Shashi Tharoor

Kanhaiya Kumar never said he is not proud to be Indian: Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday clarified that JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had never said he is not proud to be an Indian. Tharoor’s clarification came days after he drew flak for comparing Kumar with Bhagat Singh. “When this young man, who you object to so strongly, stands up and says I want freedom from…he mentions casteism, he mentions capitalism. I don’t agree necessarily to things that he talks about.

Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning, says FBI, Tharoor may be questioned

The latest FBI report confirms findings of AIIMS post-mortem report given by Dr Sudhir Gupta in 2014 in the Sunanda Pushkar case. The report says Sunanda died due to poisoning – caused by Polonimum-210 or Po-210. The Delhi Police sources on Friday said the report is almost on the same lines and in their report they have detected one more poison which is dangerous to heart. The AIIMS doctor’s body

Congress hardens stand on Arun Jaitley, demands SIT probe

The Congress on Monday kicked up a ruckus in both Houses of Parliament to press for Arun Jaitley’s resignation and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into alleged corruption in Delhi’s cricket association when the finance minister headed the DDCA. The party demanded that a CBI special investigation team, supervised by the top court, probe the alleged scam, as it toughened its stand following a strategy meeting Monday morning. Party chief Sonia Gandhi was

Arvind Kejriwal second-most followed Indian politician on Twitter

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has become the second most-followed Indian politician on microblogging site Twitter with over six million followers. He crossed the six-million mark late Wednesday. “And … @ArvindKejriwal crossed the 6 million mark on @twitter,” AAP’s social media chief Ankit Lal tweeted. The Aam Aadmi Party chief trails Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has over 16 million followers on Twitter. Both the leaders are widely known for

I signed Kochi bid under pressure: Lalit Modi

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi on Wednesday said he signed the Kochi franchise bid under pressure. “I signed the Kochi bid under pressure minutes,” Modi tweeted on Wednesday. Along with the tweet he attached a letter where details of the insights of the meeting during the Kochi bid on April 11, 2010 at 12 a.m. were mentioned. According tho the letter, the persons present at the meeting

Pranab Mukherjee ordered ED probe against me as revenge for Tharoor sacking, claims Lalit Modi

Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has alleged that it was Pranab Mukherjee who had ordered the Enforcement Directorate probe against him in connection with his IPL-related and personal financial transactions. Mukherjee was the finance minister in the UPA-2 government when the ED probe against Lalit Modi was initiated in 2010. Soon after the probe was ordered, Lalit Modi left India and has been living in the United Kingdom since. The

Shashi Tharoor sacked as Congress spokesperson

The Kerala unit of the Congress appears to have won its battle against Shashi Tharoor as the party high command, Monday, decided to remove the Thriuvanathapuram MP from the post of party spokesperson. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) had wanted action against Tharoor for his praise of Narendra Modi and accepting the Prime Minister’s invite to him to participate in ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign. KPCC president V M Sudheeran said praises lavished on Modi repeatedly by Tharoor had hurt Congress

Mahabharata still relevant to politics: Shashi Tharoor

The narrative of Mahabharata continues to hold relevance in India’s political scenario according to Congress politician and author Shashi Tharoor, who is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his book – “The Great Indian Novel”, political satire based on the epic poem. “I remember when I was in college in Delhi there was a big strike by junior doctors and Karan Singh was health minister and for a couple of weeks

Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar found dead in New Delhi's Leela Hotel

A day after Twitter controversy, Union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar has been found dead in New Delhi’s Leela Hotel, where she had moved due to construction work in her house. Shashi Tharoor is currently at the hotel where he was called by the police. The police suspect Sunanda Pushkar may have committed suicide by hanging herself. Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, had posted a series of private messages between Shashi and Pakistani columnist Mehr