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UN rights chief tells India to safeguard rights of NGOs; MEA says law violations can't be condoned
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UN rights chief tells India to safeguard rights of NGOs; MEA says law violations can't be condoned

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet specifically cited as "worrying" the use of FCRA, which prohibits the receipt of foreign funds "for any activities prejudicial to the public interest."

#TheWeekThatWas | Parliament's Monsoon Session: What the FCRA and ECA Amendment Bills mean for India
India

#TheWeekThatWas | Parliament's Monsoon Session: What the FCRA and ECA Amendment Bills mean for India

In what is being projected as a productive Monsoon session in Parliament, around 25 bills were passed in the absence of the Opposition.

'Those who fight for truth cannot be intimidated,' says Rahul Gandhi as govt launches probe into RGF
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'Those who fight for truth cannot be intimidated,' says Rahul Gandhi as govt launches probe into RGF

An inter-ministerial team has been setup to probe into alleged violation of rules by three trusts associated with the Nehru-Gandhi family

FCRA case: Supreme Court issues notice to Anand Grover, Indira Jaising on CBI plea challenging Bombay HC order
India

FCRA case: Supreme Court issues notice to Anand Grover, Indira Jaising on CBI plea challenging Bombay HC order

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from NGO Lawyers Collective and its founding members Anand Grover and Indira Jaising on a plea by the CBI challenging the Bombay High Court order granting protection

Amnesty India denies ED's charges of violating foreign exchange laws, says it has faith in Constitution and judicial process
India

Amnesty India denies ED's charges of violating foreign exchange laws, says it has faith in Constitution and judicial process

The ED had issued a show-cause notice to Amnesty International India Pvt Ltd on 25 July for alleged contravention of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

SC agrees to examine NGT's powers to take suo motu cognisance; senior advocate Anand Grover appointed as amicus curiae
India

SC agrees to examine NGT's powers to take suo motu cognisance; senior advocate Anand Grover appointed as amicus curiae

The SC on Friday agreed to examine a legal question whether the NGT, established in 2010 to deal with cases pertaining to environmental issues, has the power to take cognisance of a matter on its own

CBI raids homes of former additional solicitor-general Indira Jaising and husband Anand Grover in foreign funding case
India

CBI raids homes of former additional solicitor-general Indira Jaising and husband Anand Grover in foreign funding case

The CBI is carrying out searches on Thursday at the offices of Lawyers Collective, an NGO run by noted lawyer Anand Grover, husband of former Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising, officials said

CBI books Indira Jaising's NGO Lawyers Collective, founder Anand Grover for foreign funds irregularities
India

CBI books Indira Jaising's NGO Lawyers Collective, founder Anand Grover for foreign funds irregularities

The CBI has booked noted lawyer Anand Grover and his Mumbai-based voluntary organisation, Lawyers Collective, for alleged violation of rules in receiving foreign aid, officials said on Tuesday. The agency has filed an FIR on the basis of a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which has alleged several discrepancies in the utilisation of foreign aid received by the NGO.

Home ministry cancels registration of Infosys Foundation for alleged violation of foreign grants receiving norms
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Home ministry cancels registration of Infosys Foundation for alleged violation of foreign grants receiving norms

The Home Ministry has cancelled the registration of Bengaluru-based NGO Infosys Foundation for alleged violation of norms in receiving foreign grants, officials said on Monday

Investigative agencies unearth Vijay Mallya-Deepak Talwar close links, find messages exchanged between duo, associates
Business

Investigative agencies unearth Vijay Mallya-Deepak Talwar close links, find messages exchanged between duo, associates

In February this year, the ED had claimed before a Delhi court that corporate lobbyist Talwar had links with Vijay Mallya in a money laundering case.

Financial Intelligence Unit slams Allahabad Bank for not filing transaction reports of NGOs receiving foreign funds
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Financial Intelligence Unit slams Allahabad Bank for not filing transaction reports of NGOs receiving foreign funds

Allahabad Bank admitted that it had not carried out determination of beneficial ownership regarding top 50 accounts in the name of trusts and societies opened during the previous financial year.

Lutyens 'secret keeper' and lobbyist Deepak Talwar under scanner for links with politicians, 'illicit' aviation deals
India

Lutyens 'secret keeper' and lobbyist Deepak Talwar under scanner for links with politicians, 'illicit' aviation deals

Deepak Talwar is in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate till 12 February, being confronted with voluminous documents linking him top politicians and businessmen. He is believed to have links with fugitive Vijay Mallya in a money laundering case.

After cancelling FCRA licences of over 18,000 NGOs in 6 years, Centre asks states to track funding, 'anti-national' activities of NGOs
India

After cancelling FCRA licences of over 18,000 NGOs in 6 years, Centre asks states to track funding, 'anti-national' activities of NGOs

The Central government has asked states and Union territories to "monitor" and take "urgent action" against NGOs that are "involved in anti-national activities"

ED raids Amnesty India over FEMA irregularities: A brief history of Centre's crackdown on NGOs
India

ED raids Amnesty India over FEMA irregularities: A brief history of Centre's crackdown on NGOs

The latest Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids at the India office of Amnesty International in Bengaluru on Thursday has brought back questions related to the Narendra Modi government's handling of NGOs run by international bodies or funded by them in India.

With laws like FCRA, govt stifles attempts by NGOs to bring about political change, clamps down on dissent
India

With laws like FCRA, govt stifles attempts by NGOs to bring about political change, clamps down on dissent

Laws like the FCRA hold NGOs back from fighting the government's crackdown on dissent and re-imagine ways to bring about political change.

CPM alleges bias in compiling NRC, accuses BJP of 'playing with emotive issues' in Assam
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CPM alleges bias in compiling NRC, accuses BJP of 'playing with emotive issues' in Assam

Alleging authorities bias in compiling the national register of citizens (NRC) in Assam, the CPM on Sunday accused the ruling BJP of "playing with emotive issues" in the state for electoral gains.

Narendra Modi asks police to check NGOs' funding but conveniently ignores question of who finances political parties
India

Narendra Modi asks police to check NGOs' funding but conveniently ignores question of who finances political parties

Recent news reports suggest that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed top security officials to work with state police to identify how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that are involved in anti-national activities are funded.

Exclusive: Narendra Modi asks security officials, police to check funding of NGOs involved in 'anti-national activities'
India

Exclusive: Narendra Modi asks security officials, police to check funding of NGOs involved in 'anti-national activities'

Narendra Modi recently expressed concerned over NGOs indulging in anti-national activities at a high-level meeting.

Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity
India

Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity

Christophe Jaffrelot talks about what's exceptional about current resurgence of Dalit assertiveness, and why right-wing politics will always have limited appeal for backward castes

Sitaram Yechury challenges introduction of electoral bonds, calls it a way of legalising political corruption
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Sitaram Yechury challenges introduction of electoral bonds, calls it a way of legalising political corruption

Having amended the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Congress and the BJP had saved themselves from prosecution as both the parties had received huge contributions from foreign companies, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged