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India’s Anti-Corruption Activists Renew Pressure on Government

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two high-profile anti-corruption activists in India have renewed pressure on the government in New Delhi to deal with graft, widely seen as the country’s most pressing problem. India’s wealthiest yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, who is continuing his anti-corruption hunger strike from his base in northern India, warned of violence as he condemned the government crackdown […]

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Activists Fast to Press Indian Government on Corruption

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indian social activist Anna Hazare has started a day-long fast against corruption and the government’s crackdown on a similar protest led by a popular yoga guru. Anna Hazare started a day-long fast Wednesday at the New Delhi site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Hazare sat on a stage dressed in his traditional white cotton clothes […]

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Another Indian Activist Fasts to Protest Government Corruption

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indian social activist Anna Hazare has started a day-long fast against corruption and the government’s crackdown on a similar protest led by a popular yoga guru. Hazare began his protest Wednesday at the New Delhi site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Hazare sat on a stage dressed in his traditional white cotton clothes as about […]

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Dozens Detained in Bangladesh Anti-Government Strike

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Bangladesh have detained dozens of opposition demonstrators during a nationwide anti-government strike in the capital, Dhaka. Thousands of police and security personnel were deployed around the country Sunday as supporters of the main opposition Bangladesh National Party held a strike in protest of the government’s attempt to change the constitution. Three bombs exploded […]

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