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Anna Hazare assails Centre on Lokpal issue

Activist Anna Hazare on Sunday accused the Modi government of "soft-pedalling" the Lokpal issue, saying the delay in constitution of the anti-corruption ombudsman has put a question mark on its "intention and credibility" to tackle graft.

Lokpal may be single window stop for all corruption probe

 A Parliamentary panel examining the Lokpal bill may recommend that the proposed anti-corruption watchdog be a single window stop for probing all corruption complaints against government functionaries by ending multiplicity of investigating agencies to investigate graft cases.

Parliamentary panel on Lokpal gets third extension

 The deadline for a Parliamentary panel examining the bill on anti-corruption watchdog Lokpal for submission of its report has been extended for a third time till November 15.

Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal to miss deadline, seeks more time

A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it.

File property returns under Lokpal in time: Govt to babus

 Central government employees should file details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal Act by next month end, the Centre said on Thursday.

Parliamentary panel seeks public views on changing Lokpal Act

A Parliamentary Committee on Wednesday sought people's view on changing the Lokpal Act, which seeks to include leader of single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha in a panel to select the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.

Govt declines info on Lokpal, cites fiduciary relationship

The central government has declined to make public details of people who have applied for becoming chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal, saying the information is held by it in "fiduciary relationship".

Anna Hazare writes to Modi over Lokpal, Lokayuktas

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate steps for the appointment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas.

Lokpal appointment only after rules are amended: Govt

The government will go ahead with the appointment of chairperson and members in Lokpal once search committee rules are amended, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said Thursday.

Will improve PDS in Congress-ruled states next year: Ajay Maken

After the Assembly polls debacle, Congress top leaders held a press conference here on Friday to highlight its promises for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2014.

Lokayuktas want NGOs under their jurisdiction

Sixteen Lokayuktas have recommended to the Centre NGOs getting government fund should be brought under jurisdiction of the anti-corruption watchdog.

Lokayuktas demand powers of search, seizure

Lokayuktas demanded more teeth to probe graft cases against public functionaries and emphasised that the anti-graft watchdogs across the states should be considered as an ally in good governance than an obstacle.

Parl panel asks Law Ministry to give final view on Lokpal Bill

A Parliamentary committee has asked the Law Ministry to give its final view on whether Parliament has the power to pass the Lokpal Bill.

Govt may delink Lokayuktas from Lokpal Bill

The government appears to have decided to delink the provision of Lokayuktas in states from the Lokpal Bill.

Anna warns politicians of backlash over corruption

Anna Hazare on Thursday warned of a backlash from voters in 2014 general elections if the Government fails to put in place an effective anti-corruption mechanism.

White Paper for setting of Lokpal to deal with black money

The government on Monday tabled the much-awaited White Paper on black money in Parliament which did not disclose any name but made a strong case for setting up Lokpal and Lokayuktas to deal with the menace.

Let states decide on Lokayuktas: Mamata

The Centre should talk to all political parties before arriving at a consensus on the Lokpal Bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

AIADMK opposes inclusion of PM in Lokpal`s ambit

The AIADMK opposed inclusion of the prime minister within the ambit of Lokpal.

Hazare lashes out at Govt on Lokpal issue

Anna Hazare questioned the
Standing Committee`s proposal to bring lower bureaucracy under
the ambit of Lokayuktas.

Hazare lashes out at Govt on Lokpal issue

Anna Hazare questioned the
Standing Committee`s proposal to bring lower bureaucracy under
the ambit of Lokayuktas.