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Jan 10, 2019
10% quota for upper castes: Make govt jobs less cushy, says MIT economist Abhijit BanerjeeBanerjee said on Wednesday that people prefer government jobs as they are well paid and have no very strong obligation to work.
Nov 02, 2018
After cancelling FCRA licences of over 18,000 NGOs in 6 years, Centre asks states to track funding, 'anti-national' activities of NGOsThe Central government has asked states and Union territories to "monitor" and take "urgent action" against NGOs that are "involved in anti-national activities"
Apr 03, 2017
Facebook, Mozilla, Ford Foundation create $14mn fund to fight the spread of fake newsA 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.
Jun 02, 2016
From Greenpeace to Ford Foundation: Modi govt's controversial crackdown on NGOsAs 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.
May 11, 2016
Govt vs NGOs: Anand Joshi case reopens festering wounds of mistrustThere have been suggestions that NGOs be brought under RTI to ensure transparency and accountability but the Joshi case proves there is too much animosity.
Jul 16, 2015
Foreign NGO double standard? Modi sarkar, Ford Foundation call a truceLobbying 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.
Jul 14, 2015
CBI raids activist Teesta Setalvad's office, home in MumbaiThe federal investigating agency on 7 July registered a case against her, her husband and another individual.
Jun 26, 2015
Govt orders CBI probe, freezes account of company linked with Teesta SetalvadGovernment 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.
Jun 25, 2015
Modi govt likely to order CBI probe into Teesta Setalvad's firmThe government may ask CBI to probe alleged transfer of funds by the Ford Foundation to activist Teesta Setalvad's Sabrang Communication and Publishing
May 21, 2015
Greenpeace India employees to work for free after government freezes accountsGreenpeace 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.