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Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new law
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Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new law

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at both the central and state levels.

Tata Literature Live 2018: Conversations about activism, leisure and India's diversity dominate on Day 2
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Tata Literature Live 2018: Conversations about activism, leisure and India's diversity dominate on Day 2

Day 2 of Tata Literature Live saw Aruna Roy speaking about RTI and Robert Dessaix explaining why leisure is important

Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police
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Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police

The arrests of the five activists, in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, highlights the violation of all due procedures and is a mockery of the legal system, said a joint statement signed by over 30 civil society groups.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Aruna Roy, Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan condemn activists' arrest, issue statement
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Bhima Koregaon raids: Aruna Roy, Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan condemn activists' arrest, issue statement

Intellectuals and activists such as Aruna Roy, Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Bezwada Wilson came to together in New Delhi to protest against the Bhima Koregaon raids and the arrests of five activists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Women's safety survey: Activists voice concern over govt rejecting report, call for 'introspection rather than dismissal'
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Women's safety survey: Activists voice concern over govt rejecting report, call for 'introspection rather than dismissal'

Activists believe that instead of questioning the credibility of the report, the government needs to introspect on the findings.

BJP's policies reflect its clear 'Hindutva' ideology, should not be confused with conservative right-wing politics
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BJP's policies reflect its clear 'Hindutva' ideology, should not be confused with conservative right-wing politics

The BJP does not fall into the 'Right' category, nor do its policies conform broadly with what the world defines as 'Right'.

RTI links the lowest common denominator with the idea of democracy, says activist Aruna Roy
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RTI links the lowest common denominator with the idea of democracy, says activist Aruna Roy

Aruna Roy unveiled her latest book titled 'The RTI Story: Power to the People' with former Central Information Commissioner, Shailesh Gandhi in Mumbai.

BJP govt has attacked right to freedom of expression since it came to power, alleges RTI activist Aruna Roy
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BJP govt has attacked right to freedom of expression since it came to power, alleges RTI activist Aruna Roy

Firstpost spoke with RTI activist Aruna Roy about how powerful protests really are in today's political climate and the role of the media in bringing about change.

Former bureaucrats write to prime minister on Kathua and Unnao rape cases, ask him to check 'free fall into anarchy'
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Former bureaucrats write to prime minister on Kathua and Unnao rape cases, ask him to check 'free fall into anarchy'

In a strongly-worded open letter to Narendra Modi, a group of former civil servants on Sunday asked him to check the nation's "free fall into anarchy."

Protesting 'meagre' pension, senior citizens return a day's pension to PM Modi
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Protesting 'meagre' pension, senior citizens return a day's pension to PM Modi

A symbolic protest against the "meagre pension" given to underprivileged senior citizens.

Aruna Roy demands arrest of BJP MLA Kanwar Lal over attack in Rajasthan
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Aruna Roy demands arrest of BJP MLA Kanwar Lal over attack in Rajasthan

Social activist Aruna Roy on Monday demanded the immediate arrest of BJP MLA Kanwar Lal Meena for allegedly leading a mob that attacked volunteers.

RTI replies should be timely, transparent and trouble-free, says PM Modi on 10th anniversary of CIC
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RTI replies should be timely, transparent and trouble-free, says PM Modi on 10th anniversary of CIC

PM Narendra Modi has asked government departments to keep in mind three 'T's - timeliness, transparency and trouble-free approach - while replying to RTI applications as that would help in reducing errors in governance.

Many AAP leaders stay away from convention called by Yadav, Bhushan
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Many AAP leaders stay away from convention called by Yadav, Bhushan

A number of AAP leaders and prominent individuals on Tuesday stayed away from the convention of party rebels Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan and chose to express solidarity through written statements instead.

Aruna Roy to Modi: When governments don’t listen, unrest follows
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Aruna Roy to Modi: When governments don’t listen, unrest follows

Firstpost spoke to social activist Aruna Roy about the implications of the IB report for people’s movements in India and what it says about the new Modi-led government.

For Medha Patkar, it's 2004 all over again but with an AAP-swing
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For Medha Patkar, it's 2004 all over again but with an AAP-swing

Patkar's decision to jump into politics may seem a curious one but as history shows she is no stranger to it and perhaps may have jumped the gun on entering electoral politics a decade ago.

Activists seek Delhi CM Kejriwal's help to improve pension scheme
Economy

Activists seek Delhi CM Kejriwal's help to improve pension scheme

Activists of 'Pension Parishad', including Aruna Roy, today asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to intervene and stop the "system of patronage" in the Delhi government's pension programme and improve the coverage of the scheme.

Hold special Parliament session to pass anti-graft bills: Activists
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Hold special Parliament session to pass anti-graft bills: Activists

A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi made a strong pitch for more legislations to weed out corruption, activists today demanded convening of a special session of Parliament to pass bills dealing with graft at the grass-roots level.

Rajasthan: How ‘poison’ became the big poll talking point
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Rajasthan: How ‘poison’ became the big poll talking point

Raje’s remark has provided fresh ammunition to the Congress, which appears to be fighting a losing battle in the state.

Democracy most alive in rural India, says Aruna Roy
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Democracy most alive in rural India, says Aruna Roy

Noted social activist Aruna Roy has said that rural India, which suffers the worst aspects of democracy, is also where democracy is most alive.

SC to hear pleas against implementation of Aadhaar scheme today
Economy

SC to hear pleas against implementation of Aadhaar scheme today

The Supreme Court will today hear a batch of petitions, including the one filed by social worker like Aruna Roy against the implementation of the Aadhaar scheme or the "Unique Identification Number" System (UID), by linking it to various welfare schemes.