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Team Anna to form ‘political alternative’

New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare and his team announced Thursday they would call off their indefinite fast against corruption Friday evening and proposed forming a “political alternative” as an answer to an “unresponsive” government. Making the announcement to thousands of flag-waving cheering supporters, Hazare said he and Team Anna, as members of his civil

Anna begins fast; demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill

New Delhi: Septuagenarian social activist Anna Hazare began an indefinite fast against corruption here Sunday brushing away concerns about his health, saying people would not let him die till the Jan Lokpal bill for setting up an ombudsman was passed. Hazare, 75, began his fast at 10.30 a.m. at the Jantar Mantar in the heart

Anna returns with anti-graft protest

New Delhi: Anna Hazare, on a day-long fast Sunday, set a 2014 deadline — when general elections are scheduled — for an all-powerful anti-corruption watchdog and threatened to launch a court arrest stir in August if the government doesn’t act against corrupt ministers. A large gathering of his supporters — 2,000 according to police estimates

Anna set for fast, political class dubs him ‘impatient’

Mumbai/New Delhi: Anna Hazare Monday prepared to take on the UPA government over his insistence for a strong Lokpal with a three-day hunger strike in Mumbai starting Tuesday but he came under attack from the political class which dubbed him impatient and his protest premature. The 74-year-old activist Monday evening reached Mumbai, ahead of his

No consensus at all-party meet on Lokpal bill

New Delhi: An all-party meeting called on late Wednesday to evolve a consensus on the Lokpal bill ended inconclusively, as Team Anna warned it might resume its protest campaign on December 27 either in Delhi or in Mumbai. The ruling and the opposition parties failed to break the deadlock even after three hours of free

Anna gets Left, right support for strong Lokpal

New Delhi: Leaders of various political parties on Sunday came out strongly in support of social activist Anna Hazare, who was on a day-long fast for a strong anti-corruption Lokpal that would include the Prime Minister and entire bureaucracy under its purview. But the support to the 74-year-old anti-graft crusader, protesting in the heart of

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