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Govt defends decision to amend RTI move

The government on Friday defended its decision to amend the Right To Information Act to keep political parties out of the purview of the ombudsman, saying they are not "public authorities" but......

Proposed RTI Act amendment runs into rough weather

The National Election Watch has appealed to all the Members of Parliament from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha not to support a proposed amendment to the Right To Information Act. In a press......

RTI Act to be amended to exempt parties from being questioned

The government has proposed that political parties cannot be designated public authorities as defined in the RTI Act. Anita Katyal reports   The Union Cabinet is all set to amend the......

Govt considering amended act to keep parties out of RTI ambit?

In a move which could once again put the Congress in the firing line and give them a great deal of negative publicity, the party’s core group in its meeting held on Friday evening has given......

No immunity for political parties from RTI: Govt

The government has ruled out amending the RTI Act to give immunity to political parties from providing information after the recent CIC's landmark order brought them under the ambit of the......

All about the government's wrong land war

Why is the government fighting for an illiberal land acquisition law that ignores the advice of its own Economic Survey, asks Nitin Desai The government’s proposals for amending the United......

PMO raised concerns over air services pact with Abu Dhabi

The Prime Minister's Office had raised concerns over the bilateral air services agreement (ASA) signed between India and Abu Dhabi earlier this year, raising the number of flights from 13,700......

Divestment in IOC gets Cabinet nod

In an effort to meet the disinvestment target of Rs 40,000 crore (Rs 400 billion) from public sector undertakings this financial year, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday cleared......

Are consumer courts FRIENDLY enough?

Recently, the Karnataka high court issued a notice to the government on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a directive for filling up vacancies in the Consumer Commission and several......

How much blackmoney in Swiss banks? Govt has no idea

As the tussle seeking disclosure of names of people who have stashed black money abroad continues in Supreme Court, the Finance Ministry says it has 'no authentic figures' about the quantum of......

RTI not applicable to BCCI, says new chief Manohar

‘The RTI is an act, and under the act to whom it applies it is defined’ ‘The decision on playing the India-Pakistan series does not depend on the two Boards alone, the governments......

Former cricket captain Azharuddin fighting for badminton now!

Newly-appointed Delhi Badminton Association president Mohammad Azharuddin feels Badminton Association of India has declared DBA a defunct body based on "lame excuses" and said the city's shuttlers......

'Disclose documents on tax exemption given to ICC WC'

The Central Information Commission has directed the Income Tax department to make public documents related to tax exemption given to the ICC World Cup held last year in the country. Information......

ED's notice to BCCI regarding IPL II fund transfer

The Enforcement Directorate has issued notice to the BCCI to explain transfer and routing of funds to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore in the conduct of the second season of Indian Premier League cricket......

'India has paid the price of excessive cricket'

Sanjay Jha, who founded in 2000, has been following Indian cricket and the massive changes it has gone through -- in administration as well on the field -- in the past decade. He......
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