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.

MHA serves notice to two NGOs run by Teesta Setalvad

Two NGOs run by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband have been served notice by Home Ministry for alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and asked to reply within 15 days.

Listing in barred NGOs erroneous: IIT-Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, which was listed among the 4,470 NGOs barred by the central government from receiving foreign funds for not adhering to guidelines, on Friday claimed its inclusion was an error.

Licences of over 600 Bengal NGOs cancelled

Of the 4,470 NGOs barred by the central government from receiving foreign funds for not adhering to guidelines, as many as 679 are from West Bengal.

Govt cancels registration of 4,470 NGOs in fresh crackdown

The Union government on Tuesday canceled registration of 4,470 NGOs in a fresh crackdown.

Ford Foundation-funded NGOs not registered under FCRA: Kiren Rijiju

The Ford Foundation had funded some NGOs which are not registered under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, as well as the Sabrang Trust which is linked to activist Teesta Setalvad, parliament was told on Tuesday.

Ford Foundation put under MHA watchlist in 'national interest'
Ford Foundation put under MHA watchlist in 'national interest'

The Ministry of Home Affairs has put one of the biggest international funding organisations, Ford Foundation, under a watchlist in national interest and security.

Govt move a 'smokescreen': Greenpeace; Centre says action due to NGO's mischief

Greenpeace India on Tuesday alleged that the government's move to suspend its licence to receive funds is a "smokescreen" to shut down its operations in the country completely, a charge dismissed by the Centre which said the action was taken against the NGO for its "mischief".

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.

Congress moves Supreme Court over foreign funding

Congress Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court verdict that held it and the BJP guilty of receiving funds from the subsidiaries of Britain-based Vedanta Resources.

'Commodity trading is not responsible for price rise'

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