Rti Activists

  • Sheila Dikshit had 31 ACs at official residence: RTI activist July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit had 31 air-conditioners, 15 desert coolers and 25 heaters installed at her official residence when in power, a RTI activist said on Thursday citing the response to his query. "Consumption of electricity and expenses on such a large fleet of electrical equipment can...
  • Kejriwal meets wife of dead RTI activist, seeks speedy probe into alleged murder May 19, 2014

    AAP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the wife of an RTI activist who was found dead in his burnt car here. Kejriwal was accompanied by senior party leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh. Chandra Mohan Sharma's charred body was found inside his car near Eldeco...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey May 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: UPA to set up probe panel over Gujarat Snoopgate case May 2, 2014

    The government is going ahead with a probe into the Gujarat snoopgate scandal. It will appoint a judge to head the probe panel by May 16 before the new government is formed. ...
  • Noida: RTI activist burnt to death in a car 'accident' May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: An RTI activist, Chandramohan, was burnt to death when his car caught fire on Friday. According to the police his car was giving him trouble for the past three days and on Thursday, he removed the CNG kit out of the car. There is no word yet on...
  • KMSS President Akhil Gogoi arrested March 2, 2014

    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 FIR alleges...
  • Aam Aadmi Party declares its first candidate from Gujarat February 27, 2014

    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 Jethwa's...
  • Amit Jethwa murder case: SC grants bail to BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki February 25, 2014

    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 and...
  • Former JDU minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP February 6, 2014

    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 Tuesday....
  • Bihar: RTI activist told to cough up Rs 1.34 crore November 28, 2013

    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 of...
  • Giving Bharat Ratna to Sachin an overdose of honour: RTI activist November 18, 2013

    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 August 24, 2013

    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...
  • Political parties not appointing PIOs unconstitutional: RTI activists August 12, 2013

    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 a...
  • CPI received over Rs 3 crore funding, shows RTI July 15, 2013

    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 June 6, 2013

    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 May 6, 2013

    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 May 6, 2013

    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 May 27, 2013

    CJ Dhanajay Dubey talks about his brother Satyendra who was murdered for raising his voice against corruption. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist special on whistleblowers May 6, 2013

    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 April 16, 2013

    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 April 9, 2013

    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...
  • Shehla Masood murder: CBI may question BJP MLA February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to question a senior BJP MLA of Madhya Pradesh next week in connection with his alleged association with Shehla Masood murder accused Zahida Parvez and his alleged role in the murder conspiracy. CBI sources said the agency is awaiting report of Central Forensic Science...
  • AP: Police doubt attack version of RTI activist December 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: A day after an RTI activist was "attacked" with syringes allegedly containing poison in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, police doubted his version saying he might have probably got self-inflicted with syringes and staged an attack on himself. Police termed Rao as a self-styled RTI activist who had personal...
  • Man claiming to be SP leader threatens activist December 4, 2012

    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 to...
  • RTI activist murder: CBI searches IRB premises November 2, 2012

    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 IRB...
  • Shehla Masood's father demands security for himself October 19, 2012

    Bhopal: Bhopal police is assessing the threat perception to Sultan Masood, father and chief prosecution witness in the slain RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case, who has demanded a security cover. "We have asked the concerned police station (Koh-e-Fiza) to assess the threat perception to Sultan and will take a...
  • Yet to get info on your expense, activists tell Modi October 12, 2012

    Vadodara: Two RTI activists have written a letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying details of travel expenses incurred by him and others in attending job fairs organised by the government have not been provided to them despite seeking the information six months ago. The activists, Rohit Prajapati and Amrish...
  • Now, RTI activist targets Modi over foreign travel October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy over whether leaders should share the details of expenses incurred on their travel is getting fierce. There is more embarrassment for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a social activist in Vadodara has accused Modi's office of failing to share information for more than five...
  • CBI to probe RTI activist Amit Jethwa's murder September 25, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will take over the probe into the murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa. The case has been transferred to the CBI after the Gujarat Police gave a clean chit to BJP MP Dinu Solanki in February 2012. The court observed that...
  • Shehla Masood case: Court hearing today September 3, 2012

    Bhopal: Witnesses in the Shehla Masood murder case are expected to depose in an Indore court on Monday. Non-bailable warrants were issued against the RTI activist's father and a relative of hers after they failed to appear at the last hearing in the case. Shehla was killed in Bhopal in 2011. ...