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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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Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel asks Twitter why it should not be fined for 'violating' rule of land

News | Jun 19, 2021, 07:20 AM IST

Twitter on Friday was asked why it should not be fined for 'violating' rule of land. Twitter India representatives and officials of the Information Technology Ministry officials on Friday deposed before a parliamentary panel on Friday to examine the issue of safeguarding citizens' rights and preventing misuse of online news media platforms.

Shashi Tahroor seems confident of high voter turnout, says 'good sign for UDF'

News | Apr 06, 2021, 04:27 PM IST

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor cast his vote at a polling station in Thiruvananthapuram on April 06.

Haqikat Kya Hai: PM Modi’s ‘Satyagraha for Bangladesh’ remarks kicks off political slugfest

Hakikat Kya Hai | Mar 27, 2021, 10:00 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Dhaka stating that he "undertook a satyagraha, courted arrest and went to jail while agitating for Bangladesh's freedom" triggered a row with Congress politicians accusing him of grandstanding and taking credit for an episode in which he had no role.

Kerala polls: Congress promises Ministry of Happiness in manifesto

News | Mar 20, 2021, 05:20 PM IST

Soon after Congress-led UDF releases election manifesto for poll bound Kerala, Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor pitched for Ministry of Happiness in their election manifesto.

Tharoor justifies farm laws discussion in UK Parliament, says 'Elected representatives free to share views'

News | Mar 11, 2021, 10:58 AM IST

While speaking to ANI in the national capital on March 10, Lok Sabha Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor spoke on the discussion that took place in UK Parliament on farm laws.

Covishield, Covaxin get govt's nod: Here's how political leaders react

News | Jan 03, 2021, 01:00 PM IST

This is a major relief for India which has the second-highest number of infections in the world, after the US. The Central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people in the first phase of the drive in the next six to eight months.

Farmers' agitation: 'President has moral role in guiding govt,' says Shashi Tharoor

News | Dec 24, 2020, 04:10 PM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with other party leaders will meet President Ram Nath Kovind today to submit a memorandum containing 2 crore signatures seeking his intervention in farmers' agitation.

Shashi Tharoor joins Punjab MPs for protest at Jantar Mantar

News | Dec 13, 2020, 06:45 PM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor joined protest being held by party MPs from Punjab at Jantar Mantar on December 13.

Shashi Tharoor turned India into laughing stock in Lahore Lit Festival: BJP on anti-India remark

News | Oct 18, 2020, 01:16 PM IST

BJP on Sunday attacked Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for defaming Modi government and mocking India in his virtual address at Lahore Literature Festival questioning India’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We failed to manage both COVID and economy: Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha

Politics | Sep 20, 2020, 10:55 PM IST

Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor on September 20 hit out at the Central government over the COVID-19 handling and management of the economy.

We are with Army but Govt should be accountable to Parliament for India-China issue: Tharoor

News | Sep 14, 2020, 02:08 PM IST

Politicos arrived at Parliament to attend the Monsoon Session which began on September 14. Speaking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message to MPs to stand by the Indian Army, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, "Government is accountable to Parliament.

"Would like clear cut decision soon," says Shashi Tharoor on Congress leadership

Politics | Aug 10, 2020, 11:24 PM IST

Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor on the end of Sonia Gandhi's tenure as party interim president said that we should be clear about our leadership going forward. Shashi Tharoor said, "We should be clear about our leadership going forward.

Congress wants PM Modi to speak on Delhi violence in Parliament: Shashi Tharoor

Politics | Mar 02, 2020, 05:51 PM IST

While speaking to ANI in the national capital outside Parliament premises on March 02, the Congress leader Shashi Tharoor spoke on Delhi violence.

Political and combating speech: Shashi Tharoor reacts on PM Modi's LS speech

News | Feb 07, 2020, 06:13 AM IST

Congress veteran leader Shashi Tharoor on February 6 reacted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Lok Sabha.

Tharoor terms Budget a 'sit down India budget' but gives thumbs up to 'middle class tax cut'

News | Feb 01, 2020, 11:22 PM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor shared his views on the Union Budget presented earlier in the day by Union Finance Minister Sitharaman in the Parliament.

Jamia shooting: Govt responsible for creating climate of hatred, says Shashi Tharoor

News | Jan 31, 2020, 06:35 PM IST

Speaking on Jamia firing where miscreant shot at student during anti-CAA protest, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor asserted that government is responsible for creating climate of hatred.

Shashi Tharoor slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue

News | Oct 17, 2019, 12:48 PM IST

Kashmir is an internal matter and the Indian delegation "rejects outright and strongly condemns" such references, Shashi Tharoor said at Asian Parliamentary Assembly meet.

Kerala Congress seek explanation from Shashi Tharoor for praising PM Modi

Politics | Aug 27, 2019, 02:50 PM IST

Kerala Congress seeks explanation from Shashi Tharoor for praising PM Modi. The future course of action will be decided based on his explanation.

Votes cannot be won with the blood of our security personnel: Shashi Tharoor

News | Mar 07, 2019, 04:21 PM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor slammed Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday for politicising the sacrifices made by Army personnel for the country.

Shashi Tharoor takes a jibe at UP CM's holy dip in Sangam (Debate)

News | Jan 30, 2019, 06:20 PM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to take a swipe at UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath over his cabinet’s holy dip at the Kumbh Mela on Tuesday

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