Rti Activists

  • Sheila Dikshit had 31 ACs at official residence: RTI activist 04-07-2014 10:50 AM

    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...
  • Kejriwal meets wife of dead RTI activist, seeks speedy probe into alleged murder 19-05-2014 08:15 AM

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 02-05-2014 09:59 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: UPA to set up probe panel over Gujarat Snoopgate case 02-05-2014 08:23 PM

    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' 02-05-2014 02:17 PM

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • Shehla Masood's father demands security for himself 19-10-2012 12:59 PM

    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 12-10-2012 05:33 PM

    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...
  • Now, RTI activist targets Modi over foreign travel 03-10-2012 12:16 AM

    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 years...