Electricity Bills

  • State pays electricity bill of 4 Uttarakhand ex-CMs worth Rs 29 lakh May 6, 2014

    Four former chief ministers of Uttarakhand consumed electricity worth Rs 29 lakh for free for over five years. According to an RTI reply got by an NGO, Rs 29 lakh of public money was spent in over five years for the power consumption of three former chief ministers of the BJP...
  • High electricity bill due to uninterrupted power supply: Dikshit June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Slamming BJP for politicising the power tariff issue, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said consumers are receiving higher electricity bills due to round the clock power supply in the city. Justifying the current tariff structure, she said the cost of power production has increased significantly in...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal refuses to seek bail in defamation case June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to seek bail in a defamation case filed against him by the political secretary of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for his alleged "derogatory remarks" against power tariff hike protests. Standing firm in the court on not seeking bail,...
  • Delhi: AAP protests against inflated water, electricity bills April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party, which is protesting at Janata Mantar in New Delhi against inflated electricity and water bills, said it will deliver 10,50,000 letters to the Chief Minister's residence on Sunday. The letters, addressing various issues in the city, have been written by the people of Delhi...
  • Receive protest letters or we will march to Sheila Dikshit's residence: AAP April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday threatened to march to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence on next Sunday if her government does not receive over 10 lakh letters refusing to pay "inflated" power and water bills. In a letter to Dikshit, AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said...
  • Kejriwal's fast attempts to establish AAP's credentials April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After 14 days and more than a million letters of resistance against high electricity and water tariffs, Arvind Kejriwal looking visibly frail - broke his fast in Sunder Nagri. The party that asked the aam aadmi to non-violently disobey the law and stop paying power bills made yet...
  • The Last Word: Is Kejriwal's fast, campaign against water and power bills justified? April 2, 2013

    It is Day 11 of Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's fast against inflated power and water bills in Delhi. ...
  • Kejriwal loses 7 kgs as his fast enters Day 11 April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: It is Day 11 of Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's fast against inflated power and water bills in Delhi. The AAP leader has lost 7 kgs during his fast, but his vitals are normal. However, the activist-turned-politician has promised to go on even as the turnout...
  • AAP's rally to Delhi CM's house stopped at Pragati Maidan April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's fast against Delhi's power tariff has entered the tenth day on Monday. The Delhi Police stopped the party's rally near Pragati Maidan on Monday. Police told them that a small delegation will be allowed to meet Dikshit. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said...
  • Delhi: AAP to submit 6 lakh letters to CM on power tariff March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: As Arvind Kejriwal's indefinite fast against "inflated" power bills entered the ninth day on Sunday, his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said it will deliver on Monday over 6.38 lakh letters it collected from Delhiites to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit urging her to cut power tariff. In a statement, AAP...
  • Anna meets Kejriwal, asks him to call off fast March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare has appealed to Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal to call off his fast. Hazare met his former Team Anna colleague at a Delhi slum on Friday at around 10:50 pm. This is the first time that both Anna and Kejriwal came on a...
  • Kejriwal's fast enters seventh day, doctors say he's lost 6 kgs March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal's fast has entered the seventh day on Friday. The activist-turned-politician has been on a fast against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and inflated electricity bills in the capital. His health has been deteriorating. On Thursday, doctors had announced that Kejriwal has lost...
  • Kejriwal's indefinite fast fails to attract public March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: As Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal enters fourth day of his indefinite fast against "illegal" electricity and water bills in Delhi, the turnout of people in Sundernagri, where he is holding what he calls a "civil disobedience movement", remains thin. While there has been a...
  • Kejriwal may appear in court in connection with a defamation case March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal is expected to appear before a Delhi court on Wednesday in connection with a criminal defamation case. The complaint was filed on behalf of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly making baseless allegations against her on a television show. Kejriwal had accused the Congress minister...
  • Kejriwal announces indefinite fast against rising power bills in Delhi March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has announced an indefinite fast and a civil disobedience movement against rising electricity and water prices in Delhi. Kejriwal will go on his indefinite fast from March 23. While announcing his protest and hunger strike, Kejriwal appealed to the residents of Delhi...
  • Dikshit in damage control mode over power bill remark February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: After drawing strong criticism for asking Delhiites to cut use of power if they cannot pay high electricity bill, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was in a damage control mode on Monday as she said her comments were taken out of context. "My comments were wrongly interpreted. May be...
  • AP battles power shortage, govt levies surcharge December 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: It is a nightmare for Andhra Pradesh residents who are puzzled why they are being charged double this month for the same amount of power consumption as the last. The consumers are upset after the state government's decision to levy a fuel surcharge on electricity which is pushing up...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal on dharna outside BSES office October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal sat on a dharna outside the office of BSES in Delhi. His protest is a part of his campaign against rising electricity prices in the capital. His attempts to meet the employees of electricity companies seemed to have run into trouble on Monday....
  • AP: Now pay electricity bills through mobile phones October 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government, in association with Airtel, has developed a service that would allow customers to make electricity bill payments through their mobile phones. The new service would be launched on Monday by the state's Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ponnala Lakshmaiah, K Gopinatha, the director, Electronic...
  • 'Kejriwal's campaign electricity bills irresponsible' October 10, 2012

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has slammed India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal's campaign against inflated electricity bills in Delhi, calling it 'irresponsible'. "In New Delhi, record electricity was consumed, more than 5,500 MV. You and I have done so. Naturally the prices will go up. In this situation, to...
  • Delhi: Man sells TV to pay Rs 4500 electricity bill October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The man whose power connection was reconnected by anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal bowed to the law after he sold off his television set to take a loan and pay his bill dues. Roshan Sharma said, "My family and I were being harassed. So I sold our TV and...
  • Power price hike: BJP tries to steal Kejriwal's thunder October 8, 2012

    While his revelations against Robert Vadra took everybody by surprise, it is Arvind Kejriwal's continuous campaign against the power price hike that seems to gain some popular support. ...
  • Kejriwal protests at DERC office against power bills October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Social activist Arvind Kejriwal on Monday protested at the office of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) against inflated electricity bills. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel, who was already present at the protest venue, gheraoed the Chairman of the DERC, PD Sudhakar. They demanded that the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to protest at DERC today October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Activist Arvind Kejriwal will carry on his crusade against the Delhi government over inflated electricity bills for the third day in a row. He has planned to protest outside the office of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday. Since Saturday, the IAC member and his associates have...
  • Kejriwal, supporters burn power bills in Delhi October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In his run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections, anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal took on the Delhi government on Sunday, burning electricity bills, which he said were inflated, in Satyam Puram area of Jharoda Kalan. It is an unauthorised colony where Kailash Sharma, a middle aged shop keeper died...
  • Kejriwal remains defiant, to continue 'bijli-paani satyagraha' October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A defiant anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal will take to the streets again on Sunday and is expected to burn inflated electricity bills in the capital again. Kejriwal is taking on the Delhi government over inflated electricity bills and will continue his campaign for Delhi Assembly Elections by burning...
  • Arvind Kejriwal launches 'bijli-paani satyagraha' October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Activist Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched a 'bijli-paani satyagraha' in New Delhi to protest against 'inflated' power and water bills and hike in tariffs by restoring electricity connection to the household of a labourer which was disconnected for non-payment of bills. The protest was launched at Tigri Colony...
  • Rise against corruption, Kejriwal exhorts nation October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Live updates: 11.40 am: Protesters burn electricity bills. Arvind Kejriwal calls it a 'bijli paani satyagraha' against inflated electricity and water bills. "The Congress government has created anarchy in Delhi. How will a poor man who earns Rs 9,000 pay a bill of Rs 15,000?" asks Kejriwal. 10.30 am:...
  • Kejriwal to launch political campaign today October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist and India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal will on Saturday launch his campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections and his stir against the inflated power bills in the capital. He is expected to kick off his campaign against soaring electricity bills by restoring the power...
  • Team Kejriwal protests against power tariff at Jantar Mantar September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Team Kejriwal is staging a public protest against the power tarrif hike that was effected in the capital. Arvind Kejriwal along with Prashant Bhushan, Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas are protesting at Jantar Mantar on Sunday. Close to 200-300 people gathered at the venue to protest against an...