India spends only 0.9 percent of its GDP on research and development, which is much below China, Britain and Israel, and needs to step up expenditure on this front, President Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday.
The Comptroller and Auditor General
has slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for
incurring an "extra" expenditure of Rs 66 crore on her two
dream projects - B R Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram memorials here.
The CAG on Friday hauled up the
National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT)
for incurring an extra expenditure of over Rs one crore due to
non-disposal of obsolete books within the stipulated time.
In an effort to curb "money
power" in elections, poll authorities in Andhra Pradesh have
constituted special committees to monitor the expenditure of
candidates on a daily basis in the bypolls to 12 assembly
Karnataka Government has decided to provide Rs 6,000 each as annual grants to 3,600 temples in the state to enable priests meet daily pooja expenses, minister for Religious Endowments and Home Dr VS Acharya said here on Wednesday.