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Anna, team stand ’separated’


September 19th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare said Wednesday he will neither form a political party nor join one, formalizing his "separation" with his former team and with ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare group meets in Delhi to decide future strategy (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A meeting of India Against Corruption (IAC) is underway in the capital to discuss the future course of the anti-corruption movement after its chief proponent ... Read more...

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Team Anna meets in Delhi to decide future strategy


September 19th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A meeting of India Against Corruption (IAC) is underway in the capital to discuss the future course of the anti-corruption movement after its chief proponent ... Read more...

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Activist demands shutdown of Vedanta refinery in Odisha


September 18th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Social activist Prafulla Samantara Tuesday demanded scrapping of the Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) refinery in Odisha, accusing the company of pushing it illegally."The refinery should be ... Read more...

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Protest against Kudankulam n-plant to continue Friday (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of people from Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), would continue their 'jal satyagraha' or ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu’s family assets down to Rs.35 crore


September 13th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu's family assets have come down from about Rs.40 crore last year to Rs.35.59 crore this year.The former ... Read more...

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Another water protest, now against Kudankulam n-plant (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of people from Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), stood in the sea water Thursday ... Read more...

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I drew no wrong, I’m not sorry: Aseem Trivedi (Third lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Wednesday said he made no mistake in drawing cartoons, and that he would not apologise since he had done no wrong.The 25-year-old ... Read more...

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Lok Pal won’t stop graft: Ex-CBI chief


September 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Joginder Singh said Saturday that the Lok Pal would not be able to stop corruption and that social activist ... Read more...

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Sivakasi blast: NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu


September 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice the Tamil Nadu government and sought a report on the explosion in the Sivakasi fireworks factory that ... Read more...

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Mary Kom to catwalk for Shabana Azmi


August 31st, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Away from the boxing ring, MC Mary Kom is set to take to the fashion ramp for a cause. The Olympic bronze medallist will walk ... Read more...

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What happened to money spent on Yamuna, ask activists


August 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) "Save Yamuna" activists marched here Sunday demanding to know what had happened to the huge rums of money spent on supposedly cleaning the river."Thousands of crores ... Read more...

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Sonia urged to stop new n-plants, evolve energy policy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy has urged Congress chief and National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi to ask the government to stop new nuclear power ... Read more...

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Women’s panel should reflect on its purpose: Aruna Roy


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The women's rights apex body, National Commission for Women (NCW), needs to reflect on its role and work on gender-based issues, National Advisory Council member ... Read more...

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It was Anna’s decision to form a political party: Kejriwal (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The decision to form a political party was Anna Hazare's, former Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said Sunday.In a series of tweets, Kejriwal said ... Read more...

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Kerala sister’s book runs into controversy


August 12th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Malayalam book on the life of a nun that had created a ruckus in the Catholic Church appears to have run into trouble after a ... Read more...

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It was Anna’s decision to form a party: Kejriwal


August 12th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The decision to form a political party was Anna Hazare's, former Anna team member Arvind Kejriwal said Sunday. In a series of tweets, Kejriwal ... Read more...

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Man arrested for questioning Mamata, activists condemn incident (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was Saturday arrested from West Midnapore district ... Read more...

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New scripts reflect our world: Hansal Mehta


August 10th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Trends and formulas are here to stay, but nowadays filmmakers are pciking stories from around them and briginging it to big screen in a fascinating ... Read more...

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Ramlila Maidan ready for Ramdev campaign (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Ramlila Maidan here is set for yoga guru Baba Ramdev's campaign against corruption and black money from Thursday, with his aides expecting thousands ... Read more...

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Delhi braces for another Ramdev protest


August 8th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Final touches were being given Wednesday at the Ramlila ground here where yoga guru Ramdev will launch a campaign against black money and corruption ... Read more...

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People need political alternative: Anna


August 5th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Sunday said it was during his five-day fast at Jantar Mantar last week that he realised the need to give ... 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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Hazare told Khurshid ‘he had no choice’


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare had nothing against the Congress and was aware of the shortcomings of some of his Team Anna colleagues but "had no choice ... Read more...

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Team Anna calls off fast, to form ‘political alternative’ (Roundup)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare and his team announced Thursday they would call off their indefinite fast against corruption Friday evening and proposed forming ... 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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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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Hazare begins fast, demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill (Second Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Septuagenarian social activist Anna Hazare began an indefinite fast against corruption here Sunday brushing away concerns about his health, saying people would not let ... 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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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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Team Anna begins indefinite fast for a stringent Lokpal (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Team Anna members Wednesday began their indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in the capital in support of a stringent Jan Lokpal bill and demanding ... 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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Hazare gives ultimatum on Jan Lokpal bill


July 24th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Reversing his earlier decision, Anna Hazare said he will join his team members on an indefinite fast if the government does not agree to ... Read more...

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