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.
The leader of a campaign against corruption in India was today sent to jail for a week after being arrested at a house in New Delhi hours ahead of a planned hunger strike in the capital that police had banned.
There was jubilation and relief across India on Aug. 28, when a septuagenarian finally accepted an offer of honey and coconut water from two children after the 12th day of what had probably been the most prominent and widely supported hunger fast since Independence.
Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare began a three-day public fast in Mumbai as parliament debated legislation to curb graft that his group of activists and opposition parties have dismissed as too weak.
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.
Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare will leave jail today after police conceded to his demand for a two-week long hunger strike, as supporters said their battle with the government may escalate.
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.