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Rail Heritage Museum to Offer a Trip Back in Time

The Calicut Heritage Forum, a collective of history enthusiasts, is preparing a detailed plan to set up a rail heritage museum at the Kozhikode railway station, which once served as the western terminus of Madras Railway

29 Aug 2014

Onam Dampner: Rain to Set Vegetable Prices on Fire

Crop loss caused by torrential downpour in the past few weeks has touched `75 crore

05 Aug 2014

Mobilio, a Cut Above Other MPVs

After its compact sedan Amaze, Honda has now impressively made a mark in the MPV segment in the Indian market with its new Mobilio.

01 Aug 2014

VACB to Probe Fund Misappropriation by Orphanage

The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) has decided to launch a probe against the management of Mukkam Muslim Orphanage (MMO) on the basis of report submitted by the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Chief Investigation Officer (CIO) that the committee had ‘committed a cognisable offence by fraudulently misappropriating government money in collusion with Social Justice Department officers’.

30 Jul 2014

Charity Bodies in State Received Rs 10K Cr Aid in Last 10 Years

If statistics of the FCRA (Foreign Contributions Regulatory Act) Wing under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs can be believed, Kerala would have literally been a ‘God’s Own Country’ for the destitutes with each inmate in the poor homes boasting of a bank balance worth crores.

22 Jun 2014

Restructuring of Grant Distribution Need of the Hour

Even as the Social Justice Department (SJD) is considering to make government auditing compulsory for all orphanages, a comprehensive restructuring of the distribution of grant-in-aid to orphanages seems to be the need of the hour.

15 Jun 2014

Foreign-aided Orphanages Can't Claim Grant: Muneer

Orphanages which receive huge  donations from foreign sources every year should stop availing the state government’s grant-in-aid, Social Justice Minister M K Muneer has said.

15 Jun 2014

'Show Me the Money', Law Sings to Kerala Orphanages

After the alleged child trafficking report, now orphanages are found fraudulently obtaining grant-in-aid from the state government by hiding records of financial assistance from foreign sources.

15 Jun 2014

More Orphanages Concealed Foreign Assistance

The ‘Express’ investigation into the fraudulent way of snatching government grant-in-aid by orphanage managements by concealing financial aid from foreign sources has revealed that the malpractice is not confined to Kozhikode district alone.

12 Jun 2014

SJD Seeks Report from the Orphanage Control Board

The Social Justice Department (SJD) has asked the Secretary, Orphanage Control Board (OCB)

12 Jun 2014

Report Sought from Orphanage Control Board

Ibrahim Master, chairman, Board of Control For the Orphanages and Other Charitable Homes, Kerala, was aghast.

12 Jun 2014

Fund Fudging: Social Department Seeks Report

This follows the Express expose on orphanages cornering government grants

12 Jun 2014

Orphanages Fudge Data to Get Govt Grant

Majority of the 65 orphanages in Kozhikode, including MMOs, Al-Islah Orphanage, Kodiyathur of Islahiya Association and MES Orphanage, Feroke, fraudulently obtained grant-in-aid from the state govt by claiming that they were not in receipt of any foreign assistance

11 Jun 2014

Orphanages Flout Govt's Funding Rules to Get Grants

As per rule, the term ‘assistance from abroad’ means any aid in cash or kind from foreign countries/agencies received by the institution or its parent or affiliated bodies.

11 Jun 2014

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