The government gave citizens a unique power to question its policies and decisions through the Right To Information (RTI) Act five years ago but off late it has been desperate to kill it either by hook or crook.
The latest in the round of such attempts is the decision of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly to charge Rs 500 as RTI application fee and Rs 15 as a photocopy charge for each page of the information sought. Read more
India school education is in shambles despite the central government spending over Rs one lakh crore on elementary education since 2005-06. That means about Rs 6,000 spent on each child enrolled in government schools every year, an amount equal to or more than that fees charged in some high quality private schools in Delhi. Read more
It is election time again and the Election Commission is back in business with the usual toothlessness. Read more
In election bound Uttarakand, wild-lifers managed to catch a rogue elephant alive on Saturday morning even as hundreds of locals demanded that the tusker be killed for attacking them. Read more