Tonight on Left, Right & Centre:
Political parties gang up against RTI
We discuss the government's plan to overturn the landmark Central Information Commission ruling that said political parties will come under the Right To Information Act. Is the government trying to protect political parties from transparency? On the show, political rivals Congress, BJP and CPI united to slam the CIC ruling, saying they were not public authorities and, hence, not required to be under the RTI ambit. Petitioner in the case Prashant Bhushan and former Chief Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said that the ruling will promote transparency in political parties, so what are the parties afraid of?
Uttarakhand: 'Landslides, avalanches every 10 minutes'
An eyewitness account of the devastation in the mountains of Uttarakhand. Landslides and avalanches every 10 minutes for 4-5 days, stuck in the eye of the storm for more than 72 hours, stranded 5000 metres above sea level, these mountaineers tell us an incredible tale of survival.