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Madras HC directs applicants to justify why they are seeking information under RTI

Sep 21, 2014

Madras HC directs applicants to justify why they are seeking information under RTI

In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. #Right to Information Act #Madras High Court #RTI #Madras HC #India activism
Sebi directed to disclose MCX-SX licence grant details

Jan 20, 2014

Sebi directed to disclose MCX-SX licence grant details

The appellant had filed an RTI application in November last year with Sebi, seeking copies of correspondence including file notings on approval to stock exchange licence granted to MCX for MCX-SX for currency futures in 2008. #NewsTracker #SEBI #Right to Information Act #MCX-SX #Jignesh Shah #NSEL #National Spot Exchange Limited #FTIL #Financial Technologies Limited
Why your MTNL connection could expose you to digital identity thefts

Jan 03, 2014

Why your MTNL connection could expose you to digital identity thefts

At present, India does not have an all-encompassing privacy law to deal with data breaches though the Department of Personnel and Training has been working on a draft privacy law for three years now. #Right to Information Act #privacy #MGNREGA #GoodReads #VS Sampath #Data theft #IFSC #Chief Election Commission #Bharat Gas
Assam Now, an RTI seeks Manmohan Singh's poll nomination papers

Nov 22, 2013

Assam Now, an RTI seeks Manmohan Singh's poll nomination papers

Seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Rajya Sabha election nomination papers and attached affidavits, an RTI has been filed in the Secretariat of the Assam Assembly from where he has been elected to the Upper House. #Manmohan Singh #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Assam #Right to Information Act #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Rajashthan RTI activist murdered for taking on corrupt sarpanch

Oct 09, 2013

Rajashthan RTI activist murdered for taking on corrupt sarpanch

A 35-year-old RTI activist was allegedly murdered by a sarpanch and his family members in Phalodi area of the district. #Rajasthan #India #Corruption #NewsTracker #Right to Information Act #RTI #RTI activist #States