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'.

06 Jan 2021


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.

05 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu

Kangana Ranaut opposes Kamal Haasan's idea of paying homemakers

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

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

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.

13 Oct 2020


Tanishq withdraws advertisement, accused of glorifying "Love Jihad"

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."

22 Sep 2020

Trinamool Congress

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

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.

03 Sep 2020


Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

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.

31 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes

India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,

27 Aug 2020


BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

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


Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

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.

23 Aug 2020

Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

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


BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

Two Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians have sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.

30 Jul 2020


Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.

14 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

Lockdown extended: Amit Shah assures there's enough food and medicines

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


Which books should powerful people (like Modi, Shah, RaGa) read

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


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.

15 Jan 2020

BR Ambedkar

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

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

Indira Gandhi

Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for 8-days, over Nehru-Gandhi video

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.

09 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

12 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

Scorpion on Shivalinga remark: Bailable warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor

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

Narendra Modi

EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

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.

14 Sep 2019

Rahul Gandhi

BJP leaders will head key parliamentary panels, Congress gets Home

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has decided to keep the chairmanship of key parliamentary panels, to itself. The parliamentary panel which will overlook the Home Ministry will be headed by Congress.

28 Jul 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor, said that lack of clarity on leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation is hurting the party.

26 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

16 Apr 2019


Civility a rare virtue in Indian-politics: Tharoor on Sitharaman's visit

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today called on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is in hospital after suffering head injuries while performing a ritual at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

20 Mar 2019


Shashi Tharoor, known for impeccable English, trolled for wrong spelling

Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Shashi Tharoor, is known for his marvellous command over English.

12 Feb 2019

Sunanda Pushkar

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.

06 Feb 2019


Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, has nominated the fishermen of Kerala for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

07 Jan 2019


Surat: This couple comes up with WhatsApp-themed wedding card

In the midst of the wedding season in India, soon-to-be-wed couples are coming up with unique ideas to spice up their wedding celebrations.

12 Dec 2018

West Bengal

#RoadTo2019: Congress jolts BJP in Hindi heartland, opponents' jibes follow

The Congress handed over defeat to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in three crucial states, making the race to 2019 Lok Sabha elections even more interesting.

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.

09 Dec 2018

West Bengal

Mamata wishes Sonia on birthday, may meet her in Delhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday and prayed for the senior Congress leader's long life and happiness.

23 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Congress lacks regard for Northeast region, its traditions: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he felt a deep sense of anguish at the Congress "abusing" Northeast culture and calling its dress "outlandish".

16 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

03 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Defamation case against Shashi Tharoor over 'scorpion' remark against Modi

A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court in Delhi for his alleged "scorpion" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

01 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

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.

28 Oct 2018


Shashi Tharoor slyly calls PM Modi a scorpion

In what may open a can of controversies, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor while speaking about PM Narendra Modi, quoted an anonymous RSS source, and said he was like scorpion who can neither be removed by hand nor beaten by a chappal.

13 Oct 2018


#TharoorBeaten: Kids catch MP's eye as they pronounce 'floccinaucinihilipilification' easily

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor recently left the Internet in a tizzy with a bombastic word, a word that many didn't know existed- 'floccinaucinihilipilification'.

04 Oct 2018

Delhi Police

Handed over copies of evidence to Tharoor: Delhi-Police to court

The Delhi Police today informed a court in Delhi that it has handed over copies of all the evidence to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, accused in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

04 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Will it be superstar Mohanlal v/s Shashi Tharoor?

On Monday, South Indian cinema superstar Mohanlal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering rumors that he might be the BJP's candidate from the coveted Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, that is currently being held by Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor.