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


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,.

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