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[17 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Will Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) appoint distinguished citizens with a record of social service, members representing local NGO’s and social organizations on ward committee panels (Prabhaag Samithi) ? No !!! | ]
Will Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) appoint distinguished citizens with a record of social service, members representing local NGO’s and social organizations on ward committee panels (Prabhaag Samithi) ? No !!!

Will Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) appoint distinguished citizens with a record of social service, members representing local NGO’s and social organizations on ward committee panels (Prabhaag Samithi) ?
The Answer is no !!! why ? Well out of all the Municipal Corporations Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation has been the worst performer and implementer of Government schemes and provisions, Despite recent reports that the civic administration has woken up from it’s slumber and has directed all ward committee chiefs to initiate process towards nominating active citizens on ward panels. Nothing concrete has …

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[10 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Privilege motion against Shobha De ? Does’nt it violate Freedom of Speech ? | ]
Privilege motion against Shobha De ? Does’nt it violate Freedom of Speech ?

The constitution of India under Article 19(1A) declares that all citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression, But Shiv Sena thinks it otherwise, if the constitution of INDIA has given every individual the right to freedom of speech , how can a Privilege motion be justified against Shobha De ? Its to be noted that De had only expressed her dissent on the diktat by the Maharashtra Government . Ms. De, reacting to Maharashtra government’s controversial move to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films …

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[24 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on BJP and INC fail to submit Lok Sabha Election Expense Details In Time To The ECI, Despite ECI Reminders | ]
BJP and INC fail to submit Lok Sabha Election Expense Details In Time To The ECI, Despite ECI Reminders

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) are the only two National Parties which have not yet submitted details of the expenditure incurred by the parties ​during the Lok Sabha 2014 elections ​to the Election Commission of India (ECI). Among the recognised regional parties, only 24 parties out of a total of 49 parties have submitted their Lok Sabha election expenditure statements at the time of this release.
 Supreme Court Judgement regarding submission of Election Expenditure Statements by Political Parties
The Supreme Court of India, in its judgement of Common Cause Vs. …

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[14 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Maharashtra elections: Avg. asset increase of a re-contesting MLA: Rs. 8.17 crores | ]
Maharashtra elections: Avg. asset increase of a re-contesting MLA: Rs. 8.17 crores

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[22 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Election Expenditure Of Political Parties During Maharashtra And Haryana Assembly Elections, 2009 | ]
Election Expenditure Of Political Parties During Maharashtra And Haryana Assembly Elections, 2009

Comparison of Election Expenditure of political parties during Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly Elections, 2009

 
Funds collected and expenditure incurred by political parties:

Total funds collected by the major political parties which contested in Maharashtra Assembly Elections in 2009 was Rs 81.07 crores while parties which contested in Haryana Assembly Elections collected a total of Rs 69.79 crores

Total expenditure incurred by the parties which contested in Maharashtra Assembly Elections was Rs 15.74 crores while parties from Haryana spent a total of Rs 15.87 crores

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[4 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Analysis of Election Expenditure Statements of MPs 2014 Lok Sabha Elections | ]
Analysis of Election Expenditure Statements of MPs 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analyzed the election expense statements submitted after the Lok Sabha Elections of 2014 for 537 MPs. The remaining expenditure statements of the rest of the MPs were not analysed due to the unavailability of the statements at the time of the making of this report. These election expense documents include details of expenses on public meeting and processions, campaigning through electronic and print media, expense on campaign workers, expense on vehicles used and expense on campaign materials.

The expenditure …

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[30 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Corruption In Judiciary : Was The Chief Justice Of India Aware Of Corruption Charges Against A Retired Supreme Court Judge ? | ]
Corruption In Judiciary : Was The Chief Justice Of India Aware Of Corruption Charges Against A Retired Supreme Court Judge ?

  RTI Activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal highlights the importance of transparency before appointment of any Public Post.
Did a senior Supreme Court advocate write to Chief Justice of India on corruption-charges against recently retired Supreme Court judge now a front-runner for Lokpal? (see attachments also)
 
It refers to widespread talks amongst Supreme Court lawyers about a senior advocate of Supreme Court having written to Chief Justice of India (CJI) with copy marked to all Supreme Court judges, about corruption-charges against a recently retired Supreme Court judge whose name figures as front-runner for …

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[29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on An Open Letter to Shiv-Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray & Aditya Thackeray From RTI Activist Jeet Ghatge | ]
An Open Letter to Shiv-Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray & Aditya Thackeray From RTI Activist Jeet Ghatge

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[13 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Campa Cola Residents Evicted Forcefully : Political Parties will Bear A Brunt In Upcoming Elections. | ]
Campa Cola Residents Evicted Forcefully : Political Parties will Bear A Brunt In Upcoming Elections.

The Force full Eviction process of Campa Cola Residents has started the Mumbai Police has forcibly entered into the compound and evicted the protestors,The the gate of the complex, which was blocked by residents,has been demolishted with the help of bulldozers. After which, they began demolishing the illegal construction.
Fighting a legal battle since 2005, the residents said they were duped by the builders and will be on the roads if their flats were pulled down.  The seven high-rise buildings were constructed at the Campa Cola Compound between 1981 and 1989. …

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[22 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on 37 Sitting MPs & MLAs Declare Cases Under IPC 153A (Promoting Communal Tension ) | ]
37 Sitting MPs & MLAs Declare Cases Under IPC 153A (Promoting Communal Tension )

In the wake of the horrific communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, all the political parties continue to play a blame game against each other. Analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) however reveals how most political parties have been continuously giving election tickets to candidates who have declared charges of promoting enmity between religious groups (IPC 153A), destruction of religious places (IPC 295) and committing acts intended to outrage religious feelings (IPC 295A).

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Sitting MPs/ MLAs
·         Sitting MPs with cases under IPC 153A: …