike in tuition fee. Around 100 parents gathered outside the Indirapuram branch of DPS Ghaziabad and shouted slogans against the school management. They said the fee was hiked by over 40 percent from last year...
  • Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20 March 14, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com Inc plans to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by 25 per cent to $99 starting next week, a move announced on Thursday that risks losing customers for a feature that has helped drive its business. The increase comes about six weeks after Amazon warned...
  • Legalities of messenger service charges to be examined: Telecom Secy February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Telecom Secretary MF Farooqui that legal possibilities have to be examined before charging licence fee from messenger services like Whatsapp. The remarks came after telecom companies said there should be licence fee on messenger services. Here is an excerpt from the interview: CNBC: There are telecom companies I was speaking to...
  • BHU withdraws fee hike for all courses following protests January 30, 2014

    The Banaras Hindu University on Wednesday withdrew the hike in fees for all the courses following a protest by students at the varsity premises over the demand. The students' demand was conveyed to the academic council after which the Vice-Chancellor withdrew the hike, BHU's Press, Publication and Publicity cell Chairman Ravi...
  • FIR against Mallya, Kingfisher for non-payment of airport fees October 25, 2013

    An FIR was filed against liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines on a criminal complaint by Bangalore International Airport Limited for non-payment of user development fees and passenger service fees to it on Friday. "We have filed an FIR against Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Airlines...," Assistant Police Commissioner...
  • BJP charges party workers Rs 5 to attend Narendra Modi meet in Bhopal September 18, 2013

    Bhopal: The Bharatiya Janata Party has charged its party workers Rs 5 per head for attending a mass meeting to be held in Bhopal on September 25, which will be addressed by its prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The major highlight of the mass meeting would be...
  • Parent turns CJ to fight unauthorized school fee hike August 4, 2013

    CJ Shailesh Waghmare and his fellow parents banded together to fight an unauthorized school fee hike by their childrens' school in Faridabad. Watch to see how they used courts, RTI and more to protest the fee hike. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show August 4, 2013

    This week's show features stories from all over India, including those of a school fee hike that's putting pressure on families, a neighborhood lake that's become infested with dead fish, an ailing orphanage, and many more. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist show August 2, 2013

    This week on the show, one CJ fights the exorbitant costs of school education, a report on the poor condition of orphanages in Kashmir, plus, your videos/pictures and much more. Watch the show on Saturday @ 9:30 PM. ...
  • When will BJP impose speaking tax: Cong on Modi's Hyderabad rally fee July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has targeted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi now over the proposal to charge Rs 5 from those attending his rally in Hyderabad next month. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has in fact called it monitising democracy and pure fascism. "The tax reflects their own appreciation of...
  • Non-tuition fees in schools July 9, 2013

    The past couple of months have seen protests by the parents of schoolchildren in cities as varied as Delhi and Ranchi, Mumbai and Jamshedpur. And this is not the first time that hikes in school fees at the beginning of the academic year have been followed by protests and petitions...
  • Goa: Transporters' stir against toll fee continues May 14, 2013

    Panaji: The transporters continued their strike in Goa on the second day on Tuesday, refusing to withdraw it until the government resolves the issue of toll fee levied on the non-Goan vehicles entering the state. "The strike will continue till Goa government resolves the issue. Today is the second day...
  • Reconsider Income Tax Act amendment : Modi to Chidambaram April 28, 2013

    Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has urged the Centre to reconsider amendment in Income Tax Act to disallow levies imposed by state governments on PSUs for imposition and computation of income tax. "The working of the proposed amendment is such that it would give wide discretionary powers...
  • IIM Lucknow reduces fees of post-graduate programme April 12, 2013

    Lucknow: In a first, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow on Friday reduced the fees for its post-graduate programme in management for the academic term 2013-2015. The IIM's director Devi Singh said the fees were being slashed by 10 per cent from the current Rs 12 lakh to Rs...
  • Train travel to be costlier from Monday April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Travelling in trains will become costlier from Monday as the hike in reservation, tatkal, cancellation fees and some other charges announced in the rail budget will come into effect. According to railway ministry, reservation fee for AC classes will go up by Rs.15 to 25 per ticket while reservation...
  • Haryana: 1448 corruption complaints received in past one year March 25, 2013

    Chandigarh: As many as 1448 complaints relating to corruption have been received in the past one year in Haryana, state Lokayukta Justice (Retd) Pritam Pal said in Chandigarh on Sunday. Out of these, action has been taken in 900 cases and investigations into remaining complaints will be completed soon, he said....
  • Now NRI's can pay fee online for information under RTI March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Post has launched electronic version of Indian Postal Order - eIPO - which will help NRIs to pay fee online for seeking information under the RTI Act. "Department of Posts on Friday in association with Department of Personnel and Training launched Electronic Indian Postal Order...
  • Axe the tax: Parents demand more tax breaks on tuition fees February 19, 2013

    Mumbai: In the run up to the Budget Session, CNN-IBN's 'Axe the tax' touches upon upon tax breaks on tuition fees. With educational costs rising, most parents believe more tax exemptions are required. CNN-IBN met up with a family in Mumbai. Two and a half year old Supriya will start school...
  • School cannot oust children for non-payment of fees: K'taka HC February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Relief for protesting parents against the hike of fee in unaided private school in Bangalore as the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, while hearing a batch of petitions filed by a Parents Association on the hike of fee, passed an interim order that schools cannot oust the children...
  • IIT undergraduate fee hiked to Rs 90,000 per year January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council on Monday gave a go-ahead to the proposed hike in the tuition fee for undergraduate students. With the go-ahead to the proposal, the fee will be hiked from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000 per year from 2013. The announcement was made by...
  • Flying out of Delhi to get cheaper from Tuesday December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Flying out of Delhi would become cheaper from Tuesday, with the development fee (DF) charged by the operator of IGI airport being reduced by Rs 100 for domestic and Rs 700 per international passenger. The decision of GMR-led Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to slash the charges followed a...
  • Apple pays $21 mn to use Swiss railway clock design November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Apple, who was of late accused of copying the design of the iconic Swiss Railway station clock for the new iPad clock app in iOS 6, reportedly paid about $21 million for the right to license the clock's design, reports mashable citing the local Swiss publication Tages-Anzeiger. The clock...
  • Law to end the menace of capitation fee soon November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Ministry will bring a new bill to stop the menace capitation fees in medical and engineering colleges. The bill proposes stern action against the guilty institutions. Despite opposition by Bihar and other states, the Central Government has stuck to his decision to implement the Right...