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First Bollywood, then corporates, now Julian Assange of Wikileaks joins the bandwagon: ‘Indian Parliament walked out four times and there’s a tremendous anti-corruption movement that has been building up in that country — something that has not happened since the time of Gandhi’ (Hindu)

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Anna Hazare: This is only the beginning, a ‘bigger battle’ lies ahead

‘Addressing the media, the 73-year-old social activist said “power-hungry” politicians will not easily accept any bill having stringent provisions against corruption or “shed” the power they enjoy.’ (PTI)
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Politicians condemn Hazare: ‘Calling the Jan Lokpal Bill and the move to push it through … “fascist tactics,” Samajwadi Party spokesperson Mohan Singh questioned the “moral and constitutional propriety of self-selected individuals” to “impose their version” on the nation’ (Financial Express)

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Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, & FICCI join Bollywood in backing Hazare. ‘Yes, corporate India does support his cause. We are with him, said Godrej’ (Zee)

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Government reaches out once more to Anna Hazare

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Is the ‘Anna Hazare show’ ordained by the media? Manu Joseph in OPEN

‘Hazare, who is on a raised platform, has acquired many of the mannerisms of Mohandas Gandhi, including a thoughtful tilt of his head … With Agnivesh dressed like Swami Vivekananda and Hazare pantomiming Gandhi, the scene resembles a college skit. Is this revolution? Hazare, as a relic of Gandhi’s way of life, is in a unique position to capture the mood of the nation. But what kind of man is he, really? … About 10 years ago, when he went on a fast to protest against corruption in the Maharashtra government … he wanted to end his fast because journalists from the English media were finding it hard to reach his village.’ Continue reading

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Narendra Modi compares anti-corruption agitation to Emergency

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/narendra-modi-criticises-pms-statement-on-hazares-fast/773119/

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What is Hawala? | ‘The alchemy of black money’

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/360-degree/alchemy-black-money-999

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‘I will become the richest man on earth … My son will become a businessman like Mukesh Ambani’ | Tragic mission statement of A Raja’s dead aide

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sadiq-Batcha-wanted-to-be-the-richest-man-on-the-earth/articleshow/7745733.cms

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Hasan Ali | The $8 billion man and high-level tax evader has a mortgage, drinks only Black Label whisky, and chain-smokes 555 cigarettes

Read more: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/besides-the-swiss-bank-account

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