Shashi Tharoor

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

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Kerala: Film set vandalized by right-wing group, CM promises action

25 May 2020

Kerala: Film set vandalized by right-wing group, CM promises action

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.

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

14 Apr 2020

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.

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

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.

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.

They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

28 Jan 2020

They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

With election season reaching its peak in Delhi, controversial statements have become the order of the day.

Journalist Deepak Chaurasia heckled at Shaheen Bagh, FIR registered

25 Jan 2020

Journalist Deepak Chaurasia heckled at Shaheen Bagh, FIR registered

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).

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

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

15 Jan 2020

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.

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

16 Dec 2019

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.

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

14 Dec 2019

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.

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

09 Dec 2019

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.

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

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.

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

27 Nov 2019

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

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.

Scorpion on Shivalinga remark: Bailable warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor

12 Nov 2019

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.

EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

29 Oct 2019

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.

BJP leaders will head key parliamentary panels, Congress gets Home

14 Sep 2019

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.

Stalin, Mamata disagree with Shah's 'Hindi for all' idea

14 Sep 2019

Stalin, Mamata disagree with Shah's 'Hindi for all' idea

The Hindi language took center stage in Indian politics on Saturday after Home Minister Amit Shah linked it with country's unity.

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

24 Aug 2019

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

Two weeks after he was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital following complaints of breathlessness, former Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Arun Jaitley died on Saturday at the age of 66.

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

09 Aug 2019

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

09 Aug 2019

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

04 Aug 2019

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

28 Jul 2019

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.

Modi didn't ask Trump for mediation, says EAM in Parliament

23 Jul 2019

Modi didn't ask Trump for mediation, says EAM in Parliament

US President Donald Trump's statement on Kashmir dispute created a furor in India, prompting Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar to clarify Centre's stand in the Parliament.

Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

23 Jul 2019

Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

Hours after the United States President Donald Trump made a tall claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "requested" him to "mediate" on Kashmir dispute, India refuted it.

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

21 Jun 2019

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

Days after winning general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP got to work in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Congress names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

18 Jun 2019

Congress names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections spelled trouble for Congress as the party failed to improve its previous tally of 44. Despite five years of BJP rule, Congress won only 52 seats, casting doubts on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"

28 May 2019

Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"

The results of 2019 Lok Sabha polls jolted Congress and shattered its President Rahul Gandhi. Under his leadership, the party won just 52 seats.

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

26 May 2019

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.

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

22 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

The counting for Lok Sabha elections will begin on Thursday, and Opposition parties don't want to leave anything to chance.

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

19 Apr 2019

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

Days after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, a group of three friends have kick-started an initiative to ensure queer issues get political precedence.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

The interim budget presented by acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday invited a flurry of reactions in the country.

Both Congress and BJP are guilty of making sexism normal

10 Jan 2019

Both Congress and BJP are guilty of making sexism normal

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sparked outrage with BJP and netizens slamming him.

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

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.

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.

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

19 Dec 2018

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

The opposite of sadness is not happiness, but the opposite of darkness is light. May not be bright, orange light, but light.

#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.