Anna Hazare

  • Rishi Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Zakir Hussain chosen for Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 14-04-2014 10:10 AM

    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...
  • Anna Hazare supports dismissal of parties to establish people's rule 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    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...
  • Anna launches 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmers to Parliament 01-04-2014 05:20 PM

    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...
  • Sanjay Singh confident about AAP winning 100 LS seats, says party is missing Hazare 20-03-2014 07:18 PM

    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,...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on differences between Anna and Mamata 16-03-2014 08:12 PM

    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 14-03-2014 07:36 PM

    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 14-03-2014 12:42 PM

    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...
  • Mamata miffed as Anna Hazare skips rally in Delhi 12-03-2014 11:45 PM

    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 12-03-2014 10:29 PM

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  • A Billion Votes: Will Narendra Modi contest from Lucknow or Allahabad? 12-03-2014 07:40 PM

    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 12-03-2014 06:54 PM

    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 12-03-2014 05:46 PM

    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 12-03-2014 02:52 PM

    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 06-03-2014 11:15 PM

    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...
  • We need a political platform if we want change, says General VK Singh 06-03-2014 10:47 PM

    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 05-03-2014 11:52 PM

    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...
  • BJP won't come to power, TMC will be the third largest party: Mamata 05-03-2014 09:24 PM

    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...
  • Anna backs Gen VK Singh's decision to join BJP, endorses Kiran Bedi 04-03-2014 03:10 PM

    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 02-03-2014 06:21 PM

    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...
  • Will campaign for 50 Independent candidates across India: Anna 01-03-2014 11:36 PM

    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 01-03-2014 07:49 AM

    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 27-02-2014 09:09 PM

    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...
  • TMC to contest all Delhi Lok Sabha seats 24-02-2014 10:00 PM

    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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Anna-Mamata meet 23-02-2014 11:28 AM

    Cyrus Broacha takes on Anna Hazare and Mamata Banerjee meet, which took place in New Delhi. After the meet Anna hit out at Arvind Kejriwal saying he now has national ambition. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-02-2014 11:10 PM

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  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-02-2014 10:35 PM

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  • News 360: TN's decision to release Rajiv killers shocks Congress 19-02-2014 08:40 PM

    It is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's masterstroke. Jayalalithaa has now put the ball in the Centre's court by ordering the release of all 7 Rajiv Gandhi killers from jail. She has given just three days' time to the Centre to ratify the decision. The Centre is shocked by...
  • Kejriwal a changed person, is eyeing PM's chair: Anna Hazare 19-02-2014 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare has once again lashed out at his former associate Arvind Kejriwal, the ex-Chief Minister of Delhi. "Arvind Kejriwal is a changed person. He is eyeing the Prime Minister's chair," Anna told CNN-IBN. "He had earlier said he will not take a bungalow but now, even after...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Mamata in PM race with Anna's endorsement? 19-02-2014 07:23 PM

    The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that a non-UPA, non-NDA federal front will form the government next. Earlier in the day, she met with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare who said that there was no other leader like Mamata Banerjee. Mamata too said Anna will select her party's...
  • Won't oppose or support Kejriwal, Modi: Anna 19-02-2014 05:23 PM

    Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said, "I don't support Narendra Modi. I don't oppose or support Arvind Kejriwal." Whatever I need to do for the good of the country, I will do, he added. ...