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Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor DOB: March 9, 1956

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009. He is a former career international diplomat. He is a member of Indian National congress and at present serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and All India Professionals Congress. Tharoor was a former Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs during the period of 2009-2010. Tharror as a writer have authored eighteen best selling works including fiction and non fiction both and he is also author of hundreds of columns and articles in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post etc.Tharoor was appointed as Director of Communications Executive Assistant to Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1996. Tharoor became Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information (UNDPI) on 1 June 2002. Tharoor was in controversy when her wife Sunanda was found dead in room number 345 of the Leela Palace hotel in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

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HC seeks police reply on Tharoor's plea to preserve Sunanda Pushkar's Twitter a/c, tweets

HC seeks police reply on Tharoor's plea to preserve Sunanda Pushkar's Twitter a/c, tweets

India | Jun 08, 2020, 03:33 PM IST

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought Delhi Police's response on a plea by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor seeking direction to it to take steps to preserve the Twitter account and tweets made by his wife Sunanda Pushkar prior to her death in 2014.

Shashi Tharoor seeks special economic package for Kerala fishermen from CM

Shashi Tharoor seeks special economic package for Kerala fishermen from CM

India | Apr 02, 2020, 10:50 PM IST

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday urged Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to provide an economic package for fishermen in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and implement a special process through which they can continue to go out into the sea to catch fish.

Tharoor in High Court against summons in defamation case

Tharoor in High Court against summons in defamation case

India | Mar 12, 2020, 02:46 PM IST

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has moved the Delhi High Court, challenging a trial court order summoning him in a defamation complaint over his remark that an unnamed RSS leader had compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "a scorpion sitting on a Shivling".

CAA against 'idea of India': Shashi Tharoor

CAA against 'idea of India': Shashi Tharoor

India | Mar 04, 2020, 10:05 PM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was against the "the idea of India" and the framers of the Constitution explicitly rejected any idea of citizenship on the basis of religion.

Congress slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA violence

Cong slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA

India | Mar 03, 2020, 10:51 PM IST

The Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights filing an application in the Supreme Court on the CAA, with senior leader Ahmed Patel saying though it is "unwarranted interference" the Modi dispensation is to be blamed for the "mess".

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Internet finally finds competition for Shashi Tharoor in this English speaking Dadi

Trending | Mar 02, 2020, 03:30 PM IST

The viral video where an old lady could be seen talking about Mahatma Gandhi in fluent English was shared by IPS officer Arun Brotha.

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Congress wants Rahul Gandhi to return at helm, Tharoor demands fresh CWC elections

Politics | Feb 23, 2020, 11:32 PM IST

"I believe a revived @INCIndia is indispensable to provide a national alternative to the divisive policies of the BJP. This is why the current perception of drift must be ended" Tharoor tweeted

'Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives' launched by former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh

Book titled 'Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives' launched by former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh

India | Feb 06, 2020, 07:54 AM IST

'Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives', edited by Professor Ashish Nandy and Professor Aakash Singh Rathore, was launched in Delhi on Wednesday. This is the first amongst Samruddha Bharat Foundation's 'Rethinking India' series, a set of 14 volumes.

Jinnah's idea winning in India: Shashi Tharoor on CAA

Jinnah's idea winning in India: Shashi Tharoor on CAA

India | Jan 27, 2020, 08:35 AM IST

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said if the CAA leads to the implementation of the NPR and the NRC, it would be a complete victory for Pakistan's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He said Jinnah's idea of a country was already winning in India with the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) coming into effect, but asserted that there was still a choice available.

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Police action on Jamia students a blot on nation, CAA discriminatory: Shashi Tharoor

Politics | Jan 12, 2020, 09:45 PM IST

Tharoor, who addressed the crowd in Hindi and English said, "Religion was no where mentioned in the Citizenship Act until the BJP-led government incorporated it in the CAA. This is not something we can accept."

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Arrest warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor for insulting women

India | Dec 21, 2019, 09:35 PM IST

The arrest warrant has been filed in a case filed about a novel written by Shashi Tharoor. The complaint says that the novel, by the name 'The great Indian Novel' insults Nair community in Kerala. A woman from the community had filed the complaint.

Shashi Tharoor lands in soup after posting distorted map; gets trolled

Shashi Tharoor lands in soup after posting distorted map; gets trolled

India | Dec 21, 2019, 02:06 PM IST

  Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is well known for his knowledge and vocabulary, but this time he has landed himself in a soup. Shashi Tharoor tweeted an incorrect map of India via his Twitter handle. He shared information on protest against Citizenship Amendment Act and posted a wrong picture of the map of India.

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Was not paying attention in history classes: Tharoor takes a dig at Shah over partition remark

India | Dec 11, 2019, 07:43 AM IST

"I think the imposition of Hindi is simply not going to be accepted by the South, that is something the BJP is already discovering. Similarly, a lot of the Hindutva agenda is not shared south of the Vindhyas," Shashi Tharoor said.

If Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed, it will represent victory of Jinnah's thoughts: Tharoor

If Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed, it will represent victory of Jinnah's thoughts over Gandhi:

India | Dec 09, 2019, 11:08 PM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed by Parliament, it will be a victory of the thoughts of Muhammad Ali Jinnah over Mahatma Gandhi.

Citizenship Bill fundamentally unconstitutional: Tharoor

Citizenship Bill fundamentally unconstitutional: Tharoor

India | Dec 04, 2019, 05:13 PM IST

Tharoor's remarks came hours after the Union Cabinet gave its nod for the Bill that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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Sudha Murthy and Shashi Tharoor to grace the Penguin Annual Lecture happening on December 11

Dec 03, 2019, 07:00 PM IST

At the upcoming Penguin Annual Lecture, be prepared to be regaled to a captivating conversation between this year's speaker, acclaimed author and philanthropist Sudha Murty, and well-known politician, author and master of words Shashi Tharoor. 

harbhajan singh, shashi tharoor, sourav ganguly, sanju samson, bcci president, bcci selection panel

Harbhajan Singh urges BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly to change selection panel

Cricket | Nov 25, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

Harbhajan Singh has criticised the selection panel after the exclusion of Sanju Samson from the side for the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies.

Shashi Tharoor, Karti Chidambaram visit Chidambaram in

Shashi Tharoor, Karti Chidambaram visit Chidambaram in Tihar jail

India | Nov 25, 2019, 11:35 AM IST

P. Chidambaram is in Tihar Jail as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing a money laundering case, pertaining to alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the media group for receiving overseas funds in 2007 when he was the Union Finance Minister.

Delhi court allows Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad

Delhi court allows Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad

India | Nov 14, 2019, 07:32 PM IST

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar granted permission to Tharoor to visit Dubai from November 14 to 18. Tharoor had told the court that he was invited there to attend a meeting of Sir Bani Yas Forum

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Tharoor hails SC decision to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench

India | Nov 14, 2019, 02:59 PM IST

Reading out some portions of the majority view, Chief Justice Gogoi said the petitioners were endeavouring to revive the debate on religion and faith. He added that the apex court should evolve a common policy on religious places like Sabarimala and added that the larger bench will decide the issues relating to Sabarimala, entry of women into mosques and practice of female genital mutilation.

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