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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 State Yields to Farmers on Land Policy

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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One northern Indian state is hoping a new land acquisition policy can calm rising tensions between farmers and industrialists. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati says the changes will remove the government as the middleman in land deals between farmers and private companies. She says the government would still act as a facilitator but that farmers […]

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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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India Committed to Building Afghan Forces

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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India says it is committed to helping build up Afghan forces, who are set to take control of Afghanistan’s security as international troops begin pulling out of the country this year. Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony also said his country will also continue to support Afghanistan in its reconstruction and development efforts. Antony made the […]

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