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Who is behind the CBI closure report in RTI activist Satish Shetty murder case?

VINITA DESHMUKH | 12/08/2014 12:16 PM |    Sandeep Shetty alleges an invisible hand of a minister behind the filing ofclosure report in his brother and RTI activist Satish Shetty’s murder case. The case handled by CBI since last four years was coming to a nearconclusion when… Continue Reading →

What is the Cost of Freedom in India ?

  By Bijoy Venugopal | Yahoo India – Can you estimate the price of the freedom we enjoy today? Naturally, our thoughts drift back to the freedom fighters we have learned about in our school textbooks. Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,… Continue Reading →

Will the PMO under Modi be fairer in dealing with RTI applications?

  VINITA DESHMUKH | 22/05/2014 12:53 PM |    Last year, Narendra Modi ridiculed the PMO for denying information to a citizen. Will his office be open to seriously dealing with RTI applications, considering that his home state Gujarat does not have a good record? People… Continue Reading →

Mumbai University- 1 of every 4 varsity students seeking revaluation passed: RTI

Hemali Chhapia-Shah TNN Mumbai: One of about every four Mumbai University students who applied for revaluation in 2012 and early-2013 went on to clear the exam, raising serious doubts on the quality of assessment. RTI data reveals that in 2012,… Continue Reading →

EU – transparency of clinical trials data #healthcare

Europe backs more transparent, simpler clinical trial rules April 2 Wed Apr 2, 2014 2:18pm EDT (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday in favour of new rules that will ensure more open reporting of clinical trials results, even… Continue Reading →

#RTI- reveals- Aadhaar: Once allotted, you can never cancel it #UID #WTFnews

VINITA DESHMUKH | 27/03/2014 While Nandan Nilekani, former chairman of UIDAI, is busy fighting his election, he has left behind a dubious record of keeping the Aadhaar holders in the dark regarding access to their biometrics and other personal details by any… Continue Reading →

RTI: Information CRPF human rights violation in Chhattisgarh extra-judicial killings DENIED #WTFnews

By – Venkatesh Nayak In July 2012 I had filed two requests for information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) demanding information about two incidents of extra-judicial killing in which their personnel were involved…. Continue Reading →

#India – Parliament passes whistleblowers’ bill #RTI

Friday, February 21, 2014 – 19:04 IST | Parliament Friday passed the Whistle Blowers Protection Billwith the Rajya Sabha giving its nod on the last day of the last parliamentary session of the UPA-II government. The bill was taken up with an understanding… Continue Reading →

CIC – Wife has right to know husband’s salary #RTI

  BS ,  New Delhi  January 19, 2014 Last Updated at 13:25 IST  ight” to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated under suo-moto disclosure clause of the RTI… Continue Reading →

#India – Maharashtra tops country in attacks, murder of RTI activists

Anahita Mukherji, TNN Dec 22, 2013 (Data gleaned by the Commonwealth…) MUMBAI: The murder of a young Right to Information activist from Bhiwandi was no aberration for a state that has seen the highest number of attacks on RTI activists since… Continue Reading →

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