Anti Corruption Movement

  • Will renew anti-corruption movement in 45 days: Anna February 25, 2013

    Bidar: Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said he has decided to renew his movement against corruption in about one-and-a-half month. Addressing a public meeting here after receiving the "Basava Shree" award, he urged those wishing to join his anti corruption movement to SMS him on 99234/99235 upon which he...
  • No idea why Hazare changed stand, says Kejriwal December 10, 2012

    Mumbai: After Anna Hazare said he would not vote for the newly-launched Aam Aadmi Party, its leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Monday at a loss to explain what had made the anti-corruption crusader change his mind. "Earlier, he had supported our party. But I don't know what happened in two...
  • Anna says he won't vote for Kejriwal's party December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Blaming Arvind Kejriwal's fascination for power for split in anti-graft movement, Anna Hazare on Thursday said he will not vote for the Aam Aadmi Party charging that it is going the same way as others by taking the path of 'money through power' and vice versa. Asked whether...
  • Aam Aadmi Party will challenge existing parties: Kejriwal November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: After naming his political party, anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a press conference said that his part Aam Aadmi Party will challenge existing parties. He said the vision of his party is to bring Swaraj in the country. Kejriwal said, "We want politicians to be answerable, accountable to...
  • Kejriwal names his party after common man, calls it 'Aam Aadmi Party' November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday finally gave a name to his long-awaited party, christening it after the ordinary citizen whose rights he has long been fighting for. The name 'Aam Aadmi Party' was proposed by Mayank Gandhi, and adopted at the meet held in the capital on...
  • Anna to hold first meeting of his group today November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare will hold the first meeting of his apolitical anti-corruption movement's Core Committee in New Delhi in which former Army Chief VK Singh will be a special invitee. Hazare, who was in Guwahati to attend some events there and returned to the capital this afternoon, will along...
  • Anna's new anti-corruption team to meet on Nov 24 October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare will meet his new Core Committee in Ralegan Siddhi for two days from November 24 and has invited several eminent persons like former Army chief Gen VK Singh, activist Kiran Bedi said on Saturday. The new Core Committee will meet for the first time just as...
  • No rift with Arvind Kejriwal, says Anna Hazare October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday said that he will support Arvind Kejriwal if the latter stands for elections, while denying that they had any differences. The 75-year-old activist said that he will campaign for Kejriwal if he stands against Union Minister Kapil Sibal and added that his...
  • Politics full of dirt, agitation sacred: Anna Hazare September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Maintaining strong opposition to entering politics as it is "full of dirt", Anna Hazare said on Sunday that he did not get answers from Arvind Kejriwal-led group on questions raised by him on how to organise a political alternative. Hazare, who arrived in the national capital on Sunday...
  • Anna movement to continue, Cong attacks Kejriwal September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: As the Congress seized the opportunity of the widening rift between Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal by saying that the latter used the anti-corruption crusader for his political ambitions, Hazare also declared that he will no more resort to fasting to press for his demands. "Now onwards I...
  • I am yet to decide my future plans: Anna Hazare September 18, 2012

    At a meeting with Medha Patkar and other prominent activists of the country in Pune, Anna Hazare said that he would never join politics. ...
  • Pune: Anna Hazare to meet Medha Patkar September 18, 2012

    Ralegan-Siddhi: Unhappy with the manner in which the anti-corruption movement has been floundering for the past few months, its chief proponent Anna Hazare has decided to take some drastic steps to put it back on track, an official said on Monday. For starters, Hazare has cast his net wider by inviting...
  • 15,000-strong crowd backs Ramdev August 9, 2012

    Quit India movement started 70 years back on August 9, which is why Ramdev has chosen the day to start the fight to bring back black money. ...
  • India Against Corruption to enter electoral fray? August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Nine days after their fast, anti-corruption activist members of India against Corruption (IAC), unofficially called Team Anna, are slated to end their agitation on Friday at 5 pm. This comes after Team Anna made a dramatic announcement of giving the country a political alternative on Thursday. The announcement...
  • Dharnas not enough to fight graft: Amartya Sen July 31, 2012

    As Anna Hazare's fast against corruption enters its third day, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen weighed in with his views on his movement. Sen, former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University, and presently a professor at the Harvard University, said one could not eliminate corruption by simply sitting on dharnas. In an...
  • Can't commit to work under Anna's leadership: Ramdev June 4, 2012

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Ramdev defended his strategy of not naming individuals in his campaign against blackmoney. ...
  • Ramdev threatens fight to finish by August June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of his joint fast with Anna Hazare against UPA government on corruption on Sunday, yoga guru Ramdev threatened the government with a fight to finish by August for bringing back black money stashed abroad. As he headed to Rajghat from Tikri Kalan on Delhi border before reaching the...
  • The Last Word: Arvind Kejriwal vs politicians February 27, 2012

    Has Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal gone overboard with his statements about politicians or are the latter just over-reacting? ...
  • Rs 2.5 cr for Anna's Ramlila stir: Audit report November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Putting rumours about funding of Anna Hazare's agitation in Ramlila Ground to rest, Team Anna on Tuesday announced their audit report, presenting all the details of financial transactions during the 12-day-long anti-corruption movement. Total contributions at Ramlila Maidan between April 1 and September 30 stood at Rs 1.14...
  • Listen: Team Anna vs Cong in the Lokpal tapes October 14, 2011

    The details of what transpired during the Lokpal Bill Joint Drafting Committee meetings between the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Team Anna are out in the open. The audio recordings of the Lokpal Bill Joint Drafting Committee between the Central Government and Team Anna have been accessed by CNN-IBN...
  • Anna's stir shows power of democracy: Army Chief August 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Stating that the nation was in a "morass", Army Chief General V K Singh has said the support that the anti-corruption movement was getting was an indication of "power of democracy, power of people." The country, he said, was passing through "an interesting and turbulent period. ...
  • Comment: People's anger fuels Anna movement August 17, 2011

    Anna Hazare is not every Indian's flavour of the month. Many question his tactics and strategy of battling the government version of the Lokpal Bill. All ordinary Indians do not endorse the way in which he and his colleagues are carrying on the movement for corruption free India. On its...
  • Anna arrest: Shiv Visvanathan's open letter to PM August 16, 2011

    Dear Mr Prime Minister, I am writing this to you as I always assumed you were a decent man. I was waiting for your speech on August 15th, hoping you would somehow say something meaningful on corruption that would redeem your long silence. Your speech was disappointing. What you said was...
  • Comment: Why anti-Anna is not Emergency-II August 16, 2011

    You might say this is my gut feeling, more or less, keeping in mind the tumultuous Emergency days that this anti-corruption movement of Anna Hazare and a section of civil society can certainly snowball into something bigger, something unforeseen both by the Indian State and the Indian people. As an...
  • TWTW: MF Husain's death and more June 12, 2011

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Baba Raamdev, UPA government and other top news. ...
  • FTN: Can India's black money be brought back? June 8, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if India's black money can be brought back. ...
  • FTN: Is Sonia's silence hurting the Congress? June 8, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, Sonia's silence is hurting the Congress ...
  • FTN: Is Ramdev the new icon of the Hindu right? June 7, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, Ramdev is the new icon of the Hindu right. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 7, 2011

    Catch all the top stories of the day with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is Baba Ramdev's campaign losing steam? June 7, 2011

    Baba Ramdev resumed his protest against corruption from Haridwar on Monday. ...