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Nimbalkar murder case: Anna Hazare deposes before Mumbai court

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Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday deposed before a special court in Mumbai as a prosecution witness in the 2006 murder case of Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar. Former Lok Sabha MP Padamsinh Patil is the key accused in the case. Hazare, in his deposition before the trial court of judge Anand Yawalkar, said he knew […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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High Court disposes plea for probe against team Anna & NGOs

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A plea seeking CBI probe has been disposed by the Delhi High Court which was against Team Anna members and some NGOs affiliated to them for allegedly receiving funds illegally from foreign organisations. A bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain disposed of the plea after the Centre informed the court that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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HC to hear petition challenging Lokpal Bill tomorrow

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New Delhi, Aug 31 A petition challenging the government’s action to present Gandhian Anna Hazare’s as well as its own Lokpal Bill in Parliament has been filed in the Delhi High Court and is slated to come up for hearing tomorrow.   The petition filed by Delhi-based lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma has alleged that the […]

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Anna Hazare’s movement might become a case study for XLRI

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Gandhian Anna Hazare’s success with his anti-corruption movement might soon become a case study for management students at the famed XLRI School of Business and Human Resources.   “The movement is fit as case study for budding management students here and we are seriously contemplating to look into various aspects of the movements, particularly Hazare’s […]

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How Anna united people for a common cause

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There is hardly any similarity between 50-year-old Raghubir Prasad, a rickshaw puller from Bihar, and 20-year-old Meneka Sharma, a student in Delhi. Yet they have been bound together by a common link called Anna Hazare.  Prasad has been literally camping at the Ramlila Maidan here in central Delhi for the past 11 days – ever […]

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Anna’s blood pressure falls, health deteriorates

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Doctors attending on Anna Hazare Saturday expressed worry over the fasting social activist’s falling blood pressure and said he should end his fast, which entered day 12, as his health has begun to deteriorate.  “Blood pressure that was earlier steady has come down and his heart rate has increased. The cause of worry is the […]

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Hazare wants three key issues resolved to end fast: Patkar

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Anna Hazare will not break his fast unless the parliament moves a resolution on the three key issues, activist Medha Patkar said late Friday night after she and other civil society members met Law Minister Salman Khurshid here.  ‘Anna Hazare is insistent he will not break the fast without the three key issues being resolved,’ […]

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Supreme Court adjourns plea challenging Anna’s arrest

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The Supreme Court Friday adjourned hearing on a plea seeking to declare the arrest of activist Anna Hazare on Aug 16 a violation of his fundamental rights. An apex court bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan adjourned the hearing observing that the petitioner, National Panthers Party chairman Bhim Singh, should obtain Hazare’s […]

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I won’t give up even if I die: Hazare

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Addressing thousands at the Ramlila Maidan Wednesday, a smiling but frail Anna Hazare said he will not give up his fast till the government meets all his demands for a strong anti-graft bill, even if it costs him his life.  “Till the government does not accept all my demands, I will not give up,” said […]

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Delhi lawyers support Hazare

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Lawyers Tuesday organised a half-hour impromptu protest outside the Delhi High Court here against the detention of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare and his supporters, seeking implementation of a strong anti-corruption bill.  “This is the black day of Indian democracy as the government has taken an unconstitutional step to scuttle the peaceful and democratic protest of […]

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Ramdev to meet president

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Wednesday to submit a memorandum against the arrest of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare.  Ramdev will meet the president at 11.45 a.m., said a statement from the guru.He will then go to Tihar Jail to meet Hazare, it added. Hazare was jailed here Tuesday ahead of […]

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Shiv Sena leader calls Hazare ‘Taliban Gandhi’

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Shiv Sena leader and former Maharashtra minister Sureshdada Jain on Saturday called anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare a ‘Taliban Gandhi’. Jain, who has filed a defamation case against Hazare, said in Jalgaon that “nobody can misuse the name of Mahatma Gandhi” in the manner the crusader is doing in his agitation on the anti-graft Lokpal bill. […]

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Plea in Supreme Court to restrain Hazare from fasting

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The Supreme Court was moved Monday by an activist from Maharashtra seeking direction to anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare not to launch an indefinite fast from Aug 16 to press his demands on the Lokpal bill. Hazare’s demands were unconstitutional and amounted to intrusion in the legislative domain of parliament, said petitioner Hemant Patil, a businessman-cum-social […]

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Hundreds gather as Anna Hazare begins day-long fast

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Singing devotional songs and holding placards, hundreds of supporters gathered near Rajghat in the capital Wednesday morning to support veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare and participate in a day-long fast to protest the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev. With the weather turning a little benevolent and the tricolour fluttering in the background, a smiling Anna […]

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Anna Hazare hurt by Congress’ RSS remark: Kejriwal

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Gandhian Anna Hazare is “hurt” by the Congress terming him the face of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), civil rights activist Arvind Kejriwal said here on Tuesday. “He has a lot of self-respect and is very hurt by this statement. He is writing a letter on it and you will have to wait for one-and-a-half […]

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