User: meerak Topic: all-bengaluru
Category: Bengaluru RTI
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 03:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Man posing as journalist held for drug peddling 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A fake journalist is among two suspected drug peddlers arrested by the police in Southeast Bengaluru's Koramangala. Rs 3 lakh worth of hashish (charas) is reported to have been seized from them. Rakesh (26) and Amul Hasan (23), both from Mangaluru, were arrested during a police raid at 20th Main, 7th Block, near the BBMP park, in Koramangala. Police said the duo was trying to peddle drugs to employees of a private company. One kilogram of hashish, Rs 3,200 in cash and three mobile phones were seized from them. Police also found the identity card of a media house called 'All India News 24x7' from Hasan who claimed to be a reporter with it. As per the ID, the news agency does intelligence, investigation, sting and right to information (RTI) operations, and sought information and other assistance from law-enforcement agencies. Police have established that the news agency does not exist and are investigating who made the identity card. Although Hasan studied journalism, he doesn't work for any media ...
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BMRCL cites Delhi Metro example for not sharing DPR 12.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Activist plans to write to Centre to get report released
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Fake bills: Assembly secy told to file objections 10.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty on Tuesday directed Legislative Assembly secretary S Murthy to file objections in a complaint seeking an enquiry against him for floating a company in his wife's name and submitting fake bills to claim funds. RTI activist Jayakumar Hiremath had filed a complaint that Magnacarta, a firm floated by Murthy, did not supply foodgrain but claimed money by submitting fake bills. Justice Shetty asked Hiremath about any vested interest in filing the complaint. Hiremath replied that he had filed cases against many government officials for irregularities and denied any vested interest in filing a complaint against Murthy. Justice Shetty directed Murthy and Hiremath to appear before him on November 22 along with their advocates and adjourned the matter. Murthy was suspended in 2005 and later dismissed from service in 2008. He was reinstated based on a court order in 2012. He had submitted an affidavit to the government that he had not worked in any institution between 2008 and ...
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Stick to online payment norms, RBI tells etailers 9.10.2017 ET: Banking
The RBI also asked the All India Online Vendors Association, which had submitted its complaint in August, to raise specific cases of violations with it for evaluation.
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Officer shunted thrice in 3 months for refusing illegal khata entry 3.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
An official who refused to clear an illegal khata transfer in Bommanahalli in 2016 has been transferred thrice in the past three months while she is due for retirement in March 2018. The development assumes significance as the investigation into the khata transfer scam in the BBMP is underway. S N Asha was Revenue Officer at Bommanahalli where 64 fake khata transfers were carried out. The scam was unearthed by the Lanchamukta Karnataka Nirmana Vedike (LKNV), an NGO. When Asha refused to clear an illegal khata transfer in 2016, four officials, including the then deputy commissioner and the joint commissioner, cleared the files, bypassing her. Out of the 64 entries, the computer-generated challans in respect of 33 khatas were fed on July 10, 2016 — a Sunday. Asha was first transferred on July 11 to Dasarahalli. Within 40 days, on September 13, she was transferred to Basavanagudi and then sent to Yeshwantpur on September 27. Incidentally, two officials involved in the fake khata scam are also working ...
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It’s residents vs. MLA at Kaggadasapura 3.10.2017 Hindu: News
Residents upset with plans to build a temple, a garden and a wide walkway near lake
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CIVIC demands a procedure for nomination of ward committee members 22.9.2017 Citizen Matters
With no set procedure for nominating members, the kith and kin of the corporators and politicians have infiltrated ward committees. How to tackle this to make more common people get into the committee? CIVIC has recommended a procedure. »
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BMRCL 'not bothered' about connecting rail, bus stations 11.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The status of the proposed bridge to link Yeshwantpur Metro and railway stations not only exposes BMRCL's attitude towards integrating different modes of transport, but also tells us what to expect in Phase 2 Metro stations such as Cantonment. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has given same reply on status of the bridge in replies to two RTI queries separated by a gap of three years. Urban transport expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar filed the first RTI query in April 2014 and reply came six months later. "BMRCL had written to Railways for development of skywalk between (the) Metro station and Yeshwanthpur Railway station and offered to share the cost. There is no response from Railways. BMRCL is pursuing with Railways authorities," the BMRCL replied. As there was no progress, Dyamannavar wrote to the Urban Development Ministry in May 2017. The reply came more than three months later did not indicate any progress. "Recently, the South Western Railway (SWR) has advised the cost for leasing the ...
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Whistleblowers, RTI activists will get protection with one week 9.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Whistleblowers and Right to Information (RTI) activists facing threat or danger to life will receive police protection within a week, according to a new policy of the State Home department.Ironically, the policy was notified just two weeks before journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants.Notified on August 19, the policy is in line with the RTI Act, 2005 and the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011.A whistleblower or RTI activist who perceives threat or danger to life has to submit an application seeking protection to the Additional Superintendent of Police or t
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RTI applicant gets praise for Gen VK Singh as answer 6.9.2017 TOI: Jaipur
Kishalay Bhattacharjee, teacher of journalism at OP Jindal Global University in Haryana, was shocked to hear of the murder on Wednesday night of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore.
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Did UIDAI share biometric data with its foreign vendors? 30.8.2017 Latest News
The UIDAI has been vehemently denying this allegation since the body was first set up in 2009
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No leaks; Aadhaar data fully safe and secure: UIDAI 30.8.2017 TOI: India
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RTI activist says Aadhaar contract gave foreign firms access to unencrypted data 30.8.2017 TOI: India
Contracts signed with foreign firms by the UIDAI show that they got “full access” to classified data including fingerprints, iris scan info, and personal information like date of birth, address and mobile number of the applicants. They were also allowed to store the data for seven years.
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Against the violence of ‘development’ 29.8.2017 FrontLine: Home
Corporate interests are trying to grab enormous tracts of land with the support of the state, but their attempts are being met with an unprecedented unity among landowners and others dependent on the land for their livelihood. By VIJOO KRISHNAN
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Train diversion: Questions over SWR’s contradictory statements 28.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Despite ZRUCC approval, SWR says Divisional Committees have opposed move
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Indian activist dies in car accident in Sri Lanka 26.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Vijay Nagaraj, a former director of Amnesty International in India and an activist-researcher based in Sri Lanka died in a car accident on Friday.  He was 44. According to local police, Mr. Nagaraj wa...
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Contempt case dropped against govt in RTI activists' security case 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The state government on Tuesday submitted its notification to the High Court of Karnataka on its policy to protect whistle blowers and RTI activists whose life is under threat. The notification, dated August 19, 2017, said a whistle blower or applicant under the Right to Information Act, 2005, who perceives a threat or danger to his/her life can submit an application to the additional superintendent of police/DySP of the district. After enquiring into the threat perception by calling for a threat analysis from the police inspector, district special branch/State Intelligence Officer of the district and depending upon the facts and circumstances, security would be provided. The notification also said that under no circumstances, security shall be provided to those involved in criminal cases. Following the submission, a division bench comprising Justice Jayant Patel and Justice B A Patil dropped the contempt proceedings against the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department. The petitioner, Umapathi S, had ...
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KPSC told to provide answer script to candidate 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The State Information Commission has directed the KPSC to provide answer scripts to candidates. S Pavan Kumar had filed an appeal before the commission when his application under the RTI Act seeking answer scripts was rejected by KPSC.

Kumar filed the application in May 2017 seeking his answer scripts and evaluation sheets which detail marks awarded for each question and the model answer sheet for the probationer's (main) examination held in September 2015. KPSC rejected the application stating that even the UPSC does not provide answer scripts.

After a detailed hearing, the State Information Commission quoted a Supreme Court judgement that an evaluated answer book becomes a record containing the "opinion" of the examiner. "Therefore, the evaluated answer book is also an information under the RTI Act,'' it noted.

State Information Commissioner N P Ramesh directed KPSC to provide information to the candidate within 30 days.
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Denotification case: Yeddyurappa seeks time to appear before ACB 19.8.2017 deccanherald.com
BJP state president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday sought 10 days to appear before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in fake land de-notification case. In a letter to ACB Investigation officer, he said he needs to gather all the facts mentioned in the case. "I am making efforts to get all the necessary details regarding the above mentioned case from various Government Departments under RTI Act", Yeddyurappa said in the letter. He also added that he got the notice two days ago. "Only two days period is intervening from the date of the Notice to the date of appearance", stated in the letter. ACB registered two FIRs on Thursday against BJP leader in a case of 'fake de-notification' of 250 acres. Preliminary enquiry held by the ACB revealed that as chief minister, Yeddyurappa dropped the vast extent of land from preliminary notification allowing various bulk land owners to get change of land use. In 2008, the BDA had issued preliminary notification to acquire 3,546 acres in 17 villages ...
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CID grills Santosh in Meti's sex scandal 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sleuths on Thursday interrogated BJP state president B S Yeddyurappas relative nd personal assistant N R Santosh in connection with a sex scandal involving former minister H Y Meti. While analysing the call details records of Santoshs mobile phone, it came to light that he was in constant touch with RTI activist from Ballari, Rajashekhar Mulali, who had released to the media a CD purportedly showing Meti in a compromising position with a woman. The CID had slapped notice on Santosh to appear before it. Santosh turned up at the CID office around 11 am and was interrogated for about three hours. "Santosh claimed that he was in no way connected with the sex scandal and attempts are being made to fix him in the case," a senior police officer said quoting Santosh. Santosh admitted that he knew Mulali for the last five years. He claimed that Mulali was close to former ministers B Sriramulu and G Janardhana Reddy and he came in contact with him through the duo. He ...
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