Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

Madhyamik: RTI check at home

Madhyamik examinees who want to check their answer scripts under the right to information act (RTI) will not be allowed to inspect the scripts in the office of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Educa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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 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

Sports  /  Published 02.10.18

Any party which is aggrieved has right to appeal: Azad

For years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had been resisting attempts to come under the game-changing RTI Act. On Monday, the Central Information Commission (CIC) passed an order whi...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Calcutta

India  /  Published 22.07.19

Five-year Yoga Day bill: Rs 114 crore

The ministry of AYUSH has spent Rs 114 crore celebrating the International Day of Yoga between 2015 and 2020, an RTI reply has revealed.In its reply, the ministry informed this website that it spent R...
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 31.12.18

Transparency hiring shrouded in secrecy

Information commissioner Sudhir Bhargava will be sworn in as the chief information commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday.Bhargava will then administer the oath of office to the four new...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

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


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