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Celebrations At Full Blast At Ramlila Maidan [ Updated 28 Aug 2011, 15:48:23 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 29, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 28: It was celebrations at full blast in Ramlila Maidan today immediately after Anna Hazare broke his fast as thousands of supporters broke into impromptu dancing, singing and waving of tri-colour while sweets and flowers were handed out.

The festivities which began last night reached a crescendo when the Gandhian accepted a glass of coconut water from a Dalit and a Muslim girl—Simran and Ikrah—at 10:20 AM, breaking his 288 hours of fast that began on August 16.

As Haz...
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Hazare Gives Out Recipe For 'Mai Bhi Anna' Thought [ Updated 28 Aug 2011, 14:01:59 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 29, 2011,

New Delhi, Aug 28 : Just wearing Gandhi caps with ‘Mein Bhi Anna (I am Anna)’ will not make you Anna Hazare. This was the message by the Gandhian to his thousands of supporters at Ramlila Maidan as he prescribed a five-point agenda for them to emulate.

“I am seeing people wearing Gandhi caps with ‘Mein bhi Anna’. Just wearing those caps will not make you Anna. If you want to become Anna, you have to keep certain things in mind,” he said.

The 74-year-old activist said while h...


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Nation's Victory, Thousands Begin March From India Gate [ Updated 28 Aug 2011, 20:51:37 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 29, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 28: Thousands gathered at India Gate this evening to celebrate victory of Anna Hazare's crusade against anti-corruption took the nation by storm. The Gandhian on Sunday broke his 12-day fast declaring that electoral reforms will be on top of his agenda.

After days of protest, festivities which began last night after Parliament passed a resolution agreeing in-principle to Hazare's three demands on Lokpal issue, reached a crescendo when the Gandhian accepted a glass of coco...
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Anna Breaks 13-Day Fast: Gives Call For Right To Recall, Right To Reject [ Updated 28 Aug 2011, 13:45:54 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 29, 2011,

New Delhi, Aug 28: In front of a huge near-delirious crowd of  vociferous supporters at the historic Ramlila Maidan, noted Gandhian activist Anna Hazare on Sunday ended his 13-day-long fast by taking coconut water mixed with honey from a Dalit girl (Simran) and a Muslim girl (Ikra), and after a brief speech left for Dr Naresh Trehan's Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon in a well-equipped ambulance.
 
In his significant speech, Anna made the following salient points:
 
- He would not rest w...


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Lokpal debate in Parliament today; Anna firm on key demands

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 27, 2011,
New Delhi: Parliament will on Saturday hold a special sitting to take up the Lokpal issue in a bid to end the dragging fast by Anna Hazare even as the 74-year-old anti-corruption campaigner hardened his stand on his key three demands. The decision to hold a special sitting of parliament to break the logjam over the Lokpal issue came even as Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said that a Lokpal bill could not alone end corruption and suggested the setting up of an autonomous Lokpal...
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BJP Leaders Leave Ramlila Ground Amid Cries Of 'Chor Chor'

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 27, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 26: Anger against peoples’ representatives was in full display at the Ramlila Maidan today when BJP leaders Gopinath Munde and Ananth Kumar had to abruptly leave the ground after being greeted with cries of ‘chor chor’ from the crowd.

Munde and Kumar had come to the Ramlila Maidan to meet Anna Hazare, whose fast entered the 11th day today, and were speaking to the media after meeting the Gandhian. 

As Munde and Kumar started addressing a press conference on the grou...
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Team Anna Says, Mere Discussion Is Not Enough, Parliament Need To Pass A Resolution [ Updated 26 Aug 2011, 11:44:59 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 27, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Team Anna member and senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan said today that mere discussion on the Jan Lokpal Bill was not enough and Parliament need to pass a resolution on the issue. Only after a resolution is passed, Anna will break his fast, he added.
 
Speaking to reporters after meeting CPI-M leader Prakash Karat, Prashant Bhushan said, the Lokpal issue has been hanging fire for the last 42 years and had been introduced in Parliament at least 8 times. The bills were sent...
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Rahul Gandhi Says, Lokpal Alone Will Not Help Root Out Corruption, Strong Laws Needed [ Updated 26 Aug 2011, 13:31:38 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 27, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Breaking his silence, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today asserted that Lokpal Act alone will not help eradicate corruption and appeared to disapprove Anna Hazare's fast, saying "individual dictates" must not weaken democratic process as dangerous precedent could be set.

Agreeing that "corruption is pervasive" which operates at "every level", Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha that a set of effective laws along with creation of an statutory institution of Lokpal like the El...
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Anna's Letter To PM: Will Break Fast If Parliament Agrees To Key Demands [ Updated 26 Aug 2011, 14:38:33 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 27, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Amid hectic efforts to break the deadlock on Lokpal issue, Anna Hazare today shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he would break his fast if Parliament agrees to his three key demands but will continue his protest till the legislation is passed.

Hazare’s letter to Singh also contains his Team’s version of a resolution to be moved in Parliament which details his three demands—all civil servants should be brought under Lokpal, a Citizen Chart...
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Lokpal Bill: House hopes to send Anna Hazare home

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 27, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Hopes of a solution to the 11-day standoff between government and Team Anna were delicately balanced as Parliament was finally set to discuss the setting up of a Lokpal on Saturday. Central to the discussion would be what the House decides on the three key demands of Anna Hazare. If they are accommodated, Anna is expected to give up his fast. (At the time of going to press around midnight, law minister Salman Khurshid was meeting with Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit, Bhaiyyuj...

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'In 1996, fast had same effect on Anna Hazare'

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 27, 2011,
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Friday completed his 11th day of fasting, making his agitation in Delhi his second-longest fast ever. In 1996, he fasted for 14 days to demand the removal of two Maharashtra cabinet members. But, back in 1996, Hazare was only 59 years old; today he is 74.

A Pune-based doctor who attended to Hazare in 1996 said not much seems to have changed in the Gandhian's fitness, thanks to yoga and a balanced diet. Going by reports from Delhi, Hazare seems...

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Team Anna Calls For 'Dilli chalo' March From Saturday [ Updated 25 Aug 2011, 16:20:56 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 26, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 25:  Team Anna Hazare today gave a call to the people to peacefully march towards the national capital from Saturday if the government fails to resolve the Lokpal issue.

Arvind Kejriwal, core member of Hazare’s team, also appealed to people here to hold a protest outside the 7, Race Course Road official residence of the Prime Minister demanding tabling of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament.  He asked the Prime Minister why he is not doing anything about the Jan Lokpal Bill.

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Anna's Condition Met; LS To Discuss Jan Lokpal On Friday [ Updated 25 Aug 2011, 22:58:06 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 26, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 25: Anna Hazare’s major demand is set to be met with the government today deciding to have a discussion in the Lok Sabha tomorrow on the Jan Lokpal Bill. 

Sources said the discussion will take place on the Bill in the shape of a “document” and its salient features after which the records of the debate are expected to be sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee examining the Lokpal Bill. 

It was, however, not clear immediately whether the debate would be held und...
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Anna Demands Debate In Parliament On Lokpal From Friday [ Updated 25 Aug 2011, 18:43:51 ]

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 26, 2011,

New Delhi, Aug 25 :  Reacting to Parliament’s appeal to end his fast, Anna Hazare today demanded that Parliament discuss from tomorrow three key issues on Jan Lokpal and create an agreement, failing which he will not end his fast. 

“I have sent a message to the Prime Minister. If you want to pass Jan Lokpal bill then start the discussion tomorrow morning. I have three demands. If there is support (for them), then I can consider ending the fast,” he told his supporters at the Raml...


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Parliament Appeals To Anna To End Fast

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 26, 2011,
New Delhi, Aug 25: On the tenth day of Anna Hazare’s fast, Lok Sabha today unanimously appealed to him to end his hunger strike as his life was “much too precious”, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he has “registered his point” and that Jan Lokpal would be considered by Parliament.

Singh hailed the Gandhian, saying he had become “an embodiment of the disgust and concern of the people over corruption” and that he respected him.

“I respect his idealism. I respect h...
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Lokpal logjam: PM walks extra mile, Anna Hazare unmoved

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 26, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Hopes of a resolution to the Anna-government standoff flickered from time to time on Thursday but eventually it remained unclear when the Gandhian would call off his 10-day fast. The eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation was continuing till midnight.

The Prime Minister first raised hopes by offering to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill, as drafted by Team Anna, for discussion in Parliament. But this was rebuffed by Anna Hazare who insisted on an assurance that the three sticking poi...

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Anna Hazare's fast enters tenth day

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Thursday, August 25, 2011,


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Ramdev gate crashes into protest venue

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Thursday, August 25, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Yoga guru Ramdev gate crashed into the Ramlila Maidan on Wednesday, even taking the stage to address the audience, despite reservations expressed by Team Anna.

Baba Ramdev said he wanted to express solidarity in Anna's fight against corruption. Ramdev also chose to use the occasion to remind the crowd about the alleged "police brutality'' that he had to face in June when he was evicted from the same venue in a midnight crackdown during his protest against black money stash...

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Over 24 lakh vote against graft in TOI campaign

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Thursday, August 25, 2011,
Last Sunday, we reported that over a million (10 lakh) people had cast their vote on The Times of India`s online campaign, `Against Corruption Together` or ACT. The numbers amazed us. But what is truly, truly stunning is the pace at which those numbers have grown since.

By midnight of Tuesday-Wednesday, the number of voters had doubled to two million, or 20 lakh, in what is almost certainly an unprecedented display of online activism. That`s more than the population of 78 countries...

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Lokpal logjam: UPA hardens stand, Anna Hazare calls for jail bharo agitation

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Thursday, August 25, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Blow hot, blow cold. In fact, the breeze that wafted from government turned so icy on Wednesday that it threatened to virtually deep-freeze the talks between it and Team Anna. Assurances held out on Tuesday were withdrawn and concern for Anna's health was dismissed, said Team Anna members, while government leaders told them that the parliamentary process wouldn't be shortened to rush through the Lokpal Bill.

Hopes of a resolution to the standoff dipped sharply as there ...

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MOHIT JAIN IN http://www.indiancolleges.com

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 22, 2011,

Teenager creates a site supporting Anna Hazare

Mohit Jain is a 16-year-old supporter of Anna Hazare who created a website on anti-corruption in 24 hours.

“No one taught me how to create a website. I did not go to any classes. I put it up in a day and keep updating it,” says the teenager from Puducherry.

It was Baba Ramdev’s stance against corruption that initially inspired Mohit to create the website. “I couldn’t go to Delhi and decided to do something about it,” he explains.

L...


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Crowding glory: Over 1 lakh throng Ramlila

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 22, 2011,
NEW DELHI: An angry tide converged at Ramlila Ground on Sunday. As 74-year-old Anna Hazare entered the sixth day of his fast, the ranks of his supporters swelled to over 1 lakh, making it the biggest show of people's power at the ground in decades.

Supporters from across the country streamed in relentlessly through the day, singing and chanting, waving the Tricolor and wearing the 'Anna topi' to back the anti-corruption movement. Sunday's numbers were easily five times that seen at t...

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Anna's fast enters seventh day, govt initiates talks

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 22, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Activist Anna Hazare had lost five kg of weight as he entered his seventh day of fast for a strong anti-corruption bill on Monday, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said.

"Ketone particles have been traced from his blood and urine... He has lost five kg of weight, his health is all right otherwise," Kejriwal told reporters at Ramlila Ground where Anna Hazare is sitting on fast.

Ketones are particles created by the body during starvation, and are meant to provide an alte...

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Anna Ki Rasoi: Can't fight on empty stomach

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Monday, August 22, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Over one lakh supporters who turned up at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday were treated to the gourmet cooking of 'Anna ki Rasoi' - what started as a small kitchen with 20 volunteers has transformed overnight into a unit capable of feeding over one lakh people.

The breakfast menu had tea, puri and sabji while the lunch was an option between rajma-chawal and chhole-chawal . Daal-chawal , along with chhole-kulche and rajma, was served for dinner.

Sanjay Sharma, one of the organize...

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Anna's hyperboles may yet produce a strong Lokpal

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 20, 2011,

Although the Manmohan Singh government has been battered and bruised by its inept handling of civil society activists, the latter's claim of being harbingers of a second independence movement has also begun to wear thin.

The terms to which Anna Hazare agreed while negotiating with the government while in Tihar Jail - that he will not undertake a fast-unto-death and that his hunger-strike will be medically monitored - represent a climb-down. It is too early to say whether a conditiona...


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Anna Hazare rides wrath yatra, ups ante on Jan Lokpal Bill

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 20, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Emboldened by the swelling crowds at Ramlila Maidan, Gandhian anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare upped the ante within hours of emerging from Tihar Jail on Friday. He set a three-week deadline for Parliament to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill, pending which he wouldn't budge from the ground. This was not only contrary to his group's commitment to vacate the protest site by August 31, but was also seen to be brushing aside parliamentary processes as no such deadline is set for st...
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Anna ups the ante; says will not end fast till Bill is passed

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Saturday, August 20, 2011,

New Delhi: Upping the ante, social activist Anna Hazare on Friday gave a 12 day deadline to the government to pass the Jan Lokpal bill failing which he will continue his fast ''till my last breath''.

At the same time, Team Anna said that a dialogue with the government is the only way out although they will not compromise on corruption. Addressing a press conference at Ramlila Grounds where he moved from Tihar Jail earlier on Friday to begin his 15-day protest, Mr. Hazare made a surprise...


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Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 19, 2011,
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Times view: 10 measures to reduce corruption

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 19, 2011,
NEW DELHI: The Times of India believes that a strong anti-corruption law and a mechanism with the teeth to make it work are crucial if corruption is to be effectively fought. To that extent, a strongLokpal is a must. However, the Lokpal is not an end in itself, but one of many means to an end, none of them mutually exclusive of the other. Here are 10 other measures that should help reduce corruption 

1. Introduce state-funding as part of election reforms: The high cost of elections and candida...

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Anna Hazare to leave Tihar at 11 am, head for Ramlila Ground

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Friday, August 19, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Anna Hazare will come out of Tihar Jail at 11 am and will go to Rajghat, the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, before he launches his fortnight long protest from Ramlila Ground. 

73-year-old Hazare, who is on fast for the fourth day and had spent the last three nights in Tihar jail, will address the crowd of supporters that have been thronging outside the prison complex for the last four days. 

Hazare's associate Kiran Bedi told reporters that he will go in a procession from the jail to May...

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Anna Hazare agrees to 14 days fast

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Thursday, August 18, 2011,
Confrontation between Team Anna and Delhi police ends as Anna Hazare gets permission for two weeks of fasting.


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Anna Hazare to remain in Tihar Jail till venue is ready: Arvind Kejriwal

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Thursday, August 18, 2011,
NEW DELHI: Although social activist Anna Hazare has accepted the police condition of fasting at Ramlila Ground for two weeks, he will stay put in the Tihar jail till the MCD has made the ground all right.

After the relentless rains, the ground apparently is unusable and slushy. The MCD is working to get this in order.

Speaking to TOI, the leading player of the movement, Arvind Kejriwal said Anna Hazare will leave Tihar only when the Ramlila ground is ready. He will not move anywhere e...

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Anna Hazare accepts Delhi Police offer, to fast for 15 days

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Thursday, August 18, 2011,
New Delhi: In a late night breakthrough in the deadlock between Anna Hazare and Delhi Police over the duration of his anti-corruption protest, the Gandhian accepted the offer for 14 days of hunger strike beginning on Thursday at the Ramlila Maidan.

"Anna has accepted the DP (Delhi Police) permission for two weeks (of fast). Anna now shall be at the Ramlila Ground post 3 pm", Hazare's aide Kiran Bedi tweeted.

The breakthrough came after a nearly 30-minute meeting Hazare aides Bedi, Prasha...
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Anna Hazare spends night in Tihar jail

Posted by mohit kumar jain on Wednesday, August 17, 2011,
NEW DELHI: After Anna Hazare's refusal to walk out, Tihar jail authorities allotted him a room to spend night in the jail, TV channels reported. Anna is continuing his fast in the jail.

The government on Tuesday was at sixes and sevens over Anna Hazare's steely determination to carry on with his indefinite fast despite his unexpected arrest and his equally sudden release in the face of mounting countrywide protests. Anna scornfully rejected his release, saying he would leave Tihar Jai...

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