Foreign Travel

  • How the rupee fall will impact you August 28, 2013

    The rupee, which reached 68 vs US dollar on Wednesday, hasn't been this bad in over 18 years. It is going to affect the common man in many ways like expensive foreign travel, costlier imported goods and higher EMIs. Here's how the depreciating rupee can affect your wallet: ...
  • Sonia Gandhi to address Congress rally in Gujarat October 3, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will be in Gujarat on Wednesday to kick off her party's campaign for the Assembly elections. She will address a rally at Rajkot and sources say Sonia is likely to announce drought relief packages for Gujarat's farmers. Her visit comes a day after Chief Minister...
  • Now, RTI activist targets Modi over foreign travel October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy over whether leaders should share the details of expenses incurred on their travel is getting fierce. There is more embarrassment for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a social activist in Vadodara has accused Modi's office of failing to share information for more than five...
  • Govt bans 5-star hotel meetings, foreign travel May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Launching an austerity drive to contain expenditure, the government today banned creation of new posts in its departments and holding their meetings in five-star hotels besides imposing curbs on foreign travel. The Finance Ministry has also asked all ministries and departments to reduce non-Plan...
  • Save on this: it costs a lot to keep the PM flying September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Austerity is the trip to take this season. Ministers and MPs are flying economy class and some are even taking the train. But there is one politician whose travel can't be compromised upon: the Prime Minister. An amount of Rs 230.35 crore was spent on transporting Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Swine flu: 3 more cases in India takes total to 8 June 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Swine flu which seemed to be distant to India now seems closer than ever. The alarming news is that three new Swine flu cases have now been reported from Hyderabad which takes the total number of confirmed cases in India to eight. The two confirmed cases have been reported...
  • Foreign trips get cheaper as rupee hits 9-year high September 26, 2007

    New Delhi: The rupee is gaining strength day by day. The currency appreciated further hitting a high of 39.85 against a weakening dollar on the back of fresh capital inflows and weakness in dollar overseas. The strong rupee brings good news for imported products like electronics and for people traveling...