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India  /  Published 23.02.21

RTI: SC raps govt for silence

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed surprise at the Centre’s failure to file its reply even after being served with a notice on Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s petition challenging amend...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.21

Unclear picture: Netaji portrait at Rashtrapati Bhavan controversy

Sir — The controversy regarding the portrait of Subhas Chandra Bose unveiled at Rashtrapati Bhavan — some argued that it does not depict the national hero but the actor, Prosenjit Chatterj...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.21

Losing point: bona fides of RTI enquirer

Accountability is often found to be elusive in India’s administrative culture. So the Right to Information Act was welcomed with high hope when it came. According to Section 6(2) of the RTI Act,...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 20.10.20

SC: appeal on RTI vacancies

By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

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


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