a week or two ago I got a 24" Dell monitor (S2409W) for 12750 INR (~275 USD) and I'm very pleased with it
Samsung is good as well but they don't sell 24" monitors here so I had to go with Dell
Heard good things about BenQ but their Dead Pixel policy sucks. Dell will swap panels if you have 5 or more (1/3 or more if it's a premium panel). BenQ doesn't do that. Samsung has a 5 dead pixel policy as well I think.
I had a LG CRT once and it wasn't great. It was OK, just not great. It was a CRT and this was back in 2002 so I can't really compare
I currently have a 24" Dell LCD and a 4 odd year old 17" Samsung panel. I like both. So the only point of distinction would be the features on either versus what you need in your budget