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Bloomberg charity under scanner for anti-tobacco funding, lobbying in India

India has stepped up scrutiny of NGOs registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India has been investigating how Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, funds local non-profit groups for anti-tobacco lobbying, government documents show, making it the latest foreign non-government organisation to come under scrutiny. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has since 2014 tightened surveillance of non-profit groups, saying they were acting against India's national interests. Thousands of foreign-funded charities' licences have been cancelled for misreporting donations. Critics, however, say the government has used the ...

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First Published: Wed, August 30 2017. 01:30 IST
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