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Thousands celebrate Anna's victory at India Gate
Hours after Anna Hazare broke his fast for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, thousands of supporters of the veteran social activist gathered at the India Gate here on Sunday evening to celebrate his victory. ANI

Maoist arrested in Bokaro
Security forces arrested a Maoist named Ram Kishen Kisku alias Udit Ji in Suarkatwa area near Jharkhand's Bokaro District on Sunday. ANI

Omar hails ending of Anna's fast
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the ending of fast by veteran social activist Anna Hazare was a victory for people's power and showed the resilience of parliamentary democracy. ANI

BJP will continue to support Anna's fight against corruption: Advani
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday said that his party will continue to support veteran social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption. ANI

India celebrates Anna's victory
Supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare celebrated across the country on Sunday after he ended his 12-day long fast for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill. ANI

'Anna should have broken his fast earlier', reiterates Agnivesh
Asserting that the new development has thrown up a win-win situation for civil society representatives as well as the government, Anna Hazare's estranged aide Swami Agnivesh reiterating his earlier stand on Sunday said the anti-corruption crusader should have broken his fast earlier. ANI

Gadkari expresses solidarity with Anna's campaign against corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday promised full support to veteran social activist Anna Hazare's 'historic' nationwide campaign against corruption, which has triggered a fierce public outcry against the government. ANI

Lokpal row: Khushid congratulates Team Anna for holding a peaceful protest
Congratulating Anna Hazare and his team of civil society representatives for holding a peaceful protest for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, Law Minister Salman Khurshid today said the government was optimistic that he would end his fast following appeal from the parliament and various political outfits that all are united in the fight against corruption. ANI

Anna Hazare dehydrated and exhausted, says Dr Trehan
India's top cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan, who closely monitored Anna Hazare during his fast for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, today said the 74-year-old social activist is very dehydrated and exhausted. ANI

PM discusses Lokpal Bill issue with President Patil
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, called on President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here today and discussed on the consensus passed in both houses of the Parliament on matters relating to the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Anna ends fast: Patkar says first victory in long battle
Hours after veteran social activist Anna Hazare broke his fast for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, prominent social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday termed it to be the first victory in the long process. ANI

Anna ends fast: 'A major hurdle has been crossed', says Hegde
Expressing his delight over veteran social activist Anna Hazare breaking his 12-day long fast for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde on Sunday said that a major hurdle has been crossed. ANI

Team Anna calls for grand celebrations at India Gate
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's aide, Arvind Kejriwal, has called for grand celebrations at New Delhi's India Gate on Sunday evening. ANI

Anna Hazare confident of building 'a corruption-free society'
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today thanked the people of the country and the media for extending their support to his campaign against corruption. ANI

Anna Hazare wants introduction of "Right to Recall" to change political system
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said that the people of the country must have the "Right to Recall" to change the country's political system. ANI

Anna Hazare taken to Gurgaon hospital for medical check-up
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who ended his 12-day long hunger strike today, has been taken to Gurgaon's Medanta hospital for a medical check-up. ANI

Anna Hazare ends 12-day long fast for 'Jan Lokpal Bill'
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today ended his 12-day long hunger strike amidst thousands of supporters at New Delhi's Ram Lila Maidan. ANI

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