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  • 'Glad Team Anna's intentions are now in the open' August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: With Team Anna indicating that they may come out with a political alternative, the UPA government on Thursday claimed that its stand on the movement by Anna Hazare and his team has been vindicated and it was glad that their intention has come out in the open. "We have...
  • Kejriwal dares govt, refuses to end his fast August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The standoff between the government and Team Anna has now reached the crisis point. Even on day 8 of social activist Anna Hazare's agitation at Jantar Mantar, there was still no sight of either the government or his team softening their stand. As concern mounted over the declining health...
  • Full text of Delhi police's letter to Team Anna August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi police has written a letter to Team Anna, asking its members to call off their fast. The Delhi Police said that the Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal, Gopal Rai and Manish Sisodia should be hospitalised immediately. Here's the full text of the letter: OFFICE OF THE ADDL....
  • Govt can't force me to end my fast, says Kejriwal August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: 6:35 pm: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal insists that he won't end his fast until there is some solution. "Government cannot force me to end my fast," said Kejriwal. 4.05 pm: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has appealed Team Anna to call off their fast. "They should give time to...
  • Anna's fast enters day four, health a major concern August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: As Anna Hazares indefinite fast entered the fourth day on Wednesday, 400 of his supporters including Team member Arvind Kejriwal, who've been fasting for a week have warned against being forcibly hospitalised even as their health deteriorates. Doctors on Wednesday said that the condition of Kejriwal was serious but...
  • Anna angered by UPA silence, rules out talks July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: On third day of his indefinite fast, Anna Hazare regretted the attack on media by his supporters and warned that he will call off his fast if they again indulge in violence. "Media and we have to work together to strengthen democracy. I request all not to misbehave...
  • Anna's fast today, stage set for confrontation July 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare is all set to join his protesting team at the Jantar Mantar on Sunday, beginning his fast for a strong Lokpal Bill. Since it is a Sunday, the crowds too are expected to be strong. Anna joins the fast despite requests from his team against it. "I...
  • Kejriwal asks Anna not to fast; protest at 7 RCR July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal has requested Anna Hazare not to go on fast from Sunday. Kejriwal's plea comes on the day 4 of the agitation, just minutes after there was an incident of stone pelting by Anna's supporters reported from outside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence ...
  • Team Anna is maligning us, says Congress July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: 2:45 pm: Reacting to the reports of protests by NSUI members at the Team Anna fast venue, Congress leader V Narayanasamy said that the allegations were unfounded. "As far as Congress or NSUI is concerned, we are not a party of violence and follow democratic principles. The allegation...
  • Team Anna back on the 'fast' track against corruption July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The indefinite fast announced by the Team Anna to demand an independent probe into allegations of corruption against 15 ministers will begin from Wednesday at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal had warned that they would release details of corruption against Presidentelect Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Anna sticks to Lokpal, team guns for 'corrupt' ministers July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare and his team on Tuesday spoke in different voices on the indefinite fast from July 25 with the activist asserting that it is for Lokpal Bill while his aides said it is limited to their three demands, including a special probe into allegations against...
  • Team Anna to fast, calls President Pranab corrupt July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare, 74, is all set to sit on an indefinate fast from July 29 along with his team members at Jantar Mantar to push for a strong Lokpal Bill. Taking on the government, Anna and his associates at a press conference on Monday evening said...
  • Telangana: Jagan begins 48hour fast for farmers January 10, 2012

    YSR Congress Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy began his fast at the Nizamabad district which falls in the Telangana region of AP. The TRS has threatened to obstruct his tour demanding he make his stand on Telangana clear ...
  • Hazare's fast not to be in Delhi: Kiran Bedi December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Friday ruled out Delhi as the venue for Anna Hazare's fast against Lokpal Bill from December 27, citing winter chill in the capital. "Delhi option won't be open because it is too cold then, it cannot be the venue. You have got to...
  • Anna should call off his fast: Agnivesh August 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who is on board Team Anna, on Thursday said it was time Anna Hazare called off his fast, making it clear that any appearance of threats to Parliament is not becoming of a Gandhian. "This is some sort of...seen...
  • Doctors concerned about Anna's health August 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid mounting concern about Anna Hazare's health as his fast continued for the tenth day, doctors on Thursday night said the Gandhian's condition was "stable" but there is reason to worry. "Till now his condition is stable. But there is reason to worry as today is 10th day...
  • Sonia appeals to Anna to end his fast August 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday appealed to Anna Hazare to end his protest fast against corruption. Sonia, who underwent a surgery in the US on August 4, issued the appeal a few hours after the Lok Sabha requested the same. Sonia had constituted a fourmember team of Rahul...
  • I can fast for nine more days: Anna Hazare August 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid concerns over his health as his protest entered ninth day, Anna Hazare on Wednesday said he could fast for another nine days. "My fast has entered the ninth day. Nothing will happen to me. I can fast for another nine days. We will fight together," he told...
  • Day 9 of Anna's fast: scenes from Ramlila Maidan August 24, 2011

    On day 9 of his fast, Anna Hazare remains adamant and supporters throng Ramlila Maidan to show solidarity. ...
  • Anna's health deteriorates; how long can he fast? August 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Day eight into his fast, Anna Hazare has lost five kilograms. His weight is down from 72 to 67 kilograms. His blood pressure is at 130/90 and the heart rate is slightly high at 90. A team of government doctors and another team from the Medanta Hospital are constantly...
  • Bangalore: protests in support of Anna continue August 21, 2011

    Bangalore: India's IT hub seemed to transform to a different level as scores of anticorruption crusaders including US students, took centre stage at Freedom Park on Sunday,voicing their support for Anna Hazare. Eleven American students turned up for rallies and protest marches being held in support of the anticorruption campaign...
  • Anna Hazare's fast enters sixth day August 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Gandhian activist Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal bill entered the sixth day in New Delhi on Sunday, with thousands packing the spacious Ramlila ground. Hazare, 74, "is fine", an activist of India Against Corruption said. "He was fine till late yesterday, and so is the condition now...
  • More crowds at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday night August 21, 2011

    New Delhi: In a setback to the government which has been hoping that support for Anna Hazare would fizzle out with time, the second consecutive night of the Gandhian's protest witnessed more crowds than the first. The large number of supporters was due to a clear sky with rains not playing...
  • No more talks, pass Bill by Aug 30: Team Anna August 20, 2011

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. As Anna Hazare's fast finally gets underway at Delhi's Ramlila ground. It's time to ask serious questions about Anna Hazare's attitude to Parliament and the implications of the peoplepower movement he's created. Those are the issues I will raise with two of...
  • Fight will go on till we get a strong Lokpal: Anna August 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's fast demanding a strong Lokpal entered the fifth day on Saturday with his Team saying they were ready to talk to the government but no such communication channels have been opened. Hazare came to the podium at around 10 am as supporters started pouring in Ramlila Maidan...
  • Scarcity of water at Anna's protest venue August 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Scarcity of water at Anna Hazare's protest venue appears to be putting the Gandhian's supporters at unease as scores of them had to avail medical care, with one of them even fainting and being rushed to a hospital. According to Delhi Medical Association which has set up medical facility...
  • Anna's cause should be channelised properly: Cong August 19, 2011

    Congress leader Harish Rawat on Friday said any person who is a social activist and fighting for a cause of the people of the country is a hero. ...
  • Tihar to Ramlila, people rally behind Anna August 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Thousands of people joined Anna Hazares rally from the Tihar Jail to the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Friday despite heavy rains as the anticorruption crusader left the prison after spending almost 70 hours there. The crowd swelled as Hazare's convoy passed though some of the important landmarks...
  • Anna's fast may go beyond 15 days: Team Anna August 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Team Anna Hazare on Friday said the 15day fast for a strong Lokpal Bill may go beyond the period depending upon the government's response to the agitation. Hazare's associate and RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal said the 73yearold Gandhian was actually planning a longer programme for the protest fast...
  • Anna Hazare inspires Pakistani activist to fast August 19, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani political activist plans a fast against corruption and high military spending, mirroring a move in neighbouring India where efforts to stop popular antigraft activist Anna Hazare from a hunger strike this week sparked national protests. The protest by Jhangir Ahktar, an Islamabad businessman who has fasted before to...