Activist blames Lokayukta for notice ‘error’

Activist S Bhaskaran is a petitioner in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) graveyard encroachment case.

published on : 17th March 2023

Denying RTI access to non-citizens goes against spirit of Constitution: Delhi HC

This court is of the opinion that the RTI ought to be available to citizens and non-citizens depending upon the kind of information.

published on : 15th March 2023

Social activists and RTI activists seek safety

They also demanded action against government officials, who did not protect the identity of Gurusamy, under the RTI Act, 6 (2). The petitioners further sought protection for his family.

published on : 21st February 2023

Transparency over privacy: Draft data bill will weaken RTI, say experts

The RTI Act exempted Ten categories of information from disclosure to prevent harm to certain interests and ensure the smooth working of the government.

published on : 6th February 2023

PM CARES fund not ‘public authority’, RTI Act not applicable: Centre to Delhi HC

PM CARES Fund has not been created under the Constitution of India or by any law made by Parliament or state legislature, the Centre said in an affidavit submitted before the Delhi High Court.

published on : 31st January 2023

RTI activist claims threats from former municipality counsellor

According to the police complaint, a few days after the RTI application was filed, Rasapandian threatened Shenbagaraj on behalf of the contracting agency.

published on : 4th January 2023

Karnataka RTI activist murder: complaint filed with NHRC 

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Director Venkatesh Nayak said it is common to brush off murders of RTI activists as family disputes, and there are many such instances in Maharashtra.

published on : 29th December 2022

Four held for RTI activist’s murder in Bengaluru

A few hours later, the accused attacked Murthy and smashed his head with a boulder.

published on : 28th December 2022

RTI activist seeks third party audit of road work bills

Based on the CM’s directions, the officials are getting ready to clear the files related to Rs 11.5 crore bill, he said, adding that he is still awaiting response to his RTI application.

published on : 2nd December 2022

RTI activists harass, extort bureaucrats

Sources said about 300 cases have been filed in the Lokayukta in the past two years.

published on : 23rd November 2022

15 idols seized from home in Thiruvanmiyur

Based on a tip-off about idols being smuggled from Chennai, an Idol Wing officer posing as an antique collector got in touch with a broker, Surendra from Erode district.

published on : 22nd November 2022

Karnataka High Court acquits all accused in 2012 RTI activist Lingaraju's murder case

The High Court found that the evidence of the other witnesses did not match that of the complainant's wife and the son of the deceased.

published on : 11th November 2022

Ramana: A judge who delivered landmark judgments

A day before his retirement, a bench led by him sought the Centre & Gujarat government’s response in a plea challenging remission granted to convicts in the Bilkis Bano case.

published on : 28th August 2022

Row in Gujarat over Centre ‘holding RTI funds’

Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said the Congress government had brought the RTI Act to enable the people to know how government departments functioned and reduce corruption.

published on : 9th August 2022

UK museum agrees to return 'looted' 19th-century Benin Bronzes to Nigeria  

The decision comes after Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments formally asked for the artifacts to be returned earlier this year and following a consultation with community members.

published on : 8th August 2022

Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

“The heritage, both tangible and intangible items, are the footprints of our ancestors and we should own them,” said Andre Ntagwabira, archaeological research specialist.

published on : 31st July 2022

Meet A Ramakrishnan from Theni -- warrior with RTI armour

In another incident, he got information that 13 engineers of Madurai Corporation were being promoted without proper documents.

published on : 24th July 2022

Plea challenges CIC order on  Supreme Court collegium meet agenda

On Friday, the bench of Justice Satish Chander Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad while keeping the order reserved on the appeal said that they will pass the appropriate order on it.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Former, sitting MPs' train travel bill Rs 62 crore in past five years, Rs 2.5 crore in 2020-21: RTI

While sitting MPs are entitled to use the railways' first class air-conditioned or executive class for free, their spouses too can avail free travel under certain conditions.

published on : 30th June 2022

Five held in Vidisha RTI activist murder case

Five persons including the alleged shooter have been arrested in connection with the murder of RTI activist Ranjeet Soni.

published on : 3rd June 2022
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