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Villagers chase away sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh
Aug 05, 2013 The trucks and machinery left behind by the fleeing mob have been impounded by the police, but they are yet to register a complaint.
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No sand mining sans permission: India's green tribunal
Aug 05, 2013 Sand mining will only be allowed from any river after due permission from the State Environment Impact authority, stated India’s National Green Tribunal.
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Pakistan more polarised over dropping of amnesty law
Dec 22, 2009 The Pakistani Supreme Court's decision last week to strike down an amnesty law for politicians has created more questions than it has answered. Many politicians are now likely to come under scrutiny, including President Asif Zardari.
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Lokpal bill and the great Indian democracy
Jan 03, 2012 The fact that a citizen-friendly Jan Lokpal bill faced opposition by the government itself reveals fundamental flaws in the Indian parliamentary democracy, argues lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan.
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What the UID doesn't reveal
Oct 22, 2010 The UID project has both developmental and security dimensions. R. Ramakumar argues that UIDs can lead to violation of privacy and civil liberties of the people and that its developmental benefits also seem illusive.
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"Vigilance Committees now need vigilance committees to monitor them"
Dec 24, 2010 Says Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, as he questions the dynamics of community participation in development programmes by the government and NGOs alike. Despite various success stories, corruption and tokenism within the programmes has mostly negatively impacted the people. He suggests extra attention and adequate training to ensure active and ethical engagement.
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"If we address political corruption, we will be able to eliminate corruption in other areas"
Mar 09, 2011 The Executive Director of Transparency International, India, Anupama Jha talks to OneWorld South Asia about TI’s contribution in checking global corruption. A strong believer in democracy, she shares her views on the rampant corruption in India and explains how citizens can play a part in addressing the problem.
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Beyond the corruption clamour
Apr 15, 2011 Social activist Harsh Mander voices caution in the midst of voices that poured in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in the Indian capital. Overlooking corruption that stems from inequities and injustice can only turn the Lokpal into an oppressive dictator, he claims.
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Jan Lokpal is 'for the people'
Jul 05, 2011 Indian RTI activists Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi, dispel fears of a powerful Jan Lokpal becoming a parallel government in itself. They emphasise that the fully accountable independent government body will effectively check corruption in governance and also within itself.
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When the fasts weren't for the furious
Aug 19, 2011 Anna Hazare’s Gandhi-like movement has tempted many to draw comparisons. Polly Hazarika recapitulates Gandhian tools of protest against the backdrop of the ongoing anti-corruption agitation in India.
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Anna Hazare's campaign awakens India
Aug 24, 2011 In a society where corruption has become an unchallenged way of life, Anna Hazare’s movement has invoked the conscience of the Indian masses. Paul de Bendern reports as the government negotiates with the parties and the people to hit a solution.
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When activism became mainstream
Aug 29, 2011 Anna Hazare’s successful campaign against corruption heralds the coming of age of average Indians. The campaign has proved that lobbying for better and stronger laws is no longer the preserve of politicians, NGOs and businessmen, writes Soutik Biswas of BBC India.
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Errors of judgement not corruption, says Indian President
Nov 02, 2012 Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, has called for efforts to re-engineer national institutions so that they become stronger, instead of destroying them.
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India: Ramdev to protest outside Parliament
Aug 13, 2012 Ignored by the government, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today decided to take his protest on black money and corruption to Parliament and vowed to oust Congress in the next Lok Sabha polls.
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Nitish confident of making Bihar corruption-free
Aug 16, 2012 Chief Minister of eastern Indian state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. has said he was confident to make the state corruption free as it was making the society 'hollow'.
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India: CBI booked 129 senior bureaucrats in last 3 years
Aug 23, 2012 As many as 129 officers above the rank of joint secretary have been booked by CBI, which has registered 97 corruption cases against such officers during the last three years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
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Coal scam: CBI files FIR against five firms in India
Sep 04, 2012 India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered cases against five companies and unknown Government officials as part of its probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks, and also carried out searches in 10 cities across the country.
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53 Indian departments fail to comply with anti-graft measures
Sep 05, 2012 As many as 53 Central departments have been issued a reminder, the second within a month's time, by Department of Personnel and Training for failing to provide details relating to their anti-graft measures. All 53 departments including Department of Defence, Department of Revenue, Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry and Rural Development Ministry among others have been issued a reminder.
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"India should strengthen its Criminal Judicial System"
Oct 15, 2012 Joginder Singh, former CBI director, tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that the Indian Government can fight corruption by reposing faith in the people and doing away with the inspector raj.
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"Protect ordinary citizens from corrupt officials"
Oct 16, 2012 Columnist and former Indian diplomat, G Parthasarathy tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that even though corruption has become a feature of national life in many continents, common citizens should not necessarily face the menace in everyday life.
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"I have faith that people can change things"
Nov 21, 2011 One important empowerment process activist Aruna Roy firmly believes in is the ability of the people to understand the social concerns, to articulate them and then fight for a platform to express them.
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Anti-graft crusader set to become Delhi Chief Minister
Dec 26, 2013 Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal has said he will start implementing his party's manifesto from the day his government takes charge.
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India's Lokpal Bill, 2011
Aug 14, 2011 The official version of the Lokpal bill defining the role and powers of a Lokpal - an independent institution to check corruption by higher placed officials within government - has been tabled in the Parliament.
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Will the political parties in India enjoy RTI exemption?
Jul 15, 2013 India’s flagship Right to Information Act (RTI) empowers a citizen to seek time-bound information on all matters of governance by paying a fee of Rs 10.
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How many officials does it take to procure a government document?
Sep 02, 2013 Literature on red tape often tries to distinguish ‘good’ rules that uphold accountability and transparency, and guard one against arbitrary decisions and decision-makers from bad rules or red tape, writes Mehjabeen Jagmag.
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Pranab Mukherjee praises RTI on completing 8 years
Sep 02, 2013 The Right to Information Act was enacted to secure access to information held by and under the control of government and public authorities in order to promote transparency.
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Anna joins indefinite fast, demands effective Lokpal Bill
Jul 30, 2012 Indian social activist Anna Hazare joined the indefinite fast being observed by his team members at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on Sunday, energising the anti-corruption movement and bringing the crowds back to the venue.
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Team Anna regrets attack on media
Jul 31, 2012 Anna Hazare’s indefinite fast entered the third day on Tuesday with the anti-graft activist regretting the attack on media by his supporters and warned that he will call off his fast if they again indulge in violence.
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India: Anti-graft activist refuses to be hospitalised
Aug 01, 2012 Arvind Kejriwal , an important member of Anna Hazare � � � s anti - corruption movement , who is on the eighth day of his fast unto death has refused to be hospitalised despite deteriorating health . Kejriwal says he is prepared to sacrifice himself .
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Never closed doors for talks with Team Anna: Cong
Aug 02, 2012 As Team Anna's fast against corruption entered the eighth day, Congress has said it had never closed its doors for talks but accused the group of going ahead with the agitation individually and arbitrarily.
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