For India, Arvind Kejriwal is an unusual politician: he doesn’t use a police escort, he won’t field candidates who face murder charges and he publishes the names of those who contribute to his party’s funds.
Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare held a symbolic one-day hunger strike to protest what he said was the government’s reneging on a promise to pass a tougher version of a law aimed at curbing graft.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is one hurdle away from creating the anti-corruption agency that has been repeatedly rejected by Indian lawmakers over four decades as he bids to end a year of protests against graft.
Propped up by cushions and protected from the summer sun by a white tent, 71-year-old social activist Anna Hazare has vowed to fast to the death to rid India of the corruption he says is its biggest curse.
General Electric Co. agreed to pay $70.4 million to settle a criminal probe and civil claims for conspiring to rig bids on U.S. municipal-bond deals, overcharging state and local governments on investments.
India Against Corruption, a powerful if flawed mass movement that put the government under considerable pressure last August with its demand that a long-delayed anti-corruption bill be passed, made two widely watched moves last week. They also happened to be moves in opposite directions.