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6,000 NGOs could lose licence to receive foreign donations

The show cause notices were issued on July 8 and the NGOs have time till July 23 to give their reply.

Govt gives final chance to NGOs to file annual returns

All NGOs, which did not disclose income and expenditure statements leading to cancellation of their FCRA registration, have been given a final opportunity by the government to file their annual returns by June 14.

Amnesty International criticises India's sedition law

Amnesty International on Wednesday criticised the Indian government for using the "crude, colonial-era" sedition law to "silence" its critics.

SC questions source of money in Teesta Setalvad's frozen account

The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the source of money in the bank accounts of social activist Teesta Setalvad and others which were frozen by Ahmedabad police in 2015 after allegations of misappropriation.

Congress, BJP withdraw plea against HC order on foreign donations

The Congress and the BJP on Tuesday withdrew their pleas challenging a Delhi High Court order holding both guilty of taking donations from subsidiaries of Britain-based Vedanta Resources in violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

NGOs will no longer receive any foreign funds, says Home Ministry official

The registration of the 1,736 NGOs under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act expired after these organisations failed to submit required documents for renewal of their licence by November 8.

Extend FCRA renewal deadline, NGOs petition MHA

An apex body of NGOs has petitioned the Union Home Ministry, urging it to extend the date of FCRA renewal to December 31, fearing that otherwise many organisations awaiting renewed licenses will have to cease operations.

FCRA licence to Zakir Naik's NGO: Four officials of Home Ministry suspended for 'irregularities'

FCRA licence to Zakir Naik's NGO: Four officials of Home Ministry suspended for 'irregularities'

Four officials of the Home Ministry were Thursday night suspended for their alleged goof-up in renewing the FCRA licence of the NGO of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is under the scanner of security agencies for his alleged radical views.

NGOs to be considered public servants, have to disclose assets and liabilities: Report

NGOs to be considered public servants, have to disclose assets and liabilities: Report

In a measure which could have far-reaching consequences, the Union  Home Ministry has decided that all non-profit organisations that receive more than Rs one crore as government funds and over 10 lakhs as donations from abroad, will have to declare their assets.

Zakir Naik's speeches, writings found provocative by Indian investigating agencies?

Zakir Naik's speeches, writings found provocative by Indian investigating agencies?

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's 'hate speech' is reported to have inspired at least one of the five Bangladeshi militants involved in the Dhaka carnage.

Indira Jaising targeted for taking people's cause: Digvijaya Singh

Indira Jaising, a senior advocate, is being targeted for fearlessly taking up people's cause. Intolerance of Modi Sarkar, Digvijaya Singh posted on Twitter.

AAP demands withdrawal of amendment to FCRA

AAP said the move will encourage flow of black money and appealed to non-BJP non-Congress parties to come together to oppose it.

Delhi HC's no to plea for CBI probe into AAP foreign funding

Earlier, the central government told the court that the previous government had investigated the issue but nothing was found against the AAP.

What is the system to enforce FCRA: HC asks govt

What is the system to enforce FCRA: HC asks govt

 Delhi High Court today asked the government what system was currently in place to enforce the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) as it took up a PIL seeking creation of an independent body to implement the law.

Sandeep Dikshit leaves Khurshid stumped on FCRA crackdown issue

A day after Greenpeace India said its registration has been cancelled, former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit today claimed it was the party that had started the "trend" that led to action against organisations which raise "questions" and said "we can't only blame BJP" in this regard.

After NSEL scam, govt withdraws waiver given to spot bourses

In August 2013, the payment scam surfaced at National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) after it was found violating the exemption.

Govt looking at merging FMC with Sebi

While FMC is the regulator for commodities trading, while the Sebi regulates the capital markets.

'Commodity trading is not responsible for price rise'

Commodities are not responsible for price rise. It is demand and supply scenerio which causes inflation.

FCRA Bill cleared, FMC to get more power

Giving a reform boost to the commodity futures market, the government Thursday cleared a Bill that seeks to provide more power including financial autonomy to regulator FMC and introduce new categories of products.

Companies Bill, FCRA to be taken up in monsoon session

The Companies Bill and the Forward Contracts Regulation (Amendment) Bill are likely to be taken up for consideration and passage in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament beginning next week.