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Posts Tagged ‘Jan Lokpal Bill’

Anna Hazare supporters target Sharad Pawar

Team Anna supporters staged a protest outside the residence of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in the national capital on Monday The anti-corruption activists, who gathered under the banner of India Against Corruption IAC, shouted slogans against the Nationalist Congress Party NCP chief and demonstrated with placards in their hands The [...]

2nd day of fast: Anna forecasts ‘wave of protest’; Govt unmoved

2nd day of fast: Anna forecasts ‘wave of protest’; Govt unmoved

With Team Anna's stir venue Jantar Mantar witnessing a swollen crowd on Sunday, its anti-corruption movement looks back on the track0,000 people Hazare's cry of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" was greeted by a huge applause by his thousands of supporters If Team Anna repeats that feat on Monday, the popular support for it might force the government to [...]

Anna threatens ‘jail bharo’ if demands not met

Anna threatens ‘jail bharo’ if demands not met

Anti corruption activist Anna Hazare has said he will fast at Jantar Mantar tomorrow along with his team members, Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday5 of the 35 ministers face corruption allegations Probe them Punish them if they are guilty But the government is not willing to do so We are left with only one way to protest," he said

Govt not in mood to end corruption, say Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev

Govt not in mood to end corruption, say Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev

Baba Ramdev once again joined hands with Anna Hazare to slam the Centre for failing to act towards tackling corruption and black money Addressing a joint conference, the yoga guru turned anti-corruption crusader said that he will launch a nationwide agitation from August 9 to demand action on corruption and that a strong Lokpal Bill be [...]

Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev to stage day-long fast in Delhi

Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev to stage day-long fast in Delhi

Social activist Anna Hazare is expected to meet yoga guru Baba Ramdev in Delhi today, a day before his day-long fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar here Team Anna termed the Centre's decision to initiate a CBI investigation into the Coalgate as laughable and an eyewash Arvind Kejriwal claimed such a probe was meant to give a clean chit to [...]

Kalam trashes Anna’s lokpal: ‘It will only fill jails, not fight corruption’

Kalam trashes Anna’s lokpal: ‘It will only fill jails, not fight corruption’

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam said Lokpal would only fill up jails while children and youth could begin eradicating corruption from home "What Lokpal will do is if it finds anyone guilty it would put them in jail, and jails will be filled up What we want is nobody should go to jail as we want good human beings," Kalam said while interacting [...]

Anna vows to continue fight against corruption at Jantar Mantar

Anna vows to continue fight against corruption at Jantar Mantar

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare set 2014 deadline for the government to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill Anna, who was on a protest fast on Sunday at the Jantar Mantar said that if people supported him, very soon he would force the government to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill "Government's intention is not clear on removing corruption and that is why [...]

Lokpal Bill to be tabled before March 30: Bansal

The Government on Wednesday said it wants to bring the bill to set up anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokpal, in Rajya Sabha during the first part of the current Budget Session of Parliament87 amendments moved by Opposition and allies in ruling alliance since debate on the Bill was adjourned after the House was adjourned sine die on December [...]

Anna Hazare’s one-day fast in Delhi on March 25

Anna Hazare’s one-day fast in Delhi on March 25

Ahead of Anna Hazare's one-day fast in Delhi, which has now been rescheduled to March 25, to press for protection to whistleblowers, Team Anna on Tuesday accused the ruling Congress of "sabotaging" the Jan Lokpal Bill8 earlier, will now be held on March 25," a statement said5 people, who tried to blow lid of the corruption scams or fought the [...]

UP Elections 2012: Team Anna writes to all parties to clarify their stand on Lokpal Bill

UP Elections 2012: Team Anna writes to all parties to clarify their stand on Lokpal Bill

To question the stand of political parties on the Lokpal Bill and to counter charge that their campaigning has anti-Congress focus,Team Anna on Sunday sent a series of letter starting from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Nitin Gadkari, BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam [...]

Team Anna to tour poll-bound states but won’t campaign

Team Anna to tour poll-bound states but won’t campaign

Team Anna has decided to tour the five poll-bound states, but will not campaign against any particular political party Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan met Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday and said that they were never anti-Congress Claiming that their anti-corruption movement is not targeted against any particular political party, [...]

Jan Lokpal Bill unGandhian says Arundhati Roy

Jan Lokpal Bill unGandhian says Arundhati Roy

Describing most of the anti-corruption movements in the country as right-wing and majoritarian in nature, writer Arundhati Roy on Saturday said the Jan Lokpal Bill, which she said nobody had read, was totally an unGandhian piece of legislation She alleged that it would concentrate power in the hands of a few Ms Roy, who was here in connection [...]

Poll campaign depends on Anna Hazare’s health: Kejriwal

Poll campaign depends on Anna Hazare’s health: Kejriwal

Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the proposed campaign by Anna Hazare in five poll-bound states entirely depended on his health "It depends entirely on his health and suggestions by doctors," he told reporters after visiting Hazare The 74-year-old activist had earlier announced that he would tour the five poll-bound states to [...]

Anna Hazare says struggle against corruption will go on; Core committee to meet tomorrow

Anna Hazare says struggle against corruption will go on; Core committee to meet tomorrow

Anna Hazare today said he will go ahead with his proposed fast here from December 27 if a strong Lokpal Bill is not enacted in the current session of Parliament The activist said he and his supporters were working to eradicate corruption from the country as well as building a strong rural India "Our struggle against corruption is on I will [...]

Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement among Time’s top 10 news stories of 2011

Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement among Time’s top 10 news stories of 2011

Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement that saw Indians rally in support has been named among the top 10 news stories in the world this year by Time magazine, which listed the Arab Spring and killing of Osama bin Laden as the top attention-grabbing headlines0 happenings in 2011 in the field of politics, entertainment, business, sports and pop [...]

Lokpal draft report a disappointment: Team Anna

Lokpal draft report a disappointment: Team Anna

Disappointed over the draft report of the standing committee on Lokpal Bill, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi has warned that going back on commitment given by Parliament would call for a mass movement again When asked for her comments on the draft report which sought to keep lower bureaucracy out of the ambit of the ombudsman, among others, Bedi [...]

FIR against Kiran Bedi: Court orders FIR for cheating and misappropriating funds

FIR against Kiran Bedi: Court orders FIR for cheating and misappropriating funds

A Delhi court on Saturday ordered registration of FIR against former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for allegedly cheating and misappropriating funds in collusion with foreign companies and other foundations20B criminal conspiracy of IPC

Lokpal Bill to be introduced in winter session of Parliament

The Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, said today that the anti-corruption Lokpal bill will be introduced in the winter session of parliament Team Anna had warned that if the bill is not passed in this session, it will campaign against the Congress in states like Uttar Pradesh that vote soon That's not an empty threat Team Anna [...]

CBI anti-corruption wing should be under Lokpal: Team Anna

Demanding that the CBI be brought under the purview of Lokpal, Team Anna today said the role of the ombudsman will be reduced to a post office receiving and forwarding complaints if it does not have control over the anti-corruption wing of the probe agency "Without CBI, Lokpal would be a post office It will forward complaints to CBI for [...]

Citizen’s Charter in Lokpal Bill a must: Team Anna

Team Anna today demanded that Citizen's Charter, specifying a time limit on government departments for providing services, should be included in the Lokpal Bill as it will help the common people to get their work done "Citizen's Charter in the Lokpal Bill is a must It will help people get their work done in a time-bound manner," prominent Team [...]

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