NGO

  • 99 per cent women face sexual harassment, 70 per cent do not fight back: Survey 2 days ago

    New Delhi: "Those boys in my school tried to pull my skirt down. When I rebuked them, they scoffed at me and nonchalantly walked out of the classroom," recalled a woman as she described her experience on sexual harassment, during a recently conducted survey by a Delhi-based NGO. The survey, conducted...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • Bill Clinton to visit Jaipur mid-day meal kitchen on July 16 July 14, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton, who would travel to India this week, is scheduled to pay a visit to a kitchen run here by an NGO that caters food to children in government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme that feeds over one million kids daily across the...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security. Greenpeace has...
  • SC grants 3 month time to CBI to furnish details of NGOs July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three more months to CBI to provide details about all registered NGOs in the country and whether they file balance sheets before the authority. A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu granted time after the agency submitted that all the states have not...
  • NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing July 3, 2014

    With mass killings allegedly related to witchcraft continuing in Jharkhand despite a law to prevent it, an NGO on Thursday strongly advocated for an act at national level to check the menace. The demand for a national law was made by the Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC) at a function organised...
  • Goa CM's rape remark 'insensitive', says women's group June 30, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's leading women's rights group has termed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar "arrogant and insensitive towards women" after he publicly suggested that entrepreneurs starting an industrial unit suffered an ordeal worse than that experienced by a raped woman. Sabina Martins, convenor of the Bailancho Saad women's group, told IANS Sunday that...
  • City school gets registered as NGO under UN programme June 28, 2014

    A city school has become one of the 15 non-governmental organisations in India to get registered as an NGO with the United Nations Department of Public Information. This brings the number of such groups associated with the Department in the area of communications and information outreach to 1,380. The City Montessari...
  • Lucknow school gets NGO status from UN June 28, 2014

    A city-based school chain with over 50,000 students in its various branches has been registered as an official NGO of the UN, the school said on Saturday. Jagdish Gandhi, founder of the City Montessori School, told reporters that the school was registered with the department of public information of the UN...
  • IB using dubious methods to silence people movements: Activists June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the recent Intelligence Bureau (IB) report which said that some foreign-funded NGOs are blocking development in the country, several civil rights activists today accused the central agency of using "dubious" methods to silence and suppress people's movements. Batting for sustainable development, the activists alleged that the report aims...
  • Don't allow NGO Greenpeace to collect foreign funds: IB to PMO June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After an Intelligence Bureau called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security, it has now clamped down on the international NGO recommending cancellation of permission given to it for collecting funds abroad besides reassessment of its tax compliance. In the fresh report, submitted to Prime Minister's Office and National Security...
  • NGOs issue: AAP hits out at IB report June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at a recent report by the Intelligence Bureau, which alleged that some NGOs are hurting India's economic security, AAP on Monday said that it is nothing but "criminanalisation of dissenting voices" and is being misused by political bosses. "The purposefully leaked IB report, marked secret naming...
  • IB report on NGOs comes under attack from activists June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A number of prominent citizens and activists on Friday rubbished an Intelligence Bureau report which had said funding of several NGOs was "cleverly disguised" as donations for issues like human rights, but instead they were involved in stalling developmental projects. Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas, former...
  • NGO Greenpeace asks MHA for a copy of the IB report June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after an Intelligence Bureau report called the NGO Greenpeace a threat to national economic security, NGOs have slammed the report calling it false. Greenpeace has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs for permission to see the report. The report also adds that Greenpeace has violated foreign...
  • Noted international NGO Greenpeace a 'threat to economic security': IB June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: International non-government organisation Greenpeace is in a spot of bother after an Intelligence Bureau report called it "a threat to economic security" and accused it of impacting the country's GDP by initiating agitations and campaigns against coal and nuclear power plants. In its report on foreign-funded NGOs, the IB...
  • Save Indian Family NGO starts helpline for men in distress in Ahmedabad June 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: For men facing legal trouble due to domestic and other problems, a helpline has been launched to provide them guidance and counselling. In an endeavour to provide 'protection' to men facing law-related problems, Save Indian Family (SIF) - a group of 50 NGOs - has launched its Gujarat chapter and...
  • Wife threatens divorce over lack of a toilet, Sulabh comes to the rescue May 13, 2014

    Alakh Niranjan's marriage was headed for the rocks till an NGO stepped in to provide what his wife wanted - a toilet. Not only that, Sulabh International also rewarded the wife Rs.100,000 for demanding proper sanitation facilities even at the cost of her marriage. "I am the happiest person now as...
  • NGOs censure arrest of muslim students March 26, 2014

    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 Prakash...
  • Bihar-born Sulabh International founder gets NGO leadership award February 19, 2014

    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 and...
  • Rio Tinto denies NGO's charges on environment, rehabilitation February 9, 2014

    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 in...
  • Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs February 7, 2014

    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 cabinet...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey January 28, 2014

    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 of...
  • PIL against Virbhadra Singh up for hearing in Delhi HC January 15, 2014

    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 including...
  • Website to be launched on Jan 26 to promote organ donation January 9, 2014

    A website in English and Hindi would be launched from January 26 in Indore to 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 all...
  • Muzaffarnagar: NGOs come out for help as administration fails December 17, 2013

    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 December 15, 2013

    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 about...
  • NGO asks Delhi Police Commissioner to file FIR against AK Ganguly December 7, 2013

    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 are...
  • Widow honoured for donating her land for construction of toilets in Bahraich November 30, 2013

    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 village,...
  • EC proposes SC to ban on those facing serious charges November 24, 2013

    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 a...
  • I have not done any favour to Reliance Industries, clarifies Moily to SC November 22, 2013

    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 absolutely...