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Lokpal act would have prevented PNB scam: Anna Hazare 20.2.2018 General News
Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said that the scam at the Punjab National Bank (PNB) would not have occurred had the anti-corruption Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act been implemented in 2011."Lokpal and Lokayuktas can be very powerful, we made a draft but people in politics do not want it. If it was implemented in 2011, these scams would not have occurred," Hazare told ANI here."Governments don't understand, they only say they will make corruption-free India but do nothing about it," he added.Recently, the PNB detected a scam to the tune of Rs 11,400 crore which involved billionaire jewellery merchants Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, among some bank officials that helped facilitate the scam.Hazare had begun a mass movement in 2011 demanding implementation of governing bodies of Lokpal and Lokayuktas at the central and state-level respectively, in order to check corruption by all public servants including the Prime Minister.Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was finally passed in 2013, albeit the .
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Caste system a curse for India, should end for country's good: Ramdev 19.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The Yoga guru opined that transparency should be maintained by the government in its policies and work
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Caste system a curse, it should end for country's good: Ramdev 19.2.2018 General News
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said caste system was a curse on India, which needs to be rooted out for the all-round development of the country. He also said that all religions in the world are equal and none of them are superior to any other. He was talking to reporters during a 'Meet the Press organised by Chandrapur Working Journalists Union (CWJU) at the Press Club here. "Caste system is a curse on our country that needs to be rooted out to achieve all round development of India. No discrimination based on caste or creed was made in the Vedas, the Upanishads or in the Manusmriti, but people misinterpreted from time to time without ever studying them," he said. Ramdev is on a three-day visit to the district from tomorrow, during which he would be conducting a yoga camp at Mul, a tehsil place in the district, 45 kms from here. "Patanjali Yoga is truly secular as it makes one's life-style healthy. Yoga helps in leading a healthy life," he said adding, "All religions in the
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Anna Hazare’s New Core Committee Members Sign Affidavits Stating They Will Never Enter Politics 19.2.2018 Top Politics News- News18.com
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who rose to fame with Hazare's agitation for Lokpal bill, later parted ways with his mentor when he decided to join electoral politics and launched the Aam Aadmi Party.
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Hazare announces new core committee before March 23 agitation 19.2.2018 General News
Ahead of his March 23 agitation in Delhi, social activist Anna Hazare has announced his new 20-member 'National Core Committee'. The new members, hailing from different states, have given affidavits stating that they would never join a political party or contest elections, Hazare said in a statement. Hazare has planned the protest in Delhi to press for appointment of a "competent Lokpal" and to highlight farmers' issues. The veteran Gandhian had said recently that his new agitation would not give rise to "another Kejriwal", and he will take affidavits from the participants that they would not join politics. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who rose to fame with Hazare's agitation for Lokpal bill, later parted ways with his mentor when he decided to join electoral politics and launched the Aam Aadmi Party. "Ahead of the March 23 agitation, I have been carrying out a Jan-Jagran Yatra' throughout the country to awaken the masses. During this Yatra, a lot of people ...
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Ahead of Delhi rally next month, Anna Hazare likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir 17.2.2018 Zee News : States
  Social activist Anna Hazare is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir before launching an agitation over Jan Lokpal and farmers issues in New Delhi next month, an NGO said on Saturday.
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Anna Hazare likely to visit J&K ahead of Delhi rally next month 17.2.2018 deccanherald.com

Social activist Anna Hazare is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir before launching an agitation over Jan Lokpal and farmers issues in New Delhi next month, an NGO said on Saturday.

"We have invited him (Hazare) to visit Jammu and he has accepted the invite. We are expecting him to address a public meeting here before the March 23 rally in Delhi," chairperson of International Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Council Manjot Singh Kohli told reporters here.

She said a team of her NGO met the social activist in Delhi last week on his invitation.

"We are happy to be the part of his movement and want everyone especially the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to join us for the success in the crusade against corruption," Kohli said.

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Anna Hazare may visit Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Delhi rally next month 17.2.2018 News
We have invited him to visit Jammu and he has accepted the invite, says International Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Council
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BJP known for selling dreams and making false promises: Congress 15.2.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Reacting to the vision document which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released, senior Congress leader, Anand Sharma said that the saffron party is known for selling dreams and false promises.
“The BJP promise can the sun, the moon and the stars because they are nationally known now for selling dreams, making false promises and betraying the mandate and people,” Sharma said here on Thursday.

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Had hopes from Modi but he disappointed: Anna Hazare 15.2.2018 General News
Noted social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he had high hopes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi but was disappointed after his three-and-a-half-years in office.
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AAP is now 'khap party', says Congress; claims Arvind Kejriwal govt failed on all fronts in three years 15.2.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
The Congress on Wednesday described the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a "khap party" and said the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has failed on all fronts
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As Kejriwal Govt in Delhi Completes Three Years in Office, AAP and Congress Trade Barbs 14.2.2018 The Wire

At a function to celebrate three years of 'good governance', Kejriwal highlighted the good works undertaken despite having to fight through numerous roadblocks put up by the Centre.

The post As Kejriwal Govt in Delhi Completes Three Years in Office, AAP and Congress Trade Barbs appeared first on The Wire.

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AAP now a 'khap party', failed on every front: Congress 14.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Congress on Wednesday described the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a "khap party" and said the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has failed on all fronts in the last three years.
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AAP failed to fulfil promises: Cong 9.2.2018 Hindu: Delhi
It had made hollow promises: Yoganand Shastri
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Govt more concerned about industrialists Ambani, Adani, not farmers: Hazare 7.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
He claimed that nearly 1.2 million farmers have committed suicide in the last 70 years in the country
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Govt More Concerned About Industrialists, Not Farmers: Anna Hazare 7.2.2018 Top Politics News- News18.com
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare said that after coming to power, PM Modi had said that efforts would be initiated to rid the country of corruption, but it has not happened.
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Rafale deal 'biggest scam', bring white paper on it: Congress in Lok Sabha 7.2.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily dubbed it as a "serious assault" on the federal concept of governance
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States collect Rs 38K cr as construction workers welfare cess 7.2.2018 General News
As much as Rs 38,514 crore has been collected as construction workers welfare cess by states and Union territories till December 31, 2017, Parliament was informed today. Out of this, Rs 9,756 crore has been spent as on December 31, 2017, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. Earlier, the Supreme Court had also made observation about the thousands of crores rupees lying idle which is meant for the welfare of these workers. Former Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had also written several times to states to constitute labour welfare boards to utlise this money for welfare of the workers. The Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996, provides for levy and collection of cess. The cess has been levied and is being collected at 1 per cent of the cost of construction. The cess is collected by states and Union territories and utilised for the welfare of building and other construction workers by the State
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Govt more concerned about industrialists, not farmers: Hazare 7.2.2018 General News
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare alleged here today that the NDA government was more concerned about industrialists rather than farmers. He also claimed that nearly 12 lakh farmers have committed suicide in the last 70 years in the country. "The government is more concerned about the industrialists like Ambani, Adani, rather than farmers," he said while addressing a public meeting here. "I had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in which I categorically stated that farmers were not getting adequate price for their produce and the government is directly responsible for this," he added. The veteran social activist said that after coming to power, Modi had said that efforts would be initiated to rid the country of corruption, but it has not happened. "Rather, only a lot of publicity was done on this. The government lacks the will power (to make the country corruption-free)," he said. Hazare recalled that whenever they held protests against the governments, .
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Siddaramaiah, BS Yeddyurappa trade barbs on Twitter over Narendra Modi's remarks on corruption in Karnataka 7.2.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his talk on corruption, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday asked him to "walk the talk", posing four questions, including appointing an "untainted person" as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the state
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