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14,500 NGOs banned from receiving foreign funds: Govt

December 05, 2019 2:29 am

All these NGOs were earlier allowed to receive foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

NHRC seeks CBI director’s report on probe against Lawyers Collective

June 22, 2019 3:27 am

The direction came on complaints filed by Henri Tiphagne, a human rights activist associated with Human Rights Defenders’ Alert and Maja Daruwala, Senior Advisor of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.

Patidar NGO gets nod for temple grant as others face FCRA curbs

January 20, 2019 10:24 am

The NGO, sources said, is backed by the powerful Patidar community and was started in 2017 with NRI Chandu K Patel as its chief coordinator.

FCRA: Govt eases penalties for violating law, NGOs can now pay fines

June 07, 2018 8:46 am

Several top NGOs including those of social activist Teesta Setalvad, senior lawyer Indira Jaising, Greenpeace, Compassion International and Ford Foundation were under the scanner for alleged violations of the FCRA Act.

No coercive action against Deepak Talwar in FCRA case, says Delhi High Court

December 26, 2017 8:02 pm

"Having heard the counsel on behalf of the parties, this court is of the view that subject to petitioners continuing to cooperate in the investigations by the CBI, no coercive action should be taken till further orders," the bench said.

MHA serves FCRA notices to Nehru Museum, IGNOU

July 11, 2017 4:24 am

The notices were issued on July 8 and the NGOs have time till July 23 to reply.

UN human rights experts ask India to repeal law curbing NGO funding

June 17, 2016 2:25 pm

The experts' call comes as India's Ministry of Home Affairs suspended earlier in June for six months the registration of the non-governmental organisation Lawyers Collective, under the FCRA.

Indira Jaising's NGO barred by MHA from receiving foreign funds for 6 months

June 02, 2016 6:12 pm

The 'Lawyers' Collective' ha allegedly received foreign contribution between 2006-07 and 2013-14 and the Home Ministry found alleged discrepancy in the filing of annual returns of the NGO.

Arrested MHA under secretary suspended

May 19, 2016 12:52 am

Anand Joshi was shunted out of the home ministry’s foreigners division in January, reportedly over allegations that he was involved in dubious activities.

Party funding: Delhi HC asks govt about system in place to enforce FCRA

November 25, 2015 12:29 am

The PIL, filed by the Association for Democratic Reforms, has sought creation of an independent body to implement the law.