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Judicial people should head information panels: SC (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information panels are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and these should be headed and ... Read more...

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Government gets Delhi High Court contempt notice


May 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the government on a petition filed by an RTI activist alleging failure to fill up ... Read more...

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Hasten appointments in transparency panel: Court (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The government was Wednesday directed by the Delhi High Court to frame rules granting autonomy to the Central Information Commission (CIC) for filling up ... Read more...

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Kashmir opposition slams Omar’s list of 2011 achievements


December 31st, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it has made "great progress in the year 2011" in various fields like restoring peace, checking corruption, ... Read more...

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RTI can check corruption: Experts


October 16th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Amid a debate on the Right to Information Act (RTI) affecting governance, experts Saturday batted for strengthening the transparency law, stressing its potential to ... Read more...

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Efforts to dilute RTI must be resisted, says Aruna Roy


October 15th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activist Aruna Roy Saturday took Prime Minister Manmohan Singh head on Saturday, saying that efforts to dilute the RTI Act by ... Read more...

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PM calls for critical look at RTI, BJP objects


October 14th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday strongly criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for inviting a "critical look" at the Right to Information Act, and ... Read more...

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EU to have right ‘to be forgotten’ law online


March 18th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.18 (ANI): The European Union has said it will soon introduce a legislation called 'right to be forgotten,' that will allow people to have all their stored personal information permanently ... Read more...

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G.R.Sofi to head Kashmir Information Commission (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


January 27th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) G.R.Sofi, a serving income tax officer, was Thursday appointed the Chief Information Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir. He will head the first information commission in the state.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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G.R. Sofi to head Kashmir information commission (Lead)


January 27th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) G.R. Sofi, a retired income tax officer, was Thursday appointed the chief information commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir. He will head the first information commission in the state. ... Read more...

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Finally, Kashmir to get information commission


January 27th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) After much delay, Jammu and Kashmir is set to constitute its first state information commission.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and opposition Peoples Democratic Party ... Read more...

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Tripura appoints new information commissioners


January 14th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday made new appointments to the state's Information Commission constituted under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. But the move was rejected by the main ... Read more...

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‘Information commissioners cause loss of Rs. 86 crores’


January 14th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Information Commissioners across the country caused a loss of Rs. 86 crores to the exchequer during the last fiscal by not imposing penalties in cases where they ... Read more...

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Seven years on, Kashmir still waits for information commission


January 12th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir was the first to enact the Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2004. But seven years down the line and despite Rs.8.3 million being spent ... Read more...

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Activists target Punjab information panel’s decisions


December 29th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) Upset over the manner in which the Punjab Information Commission works, a group of Right to Information (RTI) activists here is all set to bring ... Read more...

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Activists demonstrate against Punjab information commission


December 20th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activists Monday demonstrated outside the Punjab State Information Commission here to protest delays in giving details to applicants.Carrying placards and banners against Chief Information ... Read more...

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Apex court restores powers of transparency panel chief


October 18th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday stayed the operation of a Delhi High Court order striking down the provision under which the chief information commissioner constitutes different benches of ... Read more...

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RTI activist shot dead in Gujarat


July 21st, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 20 (IANS) Leading Right to Information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa was shot dead opposite the high court building here Tuesday night, police said. Jethwa had just come out ... Read more...

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Rules for postings under transparency law sought


June 30th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) A group of right to information (RTI) activists here Wednesday demanded a set of rules and procedures for appointment of information commissioners under the transparency law. RTI activists ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan 1963 talks: CIC to see if files stay secret


April 13th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) will "revisit" the material regarding talks between foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in 1963 to decide if it can be revealed ... Read more...

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Gujarat gets two new RTI commissioners


March 13th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 13 (IANS) The Gujarat State Information Commission (GSIC), which was functioning only with a chief information commissioner so far, has got two new information commissioners following the high court's ... Read more...

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Habibullah stays as CIC, tells Omar can’t take RTI post (Lead, Correcting typo in para nine)


February 15th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah, who resigned last year to head the Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission (JKSIC), says he will ... Read more...

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Habibullah stays as CIC, tells Omar can’t take RTI post


February 15th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah, who resigned last year to head the Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission (JKSIC), says he will ... Read more...

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Appoint information commissioners for Kashmir, Habibullah urges Omar


January 21st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Central Information Commission (CIC) chief Wajahat Habibullah, who is waiting to head the Jammu and Kashmir information commission, has advised Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ... Read more...

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Why is Habibullah still chief CIC, ask RTI activists


January 14th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Nabeel A. Khan New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A group of Right to Information (RTI) activists has served a legal notice on the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) over Wajahat Habibullah continuing as ... Read more...

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Information commissioners’ appointments not transparent: RTI activists


December 11th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Nabeel A. Khan New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Two weeks after they served a legal notice on the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the union government for "not being transparent" in the ... Read more...

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Centre sanctions 116 posts for CIC


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): The Union Government informed the parliament on Thursday that it has sanctioned 116 posts for the Central Information Commission.In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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Pleasantly surprised at the way people using RTI: Ansari


December 1st, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari Tuesday inaugurated the first national Right to Information (RTI) awards here and said that he was pleasantly surprised at the manner in which ... Read more...

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CIC expresses displeasure over RTI awards


November 26th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has expressed doubts over a recent study that evaluated functioning of information commissions and commissioners across India. A recent study by the ... Read more...

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Activists demand transparent system for appointing CIC


November 18th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activists from across the country Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that the next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) be appointed ... Read more...

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It’s official: Wajahat Habibullah head of Kashmir’s RTI watchdog


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has approved Wajahat Habibullah as the head of the state's information commission. "Vohra signed the order Thursday," Jammu and Kashmir's Minister for ... Read more...

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RTI can improve public services: President


October 12th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said Right to Information (RTI) Act can be instrumental in bringing about improvement in public services, delivery systems and mechanisms but should ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate fourth Annual Convention on RTI today


October 12th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the fourth Annual Convention on Right to Information (RTI) here today.It is being organised by the Central Information Commission.Lord Meghnad ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate RTI convention Monday


October 11th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Monday inaugurate the fourth national convention on Right to Information (RTI) organised by the Central Information Commission (CIC), an official statement said ... Read more...

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Four years on, RTI a powerful weapon for ordinary Indians


October 10th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Thanks to Right to Information (RTI) Act 30-year-old daily wager suffering from kidney stones was finally able to get himself operated at a ... Read more...

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