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THE SHINING 30.5.2015 Asian Age: Letters to editor

The Centre’s procrastination on the appointment of a Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Right to Information Commissioner and a Lokpal is perturbing. Minimum governance does not imply the withdrawal of government from administration and industry; it implies that government show the way for private citizens to assume public responsibility and contribute to governance. Our Prime Minister would do well to rethink his dictum of minimum governance if he wants to prevent his “achche din” coinage going the way of “India Shining”.
Katyayani Singh
Lucknow

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87-year-old's RTI goes unanswered, info commissioner orders probe 30.5.2015 TOI: Chandigarh Times
It's a classical case of bureaucratic apathy. An 87-year-old retired employee of the Haryana government has been fighting for seven years to get information under RTI from a department where he worked for 33 ...
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Hyderabad Cricket Association, information commission row hots up 30.5.2015 Hyderabad News, Hyderabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
Giving a fresh twist to the raging RTI war between the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) and Andhra Pradesh Information Commission (APIC), the former has now dismissed an order issued by the latter as "bogus" and ...
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878 teachers in Telangana have fake degrees 30.5.2015 Hyderabad News, Hyderabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
As many as 878 teachers and headmasters, working in government schools across the state, might soon face termination, the government said after it found out that they obtained jobs through bogus ...
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Rat-a-tat: BMC spent Rs 7cr to kill 6 lakh rodents in 2 years 30.5.2015 TOI: Mumbai
Highlighting the need for better sanitation and cleanliness, an RTI reply has found the BMC killed around 6 lakh rats in the last two years. It spent Rs 7crore and has 125 regular rat labourers and 29 rat killers on its ...
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Azad Calls KCR and Co a Band of Thieves 30.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
Cong leader says the party will emerge victorious in MLC polls
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Bail granted to extortion accused 30.5.2015 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
The metropolitan court has granted bail to two accused who were caught by the crime branch for asking for Rs 50 lakh from a sanitary inspector of Ahmedabad Civil ...
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F North (ward) Citizen Federation talks on restoring Matunga's popular Five Gardens 30.5.2015 DNA: Bangalore
F North (ward) Citizen Federation talks on restoring Matunga's popular Five Gardens
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Transparency Must to End Corruption in Government 30.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Cong rakes up Jashodaben issue after attack on Sonia 29.5.2015 deccanherald.com

Congress on Friday brought up Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben's plight with RTI laws after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Sonia Gandhi for being the "unconstitutional" authority exercising "real" power over the PMO during the 10-year UPA rule.


AICC General Secretary Ambika Soni cited reports of Jashodaben's experience with RTI laws under the Modi government and contended that her pleas for information regarding her very existence went unheard.

"Jashodaben has been using RTI. But even her pleas are ignored. I can sympathise with the woman who is wondering about her very existence," Soni said. The Congress' sharp attack came after Modi accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of wielding "unconstitutional" authority over the Prime Minister's Office during the UPA rule.

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Officials milked Uttarakhand disaster 29.5.2015 Hindu: News
A fit case for CBI probe, says Uttarakhand info commissioner
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PDP-BJP coalition in J&K difficult to survive, says Ghulam Nabi Azad 29.5.2015 FirstPost: Politics

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the survival of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is "very difficult".

The post PDP-BJP coalition in J&K difficult to survive, says Ghulam Nabi Azad appeared first on Firstpost.

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Mutton chops and gulab jamuns in times of flood 29.5.2015 HBL: Home
Uttarakhand govt seeks probe into financial irregularities in 2013 disaster
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‘Cabinet is now a toothless wonder’ 29.5.2015 HBL: Home
BJP Ministers are demoralised, says Congress
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Survival of PDP-BJP govt in J&K difficult: Ghulam Nabi Azad 29.5.2015 Zee News : States
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the survival of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is "very difficult".
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Survival of PDP-BJP govt in J&K difficult: Azad 29.5.2015 deccanherald.com
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today said the survival of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is "very difficult". "Survival of any coalition government which is not based on principles and there is no meeting point is very difficult," Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, told reporters here. The former J&K Chief Minister said, "If the foundation is not based on principles, how they will survive is very difficult. Its very difficult to justify that (coming together of PDP and BJP) and to run the government." "One party is from the north, while another party is from the south. I dont know where is the meeting point," Azad said. Asked if the government is soft on pro-Pakistan elements, he said, "They are going two steps forward and two steps backward."He said the entire political class is in favour of the return of displaced Kashmiri Pandits. "There is hardly any politician in Kashmir who would not like Kashmiri Pandits to return to Kashmir," Azad said. Slamming the Narendra ...
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Congress questions Centre's delay in appointments of CVC, CIC 29.5.2015 deccanherald.com
Congress today slammed the Narendra Modi government for not appointing Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). "39,000 RTI applications are pending and there is not even a single officer to respond to that. Posts of three Information Commissioners have been vacant since the last year, while several central institutions such Indian Council of Medical Research are headless," senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters here. "Who knows there may be so many scams against the government and misdeeds of the government," the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha alleged. On Prime Minister Narendra Modis statement that runaway prices were immediately brought under control after the NDA government came to power, Azad said, there cannot be a "bigger lie than this in this century" even as he listed hike in rail fares and freight rates and items like dal, among others. He said crude oil prices in international market now are half of what were prevailing when the ...
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2013 U'Khand floods: Officers relished mutton, gulab jamuns 29.5.2015 deccanherald.com
When lakhs of people in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand went hungry during the 2013 disaster, officials of the state government savoured mutton chops, chicken, milk and cottage cheese in the course of their Rs 7000 per day hotel stay supervising relief efforts. From claiming Rs 194 for half a litre of milk to supplying diesel to two-wheelers, claiming more than Rs 7,000 per day for hotel stay, paying relief twice to same people, purchasing 1,800 rain coats from same shop for three days to making payment of Rs 98 lakh towards fuel purchase to a helicopter company, a string of financial bunglings have come to light through responses to RTI queries. Taking cognizance of these alleged irregularities when Uttarakhand was reeling under one of the worst natural disasters, state Information Commissioner Anil Sharma has suggested a CBI probe. In a 12-page order, passed after hearing complainant Bhupendra Kumar of National Action Forum for Social Justice, Sharma has taken note of bills provided by various districts in ...
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2013 Uttarakhand floods: RTI reveals officers on relief duty relished mutton ... - Zee News 29.5.2015
2013 Uttarakhand floods: RTI reveals officers on relief duty relished mutton ... Zee News New Delhi: When lakhs of people in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand went hungry during the 2013 disaster, officials of the state government savoured mutton chops, chicken, milk and cottage cheese in the course of their Rs 7000 per day hotel stay ...
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Chennai's dubious distinction 29.5.2015 Hindu: Chennai
RTI reponses show that Chennai is among the most accident-prone in the country, ahead of even the capital.
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