CIC loses files related to first Commissioner Habibullah's resignation

The Central Information Commission, entrusted with monitoring of record-keeping in government bodies, has lost the records relating to the resignation of first Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah who headed the institution for nearly five years.

1984 riots massive failure of government: Habibullah

Outgoing National Commission for Minorities chairperson Wajahat Habibullah, who served in the PMO when the anti-Sikh riots took place, says the government had collapsed in 1984 and the violence was a "massive failure" on its part.

Police suffer from certain prejudices: Habibullah

National Commission for Minorities Chairman Wajahat Habibullah said minority communities continue to face challenges, which were starkly highlighted during the recent riots in Muzaffarnagar.

Sports Bill a necessity to check commercialisation of sports: Natchiappan

Sports Bill has become a necessity to check the commercialisation of sports and there is a pressing need to bring sports under the ambit of law, EMS Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry said here Friday.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Minorities panel seeks report from UP govt

Despite coming under attack from several quarters, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday defended UP Minister Azam Khan, saying he had no role to play in the Muzaffarnagar riots.

Habibullah hopes to meet Modi to discuss riot victims` issues

National Commission for Minorities Chairperson Wajahat Habibullah said he hopes to discuss with Modi the rehabilitation of 2002 riot victims.

J&K govt urged to set up a Minority panel in state

National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has written to the Jammu and Kashmir government for setting up of a Minority Commission in the state.

Malegaon case: Putting innocents in jail dangerous, says Habibullah

Habibullah said he would be taking up the case of the nine youths with the Maharashtra Government and the Centre about a rehabilitation procedure for them.

AFSPA is against democracy, Constitution, says Habibullah

National Commission on Minorities, chairman Wajahat Habibullah said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was "against democracy and Constitution".

CIC to issue notices to ED in oil-for-food scam

Central Information Commission will issue notices to Enforcement Directorate for files related to oil-for-food scam which led to ouster of former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh from Cabinet.

‘RTI must be used to ensure govt accountability’

The objective of filing a query under RTI Act must be to ensure transparency and accountability in the government, Habibullah said.

Don`t oppose usage of word `azadi`: NCM chief

National Minority Commission chief Wajahat Habibullah finds nothing wrong with the usage of word "azadi" (freedom).

Wajahat Habibullah to meet Narendra Modi

NCM chairperson, Wajahat Habibullah will meet Gujarat CM Narendra Modi by the end of this month to discuss rehabilitation of the 2002 riot victims.

NCM chairman meets AP Chief Minister

The chairman of National
Commission for Minorities, Wajahat Habibullah, on Friday met
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy here.

J&K: Habibullah for assembly-determined autonomy

Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah has proposed autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir as determined by the state assembly.

Hope Guj riots victims will get justice: Habibull

National Commission for Minorities Chairman Wajahat Habibullah hoped that the
victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots will get justice in courts.

Arrest of some Muslim youths in Malegaon case not proper: NCM

The newly-appointed chairman of the
National Minorities Commission Wajahat Habibullah said that the arrest of some Muslim youths in connection with the
Malegaon blast does not appear to be proper.

Only Rs 77 lakh spent to promote RTI Act

The Centre has spent only Rs 77
lakh on promotion of the Right to Information Act in the
country during first 7 months of the current fiscal.

AN Tiwari is the new CIC; to succeed Habibullah

Tiwari, who joined the Central Information Commission on December 26, 2005, will have a tenure of three months as his five-year term will end in December this year.

CIC may go headless from tomorrow

Central Information Commission,
the country`s transparency watchdog, is likely to go headless
from tomorrow as no decision on the successor of Chief
Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah has been taken.