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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Shehla murder: 1 lakh reward to nab murderers 31-08-2011 09:24 PM

    Bhopal: It's been fifteen days since RTI and green activist Shehla Masood was killed in Bhopal while she was on her way to organise a rally in support of Anna Hazare. Madhya Pradesh police is still clueless. But there are many circumstantial evidences that holds the key to the murder...
  • New twist in RTI activist Shehla Masood kiling 20-08-2011 03:37 PM

    Bhopal: It's been five days since wildlife and RTI activist Shehla Masood was killed in Bhopal. Was it suicide or a murder of a person who took on the mighty and was a key member of the city's Anna Hazare movement? Police are clueless. CNN-IBN accessed a two year old...
  • Who killed RTI activist Shehla Masood? 17-08-2011 09:47 PM

    Bhopal: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday wrote to the Madhya Pradesh state urging them to probe the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood thoroughly, even as CNN-IBN accessed a letter Masood herself wrote to the state government, saying that she had received death threats. The question is if the...
  • Gujarat RTI activists unite against atrocities 25-07-2011 09:04 AM

    Ahmedabad: RTI activists from across the state of Gujarat gathered in Ahmedabad to share stories of their struggle against the government. Over the past few months several activists have been threatened, beaten and even killed in the state. There has been still no justice for the family of Amit Jethwa...
  • Assam govt targeting RTI activist Akhil Gogoi? 30-06-2011 07:57 AM

    Guwahati: He has rattled the government in Assam with his anti-corruption crusade for two years now. Award-winning RTI activist Akhil Gogoi's - who has exposed corrupt ministers - luck ran out after he led a protest of thousands against eviction of settlers in Guwahati last week. Police firing killed three...
  • Guwahati: Admit Gogoi to hospital, rules court 26-06-2011 06:29 PM

    Guwahati: A local court on Sunday ruled that that RTI Activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi be admitted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) in view of his failing health. Gogoi, who was arrested for leading a violent agitation in the city which resulted in...
  • 4 held for attacking RTI activist in Porbandar 25-06-2011 09:26 AM

    Porbander: Four people including a hotel owner have been arrested for assaulting a RTI activist Baghu Dewani in Porbandar on Friday. The 65-year-old advocate-activist Bhaghubahi Dewani was first assaulted with sticks and then stabbed thrice in the abdomen. Dewani has accused former BJP minister Babu Bokhiria of being behind the...