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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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AIUDF protests over July 9 molestation, lawlessness


July 18th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Opposition AIUDF legislators Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan over the July 9 public molestation of a girl on a main road here ... 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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Group to build 500 schools across country


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Round Table India (RTI), a non-profit organisation which has tie-ups with several state governments, will build 500 school blocks across the country in the next five ... Read more...

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Evidence against Maya government’s scams soon: Shivpal


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has begun simultaneous probes into the alleged irregularities and scams that took place in the five year rule of BSP chief ... 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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RTI activist shot in Bihar


May 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 11 (IANS) A Right to Information (RTI) activist was shot and seriously wounded Friday by some assailants in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said.RTI activist Razi Hasan was battling ... Read more...

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President’s last foreign trip: 12 days in Africa


April 9th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is undertaking what could possibly be her last foreign trip before she ends her five-year tenure in July - a 12-day ... Read more...

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Bring Jan Lokpal bill or go, Hazare tells government


March 16th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday said that if the government does not bring the anti-graft Jan Lokpal bill, it will have to go.Speaking at the India ... Read more...

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CBI gets remand of Shehla Masood murder accused


February 29th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 29 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Indore Wednesday gave six days' remand of interior designer Zahida Parvez and another person to the premier ... Read more...

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‘No action against MP who tore Lokpal bill’


February 1st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha has conceded that despite a provision in parliamentary rules, no action was taken against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Rajneeti Prasad, who ... Read more...

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Activist asks court for inquiry into MEA ‘gifts scam’


January 13th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A social activist Friday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Allahabad High Court to seek an inquiry into media reports about alleged fraud ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s assets: Highest at Rs.87 crore (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati tops the list of chief ministers in the five election-bound states with maximum assets worth Rs.87 crore and 46 percent ... Read more...

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Government has done nothing against graft: Hazare


December 26th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegaon Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 26 (IANS) The government has not done anything against corruption in the 60 years of Independence, Anna Hazare said here Monday, a day ahead of ... Read more...

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Kashmir woman’s death: Family alleges domestic violence


December 8th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) The family of a woman found dead mysteriously at her in-law's house last month and civil society members staged another silent protest here Thursday, seeking ... Read more...

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Bhushan accuses PMO of thwarting Jan Lokpal bill


December 5th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan Monday accused the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of defamation and "thwarting" the Jan Lokpal bill by "falsely" replying to ... Read more...

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Sitting, former MP owe MTNL over Rs.9 crore


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Sitting and former MPs from various parties owe a staggering Rs.9 crore to state-run telecom provider MTNL, over and above the free calls they ... Read more...

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BCCI should probe Kambli’s charge, says Maken


November 19th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Saturday hinted that his ministry will have to probe former India player Vinod Kambli's charge that the controversial 1996 World Cup ... Read more...

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CBI’s Delhi branch to probe Shehla Masood’s murder


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 2 (IANS) With no headway in the two-month investigation into the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, the Delhi unit of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will ... Read more...

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Tackling corruption top of government agenda: PM


October 21st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Institution of a "strong and effective" Lokpal, reducing discretionary powers of public authorities and ensuring transparency in government contracts were on top of his ... Read more...

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Activists march in support of Jan Lokpal


September 24th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activists here Saturday embarked on a 500-km march through rural ares of Uttar Pradesh to make people aware of the Jan Lokpal ... Read more...

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A 500-km march in support of Jan Lokpal bill


September 21st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activists plan to march 500 km through Uttar Pradesh from Sep 24 to make rural masses aware of the Jan Lokpal bill "The ... Read more...

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Threat to slain RTI activist’s family: Forum-Asia


September 20th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) The members of Forum-Asia who prepared a report on the killing of Right to Information (RTI) activist Shehla Masood revealed that after her murder her ... Read more...

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PM, cabinet ministers declare their assets


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet ministers Saturday declared their assets which were posted online, officials said.The list of assets and liabilities of ... Read more...

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Congress not divided on sports bill, says Maken


September 1st, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Thursday that the ruling Congress party is not divided over the proposed national sports development bill, it is only ... Read more...

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CBI probe an option in RTI activist’s murder: Chidambaram


September 1st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Calling the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood as a "serious" matter, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said Madhya Pradesh can request for a ... Read more...

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PM hails Indian press


August 15th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday hailed the Indian press, saying that "an alert press" is helpful in the fight against corruption."An alert press and ... Read more...

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Don’t allow RTI misuse: Apex court


August 12th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that while the right to information (RTI) is a formidable tool to fight corruption in governance, it "should not be ... Read more...

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Officials fined Rs.44 lakh for denying information under RTI


August 11th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A sum of Rs.44.23 lakh was recovered as penalty from central public information officers in the last four years for failing to provide information under ... Read more...

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12,000 RTI appeals pending in Gujarat: Activist


August 8th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Over 12,000 right to information (RTI) appeals are pending in Gujarat which does not even have a chief information commissioner (CIC), transparency law activist Vinod ... Read more...

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CBI exempt from RTI for ’security’ reasons


August 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has exempted from the Right To Information (RTI) Act "in the interest of the security of the state", parliament ... Read more...

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Weak law, tracking system hampers missing kids’ recovery


July 29th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) There is a huge discrepancy in the number of missing children in the country as sourced from police records and that obtained through RTI applications, ... Read more...

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Khasi villagers ostracised over PDS scam, seek NHRC help


July 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 7 (IANS) After villagers in Meghalaya were ostracised for unearthing a scam in the public distribution system (PDS), a woman's group has asked the National Human Rights ... Read more...

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Gujarat panel orders making mining lease details public


July 7th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 6 (IANS) The Gujarat state information commission has ruled that all details pertaining to mining leases should be proactively publcised by the public authority.The commission in an order ... Read more...

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