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Green activists slam Budget, say it does not recognise climate change as an issue

Jul 12, 2014

Green activists slam Budget, say it does not recognise climate change as an issue

"The steps on renewable energy and energy efficiency are not transformational and the attempt to force fit coal production to clear the irrational power proposals, is a signal that the reality of climate change has far from been recognised by this government," said Vinuta Gopal, head of climate and energy at Greenpeace India. #climate change #Greenpeace #Environmentalists #Budget 2014 #CET
The taxman cometh: Budget 2014 hints at Modi crackdown on NGOs

Jul 11, 2014

The taxman cometh: Budget 2014 hints at Modi crackdown on NGOs

The leak of the IB report on NGOs allegedly destabilising the Indian economy has been backed by a statement of intent in the budget to tighten the screws on NGOs' funding and tax exemptions. #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Intelligence Bureau #Tax exemption #NGOs #Greenpeace #Infrastructure Projects #Gujarat Model #Foreign funding #Budget 2014 #environmentalist
Home Ministry asks RBI to block foreign funding to Greenpeace India

Jun 20, 2014

Home Ministry asks RBI to block foreign funding to Greenpeace India

The central bank has also been instructed to convey the decision to all banks and to find out if any government department is in receipt of such funds. #Economy #RBI #NewsTracker #Intelligence Bureau #Ministry of Home Affairs #IB Report #Greenpeace India
Don't blame Greenpeace for UPA's sins: What the IB report really says

Jun 18, 2014

Don't blame Greenpeace for UPA's sins: What the IB report really says

If one looks closely at the numbers presented by the Intelligence Bureau, they appear more like an indictment of the UPA government, rather than that of NGOs like Greenpeace. #India #ToTheContrary #GDP #UPA #BJP #Power #electricity #NGO #Greenpeace #Power Projects #Coal power
Swami Agnivesh to Left wingers: Who the IB report on NGOs names

Jun 14, 2014

Swami Agnivesh to Left wingers: Who the IB report on NGOs names

The IB Report that focused on foreign-funded NGOs that were focused on public protests against big projects, names many names from varied fields #Nuclear energy #NGOs #Greenpeace #PMANE #PUCL #Green Activism #IB Report #Anti-Development Protests #ConnectTheDots. IB report

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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. #India #Civil society #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #NGOs #Greenpeace #IB #Blogs #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

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

Jul 09, 2014

Everything Is NOT Awesome: Watch Lego People Drown In Oil/Your Tears

A new video ad from Greenpeace uses the world's saddest LEGO tableau to demand that the toy company dissolve its partnership with Shell Oil...
Report on NGO funds: Is the Intelligence Bureau on a witch hunt?

Jul 08, 2014

Everything Is NOT Awesome With LEGO and Shell, Says Greenpeace

Over the last half-century, children have been building and playing with toy tanker trucks and gas stations branded with the logo of Shell. Profits high or revenues low; investing in renewables or cleaning up oil spills — no matter where the oil gian...
Report on NGO funds: Is the Intelligence Bureau on a witch hunt?

Jun 27, 2014

Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

U.S. lawmakers got a report card on Friday: they’ve been graded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups on whether they are effectively reining in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The new StandAgainstSpying.org sco... #Electronic Frontier Foundation #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency #Sunlight Foundation