Hazare grateful to Rahul for Lokpal bill ‘commitment’

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Fasting social crusader Anna Hazare expressed his gratefulness to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for the passage of the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013 in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday evening. He thanked Gandhi for showing “commitment” which ensured the passage of the bill, but demanded the recommendations of the select committee be included in the proposed… Read more »

Pass Lokpal bill in din if needed: Anna Hazare

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Activist Anna Hazare today said the government should pass the Lokpal Bill in din if needed. He also said the session should be extended if needed to pass the proposed legislation. “I would say if some parties are creating ruckus, pass the bill in din… so many bills are passed in din,” he said. “If… Read more »

Congress has always misused CBI: Hazare

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“It was wrong to presume that the CBI acts of its own volition and alleged that Congress had always “misused” the central investigating agency,” Anna Hazare  said. Asked about the CBI raid on DMK leader M K Stalin’s residence immediately after the party withdrew its support to the UPA government, Hazare told reporters, “Everybody knows that… Read more »

Press Council chief slams sedition charge against cartoonist

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Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju Monday termed the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as “stupid” and demanded action against politicians and police responsible for arresting the cartoonist. “The charges are stupid and this is not sedition. This is misuse of the state machinery. Those politicians and policemen who have made this… Read more »

Over one lakh netizens pledge to court arrest to back Anna Hazare

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The online campaign of Anna Hazare’s ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ has received over a lakh registrations within three days of the launch, an India Against Corruption (IAC) volunteer said Monday. The IAC, an umbrella organisation, launched the online campaign jailchalo.com Friday which allowed people to register themselves for courting arrest and supporting Hazare in his protest… Read more »

Sharad Pawar protects the corrupt: Anna Hazare

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Not long after his controversial, tongue-in-cheek remark over the slapping incident involving Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has once again taken Pawar head-on in his latest blog posting on Tuesday. In a strongly-worded post, Hazare signalled that after the Jan Lokpal movement, he would launch a movement to compel the state… Read more »

Lokpal panel plans report during winter session

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The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the Lokpal issue plans to submit its recommendations to parliament during the month-long winter session that begins Nov 22. Sources said that members cutting across parties are “concerned over the issue and want the panel to submit its recommendations to parliament during the winter session”. “Everybody… Read more »

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray attacks Anna Hazare again

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Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray came up with an angry rejoinder Friday to activist Anna Hazare’s reaction to his Dussehra day comments on the anti-graft movement. In a sharp statement this evening, the 85-year-old Thackeray warned Hazare to stop behaving in a “childish manner” and not to lock horns with the Shiv Sena. “Yesterday, I… Read more »

States act on graft, governance – prodded by people’s power

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Fixed timeframes for the completion of public works, penalty for officials who fail to deliver, wide-ranging powers to anti-graft bodies. Prodded into action by Anna Hazare’s movement, states across India are taking steps to empower the people and nail corruption.  The bills and laws are of different names, but largely work on the same premise… Read more »