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
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
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
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'
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
The BJP does not fall into the 'Right' category, nor do its policies conform broadly with what the world defines as 'Right'.
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
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'
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."
A symbolic protest against the "meagre pension" given to underprivileged senior citizens.
Social activist Aruna Roy on Monday demanded the immediate arrest of BJP MLA Kanwar Lal Meena for allegedly leading a mob that attacked volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Raje’s remark has provided fresh ammunition to the Congress, which appears to be fighting a losing battle in the state.
Noted social activist Aruna Roy has said that rural India, which suffers the worst aspects of democracy, is also where democracy is most alive.
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.