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Tamil Nadu CM defends shower of freebies, says AIADMK is 'pro-poor'

Tamil Nadu CM defends shower of freebies, says AIADMK is 'pro-poor'

"I do agree we have announced that we have promised freebie schemes. It is because the AIADMK party led by me is always on the side of the poor," she said at an election rally while referring to Opposition's criticism over it.

Drug makers' tax benefit claim on freebies, gifts unlawful: CAG

Slamming the practice of pharma companies offering freebies and gifts to doctors, government auditor CAG said that drug makers have claimed tax benefits on such expenses despite these being prohibited by law.

Consumer durable firms expect festive sales to ring in Acche Din

To attract buyers, durable makers are offering freebies like hard disk drive, DVD players, carrying case and accessories.

Political parties oppose restriction in announcing freebies

Major political parties barring the Bahujan Samaj Party on Monday opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies in election manifestos.

Promising freebies disturbs democracy, SC tells parties

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that promises made by them in their manifestoes to give freebies do not amount to corruption.

Jaya announces freebies for school students

Boys from class six and above would now get full-pants
instead of half pants, while girls will be given `salwar

BJP releases manifesto; comes down on DMK, AIADMK freebies

Coming down heavily against promise
of freebies by DMK and AIADMK for the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, BJP assured the people it would provide
an "honest" and "transparent" government if voted to power.

Distribution of freebies in TN a worrying trend: CEC

Promise of providing freebies
like mixies and laptops to the people by political parties in
Tamil Nadu is a "disturbing" trend, Chief Election
Commissioner S Y Quraishi said here on Friday.

‘Freebies to poor akin to tax sops for the rich’

Freebies like TVs and grinder-mixers given to the poor by the government are similar to tax exemptions to the rich and corporates, PMK leader S Ramadoss said here on Monday.

More freebies to retired babus of Air India

The Civil Aviation Ministry
has decided to give all its previous secretaries life-long
free upgrades on air tickets to first class and access to
lounges at any airport in the country.