Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: RTI

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

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

Donald Trump’s ‘mediating abilities’, more teeth to NIA and a toothless RTI

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

To defend Modi govt’s RTI Act changes, BJP released a ‘factsheet’. It doesn’t have much facts

Modi government’s proposed amendments to one of India’s most powerful laws will reduce autonomous information commissions to 'caged parrots'.

Chandrayaan-2 lifts off with political payload as PM Modi fixes up RTI

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

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.

Election Commission declines to share details on model code violations by PM

Responding to an RTI query, the poll body declined to provide a copy of the dissent notes of one of the two commissioners on the Prime Minister's code violations.

Modi govt cites RTI clause to refuse details of Vijay Mallya & Nirav Modi extraditions

A section of the Right to Information Act bars disclosure of information which would impede the process of investigation.

Govt spent Rs 393 crore on PM Modi, council of ministers travel in last 5 years

An RTI response said the bulk of the foreign and domestic travel expenses were incurred in 2014-2015.

No data of surgical strikes before September 2016, says Army

The Directorate General of Military Operations put to rest Congress claims that six surgical strikes were conducted during UPA tenure.

Supreme Court asks RBI to disclose annual banks inspection report under RTI

The Supreme Court bench said that the RBI is 'bound under the law' to disclose information relating to banks under RTI.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.