Rti

  • 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...
  • Politicians, celebrities flout norms, name relatives for Padma awards 09-11-2013 10:27 PM

    An RTI query has revealed that Padma awards recommendations are not always done on the basis of merit with politicians and celebrities flouting norms to often pitch for their friends and relatives. The RTI revealed that Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has recommended both his sons Ayaan and Amaan for...
  • CJ Show: My battle for a caste certificate 03-11-2013 06:38 PM

    CJ Satish belongs to a backward caste and needs a certificate to access the amenities that he is entitled to. However,repeated attempts by Satish have so far failed to get this important piece of paper. He has now turned a CJ to fight for his right. ...
  • RTI Amendment Bill deferred: Is it a blow to political parties? 06-09-2013 09:55 AM

    The government has deferred the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus among political parties. The amended Bill will be send to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Once the Standing Committee clears the amended Bill, it will likely come for debate in Parliament in the Winter Session....
  • Does Right To Information frighten political parties? 05-09-2013 11:15 PM

    Most of the major political parties except the BJD, TMC and CPI, are keen to pass the RTI Amendment Bill, which aims at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. In June 2013, the Chief Information Commissioner's office had passed an order saying political parties should come under the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 05-09-2013 10:30 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi 05-09-2013 07:30 PM

    Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday called the RTI Amendment Bill unethical and immoral. The Bill is aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. ...
  • Parent turns CJ to fight unauthorized school fee hike 04-08-2013 02:56 PM

    CJ Shailesh Waghmare and his fellow parents banded together to fight an unauthorized school fee hike by their childrens' school in Faridabad. Watch to see how they used courts, RTI and more to protest the fee hike. ...
  • The Last Word: Are politicians right in demanding special status in terms of the RTI act as well as election laws? 02-08-2013 11:47 PM

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to keep political parties out of the Right to Information Act ambit. ...
  • Govt should have approached HC instead of clearing proposal to amend RTI act: Ex-CIC 02-08-2013 11:28 AM

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to amend the RTI act to keep political parties out of its ambit. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 01-08-2013 11:51 PM

    Watch the top stories of the day on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey. ...
  • News 360: Cabinet clears proposal to keep political parties out of RTI ambit 01-08-2013 09:41 PM

    If the ordinance to amend the RTI Act is passed by Parliament, political parties will no longer be answerable to RTI queries. ...
  • Assam floods: About 350 villages across 11 districts completely submerged 10-07-2013 10:00 AM

    An RTI has revealed that even after 8,000 crore being spent on paper, on embankments, what you see on the ground is poor quality construction that gets washed away with rains. ...
  • I have reservations on bringing political parties under RTI: Narayanasamy 28-06-2013 07:32 PM

    Congress leader V Narayanasamy said as far as the decision taken by the central commission, of bringing the political parties under the ambit of RTI Act, as a political person, I have my reservations on that. But as a government, it has to take a decision on that and still...
  • CIC's order on bringing political parties under RTI misconceived: Cong 09-06-2013 10:52 PM

    The Congress has hit out at the Central Information Commission for proposing to bring political parties under the Right to Information Act. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said CIC's order is "a bit of a stretch." ...
  • The Last Word: Should political parties be brought under RTI Act? 05-06-2013 09:46 PM

    Should political parties be brought under the Right to Information Act or would that be unwarranted extension of its coverage? CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses the issue with India's first Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, former Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi, Congress spokesman and MP Abhishek Singhvi and one of Chief Minister...
  • 'CIC's RTI decision open to debate' 05-06-2013 05:39 PM

    Information Commissioner Annapurna Dixit has defended the CIC's ruling that national parties be placed within the ambit of the RTI. ...
  • CIC has misinterpreted RTI bill: Chidambaram 04-06-2013 11:48 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidamabram said that the intention of the RTI bill was not to apply to political parties but to public authorities. ...
  • Student CJs fight neglect of a Delhi monument 26-05-2013 11:09 PM

    CJ Vansh Saluja files an RTI to fight the official neglect of Sultan Ghari tomb in Delhi. His timely intervention compelled the authorities to act and save the monument from decay. This also led to the establishment of ticket booth and a police post at the site. ...
  • RTI activist reveals amount spent on PMOs dinner 20-05-2013 12:22 PM

    CJ Ali Hussaini from Hyderabad sent this report revealing the money spent on dinners hosted by PMO. He got this information through an RTI that he had filed in this regard. ...
  • RTI won't check spot-fixing, says IPL chief Rajiv Shukla 19-05-2013 11:10 PM

    IPL chief and Union minister Rajiv Shukla has opposed his cabinet colleague Ajay Maken's demand to bring the BCCI under the RTI's ambit. ...
  • 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. ...
  • J&K illegal mining: Forest Minister should come clean, says PDP 02-04-2013 09:44 AM

    An RTI query accessed by CNN-IBN shows the Jammu and Kashmir Forest and Environment Minister Mian Altaf Ahmad is flouting rules. ...
  • CJ Web Chat: Pradeep Bhatia on RTI 03-12-2011 11:41 PM

    This week on Net Connect, CJ Pradeep Bhatia chats about his experiences as a CJ and the power of RTI ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-10-2011 11:36 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Kiran Bedi 10-10-2011 10:35 PM

    Member of Team Anna, Kiran Bedi said that the government must release all the tapes of the Lokpal meetings. ...
  • Lokpal tapes to go public: Government 09-10-2011 04:58 PM

    The Department of Personnel and Training had said that they require the nod of Law ministry. ...