NGOs lose permit but find a new way to move money into India

ngoNew Delhi, Aug 30: Several NGOs have come under the scanner for violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. The Union Home Ministry has cancelled the permits of 10,000 out of the 34,000 NGOs registered. However, now the Home Ministry has written to the Finance Ministry asking it stop registering NGOs under the Foreign Exchange Management Act or FEMA.
FEMA according to the home ministry is being used by several NGOs which were found to be violating the FCRA. The Home Ministry has noticed that several NGOs abroad are registered under FEMA. They use this provision and disburse funds into their liaison offices in India. This is in violation of FCRA, the Home Ministry says.

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J&K: How hawala money came stitched in salwars, hidden in gas cylinders

hawala000Srinagar, Aug 30: The probe in Jammu and Kashmir relating to hawala money is nothing new. There are at least 6 different cases that have been registered in connection with the inflow of funds into the Valley through a hawala channel.
What is interesting is the manner in which the sympathisers of Pakistan have managed to move the money. From concealing several lakhs of rupees in cylinders to stitching the money into a salwar kameez, there are various ways in which the

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Bengal terror: JMB is the sleeper cell for ISIS

terKolkata, Aug 30: The network of the Jammat-ul-Mujahideen is vast and dangerous. It spreads its tentacles from Bangladesh and the same enters right into Bengal and Assam.
While the menace of the JMB is well known, the outfit has gone in for a role reversal and has been directed by the ISIS to be its sleeper cell. JMB is the sleeper cell for ISIS

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Balochistan: Despite large gas reserves, Pak ensures people cook on wood fire

gasBalochistan has large gas reserves, but the women of the region are forced to cook on wood fires. This is the irony of the place and Pakistan is leaving no stone unturned to make the people of the region into a minority.
The Balochistan movement has gained momentum after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue during his Independence Day address.

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J&K unrest funding: NIA finds 3 more accounts

kashmSrinagar, Aug 30: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the flow of money into Jammu and Kashmir to fuel the unrest is currently scrutinising 25 bank accounts. It has been found that a large chunk of money had come in from Pakistan and sympathisers of terror from other parts of the world too.
A portion of the Rs 38 crore which was pumped into the Valley was routed to the terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as well. However, a major chunk of the money was given to close aides of the Kashmiri separatists who used the same to fuel the unrest at the behest of Pakistan, investigating officials confirmed.

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Kalaburgi murder: A year on, probe still stuck in a loop

31-KalburgiBengaluru, Aug 30: It has been a year since rationalist, Prof M M Kalaburgi was shot dead. While campaigns have begun seeking justice for the slain rationalist, the probe into his murder appears to be in a loop. Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah said that the investigating team would crack the case soon.
The probe, if one were to look at it, is stuck in a loop and is largely dependent on the ongoing probe into the murders of rationalists, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar who were killed in Maharashtra.

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Rajnath to lead all party delegation to J&K on Sept 4

New Delhi, Aug 29: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead an all party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir on September 4. The home minister who visited the state last week has been reviewing the situation with top BJP and government functionaries. The decision to lead the delegation was taken after several rounds of meetings.

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Kashmir’s longest serving prisoner loses legal battle, to remain in jail

ashiqfaktooNew Delhi, Aug 30: Kashmir‘s longest serving prisoner will remain in jail. The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea filed by Ashiq Hussain Faktoo in which he had sought for reconsideration of his life term and conviction. He has been in jail for the past 23 years.

The Supreme Court had convicted him and sentenced him to undergo imprisonment for life. After he completed 14 years in jail, he had sought his release. While the review board had granted him relief, the home ministry in Jammu and Kashmir over turned that decision.

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ISIS planning knife attacks in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Rajasthan: IB Alert

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480Bengaluru, Aug 30: The Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert warning of groups sympathetic to the ISIS launching a knife attack on foreigners in India. The ISIS is looking for a spectacular attack in India to make an announcement.
The attack in Dhaka was also a warning to India that the ISIS along with the JMB has landed next door. Intelligence Bureau officials say that with the scrutiny high, the ISIS is finding it difficult to carry around arms and ammunition.

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India’s Balochistan plan- ‘Don’t stop till Pakistan gives up’

balochistanIndia will ensure that Pakistan answers to the entire world about the atrocities it commits in Balochistan. Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the Balochistan issue, several former diplomats have been consulted on how to move forward on this issue. The first step would, however, be to raise the Balochistan issue at the United Nations.
This would be interesting as Pakistan has said that it proposes to raise the issue relating to Kashmir at the UN in September.

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