Fund Raising

  • Social activists launch Rs 10 meal to counter AAP's Rs 10,000 gala dinner March 14, 2014

    Two social activists on Thursday put up a stall to sell meals costing Rs 10 as a counter to the Aam Aadmi Party's much-touted gala fund-raising dinner at a four-star hotel that cost Rs 10,000 per plate. The Rs 10 per plate meal offered a simple, local traditional "zunkha bhakhar and...
  • In Nagpur, pay Rs 10,000 for dinner with Kejriwal March 11, 2014

    Nagpur: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is organising a fund-raising dinner with its national president Arvind Kejriwal as host at a price of Rs 10,000 per person on March 13 at a luxury hotel in Sadar in Nagpur. The party is getting response for the event and the number of those...
  • Dine with Kejriwal for Rs 20,000; AAP to hold fund raising party at Bangalore March 9, 2014

    Bangalore: As it seeks to gain a toehold in Karnataka, Aam Aadmi Party is scheduled to hold fund raising dinner during party chief Arvind Kejriwal's two-day visit to the city towards weekend. The event is being co-ordinated by former Infosys Board Member and party's prospective candidate from Bangalore Central, V Balakrishnan,...
  • Six-year-old Flipkart raises $160 million in latest funding drive October 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Flipkart, one of India's largest e-commerce companies, has raised $160 million from private equity investors, taking the total to $360 million in its recent fund raising drive to build and strengthen technology and bolster its supply chain. The Bangalore-based company had raised $200 million in July from existing investors including...
  • Michelle Obama loses her cool after protestor interrupts her speech June 6, 2013

    US First Lady Michelle Obama lost her cool on Tuesday when a protestor interrupted her speech at a fundraising event. Michelle was reportedly so distressed by the interruption that she threatened to leave. The protestor was demanding equality for gays and lesbians. ...
  • US: Protestor interrupts Michelle Obama's speech June 5, 2013

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama threatened to leave a Democratic Party fundraising event after she was repeatedly interrupted during her speech by a protester, who demanded equality for gays and lesbians. Michelle was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Washington on late Tuesday when pro-LGBT...
  • WB chit fund scam: Mamata facing deepest crisis ahead of panchayat polls? April 23, 2013

    Amid growing public outrage over an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme run by Saradha group, market regulator has begun a fresh probe into the fund-raising activities of the Kolkata-based entity. The capital market regulator is looking into whether its Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) regulations were violated while raising funds from the...
  • Has WB's chit fund scam flourished under political patronage? April 23, 2013

    Amid growing public outrage over an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme run by Saradha group, market regulator has begun a fresh probe into the fund-raising activities of the Kolkata-based entity. The capital market regulator is looking into whether its Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) regulations were violated while raising funds from the...
  • Chit fund scam: Sebi begins probe against Saradha Group April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid growing public outrage over an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme run by Saradha group, market regulator has begun a fresh probe into the fund-raising activities of the Kolkata-based entity. The capital market regulator is looking into whether its Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) regulations were violated while raising funds...
  • Rs 55 cr and counting: SEBI's expense bill to Sahara April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Market regulator SEBI has incurred initial costs of more than Rs 55 crore in its humongous task of facilitating Rs 24,000-crore refund to bondholders of two Sahara firms after verifying their credentials and Saharas would have to clear all these bills. The final expense bill of the Securities...
  • Outraised Obama seeks more donations August 7, 2012

    Washington: Outraised by his Republican rival Mitt Romney for third consecutive month, the Obama campaign has sent a mass letter to its supporters seeking more donations from them. The emailed letter also said the campaign would be in trouble, if they did not step up. "We got beat, three months in a...
  • SC allows SEBI to seek info from Sahara firms January 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said SEBI was entitled to seek all necessary information from two Sahara group firms on how resources were being raised but refused to stay the companies' ongoing fund-mopping exercise. The apex court was hearing market regulator's petition against an Allahabad High Court order staying...
  • Man bikes across US to raise funds for Indian kids August 12, 2010

    Washington: Age did not deter this 67-year-old American, who worked as a teacher in India for a couple of years, from undertaking a 3,831- mile bicycle tour across America to raise $ 14,500 for the education of children in India's rural areas. Lauren Brown, who was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, taught...
  • Tina Ambani gets arty for a cause September 12, 2006

    Santiniketan: Art lover and wife of business tycoon Anil Ambani, Tina Ambani, joined eminent painter Jogen Choudhury in drawing a sketch on canvas at Santiniketan on Monday evening, as part of a fund-raising event. The programme, to continue on Tuesday, is part of a painting session organised by a Delhi-based organization...