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567 Indians deported, 6,360 detained at the US border in 2013 and 2014

May 19, 2015

567 Indians deported, 6,360 detained at the US border in 2013 and 2014

As many as 567 Indians were deported to India by federal law enforcement agencies in last two years, while more than 6,360 Indians were detained at the US border during the same period as they tried to sneak into the country. #US #NewsTracker #North American Punjabi Association #Immigration and Custom enforcement #Right to Information Act in India
Chuck Facebook, file RTI queries Teenager sets an example by making a difference

Oct 22, 2014

Chuck Facebook, file RTI queries Teenager sets an example by making a difference

Meet Suwan, the RTI warrior, who made the PMO accept that the ex-PM Manmohan Singh speaking even two sentences was a like delivering a speech! #India #Manmohan Singh #ChangeAgent #Indian Railways #Right to Information Act #RTI #RTI Act
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
Why are govt babus with sexual harassment cases shielded from RTI?

Oct 08, 2013

Why are govt babus with sexual harassment cases shielded from RTI?

The Government has declined to share information on complaints of sexual harassment against IAS officers, saying it was exempted from disclosure. #ThatsJustWrong #Supreme Court #IAS #Government #Right to Information Act #Sexual harassment #Indian Police Service
Pending arbitration can't be an excuse for denying RTI CIC

Oct 03, 2013

Pending arbitration can't be an excuse for denying RTI CIC

Pendency of an arbitration proceeding or a litigation cannot be a reason to deny information to an RTI applicant by any government department, the Central Information Commission has ruled. #NewsTracker #Right to Information Act #Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) #Basant Seth
An open (non-nonsensical) letter to Rahul Gandhi

Oct 02, 2013

An open (non-nonsensical) letter to Rahul Gandhi

Here are some other topics that the Congress Vice President should turn his attention to and might find nonsense. #Prime Minister #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #Election Commission #Right to Information Act #Ordinance on SC verdict on Lawmakers #Election funding