User: fredericknoronha Topic: Right to Information
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‘Clarify if epilepsy is curable’ 25.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Health authorities directed to reply within 15 days
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Not obligated to provide interconnectivity to Reliance Jio: Vodafone to Delhi HC 24.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
 Telecom major Vodafone today told the Delhi High Court that it was not obligated to provide interconnectivity to Reliance Jio when it started operations in September 2016, as initially it was providing only test services. The submission by Vodafone was made before Justice Rajiv Shakdher during the hearing of the company's plea challenging telecom regulator TRAI's recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Jio. Vodafone also moved an application seeking to place on record some documents it had obtained through the Right to Information Act as well as seeking from TRAI details of the test services run by Jio in the initial months after its launch. The court, thereafter, issued notice to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and sought its response by September 5 on Vodafone's application. It also issued notice on Reliance Jio's application to be made a party in the case. Meanwhile, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) told the ...
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RTI activist files fresh application 24.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
RTI activist files fresh application
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Not obligated to provide interconnectivity to Jio: Vodafone to HC 24.4.2018 General News
Telecom major Vodafone today told the Delhi High Court that it was not obligated to provide interconnectivity to Reliance Jio when it started operations in September 2016, as initially it was providing only test services. The submission by Vodafone was made before Justice Rajiv Shakdher during the hearing of the company's plea challenging telecom regulator TRAI's recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Jio. Vodafone also moved an application seeking to place on record some documents it had obtained through the Right to Information Act as well as seeking from TRAI details of the test services run by Jio in the initial months after its launch. The court, thereafter, issued notice to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and sought its response by September 5 on Vodafone's application. It also issued notice on Reliance Jio's application to be made a party in the case. Meanwhile, the Department of ...
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Mismatch of assignments in State PHE dept 24.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mismatch of assignments in State PHE dept
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‘Pendency rate, acquittals highin SC/ST Act cases in T.N.’ 24.4.2018 Hindu: News
State RTI Campaign releases status report on implementation of the Act
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How Many Files Does The PMO Have On Subhas Chandra Bose, CIC Asks 24.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose the number of files on Subhas Chandra Bose that are still being held by it.
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What About 15 Lakh In Accounts Promised By PM Modi, Asked RTI. The Reply 23.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A question under the RTI regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh into every citizen's bank account, has drawn a blank from the Prime Minister's Office. The...
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Rs 15 lakh promised by PM Modi does not come under definition of information under RTI Act: PMO 23.4.2018 Zee News : India National
During the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign, PM Modi had said each Indian would receive Rs 15 lakh when black money would be repatriated from abroad. 
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Funds meant for tribal welfare being misutilised: AAP 23.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the Union Coal and Mining Ministeries of mis-utilising funds allocated for Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP), a strategy for the socio-economic development of tribal people, and criticised the Central governmentfor not looking into the matter.
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Date of depositing Rs 15 lakh promised by Modi in people's accounts not information' under RTI Act: PMO 23.4.2018 General News
A query on when the Rs 15 lakh promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 election campaign would be transferred to people's bank accounts, does not come under the definition of information under the RTI Act and so cannot be answered, the PMO has told the Central Information Commission. RTI applicant Mohan Kumar Sharma filed a plea on November 26, 2016 --nearly 18 days after demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 was announced by the Prime Minister -- seeking to know the date of deposit of Rs 15 lakh in the account of each citizen as promised by Modi, besides other queries. During the hearing, Sharma told Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur that complete information had not been provided to him by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Reserve Bank of India. The respondent no. 1 (PMO) stated...they have informed the appellant that information sought by him on point nos. 1 and 4 (regarding date of deposit of Rs 15 lakh in the account of each citizen as promised by
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How many files on Subhas Chandra Bose held by PMO: CIC 23.4.2018 General News
Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose the number of files on Subhas Chandra Bose that are still being held by it. The directive came on a plea by Shobhit Goel who had in January 2017 asked the PMO about the number of files available with it related to Subhas Chandra Bose from 1947 to 2016, the number of files which are in public domain and the number of files that have been destroyed or misplaced. Not getting satisfactory response from the PMO, Goel approached the Central Information Commission with an appeal against the orders of the Central Public Information Officer and the First Appellate Authority. The PMO had transferred his application to the Union Culture Ministry for furnishing the response after over a month, whereas according to the RTI Act it should have been done within five days, Goel underscored. During the hearing, the PMO officials told Mathur that there were 58 files related to Bose in their office that ..
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Arrested for filing RTI on Parrikar's health: Businessman 23.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Arrested and released on bail for uploading a false Facebook post announcing the death of ailing Manohar Parrikar, businessman Kenneth Silveira has said he was arrested two days after he filed an RTI plea with the Goa Chief Minister's Office seeking his health status.
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Rlys, civic body review monsoon preparedness works in Mumbai 23.4.2018 General News
Senior railway officials today said that pre-monsoon works, to ensure heavy rains don't stall train traffic in the metropolis and adjoining regions, had begun and a review was carried out by the civic body chief and general managers of Western and Central Railways. The work, officials said, involves the cleaning of drains and culverts that run beneath the rail tracks, removal of muck, trimming of branches of trees, surveying hilly areas for loose boulders and provision to drain out excess water from low-lying rail areas in case of heavy monsoon rains. "The Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner and GMs of WR and CR have reviewed monsoon preparedness works. The civic chief has promised all help to the railways to ensure that heavy monsoons do not disrupt train traffic," a senior civic official said today. Chief spokesperson of CR, Sunil Udasi, said, "The preparatory work for monsoon started from February-March 2018. We have cleaned 79 culverts. An additional opening at ...
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Fieo writes to RBI, FinMin for reintroduction of LoUs 22.4.2018 General News
The apex exporters lobby Federation of Indian Export Organisations (Fieo) has written to the Reserve Bank and finance ministry seeking lifting the blanket ban on letter of undertakings (LoUs) saying it will further hurt exports by making them more uncompetitive. The Fieo, promoted by the Commerce Ministry and industry, has written to Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel and finance ministry seeking reintroduction of the crucial trade finance instruments, but feels that the government will have to take the lead to end the stalemate, a top Fieo official has said. "The LoUs were in operation for many years, so at the drop of a hat you cannot abolish such instruments...look at the utility of it. Such instruments are used globally, why deprive our exporters or importers of it?" Fieo director general Ajay Sahay told PTI. Admitting that the lobby has so far underplayed the impact of the mid-March move by the RBI, Sahay said earlier Fieo felt that only the gems & jewellery sector used the ...
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RTI reveals anomalies in execution of GHADC projects 22.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
RTI reveals anomalies in execution of GHADC projects
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Trimulgherry lake reeks of sewage contamination 21.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Information on remedial action taken by SCB through RTI denied, say residents
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Gross corruption slur against former GHADC chief 21.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, April 21: Poll bound Williamnagar saw a huge revelation on Saturday after an RTI filed by one of the residents revealed huge anomalies in the completion of projects undertaken by then Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), Denang T Sangma, leading to a demand that corruption charges against Sangma are immediately initiated.

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SC to hear Aadhaar-voter ID link PIL after verdict on pleas challenging Aadhaar 20.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today said that it will hear a petition seeking linking of Aadhaar cards with voter identity cards and property documents after it verdict on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 12-digit unique identification number. The plea, filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, has sought a direction to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take appropriate steps to implement an 'Aadhaar-based election-voting system' to ensure maximum participation in polls and curtail fake, bogus and duplicate voting in the spirit of section 17-18 of the Representation of People Act, 1950. "We will list the petition for hearing after the Aadhaar judgment," a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said while hearing the plea which also claimed that the linking of Aadhaar with voter ID cards and property documents will help to prevent 'benami' transactions. "The court will list it for hearing after it decides the constitutional validity of Aadhaar ...
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Banks rejected 33% RTIs during heightened NPA period 20.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Banks rejected 33% RTIs during heightened NPA period
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