RTI

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 30, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • 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. ...
  • We got to know about corruption because of RTI: Sonia April 19, 2014

    In a bid to woo the electorate, Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Saturday boasted that Right to Information (RTI) was brought by her party. "It is only because of RTI that we got to know about corruption," she added. The Congress chief gave this statement while addressing a poll rally...
  • 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...
  • Politicians, celebrities flout norms, name relatives for Padma awards November 9, 2013

    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 November 3, 2013

    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? September 6, 2013

    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? September 5, 2013

    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 September 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi September 5, 2013

    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 August 4, 2013

    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? August 2, 2013

    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: ExCIC August 2, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    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 July 10, 2013

    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 June 28, 2013

    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 June 9, 2013

    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? June 5, 2013

    Should political parties be brought under the Right to Information Act or would that be unwarranted extension of its coverage? CNNIBN'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' June 5, 2013

    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 June 4, 2013

    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 May 26, 2013

    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 May 20, 2013

    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 spotfixing, says IPL chief Rajiv Shukla May 19, 2013

    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 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 6, 2013

    CJ Dhanajay Dubey talks about his brother Satyendra who was murdered for raising his voice against corruption. ...