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Ramlila Maidan all set for Baba Ramdev’s agitation


August 7th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Closed circuit televisions (CCTVs), waterproof tents and round the clock food, water and medical facilities - preparations are in overdrive at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan ... Read more...

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Listen to doctors, cops tell Team Anna (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Delhi Police Wednesday sent a letter to fasting Team Anna members, saying they should heed the advice given by doctors and agree to be ... Read more...

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Listen to doctors, Delhi Police tells Team Anna


August 1st, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi Police Wednesday sent a letter to the fasting members of Team Anna to heed the medical advice given by the team of ... Read more...

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Bring Lokpal or go, Anna tells UPA (Second Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As his team's indefinite protest against corruption entered its sixth day, Anna Hazare Monday asked the UPA government to bring a stringent Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Bring Lokpal or go, Anna tells UPA (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As Team Anna's indefinite protest against corruption entered its sixth day, Anna Hazare Monday warned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to bring a stringent ... Read more...

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Hazare’s health stable on second day of fast


July 30th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare continued with his indefinite hunger-strike Monday with a low turnout at his ongoing anti-graft rally at Jantar Mantar here.The 75-year-old ... Read more...

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Hazare begins fast, demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill (Evening Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite hunger strike against corruption here Sunday, saying he won't end his protest till the government bowed to ... Read more...

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Ralegan-Siddhi villagers back Hazare


July 29th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), July 29 (IANS) Residents of Anna Hazare's native village Ralegan-Siddhi in Maharashtra stood solidly behind the activist who Sunday launched an indefinite hunger strike in Delhi in ... Read more...

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Hazare begins indefinite fast


July 29th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Anna Hazare Sunday began his indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar, joining other Team Anna members who have been agitating here since July ... 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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Air India pilots officially call off strike (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The 59-day strike by Air India pilots ended Wednesday, a day after the aviators assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their ... Read more...

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Air India strike is second longest in aviation industry


July 1st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The strike by a section of Air India pilots will Monday enter the 57th day, to attain the notorious distinction of becoming the second longest ... Read more...

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Air India strike enters 55th day, two more pilots hospitalised


June 30th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Air India strike continued for its 55th day Saturday, taking the national carrier's revenue losses to an estimated Rs.605 crore, while two more of ... Read more...

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With pilots on strike, Air India losses mount to Rs.600 crore


June 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Air India's losses have mounted to Rs.600 crore with the pilots' strike continuing for the 54th day Friday.The pilots are demanding reinstatement of their ... Read more...

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Striking Air India pilots seek PM’s intervention


June 25th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The striking Air India pilots Monday sought the prime minister's intervention to end their stand-off with the airline's management. Eleven pilots went on hunger-strike Sunday."We ... Read more...

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Air India pilots go on hunger strike (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Eleven striking pilots of Air India Sunday went on an indefinite hunger strike seeking the reinstatement of 101 sacked pilots."Our protest is for the reinstatement ... Read more...

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AI pilots go on a hunger strike


June 24th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Eleven pilots of Air India Sunday went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding the reinstatement of their 101 sacked colleagues."Eleven pilots belonging to Indian Pilots' ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist starts protest fast


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi Saturday started an indefinite hunger-strike near Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati.Hundreds of people from various walks of life joined the ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist threatens indefinite fast


May 18th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi has decided to start an indefinite hunger-strike here from Sunday to pressurize the state government to stop what ... Read more...

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Indefinite hunger strike against Kudankulam N-plant called off


May 15th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) leading the protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Tuesday announced its decision of call off its indefinite hunger ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam protestors to fast from May 1 onwards


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Upset with the Tamil Nadu government for going back on its assurances, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Monday announced that it would resume an ... Read more...

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Fifteen people fast against Kudankulam project


March 20th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Fifteen people have undertaken an indefinite hunger strike at Idinthakarai to press for withdrawal of Tamil Nadu's green signal to the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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The year of social activism in India (2011 in Retrospect)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With Anna Hazare stealing much of the media limelight, social activists this year mounted a determined offensive over issues ranging from corruption and black ... Read more...

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Government plans Lokpal bill in winter session; Anna threatens agitation


December 15th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government appears all set to pass the contentious Lokpal bill in parliament's winter session, even as Anna Hazare Thursday threatened a slew of ... Read more...

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Hazare leaves for Delhi to hold token fast


December 10th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 10 (IANS) Anna Hazare Saturday morning left for New Delhi for his daylong token fast Sunday to protest the government's version of the Lokpal bill.He vowed ... Read more...

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Land ‘captured’ for Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai


December 6th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 activists of the Republican Sena, a Dalit party, Tuesday broke police barricades and "captured" a mill compound in Dadar in central Mumbai, demanding ... Read more...

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Protesting Hyundai workers roll out cars on empty stomach


November 30th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Even as a sizeable number of workers of the Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) roll out cars on an empty stomach pressing various demands, 32 dismissed ... Read more...

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BJP MP arrested for road blockade in Maharashtra


November 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Girish Mahajan was arrested along with 70 others Monday after he launched road blockade to press cotton farmers' ... Read more...

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Vidarbha legislator ends 7-day fast


November 20th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Independent legislator from Vidarbha Ravi Rana ended his seven-day long hunger strike Sunday after an embarrassed Maharashtra government assured him that the pricing issue raised by ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir continues in Maharashtra


November 17th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Amravati (Maharashtra), Nov 17 (IANS) Protesting cotton farmers demanding hike in the minimum support prices to Rs.6,000 per quintal Thursday continued with their agitation in parts of Vidharba in ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir intensifies in Maharashtra


November 16th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 16 (IANS) The cotton farmers protesting against the current minimum support price for raw cotton in Vidarbha region Wednesday intensified their protest by blocking the National Highway 6.They ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter, wife end fast after pension assurance


November 9th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 9 (IANS) A 99-year-old freedom fighter and his 86-year-old wife ended their indefinite hunger strike here after the government assured them of old age pension and initiating steps ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena demands better price for sugarcane


November 8th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday demanded a better price for sugarcane growers in Maharashtra, failing which the party would intensify its agitation."The Shiv ... Read more...

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Congress leader continues fast for Telangana


November 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Demanding separate statehood for Telangana, Congress leader and legislator Komatireddy Venkat Reddy continued his indefinite hunger strike for the eighth day Tuesday at a government-run ... Read more...

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Police end Congress Telangana leader’s hunger strike


November 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Congress leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy's indefinite hunger strike for separate statehood to Telangana was forcibly ended by the police in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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