Get ready to pay more for power
Power tariffs across the country are set to increase if an advisory of the union power ministry is anything to go by. Concerned at the growing gap between the rate at which power is bought and sold by state distribution utilities, the ministry has recommended an "appropriate revision" of power tariffs in most states.
Seeking intervention of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, the power ministry has asked the tribunal to "issue directions to the state regulatory authorities to revise the tariff appropriately (suo motu, if required), in the interest of improving the financial health and long-term viability of the electricity sector in general and distribution utilities in particular."
The appellate tribunal, enjoying powers under the Electricity Act, can direct state regulatory authorities to revise tariffs. Moreover, its decisions can be challenged only in the Supreme Court.
NAGPUR The newly-inducted deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said that Fadnavis joined the Eknath Shinde-led government as the 'number two' to honour the wishes of his party (Bharatiya Janata Party). Fadnavis claimed that it was BJP national chief JP Nadda who first tried to convince him to join the ministry. When prime minister Narendra Modi himself called him, as a “party loyalist, I accepted the offer.”
Mumbai: The city traffic police's e-challan machine helped a 61-year-old woman find cash, and gold jewellery worth ₹5 lakh, which sChowdhari, who runs a food stallforgot in an auto-rickshaw, after completing her ride on Monday. The woman, identified as Lakshmi Chowdhari, a resident of Rahul Nagar in Chembur has a habit of carrying her life savings along. However, it was for the first time, she said, that she forgot her valuables. She then approached the RCF police.
Two employees of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation were arrested by the Mumbai unit of Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday for allegedly demanding and accepting bribes of ₹1.90 lakh from the owner of an automobile spare parts shop. The arrested accused, assistant engineer Amol Thavil, 39, and deputy engineer Dattatray Mane, 36, are attached to BMC's D-Ward office in Nana Chowk. Upon conducting the search, ACB officials found ₹17.64 lakh in cash in TThaviloffice table drawer.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday threatened to move the courts if the central government - led by the Bharatiya Janata Party - did not allow civic body elections in the national capital soon. Kejriwal declared the BJP to be 'terrified of the Aam Aadmi Party' and claimed '(that is why they) don't want to hold the election'. He was speaking outside the Delhi assembly on the second day of the monsoon session.
On Monday, the Central Consumer Protection Authority prohibited eateries from automatically or by default levying service charges on food bills. The decision is getting a mixed response from the restaurateurs. While some are feeling anxious as they think this isn't in the welfare of their staff, others say the decision was much needed! Customers feel that they can now decide how much to tip based on their experience and the service.