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Hansal Mehta has again called his film Simran a mistake.

Hansal Mehta jokes about his mistakes: Supporting Hazare and making Simran

PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said that he had once supported Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal but now considers them to be mistakes. Much like his experience of making the 2017 film Simran.
In that communication, Hazare had said he had written to the prime minister and Union agriculture minister five times on the plight of farmers but to no avail.(File Photo)
In that communication, Hazare had said he had written to the prime minister and Union agriculture minister five times on the plight of farmers but to no avail.(File Photo)

Hazare announces indefinite fast, calls it off hours later

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 09:13 PM IST
In a statement earlier in the day, Hazare (84) had announced that he will be starting the hunger strike from his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra on Saturday.
Anna Hazare mentioned that he will go on a hunger strike in January end. (HT Archive)
Anna Hazare mentioned that he will go on a hunger strike in January end. (HT Archive)

Activist Anna Hazare writes to PM seeking assurance on fixing MSP for farmers

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Hazare stated in the letter that it was written in the assurance that the decision has been taken by the Central Government to fix the minimum support price (MSP) 50 per cent more than the cost.
A BJP supporter waves a saffron flag during celebration of the party's win in Dubbaka bypoll, in Hyderabad.(PTI/ File photo)
A BJP supporter waves a saffron flag during celebration of the party's win in Dubbaka bypoll, in Hyderabad.(PTI/ File photo)

The Number Theory| A decade of rightward shift in Indian politics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:09 AM IST
After a shock defeat in the 2004 elections, the BJP fought the 2009 elections with Lal Krishna Advani as its prime-minister candidate. The party managed to win only 116 Lok Sabha seats, its worst performance since the 1991 polls. India’s politics has taken a decisive rightward shift in the past 10 years. Here are four charts which put this in perspective
On December 14, Hazare wrote a letter to Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning of a hunger strike if his demands like the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations(PTI)
On December 14, Hazare wrote a letter to Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning of a hunger strike if his demands like the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations(PTI)

Anna Hazare threatens to launch his ‘last protest’ for farmers

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Speaking to reporters in his Ralegaon Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra on Sunday, Anna Hazare said had been holding protests for cultivators since the last three years, but the government has done nothing to resolve the issues.
A mass populist upsurge needs an identifiable enemy. The Anna movement had it in the imagery of Union ministers accused of corruption. The farmers protests are far more diffused(Hindustan Times)
A mass populist upsurge needs an identifiable enemy. The Anna movement had it in the imagery of Union ministers accused of corruption. The farmers protests are far more diffused(Hindustan Times)

The Anna and kisan movements, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:34 PM IST
The Anna movement had the support of the media and middle-class and a clear enemy. The farm protests lack all three elements
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is ready to accept all good suggestions from farmers.(ANI Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is ready to accept all good suggestions from farmers.(ANI Photo)

‘Don’t think Anna Hazare will join farmers’ stir, haven’t done anything against them’: Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Gadkari also said that dialogue is the only way to find a solution to protest by farmer unions and a break in talks can lead to miscommunication.
Anna Hazare(File photo)
Anna Hazare(File photo)

Anna Hazare writes to agri minister, says will start hunger strike if farmers issues not resolved

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday wrote to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning “resumption of a hunger strike” against the Centre’s “failure” to fulfil his demands including the implementation of the recommendations made by M S Swaminathan Commission.
In his letter to Tomar, copies of which were shared with reporters, social activist Anna Hazare has enclosed the letter of Radha Mohan Singh assuring that the high-powered committee will prepare its report and submit it by October 30, 2019.(PTI)
In his letter to Tomar, copies of which were shared with reporters, social activist Anna Hazare has enclosed the letter of Radha Mohan Singh assuring that the high-powered committee will prepare its report and submit it by October 30, 2019.(PTI)

Anna Hazare warns Centre of fast over agri-related demands

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Hazare observed a fast on December 8 in support of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer organisations demanding a repeal of the Centre’s three agri laws.
Social Activist Anna Hazare.(PTI)
Social Activist Anna Hazare.(PTI)

Anna Hazare turns down BJP request for anti-AAP protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:27 AM IST
Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta wrote to Hazare asking him to join a BJP-led agitation alleging the AAP government in Delhi has become the “new name of social, political and economic corruption”.
Social activist Anna Hazare.(PTI file photo)
Social activist Anna Hazare.(PTI file photo)

Delhi BJP asks Anna Hazare to join its ‘mass movement’ against AAP govt

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 07:34 AM IST
In a letter to Anna Hazare, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta alleged that the AAP government has demolished all parameters of “political purity” and also accused it of “planning” the northeast Delhi riots in February, which had left at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.
Chhappad Phaad Ke movie review: Vinay Pathak in a still from the new Hotstar film.
Chhappad Phaad Ke movie review: Vinay Pathak in a still from the new Hotstar film.

Chhappad Phaad Ke movie review: Vinay Pathak, Ayesha Raza in a dull tale of hypocrisy

Hindustan Times | By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Chhappad Phaad Ke movie review: Despite having lined up brilliant actors like Vinay Pathak and Ayesha Raza, debutant director Sameer Joshi offers a film that is neither entertaining nor hard-hitting.
Kashmir needs its own Gandhi — a new leader who can mobilise people without losing moral legitimacy in the eyes of other Indians. Only a Gandhi-like figure can bridge the gap, reconcile contradictions, process complexity, and carry warring sides into a truce(National Gandhi Museum)
Kashmir needs its own Gandhi — a new leader who can mobilise people without losing moral legitimacy in the eyes of other Indians. Only a Gandhi-like figure can bridge the gap, reconcile contradictions, process complexity, and carry warring sides into a truce(National Gandhi Museum)

In polarised times, a Gandhi in Kashmir, a Gandhi for Kashmir, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 07:16 PM IST
J&K needs a facilitator of conversations among soldiers, politicians, people. It needs a strategist
In this file picture, Anna Hazare sat on indefinite hunger strike during Jan Andolan for demanding Jan lokpal -- demands of farmers and to stop corruption in the country -- at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. He has been admitted to a hospital in Pune.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
In this file picture, Anna Hazare sat on indefinite hunger strike during Jan Andolan for demanding Jan lokpal -- demands of farmers and to stop corruption in the country -- at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. He has been admitted to a hospital in Pune.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Anna Hazare admitted to hospital in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Hazare’s routine check-ups are being conducted and he has been advised complete rest.
Social activist Anna Hazare arrived at session crajeourt as a witness in a 2006 murder case of Congress leader Pawan Raje Nimbalkar, in Mumbai, on Tuesday, 09 July, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Social activist Anna Hazare arrived at session crajeourt as a witness in a 2006 murder case of Congress leader Pawan Raje Nimbalkar, in Mumbai, on Tuesday, 09 July, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

‘Contract handed out to kill me’: Anna Hazare tells court

Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 06:35 PM IST
Hazare said that after he learnt about the death threats through the media, he had lodged a complaint with the Parner police station in Ahmednagar.
Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘North East Delhi will vote for change this time, elect one of their own’: AAP’s Dilip Pandey(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘North East Delhi will vote for change this time, elect one of their own’: AAP’s Dilip Pandey(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘North East Delhi will vote for change this time, elect one of their own’: AAP’s Dilip Pandey

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 04:24 AM IST
Pandey said he was so impressed by Anna, who sat on a hunger strike in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar demanding Jan Lokpal Bill, that he also started fasting while working in Hong Kong, to show solidarity.
Created from Outer and South Delhi parliamentary constituencies ahead of 2009 elections, West Delhi only has two elections to compare its trends with.
Created from Outer and South Delhi parliamentary constituencies ahead of 2009 elections, West Delhi only has two elections to compare its trends with.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In West Delhi, last two MPs are in reckoning again

UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 04:41 AM IST
Congress’s Mahabal Mishra won the seat in 2009. BJP’s Parvesh Verma defeated him in 2014 and has been retained by the party this time.
New Delhi, India-March 17, 2019: Balbir Singh Jakhar seen during a press conference, at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 17, 2019. On Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party announced Balbir Singh Jakhar its candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India-March 17, 2019: Balbir Singh Jakhar seen during a press conference, at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 17, 2019. On Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party announced Balbir Singh Jakhar its candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Lawyer is AAP face in West Delhi

New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 06:20 AM IST
Forty-five-year old lawyer Balbir Singh Jakhar will represent the party from the seat. He is currently the president of the bar association in West Delhi’s Dwarka court.
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.(ANI/Twitter)
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.(ANI/Twitter)

Anna Hazare calls off fast after Fadnavis govt accepts demands

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Social activist Anna Hazare, 81, has called off his fast, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that government has accepted his demands.
Two Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh and Subhash Bhamre, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met activist Anna Hazare in his village Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday, the seventh day of his hunger strike for appointment of Lokpal.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Two Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh and Subhash Bhamre, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met activist Anna Hazare in his village Ralegan Siddhi on Tuesday, the seventh day of his hunger strike for appointment of Lokpal.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

7 days later, 2 Union ministers, Maha CM reach out to fasting Anna Hazare

Hindustan Times, Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 06:03 PM IST
Anna Hazare launched his indefinite hunger strike on January 30 to push for appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.
Union minister of state Subhash Bhamre met activist Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi in Pune, on Monday, February 4, 2019,t o dissuade him from continuing with his hunger strike.(HT Photo)
Union minister of state Subhash Bhamre met activist Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi in Pune, on Monday, February 4, 2019,t o dissuade him from continuing with his hunger strike.(HT Photo)

Centre and state government step in, but Anna Hazare refuses to end hunger strike

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2019 11:46 AM IST
The 81-year-old has been on a hunger strike since January 30, demanding appointments of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in Maharashtra, and resolution of farmers’ issue.
Anna Hazare said it was his Lokpal agitation that catapulted the BJP and also the AAP to power .((HT))
Anna Hazare said it was his Lokpal agitation that catapulted the BJP and also the AAP to power .((HT))

‘Yes, BJP used me in 2014,’ says Anna Hazare

Ahmednagar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 06:06 PM IST
Hazare said the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi “is only misleading the people of the country and leading the country to autocracy”.
Activist Anna Hazare launched an indefinite hunger strike on January 30 demanding the setting up of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states(HT File)
Activist Anna Hazare launched an indefinite hunger strike on January 30 demanding the setting up of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states(HT File)

Shiv Sena extends support to Anna Hazare; asks him to end hunger strike, lead agitation

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray also said that the BJP-led Maharashtra government should “not play with his [Hazare’s] life” and should intervene to get Hazare to end his hunger strike.
Hazare was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian honour , in 1992.(HT)
Hazare was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian honour , in 1992.(HT)

Will return Padma Bhushan if govt doesn’t fulfil promises: Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 10:28 AM IST
Anna Hazare has been on a hunger strike since Wednesday demanding appointments of Lokpal and Lokayuktas and resolution of farmers’ issue.
Anna Hazare begins his fast for the formation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states, at Ralegan Siddhi.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Anna Hazare begins his fast for the formation of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states, at Ralegan Siddhi.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

With a dig at PM Narendra Modi, Anna Hazare begins fast to demand Lokpal, Lokayuktas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 06:38 PM IST
Announcing on Tuesday that he would launch an indefinite fast from January 30, Anna Hazare had taken a dig at PM Modi saying, “It has been five years now but the Prime Minister Modi-led government at the Centre is making excuses. If they wanted, they could have done the needful by now.”
Activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite fast at Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra to push for appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite fast at Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra to push for appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

With a dig at PM Modi, Anna Hazare begins fast to demand Lokpal, Lokayuktas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 12:13 PM IST
Alleging that the Modi government is making excuses for not appointing a Lokpal, Anna Hazare sat on indefinite fast at a Maharashtra village.
Social activist Anna Hazare said he will launch a hunger strike from Wednesday over the “non-fulfillment” of assurances by the Centre on the appointment of Lokpal.(HT Photo)
Social activist Anna Hazare said he will launch a hunger strike from Wednesday over the “non-fulfillment” of assurances by the Centre on the appointment of Lokpal.(HT Photo)

Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike from Wednesday over Lokpal appointment delay

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 09:18 PM IST
Apart from the appointment of Lokpal at the national level and Lokayukta in states, Hazare has been demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations and some electoral reforms.
HS Phoolka, who is leading a legal battle for the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims, said he would continue his fight against the Congress and ensure its leaders Kamal Nath and Jagdish Tytler are booked in the case.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
HS Phoolka, who is leading a legal battle for the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims, said he would continue his fight against the Congress and ensure its leaders Kamal Nath and Jagdish Tytler are booked in the case.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Was wrong to turn anti-corruption movement into a political party: HS Phoolka

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Senior advocate HS Phoolka, who quit the Aam Aadmi Party, said he will form a non-political organisation but won’t contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Targeting the Aam Aadmi Party, senior advocate H S Phoolka, who resigned from the party Friday, said converting an anti-corruption movement into a political party in 2012 was “wrong”, while ruling out contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha election.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)
Targeting the Aam Aadmi Party, senior advocate H S Phoolka, who resigned from the party Friday, said converting an anti-corruption movement into a political party in 2012 was “wrong”, while ruling out contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha election.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Converting anti-corruption movement into political party in 2012 was wrong’: HS Phoolka targets AAP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Phoolka said there is a need to form a movement like the one started by activist Anna Hazare in 2012 and that many who have left the AAP and others, including lawyers and doctors, need to unite to form an organisation parallel to political parties.
This week’s list of good reads includes a memoir, a meditation on villainy, and a funny career guide(Meril Anand)
This week’s list of good reads includes a memoir, a meditation on villainy, and a funny career guide(Meril Anand)

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Reads of the Week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 09:59 PM IST
This week’s list of good reads includes the memoir of a highly respected legal voice, a meditation on villainy through a study of characters in the Mahabharata that’s aimed at corporations, and a funny career guide to help you navigate the workplace
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