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RTI activist stabbed in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:56

An RTI activist was stabbed in Uttar Pradesh`s Mau district when he was travelling in an auto rickshaw, police said.

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.

AAP gives LS tickets to two rights activists from Gujarat

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 22:49

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given Lok Sabha tickets to two rights activists from Gujarat, taking the number of candidates in the state to eight.

Arvind Kejriwal gaffe: Such mistakes happen, says AAP

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 14:28

Two days after Arvind Kejriwal committed a gaffe at his rally in Ahmedabad when he paid homage to four RTI activists, of whom three happen to be alive, the Aam Aadmi Party came out in support of its leader.

CIC issues notice to six political parties on non-compliance

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 17:53

Central Information Commission has issued notices to six national parties seeking details of action taken by them to implement Right to Information Act in accordance with directions issued last year.

Growth in juvenile crimes raises concern in Mumbai

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 16:05

Juvenile crimes in Mumbai registered a 15 percent increase in 2013 compared to 2012, with an average of two cases lodged daily, an activist said here Monday.

NHRC sends reminder notice to Odisha on man`s death

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 16:27

The apex rights panel has issued a reminder notice to Odisha on the death of a man who allegedly escaped from police custody more than two years ago and was found dead in the state, a petitioner said on Wednesday.

States need to work more on suo motu disclosures under RTI Act: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 21:29

State governments have not been "up to the mark" in sharing more information related to governance through suo motu disclosures mandated under Right to Information (RTI) Act, V Narayanasamy said.

States need to work more on suo motu disclosures under RTI Act: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 15:55

The various state governments in the country have not been "up to the mark" in sharing more information related to governance through suo motu disclosures mandated under the Right to Information Act, Union Minister V Narayanasamy has said.

Parliamentary panel backs passage of bill to negate CIC order on parties

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 16:57

The CIC order had termed Congress, BJP, BSP, NCP, CPI and CPI-M as political authorities.

Plea to bring BJD under information act turned down

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:54

The State Information Commission (SIC) of Odisha Friday rejected a plea to bring the state`s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) under the ambit of the Right to Information Act.

Bihar RTI activist told to cough up Rs 1.34 crore

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 14:05

Shiv Prakash Rai, who has been using the Right to Information to access government documents for scrutiny, was shocked when officials in Bihar told him that he would have to cough up Rs 1.34 crore to inspect documents on land registration.