• ‘You Should Never Give Up on Any River’ 25 Sep 2020 23:38 Forty years ago, Mark Angelo organized the first-ever BC Rivers Day. By today’s standards, it was a quiet event — several dozen people floating a river and collecting many times their weight in trash along the way. But it quickly grew. After 25 years, it …
  • DST to impart skills to woman workforce hit by Covid-19 for earning better livelihoods 25 Sep 2020 20:54 Written by Anjali Marar | Pune | September 26, 2020 12:03:45 am The WTP programme is aimed at providing women with easy access to latest technologies and fine-tuning their skill set for improving income generation capability. (Representational)THE …
  • Docking NGOs for a few bad apples? FCRA may cause unintended hurdles for the genuine ones 25 Sep 2020 20:06 Past experience may have led to introduction of greater control of NGOs yet some other amendments will only result in unintended operational challenges for genuine NGOs across India, which are engaged in diverse areas. During the three years up to 2018-19, …
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shares state's sustainable development efforts at UN climate roundtable 25 Sep 2020 14:35 Image Source : PTI Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shares state's sustainable development efforts at UN climate roundtable Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar shared his state's policy initiatives and sustainable development efforts, including climate …
  • Sundeep Bhutoria speaks exclusively to Times during lockdown on his ongoing and future endeavours 25 Sep 2020 13:09 Social and cultural activist Sundeep Bhutoria is widely known for his activities and philanthropy. He not only hosts the best get-togethers but also can be seen at ground zero implementing social welfare projects for the children, women and the elderly. …
  • SC looks at transferable refund vouchers for flights 25 Sep 2020 11:23 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider the Centre's suggestion of making transferable the refund vouchers to be given to the passengers in lieu of the tickets booked for the flights which were cancelled due to the COVID-19 …
  • Ethics and integrity in politics and public life 25 Sep 2020 09:47 Ethics and Integrity in Politics and Public Life 23 September 2020 This opinion piece provides an introductory, cryptic exposé of relevant key concepts: the essence of democracy and democratic government, the intrinsic character and quality of integrity …
  • Amendment Bill will adversely impact NGOs, says apex body 25 Sep 2020 04:30 By Express News Service NEW DELHI:  Grassroots organisations attached to Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), an apex body of NGOs, appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind not to sign the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, and send it …
  • On PLA's 42nd Raising Day RPF President Irengbam Chaoren's expresses serious concerns on COVID19 pandemic 25 Sep 2020 00:42 On PLA's 42nd Raising Day RPF President Irengbam Chaoren's expresses serious concerns on COVID-19 pandemic Source: IT News Imphal, September 24 2020: President of the proscribed group Revolutionary Peoples' Front (RPF), while paying respect to …
  • ‘First port of call for many in pandemic’: NGOs urge Kovind not to give assent to FCRA Bill 24 Sep 2020 20:46 Written by Esha Roy | New Delhi | September 25, 2020 1:52:49 am The government says the proposed legislation is aimed at transparency, and not against NGOs. (File)Criticising the way the FCRA amendment Bill was “rushed through”, and the way it “demonises” …
  • Farmers to hold nationwide protests 24 Sep 2020 16:36 Farmer groups across the country will observe a protest day on Friday in all major States against the passing of three farm-related Bills which they described as ‘anti-farmer legislations’. The BJP government showed utter disregard for established …
  • It’s time for a new politics 24 Sep 2020 14:38 Wherever you look today, you see politics. There’s politics in academia. There’s politics in the movie business. There’s politics behind the Nobel Prize, which Gandhi didn’t get but Jimmy Carter did. There’s politics among NGOs. The deserving rarely get …
  • How the pandemic deepened the poverty pit 24 Sep 2020 11:49 Being poor is like trying to climb out of a pit while roped together with your family. At the bottom of the pit – below the international poverty line of $1.90 (€1.63) per person a day – the water is filthy, there’s very little food and hardly any medical …
  • International Affairs Fellowship in India 24 Sep 2020 05:07 William Carrick   23 September 2020 https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship-india International Affairs Fellowship in India Application Deadline October 31, 2020 The Program The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF …
  • Surat: Banned drugs worth Rs 1.33 crore seized 24 Sep 2020 01:37 Officials from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) were called in who confirmed that the substance was the banned MD. (Representational)The Surat Crime Branch has arrested three persons and seized 1,334.30 grams of banned Mephedrone drugs (MD) worth Rs 1 …
  • Importing A Failed Experiment 23 Sep 2020 23:26 The SEBI working group was constituted of business leaders, government and SEBI officials with a token representative from civil society. (File Photo) The Securities and Exchange Board’s (SEBI) working group has submitted its report with recommendations …
  • The G in NGO 23 Sep 2020 23:26 By: Editorial | September 24, 2020 3:20:54 am Solidarity and strategy in dealing with the pandemic have proven effective in Africa, and the ACDC has, in just three years since its formation, lived up to its mandate.The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) …
  • Exclusive: Putin’s Allies Offered a ‘Back Channel’ to Key Witness in New Senate Report on the Bidens 23 Sep 2020 23:02 A pro-Russian political party in Ukraine sought to partner with one of the most important witnesses in a Republican-led probe of the Biden family whose final report was released on Wednesday. The offer of cooperation came in the fall of 2019 from a …
  • India's Cybercrime and APT Operations on the Rise 23 Sep 2020 21:44 Growing geopolitical tensions with China in particular are fueling an increase in cyberattacks between the two nations, according to IntSights. A combination of economic, political, and social factors is driving an increase in cyber threat activity out of …
  • Monsoon session: Oppn boycott on, Rajya Sabha passes 8 Bills in less than 4 hours 23 Sep 2020 20:19 Opposition protests outside Parliament (ANI)With the Opposition boycotting the proceedings to protest against suspension of eight MPs, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday saw eight Bills passed within three-and-a-half hours, before the House was adjourned sine …
  • From farm Bills to Banking Regulation amendment: All legislations passed in Parliament’s Monsoon Session 23 Sep 2020 17:26 Prashanta Nanda of the BJD said the government should ensure that genuine NGOs are not harassed.The Monsoon Session of the Parliament came to an end Wednesday, eight days ahead of schedule, with proceedings in both Houses adjourned sine die in view of the …
  • Parliament wrap: From vexed farm bills to China border row, here’s how Covid-hit monsoon session unfolded 23 Sep 2020 17:26 Clockwise from top left: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ( …
  • Rajya Sabha passes FCRA amendment bill 23 Sep 2020 17:25 Prashanta Nanda of the BJD said the government should ensure that genuine NGOs are not harassed.Parliament on Wednesday passed a Bill to amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act to make furnishing of Aadhaar numbers by office-bearers of NGOs …
  • Into the world of women entrepreneurs 23 Sep 2020 12:43 What does it take for a woman to assert herself as an entrepreneur? Finding the initial capital and putting in hours of work to bring dreams to fruition is one part of the story. The ability to rise above self-doubt and find her voice in a patriarchal …
  • Squeezing the Elephant 23 Sep 2020 12:33 Asian elephants, the largest land mammals on the continent, can weigh as much as a forklift. This suggests they shouldn’t be too hard to find. Yet somehow, the team from the Andhra Pradesh forest service couldn’t seem to locate the elephants that had …
  • Migrant workers in India struggle to shake off coronavirus disruption 23 Sep 2020 10:50 Vitthal Bhandari, a painter, recently returned to India's financial capital Mumbai from his village, Satara, located about 250 kilometers (155.3 miles) away from the city. Bhandari's main source of income is painting office spaces and individual …