Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

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IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

22 Jan 2021

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.

Meet the Indian-American man who waved tricolor at US Capitol

08 Jan 2021

Meet the Indian-American man who waved tricolor at US Capitol

Wednesday's attack on the United States Capitol drew global attention, as thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building, accusing the Democrats of stealing the election.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

23 Sep 2020

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

29 Aug 2020

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

25 Aug 2020

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

20 Feb 2020

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

Media celebrates FIR against Arnab Goswami. Here's why it's troubling

12 Feb 2019

Media celebrates FIR against Arnab Goswami. Here's why it's troubling

On Monday, a Delhi court ordered registration of FIR against Arnab Goswami, the editor-in-chief of Republic TV on the complaint of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. And, Goswami's critics collectively rejoiced.

Women, who entered Sabarimala, were dressed as transgenders: Meenakshi Lekhi

04 Jan 2019

Women, who entered Sabarimala, were dressed as transgenders: Meenakshi Lekhi

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi came down heavily on Kerala government, led by Pinarayi Vijayan, on Friday after two women entered the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa.

#SajjanConvicted: Jaitley says Congress making another accused CM

17 Dec 2018

#SajjanConvicted: Jaitley says Congress making another accused CM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the Delhi High Court judgment convicting Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots but also slammed the party for making another accused, Kamal Nath, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet

The results of assembly elections of five states, dubbed as the big semifinal before India votes in 2019, has brought immense joy to Congress.

Let non-Gandhi become Congress' President: PM Modi replies to Tharoor

16 Nov 2018

Let non-Gandhi become Congress' President: PM Modi replies to Tharoor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said he would appreciate the Nehruvian legacy if Congress made anyone who isn't part of the Gandhi family, its President for five years.

Humanity exists because of Nehru: BJP's sarcastic reply to Tharoor

14 Nov 2018

Humanity exists because of Nehru: BJP's sarcastic reply to Tharoor

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday took a dig at Congress MP Shashi Tharoor saying humanity existed only because of India's First Prime Minister.

Divya's 'bird drop' tweet with PM Modi's picture sparks controversy

01 Nov 2018

Divya's 'bird drop' tweet with PM Modi's picture sparks controversy

Social media head of Congress, Divya Spandana/Ramya, has sparked another controversy with a tweet which BJP and its supporters found derogatory.

Is China printing Indian currency? China hasn't denied it yet

14 Aug 2018

Is China printing Indian currency? China hasn't denied it yet

China has yet to deny a report by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) which claimed that China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPMC) was printing currency notes for India and several other countries.

Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

12 Aug 2018

Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

India should encourage Bhutan to ensure an increase in the deployment of soldiers around Northern Doklam in the Sikkim sector to check China's military activities in the sensitive region, a parliamentary panel suggested.

Modi's remark on Congress's Hariprasad deleted by Rajya Sabha chairman

10 Aug 2018

Modi's remark on Congress's Hariprasad deleted by Rajya Sabha chairman

In an embarrassment to the ruling NDA, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expunged (deleted from records) PM Modi's remarks which he made on Thursday in the Upper House.

BJP activists vandalize Shashi Tharoor's office following 'Hindu Pakistan' comments

16 Jul 2018

BJP activists vandalize Shashi Tharoor's office following 'Hindu Pakistan' comments

On Monday, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor alleged that BJP Yuva Morcha "vandals" had trashed his constituency office at Thiruvananthapuram, and even tied a banner which read "Hindu Pakistan".

Marijuana should be legalized in India, Shashi Tharoor writes why

05 Jun 2018

Marijuana should be legalized in India, Shashi Tharoor writes why

In an opinion piece written for The Print, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor argued why it is important to legalize marijuana in India, the land of bhang.

Sunanda's death: Shashi Tharoor booked for 'abetment to suicide'

14 May 2018

Sunanda's death: Shashi Tharoor booked for 'abetment to suicide'

In a major development in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, the Delhi police charged Congress MP Shashi Tharoor with abetment of suicide.

Now states can have their own flag, says Tharoor. Really?

24 Jul 2017

Now states can have their own flag, says Tharoor. Really?

With Karnataka opening a fresh debate on whether states could have their independent flags, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor recently said that as long as one observed a system of checks and balances it could be allowed.

Arnab Goswami issued notice in Tharoor's defamation plea

30 May 2017

Arnab Goswami issued notice in Tharoor's defamation plea

On Monday, the Delhi High Court issued notices to Arnab Goswami and Republic TV with regards to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's defamation plea against them.

Sunanda's murder tapes: Tharoor files defamation case against Arnab Goswami

26 May 2017

Sunanda's murder tapes: Tharoor files defamation case against Arnab Goswami

Almost 20 days after release of a series of tapes by Republic TV alleging that Shashi Tharoor was involved in the murder of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, he has now filed a defamation case against Arnab Goswami.

Sunanda's murder tapes- Arnab alleges Tharoor's involvement in Sunanda's murder

08 May 2017

Sunanda's murder tapes- Arnab alleges Tharoor's involvement in Sunanda's murder

In yet another expose, Republic has broadcasted tapes which present evidence in Sunanda Pushkar's death and Shashi Tharoor's alleged involvement in the case.

India, Pakistan to hold maritime meet

28 Mar 2017

India, Pakistan to hold maritime meet

Sources stated that India may host the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency next month for a meeting focused on maritime security with the Indian Coast Guard.