Power Bills

  • HC stays Delhi Cabinet decision on waiver on power bills February 21, 2014

    The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed operation of the February 12 Delhi Cabinet decision on providing 50 per cent waiver on power arrears of people who did not pay their electricity bills from October 2012 to December 2013. A bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal dares Sheila Dikshit for a debate June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday dared Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for a public debate with him on issues relating to "inflated" power and water bills and women's safety among others. AAP leader Kejriwal, who responded to Sheila's Political Secretary Pawan Khera's letter objecting to targeting the Chief Minister, also...
  • 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...
  • Kejriwal's pledge to give power at half the rate impossible: Ashutosh April 29, 2013

    How far is Arvind Kejriwal's pledge to supply power to people in Delhi at half the current price, if the Aam Aadmi Party is elected to power in Delhi, likely to appeal to voters? Is it a realistic promise or has Kejriwal also resorted to making skyhigh promises that all...
  • Kejriwal to end his fast against inflated power bills on Saturday April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Activistturnedpolitician Arvind Kejriwal has announced that he would call off his 14day long fast against inflated bills on Saturday. Kejriwal has been fasting since March 23 against inflated power and water bills. While addressing the press in New Delhi, Kejriwal said that he wanted to break his fast...
  • AAP to hold allreligion prayer meeting on Friday April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The fast of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal against "inflated" power and water bills on Thursday entered the 13th day with the party announcing that it will organise an allreligion prayer meeting on Friday. In a statement, AAP said that so far, 9.6 lakh Delhiites have signed up for...
  • 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 activistturnedpolitician has promised to go on even as the turnout...
  • Kejriwal's fast: AAP to submit 6 lakh letters to Delhi CM 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. AAP members will deliver over 6 lakh letters signed by Delhiites to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. In a statement, AAP said a total of 6,38,707 letters were signed by...
  • 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...
  • FTN: Can a civil disobedience movement work in today's India? March 28, 2013

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal's indefinite fast to protest against inflated electricity and water bills in Delhi entered the sixth day on Thursday. ...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal's fast against tariff hikes enters second day March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal's indefinite fast urging people not to pay "inflated" power bills entered the second day on Sunday with his party claiming that over 36,000 people have signed up for its Disobedience Movement. In a statement issued in the national capital, the party claimed...
  • 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...
  • Kejriwal, supporters burn power bills in Delhi October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In his runup to the Delhi Assembly elections, anticorruption 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 'bijlipaani satyagraha' October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A defiant anticorruption 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...
  • 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: Anticorruption 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...
  • Kerala: KSEB's power bill arrears rise again August 9, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Last week the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) launched a fresh push to recover Rs 1,300 crore in power bill arrears, but data show that the past one year has only made the KSEBs job tougher. Power bill arrears shot up by more than Rs 90 crore during UDFs...
  • J&K: Power crisis has people, govt at loggerheads July 3, 2012

    Srinagar: With more than three power cuts a day, people in Srinagar are finding it difficult to beat the heat during peak summers. The government, however, is in no mood to relax the power curtailment schedule, and insists that the crisis will only end when the people start paying the...
  • Karnataka: Power bills go up from May 1 May 1, 2012

    BANGALORE: The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on Monday announced an average 13 paise hike per unit in tariffs across different classes of consumers. Around 141.52 lakh domestic consumers and people using IP sets below 10 HP power will have to pay 10 paise more for electricity, while all other...