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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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Meghalaya says Karnataka, Maharashtra are normal now


August 29th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Wednesday urged students and workers from the state to return to their educational institutions and works places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, saying the ... Read more...

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Goa information commissioner’s posting hits RTI roadblock


June 19th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The appointment of a new state information commissioner (SIC) in Goa has hit a Right To Information (RTI) roadblock.The Goa government has been forced to seek ... Read more...

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Goa bans swimming, water sports on beaches for monsoon


June 1st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 1 (IANS) Ahead of the coming monsoon, the Goa government Friday banned water sports along the state's 105-km coastline. It also cautioned tourists and local residents against swimming ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to leave for Britain Tuesday


May 21st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday begins an eight-day trip to Britain, his first visit to a foreign country since he took over 12 years ... Read more...

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UP government transfers 109 officials


April 7th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) The new Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government Saturday transferred 109 provincial civil service (PCS) officials and posted new ones in many important places.Among those transferred are ... Read more...

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Chaudhary new Haryana chief secretary


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday appointed Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary as the state's new chief secretary, an official spokesman said here.Chaudhary replaces Urvashi Gulati, who retired March 31.The ... Read more...

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Special programmes mark Biju Patnaik’s birth anniversary


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 5 (IANS) Several programmes was organised to pay tribute to former state chief minister and legendary leader Biju Patnaik on his 96th birth anniversary in Odisha, an official ... Read more...

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Supreme Court stays Goa information panel order


December 8th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday stayed all proceedings arising out of a notice by the Goa information commissioner asking the governor's office to furnish all ... Read more...

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Bihar’s visually impaired to get RTI Act copy in Braille


November 10th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 10 (IANS) The Bihar government will provide a copy of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in Braille for the benefit of visually impaired people in the state, ... Read more...

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Karnataka public service commission ex-chief arrested


October 7th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 7 (IANS) Former chairman of the Karnataka public service commission H. N. Krishna was arrested Friday for alleged irregularities and malpractice in the selection of candidates for gazetted ... Read more...

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Orissa’s huge mining sector under RTI scanner


August 11th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) The Orissa State Information Commission wants more transparency in mining sector in the state, in view of allegations of rampant irregularities and corruption.The commission has ... Read more...

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Now, RTI complaint hearings through video conferencing (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) The Bihar State Information Commission Thursday launched a video conferencing system for quicker hearing and disposal of complaints related to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, ... Read more...

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Now, RTI complaint hearings through video conferencing


July 28th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) The Bihar State Information Commission (SIC) Thursday launched a video conferencing system for quicker hearing and disposal of complaints related to the Right To Information (RTI) ... Read more...

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Governor not in RTI ambit? Court asks for affidavit


July 18th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court Monday asked the Goa governor to state on oath that he, the president of India and speakers of ... 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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Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy to swear before god over graft issue (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will witness a rare scene of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his predecessor H.D. Kumaraswamy swearing before god following the latter's claim that the ... Read more...

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Court asks Goa governor not to stall RTI queries


June 6th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday asked the Goa governor's office not to deny information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) on the pretext that the ... Read more...

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Goa panel delaying viewing of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’: Distributors


April 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) A high-level panel set up by the Goa government for the pre-release screening of "Dum Maaro Dum", which the government apprehends portrays the state negatively, is ... Read more...

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Stone-throwing protests unfortunate: Kashmir governor


February 28th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, in his address to the state legislature at the start of the budget session Monday, termed as unforunate the stone-throwing protests ... Read more...

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Sufi appointed first Kashmir information commissioner


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 10 (IANS) G.R. Sufi, an income tax officer, has been appointed Jammu and Kashmir's first chief information commissioner.Official sources said the state government received the file of Sufi's appointment, ... Read more...

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Kashmir gets CVC clearance for information commissioner


February 6th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 6 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has received the clearance from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for the appointment of an income tax officer as the state's first chief ... Read more...

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CBI raids premises of three Adarsh scam accused (Lead)


January 30th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) The CBI has seized nearly 200 files related to the scam-hit Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society during raids on the office of the society, premises of three of its ... 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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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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Maharashtra information commissioner linked in Adarsh scam suspended (Lead)


January 20th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Thursday suspended State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, who is accused of involvement in the Adarsh society scam when an official in the state government, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra information commissioner suspended


January 20th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Thursday suspended State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, who is allegedly involved in the Adarsh Society scam."The suspension order has been issued and comes into ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor pushes information commissioner’s removal (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The process to remove defiant State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari got a fillip with Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday referring the issue to the Supreme Court, an official ... 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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Maharashtra wants information commissioner removed


January 11th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) The Maharashtra cabinet Tuesday decided to recommend the removal of State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari for his alleged involvement in the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam in Mumbai.A ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: No action yet against state information commissioner


January 6th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) A day after Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan rejected the leave application of State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, the state government Thursday was still to initiate any action against ... Read more...

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Goa governor skips RTI hearing


January 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 4 (IANS) Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu Tuesday invoked constitutional immunity to avoid appearing for a Right to Information (RTI) Act hearing, his lawyer said. Speaking to reporters outside the state ... 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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Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Govt. asks two bureaucrats to resign


December 28th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec 28 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government has sought resignations of two bureaucrats for their alleged role in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam.According to reports, State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari and ... Read more...

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