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Opposition members protest in Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament | PTI

RTI bill debate rages in Rajya Sabha as Congress-led oppn demand sending it to select panel

The opposition demanded moving a motion for referring the bill to a select committee before discussions while the government opposed it.
Former chief information commissioners Wajahat Habibullah | ThePrint

RTI amendments direct attack on people’s right to know, say former information commissioners

7 former information commissioners of the CIC have condemned the RTI amendment bill and urged the government to withdraw it.
Lok Sabha

Why Modi govt is drawing flak for amendments to RTI Act

While united opposition criticised the RTI amendments bill in Parliament, activists say it could cripple central and state information commissions.
Jitendra Singh

Opposition slams Modi govt after Lok Sabha passes amendment to RTI Act

The Opposition said that this was an attempt to undermine the law and make the election panel a toothless tiger.

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

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?