Bhushan claimed that despite the irregularities by the Delhi government in the transfer of government college land to an autonomous body came to light in October, the AAP government failed to take action.
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Disability activists insist the move will lead to further exclusion of those with disabilities.
Instead of taking the outcome as a mandate on its own governance, AAP continues to insist the BJP’s victory is not a win for Modi but for faulty EVMs.
In a landmark 67-page order, Central Information Commissioner D.P. Sinha dismissed a batch of appeals filed by Wing Commander Sanjeev Sharma.
Scientists and engineers taking up the Election Commission’s EVM challenge have said to understand what kind of tampering is possible, it is important to perform actions that insiders or criminals may attempt.
The BJP is hoping to retain control of the civic bodies, while Congress is eyeing a comeback and AAP is keen to forget its recent assembly poll debacles.
As the MCD goes to the polls, The Wire explains what these bodies do and why the elections are important.
RTI activists demand penalties against public information officers, insist RTI Act being killed by ‘misrepresentation’.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi had levelled allegations of corruption against the Haryana government in 2010, but the matter continues to be deferred in court while the investigation is still pending.
Politicians believe such polls influence voters, adversely impact all parties barring the one shown to be winning. With just one day to go for campaigning to end for the municipal elections in Delhi, an opinion poll has been released by ABP C-Voter which updates its earlier findings released […]
Satyadev Pachauri had insulted a Class IV employee over his disability. If convicted, he faces a six month to 5-year prison term.
Technical experts have said the voter verifiable paper audit trail machines, or VVPAT, are absolutely secure, but doubts will likely persist.
The Krantikari Mazdoor Morcha, which has been working for the well-being of workers, will field candidates from three areas in Delhi.
Bedi deleted her tweet after being criticised for seeking votes for the BJP.
The RTI Act has faced resistance from the courts in recent years, especially when information is sought about their functioning as public authorities, a new report says.
The party has also accused the BJP of “filth and corruption” and the Aam Aadmi party of “betraying the people”.
While AAP has lost nearly 44,000 votes in the constituency, Congress managed to increase its vote share from 12% to 33%, a trend the party hopes to carry into the municipal elections.
Rather than taking steps to protect information seekers, the change in RTI rules, as presented by the government, will make RTI activists more vulnerable to attacks.
An IT department probe, following widespread allegations of bribery, revealed that Rs 89 crore was likely routed for distribution to voters in R.K. Nagar.
The commission shared the results of its investigation into claims that EVMs were giving out BJP slips regardless of which button was pressed during a demonstration in Bhind, MP
In 2010, the government lost the folder containing public comments on the draft proposed RTI rules.
Activists have demanded removal of clauses in the draft rules that permit the withdrawal of an application and say appeals proceedings end with the applicant’s death.
According to RTI activists, draft rules that permit the withdrawal of an application and say appeals proceedings end with the applicant’s death will mean higher risks for those filing queries.
US State Department Report Highlights India’s Human Rights Violations, Actions Against Civil Society Groups
The report covers a wide array of issues including corruption, living conditions of death row prisoners and the use of pellet guns in Kashmir.
The Election Commission has defended its voting machines, insisting there is no credible evidence to back claims of tampering.
While Arvind Kejriwal sought a meeting with the chief election commissioner over the issue, the Congress has demanded that the by-elections in the state be conducted using ballot papers.
Data reveals bogus long term capital gains tax claims being raised through manipulation in penny stock deals
Disability rights groups are urging the Centre to build smart cities that abide by international planning norms and are completely barrier free.
The Medical Council of India’s directives are intended to prevent children from undergoing unnecessary procedures at the hands of incompetent doctors.
The contentious clause allows establishments to discriminate against persons with disabilities if there is a “legitimate aim”.
Data from the information and broadcast ministry shows that only 30 complaints of indecency against reality shows have been acted on since 2006, and only two in the last five years.
The Delhi government campaign has built accountability in schools and motivated teachers to move away from the syllabus to address the learning deficiencies that their students have.
Despite the number of youth joining militancy and cases of infiltration rising, the MHA insists that the situation in the state is on the mend.
Over 42% of the 177 public authorities with official websites do not display any of the information required by the Jammu and Kashmir RTI Act.
An earlier RTI query filed by Subhash Chandra Agrawal had also revealed that it costs Re 1.14 to print a Re 1 note.
These 13 Maruti workers had been found guilty by the court on charges of murder, attempt to murder, rioting, destruction of property and mischief.
RTI activists have expressed concern that the rate of application rejection, without adequate reasoning, is still high.
Various water conservation schemes have been initiated to meet the rising power demand, Piyush Goyal said.
The Department of Personnel and Training, responsible for implementing the RTI, has claimed it is exempt from sharing details on the appointment of information commissioners.
Pant has previously held the portfolios of tourism, culture, pilgrimage endowment, parliamentary affairs and reorganisation in Uttarakhand.