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Army's ex-chief VK Singh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ask Anna Hazare to end fast
Aug 02, 2012 On the festival of Raakhi, thousands in Delhi used the holiday to attend activist Anna Hazare's camp in Delhi, where the 75-year-old and his aides are on an indefinite hunger strike against corruption.
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Anna to end fast on Friday
Aug 02, 2012 The fasting team of anti-graft agitationists led by Anna Hazare announced that they will end their fast on Friday evening. This announcement came amidst a clamour from supporters and celebrities to end their protest and join politics. The appeal came from former Indian army general VN Singh, Bollywood star Anupam Kher, jurist VR Krishna Iyer, former Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh and many others.
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Team Anna's political alternative will be an 'andolan', says Kejriwal
Aug 03, 2012 Throwing light on its proposed "political alternative", Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said Friday that it would not be a party but an "andolan" or movement.
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Team Anna disbanded, Hazare forms election committee
Aug 06, 2012 Days after Anna Hazare promised to provide a ‘political alternative’ to the nation; the veteran social activist announced on Monday that his team, popularly referred to as Team Anna, has been disbanded. A new ‘election committee’ has been set up to oversee the possible entry of the group into electoral politics.
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Ramdev launches second round of protest
Aug 09, 2012 Yoga guru Ramdev today launched his second round of indefinite protest here demanding bringing back of blackmoney stashed away abroad.
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Team Anna to announce party in October
Aug 13, 2012 The erstwhile Team Anna is likely to formally enter politics with the announcement of a party on 2nd October coinciding with Gandhi Jayanti.
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Lokpal not an answer to day-to-day issues of corruption, says activist and editor Madhu Kishwar
Oct 13, 2012 Madhu Kishwar, Senior Fellow at the Delhi based Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), tells Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia that our laws still make Indian citizens feel like colonial subjects.
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Police is one of the scariest examples of corruption, says lawyer Geeta Luthra
Oct 05, 2012 Geeta Luthra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, tells Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia that people should respond to movements like the one by Anna Hazare and make it clear that they will not tolerate dishonest politicians.
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Legal system has failed to deliver in India, says eminent lawyer
Sep 10, 2012 Eminent lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani tells Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia that poor enforcement, scarred officials, low salaries of judges and the general political compulsions are among the main reasons for the failure to enforce laws related to corruption in India.
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Delhi government launches anti-corruption helpline
Jan 09, 2014 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the number to deal with graft complaints will be functional from 8 in the morning to 10 in the night on all days.
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Urban Corruption Survey 2009
Jun 04, 2009 Youth Social Development‘s Urban Corruption Survey 2009 is a scientific attempt to facilitate the identification of unethical practices in public agencies in eastern India. By quantifying the costs of corruption, the study attempts to raise citizen’s awareness and hold government accountable on transparency.
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Tainted Afghan prez vows to battle corruption
Nov 04, 2009 Having been declared a winner for a new five-year term despite charges of engineering an electoral fraud, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pledged to remove the "stigma" of corruption. Referring to Talibans as brothers, he also promised an inclusive government.
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Afghanistan, India, Myanmar among world's most corrupt
Nov 18, 2009 Afghanistan, Iraq, India, Somalia, Myanmar are among the most corrupt nations of the world, says Transparency International’s new annual index. The report says that countries plagued by long-standing conflicts tend to be most corrupt because of the collapse of governance infrastructure.
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'Gagging the voices against corruption'
Jan 28, 2010 Anti-corruption machineries have been used either to scuttle complaints against the mighty or to victimise those who do not fall in line, writes Arvind Kejriwal, a social activist in India. Media pressure has helped in getting justice, but there is a need for an independent and effective body, he argues.
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Bhagat Singh is still an inspiration for youth: Arvind Kejriwal
Jul 08, 2016 Launching a book on Bhagat Singh, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters, Kejriwal reiterates his resolve for corruption-free and transparent governance.
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India: Orissa state government to computerise PDS
Jan 17, 2011 The Orissa government has decided on a complete overhaul of the state’s Public Distribution System. The decision comes following the reports of manipulation and recommendations from an expert committee. Authorities are also mulling over computerisation of stocking centres to minimise corruption.
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Paid a bribe? Go, tell the world!
Jun 09, 2011 A website ipaidabribe.com launched by an NRI couple offers a platform to the ordinary citizens to candidly share their experiences with the ‘bribery culture’ in India. Around 10,000 incidents have been registered on the website which is gaining popularity in exposing cases of bribery.
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India: Government portal to debate on tax evasion
Jun 16, 2011 The government has decided to invite the public's view on the subject of black money through a new portal. The finance ministry hopes the soon to be launched portal will help decide if the issue demands a tough law.
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Giving citizens right to public services through ICT
Nov 02, 2011 The Right to Public Services Act in the Indian state of Bihar utilises ICT tools to enable the citizens to demand time-bound services from public servants ensuring corruption-free public service delivery.
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No power to Panchayats in India's rural job scheme
Oct 16, 2008 Lack of proper delegation of power at the grassroots is hampering the effective implementation of NREGA. A study by a Delhi based NGO reveals that dependence on block and district administration for funds breeds corruption, making it tough for the local bodies to help the poor get employment.
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Supreme Court is Sri Lankans' last ray of hope
Oct 29, 2008 The executive’s high-handedness and inefficient governance in Sri Lanka is making the citizenry resort to Supreme Court for justice. The country’s apex court has not only intervened to check abuse of power by corrupt officials but also ruled on administrative matters such as school admissions and traffic congestion.
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Corruption denies people human rights: UN chief
Dec 10, 2008 Corruption is impeding the achievement of Millennium Development Goals and realisation of people’s fundamental rights, notes UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He has called for strict measures to prevent corrupt elites from siphoning off funds allocated to poverty reduction programmes.
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Malpractices galore in India's employment guarantee scheme
Jan 08, 2009 India may have expanded its rural job scheme to all the districts in the country but several irregularities in its implementation remain unaddressed. A Delhi-based NGO in its study examines best practices, the scheme’s flipsides and ways to strengthen the role of local bodies.
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Making films in Afghanistan a daunting challenge
Feb 05, 2009 Fear of warlords and government censorship have not deterred filmmakers in Afghanistan from highlighting critical issues plaguing the country. They continue to give cinematic expression to gender-based atrocities, miseries inflicted by protracted conflicts and the corruption of officials.
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India ranks 13th on financial transparency
Feb 07, 2009 India figures among top 20 nations who offer a higher degree of transparency in their budgetary practices according to a new study released by the International Budget Partnership. The Survey notes that to fight corruption, governments must display the will to make their spending available for public scrutiny.
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People's Manifesto in western India puts transparency on top
Feb 18, 2009 Ahead of the national elections, public hearings organised in Gujarat by anti-poverty network Wada Na Todo Abhiyan called for conducting social audits to ensure effective implementation of government schemes and budgets. Locals also demanded creation of social justice committees to protect the deprived sections.
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Corruption anchors public life, say NGO leaders
Nov 27, 2012 A peoples’ assembly held in New Delhi, became a forum for voicing concern of people attached to movements, for accountability in public life.
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Tax havens become a poll issue in India
Apr 27, 2009 Promising to bring back billions of black money hoarded in Swiss banks, political parties in India have stirred up a hornet’s nest. Seeing it as a new attempt to woo the electorate, experts feel that successive governments’ inaction is unlikely to change the sixty year old practice.
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Surviving odds: Afghan-International donors meet today
Jul 20, 2010 Weak state institutions and lack of transparency in Afghanistan have failed to convince international donors to link aid distribution with the needs of the people. In the 9th conference of these donors being held today in Kabul, the government appeals to streamline foreign aid to make it more efficient.
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Games watchdog exposes corruption in CWG projects
Jul 30, 2010 As the national capital proceeds to meet the deadline for the Games due in October, the apex anti-graft watchdog, CVC has detected glaring irregularities in games related construction projects and has decided to keep a close watch on all contracts and works to ensure transparency.
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