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    Mumbai Train Bombings: Convict seeks IB report under RTI

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its decision on a plea by one of the convicts in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings seeking a 2009 Intelligence Bureau (IB) report which purportedly called for review of evidence in the case.

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    RTI query on state civic corporations’ transparency: ‘Since report is in submission no information can be provided’

    Mumbai: Government has no interest in ensuring transparency in working of Municipal corporations in Maharashtra. The three-member committee appointed to recommend measures to ensure transparency in the working of all municipal corporations including Mumbai, is gathering dust for the past 132 days, as per the information provided to RTI activist Anil Galgali leading to speculation about the intention of the government in implementing the recommendations.

  • Indore: Negligent doctors, staff shun duty

    Indore: Poor state of health services came to fore in the city when postal department returned an RTI application sent through post.  In fact, it exposed negligence of doctors and staff of Rajendra Nagar Health Centre. Mentioning the reason, postal department informed RTI activist that centre was closed at time of mail delivery.

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    Demonetisation: IAF aircraft deployed new demo currency

    New Delhi: Over Rs 29.41 crore was spent on use of the IAF ultra-modern transport aircraft — the C-17 and the C-130J Super Hercules — to ferry newly-issued Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 currency notes post-demonetisation, according to an RTI reply. The move to scrap the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016, and saw 86 per cent of the currency

  • Centre is mum on its plan to amend RTI Act

    New Delhi : Even as the central government has confirmed that the matter regarding amendment in the Right to Information (RTI) Act is under consideration, the Department of Personnel and Training refused to provide details of the proposed amendment bill.

  • SBI sees Rs 1.1L-cr rise in dud loans in FY18

    New Delhi : The State Bank of India recorded its highest non-performing asset (NPAs) of Rs 1.1 lakh crore in 2017-18, almost equal to what it had registered in the decade before, according to information available through RTI and the bank’s report.

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    Half of missing people in Mumbai are in the age group of 16 to 25 years: RTI

    Mumbai: Nearly half of the people reported missing in Mumbai every year are in the age group of 16 to 25 years, the Mumbai Police has said in reply to an RTI query. Also, there has been a rise every year in the number of people going missing in the metropolis, Mumbai Crime Branch’s Assistant Police Commissioner (Preventive) Bharat Gaikwad said in response to an application filed by city-based RTI activist Chetan

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    Mumbai: Soon, you can file SRA’s RTI pleas online

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority is all set to create a software for the citizens in order to help them file an Right to Information (RTI) application online.  The slum authority has given the task of preparing the software to a firm called ‘Net Creative Mind’ and it is set to be completed by June 15.

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    Chopper-hopping CM builds huge bills for Maharashtra government, claims RTI

    Mumbai: The annual average bills of frequent helicopter travels by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis come to around Rs 6 crore, an RTI reply has revealed. RTI activist Anil Galgali said that the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said  that a chopper crash in
    May 2017 and unavailability of pilots or helicopters increase the air travel costs.

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    Maharashtra witnesses 13,541 infant deaths in just one year

    Mumbai: In a shocking revelation through a Right to Information (RTI) query, around 13, 541 infants have died in Maharashtra between April 2017 and February 2018. In order to know the reason behind the sudden death 11, 532 out of 13, 541 infants were examined which showed malnutrition is the major cause for all these death.

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    Male sterilisation increased by 19 percent in Mumbai, states RTI

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is keeping no stone unturned to promote vasectomy among the citizens due to which they witness 19 per cent increase in sterilisation done by men in the year 2017. However, the overall the number of sterilization cases in Mumbai has seen a deep of 10 per cent which is an issue of concern.

  • Madhya Pradesh: ‘Can’t share details of corruption complaints’, says CM’s office

    Bhopal: The details of complaints of alleged corruption received through ‘complaint boxes’ installed on the premises of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s office, cannot be shared as it may not serve larger public interest, the state government has said in reply to an RTI query.

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    Mumbai: Activists pledge for more RTIs to increase transparency

    Mumbai: RTI activists forum organised a State level Seminar on Occasion of Maharashtra day and Labour day at Bhupesh Gupta Bhavan, Prabhadevi to discuss on various issues in public interest apart from this, there was a brainstorming session to discuss positive amendments in the RTI act and to spread positive use of this act. On this occasion an White Paper on RTI was also inaugurated.

  • BCCI should be brought under RTI Act: Law Commission

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act, the Law Commission said on Wednesday noting that it falls under the definition of a public authority which has received substantial financing from governments.  It also said non-consideration of the role played by the BCCI as “monopolistic” in regulation of the game of cricket has resulted in the  board “flying under

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    Mumbai City Fire Brigade clueless on buildings’ fire audits: RTI

    Mumbai: At a time when the country’s commercial capital has been plagued by fires, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) has no information on the status of the mandatory fire audits for all buildings, an RTI response has revealed. Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali had sought the information on the fire audits, entrusted to the MFB, in the wake of the devastating fire in Kamala Mills Compound in December 2017 and