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Kamal Haasan not in favour of total prohibition on liquor, rules out freebies in TN

Kamal Haasan not in favour of total prohibition on liquor, rules out freebies in TN

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is not in favour total prohibition as he believes that it would do more harm than good.

Mar 01, 2018, 15:03 PM IST
UP Assembly Elections: Akhilesh Yadav promises more freebies, says committed to people of state

UP Assembly Elections: Akhilesh Yadav promises more freebies, says committed to people of state

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said he will soon be announcing more schemes like the distribution of free laptops and smart phones to the people of his state.

Sep 08, 2016, 17:28 PM IST
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.

May 09, 2016, 00:37 AM IST

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.

May 10, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

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.

Sep 14, 2014, 14:58 PM IST

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.

Aug 12, 2013, 16:22 PM IST

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.

Jul 05, 2013, 12:15 PM IST

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
kameez`.

Jan 18, 2012, 16:25 PM IST

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.

Mar 26, 2011, 17:44 PM IST

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.

Mar 25, 2011, 23:03 PM IST

‘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.

Mar 21, 2011, 15:58 PM IST

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.

Mar 27, 2010, 20:31 PM IST

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