Shashi Tharoor: News

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician who is serving as an MP in Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He had also served as international Diplomat. He is a member of INC. He is also a writer and author for publications such as NY Times and TOI. Some of his books are 'The Great Indian Novel' and 'Why I Am A Hindu'.

21 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha

Shashi Tharoor booked for false campaign against Rajeev Chandrasekhar 

Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha candidate Shashi Tharoor has been booked for allegedly running a misleading campaign against Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

11 Apr 2024

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

'Irony died when...": Minister's jibe at Tharoor in affidavit row 

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday hit back at the Congress over the controversy surrounding his election affidavit.

10 Apr 2024

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Rajeev Chandrasekhar sends legal notice to Shashi Tharoor for defamation

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) representative for Thiruvananthapuram, has issued a legal notice to Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor, accusing the latter of defamation.

08 Apr 2024

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

What Shashi Tharoor said after Union minister's debate challenge

Congress's three-time Thiruvananthapuram MP, who's also renominated for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by the party, Shashi Tharoor, has accepted Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar's "challenge" for an open debate.

05 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress releases manifesto for 2024 polls, focus on 'Paanch Nyay' 

The Congress released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on Friday.

03 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Who is alternative to PM Modi? Congress's Shashi Tharoor responds

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday that discussions about alternatives to Prime Minister Narendra Modi were "irrelevant."

Tharoor's response to 'Muslim coined Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan' 

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has joined the debate about the origins of the slogan Bharat Mata ki Jai, ignited by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

11 Feb 2024


AI Shashi Tharoor interviews MP Shashi Tharoor: Here's what happened

At the recent Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters, a captivating event unfolded as an artificial intelligence (AI)-generated replica of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor interviewed his real-life version.

17 Jan 2024

P Chidambaram

Eye on 2024 polls, Congress invites ideas for 'people's manifesto' 

The Congress has invited people from across the country to offer suggestions on what to include in its manifesto.

22 Dec 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Mimicry row: Kharge indirectly slams Dhankhar for bringing up caste

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday indirectly called out Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar for bringing caste into the ongoing row over his mimicry by a suspended MP.

19 Dec 2023


In a first, over 140 opposition MPs suspended from Parliament

Forty-nine opposition MPs were reportedly suspended from the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, pushing the total Parliament Winter Session suspensions to 142.

08 Dec 2023


Centre responds to Kerala MP's question on Hamas's terrorist designation

Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday that the decision to designate an organization a terrorist is made under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and is considered by relevant government departments.

31 Oct 2023

Rahul Gandhi

iPhone hacking row: RaGa attacks Modi government over alleged phone-tapping

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Centre over Apple's warning to various opposition leaders about potential state-sponsored attackers attempting to hack their iPhones.

31 Oct 2023


iPhone hacking row: Centre orders probe, asks Apple to join 

The central government has reportedly ordered a probe into the allegations by several opposition leaders and journalists that tech giant Apple warned them of alleged "state-sponsored attacks" on their iPhones.

31 Oct 2023


Apple warns opposition leaders of state-sponsored attacks on iPhones: Report

Tech giant Apple has reportedly warned several opposition MPs and other leaders that state-sponsored actors may be targeting their iPhones.

28 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Shashi Tharoor removed from Palestine solidarity event

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been dropped from the Mahal Empowerment Mission's (MEM) Palestine solidarity event set for October 30 in Thiruvananthapuram.

15 Oct 2023

Mahua Moitra

'BJP's troll sena': Mahua Moitra responds to viral personal photos

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Sunday reacted to the circulation of her personal photos with Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on social media.

India has always supported formation of Palestine: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Thursday, said that it supports the formation of an independent state of Palestine.

10 Sep 2023

Amitabh Kant

'200 hours of negotiations': Hard work behind India's G20 consensus

India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant and his team have been lauded for their efforts in helping the country secure a 100% consensus on the New Delhi declaration on the first day of the G20 Summit despite contentious issues.

05 Sep 2023

Amitabh Bachchan

#BharatMataKiJai: Amitabh Bachchan's tweet ignites speculations over India's 'name change'

After a 26-party Opposition bloc named their alliance INDIA in July, several BJP leaders changed "India" to "Bharat" in the bios of their social media accounts.

20 Aug 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress reconstitutes CWC; Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot among panel members

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday reportedly reconstituted the party's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

Political row over Ashoka University's research paper critical of BJP

A research paper titled "Democratic Backsliding in the World's Largest Democracy" has put Ashoka University at the center of a political row.

21 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

International Yoga Day: BJP, Congress trade jabs; Tharoor lauds PM

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic event at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters on International Yoga Day, the Congress mocked him, crediting India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru for popularizing yoga.

22 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi vacates government-allotted bungalow after court setback

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has vacated his official residence in Delhi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted on Saturday.

24 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

'Black day for democracy': Opposition on Rahul Gandhi's MP disqualification

Several Opposition leaders have hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as a member of the Lok Sabha on Friday.

17 Mar 2023


Swara Bhasker's Delhi wedding reception: Political guests in attendance

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker got hitched to Samajwadi Party leader Fahad Ahmad in January. They hosted a grand wedding reception in New Delhi recently which saw several politicians from across political parties in attendance.

28 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Manish Sisodia arrest: Shashi Tharoor takes 'beef' shot at Modi

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, accusing him of shielding Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) alleged corrupt leaders and its allies.

11 Feb 2023

Congress Party

Tharoor jibes at AWBI for withdrawing 'Cow Hug Day' appeal

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday took a dig at the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a day after the Government body decided to withdraw its request to celebrate February 14 as "Cow Hug Day."

01 Dec 2022

Congress Party

Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi Police moves HC against Tharoor's discharge

The Delhi High Court on Thursday was approached by Delhi Police challenging its 2021 order discharging the Congress leader Shashi Tharoor concerning all charges in Sunanda Pushkar's death case.

16 Nov 2022

Congress Party

Gujarat assembly polls: Shashi Tharoor not among Congress star campaigners

Congress Party is dealing a severe blow after Kerala MP Shashi Tharoor opted out of the Gujarat election campaign.

19 Oct 2022

Congress President

Kharge becomes first non-Gandhi Congress President in over 2 decades

Veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new president of the Congress party on Wednesday, the first non-Gandhi to lead the party in 24 years.

17 Oct 2022

Congress President

It's Kharge vs Tharoor in Congress presidential election today

After the nomination phase witnessed a rollercoaster ride with a series of political dramas, over 9,000 delegates from the state units of Congress will cast their votes to elect their new president on Monday.

12 Oct 2022

Congress President

No one's official candidate, don't compare me with Tharoor: Kharge

Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge dismissed speculations about being the party's "official" candidate for the party's upcoming presidential election next week, saying that the perception of a proxy party chief endorsed by the Gandhis had been perpetuated by the media.

08 Oct 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief will not be remote controlled, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi declared on Saturday that whoever is chosen to lead the party as its new president would be free to make decisions and manage the party.

03 Oct 2022

Congress President

Open for public debate: Shashi Tharoor to Mallikarjun Kharge

As Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge launched his campaign for the upcoming Congress presidential election on Sunday, his rival in the contest, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, said he was open to a public debate.

02 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

If you want change in Congress, vote for me: Tharoor

To woo voters in his favor for the upcoming Congress presidential election, party MP Shashi Tharoor said that he stands for the change that ordinary party workers want, while Mallikarjun Kharge represents the status quo.

01 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress president poll: Candidature of KN Tripathi from Jharkhand dismissed

The final battle for the Congress presidential elections will be between Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor after the application of former Jharkhand minister KN Tripathi was rejected on Saturday.

29 Sep 2022

Ashok Gehlot

After meeting with Sonia, Ashok Gehlot quits Congress president race

After days of political turmoil in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot quit the Congress president race.

24 Sep 2022

Congress Party

Congress president poll battle heats up: Tharoor gets nomination form

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor received the nomination form for the Congress presidential election at the party headquarters on Saturday, according to to PTI.

20 Sep 2022

Congress President

Shashi Tharoor, Ashok Gehlot, Rahul Gandhi: Who will head Congress?

Thiruvananthapuram MP and former Union minister, Shashi Tharoor, is set to file papers soon to contest in the upcoming Congress presidential polls.

Shashi Tharoor meets Sonia Gandhi ahead of Congress president election

Congress stalwart and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor met the party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi on Monday ahead of the election for the Congress president next month.

11 Sep 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress changes internal election rules after party leaders' 'transparency' concerns

The Indian National Congress (INC) has made substantial changes to its internal poll rules ahead of the crucial election for the next party president.

30 Aug 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Is Shashi Tharoor planning to run for Congress president?

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has set off speculations about him running for the party president's post after he called for a "free and fair" election for its leadership in an article for Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi.

12 Aug 2022


Shashi Tharoor to receive highest French civilian honor for writing

Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament of Thiruvananthapuram, has been popular for years.

10 May 2022

Sunanda Pushkar

'TKF': Following Singapore ban, Vivek Agnihotri spars with Shashi Tharoor

On Monday, Vivek Agnihotri's film The Kashmir Files (TKF) that portrays the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley was banned in Singapore.

06 Apr 2022


India firm on its neutral stance: PM on Russia-Ukraine war

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India's strong independent position in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine conflict has allowed it to prioritize its national interests without succumbing to global pressure.

30 Sep 2021


'True Congressman': Shashi Tharoor supports Sibal, day after violent protest

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today voiced support for his colleague Kapil Sibal, a day after some party workers protested outside the latter's house and damaged his car.

25 Sep 2021


Women's rights activist Kamla Bhasin passes away at 75

Eminent women's rights activist, poet, and author Kamla Bhasin passed away on Saturday. She was 75.

20 Sep 2021


Smacks of racism: Ramesh, Tharoor slam UK's COVID-19 travel rules

Former Union ministers Jairam Ramesh and Shashi Tharoor on Monday slammed the UK's COVID-19-related travel rules under which Indians vaccinated with Covishield would still be treated as unvaccinated.

18 Aug 2021

Sunanda Pushkar

Delhi court discharges Shashi Tharoor in wife Sunanda Pushkar's death

Indian National Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was on Wednesday discharged in the case pertaining to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014.

12 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Congress leaders', party's official Twitter accounts locked; party slams Modi

The Indian National Congress on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Twitter accounts of the party and several of its leaders were locked.

Pegasus: IT panel meeting postponed; BJP member demands Tharoor's removal

A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology was put off on Wednesday due to a lack of quorum as panel members from the Bharatiya Janata Party refused to sign attendance.

22 Jul 2021

Congress Party

Shashi Tharoor rules out JPC probe on Pegasus scandal

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has ruled out the possibility of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged Pegasus scandal.

21 Jul 2021


Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology (IT) will take up the Pegasus scandal for inquiry on July 28.

18 Jul 2021

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi reshuffles Congress Parliamentary groups ahead of monsoon session

In a major reshuffle of Congress' Parliamentary groups, party chief Sonia Gandhi reconstituted its Parliamentary hierarchy in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha ahead of the Parliament's monsoon session.

Government has created mess: Shashi Tharoor on new I-T portal

Attacking the central government over the glitches in the new Income Tax portal, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor alleged that even after spending Rs. 4,200 crore on the new I-T portal, the government had "failed" to make it user-friendly and created a "mess" instead.

30 Jun 2021


Google admits that employees listen to some 'Ok Google' queries

We previously reported that a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology had summoned executives of Silicon Valley giants Facebook and Google to discuss the safety of citizens and their rights online.

28 Jun 2021


Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary committee summons Google, Facebook

The Indian government's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has requested officials from Google and Facebook to convene for a meeting on June 29 (Tuesday) to discuss how citizens should be safeguarded online.

25 May 2021

Lok Sabha

MP seeks Tharoor's disqualification from Parliament over 'Indian variant' remarks

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, urging him to disqualify Congress party leader Shashi Tharoor from the Indian Parliament.

23 Apr 2021

Sumitra Mahajan

Should have confirmed: BJP's Sumitra Mahajan on her death news

Former Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan wants current speaker Om Birla and the federal government to take note of the fake news about her demise.

29 Jan 2021

Farmers Protest

Shashi Tharoor, six journalists booked for sedition in Uttar Pradesh

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and six journalists have been booked by the Noida Police for sedition, among other charges, over the violence during farmers' tractor rally in Delhi.