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Police battle anti-graft protesters outside PM’s house, Hazare for second freedom movement (Intro Roundup)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police used tear gas and water cannons as hundreds of anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal staged noisy protests near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Mischa Barton feels healthier than ever


August 11th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Mischa Barton, who has seen her weight fluctuate in the past, now feels healthier than ever.Barton is now following a vegan eating plan and ... Read more...

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Ramdev-Anna fast: Business time for Jantar Mantar food kiosks


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) It was a busy Sunday for the food kiosk owners at Jantar Mantar as swelling crowds thronged the venue of Baba Ramdev and Anna ... Read more...

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It’s Ramdev show at fast venue


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) 'Anna caps' were missing, as were reverberations of Anna Hazare slogans, and an array of life-size posters of yoga guru Baba Ramdev could ... Read more...

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Delhi observes Good Friday with fasting and prayers


April 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Delhi observed Good Friday with fasts and day-long prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.The day started with fasting which will end Sunday when ... Read more...

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Can Narendra Modi lead India, asks Time magazine


March 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi features on the cover of Time magazine which wonders if he can ever become the prime minister despite his ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates Maha Shivaratri with offerings, fasts and prayers


February 20th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) For Shiva devotees across the capital, Monday started early. With a ritual bathing of Shivalingams and prayers, the devotees geared up for the festival of ... Read more...

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One lakh devotees at Odisha’s Lingaraj temple


February 20th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) The 11th century Lingaraj temple here saw a crowd of more than a lakh early Monday, police said, as devotees across Odisha kept a fast and ... Read more...

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Hazare dehydrated, asked to end fast (Second Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Doctors Wednesday pleaded with Anna Hazare to end his three-day fast begun Tuesday, saying he was suffering from dehydration and could face kidney failure.A team ... Read more...

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As Anna fasts, parliament divided over Lokpal (Night Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare Tuesday started a three-day fast for a strong Lokpal, while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended the government's proposed ombudsman following an opposition ... Read more...

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Kerala scheming to convert Tamil Nadu into a desert: Karunanidhi


December 12th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday alleged that Kerala is trying to convert the state into a "Sahara Desert" by enacting ... Read more...

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Abandoned by children, elderly couple fasts for justice


December 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 9 (IANS) Harassed, tortured and abandoned by their children, an ailing elderly couple sat on a hunger strike for four days demanding justice before police intervened and the ... Read more...

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Vijayakant fasts against price rise


November 24th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly and DMDK chief A. Vijayakant, alongwith other party leaders, held a day long fast here Thursday to protest ... Read more...

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Whither Team Anna? (News Analysis)


October 30th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Anna Hazare is already planning his next move, with Team Anna having put up a united front in the face of controversies surrounding some ... Read more...

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Anna no modern-day Gandhi, says scholar


October 2nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Anna Hazare can't be termed a modern-day Mahatma Gandhi and his fast against corruption was not a 'satyagraha', says a Gandhian scholar who is miffed ... Read more...

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Bihar minister fasts in Modi’s support


September 18th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister in Bihar Sunday observed a daylong fast in support of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Resource ... Read more...

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Contrasting styles mark Modi, Vaghela fasts


September 18th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Contrasting styles mark the venues where Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela of the Congress are fasting.There was night-long police ... Read more...

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Modi’s fast irks celebrities


September 17th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's three-day 'sadbhavana' (goodwill) fast which began Saturday has irked Bollywood celebrities who mocked at the way real issues are ... Read more...

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Vaghela to counter Modi fast


September 14th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) Congress leader and former union minister Shankersinh Vaghela is to go on a three-day fast from Sep 17 to counter Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast ... Read more...

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Protests against Koodankulam nuclear project gather steam


September 14th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Protests at Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, where a nuclear plant is to be commissioned soon, have been gathering steam with politicians joining the agitators.Over ... Read more...

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Farmer’s leader Teotia fasts for sixth day in jail


September 11th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Sep 11 (IANS) The fast of farmer's leader Manvir Singh Teotia, who led the agitation against land acquisition at Bhatta-Parsaul in Greater Noida in May, continued on ... Read more...

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Farmer leader Teotia fasts in jail


September 10th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Sep 10 (IANS) Farmer leader Manvir Singh Teotia, who led a farmers' agitation against land takeover in Bhatta-Parsaul village in Greater Noida in May, is on a ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Delhi


August 31st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims visited mosques across the capital Wednesday morning to celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of ... Read more...

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‘Anna showing us how to fight graft’


August 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) Inspired by Anna Hazare, two young Goa-born men took off time from work and sat on a 24-hour fast here Thursday to support the activist's ... Read more...

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Government, Team Anna meet, Anna fasts on (Second Intro Roundup)


August 24th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Team Anna and the government met for the first time Tuesday night on the eighth day of Anna Hazare's fast for a sweeping anti-corruption law ... Read more...

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Marandi fasts in support of Anna


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former chief minister and president of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) Babulal Marandi Tuesday sat on a 24-hour fast to extend support to Anna Hazare's demand ... Read more...

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Building up a Brand Anna


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A tale of two fasts: then and now. As the anti-corruption campaign gathers more steam, it is Brand Anna that appears to have become the ... Read more...

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Orissa town observes shutdown to support Anna


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Normal life was hit in Orissa's Balangir town as schools and colleges were closed and shops downed shutters due to a shutdown called by residents Tuesday ... Read more...

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Feeding hungry stomachs as Hazare fasts


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Spicing up proceedings for the thousands gathered at Ramlila Maidan in support of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption fast is an 'Anna Ki Rasoi', a kitchen that ... Read more...

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Indian Americans rally in Hazare’s support


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Thousands of Indian Americans across US have come out in support of social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption in India with rallies, parades, sit-in ... Read more...

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Janmashtami celebrations in Lucknow


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Colourful decorations, special prayers and cultural programmes at brightly adorned temples in various parts of this Uttar Pradesh state capital Monday marked the Janmashtami celebrations.With priests ... Read more...

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Supporters savour lavish feast as Anna fasts


August 21st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) As activist Anna Hazare's fast against corruption entered sixth day here Sunday, thousands of his supporters at the Ramlila Ground had a lavish breakfast with ... Read more...

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Bihar fasts to support Anna


August 18th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Many people continued their fast in various parts of Bihar for the the third day Thursday in support of activist Anna Hazare's demand for a stronger ... Read more...

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Hundreds march in Hyderabad for Anna Hazare


August 16th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Hundreds of people led by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu marched in Hyderabad Tuesday to protest Anna Hazare's arrest in Delhi while rallies ... Read more...

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PM asks Anna not to fast (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday obliquely appealed to Gandhian Anna Hazare, who will fast from Tuesday in support of a strong Lokpal, not to ... Read more...

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