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Indian Anti-Graft Activist Ends Hunger Strike

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian reform activist whose protest galvanized the nation’s anger about corruption has ended his hunger strike, after parliament agreed to his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. Anna Hazare ended his fast Sunday at an outdoor venue in New Delhi when two young children handed him a glass of coconut water and honey. Hazare told […]

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Indian Anti-Graft Activist Ends Hunger Strike

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian reform activist whose protest galvanized the nation’s anger against corruption has ended his hunger strike on its 13th day after parliament agreed to his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. The 74-year-old Anna Hazare ended his fast Sunday at an outdoor venue in New Delhi when a 5-year-old girl handed him a glass of […]

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Indian Activist Agrees to End Hunger Strike

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indian activist says he will end his nearly two-week hunger strike after parliament agreed to his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. Anna Hazare said Saturday he will end his fast on Sunday morning. His announcement came after lawmakers from India’s ruling Congress party and main opposition held a special parliamentary session Saturday, in response […]

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Indian Activist Agrees to End Hunger Strike

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indian activist says he will end his nearly two-week hunger strike after parliament agreed to his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. Anna Hazare said Saturday he will end his fast on Sunday morning. His announcement came after lawmakers from India’s ruling Congress party and main opposition held a special parliamentary session Saturday, in response […]

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India’s Parliament Makes Progress on Anti-Corruption Bill

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s parliament has moved closer to a deal on an anti-corruption bill that could end a nearly two-week hunger strike by a 74-year-old activist. Lawmakers from the ruling Congress party and main opposition held a special parliamentary session Saturday in response to the hunger strike by Anna Hazare who has demanded that parliament adopt his […]

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Rahul Gandhi Slams Anti-Graft Fast

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The heir to India’s most powerful political family warned Friday that the country’s democracy was under threat from a popular anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by fasting activist Anna Hazare. Rahul Gandhi told parliament Friday that Hazare’s use of a hunger strike to force lawmakers to adopt an anti-corruption bill set “a dangerous precedent for a democracy.” […]

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Indian Anti-Graft Discussion “Unlikely” Friday

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Parliamentary Affairs Minister P.K. Bansal says a discussion Friday in parliament on proposals for a new anti-graft law is “unlikely,” as activist Anna Hazare continues a hunger strike aimed at forcing officials to adopt tougher anti-corruption legislation. Bansal said the anti-corruption proposals had not been listed for discussion, but he did not completely rule […]

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HRW: Nigeria’s Anti-Graft Agency Weak

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A global rights group says Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has done little to stop powerful politicians who are corrupt. In a report released on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, known as the EFCC, has been ineffective because of mismanagement, internal corruption and political interference. The U.S.-based group criticized the EFCC […]

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India’s PM Urges Anti-Corruption Activist to End Fast

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is appealing to a prominent anti-corruption activist to end his 10-day hunger strike, while urging lawmakers to consider all options to make India corruption-free. Mr. Singh told parliament Thursday he wants his government to debate all reform proposals, including the one championed by activist Anna Hazare. The prime minister praised […]

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India’s PM Urges Anti-Corruption Activist to End Fast

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is appealing to a prominent anti-corruption activist to end his 10-day hunger strike, while urging lawmakers to consider all options to make India corruption free. Mr. Singh told parliament Thursday he wants his government to debate all reform proposals, including the one championed by activist Anna Hazare. The prime minister […]

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