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The report, based on field studies, analysis and estimation, found that they spent 700 rupees per voter or nearly one billion rupees in each parliamentary constituency.(Reuters FILE)

India’s bitterly fought poll becomes the world’s most expensive: Report

By Bibhudatta Pradhan and Shivani Kumaresan | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:55 PM IST
About $6.5 billion was spent ‘during the US presidential and congressional races in 2016, according to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks money in American politics.
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The world’s biggest democracy will soon hold what’s likely to be one of the world’s costliest elections. India’s six-week-long vote will span the Himalayan range in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, the Thar desert in the west and the mangroves of the Sundarbans in the east.(AFP Photo)
The world’s biggest democracy will soon hold what’s likely to be one of the world’s costliest elections. India’s six-week-long vote will span the Himalayan range in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, the Thar desert in the west and the mangroves of the Sundarbans in the east.(AFP Photo)

Why India’s election is among the world’s most expensive

By Archana Chaudhary and Jeanette Rodrigues, Bloomberg | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 07:49 AM IST
This time the polling exercise, due to start on April 11 and be completed by May 19, will cost an unprecedented 500 billion rupees ($7 billion), according to the New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies. About $6.5 billion was spent during the US presidential and congressional races in 2016.
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The cover of Newspaper English, written by veteran journalist Kiran Thakur.(Amazon.in)
The cover of Newspaper English, written by veteran journalist Kiran Thakur.(Amazon.in)

Use of difficult English by journalists drives readers away: New book

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 05:53 PM IST
Newspaper English by veteran journalist and media academician Kiran Thakur sheds light on how scribes, more than often, resort to a language that is not “plain and simple”, but is heavily jargonised.
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