Government Tuesday said there are intelligence inputs of alleged involvement of NGOs, including Greenpeace India, which have received foreign funds in the past in sponsoring agitation against nuclear plants and coalfields in the country.
Anti-carbon advocate Greenpeace has grounded flights for a top official after a media report fingered him for commuting by plane between his Luxembourg home and its Amsterdam-based headquarters, a spokesman said today.
The Union Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it for any donation to be made to NGO Greenpeace by two overseas contributors, a move which was earlier recommended by the Intelligence Bureau.
Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday virtually backed the NGO Greenpeace in the backdrop of an Intelligence Bureau report warning that the NGO is a threat to the country`s economic growth.
Dutch police on Thursday arrested around 30 Greenpeace activists, including the captain of the lobby group`s ship Rainbow Warrior, as they tried to stop a Russian tanker delivering Arctic oil from docking.
Environmental activists from Greenpeace entered a nuclear power plant operated by EDF in Fessenheim, eastern France, on Tuesday, demanding European governments cut the use of nuclear energy, the group said.