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RTI Bill likely to be taken up in Parliament today: Why Opposition, activists are against its amendments

The government has proposed changed to sections related to ranks, salaries and tenure of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners (ICs).

Opposition parties commit to fight against any amendment in RTI Act

RTI amendment Bill: Activists say bid to wreck Act, former CIC says ‘may be an act of vengeance’

Former Central Information Commissioner (CIC) Shailesh Gandhi said the move seemed to be a fall-out of the Central Information Commission’s orders to respond to RTIs about the educational qualification of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mohali: Taxi driver held for ‘overcharging, misbehaving’ with IAS officer

Mumbai: Three booked for trying to extort from hospital owner

The accused had threatened her, claiming that they were aware of the several violations her hospital commits in its day-to-day functioning.

Delhi: 4,800 trees felled for three projects, replantation bid stuck in blame game

Civic body spent Rs 150 crore in 3 years to remove trees, reveals RTI

The tender document, which invites contractors for undertaking the work from both municipal as well as private premises, estimates the cost of removing these trees to be over Rs 150 crore between April 2016 and April 2018.

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Not enough questions asked by MLAs: RTI

The complaints related to sewerage increased by 14% from 64,481 in 2015 to 73,088 in 2017, the report states.

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Half of missing people in Mumbai between 16 to 25 years of age: RTI

A total of 32,598 people were reported missing from Mumbai in 2014, 2015 and 2016, while 27,565 of them were later found, the police said.

Maharashtra 2016 report on RTI shows worrying dip in pleas

As compared to the 8,68,818 applications received under the Act in 2015, only 6,84,289 applications were received at various government offices the next year, 2016.

Over 400 newborns died in 16 neighbourhood care units in Delhi last year: RTI

Most of the deaths were due to infection in the blood, pneumonia and meningitis, the state health department said in a reply to the RTI query.

Pune Municipal Corporation

Nightmare on NIBM annexe road in Pune: A ‘kutcha road’ and civic ‘apathy’

Residents claimed that while the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has issued completion certificates to developers of the projects, and even collects taxes from residents, it has “forgotten” to construct the approach road.

Thane: RTI activist arrested in extortion case

Charushila Patil (37), who works with a local news channel, was arrested on Sunday while accepting money from the Kalyan-based builder.

CAPF companies withdraw from Darjeeling

RTI Act can’t prevail over Supreme Court rules, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court observed the RTI Act cannot be resorted to in case the information sought for is related to judicial function

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Government should set up authority to ‘compel’ ministries to put info on websites, says Wajahat Habibullah

Under the RTI Act, Habibullah said, it is expected that every ministry and department under the Centre or state government should not only develop a website but also ensure that it contains a host of routine information.

It’s lonely on the ground

RTI Act needs to be protected against attempts to dilute it. RTI activists must be made less vulnerable

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No centralised data on pending RTI application: Government

All the details of the public authority may be uploaded on its website. Access to information should be made user-friendly for which appropriate information technology infrastructure should be suitably designed, developed and operationalised,” one of the recommendations accepted by the government said.

50 per cent of human rights complaints from J&K: RTI

A total of 186 complaints were received between 2012 and January 2016 from seven states, said the Ministry of Home Affairs while replying to an Right to Information application. The other six states were Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.