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Seven years after AAP's squabbles with UPA, NDA governments, Arvind Kejriwal now sees wisdom in political coexistence
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Seven years after AAP's squabbles with UPA, NDA governments, Arvind Kejriwal now sees wisdom in political coexistence

Arvind Kejriwal, who came to the forefront in 2011 with the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement, started as a firebrand orator training his guns at political parties, but seven years later, has donned the image of a moderately combative people’s leader

Maharashtra govt downgrades security cover to Sachin Tendulkar, Eknath Khadse; upgrades protection for Aaditya Thackeray, Anna Hazare
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Maharashtra govt downgrades security cover to Sachin Tendulkar, Eknath Khadse; upgrades protection for Aaditya Thackeray, Anna Hazare

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, while that of Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray upgraded to 'Z' category, an official said on Wednesday

Anna Hazare's village shows Swedish scientists a way to deal with their water problems
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Anna Hazare's village shows Swedish scientists a way to deal with their water problems

Storsudret receives alot of rainwater but the challenge is to collect and store it to last the summer.

Anna Hazare accuses Narendra Modi govt of ‘betraying’ people after Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment bill
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Anna Hazare accuses Narendra Modi govt of ‘betraying’ people after Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment bill

A day after the Lok Sabha passed amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday accused the Union government of betraying Indian citizens through the move.

India gets first Lokpal: Whether ombudsman will bring in change or be restricted to optics remains a question
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India gets first Lokpal: Whether ombudsman will bring in change or be restricted to optics remains a question

With the appointment of former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose as country’s first Lokpal, it will be interesting to see what tangible changes it can lead to or will it remain good for optics alone

Centre was 'forced' to appoint Lokpal under pressure of Supreme Court, people's movement, says Anna Hazare
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Centre was 'forced' to appoint Lokpal under pressure of Supreme Court, people's movement, says Anna Hazare

Hazare said that the Lokpal was being appointed nine years since the people's movement for the ombudsman's post. "The world is now seeing how powerful the public is. The Supreme Court is also very powerful," the activist said.

#MainBhiChowkidar: Narendra Modi's digital campaign aims to surpass Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot outreach of one crore
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#MainBhiChowkidar: Narendra Modi's digital campaign aims to surpass Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot outreach of one crore

Similar to the ‘NaMo Again’ campaign, this initiative shall come up with merchandise. The ‘NaMo Again’ campaign includes caps, T-shirts, etc., with printed slogans – all available online.

Justice PC Ghose likely to be India's first Lokpal: Ex-SC judge ordered framing of charges against LK Advani in Babri Masjid case
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Justice PC Ghose likely to be India's first Lokpal: Ex-SC judge ordered framing of charges against LK Advani in Babri Masjid case

Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to be named as India's first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.

Anna Hazare calls off seven-day fast: Is he no longer the force he was back in 2003 and 2011?
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Anna Hazare calls off seven-day fast: Is he no longer the force he was back in 2003 and 2011?

As Anna Hazare called off his seven-day fast for the formation of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states, the anti-corruption crusader who once drew thousands to the national capital's central protest grounds must now grapple with his new image as an activist diminished.

Anna Hazare calls off fast after talk with Devendra Fadnavis; Maharashtra CM says Lokpal appointment process to begin soon
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Anna Hazare calls off fast after talk with Devendra Fadnavis; Maharashtra CM says Lokpal appointment process to begin soon

Hazare has also been demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations on ways to address agrarian distress, besides electoral reforms.

Devendra Fadnavis meets Anna Hazare in Maharashtra's Ralegan Siddhi, supports social activist's demand to set up Lokpal, Lokayuktas
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Devendra Fadnavis meets Anna Hazare in Maharashtra's Ralegan Siddhi, supports social activist's demand to set up Lokpal, Lokayuktas

Hazare claimed that senior BJP leaders who once vehemently backed his Lokpal demand had turned 'allergic' to it after coming to power.

Anna Hazare loses 5 kgs of weight on seventh day of indefinite hunger strike demanding setting up of Lokpal and Lokayuktas
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Anna Hazare loses 5 kgs of weight on seventh day of indefinite hunger strike demanding setting up of Lokpal and Lokayuktas

Hazare went on a hunger strike from 30 January demanding the setting up of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states

Devendra Fadnavis says Maharashtra govt has agreed to almost all of Anna Hazare's demands, asks activist to end his hunger strike
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Devendra Fadnavis says Maharashtra govt has agreed to almost all of Anna Hazare's demands, asks activist to end his hunger strike

Anna Hazare had earlier warned that if the Modi government did not fulfil its promises, he would return his Padma Bhushan award.

If Anna Hazare's agitation spreads across India, there will be chaos: Shiv Sena tells govt as fast enters sixth day
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If Anna Hazare's agitation spreads across India, there will be chaos: Shiv Sena tells govt as fast enters sixth day

Anna Hazare, the face of the Lokpal movement, has been demanding the appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs at the Centre and in Maharashtra and resolution of farmers' issue

Anna Hazare says don't want Padma Bhushan if Centre doesn't fulfil Lokpal, Swaminathan Commission demands
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Anna Hazare says don't want Padma Bhushan if Centre doesn't fulfil Lokpal, Swaminathan Commission demands

Social activist Anna Hazare, whose indefinite hunger strike entered the fifth day on Sunday, warned that if the Narendra Modi government did not fulfil its promises, he would return his Padma Bhushan.

Modi will 'be held responsible' if anything happens to me, says Anna Hazare as his fast continues on 5th day
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Modi will 'be held responsible' if anything happens to me, says Anna Hazare as his fast continues on 5th day

Social activist Anna Hazare's indefinite hunger strike entered the fifth day on Sunday even as villagers blocked a state highway in support of his agitation in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, leading to traffic jams in the area.

Anna Hazare’s blood pressure, blood sugar levels spike significantly as hunger strike enters third day
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Anna Hazare’s blood pressure, blood sugar levels spike significantly as hunger strike enters third day

On the third day of Anna Hazare's hunger strike, his doctor stated that the 81-year-old's blood pressure and blood sugar levels had significantly increased

Anna Hazare begins hunger strike over Lokpal, Lokayukta Act; activist 'disappointed' with Maharashtra govt, says aide
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Anna Hazare begins hunger strike over Lokpal, Lokayukta Act; activist 'disappointed' with Maharashtra govt, says aide

Social activist Anna Hazare offered prayers at a Ralegan Siddhi temple and began a hunger strike over "non-fulfilment" of assurances by the Centre and the Maharashtra government on the appointment of Lokpal and passage of the Lokayukta Act in the state.

Maharashtra CMO to come under jurisdiction of Lokayukta, says Girish Mahajan, says new bill will bring transparency in govt
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Maharashtra CMO to come under jurisdiction of Lokayukta, says Girish Mahajan, says new bill will bring transparency in govt

The Chief Minister's Office (CMO) of Maharashtra will come under the jurisdiction of Lokayukta, said Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan

Anna Hazare to fast for formation of Lokpal and Lokayuktas from 30 January; says strike not against 'a party or person'
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Anna Hazare to fast for formation of Lokpal and Lokayuktas from 30 January; says strike not against 'a party or person'

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced to start his fast for the formation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states from 30 January, also the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which is observed as Martyrs’ Day.