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For Anna rally, five Indians get jail in Dubai

Five Indian professionals, who organised a rally in Dubai in support of Anna Hazare, are in jail for 12 days now, with the Indian Consulate stepping in to secure their release.
These employees of private financial firms — in their 20s and 30s, from Kerala, Maharashtra and Gujarat — were arrested on August 20 when they [...]

Turkish plane skids off Mumbai airport runway

A Turkish plane with 97 passengers and crew on board skidded off the runway at the Mumbai Airport early Friday. There were, however, no injuries to anyone on the aircraft.
All the passengers and crew on board are safe, an official said. The Turkish Airways flight TK-720 was
arriving from Istanbul to Mumbai. Soon after landing at [...]

Anna reaches his village, gets heros welcome

Social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare received a heros welcome as he reached his native village Ralegan Siddhi on Wednesday night. After being discharged from a Gurgaon hospital, where he was was recuperating for four days after his 288-hour long fast, Hazare left
for his village straight for his village.
According to Hazares associates, [...]

Jammu Kashmir may go Tamil Nadu way to save Afzal Guru

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly is thinking of going the Tamil Nadu way to save Afzal Guru, convicted in the Parliament attack case, from the gallows.
Sheikh Abdul Rashid aka Engineer Rashid, Independent MLA from Langate, has submitted a resolution to the assembly secretariat seeking amnesty for Guru.
“We were asked to submit two resolutions. I have [...]

HC stays execution of Rajiv killers for 8 weeks

The Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed for eight weeks the execution of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan, the three convicts in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case even as the Tamil Nadu Assembly appealed to President Pratibha Patil to reconsider their mercy pleas.
The execution was fixed for September 9 after the President rejected [...]

SC takes Anna swipe at govt: People will teach you a lesson

Days after MPs questioned the process of judicial appointments, the Supreme Court today hit back.
“We have seen some enlightened people making comments that the standards of judiciary have gone down. Let those people cry from rooftops that the standards of judiciary have gone down,” said a bench of Justice G S Singhvi and Justice H [...]

Lokpal to sound death knell for CBI, CVC?

NEW DELHI: With Lokpal looming large over the horizon, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Central Vigilance Commission may be in the final days of their existence as two of Indias premier, independent anti-corruption agencies.
Top brass of both CBI and CVC are combing through various versions of the Lokpal Bill, existing statutes, constitutional provisions [...]

Government to bring BCCI under its control?

Zeenews Bureau
New Delhi: The government is set to bring BCCI under its ambit and control courtesy a bill that would make it mandatory for the richest sport body in India accountable which it has otherwise avoided till date citing its autonomous nature. This will bring the board under the provisions of RTI to provide the [...]

Anna’s fast inspires a mind revolution

India’s ‘chalta hai’ attitude towards corruption had become a norm until a short man from a Maharashtra village came to Delhi taught them the meaning of self restraint and reminded them that they have to ‘be the change’ themselves.
Public reaction to the 74-year-old Anna Hazare’s five-day fast in April earlier this year was dubbed as [...]

Annas next campaign: Right to recall MPs

New Delhi: Minutes after anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare ended his fast on Sunday, he declared that electoral reforms will be on top of his agenda next so that corruption can come down. I have only deferred my fast, not given it up. Only when these reforms are complete will I really end my fast. I [...]

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