11 bureaucrats owe Maha govt over Rs 44 lakh for overstaying

More than 10 senior bureaucrats in Maharashtra, including some who have retired, owe the state government over Rs 44 lakhs for overstaying in official accommodation after service or post transfers, an RTI query has found.

Bringing political parties under RTI would hamper their working: Govt

Bringing political parties under the ambit of the Right to Information Act would hamper their internal working and political rivals may misuse the law thus adversely affecting functioning of the political parties, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

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

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

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

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.

`Should minorities be deprived of quality education?`

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

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.

AAP workers detained during protest over RTI activist death

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.

RTI activist appointed as advisor by Delhi Govt

The Delhi government has roped in noted activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal as an advisor to ensure better implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in the administrative machinery.

Records of poll code violation gutted in fire: RTI query

Records of violations of code of conduct in previous three Lok Sabha polls have been destroyed in fire, a response to a RTI query has revealed.

Tejpal seeks info on expenses to prosecute him in rape case

Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal who has been chargesheeted for raping a junior woman colleague in Goa last year has sought information under Right to Information (RTI) relating to the money spent on the entire exercise of investigating and prosecuting him in the case.

Narendra Modi tears into UPA claims on MNREGA, RTI

Tearing into the claims of UPA about its flagship employment generation programme MNREGA, Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleged it had only "filled the pockets of Congress".

Lok Sabha polls: Rahul Gandhi—Time for `Yuvraj` to bite the bullet

With great power comes great responsibility. But sadly that isn`t the case with Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi. He wields absolute power over the party, and to a large extent over the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government as well, but he seldom has come forward to shoulder a responsibility or play the role of a minister.

Notice to MP BJP unit for non-compliance of RTI mechanism

Madhya Pradesh Information Commission today directed issuance of notice to state BJP unit for alleged non-compliance of RTI mechanism at its office here.

CPI seeks time till elections to set up RTI mechanism

Communist Party of India sought time from Central Information Commission till general elections are over to respond to notice seeking explanation for not setting up apparatus for processing RTIs.

Kolkata Police ban on cycles along major thoroughfares

A fresh notification prohibiting cycles and other forms of non-motorised transport along 174 major thoroughfares of the city has been issued by the Kolkata Police.

Kejriwal accused of `running away` from RTI queries on AAP

Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday received flak for allegedly failing to implement RTI Act within Aam Aadmi Party.

Arvind Kejriwal`s oath-taking ceremony cost govt over Rs 6 lakh: RTI

Delhi government spent Rs 6,33,802 for the Arvind Kejriwal government`s oath-taking ceremony at the Ramleela Maidan, according to information obtained by Mumbai-based RTI activist Anil Galgali.

Police transfers on political recommendations in MP?

Senior police officials in Madhya Pradesh are being allegedly transferred on the basis of political recommendations, according to information received through an RTI reply.

43 kg fake gold offered at Vaishno Devi temple

Forty-three kg of gold and 57,000 kg of silver offered by devotees at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir have been found to be fake, an RTI application has revealed.