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.
Sonia Gandhi issues statement condemning Modi govt for passing RTI (Amendment) Bill, says, Centre 'hell-bent on subverting law'
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said in a statement that the Centre is determined to subvert the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. Her reaction came after the Lok Sabha passed RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Monday. The bill proposed to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of state and central Information Commissioners.
LS passes RTI (Amendment) Bill, deliberates on NMC, Motor Vehicles bills; RS clears amendment governing NHRC chief appointment
Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Monday, while it deliberated on the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The Rajya Sabha passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Lok Sabha passes bill amending Right To Information Act; Opposition terms it 'attempt to undermine the law'
Lok Sabha passed the bill amending the RTI Act, amid objections by the Opposition which alleged that it was an attempt to undermine the law.
Opposition slams govt over RTI Amendment bill, says govt planning to make transparency panel a 'toothless tiger'
"The RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019, is a deliberate attempt to undermine the RTI Act and make it toothless tiger like National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)," Congress leader Shashi Tharoor alleged
Narendra Modi govt forced 312 'corrupt' or 'inefficient' officials to retire between July 2014 and May 2019, Centre tells Lok Sabha
Between July 2014 and May 2019, as many as 312 government officials found to be allegedly corrupt or inefficient were mandatorily retired by the Narendra Modi government in public interest, Centre tells Lok Sabha
Jitendra Singh visits Jammu's Government Medical College (GMC); inquires about health of those injured in Kishtwar bus accident
Jitendra Singh visited the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu to inquire about the health of victims of last weeks' deadly accident in Kishtwar.
Govt gives residents of J&K's border areas set-top boxes to disseminate 'authentic' info in places with connectivity issues
Minister of State for prime minister's office Jitendra Singh on Sunday distributed free Doordarshan set-top boxes to beneficiaries near the border area. Singh said, 'Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided these set-top boxes to the border residents with an aim to disseminate authentic information at the places where connectivity remains a major issue'. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha on 28 June.
The new PSU will also look after production of space-based products and services developed by ISRO.
Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) 2019: BJP's man in J&K retains all berths from previous term, including Development of North East Region
Jitendra Singh took charge on Friday as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, and Department of Space, on Friday
BJP retains three Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference gets two; Mehbooba Mufti's PDP faces defeat
In the Udhampur seat of Jammu region, BJP's Jitendra Singh won by 3.57 lakh votes defeating Congress' Vikramaditya Singh, the son of Jammu and Kashmir's last prince Karan Singh.
Sunny Deol files nomination from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat as BJP candidate, reminds voters of his 'dhai kilo ka haath' at rally
Sunny Deol reminded voters in Gurdaspur of the patriotic character he played in Gadar and referred to his "dhai kilo ka haath" from another movie as the BJP candidate Monday filed his nomination papers for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat
Udhampur polls: Rasana's Dogras unhappy with BJP for failing Hindus by not ordering CBI inquiry in Kathua rape case
Not just consolidation of Muslim votes, BJP's Udhampur candidate Jitendra Singh faces disgruntled Dogra voters who are unhappy with the party for not supporting the community's demand for CBI enquiry in the Kathua rape and murder case
BJP rally in north Kashmir sees attendance of 78 people; party leaders focus on Vajpayee rather than Modi
The BJP, which got its highest vote share in Jammu and Kashmir ever in the last Lok Sabha election, is fighting on all seats in the state.
Diversion of rivers flowing to Pakistan: Jitendra Singh says excess water will be used by Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan
Questioning the previous Congress governments for not taking such a step, Union minister Jitendra Singh said the Centre's decision has corrected a long-standing anomaly.
About 15.7 lakh public grievances against central government departments in 2018, Jitendra Singh tells Rajya Sabha
Of these, 14.98 lakh were disposed of and nearly 8.4 lakh grievances were pending, he said in a written reply
Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal's resignation: Jitendra Singh says move lacks conviction, Omar Abdullah counters
Hot in the heels of Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal's resignation, Congress leader P Chidambaram took a dig at the Narendra Modi-government saying everyone could relate to Faesal's predicament.
UPSC aspirants protest outside Amit Shah's home, demand extra attempt to adapt to changes in exam pattern after 2011
Several UPSC aspirants staged a protest outside BJP president Amit Shah's residence to press for their demand for one more attempt to crack the civil services exam, claiming they were affected by abrupt changes in rules between 2011 and 2015.
I-League 2018-19: Willis Plaza's first-half strike guides Churchill Brothers to 1-0 win over Indian Arrows
Willis Plaza scored the solitary goal as Churchill Brothers returned to winning ways after two successive defeats with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over Indian Arrows in an I-League fixture at the Kalinga Stadium