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Legal costs, salaries and a drone: Why the govt froze Greenpeace India's bank accounts

Apr 11, 2015

Legal costs, salaries and a drone: Why the govt froze Greenpeace India's bank accounts

Reports now indicate that the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to freeze the accounts on the basis of an inspection report that claims Greenpeace was using funds to bail arrested activists, paying high salaries and keeping foreign consultants to aid in carrying out protests. #Legal #HowThisWorks #India #Environment #Ministry of Home Affairs #foreign funds #Greenpeace
Greenpeace suspension: This time Rajnath may have better ammo against NGO

Apr 10, 2015

Greenpeace suspension: This time Rajnath may have better ammo against NGO

When the home ministry lost its case against Priya Pillai in the Delhi High Court, it did not have the benefit of a detailed inspection report on Greenpeace's activities in India. It now has better evidence against the NGO. #Rajnath Singh #Home Ministry #NGO #Greenpeace #MHA #Priya Pillai
Home Ministry suspends Greenpeace India's registration, freezes all 7 bank accounts

Apr 09, 2015

Home Ministry suspends Greenpeace India's registration, freezes all 7 bank accounts

Home Ministry suspended registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and froze all seven bank accounts of the NGO. #India #NewsTracker #Home Ministry #bank accounts #foreign funds #UK #MHA #Greenpeace India #Registration
Not the real culprit: Blaming farmer suicides on GM crops is just wrong

Mar 31, 2015

Not the real culprit: Blaming farmer suicides on GM crops is just wrong

People are driven to extreme action for various reasons. It is wrong to twist their distress to drive political agendas. #India #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #farmers #Genetically modified food #Greenpeace #GM
Mahan coal block not to be auctioned: Coal Ministry

Mar 20, 2015

Mahan coal block not to be auctioned: Coal Ministry

Coal Ministry has confirmed in an RTI reply that the Mahan coal block in Madhya Pradesh will not be auctioned, pursuant to the Environment Ministry's recommendation that it be kept off limits from mining, Greenpeace India today claimed. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Madhya Pradesh #Essar Energy #Coal Ministry #Greenpeace

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'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

Jun 16, 2014

'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

The government should either ban foreign funding of all NGOs altogether or allow this funding only when routed through a specially created autonomous Board. #Blogs #India #Civil society #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #NGOs #Greenpeace #IB #IB Report #NGO funds #leaked report #comment
Report on NGO funds Is the Intelligence Bureau on a witch hunt?

Jun 16, 2014

Report on NGO funds Is the Intelligence Bureau on a witch hunt?

The first thing first. All NGOs should be made accountable. They must make full and public disclosure of their funding and expenditure. They must also be made answerable under the RTI Act. The voluntary sector is a den of corruption and needs to be set straight. #Greenpeace #Modi government #PM Narendra Modi #IB report on NGOs #Greenpeace NGO