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India  /  Published 12.10.19

Information panels fail clarity test

Most of the country’s information commissions have been found to be opaque and prone to violating the Right to Information Act in a survey that coincides with the 14th anniversary of the landmark la...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.09.19

RTI: The paradigm has shifted

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party government flexed its legislative muscle, and successfully amended and diluted the Right to Information Act, many people have asked if the RTI Act has been maimed...
By Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy

India  /  Published 27.07.19

RTI query to the ‘vociferous’

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked why the “normally vociferous anti-corruption crowd” was silent over the dilution of the Right to Information Act, which gave citizens the power to hold the governmen...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.07.19

RTI question to three chief ministers

Former information commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu on Friday wrote an open letter to the chief ministers of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, asking them to issue a statement explaining their reaso...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.19

RTI amendment bill subverts the intent of the law

A process of rationalization need not always be rational. While passing the bill in the Lok Sabha to introduce amendments to the Right to Information Act, 2005, a key legislation that seeks to uphold ...
By The Editorial Board


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

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

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Figures speak louder than finance ministry

The chart on the right shreds a key argument of the Narendra Modi government for turning down two recommendations made by the RBI on the Electoral Bond Scheme, about which skeletons are tumbling out n...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.11.19

RTI activists welcome verdict

The Supreme Court judgment bringing the Chief Justice of India’s office under the Right to Information Act was welcomed by RTI activists but some of them disagreed with the observation of one of the...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.03.19

AAP fields RTI crusader

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to field an Right to Information (RTI) crusader from Jamshedpur in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Dinesh Mahto (46), RTI crusader from Chandradih village in Potka b...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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