Anna ends fast, vows to continue fight against graft

Published: Dec 28, 2011, 19:35 IST | Agencies |

Amidst cheering supporters, Anna Hazare today began his three-day fast here in protest against a "weak" Lokpal Bill even as Lok Sabha initiated a debate on the proposed law.

Anna Hazare, who is down with viral fever, broke his three-day fast here a day earlier at the urging of doctors as his health was deteriorating.

Anna Hazare ends his fast. Pic/AFP

Anna ends fast, vows to continue fight against graft
The activist sipped a drink to break his fast at the MMRDA ground here Wednesday evening. Read more

'Mumbaikars too busy with work'
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Defying prohibitory orders, supporters of Anna Hazare continued with their protest against a "weak" Lokpal Bill for the second day. Read more

Now, a song to wipe out corruption
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Anna loses weight, continues fast
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The Lok Sabha Tuesday night finally approved a bill to create a Lokpal but a move to grant it constitutional status failed, leaving the government red-faced. Read more

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Kiran Bedi called in to up the tempo
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Not as many 'Mumbaikars against corruption' at BKC
NGO India Against Corruption's estimates of hosting 50,000 people on Day One of Anna's fast at MMRDA ground seemed over the top, after not more than 5,000 showed up. Read more

Not 'fair'! Protest puts expo on hold
Indian International Consumer Fair, which was to continue at MMRDA ground till Jan 3, is now in limbo. Read more

Shor in BKC as Anna roars
Sound level meters at the MMRDA ground registered decibel counts between 74 and 81 dB during the crusader's speeches last afternoon; the permissible noise limit at the commercial hub ranges from 74-78 dB. Read more

Army of doctors man battleground Anna
Medical experts and paramedical teams from as many as four city hospitals are camping at the MMRDA ground in BKC. Read more

Govt wrong in thinking Hazare would give up:Anupam Kher
Veteran actor Anupam Kher who has come to support Anna Hazare here said that the government was wrong in thinking that Hazare and his supporters would get tired and give up their fight against corruption.
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Who said what on Lokpal
The Indian parliament Tuesday debated the contentious Lokpal bill even as Anna Hazare began his three-day fast in Mumbai to demand a strong anti-corruption law.
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As activist Anna Hazare sought to egg on the crowd at the MMRDA ground here to fight for a strong Lokpal bill, a Good Samaritan from Haryana kept them going by serving unlimited free food to all. Read more

Anna Hazare fast pulls crowds
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Rajnikanth lends marriage hall for Anna supporters in Chennai
South superstar lends his marriage hall in Kodambakkam area free of cost to the anti-corruption activists for three days to stage their fast in support of the Gandhian. Read more

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Bombay HC adjourns PIL against Hazare's fast till tomorrow
The Bombay High Court today posted the hearing on a PIL, seeking social activist Anna Hazare's fast to be declared as "illegal" till tomorrow, saying agitation is the right of every citizen and the persons staging a protest are well aware of the consequences of breaking the law. Read more

Anna Hazare shown black flags
A handful of anti-Anna Hazare protesters today showed black flags to the anti-graft campaigner, who is set to begin his three-day fast here against the "weak" Lokpal Bill. Read more

Authorities are clueless on how to tackle Anna
As thousands of Anna supporters converge at  MMRDA ground, BKC, authorities don't seem to have any clear idea on how to tackle the situation. Will their wait-and-watch policy work? Read more

BKC potholes fixed just in time for Anna
Though MMRDA claims it is 'not giving special treatment to anyone' by suddenly evening out the bumpy road to its BKC grounds, popular opinion and timing of the repair regimen say something else. Read more

Without legal reforms Lokpal will fail: Study
Scholars at the university set up by IT czar Azim Premji seriously doubt the effectiveness of the all-powerful Lokpal, advocated by Anna Hazare and his team, to fight corruption without legal reforms. Read more

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