Jantar Mantar bungalow never alloted to Agnivesh, NGO: Centre

The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that its records show a bungalow on Jantar Mantar Road in the heart of the national capital was allotted to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Smarak Trust and was not allocated to either activist Swami Agnivesh or his NGO. The response of the Ministry of Urban Development to […]

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Lokpal bill will cut graft by 70 percent:Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare said Friday that the proposed Lokpal bill will bring down corruption by 60 to 70 percent.  “When it becomes a law, it will curb graft by 60 to 70 percent and become the foundation for completely removing corruption,” Hazare told a group of farmers near Nelamangala, about 40 km from Bangalore.  […]

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Indians continue to support Hazare through SMSes

Despite the recent controversies surrounding civil society members of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, support for Anna Hazare’s anti-graft campaign continues unabated, as evident from the thousands of SMSes pouring in from across the country, the organisers said Tuesday. An SMS that read – ‘Do you want to volunteer for Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption […]

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Anna Hazare calls off fast

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday broke his fast after over 90 hours of spearheading the campaign against corruption after government issued a gazette notification constituting a 10-member joint committee of ministers and civil society activists, including him, to draft an effective Lokpal Bill. After a last-minute twist almost derailed a peace deal between […]

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Thousands join anti-graft crusade as Hazare begins fast

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare Tuesday began his “fast unto death” in New Delhi for a stronger Lokpal Bill that provides for stringent punishment for corruption, and thousands of people in many cities lent support by launching hunger strikes and taking out rallies. “This is the second ‘satyagraha’,” said Hazare, who started his fast at […]

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NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh over attack on Swami Agnivesh

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Chhattisgarh’s chief secretary and police chief over the alleged attack last week on social activist Swami Agnivesh by members of the Salwa Judum civil militia. “The commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report alleging that a large group comprising special police officers […]

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