Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar conferred the 72nd Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards to social activist Anna Hazare, musician Zakir Hussain, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and other prominent personalities at a function here.
Accusing both ruling and opposition parties of collecting unaccounted donations during elections, Anna Hazare on Friday announced that he would launch "Asli Azadi Abhiyan (Real Freedom Movement)" from Mumbai on August 9, on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare expressed his satisfaction here on Friday after a Mumbai-based Anti-Corruption Bureau special court sentenced former Maharashtra minister Babanrao Gholap to three years` imprisonment.
Noting they were "missing" anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that had he been associated with the party it would have achieved its target easily.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and Lok Sabha MP (Member of Parliament) Saugata Roy on Monday confirmed an end to a much hyped joint venture for the time being between TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and anti graft crusader Anna Hazare ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that the joint rally, which was skipped by social activist Anna Hazare two days ago, was actually organised at the insistence of the anti-corruption crusader.
Aamir Khan is guarded about sharing his views on any political party and when it comes to the new Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) the actor-filmmaker prefers to wait and watch. Meanwhile, he has urged the youth to step out and vote intelligently in the polls.
Two days after Anna Hazare skipped the much-hyped joint rally with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in the national capital, the social activist on Friday said that he supports the West Bengal Chief Minister and not her party.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, known for losing her temper, is visibly angry. The firebrand leader is upset because she was Wednesday `ditched` by social activist Anna Hazare, who failed to turn up at the `joint rally` at Ramlila Maidan here.
Moments after Anna Hazare skipped a public meeting addressed by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, former army chief Gen V K Singh Wednesday met him triggering speculation that the anti-corruption crusader could have been wooed by BJP.