Expensive

  • Elephants, flamenco dancers, castles and private shows by filmstars: 6 super expensive Indian weddings straight out of Bollywood 6 days ago

    It is one thing to own an empire and be known for your wealth, but it's quite another to actually give an insecurity complex to the rich and famous by hosting a wedding so lavish that it will be discussed for years to come.These celebrity weddings had film stars and...
  • EC can probe paid news, disqualify those lying about poll expenses: SC May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission can probe complaints of paid news and disqualify candidates lying about their poll expenses. The remarks came in the backdrop of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan challenging Election Commission jurisdiction to probe his poll expenses. The Supreme Court...
  • Black money may account for 1/3rd of Rs 30k crore poll expenses April 1, 2014

    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 candidates...
  • Photos: The 5 most expensive cities in the world March 4, 2014

    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 March 4, 2014

    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 February 13, 2014

    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 like...
  • Sebi did not use Sahara money for own expenses: Government December 10, 2013

    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 the...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's home street world's second most expensive area November 20, 2013

    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 leading...
  • Parties to bear all expenses of star campaigners: EC October 23, 2013

    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 candidate,...
  • Ishant Sharma: a horror story October 20, 2013

    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 September 10, 2013

    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 within...
  • Haryana: Khap bans villagers from having feasts at marriage parties August 23, 2013

    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 Jhhoju-Dadri...
  • The Last Word: Should EC re-examine election expenses? July 2, 2013

    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 July 1, 2013

    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 June 23, 2013

    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 business...
  • 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...
  • Budget 2013: Mobile phones priced above Rs 2,000 may get costlier February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: In the 2013 Union Budget presented on Thursday, Finance Mininter P Chidambaram has proposed an increase in excise duty on mobile phones priced above Rs 2,000 from the existing 1 per cent to 6 per cent. This surge in excise duty may lead to increase in prices of mobile...
  • Mumbai: Partying gets expensive ahead of new year December 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Authorities in Mumbai are playing party pooper ahead of the new year's eve. They have come up with a list of new regulations that will make partying costlier. Mumbaikars partying this Christmas and new year will have to shell out at least 25 per cent more as the city administration...
  • Mumbai: Partying gets expensive ahead of new year December 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Authorities in Mumbai are playing party pooper ahead of the new year's eve. They have come up with a list of new regulations that will make partying costlier. Mumbaikars partying this Christmas and new year will have to shell out at least 25 per cent more as the city administration...
  • Sonia sounds poll bugle, targets Modi govt October 4, 2012

    Rajkot: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday sounded the poll bugle in Gujarat that is already witnessing personal attacks on the leaders, claiming that only her party has the capability to provide a government which can take the state on the path of inclusive development. Sonia, who addressed an election...
  • Taxpayers have a right to know where their money is spent: Ex-CIC October 3, 2012

    Former Chief Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has said that the taxpayer has the right to know if his or her money is spent on politicians' travel. He said that while medical records are off the RTI ambit, expenses can be revealed. "It doesn't matter what the expense was for -...
  • Full text: CIC reply on Sonia Gandhi's treatment expenses October 3, 2012

    The CIC on Wednesday replied to the RTI filed to seek information on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's treatment expenses. In its reply, the CIC said that there is no record of any expenditure incurred by government on Sonia's treatment. Below is the full text of the letter: Central Information Commission, New...
  • Modi deflecting attention from main issues: Cong October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: AICC spokesman Manish Tewari on Wednesday said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has malafide intentions. "The locus of Modi is malafide as he does not apply the same norms on himself. His office is not responding to the RTI filed," said Tewari. He said that Modi is...
  • 'Delhi, Mumbai among cheapest cities around world' September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The country's capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai have been ranked among the least expensive cities around the world by a survey, as prices for many goods and services are lowest in these two metropolises. According to a research by Swiss Banking major UBS, Delhi and Mumbai are at...
  • Mumbai: Now, pay more for your daily bread August 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Soon, it may become laughable to call our ubiquitous vada pav a poor man’s burger, thanks to a sudden sharp rise in bread prices, starting on Friday. The price of packaged white bread and laadi pav has been notched up by a good Rs 2 — weight-watchers too have...
  • FTN: Are Indians ready for austerity? May 23, 2012

    Politicians and bureaucrats are spending lakhs on their foreign travel. Are Indians ready for austerity? ...
  • Ministers, VVIPs tour expenses rise ten fold May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Expenses on foreign and domestic tours of central ministers and VVIPs rose by more than ten times to Rs 678.52 crore in 2011-12, up from Rs 56.16 crore in the previous year. The tour expenses increased from Rs 46.95 crore in the budget estimates of 2011-12 to Rs 499.89...
  • Flying from Chennai to cost more May 7, 2012

    NEW DELHI: The price for various services at Chennai Airport may see a 90 per cent hike as Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed a User Development Fee (UDF) of Rs 160 and Rs 500 on domestic and international passengers, respectively.The proposal for UDF as well as other charges...
  • Monitor poll expenses strictly: EC to state CEOs April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commision on Wednesday laid stress on strengthening election expenditure monitoring mechanism and asked polls officials to focus on training of its officials in this regard. On the concluding day of the two-day conference of chief electoral officials (CEOs), top EC officials asked the CEOs of states...