RTI Activist

  • KMSS President Akhil Gogoi arrested 02-03-2014 10:26 AM

    Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi has been arrested by the Assam Police. Police made the arrest around Saturday midnight. Gogoi has been arrested under non-bailable sections after an FIR was filed by the father of a person who immolated himself in Guwahati. The...
  • Aam Aadmi Party declares its first candidate from Gujarat 27-02-2014 09:38 PM

    Releasing its second list of candidates for the 2014 general election, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declared its first candidate from Junagadh Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat on Thursday. "Atul Shekhda (46) a farmer from Junagadh will contest against BJP's charge-sheeted MP Dinu Bogha Solanki, an accused in RTI activist Amit...
  • Amit Jethwa murder case: SC grants bail to BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki 25-02-2014 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Gujarat BJP leader Dinubhai Solanki, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the Amit Jethwa murder case. Jethwa, a RTI activist, was shot dead by unidentified persons outside the Gujarat High Court in July 2010. He was reportedly exiting a building...
  • Former JDU minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP 06-02-2014 07:10 PM

    Parveen Amanullah, Bihar's first woman Muslim minister who quit the cabinet two days ago, on Thursday joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying she wanted the AAP to govern Bihar. Amanullah, who was the social welfare minister in Nitish Kumar's cabinet, resigned from the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the government...
  • Bihar: RTI activist told to cough up Rs 1.34 crore 28-11-2013 08:36 PM

    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. Rai, in his early 50s, approached the inspector general...
  • Giving Bharat Ratna to Sachin an overdose of honour: RTI activist 18-11-2013 02:30 PM

    Right to Information (RTI) activist Subhash Agarwal said giving Bharat Ratna to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is an oversode of honour. He said, "Sachin has been given Bharat Ratna against the existing rules. He was given the highest honour in sports and also a Rajya Sabha seat. I think it...
  • Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan signs anti-superstition ordinance 24-08-2013 08:58 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has given his assent to the anti black magic and superstition ordinance. The move is likely to relieve preassure from the Maharashtra government which has been under severe criticism for the delay in the Bill. The state government on Wednesday had cleared a proposal to...
  • Political parties not appointing PIOs unconstitutional: RTI activists 12-08-2013 08:17 PM

    RTI activists in Jaipur on Monday accused political parties of acting against the spirit of the Constitution by not appointing public information officers as per the order of the Central Information Commission. One of the activists, Nikil Dey, said they will take the issue among masses and would also keep...
  • CPI received over Rs 3 crore funding, shows RTI 15-07-2013 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) has received over Rs 3 crore funding through various sources in the past five years, an answer to an RTI query revealed on Monday. The disclosure comes after last month's Central Information Commission (CIC) order that political parties are public authorities and...
  • CIC order may disrupt internal party discourse: Nilotpal Basu 06-06-2013 05:23 PM

    While certain RTI activists have asked for political parties to come under RTI, almost all political parties are united in their opposition to this move. All functions of a party and minutes of all meetings can't be disclosed, they say. CPI(M) leader Nilotpal Basu joined IBNLive readers for an interaction...
  • CJ brutally attacked after exposing discrepancies in Govt schemes 06-05-2013 02:45 PM

    CJ Mangla Ram was attacked after he exposed discrepancies in Govt schemes like MNREGA. ...
  • CJ Whistleblowers blog: On victimisation after exposing dubious of a gas agency 06-05-2013 02:39 PM

    CJ Suresh Kumar Sharma's first person account on victimisation after exposing dubious of a gas agency in Amritsar. ...
  • CJ Dhanajay Dubey's fight for Whistleblower Protection Bill 06-05-2013 02:32 PM

    CJ Dhanajay Dubey talks about his brother Satyendra who was murdered for raising his voice against corruption. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist special on whistleblowers 06-05-2013 02:22 PM

    This week on the Citizen Journalist show we focus on the whistleblowers who have spoken out against corruption amidst threat and intimidation. ...
  • Shehla Masood murder: CBI court rejects bail of accused 16-04-2013 12:35 AM

    Indore: A special CBI court on Monday rejected the bail plea of two accused in the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood. Saquib Ali `Danger' and Tabish Khan, the alleged shooters accused of executing the murder in 2011, were refused bail by Judge Anupam Srivastava. The accused had filed the...
  • Aadhaar cards will now bear date of birth of holder 09-04-2013 12:45 PM

    Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and non-governmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed in-principle to insert the date of...
  • Man claiming to be SP leader threatens activist 04-12-2012 04:55 PM

    Lucknow: A woman RTI activist on Tuesday alleged having received a death threat from a man who claimed to be a senior leader of the Samajwadi Party's Gujarat unit. A party official said they would probe if there was any such leader while police said they would take action. Right...
  • RTI activist murder: CBI searches IRB premises 02-11-2012 01:49 PM

    Mumbai: The CBI on Friday conducted searches at the offices of IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited, in connection with the January 2010 murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty. IRB was, in fact, in news recently over its links with BJP chief Nitin Gadkari. "Searches are being conducted at four premises of...
  • Land grabbers kidnapped me: RTI activist 16-10-2011 04:11 PM

    Surat: Another whistleblower was targeted for exposing a land grabbing case on Sunday. The Surat police found an RTI activist Santosh Makrande Tiwari badly injured and abandoned on the national highway. Tiwari, 42, claims he was kidnapped by the land grabbers he sought information on. "Vijay and Dilawar are land...
  • No progress in Shehla's murder: Father 16-10-2011 03:28 PM

    Bhopal: Masood Sultan, father of slain RTI activist Shehla, said on Sunday that things have not moved even an inch since her murder took place on August 16. Masood said that the work of CBI which is investigating the case was hampered by the fact that it had been unable...
  • RTI: Petitioner's death won't stop info flow 05-10-2011 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: In a move to protect the Right to Information (RTI) activists in the country, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has adopted a new resolution. According to the resolution, if an RTI activist is murdered or assaulted the information that he was seeking will automatically need to be put...
  • Shehla Masood case: evidence tampered with? 06-09-2011 09:37 PM

    Bhopal: RTI activist and Bhopal Team Anna member Shehla Masood was shot dead outside her house a little after 11 am on August 16. When the police reached the spot later at noon, they seized her car and two mobile phones for examination. Phone call records accessed by CNN-IBN show...
  • CBI takes over Shehla Masood murder case 03-09-2011 09:44 PM

    A case has been registered against unknown persons under IPC Section 302 in the murder of the RTI activist from Bhopal. ...
  • CBI registers case over Shehla Masood's murder 03-09-2011 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday registered a case relating to the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood who was shot dead outside her house in Bhopal. The case has been registered against unnamed persons by Bhopal unit of the agency, CBI sources said in New Delhi. The Centre had...
  • Police shielding the real culprits: Shehla's sister 01-09-2011 09:44 PM

    Shehla Masood's sister Ayesha Masood said that the murder is connected to the mining scam case. ...
  • Shehla case: 2 BJP MPs' statement to be recorded 01-09-2011 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: A team of Madhya Pradesh police has arrived in Delhi to record BJP Rajya Sabha MPs Tarun Vijay and Anil Dave's statement in Shehla Masood murder case. Shehla had spoken to Tarun Vijay over the phone a day before she was killed. "A team has been sent to...