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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
Nov 26, 2013

Insight: Denmark’s PM changes course to join Nordic welfare reform

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt alienated her center-left voters when she started cutting one of Europe’s most generous welfare systems shortly after she was elected.

Two years later there are signs the reforms by “Gucci Helle” – as the elegantly-dressed leader is known to critics – are paying dividends and her popularity has rebounded.

Nov 26, 2013

Denmark’s PM changes course to join Nordic welfare reform

COPENHAGEN, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Danish Prime Minister Helle
Thorning-Schmidt alienated her centre-left voters when she
started cutting one of Europe’s most generous welfare systems
shortly after she was elected.

Two years later there are signs the reforms by “Gucci Helle”
- as the elegantly-dressed leader is known to critics – are
paying dividends and her popularity has rebounded.

Nov 24, 2013
Nov 1, 2013