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AFSPA: People Against Inhuman Law

A number of organizations across the country came together on Saturday, to support Irom Chanu Sharmila in demanding the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1958. Nov 6, 2011
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Timeline: Anna Hazare's Anti-Corruption Crusade

Anna Hazare has launched a major non-violent agitation against the government's anti-corruption bill which is billed as Jan Lokpal Bill (People's Ombudsman Bill). The agitation that started on Aug. 5, 2011 has changed the notion of tolerance to corruption in the country. The protest provoked nationwide agitation against corruption. Here is the timeline of Anna’s anti-corruption campaign. Nov 4, 2011
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Pak Cricketers Butt, Asif and Amir Get Jail Sentence

Former Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were given jail sentences by the Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, after they were found guilty of taking bribes to fix a test match against England in 2010. Nov 3, 2011
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Where is Sharmila's 11-Year Fight Against AFSPA Heading to?

Irom Chanu Sharmila, a human rights activist from Manipur, Wednesday completed 11 years of her fast-unto-death against the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1985. The 39-year-old activist launched the fast on Nov. 2, 2000, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the AFSPA. Will the govt ever heed to her demands, or will she lose her life fighting for the withdrawal of the AFSPA? Nov 3, 2011
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Kanimozhi Denied Bail; Goes Back to Jail

Upsetting DMK party members and its chief M Karunanidhi, a Delhi court today dismissed bail plea of former DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, who are accused in the 2G telecom scam. Nov 3, 2011

Rajat Gupta Surrenders before FBI, Arrested

Rajat Gupta, former Goldman Sachs director and ex-global head of McKinsey & Co, surrendered before the federal authorities Wednesday in connection to a hedge fund scam. He has been arrested and is in FBI custody. Oct 26, 2011
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Mass Rape in Kashmir: SHRC Calls for Fresh Probe

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has called for a fresh probe into a decade-old alleged mass rape incident in two villages in Jammu and Kashmir. The government has been asked by the SHRC to set up a special team to re-investigate claims that as many as 31 Kashmiri women were raped by members of the Indian Army in 1991. Oct 25, 2011
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Armed Forces Special Power Act: Ajit Seth Meets Omar Abdullah

A high-level team from the Centre has met with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, and his top bureaucrats, to resolve issues regarding the proposed withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from selected areas in the state. Oct 24, 2011
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AFSPA, DAA to be Revoked in J&K: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has assured the people of the state that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the Disturbed Areas Act would be revoked in some parts of the state very soon. Oct 21, 2011

Former Karnataka CM Surrenders, Sent to Jail

Former chief minister of Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa surrendered before a session court judge and was remanded to judicial custody on Saturday as the court rejected his bail plea. Oct 15, 2011
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Supreme Court Affords Kasab Chance to Defend Himself

In a landmark verdict that upholds the spirit of democracy in the country, the Supreme Court of India has stayed the death sentence previously given, by a Mumbai Trial Court and upheld by the Bombay High Court, to Ajmal Amir Kasab, 24. Oct 10, 2011