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India bans foreign funds of 20,000 charities

NEW DELHI: India's government has banned some 20,000 charities from accepting overseas funds because they failed to comply with the rules, a home ministry official said on Tuesday. KS Dhatwalia, a spokesman for the federal home ministry which revoked the licences, told AFP that they had been cancelled "over the period of one and a half years". "They have not followed FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) norms while applying for (licence) renewals," he said. Without the licenses the NGOs will not be able to…