POWER THEFT

  • No HC relief for disqualified BJP MLA in power theft case September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to grant any interim relief to BJP's Ichalkaranji MLA Suresh Halvankar against Maharashtra Governor's order disqualifying him from holding his position following his conviction in a case of electricity theft. Hearing Halvankar's plea on Wednesday, Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Girish Kulkarni refused to...
  • Even the dead are stealing power in Bihar! September 3, 2013

    Patna: It can happen only in Bihar. Even the dead are said to be stealing electricity and they have been accused of it. During a special drive against power thefts, electricity department officials lodged a police complaint against Singhasan Choudhary and Ram Nagina Singh of Parari village in Rohtas district for stealing...
  • 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...
  • Delhi CM hand in glove with power companies: Kejriwal October 7, 2012

    In the run up to elections, Arvind Kejriwal is taking on Delhi CM and alleging she is hand in glove with power companies who are exploiting people with higher tariffs. ...
  • J&K: Minister's son fined Rs 21 lakh for power theft August 28, 2012

    Srinagar: For once, a minister has been penalised for alleged corruption. Hilal Ahmed, the son of Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, has been fined Rs 21 lakh for electricity theft after CNNIBN uncovered documents that clearly showed that Ahmed's software company at a multistorey complex drew more...
  • J&K minister's son accused of power theft August 24, 2012

    Jammu: The son of the seniormost Cabinet Minister in Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, has been accused of power theft. In an investigation by the J&K power department, a committee found that Rather's son Hilal Ahmad was flouting norms at his multistorey commercial complex in Jammu. Ahmad runs...
  • Prevent electricity theft: UP CM to power dept April 10, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed the power department to take steps for preventing power theft and increase revenue of the department. During a review meeting, Yadav directed power officials to ensure 100 per cent verification of consumers to avoid power theft. "A work plan...
  • WB: 2 dead in police crackdown on power theft December 4, 2011

    Nainan village: A crackdown on power theft in West Bengal's Nainan village went horribly wrong when a woman and a 14year old were killed in police firing. During a power theft swoop by the police, two women, 30year old Shayera Bibi and 14year old Rezina died after being shot. The...
  • Prepaid meter to solve high power bill problem October 6, 2011

    Navi Mumbai: In a move that could help the consumer check power theft, the Maharashtra Electricity Distribution Company has introduced prepaid power meters. With this, paying bills will no longer be a problem and one can just pay the bill with the click of the mouse. Kasare family had got worried...
  • Mumbai police under scanner for power theft April 9, 2008

    Mumbai: There are close to 140 traffic police chowkies across Mumbai but most of them are lying unutilised or are used for dumping waste. A case in point is a chowky on the Marine Drive which was a case study for a petition filed in the Bombay High court. The chowky...
  • Week V: Power thieves disconnected June 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Five families set out to do their bit in solving their citys civic problems. In the final episode of CNNIBNs special series, Summer Showdown, we tell how you the Roy family in Delhi cracked down on power thieves. ...