User: fredericknoronha Topic: Right to Information
Category: right to information
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Diluting a right 26.4.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
Civil society groups feel that the draft RTI Rules, 2017, are fundamentally against the right to know. Particularly worrying is the provision that allows the abatement of an appeal if the person who made it dies before the CIC takes a decision on it. By AKSHAY DESHMANE
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A quiet struggle 26.4.2017 FrontLine: Social Justice
WHEN Dalits took out a “march to our land” in V. Sathanur village in Vikrawandi subdivision in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu on April 10, 2015, the organisers took care to see that the agitati...
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How Dalit lands were stolen 26.4.2017 FrontLine: Social Justice
The British government, on the basis of a 1891 report on the subhuman living conditions of “Pariahs” by James H.A. Tremenheere, Acting Collector of Chengleput, assigned 12 lakh acres of land for distribution to the “depressed classes” of the Madras Presidency to empower them socially and economically. But more than 100 years later, much of this land is in the possession of non-Dalits, and the struggle to reclaim them has seen little progress. An exclusive story on how this tale of usurpation is still being played out. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN
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Mizo Govt urged to oppose Citizen Amendment bill 26.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mizo Govt urged to oppose Citizen Amendment bill
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Cope makes arrest, 'rewarded' with transfer 26.4.2017 DNA: Popular News
An Assistant Police Inspector (API) of a local crime branch unit of the Vasai police — who was the investigating officer probing an alleged extortion racket run by a government doctor in cahoots with politicians and former cops — claimed in Vasai court on Tuesday that a transfer order was the 'reward' he got for his efforts in cracking the case. "This is the reward I got from the Inspector General of the Konkan range for arresting the extortionist," API Prashant Langi told Magistrate YG Dube in the court when, in a dramatic move, he showed the latter his transfer orders. Langi was allegedly summoned by Prashant Burde, the Inspector General of the Konkan range, to the IG's office on April 14 with files pertaining to the documents of the case, in which Dr Anil Yadav was booked for allegedly demanding extortion money from renowned builders and developers after filing Right To Information queries at government offices. Langi made the station diary entry in the case before meeting Burde. When Yadav was ...
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What’s in a name? Senior citizen fights for right identity 26.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
2 yrs on, ex-govt official yet to get name rectified in records
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NGT issues notice to Uttarakhand Govt. over helicopters to Kedarnath 25.4.2017 New Kerala: India News
NGT issues notice to Uttarakhand Govt. over helicopters to Kedarnath
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Frustrated govt. hikes penalty for overstaying in official quarters by 100% 25.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Till date, 11 senior officers owe close to ₹1 crore in arrears and penalties; the govt. has gone to court against them to recover the dues
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Satisfied with developments SSA teachers suspend proposed hunger strike 25.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 24: The proposed hunger strike by SSA teachers under the banner of the Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) has been put on hold after indications that the demands put forth by the Association will soon be met by the state government.
Informing this on Monday, MSSASA president, Aristotle C Rymbai said, “After the black flag week protest in all the SSA schools in Meghalaya number over 5000 which had begun from April 19 and which ended on Monday, the MSSASA has decided to put on hold the scheduled 3 day hunger strike which it had earlier announced.”

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HC seeks govt’s reply on capping airfares 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Centre asked for response to petition
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Maha tops in blood collection, but also wastes most, reveals RTI query 24.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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The fate of Information Commission hangs in balance 23.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
SC nullifies appointment of 4 information commissioners
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'Missing files' can't be used as excuse to deny RTI queries: CIC 23.4.2017 Rediff: News
The commission suggested that a comprehensive plan should be devised to handle the issue of missing files which has become a "stumbling block" in implementing the RTI act.
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How municipal schools are failing Delhi’s children 22.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
How municipal schools are failing Delhi’s children
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RTI activist summoned by state vigilance; but said he did not filed any case to the vigilance department 22.4.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
RTI activist summoned by state vigilance; but said he did not filed any case to the vigilance department
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500 plus RTI queries: Man loses right to seek info 21.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A Punjab resident running riot with rampant applications under the Right to Information Act (RTI) has become a pain in the neck for the state authorities. The state information commission on Friday forfeited Amarjit Singh Dhamotia's right to seek information under the act from the local civic body. In an order, the commission has directed the civic corporation in Ludhiana to ignore RTI applications filed by Dhamotia. The order said Dhamotia's "unbridled desire to seek information" has left the civic body to deal with more than 500 applications. The commission maintained that Dhamotia has been seeking "inane and voluminous information" which had become counter-productive to public interest. "The applicant filed more than 500 applications under the RTI Act to seek voluminous information which cannot be provided," it said. The commission held that the RTI applications filed by Dhamotia have drastically hampered the routine work of the civic corporation with many of its officers busy all-day in securing the ...
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Waiting for the Lokpal 21.4.2017 Hindu: Opinion
When will the government operationalise the Lokpal law, even in its diluted form?
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Is all the fuss only about azan? 21.4.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Singer Sonu Nigam isn’t the only person irked by blaring loudspeakers at odd hours. Milind Sharad Mulay, a resident of central Mumbai, has lodged three police complaints and sent numerous letters for the last four years to authorities against the organisers of Shri Akkalkot Swami Padayatra Mitra Mandal for playing music after 10pm. Mulay dispatched his latest letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Worli at the end of March to have the Mandal uninstall the loudspeakers placed on the ledge of his windows. While the police didn’t take any action, they responded to Mulay’s complaints in 2016 saying there has been no violation of noise limits. The permissible decibel limit during the daytime is up to 65 decibels and not above 45 decibels at night, after 10pm, according to the Union Ministry of Environment. Twenty-seven per cent of India’s population suffers disabling hearing loss, according to a World Health Organisation report in 2012. Another 48 per cent over the age of 65 suffer from debilitating ...
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Bio-mining planned to dispose of wastes 21.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
At a time when the Coimbatore Corporation is fighting a legal battle regarding its efficiency in waste management, comes another problem in the form of accumulated waste.The corporation has accumulat...
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Telangana refuses info to RTI activist on Mecca Masjid blasts case 21.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Telangana refuses info to RTI activist on Mecca Masjid blasts case
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