17 Aug '11, 1pm

Tens of thousands stage anti-graft rally in Delhi #kltalk #bersih

Tens of thousands stage anti-graft rally in Delhi #kltalk #bersih

NEW DELHI : Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of New Delhi on Wednesday in support of a fasting anti-corruption activist involved in a high-stakes standoff with the Indian government. Veteran campaigner Anna Hazare, 74, brought huge, spontaneous crowds onto the streets within hours when he appealed from jail for a mass demonstration through the ceremonial heart of the Indian capital. Other anti-graft protests were held in cities across the country, in a direct challenge to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who slammed Hazare's hunger strike as "totally misconceived" and undemocratic. Hazare's protest, which is focused on what he sees as a watered-down anti-corruption law introduced in parliament, has attracted support from India's middle-classes and constant media coverage. He was arrested on Tuesday morning along with thousands of his supporters in a much-cr...

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tankinlian.blogspot.com 20 Aug '11, 9am

I will hold my rally on Wed 24 August 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at Yio Chu Kang Stadium (next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station). Pleas...

Indian police detain anti-graft activist ahead of fast

Indian police detain anti-graft activist ahead ...

channelnewsasia.com 16 Aug '11, 3am

NEW DELHI: Indian police on Tuesday detained a veteran anti-corruption campaigner, Anna Hazare, as he prepared to push ahe...

India government sees deal to end anti-graft fast

channelnewsasia.com 26 Aug '11, 5am

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Interesting. #Dalits protest against #AnnaHazar...

straitstimes.com 25 Aug '11, 4am

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Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare ends 13-day hunger strike after India's govt agrees to consider his demands

Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare ends 13-day hun...

straitstimes.com 28 Aug '11, 5am

Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare (above) ended his 13-day hunger strike on Sunday, a day after parliament agree...

India's "Mr Clean" PM cornered by anti-graft dr...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Aug '11, 3am

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British birdwatchers rally to save their summer migrants

British birdwatchers rally to save their summer...

birdlife.org 19 Aug '11, 2am

Funding from the British Birdwatching Fair will complement funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to develop highly-targe...