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Right To Information Act
Opinion  /  Published 05.08.20

The information pandemic in India

The conscience of India has been shaken by issues pertaining to caste, religion and ethnicity as well as by stories of war, economic distress and injustice on several occasions. Truths were once infor...
By Aditya Sharma in

India  /  Published 29.07.20

Order to govt to reveal plea on judges

The central information commissioner (CIC) has directed the law ministry to furnish within 30 days “a clear, cogent and timely response” on an RTI application seeking a copy of a communica...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.20

Lone voice: Rahul Gandhi questions China 'silence'

Silence need not be golden. The greyness of silence has been brought to light, once again, by Rahul Gandhi’s courageous, ceaseless — but solitary — questioning of Narendra Modi and h...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Internal grades outside RTI purview

A state-aided university in Barasat has issued a notice on Monday saying BA and BSc Part-III examinees cannot use the RTI Act to know how their 20 per cent internal assessment marks were arrived at. ...
By Mita Mukherjee in Barasat

India  /  Published 30.05.20

PM CARES: What transparency? Website has no details of donations, spending

The Prime Minister’s Office has refused to provide copies of the trust deed of the PM CARES Fund, besides those of the government orders, notifications and circulars related to its creation, saying ...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.12.19

Home ministry says ‘no information’ about use of Pegasus

The Union ministry of home affairs has no details whether it used Pegasus for the purpose of surveillance against individuals, although it confirmed it has kept the data of interception and surveillan...
By in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.19

In truth

This is a difficult moment. The Supreme Court has expressed its disapproval of the abuse of the Right to Information Act that, according to the Chief Justice of India, S.A. Bobde, is causing ‘paraly...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 08.12.19

Still on: Quota-less contract hiring

Central government departments are continuing to hire people on contract without implementing reservations a year after the social justice minister proposed that contractual appointments in government...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.12.19

Govt won't share WhatsApp letter

The government has refused to share the letter WhatsApp had written in May to reveal security breaches suffered by users, citing threats to the country’s integrity and sovereignty in response to an ...
By in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 27.11.19

Amnesty: Free FT of pressure

Amnesty International India, in a report on Assam’s foreigners tribunals on Wednesday, recommended that the state and the central governments review the members of the tribunal and ensure they are ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati


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