TBI Bulletin: RTI Put to Good Use + Smart Policing + Eco Friendly Milk Van + Tennis Victory + More! (08.06.2012)


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1. He uses Rightly the Right to Information (RTI)! He is a Delhi-based cloth merchant who scooped out, through an RTI request, the shocking fact that Rs 35 lac were spent to renovate a toilet of the Planning Commission. He reads the news and files RTI requests on matters like the selection criteria for national awards, the assets of judges and the prevalence of bigamy among Members of Parliament!

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2. An eco-friendly milk van!?! Yes, that’s ‘Kamdhenu’ of Mother Dairy (Delhi). On Thursday it launched ‘Kamdhenu’ to transport loose milk in different parts of Delhi and adjoining regions. It is part of the dairy’s efforts to do away with 5.75 tonnes of plastic pollutants daily in and around the national capital.

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3. An old proverb said “Neither make a policeman your foe nor friend”. Nonetheless, some policemen are worth considering as real friends! For example five constables utilized their expertise, experience and talent to crack the much maligned Mahantesh murder case.

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4. An unknown Urdu poet of yester-years had said “Dard-e-dil ke vaaste paidaa kiyaa insaan ko, warnaa ta-aat ke liye kuchh kum nahin they karro-bayaan (The Almighty created human-beings to feel and fathom the compassion to share others’ pain, otherwise great natural elements like the sun, moon, stars, clouds, rivers, lakes, oceans, hills and jungles were enough to worship the Creator!). Sheer compassion only must have moved the Judges of Delhi High Court to be concerned about children of five mothers serving one year detention for begging and order their freedom!

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5. Apart from cricket, there are other sports too in which Indians excel! Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won their second mixed doubles title in the French Open final on Thursday.

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Compiled by Devdutt.

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