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#India- Religious and education sectors get biggest foreign funding #FCRA

Religious and education institutions are among the highest recipients of foreign funding, an apex body of voluntary organisations today claimed. In its study report on ‘Status of the Voluntary Sector in India‘, which was released here, Voluntary Action Network of… Continue Reading →

India – Grain bank movement is saving farmers from starvation in Odisha

An Insurance Against Hunger The grain bank movement is saving farmers from starvation and the cycle of debt and desperation BABA UMAR, Tehelka May 31, 2013 Illustration: Vikram Nongmaithem NOT MANY summers ago, only tamarind seeds, wild berries and mango kernels stood… Continue Reading →

#India – Stifling Dissent in the name of Public Interest #WTF

Date: 1 June 2013 Subject: Whose public interest? | Jayati Ghosh in Frontline Preoccupations Whose public interest? The government of India has taken the stifling of dissent in the name of public interest to great lengths without encountering any resistance…. Continue Reading →

Indian Gov’t on Collision Course With Civil Society

Police accost women protesting against the Kudankulam nuclear plant in India. Credit: K. S. Harikrishnan/IPS. NEW DELHI, May 23 2013 (IPS) – For years India’s pro-liberalisation, Congress party-led coalition government chafed at civil society groups getting in the way of grand… Continue Reading →

Activists bristle as India cracks down on foreign funding of NGOs

By Rama Lakshmi, Monday, May 20, 7:14 AM E-mail the writer, WP NEW DELHI — Amid an intensifying crackdown on nongovernmental groups that receive foreign funding, Indian activists are accusing the government of stifling their right to dissent in the world’s largest democracy.India has tightened the rules… Continue Reading →

‘Main Hoon Balatkari’ song puts Yo Yo Honey Singh in deep trouble

With the Punjab and Haryana High Court coming down heavily on the lewd lyrics of songs sung by singer-rapperHoney Singh, the Punjab Police Friday booked him for singing vulgar songs in public. A case was registered against the singer under provisions of Section 294 (singing,… Continue Reading →

Jaipur: 5 deaf, mute orphan girls raped and beaten by school staff #Vaw #WTFnews

PTI  Jaipur, May 18, 2013 Advertisement Five deaf and mute orphan girls were allegedly raped and beaten by staff at a residential school run by an NGO in Kanota area in Jaipur. Four persons, including the director of the NGO ‘Awaaz… Continue Reading →

No Justice For Insaf

SABA NAQVI, Outlook Magazine, May 27, 2013 http://www.outlookindia.com   Right to protest suffers another setback with this forum stifled On April 30, 2013, the Union ministry of home froze the bank account of a coalition known as INSAF (Indian Social Action… Continue Reading →

NAC Working Group on Universal Health Coverage Final Recommendations

09th May, 2013 The National Advisory Council had constituted a Working Group of its Members on “Universal Health Coverage”. The Working Group looked into the issue to propose measures to ensure quality health coverages to all the citizens which are… Continue Reading →

Making Choices: The Rhetoric and The Reality #Gender #Vaw

By Sanjana Gaind, ultraviolet.in  This is the third of a series of posts written from the experiences at CREA of implementing a program called “Count Me IN! It’s My Body: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young Girls through Sports”…. Continue Reading →

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