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Tag: Ngos

MHA cancels FCRA licence of 2 Odisha-based NGOs

The Heavenly Grace Ministries and the Peoples Organisation For Empowerment Of Tribals (POET) have been barred from receiving funds from abroad.

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SC Declines To Entertain Plea Seeking To Extend Lapsed FCRA Of Nearly 6K NGOs

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea seeking an interim relief to allow the continuation of FCRA licenses of nearly 6,000 NGOs, which were only valid till September end last year. The Centre's counsel wondered why a Houston-based association is interested in this matter.

Sainik Schools To Be Set In Partnership With Private Players

Bhubaneswar: The Central Government is contemplating to bring a new scheme for setting up Sainik Schools by partnering with NGOs, private schools and State governments across the country. This was tabled in a written reply by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik to a question asked by Kripanath Mallah and others in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. […]

Lok Sabha Passes Bill: Aadhaar To Be Mandatory For NGOs To Receive Foreign Funds

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday unanimously passed a Bill making Aadhaar mandatory for registration of organisations receiving foreign funds and to give the government powers to stop utilisation of foreign funds by an organisation through a “summary enquiry”. The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, which seeks amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) […]

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Kunduli Gang Rape & Suicide: Govt extends tenure of Probe Commission for second time

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today extended the tenure of Commission of Inquiry constituted to probe the Kunduli gang rape and suicide for another three months. This is the second time that the tenure of the probe commission has been extended by the state government. As per reports, the tenure of Inquiry Commission, which was scheduled […]

Kunduli Gang Rape case: Third phase of hearing begins

Kunduli: Four persons today deposed before Koraput District & Sessions Judge – cum – Commissioner Bidyut Kumar Mishra in the 3rd phase hearing of Kunduli gang rape and suicide case. Dr. Akankhya Tripathy, District Child Protection official, Rajashree Das, Live Foundation NGO worker Sujata Nayak, District Homeguard DSP Kishore Chandra Das testified before Mishra. Family […]

NGOs working among Muslims filling state's space, yet isolated: Ansari

New Delhi: NGOs working among the Muslims in India are filling the space left vacant by the state but they remain isolated despite the dream of a new India by 2022 held out by the Narendra Modi government, former Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Tuesday. “Many NGOs mentioned in the book operate in spaces left […]

Spreading Light Amid Darkness All Around

Attending a day-long function in Sambalpur last Tuesday was a revelation for this columnist. The occasion was the felicitation of 50 ‘Change Agents’ unearthed by volunteers of ‘Yes We Can’, a unique organization that aims to find 1000 such Change Agents over the next few years (it has already identified 200 and felicitated 150 of […]

1,200 NGOs issued notices for violating foreign funding norms

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued notice to over 1,200 NGOs across the country asking them to submit expenditure details of the last four or more years, suspecting them for violating foreign funding norms that may lead to cancellation of their licences to receive foreign funds. The ministry’s step, taken on September 8, […]

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NGOs have 30 days to file annual returns

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday gave 30 days to all the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) interested in renewal of their registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) to submit their annual reports, a statement said. According to the Home Ministry statement, this exemption is a one-time measure and available to those organisations that uploaded […]

Five Odia labourers return home from Dubai

Bhubaneswar: The five Odia labourers who had gone to Dubai in search of work a year ago, finally reached Odisha today. The labourers, who were tortured since five months as the company in which they were working stopped their salary, were rescued with the help two NGOs. Talking to media persons after their arrival at […]

Organisations deny receiving funds as centre bans 427 Odisha NGOs

Bhubaneswar: Even though the union home ministry has cancelled the registration of 627 NGOs from Odisha for non-compliance with FCRA, certain blacklisted organisations said there were errors in the list as they are in no way authorized by their parent state authority to receive such contributions. A notification of the ministry said that these non-government […]