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Opinion  /  Published 17.12.21

Moral force: Assange

A free press is a cornerstone of a true democracy. But journalists can hold governments accountable only if someone with access to details of wrongdoing takes risks to share that information. Yet a Br...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

Many questions: Right to information

New India does not encourage questions. Answers, even when they come, are inordinately delayed too. An analysis by the Satark Nagrik Sangathan has revealed that the national backlog of cases before th...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.09.21

PM with govt, CARES not so

The Prime Minister’s Office has told Delhi High Court that the PM CARES Fund is not a Government of India fund but a charitable trust whose collections do not go to the Consolidated Fund of Indi...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.21

RTI plea on UP ad with Maa flyover visual

Trinamul Congress member and RTI activist Saket Gokhale on Monday filed an application under the Right to Information Act with the Uttar Pradesh government, seeking clarification on the origin of its ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.07.21

SC eye on RTI panel vacancies

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted four weeks to the Centre and states to come out with details of vacancies of information commissioners amid complaints that governments across the country are se...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 08.05.21

The Election Commission and Indian democracy

Watching television on election day is unnerving for senior citizens, because of the cacophony of shrieking voices and the maniacal jumping around on screen of all sorts of numbers and images. Therefo...
By Ramachandra Guha

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

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

India  /  Published 20.10.20

SC: appeal on RTI vacancies

By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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