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| 04 August, 2020, 11:33 PM IST | E-Paper

    Gangadhar S Patil

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    Barring a few exceptions, Government bans law officers from taking up private casesCVC asks health ministry to clarify CVO of Medical Council of India's charges of corruption and harassmentSports federation yet to comply with RTI act despite recent government directionLaw commission to suggest amendment to Guardians and Wards Act
    Government plans to redesigning court complexes to make them user friendlyCentral Information Commission devising system to keep tab on defaulting PIOsPublic information officers skeptical about publicising RTI responses onlineIn Maharashtra, small parties harbour big hopes
    Maharashtra polls: Vague promises common to all manifestos  of top political partiesMaharashtra polls: Over 100 candidates of major parties have defected, with most joining the BJPMaharashtra polls: Surge in number of candidates after political break ups; campaign companies have hands fullHaryana Assembly met for only 56 days in five years
    Law ministry proposes to set up 1800 fast-track courts for land, property, heinous crime casesHigh Court order to cite reasons for seeking information irks RTI activistsGovernment may amend law to clear cheque-bounce cases soonComptroller and Auditor General slams Rajya Sabha MPs for 'lavish stays' in 5-star hotels
    Human rights body to sharpen its focus on India IncAbout 10% Twitter users change their handle to suit trending event, to gain or lose anonymityNHRC preparing to grapple with issues like displacement, unhealthy environment; sharpen focus on India IncStrength of five High Courts to go up by 25%
    Delay in CIC appointment may lead to scrutiny of panel’s ordersTransparency at ministries to be put through expert checksA set of new entrepreneurs launch business ventures to help RTI applicantsNew judicial bill is need of the hour, says AP Shah, Chairman, Law Commission
    Nitin Gadkari, Kalraj Mishra, Yashwant Sinha among MPs who have made unauthorised changes to bungalows in past 10 yearsComptroller and Auditor General to evaluate government steps to combat terrorLaw Commission working on hate speech definitionSoon, a law for people in live-in relationships
    PIL seeks clarity on whether pre-existing laws override RTIIncome-tax department questions Yash Birla Group on 5 foreign accountsRTI complaints of senior citizens to be given priority: Central Information CommissionCoal Scam: More than 250 closed PEs under CVC scanner
    Information panel asks Maharashtra government to probe false info on police officer Ashok Kamte’s deathBudget 2014: 16 pending audit reports of CAG likely to be tabled in ParliamentCAG to audit 88 topics in FY 15; officials believe target is ambitious but Vinod Rai says it's manageableBest assistance: For many, RTI is a tool to seek legal advice from Law Ministry
    Comptroller and Auditor General preparing to examine transfer pricing casesAll-India  judicial service likely to run subordinate judiciaryElectoral debacle of major political parties opens business opportunities for consultancy firms4500 pending assurances given by UPA now NDA's responsibility
    BJP starts online communities on 'Local Circles' to address local issuesOf Rs 40k-crore National Clean Energy Fund, only Rs 1.6 crore spent on projects in last 3 yearsGovernment likely to sort out tax dispute with software companiesPolls 2014: Private companies provide unsecured 
loans and advances to Lok Sabha candidates
    Lok Sabha polls 2014: Congress, BJP among parties tapping banks for fundsLok Sabha polls 2014: Politicos across parties hold shares in companies including Reliance Industries, Adani Group & L&TLok Sabha polls: Rs 9,426 crore separate the five richest and poorest candidatesLok Sabha Elections 2014: Quirky assets tumble out of MPs’ closets
    58 candidates across parties declare guns & rifles in affidavits for forthcoming electionsGeneral elections 2014: Politicians rush to consultancies for election campaign managementPolitical consultancy a booming business even in small towns and rural areasGovernment dragging feet over proposal to bring transparency in political funding
    How BJP used RTI to embarrass CongressPoliticians tasking detectives to know rivals' moves, find dummy candidates and read voters' mind25 petitions challenging election of MPs, including P Chidambaram to stay ‘alive’Tiny political outfits that don't fight polls receiving donations from small companies in far-flung cities
    Indian banks lose Rs 17,284 cr in fraud cases, reveals RTI1,305 IAS & 2,610 IPS officers miss assets returns deadlineIncome Tax Appellate Tribunal asks IBM to prove rebate claim on Rs 6,000-cr revenuePerformance yardsticks for ministers: UPA holds back report card to hide laggards
    Income tax department likely to ask Bharti Airtel to pay Rs 1k cr moreCongress ruled states worst performers in MGNREGA implementation
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