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SC order to audit 30 lakh NGOs is another way for State to target and delegitimise their purpose

  2017-01-20 11:57:34

The Supreme Court, on 11 January, passed an order directing the government to audit about 30 lakh non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and voluntary organisations that receive public funds, but have invariably failed to explain their spending. The o...

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Deemed 'anti-national', Bengaluru NGO takes MHA to court

  2017-01-20 11:52:10

A Bengaluru based NGO has filed a petition against the Ministry of Home Affairs for refusing to renew its license to receive foreign funds. The NGO has moved the Karnataka High court to seek evidence of wrong doing from the MHA. Institute of Public H...

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Jallikattu Row: DMK's MK Stalin Calls PETA 'Anti-National' For Opposing The Festival

  2017-01-20 11:33:14

Chennai:  A war of words broke out between DMK Working President MK Stalin and PETA over the Jallikattu issue, with the leader calling the animal rights NGO as "anti-national" and the group calling the criticism "cheap and ineffective."People fo...

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NGO to protest BMC notice for acquisition of church land

  2017-01-20 09:53:31

MUMBAI: NGO Save Our Land (SOUL) has organised a silent protest march at Poinsur, Kandivali West on Saturday to protest the BMC's notice to take over part of the Our Lady of Remedy church land. This is the third protest march over the issue organis...

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ECR outsources cleaning of 5 rly stations to Patna NGO

  2017-01-19 09:09:15

Daltonganj: East Central railway (ECR) of Dhanbad division has outsourced the cleanliness work of five of its stations to a Patna based NGO, Raj Informatics Construction, under Swachhata abhiyaan. The premises of foot over bridge and premises will be...

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Bengaluru-based NGO helps transgenders make inroads in corporate sector

  2017-01-19 05:28:43

BENGALURU: Although women have shattered the glass ceiling in the corporate world, deeply entrenched beliefs continue to act as barriers as far as the transgender community is concerned. However, city-based NGO has identified 30 members from the comm...

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NGO staffer's murder case cracked, 4 held

  2016-08-10 06:21:45

BERHAMPUR: Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the five-year old murder that took place at Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district with the arrest of four persons. On December 16, 2011, police recovered the body of Rabindra Kumar Parichha, 48, from the ...

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A Gulf reunion sparks requests to police for more in Hyderabad

  2016-08-01 07:08:24

On July 25, Salaam Juma al-Shukri approached the south zone DCP of Hyderabad with a request. He wanted the police to help him find his father, a citizen of Oman, who he had never met or seen ever in his life. The 28-year-old, who works as a mobile ph...

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Mumbai: Only 4,000 responses to revised draft DP so far, activists want deadline extended

  2016-07-25 07:23:00

IN COMPARISON with the 65,000 suggestions and objections the BMC received after the earlier draft of the Development Plan (EDDP) was made public, the revised draft of the DP (RDDP) has only received around 4,000 responses. With just another five days...

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Maharashtra tops the country in drug-related suicides

  2016-07-25 07:10:57

Maharashtra has the highest number of drug-related suicides in the country. With 1,372 deaths, it accounts for 37.6 per cent of the total 3,647 suicides in the country linked to drug abuse and addiction. Next is Tamil Nadu with 552 such deaths. ?The...

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Mumbai hyperlocal: Dahisar residents, civic officials create WhatsApp group to get potholes fixed

  2016-07-08 07:54:21

In order to resolve complaints on potholes at the earliest, residents and civic officials from Dahisar have created a WhatsApp group. The Local Area Citizens’ Committee (LACC) and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) joined hands to create a ...

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BMC’s Juhu beach beautification plan runs into hurdles

  2016-07-01 12:02:10

The beautification plan of Juhu beach proposed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now facing resistance from residents. The BMC’s plan envisaged the installation of 100 pillars at least 12- metre high along the shore, similar to masts...

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Mumbai’s deadly mortuaries: Bodies stacked atop each other, rats scurrying around, no new technology in morgues

  2016-06-29 07:27:40

INSIDE the St George Hospital’s mortuary, over five months after his death, Ambaji More’s body has begun to decompose even at 7 degree Celsius. Its skin peeling, the body is wrapped in a white shroud and is stacked on another corpse on a stretcher. ...

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Activists express solidarity with NGO

  2016-06-24 06:47:35

A day after miscreants vandalized the office of Human Development and Research Centre (HDRC) - St Xavier's Non-Formal Education Society, various human and civic rights activists came out in support of the content of the advertisement for sanitation w...

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The Secret Garden: Unexpected Beauty Beneath This Mumbai Flyover

  2016-06-21 06:47:49

The underbelly of a flyover is hardly the spot you would pick where to chill with friends or while away a lazy couple of hours, right? Chances are, the underside of Tulpule Flyover on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road in Mumbai will change your mind. Benea...

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Modi doctrine: 'A mix of personal victory and breaking old barriers'

  2016-06-13 05:28:48

June 12: Even as the United States has christened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Indo-US ties as 'The Modi doctrine', politicians and political watchers feel that Modi has been able to break from India's past hesitation in dealing with the ...

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Mumbai residents form groups to gear up for civic polls

  2016-05-14 11:22:36

WITH the Mumbai civic elections due early next year, it’s not only the political parties that have started preparations. People across the city too have formed groups gearing up for the polls. Last week, a meeting was held in Andheri (West) to discu...

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DBT has led to significant savings in MGNREGA, PDS, LPG: PM Modi review meeting

  2016-05-12 06:58:15

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for subsidies has resulted in significant savings across welfare schemes, including Rs 27,000 crore in PDS, LPG distribution and MGNREGA, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told. The meeting ...

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Probe in missing files related to Teesta Setalvad's NGO unearths nexus in MHA

  2016-05-12 06:47:33

CBI has registered a case against an Under Secretary of the Home Ministry for allegedly issuing FCRA notices arbitrarily to several NGOs for financial gains. The case was slapped against Under Secretary Anand Joshi and some other unnamed persons for...

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Pay 1 lakh to NGO for quashing case, HC tells sex pests

  2016-05-06 06:27:34

The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed two Nagpur residents to shell out Rs 1.5 lakh to an NGO, if they want a case registered against them by an Andheri woman for sending lewd messages, dropped. The duo, one is the brother-in-law of the comp...

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Survey: 45 pc Delhi residents wary of public transport

  2016-04-28 07:01:07

In a comparative survey between Mumbai and Delhi that analysed crime victimisation and public safety perception, data revealed that more people in the national capital worry about their safety when they have to use public transport after 9 pm. Of th...

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NGO demands GSCW reshuffle

  2016-04-27 06:39:02

Tara Kerkar and other members of the NGO Savera have written to the chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar protesting against the appointment of the same set of members for the Goa state commission for women. Kerkar has given the CM 15 days to reconstitut...

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Shayara Banu’s fight against triple talaq

  2016-04-26 07:19:25

The photograph of the bride in her wedding finery, her kohl-rimmed hazel eyes peering into the camera, bears little resemblance to Shayara Banu of today. The wedding album titled ‘Romantic Moments’ also features photographs of a two-wheeler, househol...

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Baishali Dalmiya from Bally: An unexpected entrant’s foray into politics begins today

  2016-04-26 07:11:46

SHE CARRIES the legacy of her father on her shoulders. Belonging to one of the most well-known families in Kolkata, Baishali Dalmiya is an unexpected entrant in West Bengal politics. Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya’s daughter, the 47-year-old sin...

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NGO helps bust online prostitution racket

  2016-04-21 06:44:28

Crime branch busted an online prostitution racket with the assistance from NGO Anyay Rahit Zindagi. Members of the NGO had registered an offence on April 20 under the Immoral Trafficking and Prevention Act. Four victims from Chandigarh, Punjab,Thane...

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Notes for corruption

  2016-04-11 07:43:18

Civil society observers often say that the biggest obstacle in reducing corruption in the public sphere is that it has become so entrenched in everyday life that citizens have come to accept it as something they can't change. It was to change such at...

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Supreme Court Dismisses PIL Against 4G Licences to Reliance

  2016-04-11 07:36:33

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL filed by an NGO challenging grant of 4G licences to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL). A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur junked the petition of NGO, Centre for Public Interest Liti...

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Govt bid to allow foreign funding of parties

  2016-04-05 07:07:16

At a time when the Narendra Modi government has clamped down on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) over foreign funding, it has proposed an amendment with retrospective effect that will allow political parties to accept donations from overseas com...

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CM Fadnavis takes firm stand on Metro shed at Aarey: ‘Shifting it not good for city’

  2016-04-02 07:26:14

Taking a firm stance on the row over building a Metro car shed at Aarey, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said shifting the project elsewhere would not be beneficial to Mumbai’s development. During a discussion in the legisla...

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Number of women being trafficked from Bangladesh into Mumbai brothels is rising, says NGO

  2016-04-01 11:28:40

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women being trafficked from Bangladesh into Mumbai brothels is rising as part of greater migration from India's eastern neighbour, and police and social groups need to do more to rescue and repatria...

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