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Laws concerning NGOs hazy, says Supreme Court


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

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Government bars Zakir Naik’s NGO from receiving foreign funds


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

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Greenpeace India’s Registration Gets Cancelled, NGO Calls It ‘Assault On Free Speech’


NEW DELHI--The Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies has reportedly cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India, the environmental NGO. The NGO that has been campaigning against air pollution and the unsustainable use of natural resources in India claimed the Ministry of Home Affairs was behind the move and called it "the latest assault on free speech… Continue reading Greenpeace India’s Registration Gets Cancelled, NGO Calls It ‘Assault On Free Speech’

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The NGO that aims to ‘reinstate divine kingdom’: All you need to know about Sanatan Sanstha


On Monday, senior journalist Nikhil Wagle allegedly received a death threat from the Sanatan Sanstha. He told PTI that he had received threats of this sort from the organisation in the past. “Four years ago, Abhay Vartak of Sanatan (Sanstha) walked out of a programme I hosted. Even as recently as last week, Sanatan Prabhat (a… Continue reading The NGO that aims to ‘reinstate divine kingdom’: All you need to know about Sanatan Sanstha

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Greenpeace staff denied entry into India, claims NGO


Months after one of its campaigners was "offloaded" from a flight, Greenpeace India today claimed that a member of its international staff was denied entry into India despite having valid documents. According to the NGO, Aaron Gray-Block, a member of Greenpeace International, had flown in from Sydney on Saturday to take part in a series… Continue reading Greenpeace staff denied entry into India, claims NGO

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Uplift Humanity, American NGO for juveniles in India, opens center in New Delhi


NEW YORK: Uplift Humanity, an NGO founded in 2011 by Indian American Anish Patel, and that works towards enabling American youth to empower juveniles in India through education, has launched its fourth chapter in New Delhi. Since its launch in Vadodara, Gujarat, Uplift Humanity has established centers in Indore and Hyderabad too. The NGO strives… Continue reading Uplift Humanity, American NGO for juveniles in India, opens center in New Delhi

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NGO demands ban on sale of Maggi


After a ban on use of Maggi Noddles by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments, an NGO today sought an immediate ban on the sale and advertisments of Maggi noddles in the state. After a ban on use of Maggi Noodles by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments, an NGO today sought an immediate ban on the… Continue reading NGO demands ban on sale of Maggi

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Greenpeace India Employees to Work for Free Following Delhi’s NGO Crackdown


"The government has made it impossible for us to operate, but our employees are willing to work without pay" Weeks after Greenpeace India said that it might have to shut down owing to regulatory action to block its bank accounts, the environmental group’s employees have pledged to work for free to keep the organization going.… Continue reading Greenpeace India Employees to Work for Free Following Delhi’s NGO Crackdown

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Google grants $500,000 to three Indian NGOs for child safety


New Delhi: Internet giant Google Inc. on Monday threw its weight behind three non-profit organizations NGOs in India, announcing support in the form of $500,000 in grants, to promote child safety in India. “Technology can play a significant role in transforming lives, and we are delighted to provide support to three of India’s NGOs such as… Continue reading Google grants $500,000 to three Indian NGOs for child safety

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NGO to equip anti-poaching camps in Khanapur forest


BELAGAVI: Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), an NGO engaged in conservation of tigers and other wild species across the country, has planned to equip the anti-poaching camps of the forest department in Khanapur forest, by providing different handy, useful and eco-friendly materials, which can help them to do their job more efficiently. Khanapur forest houses the… Continue reading NGO to equip anti-poaching camps in Khanapur forest