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Congress Raises Doubts Over Puri Heritage Corridor Project

Congress Raises Doubts Over Puri Heritage Corridor Project

The state government on the other hand claimed that no rule is violated in implementation of the project. Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra has made a public statement saying that the work is being done with "coordination" with the ASI.

29 April 2022
DTC Spending Rs 1.37 Lakh Daily To Run Delhi-Kathmandu Bus Service: RTI Reply

DTC Spending Rs 1.37 Lakh Daily To Run Delhi-Kathmandu Bus Service: RTI Reply

According to the information provided by the officials regarding the 15-day operation of the bus service, the DTC earned a marginal profit. From February 17 to...

01 April 2022

IOA Contracts With The Lalit Hotel: CIC Demands Details

CIC (Central Information Commission) has directed IOA( Indian Olympic Association for its all contract details with The Lalit Hotel—a five star property.

Only 7.15% Online RTI Applications Filed By Women In 8 Years: Right To Information Request Reveals

Only 7.15% Online RTI Applications Filed By Women In 8 Years: Right To Information Request Reveals

Replying to an RTI query, the personnel ministry said that a total of 1,59,107 applications were filed under the Right to Information Act between April 22,...

18 November 2021

Wanted Criminal Vinod Yadav Killed In An Encounter With Police In Uttar Pradesh

Eighty-two criminal cases were registered against Vinod Yadav.

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22 February 2021
SC Pulls Up Centre For Not Filing Reply On Jairam Ramesh’s Plea Against Amended RTI Act

SC Pulls Up Centre For Not Filing Reply On Jairam Ramesh’s Plea Against Amended RTI Act

On January 31, 2020; the top court had sought the Centre's response on Ramesh's plea, which said that the RTI (Amendment) Act, 2019 "collectively violate" the...


10 January 2021
Money Under PM-KISAN Scheme Going In 'Wrong Hands', RTI Data Reveals

Money Under PM-KISAN Scheme Going In 'Wrong Hands', RTI Data Reveals

The government disbursed Rs 1,364 Cr to over 20 lakh undeserving beneficiaries under the ambitious scheme, data shows


05 November 2020
HC Asks I&B Ministry To Probe Display Of RTI Activists' Details On Website

HC Asks I&B Ministry To Probe Display Of RTI Activists' Details On Website

The order directed the Ministry to look into the enclosure of personal details of RTI activists on its website.


06 February 2020
Air India Has To Recover Over Rs 822 Crore For Providing VVIP Charter Flights: RTI

Air India Has To Recover Over Rs 822 Crore For Providing VVIP Charter Flights: RTI

In a RTI response, Air India also said an additional Rs 9.67 crore towards evacuation operations and Rs 12.65 crore towards ferrying foreign dignitaries were...


30 August 2020
70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Resistance To Transparency Makes Our Courts Mysterious Institutions

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Resistance To Transparency Makes Our Courts Mysterious Institutions

Even after 70 years of India as a Republic, the Supreme Court is yet to launch even the modest pilot project of webcasting constitutionally important cases,...


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21 January 2020
Home Ministry Confirms It Has No Information On ‘Tukde Tukde’ Gang, Activist To Explore Legal Options

Home Ministry Confirms It Has No Information On ‘Tukde Tukde’ Gang, Activist To Explore Legal Options

RTI activist says Amit Shah and Home Ministry are contradicting each other and he will take the matter to the EC.


13 November 2019
CJI To Fall Under RTI: Credibility, Confidence And Accountability Restored

CJI To Fall Under RTI: Credibility, Confidence And Accountability Restored

Reading out the majority decision, Justice Khanna said: 'Judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand.'


02 August 2019
BJP-Led NDA Flexes Muscle As Parliament Fast-Track Key Bills; What's The Hurry? Asks Opposition

BJP-Led NDA Flexes Muscle As Parliament Fast-Track Key Bills; What's The Hurry? Asks Opposition

Contentious Bills like the Triple Talaq needed scrutiny, feels the Opposition but the NDA, as data shows, does not believe in delaying its stamp of authority


27 July 2019
'Government Murders RTI': Rahul Gandhi After Parliament Clears Amendment To RTI Act

'Government Murders RTI': Rahul Gandhi After Parliament Clears Amendment To RTI Act

Parliament approved the amendment to the RTI Act, with Rajya Sabha on Thursday passing it after negating an Opposition sponsored motion to send it to a House...


27 July 2019
TMC MP Derek O'Brien Summoned By CBI In Saradha Scam Probe

TMC MP Derek O'Brien Summoned By CBI In Saradha Scam Probe

The Rajya Sabha MP, who is also a spokesperson of West Bengal's ruling party, has been asked to appear before a CBI team in the first week of August, they said.


26 July 2019
PM Modi Taking Revenge For His Embarrassments By Amending RTI: Jiaram Ramesh

PM Modi Taking Revenge For His Embarrassments By Amending RTI: Jiaram Ramesh

The Prime Minister is 'taking revenge' for the disclosure in five cases directed under it which includes disclosure of demonetisation and regarding his...


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24 July 2019
Opinion: By Amending RTI Act, Govt Is Attempting To Subvert People's Power

Opinion: By Amending RTI Act, Govt Is Attempting To Subvert People's Power

RTI remains the only credible means left in our polity today to access the facts within government functioning, and therefore, come closer to the truth, write...


22 July 2019
Lok Sabha Passes RTI Amendment Bill; 'Dark Day For Democracy,' Says Opposition

Lok Sabha Passes RTI Amendment Bill; 'Dark Day For Democracy,' Says Opposition

A bill proposing to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners was...


09 July 2019
Nari Tu Narayani: Why Ministries Fail To Live Up To This Spirit?

Nari Tu Narayani: Why Ministries Fail To Live Up To This Spirit?

RTI queries reveal that all government departments, except one, have failed to furnish a monthly report to the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the...


05 July 2019
Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for...


29 June 2019
IAS Officer Accused Of Spending Rs 70 Lakh On Renovation Of Her Residential Quarter In Rourkela, She Says 'It's A Lie'

IAS Officer Accused Of Spending Rs 70 Lakh On Renovation Of Her Residential Quarter In Rourkela, She Says 'It's A Lie'

Details of the renovation work and the expenditure incurred were brought in public domain after Rourkela Development Authority's reply to an application filed...


24 June 2019
BMC Declares Devendra Fadnavis' Bungalow As Defaulter, 18 Ministers Also Named

BMC Declares Devendra Fadnavis' Bungalow As Defaulter, 18 Ministers Also Named

Apart from chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, names of 18 Maharashtra ministers are also in the list of defaulters, as they are yet to clear their water bill...


04 June 2019
MHA Declines To Share Details On Notice To Rahul Gandhi Over Complaint Questioning His Citizenship

MHA Declines To Share Details On Notice To Rahul Gandhi Over Complaint Questioning His Citizenship

In April, the Home Ministry served a notice to Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his ‘factual position’ on a complaint by BJP's Rajya Sabha...


03 June 2019
Bank Fraud Touches Unprecedented Rs 71,500 Crore In 2018-19: Reserve Bank Of India

Bank Fraud Touches Unprecedented Rs 71,500 Crore In 2018-19: Reserve Bank Of India

As many as 6,801 cases of fraud were reported by scheduled commercial banks and select financial institutions involving an amount of Rs 71,542.93 crore in the...


26 April 2019
'One Last Opportunity': SC Orders RBI To Disclose Annual Inspection Reports

'One Last Opportunity': SC Orders RBI To Disclose Annual Inspection Reports

The apex court also warned RBI that any future violation of RTI would be viewed 'seriously'.


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