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BCCI should be brought under the ambit of RTI, says Law Commission in report submitted to Ministry 18.4.2018 Hindu: Health
In July 2016, the Supreme Court asked the Commission to recommend whether the board can be brought under the Right to Information Act.
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Bring BCCI under RTI ambit: Law Commission 18.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India should be brought under the ambit of the information law, the Law Commission said on Wednesday noting that it falls under the definition of a public authority.
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BCCI, 'a limb of the State', should come under RTI ambit: Law Commission 18.4.2018 Latest News
It states that BCCI ought to be classified as state' within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution
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BCCI faces an 'RTI bouncer' 18.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 18 (ANI): The Law Commission of India wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with all of its constituent member cricketing associations to be brought under the
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Bring BCCI under RTI ambit: Law Commission 18.4.2018 General News
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be brought under the ambit of the information law, the Law Commission said today noting that it falls under the definition of a public authority. It said non-consideration of the role played by the BCCI as monopolistic in regulation of the game of cricket has resulted in the board "flying under the radar of public scrutiny, encouraged an environment of opacity and non-accountability". In July 2016, the Supreme Court had asked the commission to recommend whether the cricket board can be brought under the Right to Information Act. The report, submitted to the Law Ministry today, states that BCCI ought to be classified as state' within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution.
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Bring BCCI under RTI, says Law Commission 18.4.2018 Zee News : India National
In July 2016, the Supreme Court had asked the Law Commission to recommend whether the cricket board can be brought under the RTI Act.
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We will stand by every community, we will safeguard their interests: Ahmed Patel 18.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The Congress’s veteran strategist on politics today, the 2019 general election, and the future of his party
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Aarey metro car shed: HC tells petitioner to file affidavit 17.4.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today directed a group of activists opposing the construction of the proposed metro car shed in Aarey Colony area to file an affidavit supporting their claim that the Maharashtra government flouted environmental norms in approving the construction work. A bench of Justices SC Dharamadhikari and PD Naik directed the petitioners to file the affidavit by April 24. The bench also directed the petitioners to cite official records and documents to support their claim that the Aarey Colony land, a prominent green lung of the city, was a protected 'forest area' and therefore the state's decision to change its usage for construction of the car shed was illegal. The bench was hearing a petition filed by some activists from the city and some residents of the Aarey Colony area, located near suburban Goregaon. The petitioners had alleged that the state government had illegally modified the draft Development Plan 2034 for Mumbai to show, what was previously a green, no ...
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‘Continued political assaulton RTI Act is worrisome’ 17.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Aruna Roy says legislation is being subverted ‘by using rules’
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Groundwater extraction by DMRC: NGT directs AAP govt to submit minutes of meetings 16.4.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the AAP government to submit minutes of the meetings held for preparing a district-wise schedule of the permission granted to the DMRC for extracting ground water. A bench headed by Raghuvendra S Rathore directed the Delhi government to include Deputy Commissioners of every district, Delhi Metro Rail Corpoartaion (DMRC) and Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) for discussions and asked it to expedite the meetings. "Counsel for the Delhi government has submitted that meetings in respect of all the districts except South Delhi had been held and he will be submitting the records of the meetings. "As regards the district of South Delhi, it has been informed that meeting is fixed for April 20, 2018. The counsel for NCT of Delhi may place minutes of the meetings on record and give copies to all the concerned," the bench said. The matter has been posted for next hearing on May 3. The tribunal had earlier warned of halting the capital's metro ...
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Villagers suffered loss of Rs. 70,000 as elephants vandalise their house 16.4.2018 General News
A herd of elephants vandalised a house in in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur due to which the villagers suffered a loss of Rs 70,000.However, the forest department has offered compensation to the villager.According to Right to Information (RTI) reports, the locality has witnessed more than 100 human deaths and about 30 elephant deaths in last few years in the man-animal conflict.Deforestation has been considered a major root cause of this continuing man-animal conflict.
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'RTI Bachao' campaign succeeding, says ex-CIC Shailesh Gandhi 15.4.2018 General News
Former Central Information Commissioner (CIC) and city-based RTI activist Shailesh Gandhi has said that his campaign, 'RTI Bachao' (Save RTI), has borne fruit as some civic bodies have responded positively and started putting the RTI information on their websites. Miffed with rise in instances of denial of information under the Right to Information Act, Gandhi had held a meeting with fellow RTI activists from Mumbai, neighbouring Navi Mumbai and Thane on February 7, and launched the campaign. One of the demands made by the activists who took part in the meeting was that all RTI queries and the replies to them should be made public by posting them on government websites. The meeting was held against the backdrop of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation commissioner Ajoy Mehta's reported remarks that some RTI activists indulged in blackmail and extortion, and the BMC's blacklisting of an NGO. "These developments were very shocking and we thought we must keep the soul of RTI ..
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Government should strengthen RTI Act for objective of transparency: Former CIC 14.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Narendra Modi government should strengthen the RTI Act in order to realise its stated objectives of bringing transparency and maximum governance with minimum government, former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said here on Friday.
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Sterlite protesters seek RTI reply in 48 hours 14.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Activists, including a former judge, meet TNPCB member-secretary
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Mumbai Fire Brigade Clueless On Buildings' Fire Audits, Reveals RTI 13.4.2018 NDTV News - Cities
At a time when the country's commercial capital has been plagued by fires, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) has no information on the status of the mandatory fire audits for all buildings, an RTI...
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Chhattisgarh parliamentary secretaries' appointment upheld 13.4.2018 General News
Giving relief to the 11 parliamentary secretaries in the Chhattisgarh government, the Bilaspur High Court on Friday dismissed petitions challenging their appointment, though it said they would not be able to work as ministers.
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Those who govern us foster, legitimise hatred: Harsh Mander 13.4.2018 General News
While taking the example of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, activist-writer Harsh Mander today said people need to "fashion new instruments" to fight "the government that fosters and legitimises hatred". Speaking at the launch of a book, 'The RTI Story' by activist Aruna Roy, Mander noted that while the RTI Act allowed people to question those who govern us, "new instruments are needed in the second coming". "It (the RTI) is a movement and it is a law that allows us to question those who govern us and hold them accountable. And it has taken us so far. But what do we do with the government that we see today? And I think, we have to fashion new instruments to be able to hold governments accountable for the rape of that young girl in Jammu, for instance. "It is the cynicism with which hatred is being fostered across this country and we are just watching helplessly," the former IAS officer said. Mander, who recently returned from West
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C'garh HC dismisses pleas on parliamentary secretaries' appointment 13.4.2018 General News
The Chhattisgarh High Court today dismissed petitions challenging the appointment of 11 parliamentary secretaries by the Raman Singh government. The HC, however, maintained its earlier interim order, which stated that parliamentary secretaries will not be entitled to power and facilities at par with ministers. A division bench of Chief Justice T B Radhakrishnan and Justice Sharad Kumar Gupta passed the order today on separate petitions filed by former Congress MLA Mohammad Akbar and RTI activist Rakesh Choubey, Additional Advocate General Ashutosh Singh Kachhuwaha said. The petitions had sought to quash these appointments terming them illegal and unconstitutional, he said. The HC today dismissed the petitions but held its interim order, passed in August last year, that parliamentary secretaries will not be entitled to power and facilities at par with ministers, Kachhuwaha informed. The Chhattisgarh government had appointed 11 MLAs as parliamentary sectaries and granted them a status ..
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Mumbai Fire Brigade clueless on buildings' fire audits: RTI 13.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
At a time when the country's commercial capital has been plagued by fires, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) has no information on the status of the mandatory fire audits for all buildings, an RTI response has revealed.
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Illegal Construction In Zareen Khan Flat Ignored By Authorities: Activist 13.4.2018 NDTV News - Cities
There's trouble brewing for actor Zareen Khan, but, it has been alleged, with civic body's help, she might escape the punishment that a common man wouldn't. The H-west ward (Bandra) had issued a...
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