Protest Fast

  • Hazare's fast not to be in Delhi: Kiran Bedi 23-12-2011 04:46 PM

    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...
  • Anna should call off his fast: Agnivesh 25-08-2011 09:32 PM

    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 as a threat to Parliament...
  • Doctors concerned about Anna's health 25-08-2011 08:54 PM

    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 25-08-2011 05:16 PM

    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 four-member team of...
  • I can fast for nine more days: Anna Hazare 24-08-2011 05:47 PM

    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 24-08-2011 03:57 PM

    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? 23-08-2011 07:16 AM

    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...
  • Bangalore: protests in support of Anna continue 21-08-2011 04:41 PM

    Bangalore: India's IT hub seemed to transform to a different level as scores of anti-corruption 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 anti-corruption campaign...
  • Anna Hazare's fast enters sixth day 21-08-2011 10:27 AM

    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...
  • More crowds at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday night 21-08-2011 09:47 AM

    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...
  • No more talks, pass Bill by Aug 30: Team Anna 20-08-2011 01:42 PM

    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 people-power 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 20-08-2011 01:13 PM

    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...
  • Scarcity of water at Anna's protest venue 20-08-2011 12:26 PM

    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...
  • Anna's cause should be channelised properly: Cong 19-08-2011 01:22 PM

    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 19-08-2011 11:56 AM

    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 anti-corruption crusader left the prison after spending almost 70 hours there. The crowd swelled as Hazare's convoy passed though some of the important...
  • Anna's fast may go beyond 15 days: Team Anna 19-08-2011 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: Team Anna Hazare on Friday said the 15-day 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 73-year-old Gandhian was actually planning a longer programme for the protest fast...
  • Anna Hazare inspires Pakistani activist to fast 19-08-2011 08:12 AM

    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 anti-graft activist Anna Hazare from a hunger strike this week sparked national protests. The protest by Jhangir Ahktar, an Islamabad businessman who has fasted before...
  • Ramlila Maidan awaits Anna Hazare's arrival 19-08-2011 08:00 AM

    It's been three days of high drama - from the government refusing to give Anna the go ahead for the fast and arresting him - to practically going down on its knees pleading with him to shift to Ramlila Maidan. ...
  • Congress does a u-turn, says Anna is a hero 19-08-2011 07:49 AM

    Days after calling the anti-corruption crusader corrupt, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said, "He's a hero. That's it. Everybody is following him. What is wrong with it? Even I respect him." ...
  • Anna walks out of Tihar Jail after three days 19-08-2011 07:07 AM

    New Delhi: Three days after he shook the government and sparked popular protests, social activist Anna Hazare finally walked out of Tihar Jail on Friday - he will continue his fast at the Ramlila Maidan. He spent a third night at Tihar with his supporters continuing to rally for him...
  • Anna fast: Delhi govt to provide water, power 18-08-2011 10:45 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday said it was ready to provide facilities like water, power and sanitation in Ramlila Maidan where Anna Hazare will launch his indefinite fast for 15 days demanding a strong Lokpal Bill. Delhi Chief Secretary PK Tripathi said the facilities will be provided if Team...
  • Difference in fast by Gandhi, Anna: Tushar Gandhi 18-08-2011 05:21 PM

    Mumbai: Holding that Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement has an element of 'populism' about it, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Tushar has said there is difference in the way the two leaders have used fasting as an instrument of protest. He also feels that while for the Mahatma fasting was a means...
  • World media keeps a close eye on Anna's protest 18-08-2011 03:12 PM

    Anna Hazare's agitation has whipped up the curiosity of the global media. While some international websites have compared it to Egypt's Jamsine Revolution, others are questioning if this Gandhi-like method will help the cause. ...
  • Anna to reach fast venue tomorrow: Agnivesh 18-08-2011 02:57 PM

    Social Activist Swami Agnivesh said Anna Hazare will stay in Tihar Jail on Thursday night as the Ramlila Maidan grounds are not ready for the rally yet. ...
  • Anna not undertaking fast unto death: Kiran Bedi 18-08-2011 02:49 PM

    Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's aide Kiran Bedi clarified on Thursday that Hazare's fast is indefinite, not fast unto death. ...
  • Team Anna gives undertaking to abide by rules 18-08-2011 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: Team Anna has given a two-page undertaking to police on its protest fast in Ramlila Maidan, saying they would abide by existing rules and regulations and the crowd will not exceed the capacity of the ground, which is around 25,000 people. In the undertaking signed by Anna Hazare...
  • Is Anna's agitation going to win the war against corruption?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether Anna's agitation is going to win the war against corruption. ...
  • Ramlila Maidan getting ready for Anna's fast 18-08-2011 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: Hectic preparations were on at the Ramlila Maidan on Thursday where authorities have pulled out all the stops to make the venue ready for Anna Hazare to hold his protest fast against corruption. As the Hazare Team announced that they have reached an agreement with the government over...
  • Anna's protest: citizens' right or blackmail? 18-08-2011 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Team Anna versus government deadlock seems to be over for now. Anna Hazare has been given the go ahead to fast for 15 days at Ramlila Maidan. But the civil society is split over whether his method of protest falls in the category of blackmail. Apart from...