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Govt not ready to accept Anna’s demands

NEW DELHI: Talks between the government and Team Anna ended in a deadlock Wednesday night with the two sides failing to resolve the key issues, prompting the civil society to declare that they were “back to square one.”

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Now Raja wants to examine PM as witness in 2G case

NEW DELHI: Jailed former telecom minister A Raja on Wednesday told a Delhi court that he would get the Prime Minister, Dr  Manmohan Singh, then finance minister, Mr P Chidambaram and the present Union Telecom Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal summoned as witnesses to prove government did not incur any loss in the 2G allocation.

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Amar Singh, 6 others to be chargesheeted

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police are set to chargesheet seven persons, including MPs Mr Amar Singh and Mr Ashok Argal, for their alleged involvment in the cash-for-vote scam, three years after the incident took place.

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Please end fast, Thackeray appeals to Hazare

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena chief, Mr Bal Thackeray Wednesday made a personal appeal to the veteran anti-corruption crusader, Mr Anna Hazare to end his nine-day hunger strike in view of his frail health.

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Irom Sharmila stopped from joining Hazare’s agitation: Patkar

NEW DELHI: The Manipur-based social activist, Mr Irom Sharmila, who has been fasting against AFSPA for the last ten years, will not be able to join Anna Hazare’s agitation here as she has been prevented by authorities from doing so, activists claimed today.

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3 BJP MPs threaten to resign over party’s anti-graft stand

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) parliamentary party meet Wednesday to discuss the strategy on the Lokpal bill turned stormy with three MPs, including the senior leader, Mr Yashwant Sinha and Mr Shatrughan Sinha, threatening to resign over the party’s stand against corruption.

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Govt, Team Anna hold talks on Lokpal

NEW DELHI: The government and Team Anna Tuesday night began discussions on the Lokpal issue amidst clear indications that the government might consider bringing the Prime Minister under the ambit of the anti-corruption ombudsman while differences persisted on other key issues during the inconclusive talks.

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Health worsens but Anna refuses medicine

NEW DELHI: Disregarding doctor’s advice to be put on intravenous (IV) drip, fasting Mr Anna Hazare Tuesday night refused to take any medicine and warned the government against trying to forcibly evict him from the protest site of Ramlila Maidan.

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Anna supporters protest outside Rahul’s office in Amethi

NEW DELHI: The Congress general secretary, Mr Rahul Gandhi’s central office in his Amethi constituency was among the premises targeted Tuesday by social activist, Mr Anna Hazare’s supporters on the second day of protests outside homes of elected representatives in several parts of the country in response to the Gandhian’s call.

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PM’s letter to Anna

NEW DELHI: On the eighth day of Mr Anna Hazare’s fast, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Tuesday reached out to the social activist, urging him to end the stir with a promise that his views on the Lokpal Bill would be considered. Following is the text of the letter:

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