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India approves historic anti-corruption law

New Delhi: India's parliament passed legislation to create a powerful anti-graft watchdog following a mass anti-corruption movement that swept the country in 2011 and spurred politicians into action. The ruling Congress and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) joined forces in the lower house in a rare display of unity to create a corruption ombudsman in the lower decision-making house of parliament. BJP house leader Sushma Swaraj praised “the people of this country” for achieving the passage of the bill.…