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.
India’s government failed to reach an agreement with social activists asked to help draft an anti- corruption bill, prolonging a standoff over graft that has dented the government’s reputation and business confidence.
India’s Supreme Court today sought a response from government agencies, Telecommunications Minister Andimuthu Raja and the Central Bureau of Investigation on a public interest petition on the sale of wireless spectrum.
Google Inc. will “continue to remove” in India content that is illegal or breaks the company’s terms of service, the owner of the world’s most popular search engine said, a day after a minister asked social media operators to better manage content on their sites.
India’s government and civil society activists narrowed differences over the powers of a proposed law to fight corruption, the clearest sign yet of concessions that may end a nine-day hunger strike and street protests.
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.
India’s Supreme Court gave the government 10 days to reply to a petition from Ratan Tata that seeks to prevent further disclosure of recorded phone conversations between him and a public relations executive.