TARIFFS

  • 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...
  • CPI-ML shutdown hits transport in Bihar February 23, 2014

    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 supporters took...
  • Plea against AAP for giving power subsidies likely to be heard today February 19, 2014

    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...
  • Mobile phone tariffs likely to be hiked February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile phone tariffs are set to increase and freebies and discounts likely to be further brought down, leading mobile service providers made it clear on Sunday. The fresh spectrum purchases at the recent auction were being cited as one of the factors for the likely rise in tariffs. Marten Pieters,...
  • Mobile tariffs have to be increased every year: Vodafone February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has said the mobile telecom industry has reached a point where annual tariff increases are needed to sustain itself. "We have had declining tariffs for 18 years; this cannot be sustained forever. We believe the point has come where we will have to increase our tariffs...
  • Roll back tariff hike and fulfil poll promise: Greenpeace to Kejriwal February 4, 2014

    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 rollback tariff hike. In the letter, Greanpeace India also urged...
  • Let consumers chose their power provider, Gurudas Kamat writes to Chavan February 3, 2014

    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...
  • Rajasthan BSNL offers free roaming to customers February 2, 2014

    Under a new tag of "One Nation:One number:One rupee", Rajasthan BSNL has offered roaming free services anywhere in the country for its prepaid mobile customers on a special tariff voucher (STV). The scheme began on Saturday in which customers are required to buy a recharge through STV of 92 which will...
  • 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: 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...
  • Nirupam protest: Cuts in Mumbai power tariffs soon, says Maharashtra CM January 27, 2014

    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 January 23, 2014

    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 January 21, 2014

    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 January 20, 2014

    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 of...
  • Milind Deora demands white paper on power tariffs in Maharashtra January 20, 2014

    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 January 15, 2014

    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 Congress leaders...