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Indian Activist to Hold Anti-Corruption Hunger Strike

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A veteran Indian activist says he will hold a hunger strike Wednesday to protest corruption in the country, as well as the recent police crackdown on a peaceful fast led by a popular yoga guru. Anna Hazare said Tuesday his one-day protest in New Delhi will go on, despite police denying permission for the gathering. […]

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Indian Activist to Hold Anti-Corruption Hunger Strike

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A veteran Indian activist says he will hold another hunger strike to protest corruption in the country. Anna Hazare says the one-day protest will take place Wednesday in New Delhi. Police have denied permission for the gathering. Earlier this year, the 72-year-old Hazare held a five-day hunger strike, which ended when the government pledged to […]

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Top Nigerian Lawmaker Arrested on Fraud Charges

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has arrested a top lawmaker for allegedly defrauding the government of tens of millions of dollars. Authorities say they detained the outgoing speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, after a four-hour standoff at his home in Abuja on Sunday night. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission suspects Bankole misappropriated at […]

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Nigerian Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has arrested the outgoing speaker of the House of Representatives on fraud allegations. An agency spokesman said Dimeji Bankole was detained Sunday and will remain in custody to answer questions on the charges against him. Bankole was arrested at his home in the capital, Abuja.

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Indian Yoga Guru Launches Anti-Corruption Fast

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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India’s most famous yoga guru has begun a hunger strike in an effort to force the government to take action on the country’s deep corruption problems. Baba Ramdev, who hosts a daily yoga television show, began his fast Saturday in the capital, New Delhi, where hundreds of his devotees have gathered to support him. Senior […]

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Indian Yoga Guru Ready to Begin Fast

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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India’s most famous yoga guru says he is ready to begin his “fast unto death” against corruption if the government does not take action on the country’s deep corruption problems. Baba Ramdev said Friday he will not succumb to pressure from Indian Prime Minister Monmahan Singh and other senior government officials. The yoga guru has […]

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Indian Yoga Guru to Proceed With Hunger Strike

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A famous yoga guru in India has rejected an appeal by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to call off an anti-corruption hunger strike. Swami Ramdev vowed Wednesday to proceed with the fast, after holding talks with several government ministers sent to meet him in the capital, New Delhi. Ramdev told reporters millions of Indian people will […]

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