- Delhi high court said no attempt had been made by CIC to show how giving the information sought would hamper the investigation and the on-going disciplinary proceedings.
- The order was in reference to an RTI plea seeking information from the President Secretariat about the candidates who had appeared, who successfully cleared the exam etc., for the recruitment of multitasking staff
The Unlawful Activities Amendment Bill passed in the monsoon session of Lok Sabha amid Congress and several opposition parties staging a walkout after the minister’s reply demanding that the Bill be sent to a standing committee. Home Minister Amit Shah defended amendments to an anti-terror law saying that the BJP-led government will never misuse its provisions.The Lok Sabha began with several papers to be laid on the table but din continued over US President’s statement on the Kashmir issue. Earlier, Trump’s chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow came to defend the US president’s statement.The Opposition has decided to demand that seven out of 16 bills, including RTI amendment bill, Triple Talaq Bill and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act Bill, in Rajya Sabha be sent to Joint Select Committee. Meanwhile, The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday bid farewell to five of its members from Tamil Nadu who have completed six years of their term.All major highlights here: