emfizz.com
emfizz.com June 29, 2017


Govt bars NGO from receiving foreign funds

21 April 2017, 09:32 | Jan Cross

Bill Gates and Melinda

Bill Gates and Melinda

India's government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country's main public health organizations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Moreover, it has also been alleged that PHFI had also opened bank accounts which the ministry was not aware of.

The five activities for which NGOs can receive foreign contributions under the law include those of a social, cultural, religious, educational and economic nature.

According to reports, MHA took the step after they found that PHFI was allegedly violating provisions of FCRA by "diverting" foreign funds for purposes other than those the money was intended for.

Since its inception until March 2013, the PHFI had received a total corpus of over Rs 100 crore, of which Rs 65 crore came from the Indian government.

The move comes in the wake of an allegation by the RSS-backed Swadeshi Jagran Manch that claims the NGO is part of a nexus between the Gates Foundation and big pharma and its influence on policy making in public health.

GM says Venezuelan vehicle plant is seized by government
Under Chavez, who took office in 1999, the state took control of private oil, telecommunications, energy and cement businesses. Nationalizations under late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez resulted in around 20 arbitration cases that are still pending.


'Bulldogs CEO says there's no agreement with Foran'
Clint Gutherson will play at the back before reverting to the halves when French's return. All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.


Real Madrid Face Atletico In Champions League Semis
In the other semi-final, Real Madrid will first host their neighbours, with Atletico at home for the second leg. The two Madrid clubs met in the 2014 and 2016 finals as well as the quarter-finals in 2015.


A home ministry official said the action was part of a crackdown on non-government agencies and advocacy organisations following inputs with the Centre suggesting that such organisations receiving foreign funding had emerged as virtual "sleeper cells" that had the potential to harm national interest at the behest of foreign powers.

PHFI, in a release issued on Wednesday, said it had received a notification from the home ministry regarding the renewal of its FCRA registration.

He further added that, "Certain observations were made by MHA on utilisation of funds related to PHFI's projects on tobacco, HIV/AIDS and it's financial reports. We are seeking continuation of FCRA registration, based on clarifications provided". PHFI has provided the necessary clarification and information to the Home Ministry and has also submitted supporting documents. It was launched in 2006 by former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Many of these activities have been in partnership with the ministry of health and family welfare.

Notably, the PHFI has been collaborating with a range of institutions including the ministry of health and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to improve public health in India and improve global public health.



Other News

Trending Now

Simmons Increases BP plc (BP) Price Target to $35.00
Davis Selected Advisers decreased Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS) shares were bought by Tokman Alexander Y. The Company operates through five segments: First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, First Bus and First Rail.

Shares Bouncing Above The Trend Line: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC)
So, most importantly, where are shares headed from here? Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al invested in 0.01% or 12,300 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.75 billion, a PE ratio of 13.39 and a beta of 0.05. 6 told as a HOLD the stock.

Soha Ali Khan, hubby Kunal Kemmu expecting their first child?
Go Goa Gone also starred her brother Saif Ali Khan along with Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta, Meenal Thakur and Larissa Bonesi. Mumbai: Soha Ali Khan and husband Kunal Kemmu are extremely in high spirits as they are expecting their first child together.

Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack
In addition to the assault rifle used in the attack, he had a pump action shotgun and knives in his auto , the sources said. Paris resident Daoud Kal, 29, said he was walking in the area near a metro station when he heard four to five shots.

Borussia Dortmund Defender To Return In Four Weeks After Explosion
An Islamist suspect was detained yesterday by German police investigating the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund team bus. After the operation, Bartra posted a photo of himself online making a thumbs-up gesture with his left hand.

Cavs edge Pacers, take 2-0 series lead
James is also ranked third all-time in playoff steals, trailing Bulls legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. LeBron James has been taking more shots of late and, as a result, he has been averaging 30.8 points in April.

Premier League Clubs Enjoy Record Revenues But Suffers Losses
Burnley Football Club is one of a number of Premier League clubs said to be failing its disabled supporters. Operating profits remained relatively stable at £500m.

Pouille opens against Edmund in Davis Cup quarterfinals
The bottom line is: we're a world group team. "Whenever you come to Davis Cup you have time to prepare so there are no excuses". On the evidence of the first day of this tie, the same could be said of Britain by comparison with France.

'The sword stands ready': Mike Pence warns North Korea
Trump said Tuesday that "you always have to be concerned" about nuclear war when dealing with North Korea. Pence arrived in Japan after visiting South Korea and leaves for Indonesia later on Wednesday.

Iowa may absorb $3M cost of cutting Planned Parenthood funds
Today, Donald Trump quietly signed legislation that rolls back Obama-era protections of Planned Parenthood. Res 43 voids a regulation that forces states to use Title X money to fund Planned Parenthood".