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Foreign Aid May Drop with 10,000 NGO Registrations Cancelled in 2015


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

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Magic Bus builds on Indian model to become a global NGO


Indian not-for-profit organizations are finding takers for their development model in other countries Mumbai: When Cleartrip co-founder Matthew Spacie founded Magic Bus in 1999, it was an idea that sprung out of Mumbai’s slums. Magic Bus, a not-for-profit organisation, is today on course to reaching out to 4,50,000 children in 22 states in India this… Continue reading Magic Bus builds on Indian model to become a global NGO

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Foreign funding for NGOs: After inputs from IB, PMO tells Home Ministry to tighten FCRA regulations


NEW DELHI: Acting on instructions from the PM's Office (PMO), the home ministry is stepping up scrutiny of foreign-funded non-governmental outfits based on recommendations of Intelligence Bureau, a move that could prove controversial coming as it does after actions against Ford Foundation and Greenpeace. The ministry plans to tighten some rules of the principal law… Continue reading Foreign funding for NGOs: After inputs from IB, PMO tells Home Ministry to tighten FCRA regulations

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US warns of ‘chilling effect’ after India’s crackdown on foreign NGOs


The US ambassador to India Richard R Verma on Wednesday rebuked the government's crackdown on non-governmental organisations, saying it could have a "chilling effect" on civil society. After both Greenpeace and the US Ford Foundation were hit with funding restrictions, ambassador Verma voiced rare public criticism by Washington of Narendra Modi's administration, in a speech… Continue reading US warns of ‘chilling effect’ after India’s crackdown on foreign NGOs