Amnesty India closes offices, postpones events after sedition accusation

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International India has temporarily closed its offices and postponed events aimed at raising awareness of rights abuses over safety concerns for its staff after the charity was accused of sedition+ by protesters, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Political activists held demonstrations against the rights group on Tuesday and Wednesday, accusing it of… Read More

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99% NGOs are fraud, money-making devices: Indian Judiciary

The  court has called for toughening of licensing norms for NGOs observing that 99% of them are “fraud” and “merely money making devices“. “Most private run so called philanthropic organizations do not understand their social responsibilities. 99% of the existing NGOs are fraud and simply moneymaking devices. Only one out of every hundred NGOs serve… Read More

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Greenpeace losses: leaked documents reveal extent of financial disarray

Emails and meeting notes show group’s finance department has a long history of problems in its handling of the £58m budget A close-up of the logo on the new Rainbow Warrior ship. The handling of Greenpeace International’s £58m budget has been in disarray for years, with its financial team beset by personnel problems and a… Read More

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NGOs Provide ‘Fictitious’ Reports About Humanitarian Aid Fraud

More questions have been raised over the transparency and allocation of funds of charity groups and aid organizations after an investigation found that one-third of the world’s 25 biggest aid charities declined to publicly release their financial fraud data. Data collected as part of a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation found that 12 of the 25 largest humanitarian NGOs… Read More

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Dirty money: 19 UK firms alleged ‘complicit’ in $20bn laundering scam

(Reuters/Catherine Benson) / Reuters Some 19 British firms are at the center of an investigation into in a mammoth global money-laundering operation. The scheme was allegedly contrived to make $20bn (£12.5bn) worth of ill-gotten gains appear legitimate. The illicit funds are thought to have originated from criminal gangs and corrupt officials across the globe, attempting… Read More

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