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Rajasthan’s Jan Soochna, mother of RTI, is the ultimate weapon against petty corruption

The Right to Information gives way to the government’s duty to publish. The Centre and all states must emulate Rajasthan.
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Himanshu on food inflation crisis, Puja Mehra says India’s right not right on economy

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

CJI under RTI a boost for transparency, now SC needs to end culture of sealed envelopes

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Centre issues new RTI rules, cuts CIC tenure to 3 years, holds power to decide other terms

Activists have called the government's notification on the new rules an assault to the independence and autonomy of the Central Information Commission.
Agra Central Jail

In RTI reply, UP jail refuses to divulge details of J&K prisoners it’s hosting since August

Agra Central Jail hasn't denied presence of the inmates, sent after Article 370 was scrapped in J&K, but said information sought in RTI plea could jeopardise their life & safety.
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From Manmohan to Modi, Indian govt has been working to kill RTI Act – with judiciary’s help

RTI is dying a slow death. It's just a matter of time before Indian citizens lose their power to hold the government of the day accountable.

Justice loses its way at Unnao and trees as homes for ‘migrants’ in flood-ravaged Assam

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

The broken RTI arrow, and Yediyurappa’s galloping dream in Karnataka

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Out of it in Karnataka, Congress pulls one on the BJP in Kamal Nath’s MP

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PM Modi adds a new parrot in the cage as Rahul Gandhi takes a pleasant nap

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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.