SHASHI THAROOR

  • Rahul Gandhi ready to lead Congress as generational change in party inevitable, says Shashi Tharoor 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With speculations rife on who will lead the Congress, senior party leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor said a generational change in the party is inevitable. Even though party leaders are tight-lipped on when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be elevated and take over the reigns of...
  • World Cup: Australia batted and bowled really well, says Shashi Tharoor March 26, 2015

    "At the end of the day better team won and there's no disgrace in the defeat," says Tharoor. ...
  • Section 66A was mooted for peaceful India: Shashi Tharoor March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • PM Modi should clear his stand on Pakistan: Shashi Tharoor March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Former minister of state for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left the nation confused over his stand on relations with Pakistan. Tharoor said the Prime Minister has to explain why he has been blowing hot and cold on Pakistan. "Modi's attitude to...
  • Delhi Police receive analysis of Sunanda Pushkar's phone from Forensic Science laboratory March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday received analysis of Sunanda Pushkar's phone from the Forensic Science Laboratory in Gujarat. They have asked Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry to expedite the process of giving data to them. The Police said they will call Shashi Tharoor for further questioning if needed. 52-year-old Sunanda...
  • India needs to put more pressure diplomatic pressure on Pakistan for 26/11 trial: Shashi Tharoor March 13, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, former MoS for External Affairs and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, "India needs to put more pressure diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to deliver on 26/11 trial." A Pakistani court on Friday declared that 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's detention illegal. The court...
  • Opposition's behaviour in Kerala Assembly shameful: Shashi Tharoor March 13, 2015

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor hit out at the Opposition for unruly scenes in the Kerala Assembly. Tharoor said, "How the Opposition behaved in the House was shameful. The Opposition must introspect on their behaviour." ...
  • Delhi Police to question Pakistan journalist Mehr Tarar in Sunanda Pushkar murder case March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar is likely to be questioned by the Delhi Police in the murder case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, "We will talk to Mehr Tarar as she is the relevant person in the case." Tarar, who is...
  • It has been a clinical performance by Team India so far in World Cup: Shashi Tharoor March 10, 2015

    Former Union Minister, Shashi Tharoor has been impressed by brilliant all-round performance by Team India at the ongoing World Cup and is hoping the team can defend the title. ...
  • Government embarrassed India by asking UK to ban Nirbhaya documentary, says Shashi Tharoor March 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor slammed the Narendra Modi government for asking the United Kingdom to ban Nirbhaya documentary on the December 16, 2012 gangrape-murder case. Tharoor said the government embarrassed the country by its move and all men should watch the documentary. The documentary made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people February 28, 2015

    Soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament, the Congress and the BJP reacted on the budget. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that this budget is anti-poor, while BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said this...
  • This Budget was all about words, rhetoric: Congress February 28, 2015

    "This Budget was all about words, rhetoric," said Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. On the other hand, Smriti Irani said that the Budget was pro-people. "Budget is not just corporate-friendly. The opposition is doing nothing but spreading misinformation," she said. ...
  • A pro-corporate, anti-poor, disappointing Budget: Opposition February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: On expected lines, Opposition leaders have criticised the Union Budget 2015 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday, with party president Sonia Gandhi terming it as a "pro-corporate" one. Congress Lok Sabha MP Kamal Nath said this has only been the Budget of commissions, committees and...
  • Don't see AAP competing for space nationwide: Shashi Tharoor February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that he does not see the Aam Aadmi Party competing nationwide for political space with the Congress, and that the new party posed more of a threat to the Communist parties. Referring to the AAP's landslide victory in the recent Delhi elections,...
  • Would have been good if Rahul Gandhi attended Budget session: Shashi Tharoor February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi had attended the Budget Session but expressed confidence that the Congress vice president would return from his break with an agenda for change. "Very seriously, it would be good if Rahul Gandhi had attended...
  • Sunanda murder probe: SIT records former I&B minister Manish Tewari's statement February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) recorded statement of former Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case. Reportedly, Tewari was quizzed for over two hours by the SIT. Tewari was infact in the same flight enroute to Delhi which was also boarded by...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death probe: Delhi Police official tasked with studying facilities in FBI labs February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A senior Delhi Police official, who has carried the viscera samples of Sunanda Pushkar to an FBI lab in the US, has been tasked with studying facilities in forensic labs there and also the working in police stations so that some practices can be replicated back in India....
  • Sunanda death: Tharoor accuses media for concocting baseless stories against him February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Caught in the middle of the probe into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has accused media of conducting a witch hunt against him. He blames media, espicially Kerala channels for planting false stories against him for the sake of TRPs. "Revolted by the...
  • Shashi Tharoor quizzed by SIT for 7 hours, Sunanda viscera sent to US February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday was quizzed for nearly seven hours, spread over two rounds including for two hours late in the night by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Delhi Police in connection with the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar during which he faced...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Sunanda death probe: SIT quizzes Shashi Tharoor for second time on Thursday February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader and former union minister Shashi Tharoor was questioned for a second time on Thursday by the Special Investigative Team (SIT) at the Vasant Vihar Police Station over the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Earlier in the day, Tharoor was questioned by the SIT along with other...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death: Shashi Tharoor quizzed again February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was questioned once again by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) over the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor was quizzed at the SIT office in Vasant Vihar in south Delhi on various aspects leading to Sunanda's death. This is the second time that...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death: SIT to quiz Shashi Tharoor on Thursday February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader and former union minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday will be questioned once again by Delhi Police's SIT over the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor will be reaching the SIT office soon. Sunanda Pushkar's son Shiv Menon was questioned by the SIT on February...
  • Shashi Tharoor to be quizzed on Thursday in Sunanda Pushkar murder case February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor will be called in for another round of questioning on Thursday in the murder case of her wife Sunanda Pushkar last year in the national capital. The questioning will be held days after Sunanda's son Shiv Menon was quizzed in connection with her mysterious...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 9, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Eight people arrested in Rohtak rape-murder case February 9, 2015

    Eight people, including one of Nepali origin, have been arrested in the rape and murder of a mentally-challenged woman in Rohtak. ...
  • Congress distances itself from Shashi Tharoor comment on Afzal Guru hanging February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday distanced itself from party MP Shashi Tharoor's controversial remarks that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging was both "wrong" and "badly handled". "Due process of law was followed. Supreme Court convicted him and the execution was the culmination of the judicial process. In no way, any...
  • Sunanda Pushkar murder: Shashi Tharoor likely to be summoned again by SIT, says Delhi Police chief February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress MP and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor is likely to be summoned again by the Delhi Police in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. The Delhi Police is likely to examine him following the interrogation of Pushkar's son Shiv Menon. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said...