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'. https://twitter.com/shashitharoor

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.

14 Oct 2022

Congress President

Congress presidential polls: Gehlot, Tewari extend support to Mallikarjun Kharge

Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Rajya Sabha member Manish Tewari, both senior leaders of the Congress, have come out in support of Mallikarjun Kharge, the frontrunner for the party's upcoming presidential election.

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.

28 Sep 2022

Digvijaya Singh

Will Digvijaya Singh run for Congress president? Details here

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and a veteran Congress leader, Digvijaya Singh may also run for Congress president, reports said on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2022

Congress President

Ashok Gehlot still not out of Congress president race: Report

Despite a rebellion by 90+ MLAs loyal to him in Rajasthan, CM Ashok Gehlot has not been "kicked out" of the Congress president race, reports said.

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

Sonia 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

India

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

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

Punjab

'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

Delhi

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

England

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

Narendra Modi

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

Parliament

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

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

Facebook

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 Jun 2021

Twitter

Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account

Triggering a fresh controversy, microblogging platform Twitter on Friday blocked Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad's account allegedly over complaints of violation of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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.

22 Jan 2021

Twitter

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.

08 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

06 Jan 2021

India

Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor has suggested canceling the Republic Day festivities saying getting crowds to cheer the parade, as usual, would be irresponsible, after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson canceled his India visit due to the coronavirus situation in the UK.

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