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Activists red-flag ‘dilution’ of law to shield whistle-blowers 18.7.2017 TOI: India
A day before the Rajya Sabha takes up the Whistle Blowers’ Protection (Amendment) Bill, activists urged MPs to refer it to a select committee for a clauseby-clause analysis, saying the legislation, in its present form, was diluted.
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TNPCB sues IIT-M over plastic menace 18.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
During the hearing of a case filed against IIT-Madras for pollution on the campus that was proving fatal for deer which grazed the waste, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board submitted to the Nation...
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Goa MLA moves privilege motion against RTI activist 18.7.2017 Hindu: National
Speaker calls for probe into ‘leak’ of starred Assembly question
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Medico’s death: panel indicts two doctors for negligence 18.7.2017 Hindu: Kochi
‘Absence of qualified doctor led to delay in diagnosis’
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BJP MLA moves privilege motion against Goa RTI activist 17.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A BJP MLA in Goa has filed a privilege motion against RTI activist Kashinath Shetye, a government servant, after the legislator's starred question, which is yet to be replied to, was put by Shetye on Facebook last week.
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RTI activists urge RS MPs to refer bill to select panel 17.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
RTI activists on Monday wrote to several Rajya Sabha MPs to express concern about an amendment bill moved in Parliament by the Centre to "severely dilute" the whistle-blower protection law, instead of promulgating effective rules therein.
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50% of human rights complaints from J&K, 3% share in monetary relief: RTI 17.7.2017 News
The other 6 states are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura
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50 per cent of human rights complaints from J&K: RTI 17.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 49.5 per cent of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016, revealed an RTI reply.
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AAP told to reply in Assembly via email, pen drive 17.7.2017 DNA: Top News
In a bid to reduce the use of paper, the Delhi Assembly has directed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in the Capital to respond to lawmakers' questions via email or in a pen drive. In a recent directive to the head of all departments of the state government, the Delhi secretariat stated they should use PDF format to file their replies to questions asked by MLAs during the Question Hour in the Assembly. An official said the system will come into effect when the four-day Monsoon session of the Assembly begins on August 8. "All principal secretaries, secretaries, and heads of departments should send their replies by e-mail and in a pen drive. Reply to each question should be given in a separate PDF file, along with requisite enclosures, if any," the directive stated. The official said the move is aimed at making the Delhi Assembly transactions paperless. The lawmakers, however, would continue to get hard copies of the replies in the House. "After receiving the soft copies, the Secretariat will ...
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Ex-MP says his name faked for question in House, files FIR 17.7.2017 TOI: India
Delhi police have registered an FIR on the complaint of a former member of Parliament who claimed that someone had forged his name to raise a query to seek “sensitive information from the government” during the Question Hour session at the Lok Sabha in 2005.
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Save trees: Kids ‘draw’ PM’s attention 17.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Blood you receive at hospital may not always be risk-free 17.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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RTI reveals another EPIC fraud 17.7.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, July 16: A resident of Mahendraganj has been accused of fraudulently obtaining his election ID after an RTI seeking information on his EPIC revealed the address and information mentioned in his epic card was not even available with the South West Garo Hills (SWGH) election office.
The matter came to light after one Muktadur Hussain of Mahendraganj filed an RTI in the SWGH Election office to verify an EPIC of one Mostafa Ahmed (EPIC – KHVQ595520) who claimed to be a resident of House # 247, Serial# 729 of Majherchar under Mahandraganj.

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Rs 25k fine on RTI officer for not giving info 17.7.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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BBMP weighed down by interest on loans 16.7.2017 Hindu: Home
For a loan of ₹1,645.85 crore availed in 2011-12 and 2012-13, the civic body has already paid interest of over ₹1,100 crore
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Jan Dhan deposits surge to Rs 64,564 cr 16.7.2017 BusinessLine - Money & Banking
Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts have touched a new high of Rs 64,564 crore, of which over Rs 300 crore came in the first seven months of demonetisation, according to government data. The Pradhan Mant...
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RTI activist files complaint against Yeddyurappa for his remark during protest in Dakshina Kannada 16.7.2017 Hindu: News
Days after Bharatiya Janata Party State president B.S. Yeddyurappa’s controversial remarks during a protest in Dakshina Kannada, a city-based RTI activist has filed a complaint with the Vidhana Soudh...
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Jan Dhan deposits touch Rs 64,564 cr; Rs 300 cr added during demonetisation 16.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
PSBs account for Rs 50,800 cr, rural banks for Rs 11,683 cr, private banks for Rs 2,080 cr
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Jan Dhan deposits surge to Rs 64,564 crore 16.7.2017 ET: Policy
Finance ministry data, accessed through a Right to Information (RTI) application, show that there were about 28.9 crore PMJDY accounts on June 14 this year.
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Send e-replies to lawmakers' queries, Delhi govt tells city departments 16.7.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The move is a step in aimed at making Delhi Assembly transactions paperless
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