Power Companies

  • Pakistan cuts PM Nawaz Sharif's electricity for not paying bills April 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's power ministry said on Tuesday it would cut off supplies to major offices, including the prime minister's, in a crackdown on customers not paying their electricity bills. Pakistan's economy is crippled by persistent blackouts lasting up to 12 hours a day partly because influential families, politicians and bureaucrats do...
  • 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: Power companies increase surcharge, tariff to go up from Feb 1 January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites will have to pay more for electricity from February 1 as power companies on Friday increased the surcharge. BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) have increased surcharge by 8, 6 and 7 per cent respectively. The move came...
  • Delhi power companies will lose licence if they refuse audit: Jung January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has warned power distribution companies in Delhi to allow audit of their accounts or else their licences would be cancelled. Jung made the statement on Monday while addressing the Delhi Assembly. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already spoken to CAG about auditing the...
  • Auditing of Delhi power discoms to begin on Thursday: Kejriwal January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite opposition from the power distribution companies, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the auditing of these discoms would commence on Thursday. During a press conference in the evening, Kejriwal informed, "Delhi government will start audit of power companies from tomorrow. This will take place...
  • Delhi discoms meet Power Ministry officials, say audit subjudice January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The power distribution companies in Delhi met Power Ministry officials on Wednesday and expressed their opposition to Arvind Kejriwal government's move to seek an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). The power distribution companies reiterated that the matter of auditing was subjudice. "Since, the matter is subjudice,...
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  • News 360: AAP slashes power tariff, 50 pc cut for up to 400 units December 31, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another of his...
  • AAP keeps its poll promise, cuts power tariff by 50 per cent in Delhi December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another...
  • CAG will audit power companies in Delhi: Kejriwal December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that Comptroller and Auditor General is willing to audit power distribution companies in Delhi. CAG sources said Kejriwal requested for audit of power companies from the last 11 years for which team will be deputed. The sources refuse to give a...
  • Prospects for economic growth will enhance by IndoBangladesh partnership: PM October 5, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the IndiaBangladesh Grid interconnection at Bheramara, Bangladesh through videoconference. The PM extended his best wishes while laying the foundation stone for the 1320 MW Maitri Thermal Power Project that is being developed by the BangladeshIndia Friendship Power Company,...
  • India, Bangladesh ink biggest ever JV for power plant April 20, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Saturday signed its biggest ever joint venture agreement with India involving investment $1.6 billion for 1,320 MW coalfired power plant which is expected to be operational in the next five years. "This will be the largest investment Bangladesh ever had ... this will be cheapest source of...
  • 'Power bailout package will be performancelinked' September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Put your house in order first that's the message that Power Minister Veerappa Moily sent to the power companies on Tuesday when he said that the debt restructuring package announced by the government to bail them out would be performancelinked. "We want to ensure they don't go into...
  • Cabinet clears restructuring plan for SEBs September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major decision, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Monday evening cleared the restructuring plan of the state electricity boards. Sources say the states can now covert all loans into equity. The association of power producers has welcomed the move calling it a step in the...
  • 3 CAG reports in Parl today, Govt set to face fire August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: CAG reports on the privatisation of the Delhi airport, ultra mega power projects and coal block allocations are likely to be tabled in Parliament on Friday. CNNIBN has accessed the final draft of the CAG report on coal block allocations which pegs the loss to the exchequer at Rs...
  • CIL to modify coal supply pacts with power companies August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Coal India will modify the fuel supply pacts before signing them with power companies to incorporate the changes that have been proposed by its board at this week's meeting, thereby breaking the deadlock over the issue of minimum assured supply of fuel to them. Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in...
  • Government approves divestment in power firms October 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a proposal to divest stake in staterun utilities NTPC Ltd and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN). The Government will offload five per cent of its equity in NTPC and 10 per cent in SJVN, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said...
  • Delhi CM gives companies 4 days to end power crisis June 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Facing strong criticism for the power crisis in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday sternly asked the power distribution companies to improve the situation in four days. "The government has told BSES in plain words to make the power situation normal within four days and...