Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Sep. 14 : Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has said he will not support the anti-graft Rath Yatra of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani, because it is driven by political opportunism.
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Sep. 10 : Veteran social activist and anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare on Saturday called on his supporters to demonstrated outside the homes of all lawmakers opposing the passing the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament.
Ralegan Siddhi, Sep 5 : Throwing another salvo at Central Government, veteran social activist Anna Hazare has said he will not keep quiet until corruption ends in the country.
Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, Hazare said: "This movement will continue until corruption ends in India. I have decided that I will not keep quiet until corruption ends from this country. This fast-unto-death is a beginning and to end corruption we have to prepare ourselves for a long journey."
New Delhi, Sep 2 : Anna Hazare's aide Arvind Kejriwal, who has been issued an Income Tax notice to pay Rs. 9 lakh as dues during his service in the government till
2006, Friday said he had not violated any rules and the official claims were baseless.
"I have not violated any rule. In 2006, when I had resigned from the service, I had written to the government to deduct my dues from my general provident fund (GPF)," Kejriwal told reporters.
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Sep 2 : Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is still feeling "a little weak" after his hunger strike but is set to address a rally here later Friday.
D. G. Pote, who examined Hazare at his home in Ralegan-Siddhi village Friday morning, said his blood pressure and other vital parameters were normal though he felt weak following the 13-day fast in New Delhi.
"He is taking normal diet with a lot of fruits and vegetables and there is no cause for concern," said Pote, Hazare? s private physician.
Gurgaon, Aug 30: Anna Hazare''s health is improving and his blood pressure and heart rate are becoming stable, said Dr. Yatin Mehta of Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon, where the social activist has been admitted after he broke his fast on Sunday.
Talking to reporters here, Dr. Mehta said: "His (Anna) condition is stable. He has started walking. All parameters are good now. He is on soft diet."
"His blood pressure is124/88. Ketone levels have gone down. It will take 4-5 days for him to be out of the hospital," he added.
Canberra, Aug 30 : Anna Hazare, India's first anti-corruption crusader who pressurized the government to enact the Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen Ombudsman Bill) in a `peaceful and non-violent' manner, did an impressive job of transforming his native village as well, but surprisingly, he did so in an entirely `autocratic, violent way,' reveals the Sydney Morning Herald''s international editor Peter Hartcher.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Anna Hazare''s key aide Manish Sisodia has termed the veteran social activist's crusade against corruption as the `victory of people' who came forward to fight for the cause.
Cutting across barriers of age and gender, thousands of people gathered at India Gate last night to celebrate the success.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : There is hardly any similarity between 50-year-old Raghubir Prasad, a rickshaw puller from Bihar, and 20-year-old Meneka Sharma, a student in Delhi. Yet they have been bound together by a common link called Anna Hazare.
Prasad has been literally camping at the Ramlila Maidan here in central Delhi for the past 11 days - ever since the 74-year-old activist came here to continue his fast protest in demand for a strong, anti-graft bill.
Lucknow, Aug 27: Expressing solidarity with Anna Hazare, a young farmer of Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district lay down on a bed of thorns for 10 hours.
Satya Narayan, 25, a native of Mathura's Tarauli village, some 300 km from Lucknow, went on his quaint form of protest in Kosikala town Friday.
"From today (Saturday) onwards, I would lay on the bed for a longer time period, and would consume only hot water till Annaji breaks his fast," Narayan told reporters.
Raipur, Aug 27 : Shutters were down, schools were closed and people from all age groups in this Chhattisgarh capital took to the streets Saturday to support activist Anna Hazare's fast for a strong anti-graft bill.
Roads wore a deserted look and taxis were not operating.
Men and women marched through main areas here raising slogans in support of Hazare whose fast in New Delhi entered the 12th day Saturday.
Students formed a long human chain at Budha Talab area where supporters have been holding a sit-in since day one of Hazare's fast Aug 16.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that he is fine and would continue his fast for another 3-4 days.
Addressing the gathering at Ramlila ground, Hazare said: " I am fine. I can fast for another 3-4 days."
Emphasizing that he will not die till the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed, Hazare said: " "I am getting energy from my supporters. I will not break my fast till Jan lokpal bill is brought."
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Activist Anna Hazare Saturday said that he won't die
till the Jan Lokpal Bill was passed and he was getting his energy from
Addressing his applauding supporters at the Ramlila Maidan, the
74-year-old said: "I will not die till the Jan Lokpal bill is passed, it
is the 12th day of the fast, but I get to see that day and night you
people are struggling for the bill. Entire nation is standing for the
cause, that gives me energy."
New Delhi, Aug 27 : With Anna Hazare''s fast entered its twelfth day today, doctors attending the civil society activist raised concerns over his health.
Dr. Naresh Trehan, the head of Gurgaon''s Medicity Hospital and the leader of medical team monitoring his health, said: "We have more concerns than last night. His blood pressure has decreased while heart beats have increased."
"The blood pressure was going steady but it has come down. We have taken blood samples. Due to his weight loss, there is energy loss also," he added.
New Delhi, Aug 27- Activist Anna Hazare feels "weak and stressed" as his fast for a strong anti-corruption bill entered the 12th day Saturday, said a doctor monitoring his health.
"Anna Hazare has lost seven kg and he is feeling weak and tired," a doctor, pleading anonymity, told IANS.
"Although his vital parameters are stable at present, he should end his fast as soon as possible as his health is deteriorating. His complexion shows his health condition - he has turned dark due to dehydration," he added.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Anna Hazare Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh making clear the conditions for breaking his 11-day fast, Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said.
"A written letter from Anna Hazare addressed to the prime minister is on the way and as soon as we get we will send it to PM," Deshmukh told reporters outside parliament.
When asked about the details of the letter, Deshmukh said it should be about the three conditions put by Team Anna.(IANS)
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Union Science and Technology Minister and former Maharashtra chief ninister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Friday said Anna Hazare has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, over the Lokpal Bill issue.
"A return letter from Anna Hazare is on the way, we will get it immediately. He is addressing the letter to the Prime Minister. As soon as we receive the letter, we will submit it to the Prime Minister," Deshmukh told mediapersons here.
Chennai, Aug 26 : Eighteen people fasting here in support of Anna Hazare since Aug 16 ended their protest Friday morning on the request of Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal.
"On the advice of Kejriwal, the fast is being concluded," said Bhavana Upadhyaya of India Against Corruption (IAC), the network behind Hazare's campaign for an effective anti-corruption law.
Kejriwal asked them to end their fast in view of their failing health.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Anna Hazare Friday told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he regretted hurting him or any other person and said it was unintentional because his movement was not against any individual or political party but a corrupt system.
In a two-page letter to the prime minister, the 74-year-old leader reiterated that he would call off his 11-day fast if parliament passed a resolution on three key issues.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Members of Team Anna have been meeting members of various political parties to garner support for the Jan Lokpal bill and expect the crisis to end Friday.
"Team Anna continues its communications with other political parties. Prashant Bhushan on his way to meet Mr Prakash Karat of CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist)," former top cop and Team Anna member Kiran Bedi tweeted Friday.