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Kumaraswamy urged not to induct Puttaraju into Cabinet 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Mandya-based Right to Information (RTI) activist K.R. Raveendra has threatened to launch a legal battle against Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumarasw
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People’s movement 22.5.2018 FrontLine: Home
On the MKSS’ long journey, from 1987 to 2005, in fighting corruption and ensuring transparency and accountability in administration. By K.S. SUBRAMANIAN
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AIJIF alleges major scam in transportation of extracted coal 22.5.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 22: Citing a RTI report, the A.chik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has opined that there is a major scam in the transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya and has as such approached the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma seeking an inquiry into the whole affair.
In a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister on Tuesday, AIJIF director Alex K Sangma said, “It is imperative on the part of the state government to take necessary initiatives in investigating into a scam of such humongous volume in order to persecute the guilty and do justice to the common masses of the state.”

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RTI on Modi's BA degree: Activists 'want to prevent wrong interpretation of Act' 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Three activists on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they want to prevent a wrong interpretation of Right to Information (RTI) Act while opposing Delhi University's action of rejection of an RTI application seeking inspection of records of students who had passed the BA degree exam in 1978, the year when, as per the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared the exam.
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What is my blood group? Man asks CIC 22.5.2018 General News
What is my blood group? A man posed this bizarre but "serious" question to the Central Information Commission by way of an RTI plea after tests threw up different results about his blood type. Rahul Chitra, through an acquaintance, had filed an RTI application addressed to the Medical Council of India (MCI). The plea included reports of tests conducted at different government hospitals and private labs which gave "completely different results" about his blood group. Some tests revealed his RH factor was positive, while it was found negative in others, he claimed. Rhesus (Rh) factor is an inherited protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If a person's blood has the protein, his/her Rh factor is positive. If blood lacks the protein, Rh is negative. Rh positive is the most common blood type. The MCI rejected the application, saying it seeks to gather the opinion of the Central Public Information Officer "which is not covered under the definition of 'Information' under the RTI ...
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DU opposes in HC RTI activists plea to intervene 22.5.2018 General News
The Delhi University today opposed in the Delhi High Court a plea of RTI activists seeking to be heard in a matter in which the varsity has challenged a Central Information Commission (CIC) direction to allow inspection of the university's records of all students who had passed BA examination in 1978. The university claimed before Justice Rajiv Shakdher that the intervention application was filed in the matter for "gaining cheap publicity". Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, who was representing the DU, vehemently opposed the plea of the RTI activists saying it cannot be a public platform and these were cheap publicity stunts. "With all seriousness I am opposing it. Can this be a public platform? Can this be a platform for gaining cheap publicity? These are cheap publicity stunts," the law officer said. The CIC had directed the DU to allow inspection of records related to all the students who had passed BA degree in 1978, the year in which, according to the University, ..
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Half of missing people in Mumbai in 16 to 25 yrs age grp: RTI 22.5.2018 General News
Nearly half of the people reported missing in Mumbai every year are in the age group of 16 to 25 years, the Mumbai Police has said in reply to an RTI query. Also, there has been a rise every year in the number of people going missing in the metropolis, Mumbai Crime Branch's Assistant Police Commissioner (Preventive) Bharat Gaikwad said in response to an application filed by city-based RTI activist Chetan Kothari. A total of 32,598 people were reported missing from Mumbai in 2014, 2015 and 2016, while 27,565 of them were later found, the police said. The number of missing people also went up every year, with 10,916 reported missing in 2014, 10,313 in 2015 and 11,369 in 2016, the reply said. A year-wise tabulation of the figures showed that about 50 per cent of the missing people (in these three years) were in the 16 to 25 years age group, followed by those in the 26 to 40 years age bracket. Vijay Vaidya, a former journalist and social activist, who helps in tracing ...
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Nagaland tops list of RTI applications 22.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland tops list of RTI applications
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CM Fadnavis chairs 'war-room' meeting; reviews ongoing state projects 22.5.2018 Latest News
Among the various projects accessed by the Chief Minister were the Mumbai Urban Transport Project-3
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Community halls for councillors use? Gujarat HC issues notice to AMC 22.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the vacation bench of the Gujarat High Court on Monday challenged the move by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to allow 65 councillors and 8 MLAs the use of various community halls, party plots and such without due process and in violation of the rules. It is alleged that the standing committee of the AMC through a one-line resolution allowed this to happen even though this was in violation of the normal process of booking of municipal premises. It has further alleged that the municipal premises so booked in the name of councillors for a particular function was, in fact, being used by someone else. The petition by one Khemchand Rajaram Koshti, a lawyer also alleged that the resolution ensured that all such municipal premises were booked for the year 2018 as well as 2019. The petition has called the move by the standing committee of AMC as unreasonable and abuse of power and has sought from the court that the resolution by quashed. The court has issued a ...
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Delhi’s fire department in need of rescue 21.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Working in shifts to tide over manpower crunch, preparing to shut units and outsource communications to third party, says DFS chief
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PNB refuses to disclose details of inspection 20.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has refused to disclose details of the audit or investigation that led to the detection of the over ₹13,000 crore frau
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Activist arrested ahead of Amit Shah's visit 20.5.2018 General News
Ahead of BJP national president Amit Shah's visit to the state today, an RTI activist and leader of a farmers' body, Akhil Gogoi, along with his supporters was taken into custody here for protesting against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, a police officer said. Shah is scheduled to attend the third conclave of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in the state capital later in the day. Several Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) members, headed by Gogoi, gathered in different parts of city this morning to wave black flags at the BJP leader as a mark of protest over the proposed Bill, the officer said. The bill, among other things, proposes to reduce the aggregate period of residential qualification for the process of citizenship by naturalisation of the concerned persons from 11 years to six years. The KMSS had been launching widespread campaigns in the regions to garner support against the move. Gogoi, who was arrested near Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra where Shah is .
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Fatal accidents increasing on Agra-Lucknow Expressway 20.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Speed craze without discipline is proving a major killer on Uttar Pradesh's two expressways. While the Yamuna Expressway has taken nearly a thousand lives since 2012, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway has recorded over 100 deaths.
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Citing RTI Clause, PNB Won't Give Details Of Audit That Uncovered Fraud 20.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
State-run Punjab National Bank has declined to give details of the audit that led to the detection of over Rs 13,000 crore fraud at the lender, citing a clause that bars any disclosure that may harm...
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PNB refuses to part with details of Nirav Modi scam as it may hamper probe 20.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The bank was asked to provide details of inspection that resulted in detection of the fraud and provide a copy of inspection reports
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RTI Activist Akhil Gogoi Arrested In Assam Ahead Of Amit Shah's Visit 20.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Ahead of the BJP national President Amit Shah's visit to Assam, RTI activist and farmers' body leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested on Sunday morning for protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill,...
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RTI activist arrested in Assam ahead of Shah's visit 20.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Ahead of the BJP national President Amit Shah's visit to Assam, RTI activist and farmers' body leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested on Sunday morning for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
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46 children are behind bars in Odisha, for no crime of theirs 19.5.2018 Hindu: Home
21 boys and 25 girls are living in prisons in Odisha with their mothers, who are serving sentences, and have no access to court-mandated welfare.
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With 116 deaths due to HIV, Mumbai ranks 2nd in Maharashtra 19.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
With 116 deaths due to HIV, Mumbai ranks 2nd in Maharashtra
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