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Rahul can't become PM by spending one day at any poor person's hut, says Anna
Hitting out at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said the former's aspirations to become the Prime Minister of the country cannot be merely fulfilled by spending a night in a hut. ANI

Dalits demand representation in Anna camp
While a large crowd gathered in support of Anna Hazare at the Jantar Mantar here, a smaller crowd consisting of Dalits protested against the veteran social activist at the same venue demanding the inclusion of their representatives into the civil society team. ANI

Anna's symbolic daylong fast galvanises hundreds across India
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's daylong protest fast at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi galvanised hundreds across the country, as his supporters warned the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre of a prolonged agitation if key demands were not included in the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Lokpal row: Winter Session of Parliament can't be extended, says Narayanaswamy
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanaswamy, on Sunday ruled out extending the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, as demanded by veteran social activist Anna Hazare for the passage of an effective Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

Parliamentary Standing Committee has betrayed people over Lokpal, says Bhushan
Terming the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the proposed Lokpal Bill as extremely regressive, former Law Minister and Team Anna member Shanti Bhushan on Sunday said the people of the country should raise their voice against it and continue their protest for the formulation of an effective bill. ANI

Lokpal row: Rajeev Shukla rubbishes Team Anna's allegations on Rahul, Sonia
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla on Sunday rubbished all allegations levelled against Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi of influencing the Parliamentary Standing Committee examining the Lokpal Bill, and said that the charges levelled against the two leaders of the ruling party were totally baseless and devoid of any logic. ANI

Lokpal row: Communists back Anna's demands
Communists on Sunday backed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key demands of bringing the Prime Minister, lower bureaucracy and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the Lokpal Bill ambit. ANI

BJP slams Govt. draft of Lokpal Bill
Senior Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley today said that his party opposes the provisions made in the Lokpal Bill drafted by the Parliamentary Standing Committee. ANI

Digvijay Singh slams Anna's fast for strong Lokpal
Hitting out at veteran social activist Anna Hazare for staging a fast protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi for the passage of an effective Lokpal Bill, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday said the laws were made in Parliament and not on the streets. ANI

Lokpal report influenced by Rahul Gandhi, alleges Kejriwal
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi influenced the Parliamentary Standing Committee, which examined the Lokpal Bill and submitted a report on it in the Parliament. ANI

Lokpal row: BJP pulls up Congress for failing to curb corruption
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit out at the ruling Congress Party for not working seriously in bringing a strong and effective Lokpal Bill that would help wipe out deep-rooted corruption from the society. ANI

Sisodia questions Govt.'s opposition to bring lower bureaucracy under Lokpal ambit
Team Anna member Manish Sisodia on Sunday criticised the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for its opposition to bring lower bureaucracy under the ambit of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Rahul Gandhi visits Muslim University in Lucknow
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday paid a visit to Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, a Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow city. ANI

Lokpal row: Anna's fast to strengthen roots of Indian democracy, says Bedi
With Anna Hazare sitting on a day-long fast at the Jantar Mantar here to protest against the proposals of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Lokpal Bill, former senior police officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi today said the veteran social activist's protest fast will strengthen the roots of democracy in the country. ANI

Noted cartoonist Mario Miranda passes away
Noted cartoonist Mario Miranda passed away in Goa on Sunday after a long illness. He was 85. ANI

Discussions for Lokpal Bill would take place only in Parliament: Sharad Yadav
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday said that an effective Lokpal Bill can only be introduced through discussions in the Parliament, and not at Jantar Mantar. ANI

Hazare 'insulting Parliament', Lokpal Bill can't be made at Jantar Mantar: Congress
The Congress party on Sunday said that veteran social activist Anna Hazare was denigrating the Parliament by holding a fast to protest the Central government's version of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Anna Hazare begins day-long fast at Jantar Mantar
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday began his day-long fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to protest the Central government's version of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Kiran Bedi says Anna's fast is 'a new beginning for Indian democracy'
Anti graft activist and Team Anna member, Kiran Bedi has stated that Anna Hazare's one day fast at Jantar Mantar will be a new beginning ifor Indian democracy. ANI

Hazare pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi before beginning day-long fast in Delhi
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today visited Rajghat in New Delhi to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi before beginning his one-day fast to protest the Central government's version of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Nueclear Healthcare Ltd (NHL) and GE Healthcare Join Hands in the Fight against Cancer
Nueclear Healthcare Ltd (NHL), a division of Thyrocare Group and GE Healthcare today announced a strategic partnership to establish a network of 120 molecular imaging centres to address the rapid growth of cancer incidence in India Business Wire India

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