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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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Information panels should be manned by judicial people: SC


September 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information commissions are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and thus these should be manned ... Read more...

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Goa officer files complaint against RTI activist


August 25th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a senior civic officer has filed a police complaint against a Right to Information (RTI) activist claiming that the latter has been ... Read more...

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CAG official splurged on air fare, says Goa RTI activist


August 6th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) A right to information (RTI) activist here Monday complained to the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG), accusing a senior official of the premier auditing and financial propriety ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s new empowering law to address citizen complaints


August 5th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 5 (IANS) After being the first state to implement the Right to Information Act, Rajasthan has taken the lead in executing another far-reaching legislation, which entitles citizens swift ... Read more...

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Congress’ youth, students wings call strike in Tripura


July 11th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The main opposition Congress party's youth and students wings have called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura Friday to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering examinations ... Read more...

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Court blocks Narayanan-Vajpayee letters on Gujarat riots (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday set aside the Central Information Commission (CIC) order allowing disclosure of the correspondence between then president K.R. Narayanan and prime ... Read more...

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Court blocks Narayanan-Vajpayee letters on Gujarat riots


July 11th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday set aside the Central Information Commission (CIC) order allowing disclosure of the correspondence between then president K.R. Narayanan and prime ... Read more...

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Court stops Tripura engineering admissions


July 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's bench here Tuesday stopped the counselling of students for admission to medical and engineering courses on a plea alleging irregularities in the ... Read more...

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Delhi transit system comes under RTI Act: High court


July 8th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Upholding a Central Information Commission (CIC) order, the Delhi High Court has held that the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) is a public ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh RTI activist shot at, in stable condition


July 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) A leading Chhattisgarh rights activist was injured when two unidentified gunmen shot him twice in the state's industrial town Raigarh. He is said to be out ... Read more...

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Petitioners claim apex court was misled on next army chief (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A group of petitioners was moved in the Supreme Court Tuesday alleging that the government misled the court during the hearing on their earlier plea ... Read more...

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NPCIL declines to release nuke safety report


May 26th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NCPIL) has objected to a Central Information Commission (CIC) order for releasing a safety report on the Kudankulam nuclear reactor, ... Read more...

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ED investigating money laundering in IPL, says Pranab


May 21st, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the complaints of money laundering against Indian Premier League (IPL), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Banning IPL not the solution, says Maken


May 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken feels banning the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not the solution and has made three suggestions to clear the ... Read more...

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Keep off IPL, Maken tells BCCI (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending the players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do more ... Read more...

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Players’ suspension not enough, BCCI must do more: Maken


May 16th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending five domestic players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do ... Read more...

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NGO moves apex court against curtailed RTI access, high fee


May 16th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) An NGO Tuesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking the quashing of the rules framed by the Allahabad High Court restricting access to information under the ... Read more...

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‘RTI should be used to strengthen the government’


May 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) The Right to Information Act (RTI) must be used to strengthen the government, National Minorities Commission Chairman Wajahat Habibullah said here Wednesday.He was addressing students at ... Read more...

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Amendments to Lokpal bill being considered, says Narayanasamy


February 11th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The government is committed to a strong Lokpal bill and is looking at amendments suggested by its allies as well as the opposition parties ... Read more...

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Not obsessed about becoming PM: Rahul (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) Making his stand loud and clear on the question of donning the prime minister's mantle, Congress general secretary and the party's star campaigner Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

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Devas deal cancelled for national security: Minister


February 6th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) The central government cancelled the Antrix Corporation-Devas Multimedia deal for reasons of national security and not for purported loss of revenue in sale of spectrum, ... Read more...

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Murmurs of witch-hunt as parts of Devas reports released


February 5th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) With ISRO making public only parts of two reports into the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, murmurs of witch-hunt against the four retired scientists is gaining ground.The ... Read more...

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Long way to go to ensure probity in public life: PM (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Amid constant attack by the opposition on the issue of corruption, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government had taken several measures in ... Read more...

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Long way to go to ensure probity: PM


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government had taken several legal and administrative measures to curb corruption in the past year but there ... Read more...

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Good news from Kashmir: Education back on rail


January 29th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Binoo Joshi Jammu, Jan 29 (IANS) Ramshackle and damaged buildings are being repaired, teacher-student ratios are improving, enrolment is rising and so is the literacy rate. After over two decades of militant ... Read more...

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Committed to bringing a strong Lokpal: PM


January 21st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his government is committed to bringing a strong Lokpal in the country despite the bill being stalled in parliament.Addressing ... Read more...

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Apex court notice to Chhattisgarh on judges’ appointment (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notices to the central and Chhattisgarh governments on a plea seeking an independent inquiry into the alleged lapses in selection ... Read more...

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Text of PM’s statement in parliament


December 27th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the final decision on the Lokpal should rest with parliament and urged all political parties to "rise above ... Read more...

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Is CIC empowered to prosecute for perjury? Court issues notice


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the Department of Personnel Training (DOPT) on a plea seeking its direction on whether the Central Information ... Read more...

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Haryana computerises finance instructions


December 20th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Haryana is the first state in the country where all instructions of the finance department have been compiled or computerised, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said ... Read more...

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Mixed response as third round of Kudankulam talks ends


December 15th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The third round of talks between the central and the state panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu ended Thursday ... Read more...

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Governments monitoring email, China sucked out CBI’s mails: Assange


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Saturday said governments the world over were curbing personal liberty and individual privacy by continuous monitoring of phone calls and emails ... Read more...

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Taj city eco-activists march against polythene


November 20th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 20 (IANS)Environmentalits Sunday marched with banners and posters to demand a complete ban on use of polythene, which is proving a major health hazard in the Taj city.Youthful ... Read more...

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Digvijay targets Sri Sri, renews attack on RSS-BJP


October 27th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Thursday renewed his attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the RSS ... Read more...

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