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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 sings Ek Ajnabi Haseena se... Seen yet?

News | Sep 06, 2021, 07:40 PM IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has often left all speechless through his vocabulary skills. This time too everyone was floored, but not because of his English-speaking skills, but his ability to sing.

'Stop attempting to rewrite history in petty way': Tharoor on exclusion of Nehru from ICHR's poster

News | Aug 30, 2021, 11:40 PM IST

After Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) excluded former PM Jawaharlal Nehru from its poster, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor asked Centre to stop attempting to rewrite history in petty way.

Youth Congress Wing protests in Thiruvananthapuram over COVID mismanagement

News | Aug 26, 2021, 09:40 PM IST

Youth Congress Wing of Thiruvananthapuram protested against the Central Government over its mismanagement regarding the COVID-19 situation. Congress Party MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor also participated in the protest

Delhi court discharged Shashi Tharoor in connection with Sunanda Pushkar death case

News | Aug 18, 2021, 12:20 PM IST

The Rouse Avenue court on Wednesday discharged Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with the Sunanda Pushkar death case. Tharoor was booked under sections of subjecting a woman to cruelty and abetment to suicide in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Special Judge Geetanjali Goel pronounced the order in presence of Senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa appearing on behalf of Tharoor, Additional Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava and Dr. Tharoor himself.

Govt passing laws without discussions: Shashi Tharoor

News | Aug 12, 2021, 03:07 PM IST

The Opposition leaders marched towards Vijay Chowk from Parliament demanding repeal of Centre's three farm laws on August 12. While talking about it, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, "Centre doesn't want to run the Parliament proceedings properly. Govt is passing laws without discussions. There should be a discussion on COVID-19 vaccination, current economic situation, unemployment, farm laws but govt is running away."

Nishikant Dubey's privilege motion has no validity: Shashi Tharoor

News | Jul 29, 2021, 07:55 PM IST

Congress Member of Parliament Shashi claimed that BJP MP Nishikant Dubey's privilege motion against him has no validity. "No constituted procedure followed in introducing Privilege Motion. It requires Speaker to get House's consent and 25 members to stand and support. It wasn't done".

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.

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