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Opinion  /  Published 06.08.20

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 30.07.20

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

India  /  Published 18.11.19

Only 1 in 4 gets pregnancy benefits

Only around one in four eligible pregnant women has received the Rs 6,000 benefit announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi three years ago, economists at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.08.19

Probe NRC money collection: Assam RTI activist

Assam RTI activist Dulal Bora has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) against four social activists for alleged “misrepresentation” on and collection of money in th...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

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 25.10.19

Central government grip on RTI structure

The tenure of the information commissioners at the Centre and in the states has been reduced to three years just as transparency advocates and the Opposition have been fearing.Before the changes were ...
By Anita Joshua in NewDelhi

India  /  Published 23.07.19

Government out to destroy RTI law: Sonia

Sonia Gandhi, who played a critical role in introducing the revolutionary Right to Information (RTI) Act during the Manmohan Singh government in 2005, said on Tuesday the Narendra Modi regime’s atte...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.02.19

Modi govt spent Rs 3000cr on publicity

The Narendra Modi government has spent over Rs 2,374 crore on publicity in the electronic media and another Rs 670 crore on outdoor publicity in the past five years, according to an RTI reply by the B...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.02.19

Graft punch at Modi over Lokpal, RTI

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government had weakened the legal framework needed to fight corruption by not appointing the anti-graft ombudsman Lokpal and diluting the Right to Infor...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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