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US welcomes lifting of restrictions on NGOs by India

The United States has welcomed the Indian government's recent decision to lift the restrictions from some NGOs, saying the move will strengthen civil society in the country.

Lok Sabha approves amendment to Lokpal Act for deferring asset filing

The amendment pertains to Section 44 of the Lokpal Act which deals with declaration of assets and provision of making the assets public.

Juvenile convict in Delhi gang-rape case won't be kept in NGO custody: Report

Juvenile convict in Delhi gang-rape case won't be kept in NGO custody: Report

The juvenile sentenced for his involvement in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case will not be kept under monitoring of an non-governmental organisation (NGO) after his release from a special home later this month, say a report on Thursday.

Nirbhaya gang-rape case: Juvenile convict won't be freed, to stay in NGO for a year

Nirbhaya gang-rape case: Juvenile convict won't be freed, to stay in NGO for a year

The juvenile sentenced for his involvement in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case will be in the custody of an NGO for a year.

Don't work against government: Union minister Kiren​ Rijiju warns global NGOs

Don't work against government: Union minister Kiren​ Rijiju warns global NGOs

 Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju has accused Greenpeace of inciting protests against industrial projects and has warned global activists and aid organizations not to work against the government.

India abstains from voting on UN resolution on American NGO

India has abstained from voting on a UN resolution that granted special consultative status to an American NGO that works to free political prisoners across the world.

Delhi NGO, involved in illegal sale of stolen babies, raided; 3 arrested

The Delhi Police on Tuesday busted an inter-state child trafficking gang and arrested three persons.

Greenpeace member denied entry into India, says NGO

A member of Greenpeace International, Aaron Gray-Block, has been "barred" from entering India despite having a valid business visa and necessary documents, the NGO said on Monday.

Greenpeace welcomes Delhi HC verdict, plans to restart campaigns

Greenpeace India on Wednesday welcomed a High Court order allowing the organisation to use two of its accounts for receiving donations, terming the relief a "lifeline" as it decided to "restart" its pro-environment campaigns.

Those acting peacefully to seek change are not anti-government: US envoy

United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Wednesday underscored the role of a vibrant civil society in boosting the democratic traditions of both countries.

Teesta Setalvad used funds to spread communal discord, alleges Rajni Patel

Gujarat Minister of State for Home Rajni Patel on Wednesday accused Teesta Setalvad of misusing funds given to her NGO by the US-based Ford Foundation and said a report of the same has been sent to the Central government.

Maharashtra Cabinet partially accepts Adarsh scam probe report

The Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday partially accepted the report on the probe into the Adarsh Housing Society scam after rejecting it a fortnight ago. The opposition cried foul and threatened to move court.

More than 130,000 dead since start of Syria conflict: NGO

More than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria nearly three years ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Depressed over rape charges, NGO executive commits suicide

A 55-year-old executive director of an NGO committed suicide by jumping off a building after becoming depressed when a girl accused him of rape, police said.

Five deaf, mute orphan girls raped at NGO in Jaipur

Five deaf and mute orphan girls were allegedly raped and beaten by staff at a residential school run by an NGO in Kanota area.

District admin takes over girls` hostel in Sehore

The district administration at Sehore in Madhya Pradesh has taken over the hostel run by the Bright Star Social Society.