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Thousands Gather in Support of Indian Anti-Graft Activist

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have again gathered in central New Delhi to support an Indian anti-graft crusader whose hunger strike against corruption is galvanizing millions of his countrymen. Anna Hazare has been without food since Tuesday in a fast aimed at forcing officials to adopt a tougher anti-corruption law. From a public venue in New Delhi […]

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Thousands Gather to Support Indian Anti-Corruption Activist

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have gathered in central New Delhi to support an anti-corruption activist who has galvanized much of India against the government with his hunger strike. Anna Hazare, who continued to refuse food for the second day at a public venue, told supporters Saturday that he has lost more than 3 kilograms due the […]

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Thousands Gather to Support Indian Anti-Corruption Activist

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have gathered in central New Delhi to support an anti-corruption activist who has galvanized much of India against the government with his hunger strike. Anna Hazare, who continued to refuse food for the second day at a public venue, told supporters Saturday that he has lost more than 3 kilograms due the […]

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Indian Activist’s Hunger Strike Enters 2nd Day

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people spent the night in a show of solidarity at the public venue in New Delhi where Indian anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare in on hunger strike. Saturday marks the second day of Hazare’s 15-day public fast aimed at forcing officials to adopt tougher anti-corruption legislation. The 74-year-old activist addressed several thousand people Friday […]

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Indian Activist’s Hunger Strike Enters 2nd Day

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people spent the night in a show of solidarity at the public venue in New Delhi where Indian anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare is on hunger strike. Saturday marks the second day of Hazare’s 15-day public fast aimed at forcing officials to adopt tougher anti-corruption legislation. The 74-year-old activist addressed several thousand people Friday […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Promises ‘Revolution’

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian activist Anna Hazare told followers Friday that they are launching what he called a new “revolution,” as he began a 15-day hunger strike aimed at forcing officials to adopt tougher anti-corruption legislation. Hazare addressed several thousand people in New Delhi as they gathered at a public venue for the strike. Hours earlier, Hazare’s supporters […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Promises ‘Revolution’

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian activist Anna Hazare told followers Friday that they are launching what he called a new “revolution,” as he began a 15-day hunger strike aimed at forcing officials to adopt tougher anti-corruption legislation. Hours earlier, thousands of his supporters had greeted the bespectacled 74-year-old activist clad in white as he was released from jail. As […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Begins Hunger Strike

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indian activist Anna Hazare has begun his 15-day public hunger strike to demand tougher anti-corruption legislation. Thousands of his supporters greeted Hazare when he arrived Friday at the open-air, 25,000-capacity New Delhi venue where he is staging the strike. Hazare arrived, hours after he left Tihar jail. The 74-year-old activist’s procession from the jail through […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Leaves Jail to Begin Hunger Strike

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indian activist Anna Hazare left Tihar jail in New Delhi Friday to the cheers and applause of his supporters as he prepares to embark on a 15-day public hunger strike to demand tougher anti-corruption legislation. The 74-year old activist accepted an offer Thursday from police to hold the public protest starting Friday at an open-air […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist to Launch Public Hunger Strike Friday

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading Indian activist plans to launch a massive public hunger strike Friday to demand tougher anti-corruption legislation, in a campaign that has sparked nationwide protests. Anna Hazare reached a deal with police Thursday to leave jail and hold the 15-day public demonstration at an open-air New Delhi venue capable of holding 25,000 people. In […]

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