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Supreme Court reserves verdict on whether CJI and SC are public authority under RTI Act

An apex court bench heard appeals against the Delhi high court's order, which states that the CJI's office comes under the RTI Act and is liable to part with information to RTI applicants.
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SC hears appeals on whether Chief Justice of India’s office comes under RTI ambit

The debate has been revived a decade after Delhi HC ruled in favour of an RTI activist who sought details of the assets of judges.
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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.
People on their phones

Cannot disclose information on permissions given to agencies for phone tapping: MHA

In a response to an RTI query, the Ministry of Home Affairs invoked three exemption clauses from the RTI Act to withhold the information without giving any reasons.

Centre refuses to share details of decision-making process on upper-caste quota

The Centre has implemented 10% reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category in central govt posts from 1 February.
Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

CAG refuses to share details of Rafale audit, says disclosure will cause breach of Parliament

The Comptroller and Auditor General said that any disclosure at this stage will amount to breach of the Parliament's privilege.
Indian currency notes

Central Information Commission wants data on Rs 2,000 & Rs 500 notes printed disclosed

The RBI subsidiary that prints currency notes had earlier claimed that the information cannot be shared with people because of several reasons.
Protests against RTI

Modi govt looks set to amend RTI Act despite opposition protests

Govt advertises for top post of Central Information Commission without specifying terms and salary, opposition says move will hurt panel's autonomy.
Former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri | Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It’s duty of Central govt to explain how PM Lal Bahadur Shastri died: Information panel

Information commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu says people’s right to know ‘truth’ behind Shastri’s death cannot be brushed aside citing secrecy clause.
The Central Information Commission building

Modi govt doesn’t know when it can fill up Central Information Commission vacancies

Pendency of complaints and appeals is on the rise as Modi govt struggles to find candidates for vacancies dating back to 2016.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.