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Tag: Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor Asks For Immediate Change Of Leadership In Congress
Shashi Tharoor Asks For Immediate Change Of Leadership In Congress

Shashi Tharoor said if Congress has to come back, things should fall in place quickly and should get ready to face the elections and for that it should happen now.

Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Shashi Tharoor And Others Booked For Sedition

New Delhi: In a major development following the violence on January 26 in Delhi, the Noida police booked Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor, journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Vinod K Jose (Caravan) and others for sedition. An FIR lodged at the Sector-20 police station on Thursday stated that they were booked for tweeting and spreading […]

Savarkar Was In Favour Of Two-Nation Theory: Shashi Tharoor

Jaipur: Stressing that the ruling government doesn’t believe in Mahatma Gandhi and is just using his name for its brand value, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that those in power come from a very different political tradition. “During the nationalist movement, there was one major split. It was not about geography or ideology but whether […]

Odisha's Tarun Kanti Mishra To Receive Sahitya Akademi Award 2019

New Delhi: Noted Odia story writer and former Chief Secy of Odisha, Tarun Kanti Mishra to be conferred with Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 2019. Mishra will receive the prestigious award for his book ‘Bhaswati’. “The awards were recommended by distinguished jury members representing 23 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya […]

Shashi Tharoor Trolled For Tweeting Indira Gandhi As 'India' Gandhi

New Delhi: Famous for using unique and at times bizarre words in his tweets, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor found himself in a soup over a tweet where he wrongly spelled Indira Gandhi as “India Gandhi” in an old photo — leaving Tweeple baffled. Trying to take a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his […]

Shashi Tharoor Repeats: 'Don't Criticise Modi For Everything'

Jaipur: Speaking at an event here on Thursday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not be “criticised over everything,” but he also asked Congressmen to engage in constructive criticism. “We should not criticise Modi on each and everything. However, being in the Opposition, we need to find out reasons for […]

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi police pushes for prosecution of Tharoor on murder charge

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday urged a city court to prosecute Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for abetment to suicide or “in alternative” on murder charge in the case of death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. “Please frame sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty), 306 (abetment of suicide) […]

Shashi Tharoor & Meher-Tarar
'Shashi Tharoor Spent 3 Nights In Dubai With Pak Journalist'

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Meher Tarar spent three nights together in Dubai, the prosecution told a Delhi court on Saturday citing the statement of Sunanda Pushkar’s journalist friend. Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava read out the statement of journalist Nalini Singh, who was the friend of the deceased. The statement said: […]

Pushkar case: 'Tharoor called Tarar 'My darlingest'

New Delhi: Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor had addressed Meher Tarar as “My darlingest” in letters written to her by the Congress leader, the prosecution told a Delhi court on Tuesday while justifying its charges against Tharoor of abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. “There is a letter written by Tharoor to Tarar […]

Arrest warrant against Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark

Kolkata: A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor in a case filed over his remark last year that BJP’s victory in the 2019 general elections will turn the country into a “Hindu Pakistan”. The warrant has been issued by the Magistrate Metropolitan Court in […]

LS passes bill to scrap 58 archaic laws

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to repeal 58 old laws which the government said are a source of inconvenience to people. Moving The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that after the BJP-led government came to power “we have repealed 1,428 old and archaic Acts”. “Today […]

Priyanka perfect choice for becoming Cong president : Amarinder

Chandigarh: Days after he batted for young leader as the Congress president, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be a perfect choice to take over the party reins. Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Amarinder said Priyanka would get all-round support if chosen to take over as […]

Tharoor uses cricket analogy to criticise Union Budget

New Delhi: The Union Budget has “unnecessarily defensive strokes, drop catches and quite a few no balls”, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said in Lok Sabha on Monday, slamming the government for allegedly not addressing key issues facing the economy, including farm distress, and raising fuel prices. Tharoor, who was initiating discussion on the Union Budget […]

Congress flays axing of its chief in Jallianwala trust

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday vehemently opposed the government’s move to end the automatic nomination of the Congress President to the Jallianwala Bagh National Bagh Memorial Trust, calling it an “arbitrary act”. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor led the charge while opposing the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that was introduced by the […]

TikTok refutes Tharoor's claim on sharing data with China

New Delhi: Chinese short video-making app TikTok on Tuesday refuted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s claim that it was illegally collecting data and sending it to China. Speaking in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour on Monday, Tharoor said there were reports that the Chinese government received data from TikTok through the wholly state-owned China […]

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Sunanda Pushkar's biography to release on July 26

New Delhi: The death on January 17, 2014 of Sunanda Pushkar, businesswoman and wife of writer and politician Shashi Tharoor, was as shocking as it was suspect, spawning many a controversy and complex legal battles. To this end, “The Extraordinary Life and Death of Sunanda Pushkar”, a culmination of material drawn from personal archives, numerous […]

Tharoor gets bail in defamation case over scorpion remark

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajeev Babbar over his “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal asked Tharoor to furnish a personal bond of Rs 20,000. Thereafter, the court […]

Ready to be Congress leader in Lok Sabha: Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that he is ready to take the responsibility of the Leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha if party offers him the job. “If offered, I am ready to be the Congress Lok Sabha leader,” Tharoor, elected for a third consecutive term as a […]

BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their favourite medium simply because of its massive reach, Congress Party leader Shashi Tharoor has said. In a commentary piece in Channel News Asia on Sunday, Tharoor said WhatsApp is the […]

Tharoor can travel to US, says Delhi court

New Delhi: A special court here on Tuesday allowed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to travel to the US after he was stopped from going abroad pending a decision in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case. Tharoor moved an application seeking permission to visit the US in May to attend some conferences and events. Special Judge Arun […]

Shashi Tharoor injured as chain in temple gives away

Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor, aiming for a hat-trick of wins, Monday suffered a freak accident while performing a ritual at a temple near here, leading to eight stitches on his head. After preliminary celebrations at his home here on Vishu, the traditional New year festival, Tharoor left for the popular Gandhari […]

Criminal defamation charge against me frivolous: Tharoor

Kolkata: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday termed as “frivolous” the criminal defamation complaint filed by the BJP against him in a Delhi court and alleged that it was an attempt to “throttle the freedom of expression”. Delhi BJP leader Rajeev Babbar filed the complaint against Tharoor’s alleged “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Tharoor likens Modi to scorpion, sparks row

Bengaluru: Quoting an unnamed RSS member, Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Sunday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a scorpion seated on a Shivling. The comment sparked a sharp reaction from the BJP, prompting the MP to give a detailed explanation hours later. “Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivling. You cannot […]

Sunanda Pushkar case transferred to fast-track court

New Delhi: The 2014 Sunanda Pushkar suicide case, in which Congress Lok Sabha member and her husband Shashi Tharoor has been charge-sheeted for abetment to suicide, has been transferred to a special fast-track court. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh transferred the case to the designated court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who is exclusively […]

Shashi Tharoor named in Sunanda Pushkar death charges

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday filed charges in the death of Sunanda Pushkar and named her widower Shashi Tharoor, a Congress MP, as one of the accused. The charges were filed in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections of husband or his relative subjecting a woman to […]

CBSE re-exam Class 12
CBSE Class 12 students to be exempted from appearing economics re-exam?

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has urged HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to exempt CBSE Class 12 students from the economics paper re-test on “compassionate grounds”. In a letter to Javadekar, Tharoor said the class 12 students are already in the process of preparing for competitive examinations and are under considerable stress and anxiety, and […]

Sunanda Pushkar case: Five-star hotel suite de-sealed

New Delhi: A Delhi court was today informed that the five-star hotel suite where Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in 2014 has been de-sealed. Metropolitan magistrate Dharmender Singh was told by the advocate appearing for the hotel that it has been given possession of the suite, after which the court […]

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HC seeks Arnab and Republic reply on Tharoor defamation plea

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought the response of the Arnab Goswami and his newly-launched news channel Republic TV on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s defamation plea against them. In his plea, Tharoor has claimed damages and compensation of Rs 2 crore from the journalist and his channel for allegedly making defamatory remarks against […]

Sunanda death: Tharoor questioned again

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was questioned for the second time today in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar last January

Sunanda Pushkar murder: Amar Singh questioned

Delhi Police today questioned former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh as part of its probe into the murder of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

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Tharoor in Delhi, likely to be questioned over Sunanda murder

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday reached the national capital and is likely to be questioned by Delhi Police in connection with his wife Sunanda Pushkar's murder

No plan to question Tharoor any time soon: Delhi Police

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Saturday said they do not plan to call Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for questioning in his wife Sunanda Pushkar murder case any time soon.

Sunanda murder: Tharoor seeks professional probe, to be questioned soon

A friend of Sunanda Pushkar who dropped her to the hotel where she was later found dead has been quizzed in connection with her murder and 12 more people including her husband Shashi Tharoor will soon be questioned, Delhi Police said Friday even as Tharoor sought a professional probe in the case without any political pressure

Attempt to implicate me in Sunanda death: Tharoor

New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said that a Delhi Police official had attempted to implicate him and a domestic help in the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

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Tharoor removed as Congress spokesperson

Cracking the whip, Congress on Monday removed Shashi Tharoor as party spokesperson for his praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which did not go down well with the Kerala unit of the party

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Police may ask Tharoor to join probe; Sunanda's son rules out suicide

Police may ask Union minister Shashi Tharoor and others to join the "probe" into the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, a day after it was directed by a magistrate to investigate suicide and homicide angles in the high-profile case