* The Economic Times newspaper reported on Monday that Narayan Rane, the State Industries Minister, said a decision would be announced in eight days and the group of ministers set up by the government under Rane recommended that electricity tariff be cut by around 15 percent.
* The cut would be only for farmers, domestic consumers and small businesses consuming less than a set amount of electricity, the paper said. (http://link.reuters.com/fas75v)
* Tata Power Co Ltd falls 1.7 percent, while Reliance Infrastructure Ltd is down 1.3 percent.
* A cut in power tariff in Maharashtra would come after the ruling Aam Aadmi Party's push in Delhi to cut power tariff in the state.