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Colombian rebel, presumed dead, appears in TV interview


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The second-in-command of the FARC guerrilla group's Southern Bloc, believed to have been killed in a Colombian military airstrike in 2010, reappeared in an interview with ... Read more...

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Team Anna apologises to media for scuffle


July 31st, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Asking supporters to stay away from violence, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and members of his team Tuesday apologised to the media for the scuffle ... Read more...

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Not launching political party: Anna Hazare (Interview)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday said he is neither joining politics nor launching a political party but will support "honest" and "good candidates" nominated by people ... Read more...

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What a blow! Mayawati gets a boost, Akhilesh defensive (UP Newsletter)


July 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) A hammer blow on a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has not only boosted her sagging stocks but also brought the ruling ... Read more...

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Anna to go on fast from July 29 on corruption (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Brushing aside concerns over his poor health, Anna Hazare Tuesday announced that he will go on an indefinite fast from July 29 if the ... Read more...

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Act against corrupt ex-generals: Pakistani daily


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) A probe into a financial scandal in an army-run organisation is a test case, said a leading Pakistani daily that wondered whether "high-profile targets - now ... Read more...

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IAC’s ‘Expose corruption yatra’ in UP from June 5


May 17th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Team Anna and volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) would June 5 kickstart a statewide 'Anna Sandesh Yatra' from Ballia town of eastern Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Firmly reject those mocking democratic institutions: PM (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday asked the people to "firmly reject" those who mock at democratic institutions, even as he admitted India was not ... Read more...

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‘Osama’ on stage in Kolkata


March 18th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Osama Bin Laden has been resurrected in Kolkata! One of the most controversial characters of world history is now being portrayed on the popular stage theatre ... Read more...

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We accept defeat and move on, says Congress


March 13th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Following its poor performance in the assembly polls in five states, especially Uttar Pradesh, the Congress Tuesday put up a brave face and said ... Read more...

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‘Gali Gali…’ screening in Anna village raises piracy fears


January 25th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Though Anna Hazare watched "Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai" with much enthusiasm along with other people in his Ralegan Siddhi village Tuesday evening, it's said ... Read more...

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BJP proposes to confiscate assets of corrupt politicians


January 24th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Jan 24 (IANS) Promising to set up the office of an "empowered Lokayukta" in Punjab, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said properties and wealth of corrupt leaders ... Read more...

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Low income fosters corruption


January 24th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Corruption is higher among countries with lower incomes, says an analysis comparing shifting levels of graft in 59 countries over nearly 30 years.The study by Ron ... Read more...

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Lokpal weak spots can be overcome through debate: activist


December 26th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Loksatta president Jayaprakash Narayan says there are "significant deficiencies" in the Lokpal bill tabled in parliament but these can be removed through debate. He is ... Read more...

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Clamour for minority quota in Lokpal, Lok Sabha disrupted (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was disrupted twice Thursday ahead of the tabling of the much-awaited Lokpal bill, with some parties firmly demanding a quota for ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha disrupted ahead of Lokpal bill


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was disrupted Thursday after an uproar over the anti-graft Lokpal bill that is expected to be tabled in the house later ... Read more...

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Most Bollywood celebs condemn Pawar slapping


November 25th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Most Bollywood celebrities Friday condemned the incident in which Maharashtra political heavyweight and union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was slapped by a youth to protest corruption ... Read more...

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Reveal plan to tackle black money, graft, Ramdev asks PM


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reveal his plans to tackle the issues of black money, corruption and "correcting ... Read more...

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Maoist posters found near Kolkata


November 9th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Maoist posters condemning the West Bengal government for the relentless price rise and threatening to behead allegedly corrupt politicians were found Wednesday in North 24 ... Read more...

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Digvijay targets Sri Sri, renews attack on RSS-BJP


October 27th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Thursday renewed his attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the RSS ... Read more...

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Exposing corruption: Man who started it all (IANS Book Review)


October 18th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Bhrastachar, Atankvad aur Hawala Karobar"; Author: Vineet Narain; Publisher: Kalchakra Samachar Trust; Pages: 340 pages; Price: Rs.200 Even as the whole country seems gripped by Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, ... Read more...

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Identify the corrupt, Congress tells Team Anna


October 10th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 10 (IANS) Hitting out against the anti-Congress campaign launched in the Hisar Lok Sabha constituency by Team Anna, the Congress Monday asked them to identify those they ... Read more...

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Ramdev trains guns on Chidambaram


September 27th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 27 (IANS) Baba Ramdev Tuesday blamed Home Minister P. Chidambaram for the death of Raj Bala, a Haryana resident who was critically injured in the police crackdown ... Read more...

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Kannada celebs support Anna, join rally at Freedom Park


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) Kannada superstars Vijay Raghavendra, Srinagara Kitty, Shivaraj Kumar, Ganesh and Vijay Tuesday participated in anti-corruption rally to support Anna Hazare, whose fasting in New Delhi entered ... Read more...

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Lakhs join Hazare, target politicians online


August 19th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Mass support for social activist Anna Hazare in real world has had a cascading effect on the virtual world too as a popular online game, ... Read more...

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Akali Dal, BJP stage state-wide protest against corruption


June 17th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) Leaders and activists of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Thursday staged sit-in protests in all districts of Punjab to protest against the prevailing corruption ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s Rs.1,100 crore empire under scanner


June 7th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The mammoth business empire of Baba Ramdev, its worth estimated at Rs.1,100 crore, is now under official scanner, informed sources said Tuesday. An aide to ... Read more...

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Karnataka youths vow to support Hazare on anti-graft law


May 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) About 5,000 people, a majority of them youths, braved a hot and humid Saturday afternoon to extend support to social activist Anna Hazare for enacting ... Read more...

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Has Hazare taken on more than he can handle? (Comment)


April 16th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
It hasn't taken long for the two sides engaged in drafting the Lokpal Bill - the government and the social activists led by the Gandhian Anna Hazare - to start ... Read more...

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War against corruption may have just begun (Part-I)


April 13th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
By Prem PrakashNew Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): That corruption has been eating into the vitals of India's economy is by now a foregone conclusion. It has also subverted, to a large extent, ... Read more...

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Enact law to seize corrupt politicians’ property: Nitish urged (Lead, recasting intro)


April 11th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 11 (IANS) A Rajya Sabha MP who has been suspended by the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to enact legislation to take over ... Read more...

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Enact law to seize corrupt politicians’ property: Nitish urged


April 11th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was Monday dared by a suspended MP of his Janata Dal-United (JD-U) to enact legislation to take over properties of corrupt ... Read more...

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Joy over Hazare’s victory in Maharashtra


April 9th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Joy and jubilation erupted in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra Saturday as social crusader Anna Hazare ended his fast after the government agreed to the ... Read more...

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Support pours in for Anna Hazare in Chhattisgarh


April 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh backed Anna Hazare on his anti-corruption campaign, while dozens organised a sit-in here Friday to extend support to the veteran social ... Read more...

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We should join hands with Hazare: Vishal Bhardwaj


April 7th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Acclaimed director Vishal Bharadwaj is overawed by social activist Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death to make India a corruption-free country and says everyone should support his initiative."I think ... Read more...

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