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FIR against govt official for not furnishing information under RTI

By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 11:08 PM IST
‘Unidentified public servant’ had said the records sought by RTI applicant were ‘missing’ or ‘too old’
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PGI begins YouTube channel for information on Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 12:25 AM IST
A brainchild of Dr Amarjeet Singh, the channel aims at providing authentic information
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Ludhiana MC’s light wing in soup for withholding information

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:25 PM IST
The matter came to fore when city-based RTI activist Gaganish Khurana approached the information commission
The MP’s said in the petition that the authorities had not allowed them to meet the party leaders.(HT image)
The MP’s said in the petition that the authorities had not allowed them to meet the party leaders.(HT image)

Jammu and Kashmir high court court seeks information on leaders’ detention

SRINAGAR | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:08 AM IST
Farooq Abdullah has been placed under house arrest at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar and his son Omar Abdullah has been detained at Hari Niwas, which has been converted into sub-jail.
Not sure if that late-night party you are attending is an illegal gathering or a rave? Here’s how to find out.(Unsplash)
Not sure if that late-night party you are attending is an illegal gathering or a rave? Here’s how to find out.(Unsplash)

Revel, don’t rave: Six sure-fire tips the source of information

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Not sure if that late-night party you are attending is an illegal gathering or a rave? Here’s how to find out.
Democracy is not an automatically benign system if its participants cannot sufficiently distinguish history from myth, fact from fiction, news from rumour, propaganda or advertising.(Hindustan Times)
Democracy is not an automatically benign system if its participants cannot sufficiently distinguish history from myth, fact from fiction, news from rumour, propaganda or advertising.(Hindustan Times)

Access to information is not the same as information literacy

By Mimi Mondal
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 09:28 AM IST
The greatest challenge for information literacy in India is not the lack of verification methods — the Internet makes those especially easy to access — but the fact that it requires us to work against certain lifelong instincts.
Our attention span is not only limited to social media but across various domains including books, web searches, movie popularity, and more, says a new study.(Unsplash)
Our attention span is not only limited to social media but across various domains including books, web searches, movie popularity, and more, says a new study.(Unsplash)

Does plenty of information narrow our collective attention span?

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 09:33 AM IST
Sociologists, psychologists, and teachers have warned of an emerging crisis stemming from a ‘fear of missing out,’ keeping up to date on social media, and breaking news coming to us round the clock.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Information on judges’ elevation not apt for RTI act, A-G tells SC

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 11:39 PM IST
A five-judge Supreme Court bench is hearing an appeal by the top court’s registry against a 2010 Delhi high court judgment that held that the Chief Justice of India’s (CJI) office is a “public authority”.
Security personnel carrying out rescue and relief operations at the site of the suicide bombing in Pulwama on February 14.(PTI)
Security personnel carrying out rescue and relief operations at the site of the suicide bombing in Pulwama on February 14.(PTI)

On Pulwama attack, Pakistan asks India for more evidence and information

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 11:28 PM IST
In a statement, the Pakistan foreign ministry said that Pakistan had sought “further evidence and information to take forward the process of cooperation on the Pulwama attack”.
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CIC directs census body to file affidavit saying it has no information about OBC caste data

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 03:48 PM IST
Several groups have been demanding caste-based census to press for their demands of proportionate representation in government services.
Ram Kumar(HT Photo)
Ram Kumar(HT Photo)

MES employee held in Punjab for passing military information to Pakistan-based operatives

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:12 PM IST
The accused, working in Jalandhar Cantonment since 2013, was befriended by operatives from across the border on social media, says police intelligence wing
Officials of Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), earlier known as HUDA, were directed on Tuesday to share information with residents sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act promptly.(Picture for representation)
Officials of Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), earlier known as HUDA, were directed on Tuesday to share information with residents sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act promptly.(Picture for representation)

Be prompt in sharing information, Huda officials told

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:21 AM IST
The directions came after an RTI reply from the State Information Commission (SIC) revealed that a number of HSVP officials had been fined for not sharing information and a large number of RTI applications were pending particularly in estate office 2 of the HSVP.
China’s cyber watchdog said on Wednesday it had deleted more than 7 million pieces of online information as well as 9,382 mobile apps.(AFP)
China’s cyber watchdog said on Wednesday it had deleted more than 7 million pieces of online information as well as 9,382 mobile apps.(AFP)

China deletes over 7 million pieces of online information, thousands of apps

Shanghai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 06:05 PM IST
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said in a statement on its website the action was part of a clean-up of unacceptable and harmful information that started this month, adding that it had also shut down 733 websites.
Starting on New Year’s Eve, most visitors from India travelling to Canada will be required to provide biometric information while applying for the relevant documents.(AFP)
Starting on New Year’s Eve, most visitors from India travelling to Canada will be required to provide biometric information while applying for the relevant documents.(AFP)

Provide biometric information to visit Canada

Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 10:57 AM IST
There will be some exemptions to the expansion of the Canadian biometric programme, including for those below 14 years of age or above 79.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for anybody providing information on those involved in the Amritsar grenade blast that left three persons dead.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for anybody providing information on those involved in the Amritsar grenade blast that left three persons dead.(HT Photo)

Amritsar blast: Rs 50 lakh reward announced for information on suspects

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 10:39 AM IST
A team of the National Investigation Agency visited the blast site Sunday night along with their investigators and explosive experts.They also held  discussions with the top brass of the Punjab Police.
MH17 families have appealed to US president Donald Trump to press his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for information.(REUTERS)
MH17 families have appealed to US president Donald Trump to press his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for information.(REUTERS)

MH17 families appeal to US president Donald Trump to press Vladimir Putin for information

The Hague (Netherlands) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2018 07:18 PM IST
Families of those killed when a Buk missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above Ukraine in 2014 are calling on US President Donald Trump to press his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to provide answers about the downing.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display in China's Chongqing.(AFP File Photo)
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display in China's Chongqing.(AFP File Photo)

20 years of Google: When information was not just a click away

Hindustan Times | By Vidhi Choudhary
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 09:44 AM IST
In India, getting basic information in the pre-Google setup meant spending days at the library, calling in favours to meet experts, use of dictionaries, directories and globes, reading books and enclyopedias and watching quizzes
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters, in New Delhi.(PTI File photo)
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters, in New Delhi.(PTI File photo)

Congress moves EC, says Amit Shah concealed information in poll papers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 07:39 AM IST
Congress delegation, including senior leaders Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Jairam Ramesh and Vivek Tankha, claimed that Shah had “wilfully and deliberately concealed significant liabilities” from his declaration.
Children learn many things from how to tie knots of ropes to how to pack first-aid kit.(HT Photo)
Children learn many things from how to tie knots of ropes to how to pack first-aid kit.(HT Photo)

Trekking loaded with information and kids, too!

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 04:44 PM IST
A group of trekking enthusiasts come together every year to impart knowledge about forts, restoration of heritage structures and adventure trekking to kids.
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