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Nikhil Dey, RTI activist and founding member of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), interviewed by Rakesh Kumar (TheStatesman.com)

-The Statesman NIKHIL DEY is one of the founding members of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS). Since 1990, he has been a full-time MKSS activist and a member of the organisation’s decision-making collective. A leading social activist, Dey has always been involved in grassroots struggles for land and payment of minimum wages. He has also been part of the organisation’s involvement in some groundbreaking campaigns such as people’s Right to Information...

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RTI activist, who moved Odisha Lok Ayukt against BJD MLA, engineer, brutally attacked

-The Hindu Sarbeswar Beura alleged that a road embankment was blown up at the instance of a Biju Janata Dal MLA and an engineer to cover up corruption. BHUBANESWAR: A Right to Information (RTI) activist, who had moved the Odisha Lok Ayukt alleging that a road embankment was blown up at the instance of a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA and an engineer to cover up corruption, was attacked with bombs. Two bike-borne...

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Justice NV Ramana, a judge who upheld civil liberties -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu Justice Ramana, as Supreme Court judge, has been part of various decisions ranging from electoral issues to rights of women to bringing the Chief Justice of India’s office under the ambit of the Right to Information. Several years before he began his journey, which will eventually see him being sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India, Nuthalapti Venkata Ramana undertook an arduous journey by truck with ₹10 in...

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Concerns mount as Adani Group seeks no fishing zone around its port

-The New Indian Express Arguing that the fishing boats and nets pose “a serious security concern and safety hazard to the ships,” Adani called for a ban on fishing in the vicinity of the port. CHENNAI: Adani Group has written to the National Hydrographic Office asking for the waters around its port in Kattupalli to be declared a ‘No Fishing Zone.’ The letter dated August 26, 2019, was written within a year...

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Centre Wants CAG To Delete Paras Regarding Losses Due To Improper Utilisation of Adani Silo -Dheeraj Mishra

-TheWire.in In 2018, the CAG reported that between 2013-14 and 2015-16, the Food Corporation of India did not store enough wheat in the Adani Group's silo in Kaithal, Haryana but kept paying rent. New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in April 2018 reprimanded the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for causing a loss of Rs 6.49 crore to the taxpayers due to the failure to utilise available storage...

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