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SC judgment on RTI Act sets a dangerously low bar for what passes muster as law of land

The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principle of legal reasoning.
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Air India has dues of over Rs 822 crore towards VVIP charter flights: RTI data

Air India stopped issuing tickets on credit to government agencies for travel of their officials in December 2019 because of accruing pending bills.
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BJP must rethink poll strategy says Verniers & new data law threatens users says Apar Gupta

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
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How Supreme Court has not upheld the spirit of RTI Act over the years

Supreme Court’s latest instruction to RBI is seen as a U-turn from 4 years ago. But this isn’t the only time the court seems to have changed its stance on RTI.

Musharraf unlikely to hang, but a court standing up to Pakistan army should encourage judges

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CIC to deal with appeals, complaints pending under RTI in Jammu & Kashmir

The govt on 15 October had written to the CIC mentioning the steps needed for transitioning from the J&K RTI Act 2009 to the Centre's RTI Act, 2005.
PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin

C Raja Mohan on why India should welcome Russia’s presence in the Indian Ocean

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Children’s day with Indian political dynasts and Shiv Sena’s clash with Chanakya

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Amit Shah says govt wants to reduce dependence on RTI by actively giving out information

Home Minister Amit Shah praises RTI for bridging trust deficit between govt and people, and says its benefits have been far greater than misuse.
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NGOs receiving substantial funding from govt to come under RTI Act: Supreme Court

Institutions like schools, colleges and hospitals which receive aid from the govt directly or indirectly in the form of land at discounted rates will also come under the RTI Act.

On Camera

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We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

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Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.