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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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NIA says Zakir Naik's 'NGO' has Rs 100 crore-worth real estate

  2017-01-20 10:18:50

NEW DELHI: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) has investments of as much as Rs 100 crore in real estate business. The agency also said that Naik's 78 ban...

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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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NGO alleges fake bills for PWD work

  2017-01-19 11:46:36

NEW DELHI: Claiming to be a group of RTI activists, Road Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO) alleged corruption in PWD on Tuesday. It accused a man, who it claims is a "relative" of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, of having cheated PWD of a few crore...

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Bring private firms under anti-graft law: Rajya Sabha panel

  2016-08-13 06:40:12

A Parliamentary committee has recommended criminalisation of bribery in the private sector by bringing corporates and their executives under the ambit of a proposed anti-corruption law. It has recommended a maximum jail term of seven years along with...

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BJP-backed outfit to conduct cow census in West Bengal

  2016-07-21 06:36:39

July 18: A BJP-backed outfit in West Bengal will conduct a census of cow population in the state in an attempt to raise awareness about how to protect them. From August 1, hundreds of volunteers of the Gau Raksha Committee, which has many BJP members...

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NGOs under Lokpal: Number of 'public servants' set to double next month?

  2016-07-19 06:58:49

Considering that there are around 2.2 million NPOs in India, with at least one director and 7 trustees, India can proudly proclaim an additional 20 million public servants from next month. A discussion on this absurd provision in the Lokpal Act (201...

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Cabinet reshuffle: A doctor, a journalist and six lawyers

  2016-07-06 11:20:49

Six lawyers from five states make up nearly a third of the 19 Union ministers of state sworn in Tuesday. Among them, P P Chaudhary has been a Supreme Court advocate, while the others are Vijay Goel, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Arjun Ram Meghwal, S S Ahluwa...

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Bihar topper scam: I told Papa to get me passed but they went ahead and made me topper, says Ruby Rai

  2016-06-28 07:19:40

Maine to Papa se kaha tha pass karwa dijiye, unhone ne to top hi karwa diya.” This is what the Bihar board Class XII topper, whose result has since been cancelled after a retest, reportedly told her interrogators. Loosely translated, her assertion wa...

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Trending at Mumbai college fests: Awareness on social issues

  2016-06-23 08:37:51

COLLEGES IN the city have taken to social activities, particularly during their fests. Although this trend had been adopted last year, this year, it seems to have become much more popular. St Xavier’s College’s annual fest Malhar is collaborating wi...

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Govt shows action rod to truant NGOs

  2016-06-09 08:19:24

The Centre on Wednesday warned of action against non-governmental organisations (NGOs) spending foreign contributions in unauthenticated activities like religious conversion. “This is not an issue of communal conversion. But, we go according to FCRA...

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NGO working for addicts to move court

  2016-06-08 06:47:55

With the revising committee of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) suggesting 89 cuts in the Shahid Kapoor-starrer movie Udta Punjab, based on drug abuse in Punjab, Amritsar-based Fateh Foundation has decided to legally challenge the decis...

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Lawyers Collective to challenge 'unconstitutional' withdrawal of FCRA

  2016-06-04 12:38:51

Noted lawyer Indira Jaising's Lawyers Collective on Thursday condemned the Union Home Ministry's order of suspending the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration for six months, saying it was a blatant attempt on the centre's part t...

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FCRA licence of Jaising's NGO suspended; lawyer says victimised for fighting cases against govt, Amit Shah

  2016-06-04 12:03:27

Eminent lawyer Indira Jaising has termed the suspension of licence of her NGO as a "blatant attempt to victimise" the organisation and an "act of vindictiveness" on the part of the NDA government. The response came after the Home Ministry barred the...

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FCRA licence of Jaising's NGO suspended; lawyer says victimised for fighting cases against govt, Amit Shah

  2016-06-04 12:03:09

Eminent lawyer Indira Jaising has termed the suspension of licence of her NGO as a "blatant attempt to victimise" the organisation and an "act of vindictiveness" on the part of the NDA government. The response came after the Home Ministry barred the...

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Teesta Setalvad case: CBI detains MHA official Anand Joshi

  2016-05-16 06:43:55

A Home Ministry official, who had disappeared after being summoned by the CBI four days back, was today detained by the agency in connection with a case against him of allegedly issuing FCRA notices arbitrarily to several NGOs for financial gains. An...

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Home Ministry Official On CBI Radar Missing, Letter Alleges 'Harassment'

  2016-05-12 06:40:16

The officer came under scrutiny after the CBI, investigating missing files, found in his house documents linked to an inquiry into the foreign funding of NGOs like Ms Setalvad's Sabrang. Mr Joshi had, earlier this week, claimed that he was pressured...

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RS members debate abolition of death penalty

  2016-05-07 06:36:38

For the first time since he became a member last week, Subramanian Swamy spoke in the Rajya Sabha uninterrupted, without making any provocative remarks and without being disturbed by the Opposition. Swamy stood up to speak on two other occasions in ...

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Banks have to report foreign contribution to NGOs within 48 hours: Rijiju

  2016-04-28 06:51:21

Banks will have to report to the central government within two days any information on non-government organisations (NGOs) getting foreign funds, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "As per Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Rules 2015 ...

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Punjab: BJP wants govt to change liquor vend timings f

  2016-03-12 06:26:41

With the state government set to unveil its new excise policy, BJP leaders have asked the government to revise the timings of liquor vends in Punjab. A written communication in this connection was issued by BJP MP Avinash Rai Khanna, a month ago w...

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Outsiders vs patriotic voices:The new lines in Bastar

  2016-03-08 05:24:52

Chhattisgarh Home Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam sees the police’s renewed push in Bastar as “constantly breaking own records”. Inspector General (Bastar Range) S R Kalluri describes it as “a turning point”. For NGOs, activists and journalists on the o...

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Nepalese domestic help found hanging after assault by employer’s neigbhour

  2016-02-11 04:05:16

Gurgaon Police are on the lookout for a lawyer who allegedly assaulted his neigbour’s Nepalese domestic help, who later committed suicide, said sources. The domestic help, Keshav (21), broke the lawyer’s flower pot while reversing his employer’s car ...

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NGO comes under Supreme Court scanner for filing too many PILs

  2016-02-06 04:53:39

New Delhi: The functioning of the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Tuesday came under severe scrutiny by the Supreme Court, which asked a series of searching questions to its counsel Prashant Bhushan by voicing concern that rival comme...

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Supreme Court Orders Security For Lawyer Against Women Ban In Sabrimala Temple

  2016-02-05 04:12:51

The Supreme Court today asked Delhi Police to provide security to a lawyer who has allegedly received threat calls after his NGO filed a Public Interest Litigation or PIL seeking entry of women of menstrual age group in the historic Sabarimala temple...

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NGO takes up RTE admission awareness drive in district

  2016-02-03 04:37:56

Kolhapur: City-based NGO Avani has started conducting awareness drive across the district for the beneficiaries of reserved category admissions under the RTE Act. The drive is being organised for the children of brick kiln workers and those workin...

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US concerned at India's crackdown on NGOs: Richard Verma

  2015-08-19 11:24:47

The Narendra Modi-led government’s recent actions on curbing activism might have “chilling effects” on charity organisations run on foreign funds, according to US ambassador Richard Verma. Expressing US’ concern on the action...

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Oxfam India says time to review policy on permission for working overseas

  2015-05-07 05:45:27

  Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi Even as India has swung into action for relief work in Nepal, following the recent earthquake in that country, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) say...

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Ngos Receiving Foreign Funds Under Fcra

  2015-05-07 05:31:19

In 2011-12, notices were sent to 21,493 associations who were found to have not submitted Annual Return under Foreign Contributiion (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA, 2010) for the years 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. In 2014, notices have been issue...

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NGOs using Foreign Funds for Anti-National Activities

  2015-05-07 05:31:16

Adverse reports were received against some NGOs such as Tuticorin Diocesan Association, Tuticorin, East Coast Research and Development Trust, Thoothukudi and Greenpeace India Society, Chennai. Inspection/investigation have been carried out against th...

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