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  • after ordinance fiasco govt to provide rti immunity for all

    After ordinance fiasco, govt to provide RTI immunity for all 1,444 political parties

    Politics | September 30, 2013 12:41 IST

    New Delhi: Soon after the fiasco over the controversial ordinance providing protection to convicted MPs and MLAs, the Centre is now prepare a Cabinet note to extend immunity from RTI (Right to Information) to all

  • i day speech rti act brings irregularities graft to light

    I-Day speech: RTI Act brings irregularities, graft to light, says PM

    Politics | August 15, 2013 9:14 IST

    New Delhi: The Right to Information (RTI) Act frequently brings irregularities and corruption to light and "opens the door" for improvements, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday."Through the RTI Act, the common man now gets

  • aruna roy harsh mander oppose move to amend rti act

    Aruna Roy, Harsh Mander oppose move to amend RTI Act

    Politics | August 05, 2013 21:59 IST

    New Delhi, Aug 5: Right to Information (RTI) activists today opposed the Union Cabinet's decision to keep political parties out of the ambit of the Right To Information Act by amending the transparency law.“The decision

  • bcci should agree to come under rti maken

    BCCI should agree to come under RTI: Maken

    Cricket | May 19, 2013 20:31 IST

    New Delhi, May 19: Against the backdrop of allegations of spot-fixing during IPL matches, Union Minister Ajay Maken today said the BCCI - the national governing body for cricket in India - should come under

  • government withdraws rti act amendments

    Government withdraws RTI Act amendments

    Politics | November 01, 2012 18:50 IST

    New Delhi, Nov 1: Under pressure from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Manmohan Singh government Thursday withdrew the controversial amendments aimed at diluting the Right to Information (RTI) Act."The cabinet decided to withdraw the amendments

  • activists slam pm s remarks on rti act

    Activists slam PM's remarks on RTI Act

    India | October 13, 2012 21:48 IST

    New Delhi, Oct 13: Social activists, led by National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy, today slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's observations on RTI Act alleging it signals support from the “highest quarters” to those

  • information commissioners ask centre not to tinker with rti

    Information Commissioners Ask Centre Not To Tinker With RTI Act

    India | October 15, 2011 23:06 IST

    New Delhi, Oct 15: Information Commissioners strongly feel that there should be no tinkering with the RTI Act to constrict it and instead steps should be taken to further strengthen it. They were of the

  • govt scared of rti act attempting to dilute it bjp

    Govt Scared Of RTI Act, Attempting To Dilute It : BJP

    Politics | October 14, 2011 21:23 IST

    New Delhi, Oct 14: Accusing the government of being “scared” of the RTI Act, BJP today slammed the Prime Minister's statement favoring a “critical look” at the transparency law and warned that any attempt to

  • pm calls for relook at rti but says no dilution

    PM Calls For Relook At RTI, But Says, No Dilution

    India | October 14, 2011 17:06 IST

    New Delhi, Oct 14: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said a critical look must be taken at the RTI Act and concerns on it discussed and addressed, but there will be no dilution.“The Right to

  • sport bodies not getting govt aid may be out of rti deshmukh

    Sport Bodies Not Getting Govt Aid May Be Out Of RTI: Deshmukh

    Cricket | September 01, 2011 20:40 IST

    Mumbai, Sept 1: Stating that the Cabinet-rejected National Sports (Development) Bill had certain “technical” problems, Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said the new draft might contemplate keeping out sports associations, which do not get Central

  • corruption one of the main problems rahul

    Corruption One Of The Main Problems:Rahul

    India | April 10, 2011 16:00 IST

    Thiruvananthapuram, Apr10 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said corruption has become a big problem in the country and UPA government passed the Right to Information Act with an objective to bring out transparency in