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Sajib Nandi posted a topic in RTI in MediaIn a shocking revelation that has come to light through an RTI reply, 45 prisoners lodged in the Kapurthala Modern Jail died in 2014. Even more shocking is the fact that the authorities are still not clear about the cause of death of 42 inmates so far. Read more at: ...45 prisoners died in Kapurthala jail in 2014
Tuberclosis cases and TB-related deaths have been rising in the district in the past few years, according to data provided by the district healthauthorities under the RTI Act. While 1,318 TB cases were detected in 2012, the figure shot up to 1,630 in 2013, showing an increase of nearly 25 per cent. As many as 575 cases of TB have been detected so far this year. The number of TB-related deaths has also been gradually increasingover the years. While 24 persons reportedly died due to TB in 2009, 43 TB patients died in 2013. Around 20 persons have died so far this year. Read more: In Mohali, 1,318 TB cases detected in 2012, number rose to 1,630 last year | The Indian Express
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaIt seems cases of suicide and fratricide are posing a bigger threat to the security forces than militants in the country. According to the latest statistics, more security personnel have died in such incidents than in militant attacks since January this year. In response to an RTI filed by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies, a non-governmental organisation, 24 jawans have killed themselves either by suicide or fratricide as compared to 15 killed in encounters with the terrorists across J&K. The security establishment is finding it hard to tackle this menace despite several measures to reduce incidents of suicide and fratricide. As the Valley is heading for normalcy and peace, strategists find the trend alarming. Read more: Suicides and fratricides pose bigger threat to soldiers' lives than militants | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
sidmis posted a topic in RTI in MediaAhmedabad, November 4 : No one knows the exact number of fatal accidents that took place at construction sites across the state in 2006. For, the figures available with the police and the Director, Industrial Safety and Health for the year contradict each other. A Right to Information (RTI) petition filed by a body of construction workers, Bandhkam Mazdoor Sanghthan (BMS), with the police had revealed that 72 construction workers died at 58 on-site accidents between January 2006 to December 2006. At the same time, another RTI application before the Director, Industrial Safety and Health threw up a different figure for the same period â€” 31 fatalities in 25 accidents. Significantly, while the police data was for the districts of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Gandhingar, Porbandar and Bhavnagar, the one by furnished by the Director, Industrial safety and Health are for the entire state. Vipul Pandya, general secretary, BMS, said, â€œIt seems that the labour department has taken note of less than half the total number accidents that took place at construction sites.â€ Under Rule 240 of the Gujarat Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulations of Employment & Conditions of Service) Rules 2003, in case of any accident on a construction site that causes loss of life or disables a worker for 48 hours or more following the accident, it is mandatory to inform the labour commissioner of the area, the welfare board that the worker was registered with and the chief inspector of factories. Director, Industrial Safety and Health, N D Joshiara, says, â€œWhenever we come to know of unreported accidents, we file a criminal case against the employers. The concerned Industrial and Safety Health Officer also checks the site. If accidents happen where there are less than 10 workers then the information would not reach us.â€ Pandya, however, adds, â€œSuch cases are no more than 10 per cent of the total. Construction is labour intensive and the records with us show that most accidents take place at big construction sites.â€ The conflicting figures also underline the lackadaisical enforcement of the law. As Pandya says, â€œThe employers are getting away without reporting the accidents. The law has failed to deter contractors and builders.â€ Saurav Kumar Monday , November 05, 2007 expressindia