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Introspect, Ansari urges legal profession


May 5th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday urged the legal profession to introspect on expediting the dispensation of justice.Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council ... Read more...

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NHRC DIG awarded President’s Police Medal


January 25th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission deputy inspector general (Investigation) Mamta Singh was Wednesday named for the President's Police Medal for her meritorious services.Singh, a 1996 batch ... Read more...

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Parliament to decide Lokpal bill’s final shape: Pranab


December 26th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday the government was aware of some sticking points in the Lokpal bill opposed by social activist Anna Hazare but ... Read more...

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Shanti Bhushan CD row: Court pulls up police for laxity


December 13th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A court here Tuesday pulled up the Delhi Police for not recording the statements of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Audio recordings of Lokpal deliberations to be released


October 9th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The government is ready to provide an audio recording of the meetings of the joint drafting committee, comprising five ministers and five civil society ... Read more...

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Gloves are off as Team Anna attacks government on IT notice


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) An Income Tax notice slapped on Arvind Kejriwal for Rs.9 lakh dues saw Team Anna Friday launch a frontal attack on the government, accusing ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court rejects petition on Lokpal bill


September 1st, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed a petition seeking to declare the central government's act of introducing the Lokpal bill last month as unconstitutional on ... Read more...

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Ravi Shankar, Hegde want Anna to end fast


August 27th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) Art of Living founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has urged Anna Hazare to end his fast before 6 p.m. Saturday, while former ... Read more...

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Mayawati demands representation of SCs, OBCs in Lokpal


August 26th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday demanded suitable representation of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes in the Lokpal Bill drafting committee and in the ... Read more...

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Text of PM’s remarks at all-party meet


August 24th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's opening remarks at an all-party meeting called to evolve a consensus on the Lokpal bill:I ... Read more...

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Hegde urges Hazare to end fast (Lead)


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde Tuesday urged social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast but continue agitating for strong measures to curb corruption."We are ... Read more...

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Government-Team Anna talks begin


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Talks between Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is the government mediator, and a three-member civil society team to end Anna Hazare's eight-day-old fast for a ... Read more...

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Why was civil society involved in law making, opposition asks government


August 17th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A united opposition Wednesday castigated the government for undermining parliament and including social activist Anna Hazare and his team in the anti-graft Lokpal Bill ... Read more...

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Ramlila grounds may be Hazare fast venue


August 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The spacious Ramlila grounds in north Delhi is emerging as the likely venue for Anna Hazare to hold his fast-unto-death for a strong anti-corruption law, ... Read more...

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We also won’t allow undermining of parliament: BJP


August 17th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not allow anyone to undermine parliamentary democracy but would not side with the government either in "curbing" a ... Read more...

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PM’s statement disappointing, says Jaitley


August 17th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressed disappointment over Prime ... Read more...

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Hazare should not disrupt public life: Khurshid


August 15th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Team Anna had the right to protest but they should make sure that the law of the land was followed and ordinary people were not ... Read more...

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Government, Team Hazare in major confrontation


August 15th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The tussle between the government and Team Anna over the fast for a strong Lokpal bill Sunday headed for a major confrontation ... Read more...

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Congress’ comments on Anna unfortunate, says BJP (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Terming as "unfortunate" the Congress's accusation of corruption against social activist Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday demanded Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Hazare neck deep in corruption, alleges Congress (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on Anna Hazare ahead of his Aug 16 fast, the Congress Sunday alleged he was "neck deep in corruption", and ... Read more...

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Anna seeks PM’s intervention on police curbs (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complaining that the Delhi Police order restricting his fast to three days was ... Read more...

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Survey shows thumbs down to government’s Lokpal bill


August 12th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A majority of people surveyed by a campaigning organisation Awaz do not support the Lokpal bill tabled in parliament that excludes the prime minister, MPs, ... Read more...

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Anna should contest elections: Congress


August 10th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Congress party Wednesday said Anna Hazare and his team should fight the next general elections and then get their version of the Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare flags off rally in Mumbai


August 9th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Tuesday flagged off a rally here of 2,000 participants on 500 cars and bikes in his ongoing struggle for a nationwide mechanism ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare to address rally in Mumbai Tuesday


August 8th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare will flag off a torch march and a car and bike rally to garner support for the civil society's Jan Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Civil society activists burn copies of Lokpal Bill


August 4th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Civil society activists burnt copies of the government's version of the anti-graft Lokpal Bill here after it was introduced in parliament Thursday."We are not focusing only ... Read more...

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Parliament’s authority can’t be diluted for Lokpal: Pranab


August 4th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said parliament has the power to decide "when and how" the Lokpal Bill would be passed and assured the ... Read more...

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Civil society upset over ’sarkari’ Lokpal (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Visibly upset members of the civil society Thursday described the draft Lokpal bill approved by the cabinet as a "sarkari" (government) bill and a "cruel ... Read more...

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Cabinet will discuss ‘ineffective’ Lokpal bill: Hazare


July 27th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare, who has been campaigning for a strong Lokpal bill to fight corruption, Wednesday said the bill which is likely to be ... Read more...

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Present both drafts of Lokpal bill to cabinet: Bhushan


July 26th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Senior lawyer and civil society representative Shanti Bhushan Tuesday wrote to union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee that both versions of the Lokpal bill - ... Read more...

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Hazare writes to PM on fast from Aug 16 (Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare said Monday he has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh informing him about his decision to go on an ... Read more...

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Civil society seeks referendum on PM in Lokpal’s ambit


July 17th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Civil society members on a joint Lokpal bill drafting committee favour a referendum on the differences with the government over the inclusion of the prime ... Read more...

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Government offered to pay bills of civil society panellists


July 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Civil society members of the anti-graft Lokpal bill drafting committee were offered money by the government for attending its meetings, said a panel member Monday.Karnataka ... Read more...

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NDA, Left attend all-party meeting on Lokpal


July 3rd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Major opposition groups, including the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Left parties, are attending the all-party meet to discuss the Lokpal bill being ... Read more...

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All-party meet on Lokpal bill Sunday (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) An all-party meet to discuss the Lokpal bill will be held at the prime minister's residence late Sunday afternoon to evolve a consensus over ... Read more...

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