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India’s PM Urges Debate on All Reforms Against Corruption

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:55 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. Speaking in Parliament Thursday, Mr. Singh said he wants his government to debate all reform proposals, including the one championed by activist Anna Hazare. The […]

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Indian Political Parties Unite to Urge End to Activist’s Fast

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Opposition parties have joined Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in urging a prominent anti-corruption activist to end his nine-day hunger strike. Anna Hazare, who is encamped in an open-air venue in Delhi with thousands of supporters, vowed Wednesday to continue his fast indefinitely unless parliament passes his version of an anti-corruption bill by August 30. […]

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Indian Political Parties Unite to Urge End to Activist’s Fast

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition parties have joined Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in urging a prominent anti-corruption activist to end his nine-day hunger strike. Anna Hazare, who is encamped in an open-air venue in Delhi with thousands of supporters, vowed Wednesday to continue his fast indefinitely unless parliament passes his version of an anti-corruption bill by August 30. […]

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Hazare Accuses India’s Govt of Not Seriously Tackling Corruption

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indian activist Anna Hazare has accused India’s government of not being sincere in wanting to end the country’s rampant corruption problem. Hazare addressed his supporters Wednesday, as his hunger strike entered its ninth day. He vowed to continue his fast indefinitely unless parliament passes his version of an anti-corruption bill by August 30. Hazare’s hunger-strike […]

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Indian PM Asks Hunger Striker to End Protest

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called on activist Anna Hazare to end his hunger strike and promised that his government will pursue tougher anti-corruption legislation. In a letter to Hazare Mr. Singh said he would request that the protester’s anti-corruption plan be considered in parliament along with a government-backed bill. The prime minister expressed […]

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Indian PM Calls on Anti-Corruption Activist to End Hunger Strike

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called on activist Anna Hazare to end his hunger strike being conducted to call for tougher anti-corruption legislation. Mr. Singh made the appeal in a letter released Tuesday. Government officials plan an all-party meeting on Wednesday to discuss the standoff. Hazare’s fast, meant to spur parliament toward passing tougher […]

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India’s Government Calls All-Party Meeting to Discuss Graft Bill

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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India’s government has called for an all-party meeting on Wednesday to discuss ending the standoff with hunger-striking activist Anna Hazare, who is calling on India’s parliament to pass tougher anti-corruption legislation. Hazare’s hunger fast entered its eighth day Tuesday. Doctors say the 74-year-old activist has lost five kilograms. On Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signaled […]

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Indian PM Says Corruption Can Not Be Tackled Easily

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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As anti-corruption protests continue throughout India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says he is open to debate on a proposed anti-graft bill. Prime Minister Singh reiterated Monday that concerns about proposed anti-corruption legislation should be taken up in India’s parliament, as Indian activist Anna Hazare’s hunger strike entered its seventh day. Mr. Singh noted that rooting […]

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Indonesia’s President Refuses to Intervene in Graft Suspect’s Case

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says he will not intervene in the case of graft suspect Muhammad Nazaruddin. Nazaruddin, the former Democratic Party treasurer, who was arrested in Colombia earlier this month and brought back to Indonesia, asked the president in a letter sent Thursday to protect his family, especially his wife and children. Nazaruddin […]

Indonesia’s President Responds to Graft Suspect’s Letter

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has responded to a letter from graft suspect Muhammad Nazaruddin, saying he would never intervene in the legal process. The former Democratic Party treasurer, who was arrested in Colombia earlier this month and brought back to Indonesia, asked the president in a letter sent Thursday to protect his family, especially […]

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