Civil society, NGOs to be asked to help guard rail crossings

Civil society, NGOs, socio- political organisations will be asked to provide volunteers to guard more than 11,000 unmanned railway crossings across the country to minimise death on tracks, Lok Sabha was told on Monday.

Kenya suspends licenses of over 500 NGOs

Kenya Tuesday it has suspended licenses and freezed bank accounts of 510 NGOs, 15 of which have been accused of having ties with terrorist groups and money laundering.

NGOs get foreign funds to stall critical operations: Govt

Government Tuesday said certain NGOs receiving funds from abroad hold "campaigns" against critical operations like nuclear power plants and mining, affecting the progress of the country.

Palestinians, NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy

Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.

Purab Kohli is baffled, but why

Actor Purab Kohli, who is associated with a number of social causes like animal welfare, welfare of under-privileged women and children, says he is baffled why people associated with a good cause are not paid well.

Srinagar youths develop web portal to monitor flood victims' rehabilitation

With millions of rupees flowing in from different NGOs for the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims, some youths from the Kashmir Valley have developed a web portal named 'Athwas' (handshake) to track the relief and rehabilitation work being carried out.

Change the world — empower girls

As International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2014, draws closer, we speak to girls who have been empowered by various organisations.

Seeta Kumari, 21, Educate Girls

'NGO sounds negative, call yourselves volunteers'

NGOs should desist from calling themselves non-government organisations because it is "negative sounding" and should instead call themselves "voluntary organisations", Goa Governor Mridula Sinha says.

Centre selectively targeting NGOs: Louise Khurshid

Louise Khurshid, wife of Congress leader Salman Khurshid, on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of "political vendetta", a day after Union Social Justice Ministry referred a case against her NGO to the Law Ministry for a CBI probe.

Protest in Hungary over treatment of NGOs funded by Norway Grants

Several hundred people gathered here Saturday to protest police investigations into Okotars, an environmental organisation appointed by Norway for administering the portion of the Norwegian Grants intended for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Xinhua reported.

Govt for transparency in utilisation of funds by NGOs

Pitching for greater accountability and transparency in utilisation of funds by NGOs, government on Tuesday said it supports punishing those found guilty of such misconduct.

Report on NGOs: Udayakumar moves HC against IB official

Madras High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union Home Secretary on a petition by anti- nuclear activist SP Udayakumar seeking action against an Intelligence Bureau official for allegedly leaking a "secret" document on foreign funding of NGOs with a view to maligning him.

SC gives CBI more time to collect information on NGOs

Supreme Court Tuesday gave the CBI another three months time to collect information on all registered NGOs operating in the country.

SC grants 3 month time to CBI to furnish details of NGOs

The Supreme Court today granted three more months to CBI to provide details about all registered NGOs in the country and whether they file balance sheets before the authority.

Inputs of alleged involvement of NGOs in sponsoring stirs: Govt

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.

Farm activists criticise IB report on GM foods

Agricultural activists on Tuesday criticised a report of Intelligence Bureau for terming NGOs as a threat to India`s economic security, especially with regard to genetically modified foods.

`DMK should explain interference by NGOs in central decisions`

DMK which was part of the central government for nine years should explain the kind of interference by NGOs in central government`s policy making, said Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa.

Panel to interact with northeast people in Delhi

The Home Ministry Friday said a panel, formed to look into the concerns of northeast people, will hold interactions with the students, professionals and other people from the northeast living here.

No returns filed by over 16,000 NGOs getting foreign aid: Govt

A total of 16,756 NGOs which got foreign funds failed to file their annual returns for 2011-12 under FCRA rules, the government on Wednesday told Parliament.

MP polls: NGOs for Gas-affected launch campaign on NOTA option

Various organisations working for the cause of gas-affected persons in the city on Wednesday said they have launched a campaign to educate victims of the world`s worst industrial disaster about using "NOTA" option in the upcoming elections as successive Congress and BJP governments at state and Centre have done "injustice" to them.