User: fredericknoronha Topic: Right to Information
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RTI Activist Shot Dead In Bihar's East Champaran Over Property Dispute 20.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
A 65-year-old person, said to be an RTI activist, was shot dead by unidentified persons in East Champaran district, police said today.
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Pope Francis urges press freedom, cites case of jailed reporters in Myanmar 20.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Pope Francis urges press freedom, cites case of jailed reporters in Myanmar
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Exclusive: Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters 20.6.2018 Reuters: Top News
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents.
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Locals warn politicos over illegal slums in Western suburbs 20.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
The elections might still be a year away, but residents from Borivali and Dahisar have decided to send out a clear message to political parties, that they would mass boycott politicians in coming election who will continue to aid illegal encroachments at Ganpat Patil Nagar, which has grown to be the biggest illegal slum pocket in the Western suburbs. In fact, several resident groups from areas like IC Colony, Navagaon, Kandarpada, and Link Road have come together and initiated a signature campaign, which will be submitted to all elected representatives from the area asking them to clarify their stance on Ganpat Patil Nagar and seek commitment to resolving the issue. The slums were built on an eco-sensitive zone, which is classified as wetlands and is under Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ). An RTI indicated that there were only 404 hutments prior to 1995 and only 1068 built between then and year 2000, but today, there are more than 15000 structures at Ganpat Patil Nagar, which continue to grow at an alarming ...
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Why MTC is sinking and taking Chennai Metro with it 19.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Chennai Metro continues to have poor traffic numbers, thanks to absolutely no effort from MTC to integrate its small buses services to the train network and provide last mile connectivity from the stations. MTC is also losing heavily to the illegal share autos, but doing nothing about it! »
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Mumbai: Loud music to traffic, 100 has its plate full 19.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The control room of Mumbai police received nearly 1.6 crore calls from citizens last year, with complaints ranging from noise pollution to parking issues to troubles created by drunks and drug users. That’s a 120 per cent jump from the calls recorded in 2016. The rise in the number of calls to 100 – the police control room – is a sign of growing awareness and trust in the force, said officers. The city police shared the data with activist Shakeel Ahmad in response to his application under the Right to Information Act. Most calls were received during the last four months of the year when a number of festivals are celebrated. Majority of the gripes is about loud music, firecrackers and traffic-related problems caused by pandals. Manned by a 48-desk centre at their headquarters in Crawford Market, cops at the control room responds to calls 24x7 on all days of the year. Apart from their specified task, the team members regularly guide citizens. “Daily, we receive around 300 to 400 calls from people who want ...
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DNA EXCLUSIVE: RTI - Govt banks wrote off bad loans worth over 3 lakh cr in less than 5 yrs 19.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Public sector banks resorted to write-offs or compromise settlements worth over Rs 3 lakh crore to reduce their bad loan burden in the past four years and nine months, the Reserve Bank of India has said. The "reduction in NPAs due to write-offs (including compromise)" was Rs 3,07,899 crore between the financial year 2013-14 and December 2017, the central bank said in response to an application filed under the Right to Information Act. Bad loans, also called non-performing assets (NPAs), of 21 government-controlled banks shot up 234 per cent and loan write-offs also surged about 147 per cent in the same period, RBI figures show. In its reply, RBI said the banks removed nearly Rs 34,430 crore loans from their books in 13-14. The highest write-off during the period was Rs 85,082 crore in the last nine months of the last fiscal. A write-off is intended for cleansing the balance sheet and achieving taxation efficiency. In 'compromise', the bank agrees to accept in full and final settlement of its dues an ...
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Misuse of preferential category under scanner 18.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Teachers’ unions to use RTI to check irregularities in postings
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Information Office Directs Government To Upload Lawmaker Funds Data 18.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Central Information Commission has directed the government to proactively disclose on its website the details of works undertaken under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme...
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Eco group opposes move to permit quarrying at Kannimala 18.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
WGPC alleges rampant corruption in grant of NOCs for granite quarrying at Kannimala
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Only 7 Out Of 50 Uttarakhand IAS Officers Have Revealed Assets: RTI Query 18.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that only seven out of 50 IAS officers posted in Uttarakhand have declared their assets and properties before the Department of Personnel and Training...
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Speak up Mumbai: Buried under huge loss, not the BEST wheels anymore 18.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
It will not be an exaggeration to say that The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) Undertaking which has served the city and its people with its fleet of buses as much as the railways, is the running wheels of the city. For years, the red iconic buses have ensured that people have cheaper connectivity. One of the best among all cities, it was known for its efficiency, punctuality, expansive reach, and good upkeep. It has been the savior of the common man who could not afford taxis or on the days when railways went on strike by pumping in their extra bit to keep the city running. Not any longer. Changing face of transport and bad planning has led to an unsustainable level of losses. Attempts to revive the transport system by commercializing the bus stops and bus advertising have failed. In 2016-17 it incurred a loss of over Rs 990 crore. RTI plea revealed that in the last five years where the undertaking could not list 10 routes that made a profit in one month. Nearly half a year passed in ...
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Centre accused of ‘illegally’ denying details on RTI Act 17.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Activist sought copy of proposed amendments
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Centre confirms plan to amend RTI Act, refuses to provide details of amendment bill: RTI 16.6.2018 Zee News : India National
It also asked for a copy of the proposal to amend the RTI Act, 2005, prepared by the DOPT and a copy of the decision of the cabinet regarding the proposal to amend it.
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Rongjeng unit of FKJGP gets new office-bearers 16.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Rongjeng unit of FKJGP gets new office-bearers
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Cong seeks security for RTI activist 16.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Cong seeks security for RTI activist
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3 lakh CSCs have created jobs, entrepreneurship, empowered citizens: PM Modi on Digital India success 15.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the network of about three lakh Common Service Centres, which act as access points for delivery of digital services, have bolstered employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, thus empowering citizens. Interacting with beneficiaries of the various Digital India efforts, Modi said the initiative was launched with an objective of bringing benefits of technology to people, especially in rural areas. Technology has helped book railway tickets and pay bills online, bringing great convenience, Modi said. "We ensured that the advantages of technology are not restricted to a select few but are there for all sections of society. We strengthened the network of CSCs," Modi said. The initiative is creating a group of village level entrepreneurs, he added. Addressing the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs), who run these centres, via video conferencing, Modi said Digital India was launched with an aim to connect India's villages and youth. Over the last four years it has ...
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SKM dares Chamling to step down from post; says will solve unemployment problem in 100 days 15.6.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Gangtok, Jun 14: The manjor opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) today dared Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to step down from his post claiming that the party would completely eradicate the unemployment problem within 100 days of coming into power. The Chief Minister during his 32-day ‘Jansampark Abhiyaan’ address at Nandok Secondary School on Wednesday had […]
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Nagaland SSA teachers’ stir suspended 14.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland SSA teachers’ stir suspended
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'Mumbai is sitting on a firebomb' 14.6.2018 Rediff: News
'In the last six years, there have been 29,140 fire incidents in Mumbai in which 300 people have died and 925 people have been injured.'
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