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Foreign nationals join Hazare's anti-corruption campaign
Foreign nationals extended their support to veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption here today. ANI

BJP activists in Karnataka support Hazare's crusade against corruption
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists took out a protest march here today to support veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption. ANI

Support for Hazare gathers overwhelming momentum across India
Indians from all walks of life continued to extend their solidarity with veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday. ANI

Government's intention to fight corruption not right, says Hazare
Asserting that the government's intention to fight corruption is not right, veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said if the Lokpal Bill is not passed by August 30, a massive protest will be held throughout the country, which has never been witnessed before. ANI

Vice President Ansari greets people on Janmashtami
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has greeted the people ahead of the joyous occasion of Janmashtami. ANI

Medha Patkar asks Govt. if it wants Anna to sacrifice his life
With Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entering its sixth day today, prominent social activist Medha Patkar asked the government if it wanted Anna to sacrifice his life, as they were not paying any heed to his demands. ANI

Anna's supporters in UP protest outside residences of their lawmakers
Supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare staged a protest outside the residence of Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city on Sunday and made an appeal to the government to take concrete steps to tackle with the prevailing corruption in the country. ANI

Manmohan Singh greets nation on Janamashtami
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has greeted the nation ahead of the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami. ANI

Anna Hazare's supporters protest outside Prime Minister's residence
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's supporters staged a protest outside Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's official 7 Race Course Road residence here on Sunday, and urged him to push for the passing of an effective Lokpal Bill. The supporters numbering about 50, who staged the protest, said that they wanted to meet the Prime Minister. ANI

Kejriwal asks PM to share time and venue to discuss Lokpal Bill issue
Referring to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's readiness to discuss the Lokpal Bill issue, RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, today demanded time and venue from the government to discuss the concerned matter. ANI

'No minister can go for talks unless authorized by PM': Salman Khurshid
Stating that it was an honour for him to have been considered for negotiations, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday the Prime Minister and the party president will decide on who will speak to the civil society activists. ANI

Uttar Pradesh traders join Anna is his crusade against corruption
With Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entering its sixth day today, the traders in Uttar Pradesh said that they would keep their shops open till late night to express solidarity with the veteran social activist. ANI

'I will not back down, even if PM comes to persuade me', says Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, whose fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entered its sixth day on Sunday, said that he would not back down, even if the Prime Minister comes to persuade him. ANI

Standing Committee will look into all aspects before making recommendations: Singhvi
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is also the chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee, which is examining the government's version of the Lokpal Bill, on Sunday said that they will look into all aspects in detail before making their final recommendations to the Parliament. ANI

Lokpal row: Anna does not want to become PM or President, says Hegde
Asserting that the real independence has not reached to the common man, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde today said Anna Hazare does not want to become the Prime Minister or President of the country, but the veteran social activist wants to fight corruption for the betterment of the country. ANI

CBI not free of political control, says Bedi (Update on Bedi)
Former IPS officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Sunday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is not able to function independently due to political interference. ANI

Watch all that waste!
Ladakh has been gradually climbing out of the devastation that struck in August last year when a cloudburst over Leh resulted in massive quantities of water pouring down from the sky on a sleeping population. ANI

Media proved stronger than other three pillars of democracy, says Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said media proved stronger than the other three pillars of democracy. ANI

CBI should free from political control: Kiran Bedi
Emphasising that corruption has destroyed the entire administration, former IPS officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi today said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should free from political control. ANI

Kejriwal complains of poor maintenance of protest venue by civic authorities
Civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday complained that the civic authorities in New Delhi were not taking adequate steps to maintain Ramlila ground, which is the protest venue. ANI

Congress lawmakers slam Hazare for setting deadline to pass Jan Lokpal Bill
Political leaders on Saturday criticised social activist Anna Hazare for setting deadline of August 30 for passing the civil society's version of the Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

Lokpal Bill: Hazare's fast enters sixth day
Social activist Anna Hazare's fast for an effective Jan Lokpal Bill entered its sixth day on Sunday. ANI

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