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Ashutosh Shukla

  • For first time, a 12 hour run in Mumbai

    If you love running and believe in 'wellness over illness', then August 15, is the day you must mark in your calander. For the very first time, the city is likely to witness a 12 hour run. With a motto "choose wellness over illness". The run is being organised by Shivaji Park Marathon Club (SPMC)...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:45am
  • RTI exposes BMC's claims of misuse and extortion through RTI

    Say RTI and see BMC officials going all red. Recently, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) said there are a category of people called "professional complainants" who misuse RTI queries for extortion. In fact, it said the P/North (Malad) ward even have a list of 77 people who file...

    Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 6:55am
  • BMC told to pay Rs10,000 for not giving info under RTI

    The state information commission has directed the civic body to conduct an inquiry on its officers, who did not provide an applicant the information that he had sought from the building and proposal department. In its order dated June 24, the info panel has clubbed the Right to Information Act and...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • Share info on tenancy rights of private hospital, BMC told

    The state information commission has ordered that documents pertaining to tenancy rights and ownership of a private hospital on Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plot be given to an RTI applicant. The order was given on June 26. RTI applicant Ramesh Lad had sought details of tenancy rights,...

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 7:40am
  • Non-compliance latest threat to RTI

    The implementation of the RTI Act has seen several ups and downs since it came into force about a decade ago. For a very long time reluctant babus delayed providing information within the stipulated 30 days. Today, many of them even refuse to comply with the orders of the state information...

    Monday, 7 July 2014 - 5:45am
  • Sikh leaders come out against opulent marriages

    Sikh leaders are taking the initiative to curb extravagance at weddings. On Sunday, representatives of 17 gurudwaras met at Khar to discuss ways to do this and put an end to the game of one-upmanship associated with grand weddings among Sikh families.

    Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 6:25am
  • Info panel orders Rs10,000 compensation for harassment

    The information commission has ordered the state to pay Rs10,000 as compensation to an applicant for delay in providing information. The applicant, Glozes D'Souza, had sought to know details about the pension and pay scales for employees and teachers under the Sixth Pay Commission, which has been...

    Monday, 16 June 2014 - 7:33am
  • Only 0.6% RTI pleas frivolous: Study

    The much-claimed misuse of the RTI Act was contradicted on the first day of an RTI convention at MU's Kalina campus

    Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 7:55am
  • Study contradicts PMO on vexatious RTI applications

    The much-claimed misuse of the RTI Act was contradicted on the first day of the two-day RTI convention held in the city. A study, "Who uses the RTI Act and for what?" conducted by the Right to Information Assessment and Advocacy Group (RAAG), a group that studies progress of RTI in country, was...

    Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 7:33am
  • We look to be the main opposition party in state, says AAP's Mayank Gandhi

    After facing a drubbing defeat in the state, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is looking in future with a curtailed ambition but definitive strategy that will bring its voice at par with that of a ruling party. Despite polling just about 2.2% votes, it looks to win the place of the main opposition party...

    Monday, 19 May 2014 - 6:35am

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