Shashi Tharoor

  • India does not need 'a bleeder or a pleader' as a PM: Shashi Tharoor 19-04-2014 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: India does not need "a bleeder or a pleader" as a prime minister, the Congress on Saturday said hitting back at BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for dubbing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "just a reader and not a leader". Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor also questioned...
  • 'No vacancy' for leadership role for Priyanka in Congress: Tharoor 19-04-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, the Congress has "no vacancy" for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday amidst speculation that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation. "The Congress has a President and a Vice-President, who is...
  • No Modi wave in south India, says Tharoor 17-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said that the Lok Sabha elections wasn't only about who should be in power but it was a fundamental battle between the heart and the soul of India. Tharoor also denied a Narendra Modi wave in south India. Speaking to the media in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Read: Congress's second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections 13-03-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: Congress has released its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. This time, the Congress has come out with 71 names which includes over 35 per cent young candidates. Here is the entire list of 71 candidates: 1. Assam- Dhubri- Wajid Ali Choudhary 2. Assam- Nowgong-...
  • Congress second list of candidates out, Bansal to contest from Chandigarh 13-03-2014 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday came out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Of the 71 candidates named in the new list, the Congress has given tickets to 'tainted' leaders like former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Veerappa Moily and Subodh Kant Sahay. While...
  • BJP has become party of one individual: Ghulam Nabi Azad 06-03-2014 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Claiming it had become the party of one individual, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday hit out at BJP even as he charged that its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, stood for the prosperity of only a few. "BJP has become the party of an individual. It...
  • Shashi Tharoor tweets remembering Sunanda 17-02-2014 11:14 PM

    New Delhi: A month after Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a hotel room, Tharoor the Union Minister on Monday tweeted recalling her death and thanking those who have stood by him in the hour of grief. "A month today since Sunanda left us. Thanks to...
  • Oral stories, comics develop interest in literature: Shashi Tharoor 07-02-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The strong tradition of oral stories in India can be used to develop interest in reading in the country, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. On the second day of the ongoing three-day international conference "Literacy through Literature", Tharoor touched upon multiple topics like the relevance of...
  • Shashi Tharoor harming my sister is unimaginable: Sunanda's brother 25-01-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar's brother has come out with a statement on Saturday over the speculations relating to her sudden death. In his first strong comment over the issue, Colonel Rajesh Pushkar has criticised the media for "slanderous statements" over the death of his sister while expressing support for his...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death: BJP women's wing demands Tharoor's resignation 24-01-2014 01:01 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Bharatiya Janata Party women's wing on Friday marched towards Minister of State for Human Resources Development Shashi Tharoor's residence demanding his resignation over his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death. On Thursday, the probe into the mysterious death of Pushkar was transferred to the elite Crime Branch of Delhi Police,...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death case transferred to Delhi Crime Branch 23-01-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: The probe into the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, was on Thursday transfered to the elite Crime Branch of Delhi Police, a week after she was found dead in a luxury hotel in New Delhi. Sources said the high-profile case has been...
  • BJP takes dig on AAP, says Kejriwal and colleagues are 'unguided missiles' 22-01-2014 08:05 PM

    Against the backdrop of Arvind Kejriwal's protest in New Delhi, BJP on Wednesday equated the Delhi Chief Minister and his party colleagues with "unguided missiles" and said they should behave responsibly as they are bound by the Constitution. The party also ridiculed Congress for its outside support to the Aam...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death: Police to question Shashi Tharoor 22-01-2014 06:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday said it will investigate the Sunanda Pushkar death case from all angles, including suicide, homicide or accidental death. It said that it will proceed with the probe once the full post-mortem and viscera reports are out. However, they are yet to register a...