Shashi Tharoor

  • Voters determine fate of over 30 key candidates in the first 4 phases 12-04-2014 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: The voters of India have already determined the fate of more than 30 key candidates in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections. The voters have sealed the fate of stalwarts like former BJP president Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur, Union ministers Praful Patel in Bhanda-Gondia, Mukul...
  • Confident that I will be re-elected from Thiruvananthapuram: Tharoor 10-04-2014 10:34 AM

    Union Minister Shashi Tharoor cast his vote at a polling booth in Thiruvananthapuram. The Congress candidate is confident that he would be re-elected from Thiruvananthapuram. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Kerala records 70 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm 10-04-2014 07:39 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: 57.3 per cent voting was registered till 3 pm in all the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala on Thursday. Voters began to trickle in most of the polling stations as soon as the polling began at 7 am, to choose their representatives for the 16th Lok Sabha. At...
  • LS polls: Can UDF repeat its 2009 show in Kerala, can BJP win a seat? 09-04-2014 02:36 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is all set to go for polls in all 20 constituencies on April 10. With high voltage election campaigns coming to an end on April 8, both the LDF (Left Democratic Front) and UDF (United Democratic Front) are hoping to improve their performance. Political experts...
  • BJP's Rajagopal hopeful of winning Thiruvananthapuram 08-04-2014 05:43 PM

    BJP veteran O Rajagopal, engaged in a hard battle with the UDF and LDF contestants in Thiruvananthapuram to end his party's electoral jinx in Kerala, said the wind was blowing in his way this time due to a host of factors including the enthusiasm generated for the party's Prime Minister...
  • Tharoor hits back at rivals, calls 'bribing' allegations baseless 08-04-2014 03:55 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A day after the Left and the BJP complained to the Election Commission over Union Minister Shashi Tharoor allegedly bribing pastors for votes, Tharoor has hit back, tweeting that the charges on him are baseless. "Absurd that Opposition parties unable to beat me in an election are trying to...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-04-2014 09:10 PM

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  • News 360: Huge turnout on first poll phase in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:15 PM

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam sealing the electoral fate of 51 contestants, including two union ministers in the first phase. ...
  • Shashi Tharoor accused of bribing pastors in a bid to buy Christian votes 07-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what could spell major trouble for the parliamentary ambitions of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the BJP have filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the United Democratic Front candidate Shashi Tharoor stating that he had violated the election code of conduct....
  • A Billion Votes: BJP releases manifesto, puts growth above Ram Mandir 07-04-2014 07:35 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity and Development for everyone). ...
  • LS polls: Campaign in Kerala to end on Tuesday 07-04-2014 01:01 PM

    Campaign for the April 10 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will end on Tuesday with leaders raising the battle to a feverish pitch in the final leg as candidates of the Congress-led UDF and the CPM-led LDF are locked in a fierce combat in 20 seats up for grabs. Though...
  • Tharoor needs sweat equity for being in politics: Karat 07-04-2014 11:49 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat has attacked union minister and Congress candidate from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor. "Thiruvananthapuram has a dubious distinction of having a minister. Dubious because after getting elected, he (Tharoor) was made a minister. But after 11 months, the PM asked him to resign due to impropriety...
  • Shashi Tharoor's assets include 32 lakh worth of jewellery 01-04-2014 08:50 AM

    Minister of State for Human resources Shashi Tharoor owns assests worth over 23 crore. ...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Tharoor faces stiff competition from BJP, Left 26-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Minister of State for Human resources Shashi Tharoor is facing stiff competition from the Left Front and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Thiruvananthapuram. Warm handshakes, sipping tea and posing for photographs is the mood on the streets of Thiruvananthapuram when Shashi Tharoor goes out to meet people. Tharoor is...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death: Viscera report rules out poisoning 24-03-2014 11:29 PM

    Even after two months, there is no headway in the death of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. The viscera report is inconclusive, but rules out poisoning. It says she was on anti-depressants, but doesn't attribute her death to an overdose. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-03-2014 10:40 PM

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  • News 360: MH370 crashed into southern Indian Ocean, says Malaysian PM 24-03-2014 08:43 PM

    A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Has BJP betrayed Jaswant Singh? 24-03-2014 08:05 PM

    Rebel BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who filed nomination papers as an Independent candidate from Barmer in Rajasthan on Monday, hit out at the BJP top brass for claiming that he felt betrayed by them. ...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's viscera report inconclusive but rules out poisoning 24-03-2014 08:09 AM

    New Delhi: The mystery behind Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's continues as the viscera report has ruled out poisoning as the cause of the entrepreneur's death, say sources. The viscera report majorly remains inconclusive and does not unravel the mystery behind the death. It says she was on...
  • Key candidates and seats: Nandan Nilekani, Shashi Tharoor and A Raja 20-03-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: All eyes are on these three Lok Sabha seats in the South. In Bangalore South, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani of the Congress is taking on BJP's five time MP and former union minister Ananth Kumar. Following former IT czar Nandan Nilekani's candidature; Bangalore South constituency has become a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-03-2014 10:09 PM

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  • News 360: Congress likely to field Digvijaya Singh against Modi from Varanasi 19-03-2014 08:35 PM

    Congress is likely to field party General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Dijvijaya Singh against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Is BJP divided over LK Advani seat? 19-03-2014 07:41 PM

    After finalising its PM candidate Narendra Modi's Varanasi seat, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now brainstorming over senior leader LK Advani's seat. As the BJP meets on Wednesday to decide on more seats, the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party is backing senior leader LK Advani's candidature from Bhopal. ...
  • Tharoor complains to EC against CPM for violence against women remark 19-03-2014 12:54 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two union ministers contesting in the Lok Sabha elections have filed a complaint to the Election Commission against the personal allegations levelled against them. Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has filed a complaint against the CPM leader and former Minister M Vijayakumar. While inaugurating the LDF candidate's central election committee...
  • Kerala LS polls: Tharoor ahead in race, AAP may not open account 19-03-2014 11:54 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than a month for the state to go to polls, the parties have begun their campaigns in full vigour. Political speeches, loudspeakers announcing the quality of the candidates, election conventions, and candidates visiting voters are the order of the day. Political analysts feel that the electoral climate...
  • LS polls: Shashi Tharoor files nomination in Thiruvananthapuram 18-03-2014 07:29 PM

    Union minister Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday filed his nomination as a Congress candidate from the Lok Sabha seat here. Tharoor filed his papers before District Collector Biju Prabhakar. The seat is likely to witness a three-cornered fight among sitting MP Tharoor, CPI's Bennet Abraham and O Rajagopal of BJP. Abraham,...
  • Twitter candidates in Lok Sabha polls, Modi, Kejriwal, Tharoor lead 18-03-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time the general election is being fought online, at least for some net savvy politicians who are on Twitter. Some of them are not new to politics. They may be new to Twitter. Some of them are social media veterans, but new to politics. Even...
  • Kerala: Contestants turn to social media for LS poll campaigning 18-03-2014 02:51 PM

    Catching up with changing trends, several candidates in Kerala, including Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, are turning to social media, which appears to be a more effective campaign tool. Though several other contestants for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls from different political formations and parties use social media, Tharoor makes...
  • Will approach EC against those dragging Sunanda's name in polls: Tharoor 15-03-2014 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that he will approach the Election Commission against parties trying to drag in the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death. "This is unforgivable. It's bad enough that some of these people didn't have the human decency to mourn with me...
  • Pawan Bansal, Veerappa Moily feature in Congress's second list 13-03-2014 10:06 PM

    Congress released its much awaited second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. The list featured some big as well as some controversial names like Pawan Bansal and Veerappa Moily. ...