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The Central Information Commission building

Modi govt wants bureaucrats to address complaints against information commissioners

In a meeting of the Central Information Commission held on 27 March, the information commissioners opposed the govt's proposal and saw it as an attack on their independence. 
The Supreme Court had struck down Section 66A in 2015 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint file

Bureaucrats only cannot be made information commissioners, says Supreme Court

The top court has passed a slew of directions on filling up vacancies in the Central Information Commission & state information commissions.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Chief Information Commissioner to have same status as CEC, rules Supreme Court

Court issues directions to Modi government to bring greater transparency in appointment of CIC and Information Commissioners.

Modi govt must assure everyone that changes in RTI won’t dilute rights of those who uphold it

Democracies become lame if citizens are denied openness, transparency and access to necessary information about the government they elect.

On Camera

Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold marathon meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.