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Issue No: 151 E – Alert Issue Date: 21-11-2017

224 nursing homes, illegal clinics being run in Gurgaon: RTI
Gurgaon, Nov 3 (PTI) A total of 224 nursing homes and illegal clinics are being run under the district’s community health centre (CHC) in the millennium city, an RTI query has revealed.

Officials warned to produce public records
Athens Daily Review
The complaint alleges that the city is refusing to provide responses to an open records request,” the letter shows. “This is troubling as it is not the first such complaint

Right to Information, sham or reality?
Daily Times
It is a recognised concept across the world that the right to information empowers citizens…

CIA Releases Osama Bin Laden Files, Including a Viral Video TBT
Inverse Culture
The CIA says it released the additional files Wednesday “in the interest of transparency and to enhance public understanding of al-Qa’ida.”

Route For Planned Bullet Train Loss-Making, 40% Seats Empty, Reveals RTI
32 Mail and Express trains between Mumbai to Ahmedabad have been incurring a loss of 14 crore and 31 trains from Mumbai to Ahmedabad have made losses of 15 crore.

J&K Hydel Projects: Rejection of Right to Information Request Fans Old Flames
Iran Front Page
The recent rejection of a right to information (RTI) request over details of the delayed handing over of several central hydel projects to the (J&K)…

LHC seeks Model Town report
The Nation
The Lahore High Court has sought a copy of Justice Najfi’s report on Model Town massacre in 2014 for its perusal…

Victoria Police rejects FOI requests for information about car crash involving Premier’s wife
Herald Sun
PREMIER Daniel Andrews has denied he interfered to stop the release of documents detailing an investigation into a collision involving his wife after a freedom of information request was deemed to not be in the public interest…

Speakers call for extending RTI law to Fata for good governance
The seminar on the significance of RTI law was organised by a non-government organisation in collaboration with the Bajaur Press Club here…

Paradise Papers: Firms ‘terrified’ by data leak
Jersey Evening Post
It is claimed that more than six million documents belonging to offshore law firm Appleby, which has a large presence in Jersey..

Gov’t committed to strengthen right to information Says Communication Minister
The Point
The Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure has reiterated The Gambia government’s commitment to strengthening and protecting the rights of access to information.

The right to know
Dhaka Tribune
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran, Hossein Entezami, says the government is determined to implement the law of Freedom of Information (FOI) passed about 6 years ago…

Transparency and Right to Information Program
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)
Tel: +92 (0) 51-8312794, 8312795