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
29 Jan 2021
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
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
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
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.
05 Jan 2021
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has voiced her disagreement over actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's idea of recognizing housework done by homemakers as a salaried profession, which was recently appreciated by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
19 Dec 2020
On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.
31 Oct 2020
From Kevadia, Gujarat, where he went to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the opposition for their stand on the Pulwama attack, after a minister from Pakistan admitted his country's hand in the dastardly crime.
13 Oct 2020
Popular jewelry brand Tanishq, from the house of Tata, withdrew an advertisement for its latest collection Ekatvam after the clip triggered immense outrage on social media for glorifying "Love Jihad."
23 Sep 2020
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.
22 Sep 2020
Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.
12 Sep 2020
Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.
07 Sep 2020
Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.
03 Sep 2020
Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.
02 Sep 2020
Bengaluru-based ed-tech start-up Unacademy has joined the elite unicorn club of India.
02 Sep 2020
The government's decision to disallow question hour during the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on September 14, has brought it at the receiving end of criticism from the opposition.
31 Aug 2020
India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,
29 Aug 2020
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.
27 Aug 2020
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent most on advertisements on "social issues, elections, and politics" on Facebook India, followed by Congress, an Indian Express report said today.
25 Aug 2020
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).
25 Aug 2020
The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.
24 Aug 2020
At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.
23 Aug 2020
Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.
20 Aug 2020
Two Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians have sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.
18 Aug 2020
As India reels under coronavirus catastrophe, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairperson of Biocon Ltd., joined the long list of famous personalities to test positive for the highly-contagious disease.
30 Jul 2020
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.
25 May 2020
Several members of a right-wing group, Antharashtra Hindu Parishad (AHP) on Sunday vandalized a film set erected at Aluva in Kerala's Ernakulam district.
14 Apr 2020
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown for almost three more weeks today, Home Minister Amit Shah, the second-most important man in the BJP-led government, put out a series of tweets saying that the country has enough stock of food, medicines, and other essential commodities.
29 Feb 2020
Today is February 29, an extra day life has given us. And, how do I utilize that extra day? By giving unsolicited gyaan to people who would never listen to me.
20 Feb 2020
After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.
28 Jan 2020
With election season reaching its peak in Delhi, controversial statements have become the order of the day.
25 Jan 2020
Delhi's Shaheen Bagh has grabbed the attention of world media with praises being heaped on women, who are leading the protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
22 Jan 2020
After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.
15 Jan 2020
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has a penchant for landing in news. And ironically, his words help his political rival, the BJP, reap electoral benefits.
16 Dec 2019
Actor and model Payal Rohatgi has been sent to judicial custody for eight days in connection with her controversial remarks on the Nehru-Gandhi family on social media.
14 Dec 2019
National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.
09 Dec 2019
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
04 Dec 2019
On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
27 Nov 2019
Ahead of his hearing in the Supreme Court in the INX Media corruption case, Congress leader P Chidambaram was visited by party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Tihar Jail in Delhi on Wednesday morning.
12 Nov 2019
On Tuesday, a Delhi court issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection to a criminal defamation suit filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar.
29 Oct 2019
A European Union delegation, consisting of 27 MPs, left for Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi earlier today to assess the situation in the border state, that has been under lockdown since August.