Members for more funds to deal with impact of drought, floods

New Delhi: Cutting across party lines, members in Lok Sabha today urged the government to provide more funds to the states besides developing a permanent mechanism to deal with the recurring problem of drought and floods.

Telugu film industry to raise funds for cyclone relief

The Telugu film industry, popularly known as Tollywood, is organising a mega fund-raising event on November 30 to contribute towards relief for Visakhapatnam region devastated by last month's cyclone Hudhud.

Africa sets up fund to fight Ebola

 Top business leaders in Africa have set up an emergency fund to assist countries hit by the Ebola outbreak, a media report said Saturday.

CPI-M to protest against MGNREGA fund cuts

The CPI-M will organise demonstrations across the country, including at Parliament house in New Delhi on November 26, to protest against the curtailment of MGNREGA rural job scheme by the central government, a party leader said here Thursday.

UK charities group launches appeal for Ebola, first for a disease

Britain`s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal to raise funds for the Ebola outbreak in west Africa on Wednesday, the first time the charities group has sought to raise money in response to a disease.

EC guidelines on financial transparency come into force

Election Commission guidelines making it virtually mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability came into effect on Wednesday.

UP govt sanctions more funds for Muzaffarnagar riot victims

The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned an additional amount of Rs 3.28 crore for providing relief to riot victims, district authorities said here Friday.

Centre starts providing funds to Telangana

The government has started providing funds to Telangana, which on Monday became the 29th state of India.

IMF frees USD 4.6 billion in aid for Greece

The International Monetary Fund released USD 4.6 billion in aid to Greece today, after a yearlong delay to ensure Athens was meeting targets set by bailout lenders.

`Prioritize funding to disease-ridden, poor countries`

There was a need to prioritize adequate funding support to countries with huge disease burden and poverty, a senior official of India`s health ministry said.

Iran to get first USD 550 mn of blocked funds in February

Iran will get a first installment around February 1 of USD 550 million of USD 4.2 billion being unblocked under a six-month landmark nuclear deal with the West, a US official said.

Arvind Kejriwal misused Lokpal agitation funds: Anna Hazare in video

A day after social activist Anna Hazare reiterated that his name should not be misused by Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a video has emerged in which the anti-corruption activist is seen saying funds collected during the Ramlila Maidan protests were being misused.

Jan Manch accuses Kejriwal of misappropriation of funds

A motley group of people, who claim to be India Against Corruption activists, today alleged misappropriation of donation funds by Aam Aadmi Party`s (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal.

Jaya slams Centre for reducing allocation to Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday hit out at the Centre`s economic policies and reduction in allocation to the state by 20 per cent in the Union Budget.

Mamata Banerjee flays centre over fund squeeze

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday lashed out at the central government for reduction in funds to the state.

UN says more funds needed for displaced people in NW Pakistan

More funds are urgently needed to continue critical humanitarian assistance for over a million people temporarily displaced by violence across northwest Pakistan, a UN representative said on Wednesday.

`75 percent funds of parties from unknown sources`

An NGO on Friday alleged that over 75 percent of the funds of India`s national political parties came from "unknown" sources.

Odisha panchayats under scanner for unutilised funds

Half-baked implementation of MGNREGS projects in Odisha’s Kendrapara district is being ascribed to official negligence.

Now, funds for Punjab govt depts only via online route

State government departments in Punjab will soon be able to submit only online proposals for release of funds as the finance department has decided to make the entire procedure paperless.

Madonna to raise funds for expansion of `impoverished` Karachi school

Madonna has declared that she has pledged funds for the expansion of a school in an impoverished region on the outskirts of Karachi.