The Great Debate (India)

Anna arrested: Will the move backfire?


Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has been arrested by police at his home to prevent him from defying authorities with a fast to the death.

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ANIL ZINGADE (Pune) – “Whatever he’s doing is very good. It’s a good decision for such a thing. We’re always there for support.”

PM defends himself in rare media roundtable


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during a news conference in Washington November November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley/Files Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defends himself against accusations his government was a lame duck, saying it was trying to bring justice in some of the country’s biggest corruption scandals in decades.

The 78-year-old Singh has been under increasing pressure to stamp out corruption.

Should Manmohan Singh resign?


Prime Minister Manmohan SinghPrime Minister Manmohan Singh has been criticised by the Supreme Court over why he failed to probe what could potentially emerge as the country’s biggest corruption scam.

The telecoms scandal is the biggest challenge to Singh, 78, since he became prime minister in 2004, and how the next few days unfold will be key to his political survival.

Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja was sacked last week after months of pressure from the opposition and Indian media.