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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.

Supreme Court sets February-end deadline on Lokpal but Centre drags its feet citing technical difficulties, manpower issues
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Supreme Court sets February-end deadline on Lokpal but Centre drags its feet citing technical difficulties, manpower issues

The reasons cited for the delay in process varied from absence of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha (a position which remains vacant in the 16th Lok Sabha as no party managed to win the requisite number of seats) to inability to pass an amendment Bill in the Upper House.

Lokpal case in SC today: Appointment of ombudsman likely to be delayed further as search panel hasn't met in 3 months
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Lokpal case in SC today: Appointment of ombudsman likely to be delayed further as search panel hasn't met in 3 months

As directed by the Supreme Court, the Centre submitted an affidavit, informing it that a search committee had been formed. But reports said the panel has not met in the past 100 days.

Anna Hazare to hold protest in Maharashtra's Ralegan Siddhi over state governments not enacting Lokayukta Acts
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Anna Hazare to hold protest in Maharashtra's Ralegan Siddhi over state governments not enacting Lokayukta Acts

The veteran social activist Anna Hazare had earlier announced he would launch a hunger strike on 2 October, 2018 at his village over non-appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.

Day after quitting AAP, HS Phoolka says converting anti-corruption stir into political party was wrong
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Day after quitting AAP, HS Phoolka says converting anti-corruption stir into political party was wrong

Phoolka said there is a need to form a movement like the one started by Anna Hazare and that many who have left the AAP and others, including lawyers and doctors, need to unite to form an organisation.

Anna Hazare puts off hunger strike after talks with Maharashtra minister, tells govt to fulfil demands by 30 January
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Anna Hazare puts off hunger strike after talks with Maharashtra minister, tells govt to fulfil demands by 30 January

According to sources, Hazare has received a letter from Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh. However, the contents of the letter are not known.

Daily bulletin: Modi govt marks Gandhi Jayanti as Swachhta Divas, Congress to launch Gaddi Choro Andolan; top stories for today
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Daily bulletin: Modi govt marks Gandhi Jayanti as Swachhta Divas, Congress to launch Gaddi Choro Andolan; top stories for today

The 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi will see a host of events today including a world sanitation convention, the Opposition's quit power movement, and a farmers' rally; top stories for today

Ashutosh quits AAP updates: Former party member calls it a 'day of independence' for ex-journalist
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Ashutosh quits AAP updates: Former party member calls it a 'day of independence' for ex-journalist

Ashutosh quits AAP LIVE updates: AAP's Delhi unit spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said Ashutosh's resignation has not been accepted yet and he has been asked to reconsider it

Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike on 2 October, demands independent functioning of CAPC, appointment of Lokpal
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Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike on 2 October, demands independent functioning of CAPC, appointment of Lokpal

In a letter addressed to Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on 31 July, Anna Hazare said he would start his protest at Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district.

AAP’s move to seek alliance with former bête-noire Congress sounds death knell of alternative politics
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AAP’s move to seek alliance with former bête-noire Congress sounds death knell of alternative politics

The AAP’s move to seek an alliance with the Congress, its former bête-noire, in the Lok Sabha polls is an addition to its long list of political flip-flops.

Kumar Vishwas' refusal to toe party line may be attempt to project himself as more credible leader than Arvind Kejriwal
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Kumar Vishwas' refusal to toe party line may be attempt to project himself as more credible leader than Arvind Kejriwal

Kumar Vishwas, by refusing to apologise in defamation cases, is pitching himself as an alternative to Arvind Kejriwal. However, this move may not work for him.

Anna Hazare ends hunger strike after meeting Devendra Fadnavis; Centre agrees to act on Lokpal, farmer woes
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Anna Hazare ends hunger strike after meeting Devendra Fadnavis; Centre agrees to act on Lokpal, farmer woes

On the seventh day of his sit-in protest in New Delhi, social activist Anna Hazare ended his hunger strike after the Centre promised to act on his demands on Thursday.

Anna Hazare's health deteriorates as hunger strike enters sixth day, government still silent on demands
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Anna Hazare's health deteriorates as hunger strike enters sixth day, government still silent on demands

Though Hazare said on Tuesday that the Centre would come up with an action plan on his demands on Wednesday, there was no formal communication from authorities during the day, said Sushil Bhatt, a core committee member of Team Anna.

Anna Hazare seeks roadmap on implementation of demands before ending hunger strike, to meet Nitin Gadkari tomorrow
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Anna Hazare seeks roadmap on implementation of demands before ending hunger strike, to meet Nitin Gadkari tomorrow

Anna Hazare said he would take a decision on calling off his ongoing hunger strike only after the Narendra Modi government comes up with a roadmap on the implementation of demands of fair remuneration for agriculture produce

Anna Hazare’s Delhi agitation sees sparse crowds as tripartite nature of demands dilutes movement
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Anna Hazare’s Delhi agitation sees sparse crowds as tripartite nature of demands dilutes movement

Anna Hazare's andolan at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan was sparsely populated with protestors because of the tripartite nature of his demands.

Anna Hazare to continue indefinite hunger strike, says govt's draft to address his demands is 'useless'
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Anna Hazare to continue indefinite hunger strike, says govt's draft to address his demands is 'useless'

The indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare is set to continue further after he reportedly found the draft sent by the government to address to his demands "useless"

Anna Hazare revives demand for Jan Lokpal Bill at Ramlila Maidan: Farmers' grievances also part of protest
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Anna Hazare revives demand for Jan Lokpal Bill at Ramlila Maidan: Farmers' grievances also part of protest

On Friday, Anna Hazare began his protest at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. This time, several farmers' issues were also raised during the protest.

Anna Hazare begins indefinite hunger strike for Lokpal, says efforts to communicate with Narendra Modi govt failed
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Anna Hazare begins indefinite hunger strike for Lokpal, says efforts to communicate with Narendra Modi govt failed

Anna Hazare said his efforts to communicate with the Modi government on issues of Lokpal and agrarian distress had yielded no result.