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Born in Nellore, 15-year-old Saira and 12-year-old Sumaiya Sheikh are just like other kids — they like to “play the piano, movies are a must and they would love to see the world”. In fact, Sumaiya ha

100% placement in MSSW


Chennai: Gone are the days when representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) alone took up social work courses in college. Now, engineers, dentists and even journalists are into social wo

He hopes big for the differently-abled


Thiruvananthapuram: Wheelchair-bound George K. Thomas, 31, with spine injured in a road accident eight years ago, is undergoing a seven-month residential programme at Kanthari International at Vellay

‘Smile on wheels’ takes off in state

This project aims to reach the hospital to the doorsteps of urban poor and rural people across the state. A mobile facility, ‘Smile on wheels’, which has been running successfully in other states, wil

NGO demands release of Medha Patkar, writes to NHRC

An NGO has written to the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) for immediate release of activist Medha Patkar and 21 others arrested on Sunday evening in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district.

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Foreign cash floods NGOs

Trusts and charities in Andhra Pradesh are the third biggest recipient of foreign funding in the country. In just one year, these organisations received Rs 1,324.87 crore from abroad in 2009-10, and t

Beni Prasad backs Khurshid, says Rs 71 lakh is too low for a scam


Supporting his colleague and party man Salman Khurshid, Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma came up with a statement that did not go down well with many.

Quizzed on the NGO row Khurshid found him

Khurshid returns to city amid protests by Kejriwal

Amid protests by Arvind Kejriwal, law minister Salman Khurshid today returned to the capital from abroad and said he will fight back the allegations that his NGO siphoned off money meant for disabled

NGO row: Khurshid clarifies

Law minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday held a press conference to give clarification on allegations against him.

Khurshid willing for any probe but no intention to quit

Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday came out with documents to rubbish charges of misappropriation of funds by a trust run by him and his wife and expressed willingness for any probe while making i

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