Political parties can't be under RTI Act: Centre tells SC
Political parties can't be under RTI Act: Centre tells SC

Political parties should not be brought under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act by terming them 'public authorities' as this would not only hamper their smooth working but help political rivals to file pleas with malicious intention to seek information, government told the Supreme Court on Monday.

Speaker meets representatives of political parties in Lok Sabha

 Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday held a meeting with representatives of all political parties in the Lok Sabha to find a way out of the logjam in the lower house.

PETA urges parties not to use animals in election campaigns

The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Friday asked all political parties not to use animals during election campaigns.

PM Modi hopes for a fruitful monsoon session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped that a lot of "good decisions" will be taken during parliament's monsoon session that began on Tuesday.

SC notice to Centre on plea to get political parties under RTI

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from the Centre, the Election Commission and six political parties, including Congress and BJP, on a plea to declare all national and regional political parties "public authorities" to bring them under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

I am opposed to 'one-man shows' in political parties: LK Advani

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who created a flutter yesterday with his apprehensions of Emergency again in India, on Friday clarified that it was not aimed at any individual but said he was against "one-man shows" in political parties and asked leaders to be modest like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Taking cue from Modi, Bihar parties take fight to ''virtual media''

 Impressed by the tremendous political benefits reaped by BJP and AAP due to high-voltage social media and high-end digital campaigning in the 2014 Lok Sabha and Delhi assembly elections, Bihar parties too are eagerly jumping on to the e-bandwagon.

Nepal parties ink historic agreement

The four major political parties of Nepal on Monday night inked a 16-point agreement to federate the country into eight federal provinces, paving the way for the promulgation of a new constitution.

PIL in SC for bringing political parties under RTI

Democratic rights and RTI activists have urged the Supreme Court to declare all national and regional political parties as "public authorities" and bring them within the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Political parties welcome SC's stay on Delhi government's circular

Political parties on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court order putting on hold the Delhi government's circular that called for criminal defamation cases against the media.

At least four killed in Spain military air crash

 At least four people were killed when an Airbus A400M military plane crashed near Seville airport in southern Spain during a test flight, the first fatal incident involving the new transport craft.

Excuse me: Political parties' sudden outburst of love for farmers

Excuse me: Hilarious take on the on-going tug of war between the political parties in India for the 'betterment' Indian Farmers.

Was farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide at AAP rally scripted?

Today on Taal Thok Ke watch a steamy debate on farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide at AAP rally and the various acquisition hurled by political parties on each other calling it scripted. Was it all scripted anyway?

Was farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide at AAP rally scripted? Part-2

Today on Taal Thok Ke watch a steamy debate on farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide at AAP rally and the various acquisition hurled by political parties on each other calling it scripted. Was it all scripted anyway?

No consensus among parties on disclosure of donations

Political parties have failed to arrive at an agreement on a Law Commission recommendation making it mandatory to disclose donations less than Rs 20,000 if the total amount exceeds Rs 20 crore.

EC suggests ceiling on expenditure by parties during elections

Like individuals, there should be a ceiling on expenditure made by political parties during polls, says an Election Commission draft document based on the 'general agreement' among participants who were part of a recent consultation on electoral reforms.

Political parties slam Hurriyat leader Ali Shah Geelani's rally

Political parties on Wednesday attacked in unison the raising of Pakistan flags and pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally led by Hurriyat leader Ali Shah Geelani and Masarat Aalam Bhat.

EC may revoke registration of parties which do not contest

The Election Commission is planning to revoke registration of political parties which have never contested any election in the last 5-10 years.

Can't penalise political parties as they have no CPIO: CIC

Expressing its helplessness in implementing its order bringing six political parties within the purview of the RTI Act, CIC has said it cannot impose any penalty on them as they have not appointed any Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) against whom such an action can be taken by it.

Excuse me!: Holi Special

We have all heard the what’s on our minds is often reflected in our actions. Well, we take a dig at our political parties and show how their mindsets affected their game of Holi.