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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.

Greenpeace violated norms on foreign aid: Centre told Delhi HC

 The central government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Greenpeace had violated the norms by opening five accounts to utilise foreign donations without informing the relevant authorities as it sought to explain the reason to cancel its foreign contribution registration.

Greenpeace decries move to "muzzle" dissent in democracy

Greenpeace decries move to "muzzle" dissent in democracy

  Greenpeace on Friday termed as part of "relentless onslaught" by the government cancellation of its FCRA registration that barred the environmental organisation from receiving foreign funds and said those in power cannot "muzzle" dissent in a democracy.

Govt cancels Greenpeace India's FCRA licence

Govt cancels Greenpeace India's FCRA licence

In yet another crackdown on NGOs, government on Thursday cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for its activities which allegedly hampered country's economic growth.

CBI ends 3-day recording of Teesta, hubby's statement in FCRA case

Activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand on Monday concluded recording of their statement before CBI in connection with a case against their firm for allegedly receiving around USD 2.9 lakh in foreign donations in violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

US conveyed to India concern over crackdown on NGOs

The United States is understood to have conveyed its concern over India's crackdown on various NGOs and donors, including US-based Ford Foundation.

Govt to be soft on 'genuine' NGOs doing good work

 After taking a series of action against "erring" NGOs, the Centre is planning to roll out guidelines to help "genuine" voluntary organisations dedicated to welfare of people and society.

CBI to probe foreign funds to Teesta-linked firm, bank A/C frozen

In fresh trouble for social activist Teesta Setalvad, government on Friday asked CBI to probe the receipt of over Rs 3 crore by private firm Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt Limited (SCPPL) linked to her from foreign donors, including US-based Ford Foundation, in alleged violation of FCRA rules.