Articles about Anna Hazare
Anna Kisan Baburao Hazare is a Gandhian social activist hailing from the state of Maharashtra. He is known for having led the Jan Lokpal Bill anti-corruption movement during 2011-12. Born in a poor household, Hazare did odd jobs from an early age to support his family. He joined the Indian Army in the early 1960s and was posted along the border during the 1965 India-Pakistan war. During this time, Hazare came across the works of Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi, which propelled him towards social service. He left the Army in 1975 and returned to his village Ralegan Siddhi, which faced serious issues of poverty, illiteracy, drought, and alcohol-induced crimes. Hazare resolved these problems with support from villagers, taking steps such as banning alcohol, increasing literacy rates, setting up of Grain Banks, among other novel solutions. From the 1990s onwards, Hazare turned his attention to government corruption and organized several protests over the next two decades, which held public servants accountable for scams and fund misappropriation. His biggest protest, which transformed him from a regional activist to a national leader, was the Jan Lokpal Bill movement of 2011-12 for a stringent Lokpal Bill to combat government corruption.
12 Feb 2020Politics
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10 Feb 2020India
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07 Feb 2020Politics
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25 Dec 2019India
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14 Aug 2019Politics
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26 Mar 2019Politics
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11 Mar 2019Entertainment
Neal 'n' Nikki actor Tanishaa Mukerji claims to have a brush with racism during her recent New York trip.
21 Feb 2019Politics
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he was tired of convincing Congress to stitch a pre-poll alliance as the latter refuses to understand.
04 Feb 2019India
Days after he launched a hunger strike demanding implementation of the The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, social crusader Anna Hazare has now said that he will return his Padma Bhushan if his demands aren't met by February 8.
30 Jan 2019India
On Wednesday, social activist Anna Hazare began a fast at his village of Ralegan Siddhi, demanding the formation of a Lokpal at the Central level and Lokayuktas at the state level.
02 Oct 2018India
Social activist Anna Hazare today put off his proposed hunger strike over various demands including the appointment of Lokpal, saying the government had taken certain steps that had shown a "ray of hope".
15 Aug 2018Politics
Hours after Aam Aadmi Party's Ashutosh put down his papers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that he can't accept his resignation, in this lifetime.
25 Jun 2018India
Nine years on, the Maharashtra CID is still probing a complaint filed by social activist Anna Hazare against former state minister Padamsinh Patil for allegedly conspiring to kill him, according to an RTI query.
12 Jun 2018India
Self-styled spiritual guru Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, consultant to top politicians like former Maharashtra CMs Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushil Kumar Shinde, shot himself to death at his Indore home today.
02 Jun 2018Politics
A number of tweets set off speculations that AAP and Congress may forge a pre-poll alliance in Delhi, joining the buzz of a united opposition to stop BJP's victory in 2019.
28 Mar 2018Delhi
Due to a protest by trade association members, 7-lakh business establishments and over 3,000 commercial markets in New Delhi will remain closed today.
26 Mar 2018India
As the most famous resident of their village continued his indefinite hunger strike in Delhi, people in Anna Hazare's Ralegan Siddhi on Monday replicated actor Dharmendra's protest atop a water tank in the iconic film "Sholay", to support the social activist's demands.
23 Mar 2018India
Seven years after his hunger strike shook the then UPA government, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is back at Delhi's iconic Ramlila Maidan.
21 Mar 2018Politics
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is on an apology marathon. Allegedly, this is to put his party out of the financial mess caused due to multiple defamation cases slapped against him, thanks to his foolhardy statements.
03 Mar 2018India
Hundreds of SSC aspirants have been protesting outside the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) office at the CGO complex, demanding a CBI probe into allegations of "leaks" and "mass cheating" during the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier II exams held in February this year.
21 Jan 2018Politics
In the coming days, Congress may have to put out many fires. Earlier, former-telecom minister A Raja slammed them for not supporting him during 2G scam. Now, former-Delhi CM Sheila Dixit has made some explosive revelations in her autobiography "Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life."
01 Jan 2018Politics
In-fighting and lack of governance in AIADMK has hit BJP's TN plans. They were reportedly responsible for orchestrating the Panneerselvam-Palaniswami merger to gain inroads in TN.
13 Dec 2017Entertainment
Another feather in Priyanka Chopra's glorious hat, as she has been honored with this year's Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice.
02 Oct 2017India
As the nation commemorates Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi paid tributes to the "Father of the Nation" at Rajghat in Delhi.
04 Jun 2017India
Shortly after the farmers called off the protest after CM Fadnavis's promise of a loan waiver, it was revealed that they are planning to protest again.
03 Jun 2017India
Maharashtra's Kisan Kranti Morcha called off its indefinite strike after a three-hour midnight meet with CM Devendra Fadnavis. They have reportedly had 70-80% of their demands fulfilled.
02 Jun 2017India
Maharashtra farmers' strike continued into day 2 after failure of talks with CM Devendra Fadnavis.
25 May 2017Politics
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is on the verge of a split, due to deepening internal differences following its embarrassing defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls.
10 May 2017Politics
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare said he was "pained and hurt" by the allegations against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who was one of his closest aides during the Lokpal movement.
20 Mar 2017India
Delhi's Jantar Mantar, famous as India's 'protest street', has a new identity - a marijuana hotspot. 'Langda (lame) man' Umesh Singh from Bihar is the go-to man; he knows where to get which variety of weed at which time of day, and at what price.
06 Nov 2016India
In a conclave organized by India Foundation, Arnab Goswami who has recently resigned from Times Now, mentioned he wants to be a "dissenter". He opined that the center of journalism should be shifted out of Delhi.
16 Aug 2016India
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30 Jun 2016India
Anna Hazare wrote to Prime Minister Modi questioning his agenda behind the Smart Cities Mission.