TARIFFS

  • Roaming rates to get cheaper from May 1 as TRAI cuts SMS, call tariffs April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: This is surely good news for mobile phone uses. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced ceiling tariffs for national roaming service from May 1 and directed telecom companies to offer special roaming tariff plan from the same date. According to the reduced tariff outgoing local voice...
  • BJP, Congress accuse AAP of going back on poll promise as water tariff hiked in Delhi March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A month after taking charge of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a 10 per cent hike in water tariff for households that consume more than 20,000 litres per month facing the ire of the Opposition. The BJP and Congress have accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of...
  • Congress, BJP attack AAP over water tariff hike March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP government's decision to hike water tariff by 10 per cent in Delhi on Thursday came under attack from both BJP and Congress who accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of going back on its electoral promises. While BJP state president Satish Upadhyay tersely observed that "conditions" to AAP's...
  • AAP government hikes water tariff by 10 per cent March 19, 2015

    New Delhi:The AAP government in Delhi on Thursday hiked the water tariff by 10 per cent about a month after it announced a free-water scheme for people in the national capital. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisoida, who chaired the 121st Board Meeting of Delhi Jal Board, gave his nod to...
  • Delhi government slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house February 25, 2015

    In ten days Arvind Kejriwal has kept two of his big promises. The price of electricity has been reduced by half for upto 400 units and free water is being given till 20,000 litres. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia made the announcement on Wednesday. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal keeps poll promises, slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party. The government also announced free 20,000 litres of water...
  • Telecom tariffs to go down as Trai cuts call connect charge February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator Trai on Monday removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers' phone calls - a move that is likely to lead to lower...
  • Low water, power tariff very soon, free Wi-Fi likely by year-end: CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon make an announcement on reducing water and electricity tariff while free Wi-Fi may be activated by year-end. "People are expecting a lot on water, power and Wi-Fi. We have prepared a blue print on water and...
  • Arun Jaitley too takes a dig at AAP on subsidised power February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was the turn of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday to take a dig at parties like Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying subsidised power cannot be provided to people without burdening tax payers. "One way by which people want to provide cheaper electricity...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 16, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal asks power departments for proposals on tariff cut February 16, 2015

    Taking the first move to fulfill his poll promises, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed the finance and power departments to send proposals for reduction of electricity tariffs by half till the audits are completed by the Comptroller and Auditor General. ...
  • Claims to significantly cut power tariffs irrational: RK Pachauri February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: With Aam Aadmi Party and others promising to lower power tariff in Delhi, TERI chief RK Pachauri has said such pre-poll claims by parties smacked of "political expediency" and were "irrational". "I think these statements smack of political expediency. They are trying to woo the voters by giving...
  • Delhi elections: Why is Kejriwal misleading voters on water, power rates, asks BJP February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday posed five more questions to Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) chief Arvind Kejriwal. The party asked: "Why is Kejriwal brazenly misleading voters about water rates, when in fact they are exactly same as last year? Why is Kejriwal misleading voters about electricity rates, by comparing domestic...
  • Delhi elections: Will slash electricity tariff by 50 per cent, says Arvind Kejriwal January 31, 2015

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its manifesto, outlining its goals and mission for Delhi, ahead of the February 7 polls in Delhi. Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said, "We will cut electricity tariff by 50 per cent." ...
  • Delhi Demands: Anil Razdan says power tariff must be viewed as an economic activity January 9, 2015

    In the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections, a CNN-IBN initiative, 'Delhi Demand' focuses on the national capital and the promises by the political parties to the residents of Delhi. In this episode, former Power Secretary Anil Razdan answers all the queries related to electricity and water problems in the...
  • Power tariff not hiked by up to 7%, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission withdraws order November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within hours of hiking the power tariff in the national capital by up to seven per cent, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has rolled back the decision. Facing severe criticism for the hike, the DERC said that it has asked the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for some...
  • US, China reach 'understanding' on IT tariff cuts: White House November 11, 2014

    Beijing: The United States and China have "reached an understanding" on an agreement to reduce tariffs on information technology trade, the White House said, in what Washington called a boost to WTO efforts to slash trade duties. Washington hopes the move would "contribute to a rapid conclusion" of negotiations in Geneva...
  • Government cuts import tariff value on gold, silver November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday slashed import tariff value on gold to $391 per 10 grams and silver to $551 per kg following weak global price trends. During the last fortnight, the tariff value on imported gold was fixed at $401 per 10g and on silver at $575 per kg. The...
  • Delhi: DERC to review fuel surcharge, tariff may go up in November October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost. While hiking the power tariff by up to 7.5 per cent for domestic consumers, the...
  • Coal Ministry sets up IMG to study rail freight tariff October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry has formed an inter-ministerial group to study the trend in the rail freight tariffs over the last two-three years and its impact on the price of coal. The six-member group, under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Coal, has representatives from...
  • News 360: 6yearold raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6yearold 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...
  • DERC approves hike in Delhi's electricity tariff July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Electricity tariff has been increased in the Delhi by the regulatory body. Announcing the hike, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission said that the increase will be 8.32 per cent for all three discoms (BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited). In the New...
  • High tariff needed to make bullet trains viable: Economic survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in highspeed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said. Railways has in consultation with state governments selected seven corridors for carrying out prefeasibility studies for the introduction of highspeed,...
  • Government will do its best to keep power, fertiliser prices low: Piyush Goyal June 27, 2014

    Two days after the gas pricing decision was deferred, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there are anomalies in the Rangarajan formula. The minister, while speaking to CNBCTV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBCTV18: Power producers...
  • Rail tariff hike inevitable: Devendra Fadnavis June 21, 2014

    Thane: Defending the Central government's move to hike rail tariff by 14.2 per cent, BJP Maharashtra President Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said no one likes farehike but it was 'inevitable'. "No one would like a farehike, but it was quite inevitable. Railways suffer losses of Rs 30 crore per day...
  • 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...
  • Government cuts import tariff value on gold, silver June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday slashed import tariff value on gold and silver to $408 per 10 grams and $617 per kg respectively, in view of weakness in bullion prices globally. In the second fortnight of May, tariff value on imported gold stood at $424 per 10 grams and silver at...
  • Karnataka: KERC approves hike in power tariff May 12, 2014

    After a review of the Tariff Applications of the ESCOMs for 201415, the KERC has approved a total expenditure of Rs 27,860 crore for all the ESCOMs, which would be supplying about 50,097 million units, excluding transmission amp;amp; distribution losses of about 18.44 per cent, during FY15. The hike has come...
  • Airtel to cut discounts, may raise tariffs to meet costs April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel today said it will continue to cut discounted minutes and may raise tariffs to meet rising costs. "I think we will continue to see an opportunity to raise voice realisation through continued cut back of discounted minutes... We...