Tariff Hike

  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • After power cuts, Delhi to face power tariff hike next month June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After the incessant power cuts, there is now news of power tariffs in Delhi set to go up next month. The electricity regulator announced this on Friday after all distributors pushed for a hike citing increase in fuel prices. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal also held a meeting with...
  • Delhi discoms hike tariff, AAP govt fumes, says it's uncalled for January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party government's New Year gift to Delhi did not last long as people will now have to pay more for electricity. The power companies on Friday increased the surcharge resulting in electricity tariff going up from February 1. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani...
  • Delhi government condemns hike in power tariff January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday condemned the hike in power tariffs from February 1. The Aam Aadmi Party government in one of its poll promises had said there will be a 50 per cent cut in the power tariff, but Delhiites will now be paying more. The Kejriwal government...
  • Delhi: BJP activists detained as they try to march to CM's residence July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Scores of BJP workers including its Delhi President Vijay Goel protested against the recent power tariff hike outside the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit's residence on Sunday. Police resorted to the use of water cannons when some of the protesters tried to break barricades. Some of the party activists...
  • RWAs oppose increase in electricity rates by DERC June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Accusing the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission of siding with the private power distribution companies, various Resident Welfare Associations on Tuesday warned it against effecting another increase in electricity rates. Participating at a public hearing organised by the DERC on finalising a new tariff order for 2013-14, representatives of...
  • BJP threatens to stage protest outside DERC office June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Sunday threatened to go on a sit-in protest outside the DERC office in Delhi during a public hearing organised to decide on a proposed hike in the power tariff. Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday with all the stake holders,...
  • UP opposition slams power tariff hike, demands rollback June 2, 2013

    Lucknow: Opposition parties and farmers groups in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday slammed the Samajwadi Party (SP) government for the recent power tariff hike. Angry at the steep hike in domestic and rural electricity tariff, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took out a massive protest march to the Shakti Bhawan, the...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Power tariffs hiked up to 16 per cent April 28, 2013

    Shimla: Power tariffs in Himachal Pradesh have been hiked by up to 16 per cent for all categories, including domestic consumers (except BPL families) with immediate effect. The increase will be reflected in the electricity bill generated for April 2013, State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) announced in its tariff order...
  • Gujarat: Electricity to be costlier by 34 paise per unit April 16, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Electricity in Gujarat will get costlier on an average by 34 paise per unit as an order on tariff restructuring was passed by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. However, consumers in below poverty level (BPL) category have been excluded from the hike, an official...
  • Andhra bandh over power tariff hike successful: K Nageshwar April 9, 2013

    How has Andhra Pradesh responded to the bandh call over power tariff hike? Political analyst & independent member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council K Nageshwar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. People put the politicians to power and have got to pay a high price for it?...
  • AP: Statewide bandh against power prices today April 9, 2013

    Hyderabad: Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh have called for a statewide bandh on Tuesday even after the government provided some relief from the steep hike in electricity prices. The shutdown has been supported by the main opposition, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the YSR Congress. The Bharatiya Janata Party, however,...
  • YSR Congress to intensify agitation over power tariff hike April 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress on Saturday said with the Congress-led Andhra Pradesh government not responding adequately to the issue of power tariff hike, it would intensify its agitation demanding roll-back in the increase. The party has asked its cadre to "picket all electricity sub-stations besides holding dharnas and taking out rallies...
  • Andhra Opposition protests against power tariff hike April 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh have decided to go ahead with their statewide shutdown on April 9 despite the government providing some relief from the steep hike in electricity tariff announced last week. Bowing to pressure from the opposition and also a section of its own leaders, the Congress...
  • After Left, TDP leaders begin indefinite fast in Hyderabad March 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Even as police arrested leaders of Left parties who were on hunger strike for last four days to protest hike in electricity tariff, leaders of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday night launched an indefinite fast on the same issue. TDP state legislators and MPs were among...
  • Goel meets DERC chief, says stir on tariff hike to continue March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Not satisfied with Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission's explanation on hiking electricity tariff, city BJP president Vijay Goel on Friday demanded resignation of the regulator's chairman, saying he has totally failed to protect the interests of the consumers. After a meeting with DERC chairman P D Sudhakar and two other...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal's fast against tariff hikes from Saturday March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal will launch an indefinite fast on Saturday to protest against the tariff hikes on electricity and water supply in the capital. The protest, being hailed as a civil disobedience movement by many, will seek to enlist mass support in defying the government...
  • War within Andhra Congress over power tariff hike January 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: With a section of ministers mounting pressure on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to withdraw the proposed steep hike in electricity tariff, the ruling Congress in the state is feeling the heat over the issue from both within and outside the party. The four state-owned power...
  • Idea rules out tariff hikes for now September 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The third largest GSM player Idea Cellular ruled out any immediate hike in tariffs, saying it keeps revising its tariffs on a circle to circle basis. "We are not looking at any immediate tariff revision. We keep revising our tariff plans on circle to circle...
  • Maharashtra: BJP opposes proposed power tariff hike August 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Warning of agitation against the proposed hike in the power tariff, Maharashtra BJP on Thursday said that state Ministers should pay electricity bills of official residences from their own pockets. "The proposed hike will be a burden on the common man and if the government does not roll it back,...
  • Maharashtra: Power tariff hiked by 16 per cent August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: There are tough times ahead for consumers in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra as the power tariffs have been hiked by as much as 16 per cent. The state electricity commission announced the hike to bridge the revenue gap. The state power corporation has a revenue deficit of Rs...
  • Kerala: Minister 'powerless' to appear in public July 31, 2012

    Kochi: The recent power tariff hike has turned out to be a major headache to none other than the Power Minister himself. Fearing security issues following the tariff hike, Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed has cancelled almost all his programmes which were scheduled across the state for one week. When contacted,...
  • Power to be costlier in Delhi from July 1 June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Electricity will cost more in Delhi from July 1 with power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Tuesday raising domestic tariff by 24.15 per cent for the year 2012-13. According to DERC Chairman PD Sudhakar, the average hike is 20.87 per cent in all categories and domestic tariff...
  • TN textile industry unhappy with power tariff hike March 31, 2012

    Coimbatore: The power tariff increase by Rs 1.50 per unit has come as a rude shock for the ailing textile industry, Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) said on Friday. Reacting to the new power tariff announced by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), SIMA Chairman, S Dinakaran said the association...
  • Airlines lambast DIAL's plea for hike in charges March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian and foreign airlines have slammed the Delhi Airport operator's demand for an eight-fold hike in tariff, saying it would make the charges in New Delhi even costlier than those levied at Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai and Hong Kong put together. While the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has justified...