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Team Anna launches fast, attacks Pranab on graft issue

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Team Anna on Wednesday launched an indefinite fast raising the pitch against the UPA government and attacked new President Pranab Mukherjee on the issue of corruption amidst sloganeering by a group of

Govt may delink Lokayukta provision in states from Lokpal Bill

In a bid to allay concerns of states and political parties, including allies, Government appears to have decided to delink the provision of Lokayuktas in states from the Lokpal bill.

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Naidu says yes to Baba’s call


Calling the Centre's white paper on black money a “paper of lies”, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday urged the UPA-II government to act strongly against corruption and black money, and ens-ure an effect

Patch up bid: Team Anna to take part in Ramdev's protest

Team Anna on Monday sought to bury differences with Ramdev after cracks appeared in their combine by inviting the yoga guru for their July protest and offering to participate in his August agitation.

Oppn, civil society levelling 'baseless' allegations: Sonia Gandhi

A combative Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday made a scathing attack on the opposition and civil society for leveling 'baseless' allegations against the Prime Minister and the party, saying it

Anna supports 'Bharat bandh' against petrol price hike


Even as corruption and inflation have made life difficult for common man, the government's decision to hike petrol prices has only added fuel to fire, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare said.

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Lokpal bill to be tabled Monday

The Lokpal bill is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday as it is listed in the scheduled business for the day.

Even though there is no consensus on the bill as yet, the bill has been adde

BAC to decide on Lokpal Bill in RS: Pranab, BJP criticises delay


As uncertainty hung over Lokpal Bill coming up in the Rajya Sabha in the current Parliament session ending on May 22, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday night said the House's Business Advi

Trinamool to support Lokpal Bill sans the Lokayukta clause

Trinamool Congress on Thursday said it will support the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha if it is brought without the clause about appointing Lokayuktas in the states.

"If the Lokpal Bill is presented

Lokpal Bill to come up in RS next week


The much-debated Lokpal Bill, which seeks to create an anti-corruption watchdog, is likely to come up for discussion and passage in the Rajya Sabha next week.

Heeding demands from opposition parties

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