NGOS

  • Gujarat CM appeals to people, NGOs to adopt anganwadis July 12, 2014

    Vadodara: In a bid to augment infrastructure at anganwadis in Gujarat and to provide better amenities to children studying there, the state Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday appealed to people as well as NGOs to "adopt" such centres. "About 45 lakh children belonging to poor families are studying at about...
  • Muzaffarnagar relief camps: UP govt fails, NGOs, people come forward December 15, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as Supreme Court has taken notice of the miserable state of affairs at the Muzaffarnagar relief camps, the Uttar Pradesh government continues to face massive criticism for its relief work. Now NGOs and other good Samaritans have come forward to fill in the gap. The relief camp in Shamli...
  • Delhi: PM holds public darbar at his residence December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After a long time, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a public darbar at his residence, meeting people from various sections of the society and listening to their grievances and complaints. Singh met 31 groups representing minorities, NGOs, artists, sportspersons and others for about an hour, PMO sources...
  • Bangalore: 300 corporates spend a night in the open to get a firsthand feel of poverty October 2, 2013

    Bangalore: What's it like to be rich and live a poor life? The joy of giving week kicked off this Gandhi jayanti, with around 300 corporates in Bangalore spending a night as the homeless would, without a roof over their heads. Some of them came armed with sleeping bags, some with...
  • Telangana ministers appeal AP NGOs to call off stir against division August 14, 2013

    Ministers from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday appealed to AP non gazetted officers to call off their indefinite strike and pave the way for division of the state. "We request the AP NGOs to call off their strike and cooperate in the bifurcation process. As ministers from Telangana we assure...
  • Lokpal Bill: Anna Hazare to begin nationwide tour from Sunday March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Anna Hazare will embark on a yearlong, allIndia tour from Sunday to campaign for a stronger Lokpal bill, electoral reforms and other issues he has been raising for the past few years, an aide said in Mumbai. The first phase of the nationwide tour, planned since a year, will kick...
  • Using star power for philanthropy February 4, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar Tendulkar has been involved with Apnalaya, which works closely with children in Mumbai's slums. The Master Blaster sponsors the education of a number of kids and has auctioned his coaching to raise funds for the NGO. Besides, he has provided financial assistance to an archer of the army's...
  • Vested interests spreading falsehood: Tata Power January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Country's biggest private sector electricity producer Tata Power has accused entities with vested interests, along with some foreign NGOs, of spreading "falsehood" about environmental issues at its flagship 4,000 MW Mundra project in Gujarat. "...there are some foreign agencies, some such type of NGOs, who in connivance with...
  • Don't remove night shelters till April: HC to Delhi govt January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came to the rescue of the homeless and asked the city government not to remove till April the temporary night shelters, built near railways tracks in the national capital. "Temporary night shelters, constructed at the site of railway tracks, be not removed as...
  • Putin signs bill banning US to dopt Russian children December 28, 2012

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, part of a harsh response to a US law targeting Russians deemed to be human rights violators. Although some top Russian officials including the foreign minister openly opposed the bill and Putin himself had been...
  • Govt may bring Lokpal in Rajya Sabha next week May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The government, after holding a series of talks with the Opposition members, is optimistic of introducing the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha by next week, sources on Tuesday told CNNIBN. Sources added that the government has decided that the states will take a call on respective Lokayuktas...
  • Foreign firms under lens after Kudankulam row April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has in a fresh order asked all foreign outfits in India to furnish it with updated details of their workers and nature of their work, at least once a year. The close watch on foreign entities in India follows the revelations that antiKudankulam nuclear stir in...
  • NGOs get Rs 10,000 cr annually from abroad: Report March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: At a time when some NGOs are under surveillance for allegedly routing foreign funds to fuel unrest in India, government records show that nearly 22,000 voluntary groups have received Rs 10,000 crore donations from abroad for social service during 200910. Of these NGOs, 3,218 belong to Tamil Nadu which...
  • Stop harassing Christians: Tamil bishops to govt March 9, 2012

    Chennai: The central government should stop harassing Christians and withdraw the negative remarks on the Tuticorin Diocese for allegedly financing the antiKudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) protesters, said the Tamil Nadu Bishops Council (TNBC) here on Thursday. In a statement issued here, A.M. Chinnappa, archbishop of MadrasMylapore and president of TNBC,...
  • US supports India's investment in civil nuclear power March 2, 2012

    Washington: The US is strongly supportive of India's investment in the civil nuclear power, and its support to the NGOs goes for development and democracy programmes, the Obama Administration has said. "We are supportive as a government of India's investment in civil nuclear power. That's not what we support NGOs to...
  • Jairam defends controversial BT Brinjal decision February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Jairam Ramesh defends his controversial decision to impose a moratorium on the commercial release of Bt Brinjal says, "on Bt Brinjal, I would not say, from my experience that foreign NGOs influenced the decision". His remarks came against the backdrop of Prime Minister's comments that some NGOs based...
  • Talking Point: Do foreign NGOs sell agendas? February 24, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday blamed the Kudankulam protests squarely on foreign NGOs, who, he said, fund these protests. ...
  • News 360: Fire drill turns deadly, kills 1 February 24, 2012

    A mock drill at a private company in Bangalore turned deadly, when the rope carrying a 25yearold woman employee snapped, and she fell from the third floor to her death. The drill, incidentally, was organised by the fire department of the company. ...
  • Kudankulam row: The 'foreign hand' is back February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The foreign hand is back. Blaming outside interference for the stalled Kudankulam nuclear reactor in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in an interview given to American magazine 'Science', said, "The atomic energy programme got into difficulties because these NGOs, mostly I think based in the United States,...
  • 2002 riots: NGOs write to CJI seeking justice February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: NGOs in Gujarat have written to the Chief Justice of India, after some media reports said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2002 riot cases plans to file a closure report. The NGOs have asked Chief Justice SH Kapadia to ensure justice for the riot victims....
  • NGOs in Goa take poll plunge January 12, 2012

    Panaji: Goa's civil society groups, who have been raising issues of public concern from the sidelines, have now decided to test political waters and field their own candidates in the March 3 Assembly polls. They have announced their first list of four candidates. The list includes Fr Bismarck Dias, who would be...
  • US website to identify credible Indian NGOs December 15, 2011

    Washington: The US State Department is partnering with an Indian nonprofit to create an online searchable database of credible Indian NGOs to work with potential American donors to build publicprivate partnerships. The database will include all those Indian NGOs that have been vetted by an independent third party to ensure they...
  • Centre mulls demolishing Union Carbide factory May 25, 2011

    Bhopal: The Centre is contemplating demolition of the now defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal due to mercury contamination, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday. "Though the state government and NGOs wants to preserve a part (of the factory) from where the gas leaked...
  • Mom tortured girl for objecting to her affair September 25, 2010

    Hyderabad: A young girl was locked up in a room, beaten up and branded with hot iron by her own mother. The reason: the girl objected to her alleged illicit relationship. She has been rescued and now wants to start her life afresh. Nagachaitanya along with her paramour Naresh locked...
  • Recession hits animal shelters, donations see a drop January 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Butterfly and Sammy are two young donkeys that were found abandoned on a highway. Lucky, a wheelchairbound dog, was hit with a motorbike. And Meeku lost his arm during an accident. All of these animals are surviving today because of donations given to animal NGOs. We are...
  • 'Slumdog... tells the truth, doesn't glamourise poverty' January 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Slumdog Millionaire, which has won 10 Oscar nominations and is a story about a slum kid in Mumbai hitting the jackpot, portrays the harsh realities plaguing India and does not glamourise poverty like some people think, say NGOs. The India director of the NGO Save the Children which works...
  • Celebs raise fund for underprivileged children October 2, 2008

    Mumbai: What do Suniel Shetty, Jaya Bachchan, Jackie Shroff and Twinkle Khanna have in common? Well they're all rooting for "Save the Children Foundation." These celebrities showed their support by supporting a fund raiser cum shopping festival in aid of the NGO. It was a fund raiser cum shopping...
  • India teaches Afghan women art of making a living May 20, 2008

    Ahmedabad: Kubra Durrani is learning tailoringa skill she hopes will help her back home in Afghanistan. Durrani is among the 35 women from Kabul, who are in India as a part of efforts for the economic and socialreconstruction of wartorn Afghanistan. "We have come here so that we will learn things...
  • Cops victimising us in terror probe: B'lore Muslims March 21, 2008

    Bangalore: The Federation of Muslim NGOs in Bangalore are alleging that terror investigations by the police are making the community members feel alienated and victimised. It started last year July with the investigations into the alleged role of Mohammed Haneef in the UK terror plot. Then last month police arrested...
  • Bangalore cops targeting innocents: Muslim NGOs March 20, 2008

    Bangalore: NonGovernment Organisations (NGOs) working for minority welfare in Karnataka have raised their voices against what they call are high handedness of the Corps of Detectives (CoD) of Bangalore Police. The NGOs claim that in light of the recent arrests of suspected terrorists in the state, the police have targeted many...