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04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Central governments underspending on health, education : Shashi Tharoor

Emphasising on the need for a social security buffer, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the successive governments at the Centre have been underspending in the health and education sectors."We are grossly underspending both on health and education as a percentage...

28-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Shashi Tharoor likens Modi to scorpion, sparks row

Quoting an unnamed RSS member, Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Sunday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a scorpion seated on a Shivling. The comment sparked a sharp reaction from the BJP, prompting the MP to give a detailed explanation hours...

26-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Modi threatening idea of India, stifling dissent : Manmohan Singh

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of curbing academic freedom and stifling dissent, his predecessor Manmohan Singh on Friday said the "idea of India" was being threatened under his government, which not only sought to rule India, but to change its "very heart...

15-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Media distorted my words : Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has accused the media of distorting his words vis-a-vis the Ram temple issue and stressed that whatever he said was his personal opinion and not his partys."I condemn the malicious distortion of my words by some media in the service...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor says plea challenging his bail not maintainable

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that a plea for cancelling his anticipatory bail is not maintainable as the petitioner has no locus standi.Tharoor's counsel and senior advocate Vikas Pahwa told Justice R.K. Gauba that the plea...

06-Sep-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Government has no space in bedrooms : Shashi Tharoor

Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Thursday described the Supreme Court decision decriminalising homosexuality as a "dawn of freedom" as the "government has no space in bedrooms".Reacting to the apex court ruling in favour of the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay,...

05-Sep-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

I respect Mohanlal as an actor : Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said that he respects superstar Mohanlal for his acting and he will comment at an appropriate time about the speculation that the actor will contest the Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate.Tharoor said this while responding...

05-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor's 'Why I Am A Hindu' to be made as web series

Politician and author Shashi Tharoor's book "Why I Am A Hindu" will be made into a web series with National Award-winning producer Sheetal Talwar as showrunner. The Congress MP will also narrate it.Taking head-on the current misinterpretation and misappropriation...

23-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Kerala can seek UN help to rebuild after floods : Shashi Tharoor

Kerala government can seek assistance of the United Nations to rebuild the flood-ravaged state, if needed, through organising an 'international reconstruction conference', Thiruvananthapuram MP and former diplomat Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday.Based on his...

22-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala should request WHO for anti-cholera vaccines : Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has suggested that the Kerala government request the World Health Organisation (WHO) to supply two million anti-cholera vaccines to minimise the risk of water-borne diseases in the flood-ravaged state.Tharoor, an MP from Thiruvananthapuram...

20-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Hug was 'unscripted', claims Congress

The Congress on Friday said that its President Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minster Narendra Modi inside Lok Sabha was an "unscripted" gesture that took "BJPs breath away"."What an astonishing performance by Rahul Gandhi. It was a game-changing speech, tearing...

17-Jul-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Shashi Tharoor slams BJP for 'attack' on his office

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday slammed the BJP for the attack on his office here by the party's youth wing activists over his remark that "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the ruling party returns to power in 2019.On Monday, the Yuva Morcha activists,...

14-May-2018 Lucknow

Tide is turning against Narendra Modi government : Shashi Tharoor

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered an “irreparable and irreversible reputational damage” in the last four years, says Congress leader and former foreign diplomat Shashi Tharoor.In the state capital to attend an event of the Indian Professional...

05-Mar-2018 New Delhi

MOS PMO said yes to CBI probe into SSC exam scam : Shashi Tharoor

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Monday agreed to a CBI probe into the alleged question paper leak, irregularities and mass cheating in the combined graduate level exam of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) held from February 17...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Those appropriating Vivekananda haven't read him : Shashi Tharoor

Taking a dig at the BJP and other rightwing political parties, acclaimed author and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that those trying to appropriate Swami Vivekananda have not actually read him and thus project the celebrated 19th century Hindu monk...

11-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Modi's foreign policy is some dynamism, more spin : Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP and former Minister of State for External Affairs, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought "dynamism" to India's foreign policy but lacks consistency in the country's neighbourhood strategy.In an interview with IANS, Tharoor...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

BJP planning 'major assault' on Constitution : Shashi Tharoor

The BJP government is looking to make a "major assault" on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on various constitutional provisions, like Article 370...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

BJP planning 'major assault' on Constitution : Shashi Tharoor

The BJP government is looking to make a "major assault" on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on various constitutional provisions, like Article 370...

03-Feb-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Shashi Tharoor takes centre stage at Mathrubhumi literary festival

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor stole the show on the second day of the three day Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters being held here as he took the centre stage to explain what prompted him to pen his latest book "Why I am a Hindu".Explaining this at a...

28-Jan-2018 Jaipur

Shashi Tharoor attacks PM, says it will be Modi's last Budget

Known for his vibrant diction in English, Congress MP and writer Shashi Tharoor has often sent twitteratis looking for dictionaries but the writer of the just-released "Why I Am A Hindu," reinforced his sustained attack on the Hindutva ideology by making a...

21-Dec-2017 New Delhi

BJP should desist from smear campaigns : Shashi Tharoor on 2G verdict

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said the BJP should desist from "smear campaigns" and levelling false accusations as it did in the 2G spectrum case."After all this smear campaign and election jumlas, see what the court has said. People resort to unfounded...

18-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Gujarat trends are heartening : Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that the trends emerging from vote counting in Gujarat are heartening as the party is showing a much improved performance compared to the last assembly elections."The Congress is leading on some 75 seats which is...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor releases white paper on pollution in Delhi

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday released a white paper on air pollution in the national capital, saying the people of Delhi have a right to breathe, but the central and Delhi government are preventing it.The white paper was prepared at the direction...

26-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Will elect Congress chief through free elections: Shashi Tharoor

 Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the new party President will be elected through a free and fair electoral process and that party workers felt a strong connect at a personal level with its Vice President Rahul Gandhi."... there will be free and fair...

26-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Was told parliamentary disruptions part of our culture: Shashi Tharoor

Asserting he was against disruption of parliamentary proceedings, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that he has been told "it is part of our culture and all parties have done it" and thus why should his party be an exception.Asked why his party obstruct...

26-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricketing ties

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said arch-rivals India and Pakistan should resume their cricket rivalry and play more bilateral series in the coming years.India last played Pakistan in a bilateral series when they hosted the neighbours for a three-match...

19-Nov-2017 New Delhi

No offence meant to Manushi Chhillar : Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday asked people to "chill" after his "light-hearted tweet" on India's Manushi Chhillar, who won the Miss World 2017 title.Chhillar on Saturday won the title in China, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international...

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