NGO

  • Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta's NGO not authorised to receive foreign funds April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry said it has decided to keep a watch on all activities funded by Ford Foundation and by exercising the powers conferred under Section 46 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, directed Reserve Bank of India to ensure that funds coming from it be brought to...
  • First-hand account: Anna Isaac on a date with Chennai's playboy Sunder Ramu April 24, 2015

    Chennai: Photographer and actor Sunder Ramu's idea to date 365 women this year may be the talk of the town (nation?), but it was born with a simple agenda. I've known Sunder for about seven years now. We have common friends and while we have always hung out in a...
  • Chennai's own playboy Sunder Ramu to date 365 women in a year for a noble cause April 24, 2015

    Chennai: Move over Hugh Hefner. Chennai has its very own playboy who is going on 365 dates in 2015. But it's all for a good cause. Sunder Ramu from Chennai who is on a mission of 365 dates in the year is trying to raise funds for social causes. Sunder Ramu...
  • Australia government inspired by Delhi-based NGO Asha Foundation working in slums April 20, 2015

    Melbourne: The Australian government has expressed interest in the model of working adopted by an Indian charity, in a bid to improve the lives of its remote indigenous people. The founder of New Delhi-based Asha Foundation, Kiran Martin, was on a visit to the country last week to promote her NGO's...
  • PM Modi cautions judiciary April 6, 2015

    At a seemingly innocuous conference with judges and chief ministers on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the opportunity to take on the judiciary, warning it to beware of 'perception-driven' verdicts. ...
  • Hazare used as "mascot" by NGOs stalling development projects: BJP March 19, 2015

    Bhopal: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare is being used as a "mascot" by NGOs which receive foreign funds and stall developmental projects over the issue of land acquisition, Madhya Pradesh BJP's monthly mouthpiece Charaiveti has said. "Though he is an upright man personally, Anna Hazare is the "mascot" of such NGOs which...
  • Government cancels licences of 1,142 NGOs to receive foreign funds March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Cracking down on erring NGOs, government has cancelled licences of 1,142 NGOs belonging to undivided Andhra Pradesh, under which they get foreign funds, for not filing their annual returns for three consecutive years. The foreigners division of the Home Ministry has served notices to NGOs on October 16, 2014...
  • Supreme court pulls up Home Ministry for not acting promptly on rape videos March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday took to task the union home ministry for doing just nothing for 20 days on a complaint about the posting of two rape videos on social messaging website WhatsApp that was brought to its notice on February 10. "Unless you pounce upon the criminal...
  • No central database of financial assistance to NGOs: Government March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Friday said there is no central database maintained with respect to financial assistance received by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other charitable entities. NGOs or voluntary organisations (VOs) are registered as societies or charitable trusts or not-for-profit companies under central or state...
  • Government cuts spending on education, health of children: NGO March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Budget for 2015-16 has cut spending on child education, development, health and protection as compared to last year, child rights organization CRY has said. Criticising the Union Budget for 2015-16, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) has said "in absolute terms" child budget has decreased from...
  • Rape videos on WhatsApp; Supreme Court orders CBI probe, issues notice to Centre February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking suo motu note of a letter on posting of two rape videos on WhatsApp, the Supreme Court on Friday asked CBI to launch a probe "forthwith" to nab the culprits and sought responses from the Centre and governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Telangana. "The...
  • 'Need to reform madrassa system in Pak' says Pakistani NGO February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Top leaders of 26 Pakistani terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani network "are products of" madrassas and there is an urgent need to reform all such seminaries, an executive of a Pakistani NGO has said. Addressing the 'White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism' held in Washington last week,...
  • Supreme Court begins hearing on "interference" by CBI Director Sinha in Coalgate probe February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday commenced hearing on a plea seeking appointment of a Special Investigation Team to examine allegations of interference and scuttling of probe into the coal block allocation scam by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, who has refuted the charges. The apex court said it would hear...
  • Mathura: 3 people lose their eyesight after cataract surgery at a camp January 5, 2015

    Mathura: At least three people lost their eyesight after they underwent cataract surgeries in Mathura at a camp organised by an NGO in November 2014. An FIR has been registered in this regard. Police have said that right people have been affected by the surgery. "An FIR was this evening registered...
  • Agra: NGOs provide shelter to homeless to survive the chill December 10, 2014

    Agra: With the temperature dropping by each passing day and this Taj city enveloped in a misty fog in the morning, night shelters set up by voluntary groups are providing succour to the needy. As official agencies usually keep dragging their feet citing a resource crunch for providing shelter to the...
  • Gurdaspur botched-up surgeries: Is our public healthcare system letting down the people who need it the most? December 5, 2014

    A free cataract surgery camp organized in Punjab's Gurdaspur went horribly wrong after it left 16 people blind. The Punjab government has registered cases against the doctor and the charitable institute that organised the camp. ...
  • Delhi schools can now set their own Nursery admission guidelines November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday has allowed schools to set their own guidelines for admissions, scrapping the point system specified by the Lieutenant Governor. This decision comes as a big relief for schools in Delhi over nursery admissions. The court said location cannot determine which school a...
  • Delhi: NGOs Goonj, Chintan win 'Urban Age Award' November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Two city-based NGOs have been selected as the winners of this year's 'Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award' for their contribution in improving the quality of life and urban environment. The award carries USD 1,00,000 prize money, and this year's winners, NGOs Goonj and Chintan were selected from a total...
  • For this terminally-ill boy, the dream of becoming a fighter pilot comes true November 14, 2014

    Ambala/New Delhi: For 14-year-old Chandan, who is terminally ill with cancer, it was a dream come true - thanks to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation. On his birthday on Thursday, as a part of his gift, he was made to wear the full uniform of...
  • Supreme Court asks Centre about steps to trace missing kids November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its position on the standing operating procedures (SOPs) formulated by the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) on missing children and the steps taken to trace them. The bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu, Justice Madan B Lokur and...
  • Delhi: Out of every 500 children, 200 suffer from malnourishment, says survey November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The world-wide phenomenon of malnourishment is no alien to the national capital. According to a survey conducted by a Delhi NGO, over 200 children out of 500 are reported to be malnourished in Delhi. A certain 30-year-old Kaushal knows that a diet of plain rice and rotis insufficient...
  • Take ownership of cleanliness drive to make it a success: Delhi Lt Governor November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor asked the secretaries to take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it a success. "You must take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it successful," Jung said as he held a stock taking meeting with all departments. Secretary of Urban Development briefed the...
  • Women's right activists not in favour of legalising sex trade November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the NCW is likely to pitch for legalisation of prostitution before a Supreme Court- appointed panel, women's rights activists say they are not in favour of legal status for sex trade. Favouring the legalisation of sex trade to ensure better living conditions for sex workers in...
  • Noida: NGO raises alarm about rising Cancer cases in villages near industrial area November 1, 2014

    Greater Noida: An NGO has raised alarm about the abnormally high number of Cancer cases in five villages near the Chhapraula Industrial Area in Greater Noida. The NGO claims that around 125 cases of Cancer have been reported from these villages in the last five years, whereas official figures tell a...
  • Parliamentary panel on railways seek views on Railways Bill October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions and views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches...
  • Make payment exceeding Rs 20,000 through cheque: MHA to NGOs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Tightening the noose around erring foreign-funded NGOs, the government has ordered that all voluntary organisations henceforth will have to make payments exceeding Rs 20,000 through account payee cheques or drafts. The order came weeks after the Home Ministry found that over 10,000 NGOs receiving foreign funds have failed...
  • Delhi: Street kids celebrate Diwali, spread message of harmony October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Street children in various parts of the national capital celebrated Diwali on Wednesday spreading the message of harmony. "All these children celebrate festivals unitedly, and this time they sent a message of harmony to the world through their 'rangoli' and colourful paper work," Sanjay Gupta, director of NGO Chetna,...
  • Delhi-based NGO now centre of attention of global media October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Until this afternoon, L-6 Kalkaji was a nondescript building in a leafy south-east Delhi neighbourhood from where an NGO was being run. As evening descended, the world knew that the building housed the office of Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. Excitement was palpable in and around the office of...
  • Kailash Satyarthi, 8th Indian to be honoured with Nobel Prize October 10, 2014

    Kailash Satyarthi, the man behind NGO 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan', has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for his work towards protection of child rights. ...
  • J&K government to award people, organisations for flood rescue work October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to award Rs one lakh each to individuals, organisations and NGOs who displayed "exemplary courage" in rescuing people marooned in the flood-ravaged areas of the state, an official said on Thursday. "The government has decided to award 100 such individuals, organisations, stakeholders and...