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ED issues notice to Amnesty India and Aakar Patel, imposes Rs 61.72 crore penalty under FEMA
India

ED issues notice to Amnesty India and Aakar Patel, imposes Rs 61.72 crore penalty under FEMA

The federal agency had initiated an investigation under FEMA on the basis of information that Amnesty International, UK had been remitting huge amounts of foreign contributions through its Indian entities (non-FCRA companies) following the FDI route

Court upholds order asking CBI to withdraw LOC against Aakar Patel
India

Court upholds order asking CBI to withdraw LOC against Aakar Patel

The judge, however, said the LOC was issued on wrong interpretation of law and not out of any malice or ill will, ‘hence, it is not a fit case to call for fixing the accountability of issuance of LOC’

Aakar Patel files contempt plea against CBI; probe agency moves Delhi High Court over lookout notice
India

Aakar Patel files contempt plea against CBI; probe agency moves Delhi High Court over lookout notice

The actions come after the additional chief metropolitan magistrate had directed the CBI to withdraw its lookout notice against the former Amnesty India chief and apologise to him

'Withdraw Look Out Circular against ex-Amnesty India chief Aakar Patel and apologise': Delhi court directs CBI
India

'Withdraw Look Out Circular against ex-Amnesty India chief Aakar Patel and apologise': Delhi court directs CBI

Patel was stopped by immigration authorities at the Bengaluru Airport on Wednesday while he was boarding a flight to the US

Ex-Amnesty India head Aakar Patel says he was not allowed to leave for US from Bengaluru airport
India

Ex-Amnesty India head Aakar Patel says he was not allowed to leave for US from Bengaluru airport

Patel took to Twitter and said that a Look Out Circular (LOC) was issued against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation

Our Hindu Rashtra review: In new book, Aakar Patel charts India's descent into a majoritarian nation
India

Our Hindu Rashtra review: In new book, Aakar Patel charts India's descent into a majoritarian nation

Comparing India’s case to Pakistan’s, it becomes clear that the mainstreaming of religious politics is having the same kind of effect here that Pakistan has already undergone.

Kashmir human shield row: Honour for Major Leetul Gogoi is a disdain for human rights, says Amnesty
India

Kashmir human shield row: Honour for Major Leetul Gogoi is a disdain for human rights, says Amnesty

The Indian Army's decision to award Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone-pelters, shows "disdain" for human rights, the Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Amnesty India staff asked to stay away from offices over fears of backlash
India

Amnesty India staff asked to stay away from offices over fears of backlash

Fearing protests, staff of Amnesty International India were on Thursday advised not to come to their offices and work from other locations, following instructions from police

Sedition charge is silly but Amnesty's moth-eaten credibility has taken further beating
India

Sedition charge is silly but Amnesty's moth-eaten credibility has taken further beating

In trying to fish in political waters, Amnesty risks sullying its image further. A rights organisation's moral weight depends on whether its integrity is unimpeachable. Amnesty's is up for questioning.

Amnesty India's sedition charge is second such complaint registered in Karnataka this year
India

Amnesty India's sedition charge is second such complaint registered in Karnataka this year

Police investigation against Amnesty International India is the second such sedition complaint registered by the police in Karnataka this year

The Aakar Patel column: Gurgaon turns to Gurugram, but a new name doesn’t make a city better
India

The Aakar Patel column: Gurgaon turns to Gurugram, but a new name doesn’t make a city better

The BJP has changed another name, turning Gurgaon into Gurugram. The RSS has been using the name Gurugram for a long time and the government has followed its lead

The mentors who taught Modi his management skills
Politics

The mentors who taught Modi his management skills

According to Modi himself, his management training has come from a management school that he thinks is as good as Harvard and Stanford.

North and south: The twain shall meet
India

North and south: The twain shall meet

It’s all about osmosis of a country, which has ensured that all parts of India are now equally indisciplined on the roads; that the contempt for authority is now universal, and so on.