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Payment Delays Dent Government's Flagship Health, AIDS Programmes 3.3.2015 newindianexpress.com
In a bid last year to give states more power, the union health ministry started sending funds for public health programmes to state treasuries, instead of direct transfers to its regional arms.
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Activist to move High Court in illegal constructions case 3.3.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
Kasim Khan, complainant in the 2013 case where 36 policemen were suspended for taking bribes, has sent a reminder of his complaint to assistant commissioner of M West ward on the construction of few alleged illegal structures in Chembur and the alleged inaction of the BMC. Mr Khan had first written a complaint to the BMC on the serious issue on September 20, 2014. The complaint (a copy of which is with The Asian Age) states there are alleged illegal structures in barrack numbers 2, 14 and 15 in Thakkar Bappa Refugee Colony in Chembur. Mr Khan procured RTI documents from the police and the BMC and attached it to his complaint to support his claims. “I want to highlight the hypocrisy and corruption in the BMC. In 2013, the M West ward served three notices to an illegal structure in barrack no. 2 under Section 354 A of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act and in 17 days demolished it because only Rs 20,000 bribe was given to them. The 36 policemen were caught taking bribe for allowing the construction of ...
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CBI reprobing Pune activist murder case 3.3.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
Role of three officers is being investigated in Shetty killing The CBI is probing the role of three officers of the Maharashtra police as part of its investigations into the murder of Pune-based RTI activist Satish Shetty. The agency has recently decided to re-investigate the murder case of the RTI activist in view of the new evidence, which surfaced during searches at the offices and residence of a prominent builder in Mumbai in January this year. Sources said the searches were related to the murder of Satish Shetty, who had sought information on the alleged land grabbing by a real estate firm. “The agency will soon examine three officials of the Maharashtra police who had earlier investigated the case. It is suspected that these officials ignored certain vital evidence while investigating the case,” sources said. It may be recalled that earlier the CBI had closed its investigations in the case. The decision to close the murder case was taken in June last year. Sources said the agency had decided to ...
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State told to execute info panel's order on missing file probe 3.3.2015 Pune News, Pune City News | Cities News - Times of India
The Bombay high court has ordered the state urban development department (UDD) to lodge an FIR for a police investigation into a missing file related to release of excess land in and around Sangli, which was acquired by the state under the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) ...
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CBI probes 3 Maharashtra cops 3.3.2015 Asian Age: India
The CBI is probing the role of three officers of the Maharashtra police as part of its investigations in the murder of Pune-based RTI activist Satish Shetty. The agency has recently decided to re-investigate the murder case of the RTI activist in view of the new evidence which surfaced during searches at the offices and residence of a prominent builder in Mumbai in January this year. Sources said the searches were related to the murder of Satish Shetty who had sought information on the alleged land-grabbing by a real estate firm. “The agency will soon examine three officials of the Maharashtra police who had earlier investigated the case. It is suspected that these officials ignored certain vital evidences while investigating the case,” sources said. It may be recalled that earlier the CBI had closed its investigations into the case. The decision to close the murder case was taken in June last year. Sources said the agency had decided to re-investigate the murder after it recovered certain documents, ...
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CBI probes 3 Maharashtra cops 3.3.2015 Asian Age: India
The CBI is probing the role of three officers of the Maharashtra police as part of its investigations in the murder of Pune-based RTI activist Satish Shetty. The agency has recently decided to re-investigate the murder case of the RTI activist in view of the new evidence which surfaced during searches at the offices and residence of a prominent builder in Mumbai in January this year. Sources said the searches were related to the murder of Satish Shetty who had sought information on the alleged land-grabbing by a real estate firm. “The agency will soon examine three officials of the Maharashtra police who had earlier investigated the case. It is suspected that these officials ignored certain vital evidences while investigating the case,” sources said. It may be recalled that earlier the CBI had closed its investigations into the case. The decision to close the murder case was taken in June last year. Sources said the agency had decided to re-investigate the murder after it recovered certain documents, ...
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Hydel project in Shalmala valley opposed 3.3.2015 Hindu: Karnataka
The Uttara Kannada Bachao Andolan has opposed a proposed mini hydroelectric power project in Shalmala valley in Uttara Kannada district.Shivram Gaonkar, president of the organisation, told p...
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‘No guidelines for appointing PSC chairpersons’ 3.3.2015 Hindu: Cities
There are no guidelines for making appointments to the posts of chairpersons and members of any State Public Service Commissions or the Union Public Service Commission, the State Advocate-General t...
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Row over Construction on KWA Land 3.3.2015 newindianexpress.com
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CIC pulls up Lieutenant-Governor office over flip-flop on RTI plea 3.3.2015 Asian Age: Delhi
Asking the lieutenant-governor’s office to desist from adopting a flip-flop approach, the CIC has directed it to make clear within 30 days whether it considers itself a public authority under the Right to Information Act or not. The case relates to an RTI applicant seeking to get from the L-G’s office the communication exchanged with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, advocate general and solicitor general in connection with the Khriki Extension raid where the then law minister Somnath Bharti’s conduct came under question. He had also sought copies of other communications exchanged between L-G and some other authorities on various issues. In its reply, the office neither provided information nor did it dispute being a public authority under RTI Act. The issue arose before information commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu where officials representing the L-G office cited a stay issued by high court which was deciding on whether the office comes under the purview of the law. “They (L-G office) never raised the ...
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Hydro project comes to light, triggers concern 3.3.2015 The Telegraph : North East
A decision to pursue a controversial hydropower project on the Siang in Arunachal Pradesh has come to light a year after it was taken following procurement of a "secret" document by dam activists through the RTI Act.
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MSEDCL has no money for emergency fund 3.3.2015 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
MSEDCL has no money for emergency fund
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CIC pulls up Lieutenant-Governor office over flip-flop on RTI plea 3.3.2015 Asian Age: Delhi
Asking the lieutenant-governor’s office to desist from adopting a flip-flop approach, the CIC has directed it to make clear within 30 days whether it considers itself a public authority under the Right to Information Act or not. The case relates to an RTI applicant seeking to get from the L-G’s office the communication exchanged with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, advocate general and solicitor general in connection with the Khriki Extension raid where the then law minister Somnath Bharti’s conduct came under question. He had also sought copies of other communications exchanged between L-G and some other authorities on various issues. In its reply, the office neither provided information nor did it dispute being a public authority under RTI Act. The issue arose before information commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu where officials representing the L-G office cited a stay issued by high court which was deciding on whether the office comes under the purview of the law. “They (L-G office) never raised the ...
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Study material for train blast accused: Government seeks time 2.3.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'Study material for train blast accused: Government seeks time' at newkerala.com.
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Make activities, finances public: Ministry to IOA, NSFs 2.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Make activities, finances public: Ministry to IOA, NSFs
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Study material for train blast accused: Government seeks time 2.3.2015 All News-IANS Stories
The government on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that it needed more time to decide on providing study material and publications on homoeopathy free of cost in jail to a prime accused in the 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts.
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Govt body fails to answer RTI query even after sending response over 40,000 pages long 2.3.2015 FirstPost: India

RTI activist DK Joshi failed to get a response to his query even after getting a response over 40,000 pages long.

The post Govt body fails to answer RTI query even after sending response over 40,000 pages long appeared first on Firstpost.

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Are you a public body under RTI or not? CIC wants Delhi L-G’s reply in 30 days 2.3.2015 FirstPost: New Delhi

Asking the Delhi Lieutenant Governor's office to desist from adopting a flip-flop approach, the CIC has directed it to make clear within 30 days whether it considers itself a public authority under the Right to Information Act or not.

The post Are you a public body under RTI or not? CIC wants Delhi L-G’s reply in 30 days appeared first on Firstpost.

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Apex football body lacks system to monitor state affiliates 2.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Apex football body lacks system to monitor state affiliates
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Paramedic college violated guidelines, reveals RTI 2.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Paramedic college violated guidelines, reveals RTI
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