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BCCI keeping 'all options open' on RTI

BCCI keeping 'all options open' on RTI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keeping all options open after the Law Commission last week recommended the powerful cricket body be brought under the RTI ambit.

Apr 25, 2018, 22:14 PM IST
Rs 15 lakh promised by PM Modi does not come under definition of information under RTI Act: PMO

Rs 15 lakh promised by PM Modi does not come under definition of information under RTI Act: PMO

During the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign, PM Modi had said each Indian would receive Rs 15 lakh when black money would be repatriated from abroad. 

Apr 23, 2018, 22:31 PM IST
Bring BCCI under RTI, says Law Commission

Bring BCCI under RTI, says Law Commission

In July 2016, the Supreme Court had asked the Law Commission to recommend whether the cricket board can be brought under the RTI Act.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:41 PM IST
SBI has closed more than 41 lakh bank accounts. Is your account safe?

SBI has closed more than 41 lakh bank accounts. Is your account safe?

An RTI plea has revealed that State Bank of India closed as many as 41.16 accounts in the first 10 months of the current financial year.

Mar 13, 2018, 19:26 PM IST
CBI refuses to disclose expenses incurred to bring back Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi

CBI refuses to disclose expenses incurred to bring back Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi

The CBI has refused to share details of expenses incurred to bring back to India fugitive businessmen Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya, claiming immunity from disclosures under the RTI Act.

Feb 20, 2018, 11:07 AM IST
CIC notice to Mumbai's IMD officer for seeking GST from activist

CIC notice to Mumbai's IMD officer for seeking GST from activist

CIC has issued a show-cause notice to the Mumbai IMD's CPIO for including GST in the fees that he asked a city-based activist to pay in advance.

Feb 07, 2018, 17:44 PM IST
Outstanding tax from BCCI could go up to over Rs 860 crore

Outstanding tax from BCCI could go up to over Rs 860 crore

The outstanding tax demand by the income tax department on the Board of Control for Cricket in India may go up to over Rs 860 crore, according to an RTI reply from the department.

Jan 19, 2018, 20:07 PM IST
Law panel may recommend bringing BCCI under RTI

Law panel may recommend bringing BCCI under RTI

Before the members of the panel meet to take a final call on the issue, the commission will seek opinions of income tax experts to help members firm up their views.

Jan 11, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev yet to get martyr status in govt records

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev yet to get martyr status in govt records

An RTI reply mentions that Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were radical youth who were militants.

Dec 04, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
AgustaWestland scam: SC asks Chhattisgarh govt to produce original files relating to purchase of VVIP choppers

AgustaWestland scam: SC asks Chhattisgarh govt to produce original files relating to purchase of VVIP choppers

The Supreme Court on Thursday took a "serious" note of the Centre's "extreme concern" that various privileged and sensitive documents, including Cabinet notes, which are outside the purview of the RTI law have been forming the basis of PILs.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:49 PM IST

HC quashes previous UP govt's order to exempt Lokayukta from RTI

The Allahabad HC has quashed a 2012 notification that kept the Lokayukta out of the transparency law's ambit.

Nov 04, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

Benefits of PM Narendra Modi's foreign visits can't be quantified: PMO

The benefits of the foreign visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot be quantified and are not part of official records, the Prime Minister's Office has told the Central Information Commission.

Oct 29, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

No absolute exemption to the CBI from the RTI Act, says Delhi HC

The CBI cannot claim absolute exemption from disclosing information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violations held by it under the RTI Act, the Delhi High Court has held.

Sep 17, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Aparna Yadav's NGO given 86% of SP government cow welfare grant: RTI

Aparna Yadav's NGO given 86% of SP government cow welfare grant: RTI

To a query by activist Nutan Thakur, the UP Gau Sewa Aayog replied that from 2012 to 2017, it sanctioned Rs 9.66 crore, of which Rs 8.35 crore (86.4 per cent) went to Jeev Ashraya, the NGO run by Aparna Yadav.

Jul 03, 2017, 11:06 AM IST
Banks have no liability for loss of valuables in lockers: RBI

Banks have no liability for loss of valuables in lockers: RBI

Stung by the revelation, the lawyer who had sought information under the transparency law has now moved the Competition Commission of India (CCI) alleging "cartelisation" and "anti-competitive practices" by the banks in respect of the locker service.

Jun 25, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Don't share RTI applicants' Aadhaar details: Govt to all depts

Don't share RTI applicants' Aadhaar details: Govt to all depts

All central government departments were on Tuesday asked not to share personal details, including Aadhaar number, of RTI applicants.

Jun 20, 2017, 19:57 PM IST
Pakistan violated ceasefire daily in 2015, 2016: Home Ministry in RTI reply

Pakistan violated ceasefire daily in 2015, 2016: Home Ministry in RTI reply

At least one incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported daily along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 and 2016, with 23 security personnel being killed in the two years, the Home Ministry has said in an RTI reply.

May 07, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
No deadline for introduction of Sharia banking in India: RBI

No deadline for introduction of Sharia banking in India: RBI

No deadline has been set for introduction of Sharia or interest-free banking in India, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said.

Apr 09, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
Where are the post-demonetisation fake notes? Even RBI doesn't know

Where are the post-demonetisation fake notes? Even RBI doesn't know

The Reserve Bank of India has admitted it has no confirmed data of the number or value of fake currencies detected since the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, a RTI query has revealed.

Jan 24, 2017, 23:24 PM IST
RBI had only Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2,000 rupee notes on day of demonetisation announcement: RTI

RBI had only Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2,000 rupee notes on day of demonetisation announcement: RTI

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that it had only Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2,000 rupee notes on the day the central government announced scrapping of high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. 

Dec 19, 2016, 18:00 PM IST