Tag Archives: NGO

Donations Pour in for Nepal Quake Victims

Besides launching its latest post-quake app “Safety Check”, Facebook has rolled out another “Donate” button for charity towards helping the victims of Saturday Nepal earthquake that killed 4500 so far and the number is still rising. The right on top button is visible besides the Login button enables one to simply donate or learn more info about the NGO the ...

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38 Indian cities in high risk earthquakes zones, Rules not Enforced in India: NGO

Indiaspend.org, a data-driven, non-profit, public-interest journalism platform said at least 38 Indian cities lie in high-risk seismic zones and nearly 60% of the Indian subcontinent is vulnerable to earthquakes. Barring rare exceptions, such as the Delhi Metro, India’s hastily-built cities which are prone to damage from earthquakes. The earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday and jolted northern India, damaging buildings ...

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Education Loan Task Force to Rein in Rogue Banks

With almost all nationalised banks not following the education loan norms, the proposal to set up an information technology (IT) -based monitoring mechanism is a welcome measure, said the convenor of the Education Loan Task Force (ELTF). “If such a monitoring mechanism is set up it will be good as nationalised banks are not sticking to the education loan lending ...

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Greenpeace upbeat as HC directs Govt. to unblock Rs.1.87 Crore frozen funds

Greenpeace India has described the Delhi High Court order to the central government to unblock its Rs.1.87 crore as a “victory of democracy” and “free speech”. “This (the court ruling) is a vindication of our work and the role that credible NGOs play in support of India’s development,” Greenpeace India executive director Samit Aich said. “The court has deemed the ...

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Dakshina Kannada DC Proposes NGO-backed Society to Help Endosulfan Victims

Amid reports of endosulfan victims being neglected in the district of Dakshina Kannada, the district authorities have decided to set up a society to manage the affairs of a permanent rehabilitation centre for the victims of aerial spray of organochlorine insecticide and acaricide for cashew crops. The deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim said an NGO will be entrusted the responsibility ...

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Eye Camp Tragedy: NGO Officers Missing, Untraceable

The office-bearers of the non-government organization, Guru Nanak Foundation, who are responsible for the tragedy happened in the free eye camp in Amritsar, are found to be missing and untraceable. While Punjab Police team looked for them on Sunday, they were found missing. Punjab Police sub-inspector Sukhvinder Singh with seven policemen went to the NGO’s registered office in Amar Colony ...

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Eye Camp: Punjab CM Orders High Level Probe, Announces 1 Lakh Aid for Families

In regard to the free eye check-up camp, where 15 people lost their eyesight, the Punjab Police have arrested a Jalandhar-based doctor and the coordinator of the NGO who were allegedly involved in organising the camp. Police officials said on Friday that the eye specialist Vivek Arora and NGO coordinator Manjit Singh were arrested. Meanwhile, the state government also announced ...

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Free Medical Camp in Amritsar: 15 Turn Blind After Cataract Surgery

After the tragic death of 13 women in the Chhattisgarh mass sterilisation camp, another tragedy took place when 15 people lost their sight in a cataract surgery camp organised by an non-government organisation in Punjab in November. The camp took place without the permission in Ghuman village of the Gurdaspur district, paving way for the shocking incident. Meanwhile, Amritsar civil ...

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Digital infidelity leading to rise in marital discord?

By Vishal Gulati Digital relationships are resulting in the collapse of family ties, it would seem, as more and more youngsters and newly-weds are logging on to e-relationships, family life appears to be indulging more and more in what is being called ‘digital infidelity’. The virus has apparently left many a couple looking for solutions and programmes to reboot their matrimonial ...

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