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Right to Information activist and lawyer Aires Rodrigues said that the arrest was “a blatant misuse of political power”. “Silveira's post is in very bad taste, there is no doubt about that,” he said. “But how do you book somebody for an offence he has not committed? The offence of [Section] 505(2) [under which ...
A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office pertaining to biometric technologies. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday largely backed Tony Webster, who said the county violated ...

Win for Tony Webster: “Freedom-of-Information Activist Wins Legal Fight with County” [KSTP]. Pretty amazing: “'Hi con gai, how are you doing today?'” [Rochester Post Bulletin]. Fish story: “Minneapolis' Coastal Seafoods is about to get 10 times bigger” [City Pages]. More Whalen news: “Whalen to hire ...
A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office pertaining to biometric technologies. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday largely backed Tony Webster, who said the county violated ...
Shetty, a Right to Information activist and whistleblower, was hacked to death outside his home in Talegaon in January 2010. On October 15, 2009, Shetty had lodged a complaint of massive land grab against 14 people, including Virendra Mhaiskar, chairman and managing director of Mumbai-based Ideal ...
April 18, 2018 03:10 PM. A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office pertaining to biometric technologies. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday largely backed Tony Webster, who said the county violated ...

COIMBATORE: Right to information activists are flaying the city corporation for refusing to reply to RTI applications even months after they are filed. In some cases, despite money was deposited for photocopies, information was not provided, they say. RTI activist Daniel Jesudas had filed an application ...
I can't imagine what it would mean for SAHA and all the work that's been done, but also what it means for general access to information activists,” Nobukhosi Zulu, coordinator of SAHA's freedom of information programme, said. SAHA had made the access to information requests on behalf of Open Secrets, ...
The conference brought the likes of #ThisFlag Zimbabwean civil rights activist Evan Mawarire, Arab Spring writer and journalist Iyad el-Baghdadi, Eritrean information activist and refugee rescuer Meron Estefanos, and Malawian girls' rights activist Memory Banda among others to speak on their activism and ...
After maintaining a stony silence for over three months, the ministry finally responded to the issue raised by the Right to Information activist Commodore (retd) Lokesh K. Batra on March 22 and admitted that the data pertained to the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS). Biometric data was ...
Ravindra Nath Guru, managing trustee of the Karnataka Right to Information Activists Forum, said the assistant commissioner (administration), who is PIO for the commissioner's office, recently refused to accept an application and relented only after her superior intervened. “When the cell opened in 2006, ...
A Meghalaya youth leader and Right to Information activist was killed in a coal belt in the hill State's East Jaintia Hills district on Tuesday morning. Police said the body of Poipynhun Majaw, the president of Jaintia Youth Federation (JYF), was found on Rymbai Road near Khliehriat, the headquarters of East ...
... for the Courage Foundation, which supported Love's legal defense, hailed the ruling as a “massive victory for free expression online, for the fair treatment of neurodiverse people, and for those of us who have drawn attention to the dire treatment of hackers and information activists in the United States.”.
Right to Information activist Samir Zaveri said, "The railways is trying to shield Vaidya. The authorities should have filed a first information report (FIR) as this is case of cheating and he liable to be punished under Prevention of Corruption Act too." Another source said that till now, accounts up to 2012 are ...
Swartz, a US computer programmer and freedom of information activist, committed suicide in 2013 after the US charged him with wire fraud after a large trove of academic journal articles were illegally downloaded and shared online. He was facing decades in US prison at the time of his death.
Right to Information activist Anarjit Chauhan said the system will also be helpful for the visitors. “Often, citizens are not aware that when an application is submitted at a police station, they should get an acknowledgement so that they know the status of their application. Most of the times, the applications are ...
Right to Information activist Anarjit Chauhan said the system will also be helpful for the visitors. “Often, citizens are not aware that when an application is submitted at a police station, they should get an acknowledgement so that they know the status of their application. Most of the times, the applications are ...

The 2017 numbers emerged in response to Right To Information activist Chetan Kothari's query to the Health Ministry. The Ministry said the data could be sourced from its public database, where The Hindu independently verified the numbers. Gagandeep Kang, a member of the National Technical Advisory ...
From one unit of blood, three to four blood components such as packed cells or red blood corpuscles, platelets, fresh plasma, cryoprecipitate, plasma can be taken. As per the data collected by a city-based Right to Information activist RK Garg under RTI query, around 95,000 units of blood were collected in ...
In light of the difficulties of accessing the State Archives, a community of archives' enthusiasts and professionals has been gradually assembled, among which are archivists, academics, documentary filmmakers, journalists, freedom of information activists, genealogists, as well as groups and individuals ...
The spat between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and RTI (Right to Information) activists continues, as activist Shailesh Gandhi and NGOs such as Praja Foundation prepare to send a petition to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding transparency in the civic work. Gandhi, the ...
The GST council brought cheer to Right to Information activists by announcing an exemption for RTI services from GST levy. Maintenance services provided by resident welfare associations came under the tax net and an 18 per cent levy was imposed for each member of the RWA paying Rs 5000 per month ...
NEW DELHI: Changes in the central secretariat manual of office procedure (CSMOP) — the holy grail for communication between the central government and the legislature as well as the public — have got activists up in arms. The manual, which earlier set out a timeline for communication between the ...
Thane, Jan 15 (PTI) A Right-To-Information activist and journalist has been arrested by the anti-corruption bureau of the Thane police for extorting money from a builder. Charushila Patil (37), who works with a local news channel, was arrested here last evening while accepting money from the ...
Moreover, when the issue was brought into public domain by a Right to Information activist, the Central Bureau of Investigation – which had filed a chargesheet in the matter – did not even probe the role of the corrupt officials in the matter. In a recent order, central information commission M. Sridhar ...
Another accused Vishal Gaikwad, was arrested by the police for sheltering the accused after the murder was committed. On Friday, the Samta Nagar police arrested the fifth accused, Anil Waghmare, a Right To Information activist for allegedly planning and killing former Shivsena corporator Ashok Sawant.
Right to Information activists said this is another way of making the commission, the final appellate authority for RTI Act, defunct. Anjali Bhardwaj of National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) said, "Just like justice delayed is justice denied, information delayed is information denied.
“Did the civic body follow SOP while action against these eateries,” said Dinesh Vaghela, a Right to Information Activist (RTI). “At any place where hookah is being served, no food item can be served,” said Vaghela. He added that the civic body violated rules and regulations while granting licence under ...
The fall of a private bus into Banas river after veering off a bridge in Sawai Madhopur district could have been averted if there were crash barriers instead of railings, a civil engineer and right to information activist said. At least 33 people were killed on Saturday when the bus crashed through the railings of ...
In 2009, the anomaly in the land deal along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway was exposed by the slain Right to Information activist Satish Shetty. In January 2010, the Pune based activist was stabbed to death in Talegaon, off Mumbai-Pune Expressway, which is months after unearthing the land dealing.
Former President Jimmy Carter, as a civilian, has stood informally accused. Richard Nixon probably would have faced a Logan Act indictment for some of the things he did before he became president, if they'd been public information. Activist and actress Jane Fonda faced Logan Act questions back in the ...
The closure of the Right to Information Act (RTI) Cells in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has displeased RTI activists who see the development as a ploy by the two entities to block smooth flow of inforation ahead of the Assembly elections.
REFILE - ADDING INFORMATION Activists hold a protest against a law that militarises crime fighting in the country outside the Senate in Mexico City, Mexico December 5, 2017. Placards read, "No to the Militarization in the Country". REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Reuters. By Noe Torres and Dave Graham.
Freedom of expression organisation, ARTICLE 19 has joined with the social science database V-Dem to launch a unique, authoritative assessment of freedom of expression and information worldwide. The Expression Agenda (XpA) metric uses a range of indicators to measure freedom of expression in 172 ...
NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has returned nearly half the applications it has received this year for wrongful denial of information under Right to Information (RTI) Act, seeking additional documents. In the first four months of 2017, CIC returned 7,268 cases — almost 40% — of the ...
(New York) – Indian authorities should promptly and thoroughly investigate threats and attacks on so-called right-to-information activists, Human Rights Watch said today. The killing of a right-to-information activist in Bihar state in August 2015 highlights the risks to people requesting information from the ...
The 2017 numbers emerged in response to Right To Information activist Chetan Kothari's query to the Health Ministry. The Ministry said the data could be sourced from its public database, where The Hindu independently verified the numbers. Gagandeep Kang, a member of the National Technical Advisory ...
The Pantnagar police have registered a case of molestation against two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials after which a Right To Information 'activist' complained to the police. "We are probing the claims of both the parties and after registering the cross complaint, we registered the case ...
By-Sanjay Sahay RANCHI: Right to Information activists from across the state have alleged harassment by government officials and middlemen when they seek information on any issue. They have also complained about long delays in disposal of RTI applications, with some of them pending for years.
The Delhi government -- in the RTI reply to Sanjeev Jain, a Right To Information activist -- said it received Rs 50 crore in 2015, Rs 387 crore in ...
The Delhi government -- in the RTI reply to Sanjeev Jain, a Right To Information activist -- said it received Rs 50 crore in 2015, Rs 387 crore in ...
The 22 signatories to the letter expressed concern that most of the panel's members had expressed support for Aadhaar in the past. by Scroll ...
RTI (right to information) activists are being threatened and killed. A climate of fear and intimidation is being created, but we need to stand up ...
Hence, the railway officials must first focus on improving the punctuality of the local trains,” said Anil Galgali, a Right to Information activist.
The Supreme Court on Monday cancelled the bail of former MP Dinu Solanki, who is accused of the murder of Right to Information activist Amit ...
Carl Malamud, an American technologist author and information activist, refers to himself as a public printer. His mission? To open source the ...
American and Indonesian human rights and freedom of information activists, filmmakers, as well as a group of U.S. Senators led by Tom Udall ...
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation has asked a Right to Information activist to pay a 9% Goods and Services Tax each to the ...
“Hurting the religious sentiments of the majority community is highly unjustified,” says noted right to information activist, Subhash Chandra ...
This can help them take the necessary action,” said Anil Galgali, a Right to Information activist. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of central ...


 

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