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Aug 27, 2011

Parliament under pressure to end corruption stand-off

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s parliament prepared for a special session on Saturday to debate anti-corruption proposals demanded by Anna Hazare whose 12-day hunger strike has gained the support of millions and forced the hand of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s besieged government.

The campaign by 74-year-old Hazare has struck a chord with millions of Indians tired of endemic corruption, sparking nationwide protests and exposing the ruling Congress party as out-of-touch with voters and bereft of political capital.

Aug 27, 2011

India parliament under pressure to end corruption stand-off

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s parliament prepared for a special session on Saturday to debate anti-corruption proposals demanded by a self-styled Gandhian activist whose 12-day hunger strike has gained the support of millions and forced the hand of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s besieged government.

The campaign by 74-year-old Anna Hazare has struck a chord with millions of Indians tired of endemic corruption, sparking nationwide protests and exposing the ruling Congress party as out-of-touch with voters and bereft of political capital.

Aug 26, 2011

Rahul Gandhi breaks silence over India corruption protests

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Family scion Rahul Gandhi broke his silence on Friday to praise fasting activist Anna Hazare behind huge anti-corruption protests and called for more measures to battle graft in a landmark speech aimed at flexing his political muscle as the emerging leader of ruling Congress.

The speech by Gandhi, widely seen as prime minister-in-waiting, came as parliament prepared to debate anti-corruption proposals of self-styled Gandhian activist Hazare in a move to end an 11-day hunger strike that has united millions of Indians against the government.

Aug 26, 2011

India’s corruption deadlock looks set to end soon

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s parliament prepared on Friday to debate the anti-corruption proposals of a self-styled Gandhian activist in a move to end an 11-day hunger strike that has united millions of Indians against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government.

The campaign by 74-year-old Anna Hazare has sparked the biggest protests in decades from a middle class angered by endemic bribes. He emerged as a lightening rod for widespread anger at a political class seen as arrogant and out-of touch.

Aug 26, 2011

Govt-Hazare deadlock looks set to end soon

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Parliament prepared on Friday to debate the anti-corruption proposals of social activist Anna Hazare in a move to end an 11-day hunger strike that has united millions of Indians against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government.

The campaign by 74-year-old Hazare has sparked the biggest protests in decades from a middle class angered by endemic bribes. He emerged as a lightening rod for widespread anger at a political class seen as arrogant and out-of touch.

Aug 25, 2011

PM appeals to Anna Hazare to end fast

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to Anna Hazare to end his public hunger strike and proposed that parliament debate his demands after an apparent breakdown in talks with the self-styled Gandhian activist.

The campaign by 74-year-old Hazare has united millions of Indians, including its growing middle class, against a Congress party-led government that has been beset by corruption scandals in its second term, paralysing policy making.

Aug 25, 2011

India PM appeals to anti-graft activist to end fast

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to an anti-corruption campaigner to end his public hunger strike and proposed that parliament debate his demands after an apparent breakdown in talks with the self-styled Gandhian activist.

The campaign by 74-year-old Anna Hazare has united millions of Indians, including its growing middle class, against a Congress party-led government that has been beset by corruption scandals in its second term, paralyzing policy making.

Aug 25, 2011

Manmohan Singh appeals to Anna Hazare to end fast

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to Anna Hazare to end his public hunger strike and proposed that parliament debate his demands after an apparent breakdown in talks with the self-styled Gandhian activist.

The campaign by 74-year-old Hazare has united millions of Indians, including its growing middle class, against a Congress party-led government that has been beset by corruption scandals in its second term, paralysing policy making.

Aug 24, 2011

Govt seeks compromise with Anna Hazare

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government on Tuesday stepped up efforts to end national anti-corruption protests led by ailing 74-year-old social activist Anna Hazare, as he entered the second week of fasting, but the first meetings to broker a truce ended without a breakthrough.

Top ministers from the ruling Congress, under fire from the biggest social protests in decades, met aides of activist Hazare in the capital in the late evening to try to end the impasse over implementing tougher anti-graft laws.

Aug 23, 2011

Govt tries harder to douse graft protests

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government on Tuesday stepped up efforts to end national anti-corruption protests led by the ailing 74-year-old social activist Anna Hazare as he entered a second week of fasting.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, under fire for failing to react to the biggest social protests in decades, wrote a personal letter to activist Anna Hazare and called for a meeting of political party leaders to try to end the impasse. A minister also met a Hazare aide for talks.

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