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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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Present leadership has forgotten key lesson of

Present leadership has forgotten key lesson of inclusivity: Shashi Tharoor

India | Nov 18, 2021, 08:16 AM IST

Speaking at the launch of his book, 'Pride, Prejudice, and Punditry', Tharoor said that it was a flaw of the parliamentary system that "creates opportunity for those who are divisive".

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'Fight the sin but love the sinner', Tharoor quotes Gandhi after backlash on birthday wish to Advani

India | Nov 11, 2021, 05:56 PM IST

A controversy had erupted on Monday after Tharoor tweeted a birthday message for Advani in which he described him as "a fine human being" and "a gentleman in politics".

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Tharoor appointed as chief of Parliamentary Committee on IT again amid BJP's reservations

India | Oct 09, 2021, 08:03 PM IST

Senior Congress leader and three-time Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor has been appointed the chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology again on Saturday, despite BJP MPs demand for his removal.

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Shashi Tharoor asks for immediate change of leadership in Congress

India | Sep 18, 2021, 03:40 PM IST

Tharoor was part of the Group of 23 Congress leaders, who last year wrote a letter to Sonia asking for sweeping changes in the party.

May he work more successfully to ensure 'vikas' actually

May he work more successfully to ensure 'vikas' actually dawns in country: Tharoor on Modi's B'Day

India | Sep 17, 2021, 06:36 PM IST

Tharoor's remarks came as Congress said that the day is being observed as "unemployment day", "anti-farmer day" and "high prices day".

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Telangana Congress chief apologises to Shashi Tharoor for his derogatory remark

India | Sep 17, 2021, 07:40 AM IST

Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy on Thursday withdrew his remark and apologised to Shashi Tharoor after a row over his derogatory remark directed at the former Union minister.

WATCH: Shashi Tharoor sings Ek Ajnabi Haseena se... Seen

WATCH: Shashi Tharoor sings Ek Ajnabi Haseena se... Seen yet?

India | Sep 06, 2021, 07:20 PM IST

In his performance, the Thiruvananthapuram MP was seen referring to his phone for the lyrics while singing one of Bollywood's classic - Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se - from the 1974 film Ajnabee, starring Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman.

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Shashi Tharoor gets into spirit of Onam, participates in 'Swing tradition'. Seen yet?

India | Aug 21, 2021, 11:24 AM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today posted a video of him participating in swing tradition as part of Onam.

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'Truth always wins': Congress on Shashi Tharoor's discharge in Sunanda Pushkar death case

India | Aug 18, 2021, 03:50 PM IST

A Delhi court on Wednesday discharged Shashi Tharoor in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case.

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi court clears Congress MP

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi court clears Congress MP Shashi Tharoor of charges

India | Aug 19, 2021, 01:10 PM IST

The Rouse Avenue court on Wednesday discharged Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with Sunanda Pushkar death case.

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Kapil Sibal hosts dinner, bigwigs' presence creates buzz in political circles

India | Aug 09, 2021, 11:01 PM IST

Kapil Sibal was the prime mover behind the letter written to interim party chief Sonia Gandhi calling for wide-ranging reforms and is also seen one of the leaders who has serious differences with the working of Rahul Gandhi.

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'Done something terrific': Shashi Tharoor praises Modi govt for CoWIN portal

India | Aug 08, 2021, 08:59 PM IST

As a critic of Cowin, let me say they’ve done something terrific, said senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, praising the Modi government over CoWIN portal.

Hopeful IT panel will take up Pegasus; officials may have

Hopeful IT panel will take up Pegasus; officials may have been instructed to skip last meet: Tharoor

India | Aug 08, 2021, 06:08 PM IST

Tharoor also put the blame for the logjam in Parliament on BJP and accused the saffron party of reducing the "temple of democracy to a rubber stamp for its agenda or worse, a notice board to announce its unilateral decisions".  

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'China a role model nation for you': Netizens hammer Tharoor for his bronze medal tweet

India | Aug 05, 2021, 07:52 PM IST

Taking to Twitter, the senior Congress leader said, "As we in India celebrate the occasional bronze medal at the Olympics, look at the Chinese ultranationalists denouncing their athletes for winning silvers!"

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BJP MP alleges being called 'Bihari Gunda'; Trinamool's Mahua Moitra denies charges

India | Jul 29, 2021, 03:15 PM IST

It only got better when the chairman of the committee, Shashi Tharoor, said that no such meeting was held in first place. BJP leaders on Wednesday boycotted the IT committee meeting and refused to sign the attendance register.

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Parl panel likely to question officials on Pegasus phone tapping allegations on July 28: Sources

India | Jul 21, 2021, 05:06 PM IST

The 32-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology headed by Tharoor is scheduled to meet on July 28. The agenda of the meeting is 'Citizens' data security and privacy', according to the notification issued by Lok Sabha Secretariat.

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Government has created 'mess': Shashi Tharoor on new Income Tax portal

India | Jul 06, 2021, 12:40 PM IST

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday attacked the Centre over the glitches in the new Income Tax portal.

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'Happened with me too': Shashi Tharoor says Twitter deleted his post over 'copyright' issue

India | Jun 25, 2021, 04:54 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor, who is chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, said that he will be seeking an explanation from Twitter India over the brief locking of Ravi Shankar Prasad's account.     

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Panel asks Twitter why it should not be fined for 'violating' rule of land

India | Jun 18, 2021, 06:35 PM IST

The meeting comes at a time when the social media giant is engaged in a row with the Centre over a range of issues including its stand on the new IT rules.

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Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel to question Twitter over 'misuse' today

India | Jun 18, 2021, 01:31 PM IST

The social media giants Twitter and Facebook has been summoned to depose before it on Friday on issues related to misuse of the platforms and protection of citizens’ rights

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