31 Jan 2020
Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.
28 Jan 2020
Taking U-turn, JNU says cops have mob attack's CCTV footage
Weeks have passed since the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was targeted by an organized mob, leaving over 30, including teachers and students injured.
30 Dec 2019
#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments
2019 has been quite the year: Narendra Modi returned to power, Jammu and Kashmir had its special status stripped, and the students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia triggered a nationwide movement like the Opposition never could.
26 Dec 2019
Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA
The National Investigation Agency raided RTI activist and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.
05 Dec 2019
MPs give up Parliament canteen subsidy (for the second time)
On Thursday, parliamentarians unanimously decided to forgo the subsidy they avail at the Parliament's canteen, which had long been a subject of controversy.
04 Dec 2019
MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI
The Ministry of External Affairs has been chided for delaying the response to an RTI seeking information about the 2018 launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Exam Warriors'.
01 Dec 2019
Lokpal pays Rs. 50L/month rent in Delhi's luxury hotel: RTI
Since it was set up in March earlier this year, the country's first anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal lacks a permanent office.
21 Nov 2019
Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds
Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Congress party staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of electoral bonds. The party also protested the privatization of public sector units (PSUs).
13 Nov 2019
Chief Justice of India comes under RTI Act: Supreme Court
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court observed that the office of Chief Justice of India is a public authority and hence falls under the purview of the transparency law, Right to Information Act (RTI).
04 Nov 2019
Delhi pollution: AAP government hasn't used Rs. 900cr green funds
An RTI query has now revealed that the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, which is garnering praise for its odd-even scheme, has been sitting on Rs. 900 crore unused Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) funds.
01 Nov 2019
Government doesn't know what it spent to make one Aadhaar
The government has spent crores of rupees to assign a 12-digit unique identity number to each Indian resident through Aadhaar.
29 Sep 2019
PM Modi reorganizes Prime Minister's Office (PMO); shuffles work allocation
Before starting his week-long trip to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed the process of revamping his office, formally known as Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
27 Sep 2019
Gorakhpur tragedy: Dr. Kafeel Khan gets clean-chit. Will Adityanath apologize?
In August 2017, 63 kids died at a government hospital in Gorakhpur, the "bastion" of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Quickly, the blame was put on Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan for not being aware of the shortage of oxygen cylinders.
25 Jul 2019
RTI Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha amid Opposition protests
The Rajya Sabha has cleared the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005, despite the Opposition's objections on Thursday.
24 Jul 2019
Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment
At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".
22 Jul 2019
Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.
21 Jul 2019
Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved
In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.
16 Jul 2019
IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data
India's premier educational institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are facing severe faculty shortage, said HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently.
01 Jul 2019
Pay fine if you cover Agra-Lucknow Expressway within three hours
The Agra-Lucknow Expressway was built to ease traveling and improve connectivity. But off late, the highway has turned into a death trap mostly due to over-speeding vehicles.
28 Jun 2019
Congress leaders resign, urge Rahul Gandhi to choose new team
Even as Rahul Gandhi seems determined to quit as the Congress President after the Lok Sabha poll debacle, several Congress leaders have resigned from their party positions to give him a "free hand" to choose a new team.
02 Jun 2019
Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?
It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.
12 Apr 2019
Yale "alumnus" Smriti Irani confirms she isn't a graduate
She was once India's HRD Minister but no one really knew how educated Smriti Irani is. Then she made a thumping proclamation that she had a degree from the prestigious Yale University.
16 Mar 2019
Online movie ticket-booking platforms cannot charge 'Internet Handling Fees': RBI
Booking movie tickets has never been easier thanks to online movie ticket booking platforms. Everyone who has ever booked movie tickets online knows about "Internet Handling Fees" levied by every online ticketing platform.
22 Feb 2019
Jamia wanted to award SRK with honorary doctorate, government denied
According to an RTI reply, the HRD Ministry quashed the proposal of Jamia Millia Islamia college to grant an honorary doctorate to its "most prestigious alumnus" Shah Rukh Khan, on rather flimsy grounds.
13 Feb 2019
Porn apart, users reveal Airtel, Jio blocking proxy sites, Telegram
Among Indian internet users, its common knowledge now that hundreds of popular porn websites have been blocked by internet providers or 4G providers like Airtel, Jio, BSNL etc.
04 Feb 2019
Can't disclose black-money reports as Parl Panel examining them: FM
The Finance Ministry has declined to share copies of three reports on the quantum of black money held by Indians inside the country and abroad, saying they were being examined by a Parliamentary panel and disclosing details will cause a breach of privilege of the House.
31 Jan 2019
Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment
On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI Chief.
24 Jan 2019
Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment
Justice AK Sikri, who was part of the select panel which took the decision to transfer former CBI Director Alok Verma, on Thursday recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim boss of the agency.
23 Jan 2019
National-parties received over 50% funds from 'unknown' sources in 2017-18
More than 50% of the funds national parties received during the financial year 2017-18 came from "unknown" sources that included donations through electoral bonds and voluntary contributions, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
22 Jan 2019
Years after cop's murder, department 'transfers' her to another branch
An Assistant Police Inspector recently got transferred from Thane to Wardha branch. Sounds normal, right?
21 Jan 2019
EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims
The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.
21 Jan 2019
Sasikala is enjoying VIP-treatment in prison, has 5 rooms, cook
VK Sasikala, the live-in aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, is enjoying many privileges in Central Prison, Bengaluru, an RTI inquiry has found.
15 Jan 2019
GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'
In an incident of gross mismanagement, low-cost carrier GoAir has been recently directed by the consumer forum to pay more than Rs. 98,000 to a Mumbai-based man for canceling "without reason" 25 tickets that he had booked in 2015.
11 Jan 2019
UP: RTI activist, missing since December, murdered in Shamli
An RTI activist, missing since December 27, has been found dead at Shahpur village in Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), officials said today.
23 Dec 2018
#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly
Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.
20 Dec 2018
Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers
Although Paytm got off to a good start with its payments bank initiative, opening of new bank accounts and e-wallets abruptly came to a halt in August this year, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
18 Dec 2018
JNUSU chief accuses varsity of 'lying' about online examination tender
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union President N Sai Balaji has accused the administration of "lying" about the agency which had been tasked to hold the varsity's online entrance examinations.
18 Dec 2018
Report: BJP declares Rs. 1,027cr income; Congress data awaited
According to a report by watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), the ruling BJP's income for the financial year 2017-18 was Rs. 1,027.34cr - down by around Rs. 7cr from FY2016-17.
19 Nov 2018
Delhi: Since 2014, 83 people committed suicide at Metro stations
An RTI filed by Indian Express with Delhi Police's Metro Unit revealed a total of 83 people committed suicide across 58 stations of the Delhi Metro since 2014.
14 Nov 2018
Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court commenced its vital hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored investigation into the controversial Rafale deal involving the procurement of 36 Rafale jets.