Power Tariffs

  • CPI-ML shutdown hits transport in Bihar 23-02-2014 04:42 PM

    Road and train traffic in Bihar was partly hit on Sunday during a shutdown called by the CPI-ML to protest against the power tariff and licensing policy for alcohol shops. Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist squatted on rail tracks, halting several trains, officials said. Thousands of CPI-ML...
  • Plea against AAP for giving power subsidies likely to be heard today 19-02-2014 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: A public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the subsidy granted by the Aam Aadmi Party government to those who did not pay their electricity bills from October 2012 to December 2013, is likely to be heard on Wednesday. Keeping with party leader Arvind Kejriwal's request during his campaign against...
  • Roll back tariff hike and fulfil poll promise: Greenpeace to Kejriwal 04-02-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: With the Delhi government facing threat over the power crisis in the state, Greenpeace India on Monday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to ask the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to roll-back tariff hike. In the letter, Greanpeace India also urged the...
  • Let consumers chose their power provider, Gurudas Kamat writes to Chavan 03-02-2014 11:21 AM

    Mumbai: After Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, another Congress MP from Mumbai, Gurudas Kamat is weighing in on the issue of power tariff. Kamat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asking them to leave it to the consumers to decide...
  • Delhi discoms hike tariff, AAP govt fumes, says it's uncalled for 31-01-2014 10:46 PM

    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 31-01-2014 09:23 PM

    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...
  • Nirupam protest: Cuts in Mumbai power tariffs soon, says Maharashtra CM 27-01-2014 08:32 AM

    Mumbai: In what many have termed as the 'AAP effect', Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will announce in two days, a decision on cutting power tariffs in Mumbai. Similar to an announcement made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi, Chavan has said that his government is examining the possibility...
  • Sanjay Nirupam begins indefinite fast to demand power tariff reduction 23-01-2014 01:13 PM

    Mumbai: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam has begun his indefinite hunger strike in front of Reliance Energy Divisional Office to demand a reduction in the power tariff in Mumbai. This comes after the Maharashtra government announced a reduction in power tariff in the rest of the state. Nirupam has said that...
  • Maharashtra: AAP effect not reason for power tariff reduction, says Chavan 21-01-2014 01:25 PM

    Mumbai: After protests from opposition parties and even members of the Congress, the Maharashtra government reduced power tariffs by 15 to 20 per cent on Monday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan defended his government saying that the decision is not under pressure but has been taken consciously. "All the sections...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears 15 to 20 per cent cut in power tariff 20-01-2014 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday cleared a reduction in power tariff by 15 to 20 per cent across agriculture industry and domestic consumers. The state Cabinet has taken the decision on the lines of the report submitted by Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane led group of ministers (GoM). Union Minister...
  • Milind Deora demands white paper on power tariffs in Maharashtra 20-01-2014 07:41 AM

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora on Sunday demanded a "white paper" on power tariffs in Maharashtra to study how subsidies are provided. "I feel that there has to be a white paper before discussing reduction of power tariffs in the state as it will help in...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet likely to discuss power tariff subsidy today 15-01-2014 09:00 AM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet is meeting on Wednesday and is likely to take up the proposal to cut power tariffs in Mumbai. This comes after Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt held protests on Monday demanding slashing down of electricity bills for Mumbaikars. Backed by a crowd, the two...
  • Mumbai: Priya Dutt, Sanjay Nirupam lead protest for power tariff cut 13-01-2014 01:18 PM

    Mumbai: A protest is on in Mumbai, led by Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, seeking reduction in power tariffs in Mumbai. A crowd has already gathered outside Reliance's regional office in Kandivali and is raising slogans. The Congress has been demanding a tariff subsidy for Mumbaikars. Nirupam has...
  • AAP impact: Congress MPs to protest to seek cut in power tariffs in Mumbai 13-01-2014 08:43 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt are planning to hold a protest seeking reduction in power tarriffs in Mumbai on Monday. They are expected to lead a protest march to the Reliance Energy office in the Kandivali suburb of Mumbai demanding a tariff subsidy for Mumbaikars. Congress...
  • Delhi High Court allows CAG to audit accounts of private telcos 06-01-2014 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: In an extremelly significant order, the Delhi High Court on Monday ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) can audit private telecom companies under the relevant provisions of the law just days after the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi moved to have private power companies audited....
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  • Kejriwal's free water, cheap power for Delhi makes expert see red 01-01-2014 11:51 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to impress the general populace by fulfiling his major poll promises of cheaper electricity and water, many are left wondering about the real figures and the subsidy that would burn a hole in the government coffers. When the Kejriwal...
  • Is Arvind Kejriwal's economic policy flawed? 01-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Even as Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to impress the general populace by fulfiling his major poll promises of cheaper electricity and water, many are left wondering about the real figures and the subsidy that would burn a hole in the government coffers. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra may follow Delhi, eyeing cut in power tariff 01-01-2014 10:51 PM

    Maharashtra Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam demanded a cut in power tariff and has also threatened to launch an agitation if a decision is not taken by the state government to provide subsidy. He questioned the state government and said, "If Delhi government can reduce the power tariff, then why can't...
  • Kejriwal in a hurry, announces audit of 3 power companies 01-01-2014 10:05 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has kept his second freebie promise as he announced 50 per cent discount on power tariff on Tuesday. Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a full audit of power distribution companies. Following the measures taken by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam...
  • AAP having an effect on other parties: Prashant Bhushan 01-01-2014 08:09 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan said the party is already having an effect on other parties. He said, "AAP has already had an effect on other parties. The other parties had forgotten how to do fair politics. Now, they are learning from AAP the true meaning of politics." The...
  • Arvind Kejriwal takes oath in Delhi Assembly 01-01-2014 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday took oath in Delhi Assembly. The newly elected MLA's from the Aam Aadmi Party also took their oath in the Assembly. Kejriwal will seek a vote of confidence on the floor of the House on Thursday. Meanwhile, he has said that audit...
  • Tata Power welcomes power tariff cut but says audit issue sub-judice 01-01-2014 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: Just hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that power tariffs will be slashed by 50 per cent, Tata Power has welcomed the move terming it a very strong and positive step. "It's a very good and positive step because at the end of the day the...
  • After free water in Delhi, AAP slashes power tariff by 50 pc 01-01-2014 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: After free 700 litres of water daily to every household with metered connection on Monday, it's the gift of power from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi. After an hour long Cabinet meet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Tuesday announced that the power tariff will...
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  • News 360: AAP slashes power tariff, 50 pc cut for up to 400 units 31-12-2013 09:46 PM

    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...
  • In New Year, AAP gives Delhi free water, 50 per cent cut in power tariff 31-12-2013 09:41 PM

    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...
  • AAP disdains private partnerships but is best suited to make them work

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    I would like to believe that the Aam Aadmi Party is an alternative that combines honest politics with a responsible attitude to public finances. Well-wishers...

  • AAP keeps its poll promise, cuts power tariff by 50 per cent in Delhi 31-12-2013 06:58 PM

    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...