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CBI wants to block info about graft against its officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 20:57

In a bid to shut out information about inhouse corruption, CBI wants to stop disclosing details of allegations of graft against its own officials under the RTI Act.

No plans to bring co-operative societies under RTI: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:36

Government is not planning to bring any amendment in the Right to Information Act to include co-operative societies under it, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Railways recorded derailment every fifth day during 2007-12: RTI

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:03

Indian Railways recorded a derailment every fifth day on an average during the period of 2007-12, according to an RTI query.

New division in place to deal with Lokpal-related works

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:04

A separate division - to be headed by a Director-level officer - has been formed by the outgoing government to deal with all works related to the anti- corruption watchdog, Lokpal.

Rationale behind passing judgement can`t be revealed under RTI: SC

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 16:35

The rationale behind passing judgements or orders by courts cannot be disclosed to litigants under the Right to Information Act, Supreme Court has said.

Two accused in Shehla murder case beat up woman jail inmate

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:20

Two key accused in the murder case of RTI activist Shehla Masood allegedly beat up a woman inmate in the district jail here, police said today.

Arvind Kejriwal meets wife of dead RTI activist in Greater Noida

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 00:20

AAP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the wife of an RTI activist who was found dead in his burnt car here.

EC has no data on status of poll code violation cases of last three LS polls

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 17:08

Mumbai: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has no data or records on `status` of various cases pertaining to violations of the model code of conduct in last three Lok Sabha elections, an RTI query has revealed. City-based activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI query in this regard.He also sought to know the "minimum and maximum action" being initiated by the ECI against politicians concerned in the mandatory time limit, if any, in cases of poll code violations.

`Should minorities be deprived of quality education?`

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 13:52

A Supreme Court judgment holding that the RTE Act guaranteeing free education to children from socially and economically-backward sections is not applicable to minority-run institutions is not finding many takers in the legal fraternity who feel it is flawed and would deprive hundreds of thousands of children from vulnerable sections of quality education.

812 personnel deployed for security of 84 VIPs in Maha: RTI

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 09:59

A combined total of 812 police officers and security personnel have been deployed for the security of 84 VIPs in Maharashtra, with 52 men accorded to guard only Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his MLA daughter, a RTI query revealed here.

Modi fears strong RTI Commissioner, Lokayukta may land him behind bars: Rahul

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 01:11

Rahul Gandhi on Monday charged Narendra Modi with having balked at appointing a RTI Commissioner and Lokayukta in Gujarat for fear of being booked for alleged irregularities in providing benefits to his favourite industrial group.

AAP workers detained during protest over RTI activist death

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 01:06

Delhi Police on Monday detained a group of AAP workers for taking out a candle march without permission in protest of the death of RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma in Greater Noida.