Anna Hazare

  • SC grants 3 month time to CBI to furnish details of NGOs July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three more months to CBI to provide details about all registered NGOs in the country and whether they file balance sheets before the authority. A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu granted time after the agency submitted that all the states have not...
  • BJP faces revolt over naming Kiran Bedi for Delhi CM May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A storm is brewing in the BJP with many Delhi leaders allegedly threatening to "not cooperate" and even "lose deliberately" if former top cop Kiran Bedi was named the party's next chief ministerial nominee, party sources said. "There is severe opposition to her (Bedi) in the party. A...
  • Kejriwal to stay in the same cell where Anna was kept in 2011 May 21, 2014

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Wednesday taken to the same Tihar jail cell where his mentor Anna Hazare was kept after his arrest during the Lokpal movement in 2011. Kejriwal will stay alone in jail number four here, where he will sleep on the floor and will be...
  • 'Thanks to AAP, Modi mustering courage to campaign in Amethi' May 5, 2014

    AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Sunday asserted that it was due to the awakening brought about by the newly-floated party against the UPA government's "misrule" that Narendra Modi was mustering courage to campaign in the Congress stronghold of Amethi. "If Narendra Modi is planning to hold a rally in Amethi tomorrow,...
  • Anna Hazare to launch 'Asli Azadi Abhiyan' on August 9 April 18, 2014

    Accusing both ruling and opposition parties of collecting unaccounted donations during elections, Anna Hazare on Friday announced that he would launch "Asli Azadi Abhiyan (Real Freedom Movement)" from Mumbai on August 9, on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement. The social activist said consultation programmes will be held in nine major...
  • Watch: Anna Hazare casts his vote in Maharastra April 17, 2014

    Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has appealed to people to come out in huge numbers to cast their votes. ...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task to...
  • Rishi Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Zakir Hussain chosen for Deenanath Mangeshkar Award April 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Zakir Hussain and Pandharinath Kolhapure have been named for this year's Master Deenath Mangeshkar Award for music, actor Rishi Kapoor for theatre and cinema and Anna Hazare for social awareness, renowned singer Lata Mangeshkar announced here Sunday. Theatre personalities Dinesh Pedanekar and Mukta Barve, founders of Anamika and Rasika Sanstha,...
  • Anna Hazare supports dismissal of parties to establish people's rule April 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Advocating demolition of party system, Anna Hazare on Tuesday said a "second war of Independence" would come about with an organisation to be launched after the Lok Sabha elections which would be successful by 2019 or 2024. "After 2014 general elections, the name of the organisation, to be set up...
  • Anna launches 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmers to Parliament April 1, 2014

    Expressing disenchantment with party-based politics, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday launched a 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmer representatives to Parliament by 2024. Stating the first struggle took 90 years from 1857 to 1947 to get Independence, he said, "Now, the second goal of establishing real democracy and power...
  • Sanjay Singh confident about AAP winning 100 LS seats, says party is missing Hazare March 20, 2014

    Noting they were "missing" anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that had he been associated with the party it would have achieved its target easily. "The party is missing Hazare... Had he been with us, we would have easily achieved our target," Singh, a...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on differences between Anna and Mamata March 16, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on veteran social activist Anna Hazare and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. ...
  • Do not use my name for your party: Anna tells TMC March 14, 2014

    Anna Hazare who had earlier vowed support to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee but missed her public rally in Delhi recently says he does not want the party to use his name. ...
  • Anna does a U-turn, says I support Mamata Banerjee, not TMC March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has admitted that he didn't go to West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's rally in Ramlila Maidan in Delhi due to fewer crowds. He alleged that there was a conspiracy to sabotage it. However, he maintained that he supports Mamata Banerjee,...
  • Mamata miffed as Anna Hazare skips rally in Delhi March 12, 2014

    Weeks after extending his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare skipped a scheduled joint rally in Delhi citing ill health. Hitting out at Anna over his absence, Mamata said that it wasn't TMC but Anna's rally. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Narendra Modi contest from Lucknow or Allahabad? March 12, 2014

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • Anna's aide says he still supports Mamata March 12, 2014

    Anna Hazare aide Sunita Godara said that Anna is unwell and he has taken the right decision to skip the rally. Few people turned out for the rally because today is a working day. Anna's absence doesn't mean that he doesn't support Mamata Banerjee. ...
  • TMC using Anna to divert attention from notorious image: Brinda Karat March 12, 2014

    CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat said that TMC is trying to use Anna Hazare as a shield to deflect attention from their notorious image. The people rejected Mamata Banerjee's attempt to use Anna Hazare to portray herself as a clean politician and try to fulfill her ambition to become PM....
  • Anna skips Delhi rally, angry Mamata says I left my work to come here March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks after extending his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare skipped a scheduled joint rally in Delhi citing ill health. Hitting out at Anna over his absence, Mamata said that it wasn't TMC but Anna's rally. "I have left my work in...
  • Mamata Banerjee and Anna Hazare to visit Gujarat on March 20 March 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: After Aam Aadmi (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal's whirlwind visit to Narendra Modi's home turf, it's now the turn of his Anna Hazare and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to visit Gujarat on March 20 and address a joint rally. Hazare has been invited to Gujarat by state Samata Party...
  • We need a political platform if we want change, says General VK Singh March 6, 2014

    Days after joining the BJP, former Army chief General VK Singh said that some recent events forced him to take the political plunge. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Singh said that a political platform is needed for change. "I take strength from Anna Hazare," Singh added. ...
  • Anna Hazare visits Indore, says Mamata has made more 'sacrifices' than Arvind Kejriwal March 6, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made more "sacrifices" in life than Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal and it would be a good thing if she becomes the Prime Minister, social activist Anna Hazare said on Wednesday. "As compared to Mamata, Kejriwal has made less sacrifices. Despite being...
  • BJP won't come to power, TMC will be the third largest party: Mamata March 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she was confident BJP would not come to power in the Lok Sabha polls in which her party Trinamool Congress would emerge as the third largest party in the country. Though Trinamool Congress would play a key role in government formation on account of her...
  • Anna backs Gen VK Singh's decision to join BJP, endorses Kiran Bedi March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has welcomed retired army Chief General VK Singh's decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party and Kiran Bedi's reported move to join the party. Speaking to reporters at his village Ralegaon Sidhi, Hazare said, "Good people should join politics." What is surprising is his sudden...
  • Anna impressed by Mamata's simplicity, not ideology: VK Singh March 2, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh on Sunday said social activist Anna Hazare is impressed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's personality and not influenced by her ideology. "She (Mamata) lives with simplicity and thats is why Anna appreciates her. She stays in her own house in Kalighat and wears...
  • Will campaign for 50 Independent candidates across India: Anna March 1, 2014

    Jalna: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said he would campaign for 50 independent candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Talking to reporters at Deulgaon-Raja near Jalna in Maharashtra, Anna said he had proposed a 17-point agenda for political parties and these 50 candidates, 12 of them from Maharashtra,...
  • Former Army Chief General VK Singh to join BJP today March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In the run up to general elections, former Army chief General VK Singh is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. Singh, who was a vociferous member of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption crusade will also contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He will...
  • Support to Mamata only for coming LS elections: Hazare February 27, 2014

    Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said his support to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was only for coming Lok Sabha elections. "My support will be only till the next elections," Hazare said in a statement issued from his native place, Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district. "Mamata Banerjee has...
  • TMC to contest all Delhi Lok Sabha seats February 24, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress will fight all seven seats in Delhi in the coming Lok Sabha polls, party national general secretary Mukul Roy said here Monday. Roy also said social activist Anna Hazare and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee will address a joint rally next month in Delhi. The rally could be held...