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Jan 17, 2014

Honeymoon threatens to be brief for anti-graft party AAP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – From a rally that nearly ended in a stampede, to a rebellious lawmaker and a minister openly duelling police over drug gangs, the honeymoon could be short-lived for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the anti-corruption party that shook up India’s politics last month.

The AAP enjoyed a heady few weeks after its leader Arvind Kejriwal pulled off a political surprise by becoming Delhi chief minister in December elections.

Jan 17, 2014

Honeymoon threatens to be brief for India’s anti-graft party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – From a rally that nearly ended in a stampede, to a rebellious lawmaker and a minister openly dueling police over drug gangs, the honeymoon could be short-lived for an anti-corruption party that shook up India’s politics last month.

The Common Man’s Party (AAP) enjoyed a heady few weeks after its leader Arvind Kejriwal pulled off a political surprise by becoming Delhi chief minister in December elections.

Jan 10, 2014
Jan 10, 2014

No sick leave, $1 per hour for maid in US-India row: court papers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian diplomat accused of visa fraud and lying about underpaying her maid coached the nanny to mislead U.S. officials, confiscated her passport and made her work 100-hour, seven-day weeks, according to a U.S. grand jury indictment.

Devyani Khobragade, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was effectively expelled from the United States on Thursday as part of a deal in which she was granted diplomatic immunity from the charges.

Jan 10, 2014
Jan 8, 2014
Jan 8, 2014

AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal battles age-old VIP perks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – For years, India’s senior politicians have resided in the capital’s most luxurious colonial-era bungalows, protected by gun-toting police and chauffeur-driven cars running red lights with sirens blazing – even if it was for a wife’s shopping trip.

This was all shamelessly done dressed in flowing cotton tunics and trousers, the dress code of any official wanting to associate themselves with the founding fathers of independence and the country’s frugal Gandhian legacy.

Jan 8, 2014

Delhi’s new leader battles India’s age-old VIP perks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – For years, India’s senior politicians have resided in the capital’s most luxurious colonial-era bungalows, protected by gun-toting police and chauffeur-driven cars running red lights with sirens blazing – even if it was for a wife’s shopping trip.

This was all shamelessly done dressed in flowing cotton tunics and trousers, the dress code of any official wanting to associate themselves with the founding fathers of independence and the country’s frugal Gandhian legacy.

Dec 12, 2013
Nov 26, 2013