RTI reply reveals Mumbai Collector's office did not distribute unused funds of several state celebrity MPs, amounting to more than Rs 10 crore, to their successors; the MPs include Lata Mangeshkar, Shabana Azmi The Mumbai Collector's office failed to ...

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  1. Crores of celeb MP funds lie unutilised
  2. PMC at your service, tea worth Rs 6.5 lakh a year
  3. Unethical drug trials caused death of 10 gas victims
  4. NGO unearths wheat scam in Meghalaya
  5. 'Property details not exempt under RTI’: CIC
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Crores of celeb MP funds lie unutilised

RTI reply reveals Mumbai Collector's office did not distribute unused funds of several state celebrity MPs, amounting to more than Rs 10 crore, to their successors; the MPs include Lata Mangeshkar, Shabana Azmi The Mumbai Collector's office failed to transfer unused MPLADS funds of several...

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PMC at your service, tea worth Rs 6.5 lakh a year

You cannot fault elected representatives of the city for not serving citizens well, even if it’s only tea. An RTI query by Newsline on PMC expenses reveals the total expenditure on tea by officebearers is Rs 6.5 lakh a year. Replying to the query, the PMC disclosed that the expenses on tea by the...

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Unethical drug trials caused death of 10 gas victims

An RTI query has revealed that at least 10 people have died at the Bhopal Memorial Hospital - meant for the treatment of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims - due to unethical drug trials, several rights groups claimed Thursday. Five organisations - Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh,...

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NGO unearths wheat scam in Meghalaya

A social organisation in Meghalaya has unearthed that wheat worth crores of rupees under the Targeted Public Distribution System has been allegedly diverted for the past several years. Under a Right To Information application the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has given information that the State...

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'Property details not exempt under RTI’: CIC

Overruling former chief information commission A N Tiwari’s ruling on disclosure of property details, information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has said that the information is not exempt under the RTI Act. In an order allowing for property details to be made public, Gandhi said, ‘‘With due...

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