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Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and punish corruption in public life. In addition to organising and encouraging grassroots movements, Hazare frequently conducted hunger strikes to further his causes—a tactic reminiscent, to many, of the work of Mohandas K. Gandhi. Hazare also contributed to the development and structuring of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan—the third-highest civilian award—by the Government of India in 1992 for his efforts in establishing this village as a model for others.
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Anna Hazare warns of 'Jan Andolan' if farmers' demands remain unaddressedOctogenarian social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday came out in support of farmer protests and warned the Central government that he would begin a 'Jan Andolan' if farmers' demands remain unaddressed.
Bharat Bandh today: Anna Hazare on fast to support farmersIn a recorded message, Hazare appreciated farmers' protests at the borders of Delhi saying no violence has taken place in the last 10 days of the agitation.
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Sachin's security cover withdrawn, Aaditya Thackeray's upgradedThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday reshuffled the security cover of numerous leaders including Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, Anna Hazare, among others.
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Anna Hazare says surprised over Sharad Pawar's name figuring in bank scamThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering case against Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar - a former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra - and others in connection with the scam. An..
'Not democracy, dictatorship': Anna Hazare slams Modi govt on RTI Act changesThe government is betraying the people of this country, Hazare said.
Nimbalkar murder case: Contract was given to shooters to kill me, Anna Hazare tells courtAnna Hazare on Tuesday deposed before a special court in Mumbai as a prosecution witness in the 2006 murder case of Cong leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar. "I learnt about the murder through media. I also..