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In India, a high society tragedy amid decline of elite

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When Shashi Tharoor’s wife was found dead in a swanky Delhi hotel last week after their marital strife had been splashed on Twitter, the colorful career of a jet-setting minister looked in doubt and another symbol of India’s elite lost its sheen.

A magistrate who conducted an inquest has ordered police to investigate the death of Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar. She died on Friday just days after she accessed his Twitter account to accuse him of adultery with a Pakistani journalist and getting into a public spat with the woman.

Jan 19, 2014
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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.