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Strike total in Seemandhra; 12,000 buses go off road

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Hyderabad: The 13 districts of Andhra and Rayalaseema regions were virtually shut in protest against the division of the state on the first day of general strike by government employees belonging to

Cabinet nod to 'protect' political parties from RTI Act


New Delhi: Providing immunity to political parties from Right to Information Act (RTI), the Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to amend the transparency law to keep them out of its ambit by declaring t

Political parties open to RTI scrutiny as CIC deadline ends


New Delhi: Uncertainty prevailed in major political parties including the ruling Congress and opposition BJP over whether to appoint an officer who can share information with public under the RTI Act

CPI becomes first party to respond to RTI application


New Delhi: CPI has become the first political outfit to respond to an RTI application after a CIC order declared parties as public authorities but underlined that it does not come under the transpare

Exempting Political parties from RTI Act is against Democracy: Jayaprakash Narayan


Hyderabad: The attempt of political parties to deny people knowledge about their working is nothing but a conspiracy against democracy and voters, commented Lok Satta Party national President Dr. J

Govt mulling changes in RTI Act to keep political parties out of ambit


New Delhi: Government is contemplating changes in the Right to Information Act to keep political parties out of its ambit, a move which will overturn an order of the Central Information Commission

NLC for contract workers absorption


Cuddalore: The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has started the process of enrolment of contract workmen into the Indcoserve society, a long-pending demand of the trade unions, paving the way for

NRIs hail launch of e-Postal order


Washington: Indians living abroad, especially those in the US have welcomed the launch of the electronic postal order, which they say would go a long way for them seeking information from the Indian

Narayana Murthy helped Kejriwal get the right links


It has emerged that Infosys mentor N.R. Narayan Murthy was the wind beneath the wings of activist Arvind Kejriwal.

It was Murthy who helped Kejriwal get access to corporate houses to fund his Right t

Government withdraws RTI Act amendments


Under pressure from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Manmohan Singh government Thursday withdrew the controversial amendments aimed at diluting the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

"The cabinet decid

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