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The Indian government is pressing agencies to proactively release more of the information repeatedly sought by requesters under the Right to Information Act.

The government has asked all departments to do an analysis of information sought often by appl

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Abdul Salam Kuchay of Breinwar Chadoora had sought some information under RTI Act but was later attacked by a group of persons in his locality yesterday at around at 7pm.

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Monday, 13 July 2015 12:55

As the Right to Information Act completes a decade, Sunday Times takes a look at how India's landmark transparency law is faring: 

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The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for collecting crime-related statistics from the stage of filing first information reports (FIRs) to judgments of trial courts. The NCRB sources thi

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The debate over capital punishment may be still going on, but the courts in India awarded death penalty to 2,052 individuals between 1998 and 2013, a report released on Thursday said.

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The Rapid Study 3.0 on the state of the Information Commissions in India, published by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative annually can be accessed as an attachment to the post. 

Among Indian states, Maharashtra has the highest ratio of people using the Right to Information Act to the general voting population of the state. So says a study named 'State of Information Commissions and the Use of RTI Laws in India, a rapid study 3.0' based on annual reports of Info

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NEW DELHI: India enacted the Right to Information Act a decade ago, but not even 1 per cent of the country's population exercises its power under the transparency law. A nationwide study by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has revealed that only 0.37-0.41 per cent of India's popula

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Curious Indians are prolific users of the Right to Information (RTI) Act and public authorities are unable to keep them satisfied. Indian citizens have filed close to 50 lakh RTIs in a year (2013-2014) but the number of r

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