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65,000 Bihar Police constables stage sit-in


September 18th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 65,000 police constables in Bihar Tuesday staged a sit-in (dharna) to press for their 15-point charter of demands, including various allowances.All the police constables ... Read more...

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65,000 Bihar police personnel begin protest


September 10th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Sixty-five thousand police personnel, mainly constables and havildars in Bihar Monday began the first of their five-phased protest against the government's alleged apathy to grant them ... Read more...

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Kashmiri migrants on hunger strike for hike in dole


August 31st, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 31 (IANS) Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) migrants in Jammu Friday began a hunger strike demanding a hike in the cash relief they have been getting from the government.Kashmiri Pandits ... Read more...

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I will die but won’t grab land: Mamata


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said she would rather die than grab land forcibly for projects.Addressing a meeting at Itahar of North Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Job hopefuls go on hunger strike on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) As households in the state readied Thiru Onam lunch Wednesday, there were those holding up empty plaintain leaves, on which the traditional meal is served, as ... Read more...

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Anna’s political move face-saver or inevitable? Debate is on


August 5th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Was Team Anna's announcement of foraying into politics a face saving arrangement, a sign of a failed movement or was it always political, choosing ... Read more...

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Hegde opposes Hazare move to float political party


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare should not form a political party to fight for his just cause as entering politics would be an expensive proposition, former ... Read more...

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Army ex-chief joins Anna bandwagon


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Friday lent his voice to Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement and also joined the protest at Jantar Mantar ... Read more...

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Team Anna supporters protest outside BJP office


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Team Anna supporters Thursday staged protests outside the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters here, demanding that the party should support Anna Hazare's campaign against ... Read more...

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Team Anna to end fast Friday


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team members will call off their fast against corruption Friday evening, an aide said.The decision was taken due to rising ... Read more...

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Prominent citizens appeal to Team Anna to call off fast (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With fasting Team Anna members' condition deteriorating, more than 20 prominent citizens, including former army chief V.K. Singh, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi ... Read more...

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Post Pune, police check Anna fast venue


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A day after the Pune serial blasts, explosive experts Thursday examined the venue here where social activist Anna Hazare and his colleagues are on ... Read more...

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‘Government should not take Anna stir lightly’


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Asserting that public support was still with Anna Hazare, former Karnataka lokayukta N. Santosh Hedge Wednesday said it would be wrong on the part of ... Read more...

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Team Anna hardens stand, cops want them hospitalised (Roundup)


August 1st, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The condition of Team Anna members, who are on a fast over the last eight days, deteriorated Wednesday, even as they hardened their ... Read more...

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Team Anna adopting undemocratic means, says Jitin Prasada


August 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Surface Transport Jitin Prasada Wednesday came down heavily on Team Anna for resorting to "undemocratic means" to press its demand ... Read more...

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No talks if fasting protesters forcefully removed: Anna Hazare (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Anna Hazare Wednesday warned the government that there would be no talks if fasting members of his team were forcefully removed from Jantar Mantar ... Read more...

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Fasting Team Anna members refuse to go to hospital (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Fasting Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, whose health condition has led to concern, said Wednesday that he was feeling weak but would not go ... Read more...

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Hazare’s fast enters fourth day


August 1st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Anna Hazare's fast against corruption entered day four on a rain soaked Wednesday with his supporters coming to the venue Jantar Mantar in small ... Read more...

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Hazare begins fast, calls for real ’swaraj’ (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare began an indefinite fast against corruption here Sunday, calling for the establishment of real "swaraj" or people's rule in the ... Read more...

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Anna supporters protest outside PM’s house, detained (Roundup)


July 28th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Team Anna's anti-graft protest Saturday reached near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's heavily guarded residence here after more people joined the ongoing agitation at Jantar ... Read more...

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Government cheated us: Hazare (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Day Four of Team Anna's indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar here Saturday saw Anna Hazare attack the government saying that it has ... Read more...

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Lukewarm response to Team Anna fast on Day Four


July 28th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Day Four of Team Anna's indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar here got off to a slow start Saturday with thin crowds and ... Read more...

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Team Anna launches fast, targets Pranab, PM (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Kicking off an indefinite fast, Team Anna members Wednesday renewed their push for a stringent Jan Lokpal bill and upped the ante by hurling ... Read more...

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Help resolve Meghalaya-Assam border dispute: Mukul Sangma


July 5th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday sought the union government's intervention on the prevailing situation in the disputed Langpih village on the Meghalaya-Assam border, where tribal ... Read more...

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Russia’s Pussy Riot go on hunger strike


July 5th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS) Members of the all-female Russian punk group Pussy Riot - who face up to seven years behind bars over an anti-Putin protest - Wednesday went on ... Read more...

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Talk, settle dispute: Court to Air India, striking pilots (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday asked Air India and its striking pilots to amicably settle the matter out of court and gave them a day's ... Read more...

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Despite hardships, families of striking Air India pilots support stir


June 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) They are highly skilled pilots but in danger of losing their jobs and face an uncertain financial future. The striking aviators of Air India, ... Read more...

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Fast from Sunday: Air India pilots to go the Anna way


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) After 47 days of strike that caused Air India a revenue loss of about Rs.520 crore, the pilots would now emulate Anna Hazare to ... Read more...

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Ramdev, Hazare to fast against corruption (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social activist Anna Hazare will Sunday sit in the capital on a day-long fast against corruption and black money ... Read more...

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Nationwide protests against black money Sunday: Ramdev


June 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Baba Ramdev Friday announced nationwide protests Sunday against black money stashed away by Indians abroad and corruption in the government."The protest will take place ... Read more...

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Jagan’s mother to campaign in by-elections


May 28th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) With the arrest of Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on charges of corruption, his mother Vijayamma will now campaign for the YSR Congress in next month's by-elections.Vijayamma, ... Read more...

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Missing engineer’s parents to stage hunger strike


May 24th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 24 (IANS) The parents of an engineer who has gone missing after being allegedly arrested in Saudi Arabia and deported to India have decided to stage a hunger ... Read more...

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Assam farm leader’s hunger strike gets NAPM support


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, who has been on a fast-unto-death since May 19 against the building of dams in the northeastern region, Tuesday won the support ... Read more...

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Tamil prisoners on hunger strike in Sri Lanka


May 21st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) A total of 234 Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka, most of them former Tamil Tiger rebels, are on a hunger strike the past five days here, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition stages mass hunger strike


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) An alliance of 18 political parties in Bangladesh Sunday staged a seven-hour mass hunger strike to protest against the government's "oppressive policies".Thousands of political activists, ... Read more...

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