Thousands march in London against new UK government's austerity plan
Thousands march in London against new UK government's austerity plan

Thousands of protesters marched through central London on Saturday to demonstrate against the newly re-elected Conservative government`s plans for public spending cuts.

Greek minister changes tone, but sticks to anti-austerity line

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis struck a conciliatory note on Monday in a long battle over a cash-for-reforms deal, calling a meeting with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble in Berlin helpful.

Punjab govt issues instructions to officials to cut expenses

The Punjab government on Monday issued instructions to all state departments including ministers and senior officials to ensure austerity in public expenditure for the financial year 2015-2016.

Austerity drive: NDMC to cut expenses on flower decoration

The cash-strapped NDMC has now resorted to austerity measure, with its standing committee on Wednesday announcing to cut expenditure on flower decoration in the rooms of officials and elected representatives.

Goa govt stops paying electricity bills for religious places

Years after illuminating several churches, temples and a mosque in the state, Goa government on Monday decided not to foot their electricity bill anymore as an austerity measure, drawing flak from the opposition.

Whoever wins, Britain faces more austerity medicine

In the cacophony of slogans ahead of Britain`s general election on May 7 one thing is for sure -- the country faces more austerity whichever party wins.

Anti-austerity violence mars opening of ECB`s new HQ

Violent clashes between anti-capitalist activists and German police marred the inauguration of the European Central Bank`s new headquarters Wednesday, with police cars set ablaze, rocks thrown and windows smashed.

Portugal hit by anti-austerity strike

Schools, hospitals, courts and state offices across Portugal were hit by a day-long strike on Friday called by civil servants fed up with austerity-linked salary and job cuts.

Green Party rides anti-austerity mood in Britain

 A surge in support has made the Green Party a potentially disruptive anti-austerity political force in what is set to be Britain`s most unpredictable election, even if it wins only a few seats.

Spanish anti-austerity party stages rally after Syriza win

 Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in Madrid on Saturday in support of a call for change from anti-austerity party Podemos, a week after Greece elected its ally Syriza.

Greek vote stokes anti-austerity mood in Ireland

Ireland`s economy is speeding ahead and unemployment is dropping, but the coming to power of a radical new government in fellow eurozone member Greece has revived debate about the pain of austerity.

Greek government to hold first talks with EU leaders

 Greece`s radical new government is to hold its first talks with a foreign dignitary on Thursday, hosting the head of the European parliament a day after announcing moves to roll back austerity measures.

Spain`s anti-austerity Podemos hails Greek ally Syriza

The leader of Spain's anti-austerity party on Sunday hailed a clear election victory by its Greek radical left-wing ally Syriza, saying it would free Greece from austerity politics which he said were dictated by Germany.

Maharashtra ​govt officials can undertake only 3 foreign trips a year

At a time when the state exchequer is reeling under debt, the Maharashtra government has decided to impose a three-foreign trip a year restriction on officials.

7,000 officials punished in China for violating austerity drive

About 7000 Chinese officials were punished in October for violating the government's policies for a thrifty work style, the country's anti-graft body said on Friday.

IMF frees USD 4.6 billion in aid for Greece

The International Monetary Fund released USD 4.6 billion in aid to Greece today, after a yearlong delay to ensure Athens was meeting targets set by bailout lenders.

China caps spending on receptions for foreign dignitaries

China has extended its austerity campaign to receptions held in the capital for foreign guests, including Heads of State, fixing meagre amounts to be paid only by official cards instead of cash.

Need not copy other leaders on austerity: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma Tuesday termed as "rhetoric and populist strategies" the austerity measures adopted by other politicians in the country.

Narendra Modi should learn austerity from Arvind Kejriwal: Digvijay Singh

Congress leader Digvijay Singh advised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to learn austerity from his Delhi and West Bengal counterparts - Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee- respectively.

Thousands rally against austerity in Rome

Thousands of people took to the streets of Rome on Saturday for an anti-austerity protest, with a massive security presence in place amid fears of clashes.