NGO

  • NGOs censure arrest of muslim students 26-03-2014 09:04 PM

    A joint forum of NGOs, on Wednesday, termed the Delhi and Rajasthan ATS' operation, arresting five young boys as suspected terrorists of Indian Mujhaideen, as an action in "haste, deliberate, and political". Addressing a joint press conference here, the leaders of NGOs, including People Union of Civil Liberties president Prem...
  • Bihar-born Sulabh International founder gets NGO leadership award 19-02-2014 07:18 PM

    Social activist and Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak has been awarded for his work in the field of public sanitation. The 'NGO Leadership and Excellence Award', instituted by the World CSR Congress, was given to Pathak on the occasion of the World CSR Day on Tuesday and comprises a trophy...
  • Rio Tinto denies NGO's charges on environment, rehabilitation 09-02-2014 03:28 PM

    Mining major Rio Tinto has denied allegations made by an NGO about environment and rehabilitation issues related to the Bunder Diamond Mining project in Chhattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. An NGO, 'Pahal', had claimed on February 7 that the proposed move to award a contract for diamond mining at Bunder...
  • Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs 07-02-2014 06:03 PM

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday equated Khap Panchayats with organizations like NGO, saying that they are part of state's culture. "Khap Panchayats are like NGO as we have Resident Welfare Associations. They are part of our culture," Hooda said, while addressing media here after holding a...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey 28-01-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: Only 50 per cent of the 35,000 seats reserved in private schools for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and the economically weaker sections were filled last year in the national capital, a survey done by an NGO has found. The main reason for the above was a lack...
  • PIL against Virbhadra Singh up for hearing in Delhi HC 15-01-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: More trouble is up for Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as a PIL against him comes up for hearing before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The NGO Common Cause has filed the PIL seeking an independent probe into corruption, money-laundering and disproportionate assets charges against Virbhadra...
  • Website to be launched on Jan 26 to promote organ donation 09-01-2014 05:51 PM

    A website in English and Hindi would be launched from January 26 in Indoreto promote organ transplantation and its donation after death. The bilingual website would make available a detailed database regarding organ transplant and its donation after the death of a person, official sources said on Thursday. Information about...
  • Muzaffarnagar: NGOs come out for help as administration fails 17-12-2013 10:01 AM

    New Delhi: After the administration failed miserably to provide any relief to the people displaced following the Muzaffarnagar riots, some NGOs have come forward to support them. A relief camp in Shamli has seen 30 deaths in the last two months and over 960 children are still battling the cold....
  • Uttarakhand floods: Village of widows' gets more aid from NGO 15-12-2013 09:35 PM

    Extending a helping hand to those hit by flooding in Uttarakhand, NGO Sulabh International on Sunday decided to give Rs 1,000 per month to 300 more families of Deoli-Bramhagram area, from where at least 57 men went missing giving it a tag of "village of widows". Deoli-Bramhagram panchayat, which is...
  • NGO asks Delhi Police Commissioner to file FIR against AK Ganguly 07-12-2013 05:07 PM

    A Kolkata-based NGO has written to Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi requesting him to register an FIR against former Supreme Court judge Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly in the case of alleged sexual harassment of a law intern. "We call upon you to register an FIR in the matter. We...
  • Widow honoured for donating her land for construction of toilets in Bahraich 30-11-2013 11:04 AM

    Sulabh International on Friday announced a Rs 2 lakh cash prize and Rs 10,000 every month dole to an Uttar Pradesh widow who donated her land for constructing a public toilet complex in a Bahraich village. An official of the NGO said the example set by Manorani Yadav of Bhabhanipur...
  • EC proposes SC to ban on those facing serious charges 24-11-2013 12:27 PM

    Election Commission has proposed before Supreme Court that any person against whom a court has framed charges for offences punishable with a jail term of five years or more should be barred from contesting polls. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, EC said that after being named in...
  • I have not done any favour to Reliance Industries, clarifies Moily to SC 22-11-2013 08:55 PM

    Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily has told the Supreme Court that he has not done any favour to Reliance Industries Ltd and allegations levelled against him by CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta are baseless and politically motivated. "The allegation that the present Minister was inducted to do Reliance s bidding is...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, PATH on clinical trials 11-11-2013 05:42 PM

    The Supreme Court, on Monday, issued notice to PATH, an international NGO working in the health sector, on a PIL alleging that it indulged in unethical conduct of clinical trials in collaboration with ICMR between 2009-10 in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice...
  • Work to curb effects of climate change: Prince Charles to NGOs 07-11-2013 05:23 PM

    Prince Charles on Thursday advised NGOs engaged in rehabilitation efforts in Uttarakhand to work on minimising the effects of climate change and preventing a natural disaster of the scale that hit the state in June. The Prince of Wales, who along with his wife Camilla Parker Bowles began his nine-day...
  • Google announces four winners for Impact Challenge in India awards 01-11-2013 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: Search giant Google announced the four winners of its 'Impact Challenge in India' competition, which asked Indian non-profit organisations to show how technology can positively impact India and the world. The winners - Agastya, Digital Green, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy and Sana - will each receive...
  • 30 MPs, 127 legislators violated electoral law, claims NGO 21-10-2013 07:24 PM

    As many as 30 MPs and 127 legislators have declared cases regarding electoral offences in their election affidavits, an election watchdog said on Monday. According to a release from NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), the information has been analysed from the self-sworn affidavits of...
  • Watch: Girls in bondage 16-10-2013 04:00 PM

    Recently, a 50-year-old woman was arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. The 15-year-old girl from Jharkhand had alleged that her employer would beat her up every day. Such is the case of thousands of girls from Jharkhand who end up as domestic help. ...
  • NGO in Chhattisgarh sends foodgrain to cyclone-hit Odisha 15-10-2013 07:52 PM

    Raipur: Extending help to the victims of Cyclone Phailin in neighbouring Odisha, Chhattisgarh's Red Cross Society has sent two vans of foodgrains along with medicines and other relief material for those affected. The state unit of the Indian Red Cross Society has extended help to cyclone-affected people in the coastal...
  • NGO takes widows from Vrindavan to Kolkata for Durga Puja 10-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Kolkata: A group of 50 women from Vrindavan, mostly widows, are in Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja. Along with celebrations, they are also making a bold social statement. 91-year-old Maanu Ghosh returned to Kolkata, her birthplace, after two decades. Married at 11 and widowed at 40, Maanuma was abandoned by...
  • Bail denied to Delhi woman accused of torturing maid 07-10-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday rejected the bail plea of a woman who was arrested for allegedly torturing and illegally confining her teenage domestic help in her house here in Vasant Kunj. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha dismissed the bail plea of accused 50-year-old Vandana Dhir and directed the...
  • Delhi: 135 old-age home inmates evicted, one dies 03-10-2013 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old-age home inmate Sher Singh allegedly died on Wednesday night after he along with 134 others was evicted from an old-age home in Vasant Kunj area of Delhi. Sources say all the 135 senior citizens were shifted to Sevasandan NGO in Narela on...
  • Cases of married men committing suicide on the rise: Report 03-10-2013 12:12 PM

    Kolkata: Every nine minutes a married man commits suicide in India due to alleged misuse of section 498a of IPC against them, taking the toll to around a whopping 64,000 every year, says a report. "National Crime Records Bureau statistics reveal more incidences of suicide by married men than by...
  • TRAI's reduced spectrum prices could lead to Rs 30,000 crore loss 10-09-2013 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom Watchdog, an NGO, has alleged that TRAI's recommendations on spectrum pricing favour large firms and would lead to about Rs 30,000 crore loss to the government. "The recommendations (by TRAI) have been synchronised to favour large telecom firms, whose licenses are due for renewal in November 2014...
  • Sidhu slams Punjab govt, accuses it of not funding Amritsar 05-09-2013 06:39 PM

    Amritsar: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu accused the ruling SAD government in Punjab of turning a blind eye towards Amritsar's development. The Cricketer-turned-BJP MP said that here has been no support for his attempt to improve Amristar and alleged that for the last two years he has not...
  • Kollam: Daughter dumps 90-year-old bed-ridden mother in 'stinking' goat-shed 27-08-2013 02:10 PM

    A 90-year-old woman was kept in a dilapidated goat-shed allegedly by her daughter next to their house at Kulathupuzha in Kerala's Kollam district. The nonagenarian, Rosily, was reportedly shifted by her daughter and family to the shed recently after she became bed-ridden. She had been staying with her son-in-law and...
  • Bangalore: NGO for stray dogs rehabilitates man's best friend 16-08-2013 10:25 AM

    Bangalore: Every dog should have his day and this is what NGO in Bangalore 'Voice of Stray Dogs' believes in. The NGO run exclusively for dogs in the city helps to rehabilitate them once they fully recover. Founder of VoSD Rakesh Shukla said the NGO also operates an exclusive rescue...
  • NGO run by sex workers helps counterparts in Rajasthan fight for rights 14-08-2013 11:48 AM

    A Mysore-based NGO for HIV-AIDS, the first in the Asia-Pacific region being run by sex workers, has launched a novel project to help counterparts in Rajasthan form Community Based Organisations to resist exploitation and safeguard their rights. "The Ashodaya Academy plays a pivotal role in building skills and capacity among...
  • Plea filed in SC against medical entrance exam verdict 05-08-2013 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking a review of its judgement scrapping the single common entrance test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in all medical colleges. The plea filed by NGO 'Sankalp', through lawyer Prashant Bhushan, has sought a...
  • 'Govt's move to exempt political parties from RTI unfortunate' 04-08-2013 08:19 AM

    Social activist Aruna Roy on Saturday said that political parties should come under RTI in order to maintain transparency in their financial matters and termed as "unfortunate" any attempt to nullify the CIC order in this regard. "What the political parties do financially should be known to people, hence they...