HC asks Delhi govt, CAG to respond on discoms' plea

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of the city government and CAG on the pleas of two power distribution companies seeking that no action be taken against them based on a draft report of the government auditor.

Discom dues: AAP opposes CBI investigation, seeks independent probe

AAP on Wednesday opposed BJP's demand of a CBI inquiry against power discoms for allegedly inflating dues to the tune of a whopping Rs 8,000 crore, saying the investigating agency came under the direct control of the Centre, and insisted on a separate independent probe into the matter.

Power tariff will have to be cut: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on CAG report

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said power tariff will have to be reduced in the national capital in the wake of CAG indicting the three private distribution companies for allegedly inflating dues from consumers to the tune of a whopping Rs 8,000 crore.

AAP MLAs, RWAs warn against power tariff hike in Delhi

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC)'s two-day-long public hearing on power tariff fixation began on Tuesday in the midst of steep opposition from a number of AAP MLAs and representatives of Residents' Welfare Associations here against any hike.

BJP submits memorandum to Governor highlighting Samajwadi Party govt's failure

After staging a 24-hour long dharna as part of party's state-wide agitation against the "poor" law and order situation in UP, BJP leaders on Sunday submitted a memorandum to Governor Ram Naik alleging failure of SP government on all fronts.

Power tariff hike is anti-people: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday criticised the power tariff hike in Uttar Pradesh and said it highlights the Samajwadi Party government's "insensitiveness" towards common people.

DERC to announce revised tariff despite AAP govt's objections

Delhi's power regulator DERC is all set to announce revised tariff for 2015-16 next month notwithstanding AAP government's directive not to go ahead with the new rates till the CAG has submitted its report on the financial condition of three private power distribution companies.

CPI flays government for hike in power tariff in Puducherry

 CPI has registered strong protest against the hike effected in power tariff by Puducherry government.

Delhi discoms demand 20 percent hike in power tariff

 The power tariff in the national capital may see a steep rise of up to 20 percent if Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) accepts a demand of the three private power distribution companies which have strongly sought the hike citing severe fund crunch.

AAP MLAs oppose electricity tariff hike petitions

A total of 15 AAP legislators have objected to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) over electricity tariff revision petitions for 2015-16 by private power distribution companies (discoms), the party said on Friday.

Defamation plea against CM: Complainant's statement recorded

A city court today recorded the statement of Sheila Dikshit's ex-political secretary who has filed a defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his alleged remarks against his predecessor during protests over power tariff hike in October 2012.

Odisha govt to seek rollback of power tariff hike, normalcy returns in Assembly

The deadlock in Odisha Assembly over power tariff hike ended on Monday after the state government announced its decision to file a review petition before the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking a roll back in the proposed increase of tariff pertaining to agriculture.

BJP demands roll back of power tariff hike

Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha for raising power tariff and asking corporate houses to fund its Rs 5 per lunch 'Aahar' scheme, BJP on Sunday demanded immediate roll back of electricity rate hike to protect the interest of consumers.

Opposition stalls Odisha House proceedings

Odisha Assembly was stalled amid repeated adjournments for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as opposition Congress and BJP members protested power tariff hike announced by Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).

OERC hikes power tariff in Odisha

While people are reeling under the scorching summer sun with the mercury already reaching 39 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Tuesday announced a hike in power tariff in the state.

Andhra Pradesh Assembly adjourned over proposed power tariff hike

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was adjourned soon after it met for the day after an unrelenting Opposition -- YSR Congress -- stalled the proceedings against the proposed hike in power tariff on Tuesday.

Are Delhi's 'achhe din' here? Part II

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 percent for consumption up to 400 units per month. So are Delhi's 'achhe din' here?

Are Delhi's 'achhe din' here?

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 percent for consumption up to 400 units per month. So are Delhi's 'achhe din' here?

BJP questions AAP government's move to slash power tariff in Delhi

BJP on Wednesday questioned Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's decision to slash power tariff by 50 percent for consumption up to 400 units per month.

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP govt keeps poll promises; halves power tariff, gives 20K litres free water
Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP govt keeps poll promises; halves power tariff, gives 20K litres free water

Eleven days after coming into power in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 percent for consumption up to 400 units per month and 20,000 litres of free water per household every month that would cost the exchequer around Rs 1,670 crore annually.