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#India – RTI can empower the disabled to get justice #mustread

VINITA DESHMUKH | 04/12/2013 11:49 AM , Moneylife.com While 3rd December is commemorated as World Disability Day, how many know that RTI could empower the disabled to know about various welfare schemes, grants, concessions and scholarships they are entitled to? While the Right to Information (RTI)… Continue Reading →

#India -Justice deliverance down in Chhattisgarh, RTI reveals #WTfnews

Kanker, October 29, 2013 Suvojit Bagchi The Hindu Residents of Konge in Kanker district, narrate how young boys are routinely picked up from the area by the police. Photo: Suvojit Bagchi A series of RTI queries have revealed that only 4.3 per… Continue Reading →

#India – RTI information came in handy for Kudankulam protesters

TNN | Oct 16, 2013, MADURAI: How could the protesters rallying against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) raise significant points challenging the project? How could the public be effectively mobilised after they were apprised about the risks from a nuclear plant? The people… Continue Reading →

#India – Eight years on, lakhs of pending appeals threaten to kill RTI Act #mustread

  Saturday, Oct 12, 2013, 8:01 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA Mayank Aggarwal Representational purpose only – Sudhir Shetty/DNA Even as India celebrates the eighth anniversary of the Right to Information (RTI) Act that made common man… Continue Reading →

#India – RTI activist murdered for taking on corrupt sarpanchin Rajasthan #WTFnews

Jodhpur: A 35-year-old RTI activist was allegedly murdered by a sarpanch and his family members in Phalodi area of the district. “An FIR has been lodged against Jaisal village sarpanch Sodha Ram, his brothers Manohar Ram and Jagmal, two sons… Continue Reading →

#India- RTI amendment will run foul of the people’s constitutional right to know

 Amendment Bill which seeks to exclude political parties from the ambit of the Right to Information Act Shonali Ghosal Aruna Roy Photo: Shailendra Pandey Is there any substance in the political parties’ claim that they’re not public entities and therefore not subject… Continue Reading →

#India- Radiation leak a national secret? #mustread

Union minister hints at radiation leak, scientists and fishermen confirm ecological damage; but no PIL or RTI query has managed to get BARC to release reports on radiation levels around Thane creek. Sunday, Jul 7, 2013- DNA Dilnaz Biag In… Continue Reading →

#India- Political Parties afraid of #RTI

  Let’s ask the political parties what makes them fear public scrutiny Shailesh Gandhi 15-06-2013, Issue 24 Volume 10   Illustration: Vikram Nongmaithem The recent decision of the Central Information Commission (CIC) to bring political parties within the ambit of… Continue Reading →

India – Government needs to make amendments to law public

Make amendments to law public, says Aruna Roy Rahi Gaikwad Aruna Roy Terming the right to information a fundamental function in democracy, Aruna Roy, RTI pioneer and social activist, who recently quit the National Advisory Council, said here on Sunday… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Errant #Aadhaar contractors paid Rs 5.5cr fine: RTI #UID

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:00 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Ashutosh Shukla The state has charged penalties of more than Rs5.5 crore from various contractors authorised for Aadhaar card enrollment.   The state has charged penalties of more… Continue Reading →

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