The initiative is part of a newly launched NGO, New India, by a Bangalore-based business couple. They announced the launch of their dream project, ‘New India,’ a self-funded NGO, and gifted Rs 200 crores towards building of cashless cancer care hospital for underprivileged. Emraan Hashmi inaugurated India’s first ever open cancer care hospital that will treat Below Poverty Line… Continue reading Emraan Hashmi inaugurated India’s first ever open cancer care hospital
"Did I do wrong by thinking about developing the soil where I was born? Did I commit a mistake by not taking to the streets and making demands, for which there isn’t a simple answer?" These were the words written on Facebook by Lakshmi Narasimha Ikkurthi, a former software engineer in Hyderabad, who moved back… Continue reading Andhra NGO battles against opening of Liquor shop near village school.
Magnitude 5.4 earthquake felt for 30 seconds in Delhi NCR at around 10:45 PM. People came out of their house. India’s capital city and the surrounding areas was rocked by a quake today on Monday night. According to reports, strong tremors were felt in Gurgaon, Noida and adjoining areas of Delhi for nearly thirty seconds.
New Delhi, January 4 The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea by NGO, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), to intervene in a PIL case for making politicians declare their sources of income in their nominations for contesting elections. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar… Continue reading Politicians’ wealth: SC notice to Centre on NGO’s plea
New Delhi, Sept 14: The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that it is alarming and mind boggling that out of the 29.9 lakh NGOs only 2.9 lakh file IT returns. While appointing an amicus curae to suggest guidelines on how to regulate the NGOs , court adjourned hearing on the matter to Sept 23. A… Continue reading Laws concerning NGOs hazy, says Supreme Court
NEW DELHI: Invoking a rare provision of law, the government today issued a gazette notification to ban an NGO, run by controversial preacher Zakir Naik, from receiving foreign funds directly and asked RBI to seek prior permission from it before releasing any money to it. The gazette notification, issued by the Home Ministry, said that… Continue reading Government bars Zakir Naik’s NGO from receiving foreign funds
Foreign funding for Indian non-governmental organizations doubled in 2014-15 over the previous year, but with 10,000 NGO registrations cancelled in 2015, foreign contributions are likely to drop, according the latest data on foreign contributions. Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh (unified), Karnataka and Kerala together got 65 percent of foreign aid coming to India, the data,… Continue reading Foreign Aid May Drop with 10,000 NGO Registrations Cancelled in 2015
At an age when most teenagers are busy planning their lives – picking up schools or colleges to attend, deciding what courses they should take up, thinking about where to go out with friends, etc., 17-year-old Muskaan Chhibber was busy running from pillar to post to get her NGO registered. “It all began three years ago… Continue reading This 17-Year-Old Has Her Own NGO and Is Funding the Education of over 20 Kids
Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of Akshaya Patra Foundation was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The presentation ceremony was held in the historic Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11:30 am on 12th April 2016. It was graced by the presence of a number… Continue reading Madhu Pandit Dasa honoured with Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee
It's been 15 years that Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF), headquartered in Bengaluru, has been serving afternoon meals to government school children, and in a few weeks, it will touch the glorious mark of its two billionth meal. APF, the world's largest school lunch programme, was founded by IITian Madhu Pandit Dasa, who was conferred with… Continue reading This Bengaluru-based NGO would serve its 2 billionth afternoon meal soon