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.read more
No, we do not mean to call out Tharoor for his genius. We don't have the English to do so. We just mean to say 'go slow, Mr Tharoor.'
After being slammed for seeking Thapar's CV, the JNU administration said in a statement the letter it wrote to her was not sent to discontinue her association with the university but to check whether the professor emeriti is willing and available to offer her services.
"Give me an example, which statements I have supported. The problem is media reports are completely unfounded. Frankly, it irritates me greatly whenever media talks about 'Tharoor's praise for Modi'," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event organised by NSUI at Delhi University.
Days after the KPCC directed party leaders to stop making public statements after a controversy broke out over Tharoor's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be praised for doing the "right things", Murleedharan, MP, said not "Oxford English" but "anti-Modi" stand had helped the party-led front win the Thiruvananthapuram seat.
Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava read out the statement of journalist Nalini Singh, who was the friend of the deceased. The statement said: "I knew Sunanda for 3-4 years. For last one year she started sharing about her personal life. She shared her relationship with Tharoor and told me that Tharoor and Tarar spent three nights together.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor welcomed the "departure from Hindi dominance" and took up the "language challenge" by tweeting the word 'pluralism' and then adding its Hindi and Malayalam translations.
Tharoor was served a notice, after several of his Parliament party colleagues from Kerala went hammer and tongs against him for what they believe was a statement praising Modi.
Tharoor and his colleague Abhishek Singhvi had last week supported party leader Jairam Ramesh who has said not recognising Modi's work and "demonising" him all the time was not going to help. Tharoor had on Sunday defended the remarks made by him, Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh.
Shashi Tharoor said praising the prime minister for doing the right things would lend credibility to the Opposition's criticism of him.
Tharoor's counsel Ritzu Ghoshal moved the petition ex-parte challenging the warrant against him, claiming that that the summons issued by the chief metropolitan magistrate was faulty and that he was not a resident within its jurisdiction.
"There is a letter written by Tharoor to Tarar addressing her as 'My darlingest'. Such type of language was used. There are various letters which shows how intimate Tharoor and Tarar were to each other," said Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava while accusing Tharoor of cruelty.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has turned William Shakespeare. Eh? Well, don't be bewildered. Here's what happened.
Amid the turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir, several top political leaders condemned the house arrest of several top political leaders of the state, including Menbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone, amidst speculations of big decision making in New Delhi. Leaders including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, former Union Minister P Chidambaram and CPI-M chief Sitaram Yechury criticized the government for the detention of the political leadership in Kashmir. Here's how they reacted.
Congress has been a ship without a captain for several months now. Rahul Gandhi stepped down after UPA's disasterous show in Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and has been adamant on his decision ever since. There is a perceptible unease among rank and file of the Congress as percieved lack of leadership has created major confusion. Now, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and former chief of Mumbai Congress Milind Deora have urged Congress highcommand to settle the matter of party leadership.
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019, which seeks to repeal 68 Acts and makes minor amendments to four other laws as Shashi Tharoor (Congress) demanded the abolition of the Sedition Law and criticised the government for its misuse.
Shashi Tharoor said he hopes that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will throw her hat in the ring when the call for elections for the party chief's post is made, but added it was up to the Gandhi family to decide on whether she will contest for the post. He also backed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's assessment that a young leader would be more suitable to lead the Congress at this juncture.
Point in reference -- hours after Rahul Gandhi announced he had quit as the party president at least a month back, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Motilal Vora was named as the interim president.
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 Telecom.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi also opposed the bill. “Triple Talaq Bill is not in the interest of the Muslim women,” he said
The Trinamool Congress has also boycotted the dinner called by the Prime Minister.