Costly

  • Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study 6 days ago

    Oslo: Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,...
  • After SpiceJet, IndiGo enters fare war, lowers fares to Rs 999 September 2, 2014

    Budget carrier IndiGo on Tuesday started promotional air fares by offering discounted one-way fares starting at a low of Rs 999 (all inclusive one-way fare), a day after SpiceJet started its offer of Rs.499 one-way charge. According to IndiGo, its Delhi-Japiur flight is priced at Rs.999 one-way, follwoed by Rs.1,399 Srinagar-Chandigarh....
  • India moving to low-cost devices faster than other markets: Lenovo September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian market may be flooded with affordable smartphones with indications of prices declining further, but Chinese tech giant Lenovo believes that providing a good device at a low price point has become a major challenge. According to Lenovo India Managing Director Amar Babu, the transition to low-cost devices...
  • Low-cost smartphones boost Android: Survey August 17, 2014

    Washington: A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and accounted...
  • Maintenance of each MP flat costs Rs 2.95 lakh a year August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The average annual cost of maintenance of each flat in North and South Avenues meant for Members of Parliament is Rs 2.95 lakh, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. The expenditure incurred per year on the maintenance of the MPs' flats in South and North Avenues per year since...
  • Jet to stop low-cost services, to merge them with parent carrier August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways, which reported Rs 217 crore net loss in the June quarter, on Monday said that it will be exiting low-cost services and will merge its two no-frills brands with parent full service carrier. "By the end of this year, there will be no JetLite and Jet Konnect brands...
  • Flynas to operate Jeddah-Hyderabad flights from August July 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Flynas, a low-cost airline from Saudi Arabia, has announced it will operate its first services to India beginning next month with two weekly flights each from Jeddah to Hyderabad and Jeddah to Kozhikode. The flights to Hyderabad will be operated Saturdays and Wednesdays starting Aug 16 and to Kozhikode (Calicut)...
  • Spice to soon launch Firefox, Android One phones in India; Firefox phones to cost Rs 1,500, Android One phones Rs 6,000 July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Spice today said it will bring the much-awaited Rs 1,500-Firefox and Rs 6,000-Android One smartphones to India before Diwali. Earlier this year, Mozilla (developer of Firefox web browser) had tied up with Indian firms - Intex and Spice - to bring smartphones priced at USD...
  • Aadhar Housing Finance forays into Rajasthan, opens branches in 7 cities July 17, 2014

    Aadhar Housing Finance Limited, a segment-focused housing finance company, said it has entered Rajasthan with the simultaneous launch of branches at seven cities in the state. The branches were opened in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Alwar, Bikaner and Bhilwada. The company provides housing finance to lower income consumer segments -- both...
  • SpiceJet offers 10 lakh tickets for travel in 2015 starting Rs 999 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Low-fare airline SpiceJet has come up with another offer with ticket prices as low as Rs 999. The offer is open from July to July 10 for air travel between January 6, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Ten lakh tickets are up for grabs under the offer. While...
  • World Cup 2014: Ecuador edge past Honduras to stay alive June 21, 2014

    Brazil: Ecuador forward Enner Valencia scored twice in a 2-1 comeback victory over Honduras on Friday that kept his team in contention at the World Cup. Ecuador moved into second spot in Group E with a match remaining against group-leading France, who have had two dominating wins. Honduras took the lead in...
  • Connaught Place eighth most expensive office place in world June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Connaught Place in Delhi has slipped one notch to become the world's eighth costliest office destination, property consultant CBRE said on Thursday. Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) was ranked sixteenth, and Nariman Point at thirty-second in the list of Top 50 Costliest Global Office Markets. Delhi's Connaught Place...
  • WPI inflation at five-month high of 6.01 per cent in May June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Wholesale prices-based inflation in May accelerated to a five-month high of 6.01 per cent, driven up by higher food and fuel costs, government data showed on Monday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI) compared with a 5.4 per cent year-on-year jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • Low-cost Android handsets drive smartphone sales: Report May 29, 2014

    Washington: Global smartphone sales will jump 23 per cent this year to more than 1.2 billion units, fuelled by growth of low-cost handsets in emerging markets, a research firm said Wednesday. An IDC survey said smartphone sales will maintain an annual growth rate of 12.3 per cent through 2018. Much of the...
  • Low-cost devices, 4G networks drive smartphone sales May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone shipments rose in Q1 of 2014, driven by strong demand in emerging markets, availability of low-cost devices and the proliferation of 4G networks, even as reduced consumer spending after the holiday season affected handset sales, according to research firm IDC. Global smartphone sales grew 28.6 per cent...
  • Videocon A29 with 4-inch display, 3.2MP camera launched in India at Rs 5,799 April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Videocon has launched a new smartphone in India. Named Videocon A29, the phone has a 4-inch display (480x800) and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2. It is a dual-SIM phone and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. The Videocon A29 has a 3.2 megapixel...
  • LS poll cost jumps 80 times, from Rs 10 crore to Rs 846 crore April 8, 2014

    The poll holding exercise has witnessed a whopping jump by 80 times to Rs 846 crore since 1952 when it was mere Rs 10 crore. The entire expenditure on actual conduct of elections to Lok Sabha is borne by the government of India and such expenditure on conduct of election to...
  • SpiceJet offers lowest fare of Re 1 April 1, 2014

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet, which lowered its fares by up to 75 per cent last quarter, on Tuesday offered fares as low as Re 1 across its domestic network with limited period bookings, putting its rivals on the mat. Besides, the Gurgaon-based airline also announced two more special schemes, offering travellers tickets...
  • India to build 200 low cost airports March 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: India plans to build 200 low cost airports in the next 20 years to connect tier-II and tier-III cities, said a civil aviation ministry official. This will be one of the focus areas of India Aviation 2014, the country's largest civil aviation exhibition and conference beginning from Wednesday. The...
  • Aakash 4 tablet to be available in India in the next 45 days for Rs 3,999: Kapil Sibal February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said low-cost tablet PC Aakash 4 will be available in the market in around one and a half months for Rs 3,999. "Aakash 4 will be available in the market in one or one and a half months. Its a...
  • New PAN card to cost Rs 105 January 28, 2014

    New PAN cards issued by the Income Tax department will cost Rs 105, including taxes. The I-T department has recently notified new procedures for verifying personal and proprietary data of an individual or entity for allotment of new PAN cards. The step, sources said, has been taken in order to weed...
  • The first low-cost BlackBerry 10 phone likely to come by April December 24, 2013

    Taipei: Foxconn's BlackBerry Ltd deal marks the Taiwanese firm's biggest step up the value chain - a chance to not just assemble smartphones, but help design them, too. The agreement to design and market phones starting in Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous country but an under-penetrated market, is a boon to...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: India's Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK at £30 December 17, 2013

    London: A commercial version of India's low-cost Aakash 2 tablet computer was launched in Britain at a cost of 30 pounds. The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UK-based company Datawind, is based on Aakash 2, which is mainly used by students in India and was designed to provide cheap internet access...
  • Datawind launches low-cost 5-inch phones; prices start at Rs 3,499 December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Low-cost Aakash tablet maker Datawind made a foray into touch-screen smartphone segment with the launch of three handsets at a price starting from Rs 3,499, which are equipped with its patented mobile internet technology. "We have been able to break price barrier in smartphones....
  • Pay more for safety, banks may raise ATM cost by Rs 6 per transaction December 7, 2013

    Mumbai: ATM usage is likely to get costlier as banks are planning to hike ATM charges by Rs 6 per transaction. The proposal to hike charges comes after a few state governments asked banks to tighten security at ATMs following the brutal assault of a customer inside an ATM in...
  • Moto G review: Not the best, but worth its price December 4, 2013

    New York: You're not getting the best or the latest technology with Motorola's $179 Moto G smartphone. What you do get is a great price for something close. Motorola bills the Moto G as the phone for the rest of us - the ones who can't afford $500 to $700 for...
  • Motorola hints at Moto G's India availability November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Motorola's newest smartphone, the Moto G could be making its way into India. Though we have not seen any new phone from Motorola in India since the company shut down its India website and trimmed down its operations in India, but a teaser post from Motorola on its...
  • Home, auto loans to be costlier as RBI hikes policy rate October 29, 2013

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday hiked a key policy interest rate by 0.25 per cent in less than two months to curb inflation, but eased some rupee support measures. The move would make home, auto and other loans costlier. In its second quarter review of the monetary policy...