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10% quota for upper castes: Make govt jobs less cushy, says MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee
Business

10% quota for upper castes: Make govt jobs less cushy, says MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee

Banerjee said on Wednesday that people prefer government jobs as they are well paid and have no very strong obligation to work.

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"

Facebook, Mozilla, Ford Foundation create $14mn fund to fight the spread of fake news
News & Analysis

Facebook, Mozilla, Ford Foundation create $14mn fund to fight the spread of fake news

A global alliance of tech industry and academic organisations unveiled plans on Monday to work together to combat the spread of "fake news" and improve public understanding of journalism.

From Greenpeace to Ford Foundation: Modi govt's controversial crackdown on NGOs
India

From Greenpeace to Ford Foundation: Modi govt's controversial crackdown on NGOs

As the Modi government completes its two years at the center, one of the major criticisms it has drawn is in its handling of the international organisations, more specifically, NGOs run by international bodies or funded by same in India.

Govt vs NGOs: Anand Joshi case reopens festering wounds of mistrust
India

Govt vs NGOs: Anand Joshi case reopens festering wounds of mistrust

There have been suggestions that NGOs be brought under RTI to ensure transparency and accountability but the Joshi case proves there is too much animosity.

Foreign NGO double standard? Modi sarkar, Ford Foundation call a truce
Business

Foreign NGO double standard? Modi sarkar, Ford Foundation call a truce

Lobbying by the US government and direct intervention by the PMO seems to have finally worked in favour of one of the top international funding organisations. The Modi government, under pressure from the US has now allowed Ford Foundation to partially resume operations in India.

CBI raids activist Teesta Setalvad's office, home in Mumbai
India

CBI raids activist Teesta Setalvad's office, home in Mumbai

The federal investigating agency on 7 July registered a case against her, her husband and another individual.

Govt orders CBI probe, freezes account of company linked with Teesta Setalvad
India

Govt orders CBI probe, freezes account of company linked with Teesta Setalvad

Government ordered a CBI into transfer of funds by US-based Ford Foundation to Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt Limited (SCPPL), with which social activist Teesta Setalvad is associated, allegedly in violation of rules and froze a bank account of the firm.

Modi govt likely to order CBI probe into Teesta Setalvad's firm
India

Modi govt likely to order CBI probe into Teesta Setalvad's firm

The government may ask CBI to probe alleged transfer of funds by the Ford Foundation to activist Teesta Setalvad's Sabrang Communication and Publishing

Greenpeace India employees to work for free after government freezes accounts
India

Greenpeace India employees to work for free after government freezes accounts

Greenpeace is determined to keep operating in India even after the central government froze its bank accounts, leaving it with no funds to pay wages to hundreds of staff, its country head said on Thursday.

Greenpeace ugly, Ford tolerable, Gates good: How Modi govt is classifying NGOs
India

Greenpeace ugly, Ford tolerable, Gates good: How Modi govt is classifying NGOs

This is not to argue that an international NGO should blithely disregard a country’s regulations just because its stated mission is doing good. As Salman Khan has proved to us yesterday, Being a (good) Human does not put you above the law.

Those who act peacefully for change are not anti-govt: US tells India after crackdown on NGOs
World

Those who act peacefully for change are not anti-govt: US tells India after crackdown on NGOs

The US hit out at Modi government for the punitive action against scores of NGOs, saying those who act peacefully to seek change are not anti-government.

After Greenpeace, is Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation next on the MHA hit list?
India

After Greenpeace, is Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation next on the MHA hit list?

After Greenpeace and Ford Foundation, is the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation set to be the next prominent NGO to fall afoul of the MHA?

Ford Foundation funded profit-making organisations illegally, says Home Ministry official
India

Ford Foundation funded profit-making organisations illegally, says Home Ministry official

Ford Foundation has funded a political party and profit making organisations "illegally" which has resulted in the outfit coming under MHA scanner.

US-based Ford Foundation under Home Ministry scanner for 'illegal funding'
India

US-based Ford Foundation under Home Ministry scanner for 'illegal funding'

US-based Ford Foundation has funded a political party and profit making organisations "illegally" which has resulted in the foreign outfit coming under the Home Ministry scanner and put on the "watch list".

Govt cancels licences of nearly 9,000 NGOs receiving foreign funds
India

Govt cancels licences of nearly 9,000 NGOs receiving foreign funds

In yet another crackdown on NGOs receiving foreign funds, government has cancelled licences of nearly 9,000 such entities.

US seeks clarification from India over crackdown on Ford Foundation
World

US seeks clarification from India over crackdown on Ford Foundation

The United States on Friday expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action.

Ford Foundation and Modi sarkar’s paranoia: Are emergency days back?
India

Ford Foundation and Modi sarkar’s paranoia: Are emergency days back?

In Modi’s regime, the targets seem to be human rights organisations. With increasing suspicion of civil society organisations and fund flows, Modi’s India can be proud that it’s in the august company of (Rajapakse’s) Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Hungary, Egypt, Sudan, Russia and Venezuela.

No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal
India

No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal

The home ministry's decision to scrutinise the usage of funds remitted by the Ford Foundation is more about checking where the money goes rather than a comment on what it thinks of the foundation's orientation

Ford Foundation on govt's watch list, needs MHA nod for giving grants
India

Ford Foundation on govt's watch list, needs MHA nod for giving grants

The action against Ford Foundation days after another foreign NGO Greenpeace India earned a negative report from the Intelligence Bureau with the agency reportedly advising the finance ministry to remove any income-tax exemption citing alleged financial irregularities.