Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: FCRA

Alt-News co-founder Zubair denied bail, police add criminal conspiracy & FCRA sections to FIR

Police claim Pravda Media Foundation — under which Alt-News functions — received funds from various countries, including Pakistan, Syria, Bahrain, UAE, and Qatar.

Fake invoices, impersonation, hawala bribes: How ‘nexus’ of officials & NGOs ran FCRA scam

CBI probing how licences were granted & renewed for bribes, based on complaint filed by MHA. 36 persons, including 7 officials, are named in FIR, and 14 have been arrested.

MHA officials, NGOs under scanner as CBI conducts nationwide operations over FCRA violations

The crackdown by the central agency is going on at 40 locations including in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Mysore and some places in Rajasthan.

Foreign donations not absolute right, NGOs should look for Indian donors, SC rules on FCRA

SC upholds constitutional validity of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020, says it serves to safeguard India’s ‘sovereignty and integrity’.

Renewed FCRA licenses of 11,594 NGOs which applied within cut-off date, Modi govt tells SC

The court was hearing a plea filed by the US-based NGO seeking quashing of the Centre’s alleged decision by which 5,789 entities lost their FCRA registration.

Oxfam among 6,000 organisations to lose FCRA licence, MHA says 5,789 didn’t apply for renewal

The organisations are among a cumulative 12,580 whose FCRA licence — which allows them to get foreign funding — has ceased to exist over the past few years.

Modi govt extends FCRA registration of NGOs till 31 March, Missionaries of Charity not eligible

The NGOs with FCRA registration certificates expiring between 29 Sept 2020 and 31 March 2022 and have applied for renewal are eligible, a home ministry notice stated.

BJP-RSS hounding Missionaries of Charity, drying up ocean of love filled by Mother Teresa

The Modi govt's Christmas present to MoC by refusing to renew registration is in contrast with brazen amendment of FCRA in 2016 to save the BJP from penal action.

Govt rejects FCRA renewal for Mother Teresa’s charity, organisation denies its accounts frozen

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted Monday that Union govt had frozen all bank accounts of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India, but organisation refutes claim.

IT dept alleges Sonu Sood, associates evaded Rs 20 crore tax, violated FCRA

According to the CBDT, the main modus operandi followed by the actor had been to route his unaccounted income in the form of bogus unsecured loans from many bogus entities.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.