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Must Prasar Bharati spend taxpayers’ money on PTI? Five questions on press trust
India

Must Prasar Bharati spend taxpayers’ money on PTI? Five questions on press trust

The PTI building stands on land leased for pittance by the government, besides it getting a substantial taxpayers’ money — over Rs 9 crore annually of its Rs 110 crore-odd revenue from subscriptions and services.

Maharashtra CM fund receives Rs 342 cr in donations till mid-May; Rs 23 cr spent on COVID-19, Rs 55 cr on migrant fare, reveals RTI query
India

Maharashtra CM fund receives Rs 342 cr in donations till mid-May; Rs 23 cr spent on COVID-19, Rs 55 cr on migrant fare, reveals RTI query

The Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund in Maharashtra received Rs 342 crore in donations till around mid-May, of which Rs 23.82 crore had been spent on controlling the virus's spread while Rs 55.20 crore went towards facilitating the journey of migrant workers to their home states, an RTI query has revealed

Bad loans of Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank surge multi-fold in six years: RTI data
Business

Bad loans of Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank surge multi-fold in six years: RTI data

Non-performing assets of Bank of Baroda soared more than six-fold to Rs 73,140 crore while those of Indian Bank surged four-times to Rs 32,561.26 crore in six years, according to a Right to Information reply

Sports ministry dispels myth that hockey is national sport in RTI reply, says Centre has not declared a national game
Sports

Sports ministry dispels myth that hockey is national sport in RTI reply, says Centre has not declared a national game

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has said that the Centre has not declared any sport as the 'national game' of the country.

In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August
Politics

In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August

The other commissions which remain dissolved dealt with human rights, the right to information, the rights of the disabled, and allegations against public functionaries.

No biometric systems or CCTV cameras vandalised on 3, 4 Jan: RTI exposes discrepancy in JNU admin's campus violence claims
India

No biometric systems or CCTV cameras vandalised on 3, 4 Jan: RTI exposes discrepancy in JNU admin's campus violence claims

The RTI response also stated that there are four CCTV cameras at the north or main gate of the JNU campus, although the university refused to give full details of the location of CCTV cameras citing "security reasons and concerns".

Citizens, media and courts must do their utmost to prevent suffocation of RTI Act, writes Shailesh Gandhi
India

Citizens, media and courts must do their utmost to prevent suffocation of RTI Act, writes Shailesh Gandhi

RTI is a fundamental right of citizens under Article 19 (1)(a) of the Indian Constitution. By a plethora of Supreme Court judgments, it has been recognised that Article 19 (1)(a) includes the right to free speech, right to publishing and right to information

SC says RTI being used for 'criminal intimidation', highlights need to evolve guidelines to stop its misuse
India

SC says RTI being used for 'criminal intimidation', highlights need to evolve guidelines to stop its misuse

The top court, which was hearing a plea on filling up of vacancies of information commissioners (ICs) in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the State Information Commissions (SICs), raised the issue of abuse of RTI law by those who have no connection with the information sought.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments
India

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the Chief Justice of India on Sunday

Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East
India

Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to retire on 17 November as the 46th head of Indian judiciary. With a reputation as a no-nonsense administrator, in his tenure, he has given judgment on some of the most iconic cases in Indian history like that of NRC, Ayodhya land dispute, entry of women into Sabarimala temple, to name a few

Supreme Court to decide today if CJI comes under RTI Act; Ranjan Gogoi had earlier said institution can't be destroyed in name of transparency
India

Supreme Court to decide today if CJI comes under RTI Act; Ranjan Gogoi had earlier said institution can't be destroyed in name of transparency

A five-judge constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce its verdict after listening to a petition filed against a 2010 judgment of the Delhi High Court

Over 3,400 branches of 26 public sector banks closed or merged in last 5 years: RTI
Business

Over 3,400 branches of 26 public sector banks closed or merged in last 5 years: RTI

Over 3,400 branches of 26 public sector banks (PSBs) have been either closed or merged during the last five financial years due to merger under the consolidation exercise in the banking space, revealed an RTI query

Supreme Court gives Centre, 25 states four more weeks to respond to plea seeking online RTI portals
India

Supreme Court gives Centre, 25 states four more weeks to respond to plea seeking online RTI portals

Supreme Court on Monday gave four more weeks to the Centre and 25 states to file responses on a plea seeking directions for setting up online RTI portals.

Amit Shah says Centre putting information in public domain to reduce need for filing RTI applications
India

Amit Shah says Centre putting information in public domain to reduce need for filing RTI applications

The success of a government does not lie in the high number of Right to Information (RTI) applications, said Amit Shah

100 days of Narendra Modi 2.0 Updates: Shiv Sena MP's name missing from list of invitees in PM's Mumbai event; MMRDA apologizes for glitch
India

100 days of Narendra Modi 2.0 Updates: Shiv Sena MP's name missing from list of invitees in PM's Mumbai event; MMRDA apologizes for glitch

100 days of Narendra Modi 2.0 Updates: In an apparent glitch by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale's name did not appear in the invitation card for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme​ in Mumbai on Saturday, before the mistake was rectified.

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi completes 100 days in office; ISRO plan to soft land on Moon falters; days's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi completes 100 days in office; ISRO plan to soft land on Moon falters; days's top stories

Urging the ISRO scientists to refrain from being disheartened by the hurdles in the moon mission Chandrayaan-2, Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that there will be a "new dawn".

Activists protest against amendments to RTI Act in Delhi, urge president to withhold assent to bill
India

Activists protest against amendments to RTI Act in Delhi, urge president to withhold assent to bill

Anjali Bhardwaj, the leading member of NCPRI, also announced the launch of 'Use RTI to Save RTI' campaign encouraging people to ask the government questions.

RTI (Amendment) Bill passed in RS: BJP sought stronger law when in Opposition, wants to weaken it now, says ex-CIC Shailesh Gandhi
India

RTI (Amendment) Bill passed in RS: BJP sought stronger law when in Opposition, wants to weaken it now, says ex-CIC Shailesh Gandhi

'The reasons that the government is putting forward to amend the RTI Act do not make any sense,' former CIC Shailesh Gandhi said.

Anna Hazare accuses Narendra Modi govt of ‘betraying’ people after Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment bill
India

Anna Hazare accuses Narendra Modi govt of ‘betraying’ people after Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment bill

A day after the Lok Sabha passed amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday accused the Union government of betraying Indian citizens through the move.

RTI Amendment bill moved for consideration, passage in Lok Sabha; Centre says it's aimed at 'streamlining' of information commission
Politics

RTI Amendment bill moved for consideration, passage in Lok Sabha; Centre says it's aimed at 'streamlining' of information commission

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh moved the RTI amendment bill for consideration and passage in Lok Sabha on Monday saying it is aimed at streamlining and institutionalising the functioning of information commission.