NGO

  • Make payment exceeding Rs 20,000 through cheque: MHA to NGOs 4 days ago

    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...
  • Fresh perjury plea filed against Prashant Bhushan for alleged remarks against CBI Director September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: For the third time, the CBI has filed a perjury application against noted advocate Prashant Bhushan claiming that he lied under oath against CBI Director Ranjit Sinha. Bhushan has sought that Sinha excused himself from the 2G and coal allocation scam probes claiming that he met the accused...
  • Why no CBI probe against 93 other blacklisted NGOs: Khurshid's wife to Centre September 17, 2014

    Congress Leader Salman Khurshid's wife Loius Khurshid has slammed the Social Justice Ministry for its recommendation for a CBI probe into allegations of embezzlement against an NGO run by him and his wife. ...
  • Men's helpline gets 25,000 calls over four months September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: SIF, the mobile app launched five months ago for the protection of men's rights, has received a mega response in the last four months. The app, launched by Save India Family Foundation NGO, has received 25,000 calls in the last fourfive months. It was launched to help men at...
  • NGO run by Salman Khurshid, wife may face CBI probe: Sources September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: An NGO run by former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid may face a CBI probe, sources say. The case came to light during the UPA regime when a trust associated with the Congress leader was accused of malpractices. When asked, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister,...
  • NGO seeks Delhi HC monitored probe of Scorpene deal September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: An NGO on Thursday urged the Delhi High Court to order a courtmonitored probe in the Scorpene deal claiming that the CBI probe indicates involvement of middlemen and payment of bribe to clear the Rs 19000crore defence deal with a French firm. The submission was made before a bench...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: She did not like the idea of an individual pouring icecold water on the head and challenging others to do so; or donate to a charity; and hence came out with a simple idea of donating rice to help the poor and needy. When Manju Latha Kalanidhi, 38, donated a...
  • No attempt to derail judicial process in 2G scam: CBI August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack from some NGOs that it was allegedly stalling probe in the 2G scam, the CBI on Wednesday said there was no attempt to put any impediment in the judicial process and claimed that facts in the case were being twisted before the Supreme Court. As CBI finalises...
  • Gujarat Congress starts NGO; BJP says bid to stay politically relevant August 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Saturday launched its NGO 'Gujarat Jansangharsh Sena', comprising leading social activists, even as the ruling BJP termed it as a "pitiful bid" by the opposition party to stay "politically relevant" in the state. "A meeting was held under the chairmanship of social rights activists Prakash N Shah,...
  • NGO wants extop cop Satyapal to vacate official residence August 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A city NGO on Monday asked Maharashtra Government to ensure that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh, now an MP from Uttar Pradesh, is made to vacate his official residence without any further delay. The NGO, Police Reforms Watch (PRW), has strongly objected to Singh seeking six more months to...
  • 99 per cent women face sexual harassment, 70 per cent do not fight back: Survey July 23, 2014

    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 Delhibased 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 midday 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 midday 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 midday 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 nongovernmental 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 citybased 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 foreignfunded 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 nongovernment 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 foreignfunded 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 lawrelated problems, Save Indian Family (SIF) a group of 50 NGOs has launched its Gujarat chapter and...