Govt, private companies should work together to reduce power tariff: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state government and power utilities should come together to providing electricity at reasonable rates to the consumers.

Mumbai Metro inaugurated, hit by technical glitch on day one

The much-awaited metro service in Mumbai was inaugurated on Sunday after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan flagged off the first line between Versova-Ghatkopar.

BJP demands roll back in prices of cooking gas, CNG, water tariff

BJP demanded a immediate roll back in the prices of cooking gas, CNG and water tariff effected in Delhi, contending the policy decisions of Congress-supported AAP government in the national capital would give rise to inflation.

Minister stalls Kolkata Metro tariff revision

Hours after Kolkata Metro Railway formally announced that fares would be raised October 18, Minister of State for Railways Adhir Chowdhury stalled the move.

Discoms cannot levy 8% surcharge on latest tariff hike

Delhi`s power regulator DERC has directed private power distribution companies not to levy eight percent additional surcharge on the tariff hike it effected from this month.

Lokayukta notice to former, current DERC members on tariff

Delhi Lokayukta has issued notices to a former and a current member of Delhi`s power regulator DERC on a complaint alleging that they abused their position to obtain gains for private discoms on the issue of fixing power tariff.

Delhi govt has no jurisdiction on power tariff: Centre

The Centre today told the Delhi
High Court that the NCT government has no jurisdiction to
direct Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission(DERC) to put on
hold its decision on power tariff for the year 2010-2011.

DERC should take everybody on board in deciding tariff: Dikshit

Sending a strong message to power regulator DERC to consider demands of the discoms to hike tariff, CM Sheila Dikshit on Friday said everybody has to be taken on board while finalising new electricity rates in the city.

Delhi govt has no powers to restrict DERC on tariff order: SG

In a major embarrassment for
the Sheila Dikshit government, Solicitor General Gopal
Subramanium has held that it has no powers to restrict the
city`s power regulator DERC from announcing its tariff order
for the year 2010-11.

Discoms slam DERC`s rigid attitude against tariff hike

In a virtual showdown in their
ongoing turf war with statutory power regulator DERC, private
discoms today accused the authority of taking a "myopic
approach" towards their demand for a tariff hike.

Severe power crisis; tariff to be hiked: Orissa Fin Min

Hike in power tariff has become
essential in Orissa, a power surplus state barely an year ago,
which is now passing through a phase of severe crisis, state
finance minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai said today.

Severe power crisis, tariff to be hiked: Orissa Finance Minister

Hike in power tariff has become essential in Orissa, a power surplus state barely an year ago, which is now passing through a phase of severe crisis, state finance minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai said on Tuesday.

CDMA players urge no intervention on tariffs

AUSPI, the body representing CDMA
players, today urged telecom regulator TRAI to continue with
its policy of `no intervention` in tariffs amid reports that
the regulator could end its tariff forbearance policy.

Airtel asks TRAI to look into predatory pricing

Bharti Airtel on Thursday sought sectoral regulator TRAI`s intervention to ensure that players do not resort to predatory pricing practices to woo subscribers.

Tariff war: Idea introduces per-second billing option in Himachal

Idea cellular on Saturday introduced per-second pulse rate for its subscribers in Himachal Pradesh, intensifying the already existing tariff war among operators.

US mulls 100% import penalties on Chinese steel pipes

The United States launched a probe to consider slapping almost 100 percent tariffs on imported steel pipes from China in a move that could widen a trade spat between the two key powers.

RCOM heats up tariff war, launches 50 paise/minute plan

Intensifying the tariff war in the fast-growing telecom market, Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Communications has cut all call rates to 50 paise per minute flat across networks effective from tomorrow.

BSNL launches festive tariff scheme

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
(BSNL) on Friday announced the launch of a tariff scheme for the
festive season.

China `strongly opposes` US steel pipe tariffs

China on Thursday condemned a US decision to slap tariffs on steel pipes from the Asian giant, saying it "strongly opposed" the move.

Maha Govt stays MERC order on lower power tariff for malls

Maharashtra government today stayed
the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) order
lowering tariff for commercial users like malls and theatres
and increasing tariff for other smaller users.