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Oct 16, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi speaks at RTI Convention in Delhi

PM Modi addresses the crowd and the media in Right to information Convention in Soochna Bhawan, Delhi.

Oct 16, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

Activists to boycott opening of RTI convention

Leading RTI activists will boycott the opening of annual CIC convention to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Oct 16, 2015, 00:14 AM IST

Raje needs to quit: Aruna Roy

Demanding a probe into the Lalit Modi controversy, noted social activist Aruna Roy Friday said the Rajasthan Chief Minister should quit to ensure a fair investigation.

Jun 27, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

Aruna Roy, over 100 AAP LS poll nominees to attend 'Swaraj' meet: AAP rebels

The AAP rebel camp on Friday claimed that rights activist Aruna Roy, a former comrade of Arvind Kejriwal from his RTI campaign days, would be attending a meeting called by them next week along with over 100 Lok Sabha poll nominees who had fought on the party's ticket.

Apr 11, 2015, 00:32 AM IST

PM can't just tweet, needs to talk too: Aruna Roy

Criticising Narendra Modi as a Prime Minister, who only "tweets" rather than talking to the people, social activist Aruna Roy on Thursday said there appeared to be "more rhetoric but very little action" on his part.

Nov 06, 2014, 18:02 PM IST
Utility of degrees beyond securing jobs: Delhi LG Jung

Utility of degrees beyond securing jobs: Delhi LG Jung

The utility of education is beyond securing employment. This is the message Lt Governor Najeeb Jung gave on Monday to graduating students of Dr BR Ambedkar University.

Nov 03, 2014, 15:11 PM IST

People at large will stop criminals in politics: Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan today expressed sadness over the trend of political parties giving tickets to candidates with criminal background considering their winning ability, but expressed hope that people at large would stop voting for criminals.

Apr 30, 2014, 12:16 PM IST

Swamy terms AAP, Aruna Roy, Mander as naxalites

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said AAP is a "naxalite party" with no specific manifesto.

Feb 16, 2014, 00:42 AM IST

MNREGA facing crisis of implementation: Aruna Roy

Despite its great potential and promise, the UPA`s ambitious flagship programme MNREGA is facing a crisis of implementation, noted social activist Aruna Roy said here on Saturday.

Feb 01, 2014, 20:59 PM IST

Aruna Roy seeks early passage of grievance redress, whistleblower bills

Aruna Roy demanded the immediate passage of the grievance redress bill and the whistleblower protection bill contending enactment of Lokpal bill is not adequate to fight corruption.

Dec 19, 2013, 21:03 PM IST

Civil society members demand strong Lokpal Bill

Supporting the demand for a strong Lokpal Bill, civil society members on Monday said there was need for other Bills like the Whistleblower protection bill to fight corruption and ensure a transparent and accountable government.

Dec 17, 2013, 01:01 AM IST

NFIW meets Lok Sabha Speaker over Women`s Reservation Bill

A strong plea for the passage of the long-pending Women`s Reservation Bill in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament was made on Monday by the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW).

Dec 02, 2013, 22:26 PM IST

Democracy most alive in rural India: Aruna Roy

Noted social activist Aruna Roy has said that rural India, which suffers the worst aspects of democracy, is also where democracy is most alive.

Nov 01, 2013, 09:37 AM IST

SC to hear pleas against Aadhar

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a batch of petitions, including the one filed by social worker like Aruna Roy against the implementation of the Aadhar scheme or the "Unique Identification Number" System (UID), by linking it to various welfare schemes.

Oct 07, 2013, 19:32 PM IST

`Govt`s move to exempt political parties from RTI unfortunate`

Social activist Aruna Roy on Saturday said that political parties should come under RTI in order to maintain transparency in their financial matters and termed as "unfortunate" any attempt to nullify the CIC order in this regard.

Aug 04, 2013, 08:37 AM IST

Govt re-constitutes NAC, Xaxa replaces Aruna Roy

After the exit of Aruna Roy, government has reconstituted the National Advisory Council by inducting renowned sociologist Virginius Xaxa into the 12-member panel chaired by Sonia Gandhi.

Jun 06, 2013, 16:20 PM IST

Aruna Roy denies remarks about differences between PM, Sonia

Social activist Aruna Roy denied having spoken anything about the differences between PM and Sonia Gandhi.

Jun 02, 2013, 23:32 PM IST

Govt focussing on growth at cost of people: Aruna Roy

Social activist Aruna Roy hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people.

May 30, 2013, 21:10 PM IST

Aruna Roy opts out of NAC

Social activist Aruna Roy has decided not to continue in the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led NAC after her term expires on Friday.

May 29, 2013, 12:45 PM IST