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Police briefly detained famed Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday after he tried to lead an anti-corruption march toward the national parliament building, a police spokesman said.

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Indian anti-corruption activist to remain hospitalizedupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 12:46:00

Doctors postponed the discharge of Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who was hospitalized Saturday days after ending a hunger strike aimed at drawing attention to his cause, a hospital official told CNN's sister network Tuesday.

Indian anti-corruption activist hospitalizedupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 03:59:00

Indian anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was hospitalized Saturday night, days after ending a hunger strike aiming at drawing attention to his cause, a top hospital official told CNN's sister network.

Indian activist calls off fast as anti-graft bill heads to upper houseupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 16:11:00

Ailing crusader Anna Hazare called off his three-day hunger strike Wednesday but pledged a campaign against politicians who rejected his version of a landmark bill aimed at fighting endemic corruption.

India's government seeks way forward on controversial anti-corruption billupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 06:50:00

India's beleaguered government huddled with various political parties Wednesday, trying to come up with a way forward on an anti-corruption bill as ailing, elderly campaigner Anna Hazare continued his fast for a second day to protest legislation he slammed as too weak to deal with endemic graft.

Lower house passes anti-graft bill in Indiaupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 15:18:00

Drama unfolded on two fronts of India's battle against corruption Tuesday night.

Corruption activist Hazare's aide assaulted on camera updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 10:12:00

A key aide of India's famed anti-corruption activist, Anna Hazare, was assaulted in his office during a television interview Wednesday, TV footage showed.

'Angry Birds' adapted for political satireupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 03:55:00

When Indian activist Anna Hazare last month succeeded in pushing his government to take tougher steps against political dishonesty, victory came only after he endured days on hunger strike.

Indian anti-graft activist breaks fast after parliament backingupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 02:29:00

An Indian anti-corruption activist ended his hunger strike Sunday, a day after parliament resolved to accept his demands to tackle chronic corruption in the country.

Indian activist to end fast after parliament agrees to his demandsupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 13:05:00

India's Parliament resolved Saturday to accept demands raised by 74-year-old activist Anna Hazare to tackle chronic corruption in the country.

Indian parliament debates demands by anti-graft activistupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 06:29:00

India's parliament on Saturday debated demands by a 74-year-old anti-corruption activist in what an opposition leader called a "historic occasion" for lawmakers to come together in the fight against graft.

India's Rahul Gandhi questions Hazare's hunger strike protestupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 07:24:00

India's Rahul Gandhi warned lawmakers Friday not to allow the nation's democracy to be undermined, in an apparent criticism of anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare's high-profile hunger strike.

Hazare's critics call for compromiseupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 08:23:00

Critics say activist Anna Hazare's hunger strike is undemocratic. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Anna Hazare released from jailupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 03:32:00

Anna Hazare walks out of a New Delhi jail to carry on his anti-corruption campaign. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Signs of a thaw as India corruption fast enters 9th dayupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 03:32:00

Anti-corruption activists and federal ministers have begun negotiations to end their deadlock over an anti-corruption bill as a 74-year-old campaigner's hunger strike entered its ninth day Wednesday.

Indian PM says watchdog alone cannot end graftupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 12:04:00

India's prime minister Monday called for reforms in the country's slow-paced judicial system as a key measure to fighting corruption as he discounted the notion that a citizen ombudsman alone can eradicate deeply-entrenched graft.

As anti-corruption fast continues, some question effectivenessupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 23:21:00

An anti-corruption fast by activist Anna Hazare entered its sixth day Sunday, galvanizing thousands of supporters frustrated with rampant graft throughout India, though some observers said Hazare's methods amount to dictating terms to democratic institutions.

From soldier to savior: India's Hazare another Gandhi?updated: Fri Aug 19 2011 02:30:00

He wears only khadi, a simple garb of homespun cotton, and lives in a small room off a temple in a remote, drought-prone western Indian village. A veteran of the 1965 India-Pakistan war, he retired from the Indian army and took vows of chastity and public service.

Indian activist channels river of dissatisfaction over corruptionupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 19:14:00

Outside the jail where he is staying, though he isn't a prisoner, Indian activist Anna Hazare has a growing crowd of supporters to back him up.

Indian activist to begin fastupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 16:33:00

Activist Anna Hazare accepts a deal to begin a public hunger strike to protest government graft in India.

Indian activist tells protesters: 'Your revolution has energized me'updated: Thu Aug 18 2011 16:33:00

Anna Hazare, the 74-year-old Indian activist set to begin a 15-day hunger strike at a public venue, delivered a message Thursday to the thousands who have taken to the streets in support of his anti-corruption crusade.

Anti-corruption activist freed in Indiaupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 20:12:00

A veteran anti-corruption activist has been freed, hours after he and seven supporters were sent to jail for seven days by a court in New Delhi, a prison official said Tuesday.

Activist arrests spark protests in Indiaupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 20:12:00

An anti-corruption activist and more than 1,200 supporters are arrested, sparking protests. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.

India vows corruption ombudsman after fast pulls crowdsupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 11:41:00

India's beleaguered prime minister pledged to introduce a long-pending anti-graft legislation in parliament after a 72-year-old reformist indefinite hunger strike over corruption galvanized public support.

Indian activist says he is willing to die to end corruptionupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 03:50:00

A veteran social activist in India has launched an indefinite hunger strike to seek tough, overarching laws to tackle corruption as a rash of scandals undermined the reputation of the country's government.

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