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In landmark move, Yavatmal pesticide contact poisoning victims file case in Bern against agrochemical company Syngenta
India

In landmark move, Yavatmal pesticide contact poisoning victims file case in Bern against agrochemical company Syngenta

In 2017, over 60 farmers died, and hundreds were affected reportedly by the increased use of pesticides sprayed without any protective gear, on the cotton crop in Yavatmal and other districts of Maharashtra.

PM-CARES received donations from Chinese companies, fund being run in opaque manner, alleges Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Politics

PM-CARES received donations from Chinese companies, fund being run in opaque manner, alleges Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Singhvi alleged that the PM-CARES fund is not even subjected to audit by any public authority, including the CAG.

'PM CARES not a public authority under RTI Act': PMO rejects application seeking fund details; will appeal, says law student
India

'PM CARES not a public authority under RTI Act': PMO rejects application seeking fund details; will appeal, says law student

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) rejected a RTI application seeking details on the creation and operation of the PM-CARES Fund, stating that the fund is not a public authority, a Live Law report said

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

Technical loan write-off route should not be applied for fugitives: Chidambaram to govt
Business

Technical loan write-off route should not be applied for fugitives: Chidambaram to govt

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the government why it had taken the technical loan write-off route for fugitives like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya

Wilful defaulters beneficiaries of 'phone banking' under UPA regime, Modi govt chasing them to recover dues: Nirmala Sitharaman
Business

Wilful defaulters beneficiaries of 'phone banking' under UPA regime, Modi govt chasing them to recover dues: Nirmala Sitharaman

Hitting out at the Congress party, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that wilful defaulters were beneficiaries of 'phone banking' under the UPA regime and the Modi government is chasing them to recover the dues

Over Rs 68,600 cr loans of wilful defaulters written off; Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya's firms among list: RBI in RTI reply
Business

Over Rs 68,600 cr loans of wilful defaulters written off; Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya's firms among list: RBI in RTI reply

Outstanding loans amounting to Rs 68,607 crore of top 50 wilful bank loan defaulters in the country including firms of Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya have been technically written off till 30 September, 2019, the Reserve Bank of India said in a RTI reply

Former I&B secretray Bimal Julka sworn in as CIC, Amita Pandove becomes IC; four posts still vacant in transparency watchdog
India

Former I&B secretray Bimal Julka sworn in as CIC, Amita Pandove becomes IC; four posts still vacant in transparency watchdog

Information Commissioner Bimal Julka was appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Friday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique

Delhi HC Bar goes on strike against move to transfer Justice S Muralidhar; judge had authored RTI, Sec 377 verdicts
India

Delhi HC Bar goes on strike against move to transfer Justice S Muralidhar; judge had authored RTI, Sec 377 verdicts

In protest against the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHBCA) asked its members to abstain from work on Thursday

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.

Cash-strapped Air India has to recover over Rs 822 crore for providing VVIP charter flights: RTI
Business

Cash-strapped Air India has to recover over Rs 822 crore for providing VVIP charter flights: RTI

Cash-strapped Air India, which is being disinvested by the government, has outstanding dues of over Rs 822 crore towards VVIP charter flights, according to latest data provided by the national carrier to an RTI response

Goa Konkani Akademi rejects circulation of Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet's book over 'objectionable' content
Life

Goa Konkani Akademi rejects circulation of Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet's book over 'objectionable' content

The objectionable words appear in Neelba Khandekar's poem Gangrape which incidentally won him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2019.

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.

Moviegoers can't be restricted from bringing own food, water bottles to theatres, Hyderabad police responds to RTI query
Entertainment

Moviegoers can't be restricted from bringing own food, water bottles to theatres, Hyderabad police responds to RTI query

In an RTI (Right to Information) query, Hyderabad police has revealed that multiplexes cannot prohibit cinegoers from carrying their own food and water bottles inside the cinema hall

BJP calls electoral bonds 'successful attempt to usher in honest money', claims Congress doesn't want transparency in elections
Politics

BJP calls electoral bonds 'successful attempt to usher in honest money', claims Congress doesn't want transparency in elections

BJP leader Piyush Goyal added that the Congress when in power used to go after those who donated money to the BJP through cheques.

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

SC verdict on Sabarimala a silver lining for protestors and devotees, but a lot will depend on definition of constitutional morality
India

SC verdict on Sabarimala a silver lining for protestors and devotees, but a lot will depend on definition of constitutional morality

The majority judgment, in effect, may be interpreted as leaning towards taking a sympathetic view of argument propounded by Sabarimala protestors and Lord Ayyappa devotees who have pointed out that the earlier judgment violates the essential customs and practices at the temple that are based on the celibate nature of the deity. This statement bears expansion.

Rafale verdict: Rahul should apologise, says BJP; ex-Congress chief claims SC judge's remarks opened 'huge door' for JPC probe
Politics

Rafale verdict: Rahul should apologise, says BJP; ex-Congress chief claims SC judge's remarks opened 'huge door' for JPC probe

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all review petitions against the December 2018 order in the Rafale case.

SC verdict on Sabarimala: Judicial remedy sought against ban on women for first time in 2006 against 1991 Kerala HC ruling; a timeline
India

SC verdict on Sabarimala: Judicial remedy sought against ban on women for first time in 2006 against 1991 Kerala HC ruling; a timeline

SC refers to larger seven-judge bench for re-examining various religious issues, including entry of women into Sabarimala temple and mosques and the practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community. Five-judge bench gives 3:2 majority verdict, keep pending the review pleas.