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  • Dec 30, 2011 01:54 IST

    Shrewd state gives IAC no advantage

    Keeping in mind that Anna Hazare's agitation at the Ramlila ground in Delhi got a boost because of his arrest, the state played a safe but shrewd game by ensuring that it did not get into a confrontation with the social activist or his followers.

  • Dec 30, 2011 01:58 IST

    Debate in Rajya Sabha: Views from the Left, Right and Centre

    In the debate on the lokpal bill in Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi urged the BJP to join the government in passing the bill for the sake of the nation. He added that the BJP's conditions were excuses not to pass the bill.

  • Dec 30, 2011 02:07 IST

    Parties talk lokpal bill, but target UP elections

    "We have different strategies for the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha," explained BSP leader Satish Chandra Misra on the change in stance from the lower house to the upper house. But what does not change in the strategy of both BSP and SP is their sharp focus on the elections in Uttar Pradesh while deliberating on the Lokpal bill.

  • Dec 30, 2011 14:06 IST

    Khurshid slams BJP on Lokpal Bill

    Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday accused BJP of not speaking about its problems with Lokpal Bill before the debate on it in Rajya Sabha and sought to know from the party why it did not ask for the legislation to be put to vote with limited discussion.

  • Jan 01, 2012 20:31 IST

    UPA responsible for lokpal failure: CPM

    Former Rajya Sabha member and CPM leader Nilotpal Basu on Sunday said the UPA government was responsible for the failure of jan lokpal bill in Parliament. HT reports.

  • Anna Hazare
    Dec 22, 2011 10:30 IST

    Anna Hazare dares Sonia Gandhi for lokpal debate

    Hitting out at the government on the "useless" lokpal bill, Anna Hazare today challenged Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to a public debate on it to convince people that the proposed legislation is strong. Watch video

  • Dec 23, 2011 01:52 IST

    1,390 Mumbaiites sign up for Anna’s jail-bharo campaign

    Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare’s call for a three-day Jail Bharo Andolan from December 30 to January 1 had 1,390 citizens signing up on Thursday, the first day of the registration.

  • Sonia Gandhi
    Dec 23, 2011 08:33 ISTMission Impossible?

    3 days for political class to unite, pass lokpal bill

    Parliament, which will reconvene for three days on December 27 to debate and pass the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011, is expected to witness further turbulence.Sticking points still remain | Crosscurrents | Govt's final Lokpal draft | MPs give it to Anna, government Left, Right, Centre

  • Dec 24, 2011 02:15 IST

    All demands of Anna can't be met: Khurshid

    Union law minister Salman Khurshid today said all demands of Anna Hazare on Lokpal Bill "cannot be accepted" and the activist has to decide the "limits" of his exercise.

  • Dec 26, 2011 01:15 IST

    After Mumbai, on to Delhi: Anna

    Even as Mumbai prepares for social crusader Anna Hazare’s three-day agitation at the Bandra-Kurla Complex grounds from Tuesday, a frail-looking Anna on Sunday said he is planning an extended campaign in Delhi after the stir in the city.

  • Dec 26, 2011 19:14 IST

    Adequate security for Hazare: Maharashtra tells Centre

    As Anna Hazare is getting ready for three-day fast for a lokpal bill, the Maharashtra government has assured the Centre that all necessary arrangements are being taken for his security during his stir in Mumbai.

  • Manmohan Singh
    Dec 27, 2011 00:11 IST

    Govt fine-tunes strategy to blunt Opposition attack

    It is unlikely that the government will face major hurdles in ensuring the passage of lokpal bill in Lok Sabha, the going would be tough in Rajya Sabha where the UPA is in minority and would require the BJP's support for its approval. HT reports.

  • Dec 27, 2011 00:34 IST

    No donations will be accepted

    It was yesterday once again at central Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Monday.

  • Sushma Swaraj
    Dec 27, 2011 12:27 IST

    BJP says no: Sushma tears into Lokpal Bill in Lok Sabha

    Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj today initiated the much-awaited debate on the Lokpal Bill, rejecting the government's claim that the legislation was the "best" it could do.Lokpal debate opportunity for MPs to be united: Digvijaya

  • Dec 27, 2011 14:04 IST

    Bombay HC adjourns PIL against Hazare's fast till tomorrow

    The Bombay high court on Tuesday posted the hearing on a PIL, seeking social activist Annna Hazare's fast to be declared as "illegal" till Wednesday, saying agitation is the right of every citizen and the persons staging a protest are well aware of the consequences of breaking the law.