Rights groups tell parliamentary panel that even though late environment minister Anil Dave had assured that concerns would be addressed, rules have still not been framed.
Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a demand, raised by Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal, for tallying at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT.
Exit polls predict the BJP to win over 110 seats in Gujarat and 49 seats in Himachal Pradesh.
The party accused the EC of being a ‘puppet’ of the ruling BJP after it pulled up Rahul Gandhi over alleged model code of conduct violation in Gujarat but failed to take action against the PM for the same.
Jharkhand PDS Minister Admits to Government Mistake in Alleged Aadhaar-Related Starvation Death Case
Activists have demanded that the officials responsible for cancelling the ration card of Santoshi Kumari’s family be held accountable.
The Kodiak seaplane that the prime minister flew in is a single-engine aircraft, while norms require him to travel in a twin-engine aircraft.
Seizures indicate prohibition has not been implemented properly by the state government.
The prime minister’s office also insists that @narendramodi handle is not maintained by it or the government.
The Tribunal has also directed that the Rs 5 crore paid by the organisation as a fine be utilised by the DDA for restoration of the affected area.
Union minister Jitendra Singh’s suggestion that only those linked with an issue should be allowed to file an RTI application on it is being seen as an attempt to stifle the transparency movement.
Discrepancies between Election Commission and Electronics Corporation of India Limited data on number of ballot units and control units manufactured have also been revealed.
CJAR Says Will Challenge SC’s Imposition of Exemplary Costs, Dismissal of Plea to Probe Bribery Case
The organisation insists the intent was not to defame but to protect the independence and integrity of the apex court and the judiciary in general.
CIC Pulls up Delhi Soccer Association for Refusing to Disclose Information in Sexual Harassment Case
The commission has said that the soccer body is a public authority since it receives “substantial funding” from the government and is thus answerable under the RTI Act.
A new report has recommended extending the scheme to all women, aged and infirm undertrials, claiming that it has many social and economic benefits for both the state and the inmates.
After launching with a lot of promise in 2012 and tasting electoral success in the years soon after, AAP’s political fortunes have since slipped. A look at what went wrong and why.
While 80,000 people stopped using the transit system following the May hike, that figure has jumped to 3.2 lakh after the October fare increase.
According to Venkatesh Nayak, the new system is being implemented without talking to stakeholders and will make political funding even more opaque.
The Delhi high court asked the state government to reveal the reason behind denying open and semi-open jail facilities to women prisoners.
The exercise runs counter to the spirit of the SC’s directions where it had advised the government to ensure there are “no contingencies” while the case was pending.
Credibility, Independence and Moral Authority of Supreme Court Have Been Dented: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar
The recent standoff between members of the judicial fraternity in the Supreme Court could have been avoided, says Kumar.
While the university’s lawyer claimed that all parties had agreed to an adjournment, the petitioner’s lawyer denied this.
There are many flaws in Delhi University’s opposition to revealing information in the Modi degree case, say RTI activists ahead of crucial court hearing.
Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s claims that despite the CBI indicting the accused, the central vigilance commissioner had let the officers off the hook.
While United Nations special rapporteur Leo Heller’s report argued that the question of water supply and drinking water had also been overlooked, the Centre sharply rejected these claims.
According to studies, both the earlier schemes had failed in reducing pollution considerably.
While the Supreme Court has approved the draft of the comprehensive action plan to tackle “severe plus” levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR, it is yet to be finalised.
While the BJP is trying to keep the anger alive and blame the state government for the incident, the Congress is attempting to shift the focus to development.
While the BJP is relying heavily on tech to fight against anti-incumbency sentiment, the Congress is hoping ‘Raja’ Virbhadra Singh’s charisma will see it through.
The Central Information Commission has rejected an RTI plea seeking disclosure of records related to the discussions on the demand for handing over the NHPC projects.
Two years have lapsed since the present RTI appeal on the N. N. Vohra panel findings was filed. The application still seems to be going around in circles.
Despite authenticating Modi’s degree, Delhi University continues to stonewall attempts by RTI activists to gather information about his records.
The NREGA workers group has blamed the Central government, banks and post offices for the delays in payment of lakhs of workers.
The plea under the Right to Information Act also questioned the delay in the release of information about the ordinance.
The move has come within weeks of former Union minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanding that the Centre initiate peace talks in the Valley.
The Bihar government issued a notification last year saying the Lohar community would be issued ST certificates. But the Supreme Court later rejected the modification of SC/ST lists.
While the Congress and BJP are in a verbal spat over the election commission’s decision to not announce the Gujarat election dates, former chief election commissioners are mostly refusing to get drawn into the debate.
The Central Information Commission has called for more accountability in the recruitment and promotion process in banks and insurance companies.
While the cash crunch and increased prices due to GST have led to a sharp decline in demand, repeated appeals of traders to the Centre have failed to evoke a response.
One of the victims claimed that the attackers forced him to say “Jai Hanuman”.
The developments assume significance as in the past, several persons with disabilities have suffered humiliation at the hands of security or airlines staff at airports across India.