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Activists raise concern as RTI pleas put on the backburner

The Hindu | Nov. 14, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Right to Information (RTI) activists have raised concern over their applications remaining unanswered. In several cases, information from State government departments is not forthcoming, forcing them...

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Radical Potential

Field of Vision | July 17, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

A conversation with Indian documentarian Deepa Dhanraj about the pioneering, co-creative, and feminist films of the Yugantar Film Collective...

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Waqf Board quietly issues circular on free burials

The Hindu | July 10, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Board faced flak from State Information Commission on the subject...

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"Uncertainty" looms over 25 former orphanage inmates

Deccan Chronicle | June 3, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Former orphanage inmates of Anees-ul-ghurba handed over to TMREIS...

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A year on, no trace of 80 Anees-ul-Ghurba inmates

The New Indian Express | May 24, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

However, taking serious note of the issue, recently appointed Deputy CEO Md Safiullah ordered a probe into the matter and deputed one of the officials....

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Earth Day: 3 things you can do for the environment from home

YourStory.com | April 22, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

For two years in a row, we haven’t been able to get out and plant trees. Don’t fret! There is still plenty to do on Earth Day from the safety bubble of your home. Jhatkaa.org specialises in m...

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Citizens file RTI applications on Niti Aayog plans for the Andaman & Nicobar islands

Mongabay Environmental News | April 12, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Following several media reports published recently, a number of Right to Information (RTI) applications have been filed seeking information on various aspects of the Niti Aayog’s development plans for Little Andaman and Great Nicobar Islands. While no mechanism exists to get a comprehensive account of all such applications, information gathered from multiple sources, most prominently […]...

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Information panel faults Waqf Board

The Hindu | March 8, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Coming down heavily on the Telangana State Waqf Board (TSWB), the Telangana State information Commission directed the Muslim endowments panel to issue specific guidelines so as to curb the menace of c...

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Osmania General Hospital given govt funds a little too late

The New Indian Express | Feb. 27, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

The OGH administration had to shift patients from the heritage building to the new building without necessary infrastructure in place....

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Nearly 1.9 lakh Aasara pensions are pending approval

The New Indian Express | Feb. 26, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

As many as 1,88,876 applications were still pending with the authorities up to February 16, 2021....

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Bhagyalakshmi temple came into existence after merger of Hyderabad with India: ASI

The Hindu | Feb. 17, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

No records of ‘chilla’ adjacent to Charminar, says ASI...

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GHMC earned 97 cr revenue during last 5 years

The Siasat Daily | Jan. 13, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Hyderabad: With a new advertisement policy, the GHMC has started taking action against illegal hoardings and the advertisements.  More than 600...

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GHMC Earnings

dailypioneer | Jan. 11, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

GHMC earned over Rs 97 crore from Hoardings in Past 5 yeras...

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Minority Budget report

The Hindu | Jan. 6, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Minority Budget...

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Telangana MWD spends less than half of allocation

The Hindu | Jan. 5, 2021, 10:35 p.m.

Only ₹1.20 lakh spent out of ₹2.35 crore meant for Mecca Masjid renovation work...

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Minority

Velugu | Jan. 5, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Minority Budget in Telugu news paper...

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TS Minority Welfare Department receives less than half its budget - The Siasat Daily English | DailyHunt

Dailyhunt | Jan. 4, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Syed Hurairah Hyderabad: The COVID - 19 pandemic took a toll on the government's spending on welfare schemes for minorities. This is abundantly illustrated by the fact that the Minorities Welfare Department (MWD), was able to spend much less than half of a total allocation of about Rs. 1,513 crore. Figures released by yourti.in, an online Right to Information portal, shows that the Telangana government had made an allocation of Rs. 1,513.46 crore for the MWD and the several agencies for minorities welfare such as the Urdu Academy, Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society and the Telangana State Minorities Finance Corporation. Of this figure, the government released only Rs 658.42 crores so far. The last time poor expenditure by the MWD was witness was in the FY 2018-19 when it spent only Rs. 1,214.73 crores of a total budgetary allocation of Rs. 1,973 crores....

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You Need Not Pay Delivery Charges For LPG Cylinder; OTP Must For Getting Gas Cylinder

Trak.in - Indian Business of Tech, Mobile & Startups | Jan. 4, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Customers have the authority to refuse paying additional delivery charges, if asked by the delivery persons....

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Minority Budget report in Urdu

The etamad urdu daily | Jan. 3, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Telangana Minority Budget...

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Minority Budget of TS 2018 to 2020

Deccan chronicle | Dec. 31, 2020, 5:30 a.m.

Minority Bodies...

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Press information bureau fake news

Deccan chronicle | May 27, 2020, 5:30 a.m.

PIB's Fact Check team under RTI Scrutiny...

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An RTI Reveal, TSPSC Filled 'Only 42 Jobs' Out Of 36,643 In 2019 In Telangana | #KhabarLive Hyderabad | Breaking News, Business, Analysis,

#KhabarLive Hyderabad | Breaking News, Business, Analysis, | Jan. 22, 2020, 5:30 a.m.

Hyderabad's First Digital Newspaper...

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Only 42 got state jobs last year: RTI - Deccan Chronicle | DailyHunt

Dailyhunt | Jan. 21, 2020, 5:30 a.m.

HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Public Services Commission (TSPSC) has so far issued notifications for filling up of 36,643 vacancies in the government since July 2015. However, only 29,015 jobs have so far been allotted. The number of vacancies due to court cases or issues related to weightage of marks is 5,916. Many employee organisations, apart from political leaders, however, maintain that the number of jobs filled so far is far too small. The Telangana Unemployed Joint Action Committee (JAC) says vacancies in government jobs are actually as high as 2.20 lakh. An RTI filed by activist Kareem Ansari, who runs website YouRTI.com, sought information on the number of jobs filled since 2014, along with a year-wise breakdown. The reply revealed that a majority of notifications were issued in 2017 and 26,443 vacancies filled....

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Only 11.25% of funds for promotion of Urdu spent

The Hindu | Dec. 30, 2019, 5:30 a.m.

Low spending comes to light following RTI query on budgetary allocations and expenditure...

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TSRTC drivers fined over ₹15 lakh in the past three years

The Hindu | Oct. 3, 2019, 5:30 a.m.

2,964 challans issued for various traffic violations...

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Nigerians form bulk of foreigners in Telangana's prisons

The New Indian Express | June 17, 2019, midnight

RTI reveals that the conviction rate among foreign nationals is extremely low in TS due to the laxity on the part of police as investigations are not being carried out in timely manner....

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State Information Commission yet to recover Rs 36 lakh penalty from PIOs

The New Indian Express | April 9, 2019, midnight

These figures, as per the RTI, are from two periods from 2014- 2017 September, when there was a united SIC which served both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh....

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Digital era ignominy: Getting RTI responses printed can cost Rs 10 lakh in Telangana

The New Indian Express | Feb. 23, 2019, 5:30 a.m.

In another similar instance, activist Vijay Gopal from the city had filed a case with the Board of Intermediate of Telangana....

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64% of minority funds unspent!

The Hindu | Dec. 29, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

Minorities Welfare department has had no full-time secretary for almost a year...

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64% of minority funds unspent!

The Hindu | Nov. 18, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

Minorities Welfare department has had no full-time secretary for almost a year...

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YouRTI.in launched to help RTI applicants | Countercurrents

Countercurrents | Aug. 31, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

Inauguration of website Yourti.in website...

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RTI: Waqf refuses info to RTI activist on land survey | Hyderabad News - Times of India

The Times of India | Aug. 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

The officials of the Telangana State Waqf Board appear unwilling to furnish information sought under the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI)...

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How Indian Companies Frivolously Violate Basic Data Security Rules

The Wire | June 16, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

Even though the provisions on information security and privacy in India's 2011 IT rules are rudimentary, they are, more often than not, callously ignored....

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With digitisation at the forefront, government departments need to be cautious about digital security

The Economic Times | May 4, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

Be it GSTN or UPI, the data deluge is picking pace, calling for awareness and judgement in bureaucracy on how to use, secure and protect data....

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Tweet Tweet: UIDAI Claims It Blocks Nobody on Twitter; Critics Disagree

The Wire | April 29, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

The government agency's response is troubling, not only because of its disputed accuracy but also because of its implications for larger government-citizen interactions in the digital sphere....

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GHMC PIO fails to give information to RTI applicant

Deccan Chronicle | Oct. 1, 2015, 5:30 a.m.

Kareem Ansari had filed RTI application in March 2015...

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‘Amendment to RTI Act will weaken it’

The Hindu | None

The autonomy of Information Commission will also be affected, says Sridhar Acharyulu...

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Telangana MWD spends less than half of allocation

The Hindu | None

Only ₹1.20 lakh spent out of ₹2.35 crore meant for Mecca Masjid renovation work...

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