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Ensure proper implementation of provisions of RTI Act on proactive disclosure of information: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Central Information Commission and the State Information Commissions to ensure proper implementation of provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 including on proactive disclosure of information by public authorities. A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud said public accountability is a crucial feature that…

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‘Reckless registration of crime’ based on absurd allegations: Karnataka HC on case against JP Nadda

Bengaluru: The High Court of Karnataka has quashed the criminal proceedings in a case registered against BJP president J P Nadda in connection with a speech delivered ahead of the assembly elections in May in Vijayapura district, and called it a “reckless registration of crime.” A complaint, alleging that Nadda threatened voters at a public meeting…

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Pakistan’s ex-foreign minister Qureshi arrested under Official Secrets Act

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, a close aide of jailed former prime minister Imran Khan, has been arrested from his house here under the Official Secrets Act in connection with the leakage of a confidential diplomatic cable. Qureshi, 67, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party’s Vice Chairman, was arrested on Saturday night and taken…

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Amit Shah releases ‘report card’ of Madhya Pradesh BJP govt, says it removed BIMARU tag from state

Bhopal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday released the Madhya Pradesh government’s ‘report card’ from 2003-2023 and said the BJP government in these years successfully removed the BIMARU category (laggard) tag from the state, which, according to him, was a legacy of the Congress regime. Shah released the government’s ‘report card’ of 20 years at…

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