User: indiatogether Topic: Right to Information
Category: RTI
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Bring Parties Under RTI Ambit for Effective Government 30.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Did UP tourism lie about Taj cobbles online? 29.8.2015 TOI: Cities
Did UP tourism lie about Taj cobbles online?
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Maharashtra looks to bring sustainable water, irrigation practices 29.8.2015 News
The Maharashtra government is considering to introduce sustainable water and irrigation practices by exploring the feasibility of reusing treated sewage water for peri-urban agriculture.
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TN Parties Shy Away From RTI 29.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
Echo union govt’s stand, say their inclusion would be unnecessary
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'Parties Fear Transparency' 29.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Student uses RTI to bypass NU red tape 29.8.2015 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
A student and RTI activist counfounded the Nagpur University bureaucracy by obtaining copy of her answer sheet in 10 days that was taking weeks through official ...
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Stop passing buck: Former CJ 29.8.2015 The Telegraph : North East
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Altamas Kabir today said shifting of responsibilities by the magistrates had affected the judiciary as a whole.
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Huge inflow of illegal money is reason for political parties ducking RTI: Anna Hazare 28.8.2015 Moneylife
Anna Hazare speaks to Moneylife on why political parties are unified in opposing RTI Act being applied on them. Excerpts from the interview
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Will not disclose Subhas Chandra Bose’s files: PMO 28.8.2015 Asian Age: India
In a major U-turn within three months of claiming to the family of the freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose that it was the nation’s “responsibility” to declassify the files related to him, the Narendra Modi Government has now told the Central Information Commission (CIC) that it cannot do so as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries. During the hearing before the CIC on August 26, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) admitted that it has files related to Mr Bose but did not give any specifics and submitted that they cannot be declassified keeping in mind the relations with foreign countries. The top office cited section 8(1) (a) which allows the Government to withhold information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence. Mr Bose’s family had met PM on May 9 this year in Kolkata, during which grandnephew of ...
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MSRDC defies order on posting eway toll 28.8.2015 Pune News, Pune City News | Cities News - Times of India
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, which built the Pune-Mumbai expressway, does not want to disclose the toll agreement contract it has signed under the public-private partnership ...
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Will not disclose Subhas Chandra Bose’s files: PMO 28.8.2015 Asian Age: India
In a major U-turn within three months of claiming to the family of the freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose that it was the nation’s “responsibility” to declassify the files related to him, the Narendra Modi Government has now told the Central Information Commission (CIC) that it cannot do so as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries. During the hearing before the CIC on August 26, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) admitted that it has files related to Mr Bose but did not give any specifics and submitted that they cannot be declassified keeping in mind the relations with foreign countries. The top office cited section 8(1) (a) which allows the Government to withhold information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence. Mr Bose’s family had met PM on May 9 this year in Kolkata, during which grandnephew of ...
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Can’t declassify Subhash Chandra Bose files: PMO 28.8.2015 TOI: Home
The Prime Minister's Office has told the Central Information Commission that it cannot declassify files related to Subhash Chandra Bose as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries.
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EGPA selects paper of PU law professor 28.8.2015 Chandigarh News, Chandigarh City News | Cities News - Times of India
The European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) has selected the inter-disciplinary research paper of senior assistant professor at Panjab University (PU) department of laws, Jyoti Rattan, for oral presentation at the 2015 EGPA Annual Conference under the Permanent Study Group ...
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RTI activist flags irregularities in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission 28.8.2015 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 27: An RTI activist, Desparsing Rani on Thursday alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), a centrally sponsored scheme for construction of toilets.
“As per the RTI finding, in some of the blocks like Mawphlang, the scheme was given only to a single clan,” Rani told reporters at a press conference held here on Thursday.
According to him, the selection of beneficiaries of the scheme was done by the Village Water Sanitation Committee (VWSC).

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A Conspiracy to Make RTI Meaningless 28.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Engineer slams notice on activist, she sees act of vengeance 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
In what appears to be an act of vengeance, an Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has served a 'building plan violation' notice to an elderly woman Satya Achayya. Incidentally, Satya Achayya is one of the petitioners to file public interest litigation in the Karnataka High Court against the rampant building plan violations. The AEE served the notice based on two RTI applications filed by Syed Sanaulla and Syed Javid Khadir. The duo filed identical RTI applications on a single day seeking the sanctioned building plan and licence for construction of house number 17, owned by Satya Achayya, located on 6 Cross, Nandidurga Extension, Jayamahal in the City. Based on the RTI query, the AEE has asked Achayya to submit the licence and the sanctioned building plan within three days of receiving the notice or else he will be forced to act against her under the Karnataka Municipal Corporation (KMC) Act. No new construction Baffled by the tone and tenor of the notice, Achayya ...
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'Submit report on misuse of CA sites' 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Upalokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi has directed the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to submit a report by September 20 on the civic amenity (CA) sites and open spaces in private layouts. This follows a complaint that BDA had failed to take action against private developers for failing to transfer such open sites to BDA. Saidatta, the complainant, said that such open spaces or CA sites will have to be transferred to BDA as per Section 232 of the BDA Act. The complaint stated that open spaces, CA sites and sites earmarked for parks in private layouts are encroached upon by private persons and are being used for commercial purpose. In most of the layouts, such sites have vanished because of BDA's negligence. The BDA officials are hand in glove with private developers and private persons have caused huge loss to the public exchequer, the complaint said. "The complainant has obtained certain information under the Right to Information Act. According to this, at Dollars Colony in JP Nagar, the park area ...
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SuMo asks Kejriwal to share dais with Lalu, too 27.8.2015 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
Former deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi (SuMo) on Thursday called CM Nitish Kumar “merely a mask” of the JD(U)-RJD-Congress ‘mahagathbandhan’ and said his real electoral strength lies in RJD chief Lalu ...
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More than 600 leases on farmland for mining, state opposition cries foul 27.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
More than 600 leases on farmland for mining, state opposition cries foul
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PMO refuses to disclose Netaji files; CIC reserves order 27.8.2015 Zee News : India National
The Prime Minister's Office has told the Central Information Commission that it cannot declassify files related to freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries.
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