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News updates from HT: Congress leader leads protest in Jammu against Azad

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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A sketch by Pakistani comedian Akbar Chaudhry on how to speak English like Shashi Tharoor grabbed the attention of netizens.(Twitter/@akbar chaudhry)
A sketch by Pakistani comedian Akbar Chaudhry on how to speak English like Shashi Tharoor grabbed the attention of netizens.(Twitter/@akbar chaudhry)

Shashi Tharoor tweets this after video on speaking English like him goes viral

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:36 PM IST
  • The 35-seconds-long clip featuring Chaudhry himself shows three steps to speak fluent English like Shashi Tharoor.
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MP Shashi Tharoor captioned his quirky tweet as 'one of the better WhatsApp forwards of the day!'. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI02_11_2021_000247B)(PTI)
MP Shashi Tharoor captioned his quirky tweet as 'one of the better WhatsApp forwards of the day!'. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI02_11_2021_000247B)(PTI)

Shashi Tharoor has a message for Indian cricket team. It has a 'spin'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 05:07 PM IST
  • Shashi Tharoor's message featured a picture of Gandhiji’s famous spinning wheel or Charkha along with the text 'spinners have always done well in Ahmedabad especially against England'
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“Attended and addressed the satyagraha for fisherfolk in Poonthura, Thiruvananthapuram" tweeted Shashi Tharoor
“Attended and addressed the satyagraha for fisherfolk in Poonthura, Thiruvananthapuram" tweeted Shashi Tharoor

'Injustice against fishing community must be redressed': Tharoor at 'satyagraha'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:46 PM IST
  • The day-long hunger strike was scheduled to end at 4 pm
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who heads the 30-member panel on information and technology, till Thursday found support from Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who heads the 30-member panel on information and technology, till Thursday found support from Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Sreedharan's impact on Kerala poll results likely to be minimal: Shashi Tharoor

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:30 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor said that the high point of Sreedharan's impact on Kerala polls will be the announcement of him joining the BJP itself, adding that he was surprised by Sreedharan's decision to enter politics and join the party.
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Taking to Twitter, Tharoor shared a cartoon of yoga guru Ramdev doing a sirsasana or a headstand in front of a board showing the price of petrol at Rupees 90 per litre.(PTI file photo)
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor shared a cartoon of yoga guru Ramdev doing a sirsasana or a headstand in front of a board showing the price of petrol at Rupees 90 per litre.(PTI file photo)

If you took yoga lessons from Ramdev: Tharoor's jab over fuel price hike

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Petrol and diesel went up for the eighth consecutive day on Tuesday. According to oil marketing companies, petrol was hiked by 30 paise while diesel there was a 35 paise surge in the price of diesel.
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at Parliament House in New Delhi,(PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at Parliament House in New Delhi,(PTI)

Artfully crafted performance: Tharoor on PM's emotional farewell to Azad

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 08:27 AM IST
"It was partly in response to Tikait's tears that he decided he also has tears," Tharoor said, referring to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait who broke into tears recently while talking about the ongoing farmers' protests at the Ghazipur border.
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“Instead of the Brisbane heroics we got a Chennai collapse” Shashi Tharoor said in the Parliament on Wednesday.(PTI)
“Instead of the Brisbane heroics we got a Chennai collapse” Shashi Tharoor said in the Parliament on Wednesday.(PTI)

Contribution of this budget is 'Na Jawan na Kisan': Shashi Tharoor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 08:35 PM IST
  • Shashi Tharoor delivered the critique of this year’s Union budget on behalf of his party, right after the Prime Minister had concluded his reply to the motion of thanks on the President's address.
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Prakash Javadekar and Shashi Tharoor on Saturday exchanged barbs on Twitter over farm reforms.
Prakash Javadekar and Shashi Tharoor on Saturday exchanged barbs on Twitter over farm reforms.

Javadekar shares Tharoor's old tweet on farm laws; 'Misinformation,' says latter

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:40 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor said his old tweet didn't say or imply anything on the removal of MSP.
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor called the Centre's refusal to opposition's request for a debate in Parliament "undemocratic".(@ShashiTharoor/Twitter)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor called the Centre's refusal to opposition's request for a debate in Parliament "undemocratic".(@ShashiTharoor/Twitter)

'What is Parliament for?': Tharoor on Centre's refusal to debate on farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 07:38 PM IST
The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 9pm on Wednesday after several adjournments during the day as opposition MPs demanded a separate debate on farm laws.
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The police said the complainant has accused Tharoor, Sardesai and five other journalists of spreading “false and misleading information”.(PTI)
The police said the complainant has accused Tharoor, Sardesai and five other journalists of spreading “false and misleading information”.(PTI)

FIR filed against Shashi Tharoor and six others for tweet on farmer’s death

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 03:54 AM IST
The FIR was filed on Thursday night by Gurugram Police on the basis of a complaint by Jharsa resident Pankaj Singh (34), who works with a private company.
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the same charges which have been brought against Amazon web series Mirzapur can be brought against the UP government as well. (PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the same charges which have been brought against Amazon web series Mirzapur can be brought against the UP government as well. (PTI)

SC may send notice to Yogi govt, Shashi Tharoor quips after action on 'Mirzapur'

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST
In October, Mirzapur MP Anupriya Patel first raised objection over the portrayal of the UP town in the Amazon Prime web series.
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Facebook, Twitter officials to appear before parliamentary panel on IT today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:51 AM IST
News agency ANI reported that recent changes in the privacy policy of Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp will also be discussed at the meeting of parliamentary panel today.
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"Epicaricacy is taking pleasure (usually malicious) in the misfortunes of others,” explained Shashi Tharoor.(HT Photo)
"Epicaricacy is taking pleasure (usually malicious) in the misfortunes of others,” explained Shashi Tharoor.(HT Photo)

Tharoor's word of the day is tongue-in-cheek response to ex-Australia cricketers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor shared the word epicaricacy along with an image of former cricketers who had predicted India’s defeat.
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“Do you have a clear strategy in mind that could be summarised in three sentences?’’ Rahul Gandhi was said to have asked Jaishankar.(PTI)
“Do you have a clear strategy in mind that could be summarised in three sentences?’’ Rahul Gandhi was said to have asked Jaishankar.(PTI)

Rahul, Jaishankar spar at panel meet

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:58 PM IST
As the minister concluded an hour-long presentation, the Congress leader said it appeared to be a “laundry list” rather than a concerted strategy to deal with the Chinese threat. S Jaishankar responded by saying a simplistic approach could not be adopted in a multipolar world.
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the administration at Delhi will have to work with the incoming Biden administration, as it tries to heal the division in its own country(PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the administration at Delhi will have to work with the incoming Biden administration, as it tries to heal the division in its own country(PTI)

US Capitol Hill siege should not impact India-US relations, says Shashi Tharoor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:24 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor commended the Prime Minister for distancing the Indian government from the violence by standing up for the peaceful and orderly transition of power. He also cautioned that Wednesday’s incident is a solemn reminder.
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Kangana Ranaut joined Twitter in August.
Kangana Ranaut joined Twitter in August.

Kangana Ranaut has 3 million followers on Twitter, says it ‘is distracting at times but it’s also fun’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:04 AM IST
Kangana Ranaut says her Twitter account has three million followers. The actor recounted how until August, when she took over, her account was being managed by her team and only had a few thousand followers.
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Shashi Tharoor has responded to Kangana Ranaut.
Shashi Tharoor has responded to Kangana Ranaut.

Shashi Tharoor responds to Kangana Ranaut’s rebuttal: ‘I’d like all Indian women to be as empowered as you’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor has responded to Kangana Ranaut’s rebuttal to his call for housework to be recognised as a salaried profession. Here’s what he said.
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri attacked the opposition for criticising Centre’s vaccine drive and SC judgement allowing the redevelopment on Central Vista.(PTI)
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri attacked the opposition for criticising Centre’s vaccine drive and SC judgement allowing the redevelopment on Central Vista.(PTI)

‘At least someone in Congress understands...’: Hardeep Singh Puri’s jibe to Congress over vaccine, Central Vista

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh attacked the government over the approval of Bharat Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN.
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The routes around Delhi’s borders remained restricted on Tuesday as farmers continued to protest against the three new farm laws(PTI)
The routes around Delhi’s borders remained restricted on Tuesday as farmers continued to protest against the three new farm laws(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: Singhu-Tikri border remain closed due to protests, rain adds to traffic woes and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses at Kisaan Sammelan in Ujjain.(ANI file photo)
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses at Kisaan Sammelan in Ujjain.(ANI file photo)

‘Will not get Covid-19 vaccine right away,’ says Shivraj Singh Chouhan, explains why

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The comment by the senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came a day after Drugs Controller General of India VG Somani gave approval for the emergency-use of two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by local company Bharat Biotech.
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The DCGI granted the approval on the basis of recommendations of a Covid-19 Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The DCGI granted the approval on the basis of recommendations of a Covid-19 Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘Disgraceful’: Health minister Vardhan slams Akhilesh Yadav, Tharoor over Covid-19 vaccine ‘doubts’

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:41 PM IST
The DCGI gave approval for the emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV).
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Health workers and candidate during Covid-19 vaccine dry run at District Hospital, Aundh, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Health workers and candidate during Covid-19 vaccine dry run at District Hospital, Aundh, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Congress leaders raise concern over DCGI approval to indigenous Covid-19 vaccine

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:42 PM IST
However, there were different voices within the party as its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala lauded scientists and researchers of Bharat Biotech for the indigenous vaccine.
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War of words broke out on Twitter between Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh over Covid-19 vaccine.(PTI)
War of words broke out on Twitter between Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh over Covid-19 vaccine.(PTI)

‘First soldiers, now vaccine’: Hardeep Singh Puri slams Akhilesh Yadav, Shashi Tharoor over Covid-19 vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Hardeep Singh Puri said Jairam, Tharoor and Akhilesh are ‘in-house’ cynics to which Jairam Ramesh termed Hardeep Singh Puri as “in-house Goebbels-cum-Albert Speer”.
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Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that the emergency approval to Covid-19 vaccine--Covaxin is premature and could be dangerous as it is still under phase 3 trial.(PTI)
Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that the emergency approval to Covid-19 vaccine--Covaxin is premature and could be dangerous as it is still under phase 3 trial.(PTI)

Approval to Covaxin premature, could be dangerous: Shashi Tharoor

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Earlier today, Covid-19 vaccines of Serum Institue of India and Bharat Biotech have been granted permission for restricted use in an emergency situation, said DCGI.
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Congress leaders Pawan Bansal, Prithviraj Chavan and Harish Rawat after a meeting with party’s Interim President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)
Congress leaders Pawan Bansal, Prithviraj Chavan and Harish Rawat after a meeting with party’s Interim President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)

Amid rumblings in Congress, dissenters stress on need for hands-on chief

By Sunetra Choudhury and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:53 AM IST
Termed an icebreaker, this was the first in-person interaction amid the Covid-19 pandemic between representatives of the group of dissenters and Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders.
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The meeting will be held on the lawns of Sonia Gandhi’s residence on Saturday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The meeting will be held on the lawns of Sonia Gandhi’s residence on Saturday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sonia Gandhi to meet dissenters today, discuss key issues

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:54 AM IST
While the letter didn’t attack Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi directly, it did point out the failure of the party to discuss the real reasons behind the 2019 Lok Sabha election loss.
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Members of Bajrang Dal in Dhanbad.(Bijay/HT File Photo)
Members of Bajrang Dal in Dhanbad.(Bijay/HT File Photo)

Panel grills Facebook head for inaction on Bajrang Dal

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:09 AM IST
Wall Street Journal reported that an internal assessment by Facebook had described the Bajrang Dal as dangerous, but the company did not act on the report because of financial and safety concerns.
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor joined the protest held by the party MPs from Punjab at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday.(@ShashiTharoor/Twitter)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor joined the protest held by the party MPs from Punjab at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday.(@ShashiTharoor/Twitter)

Shashi Tharoor joins protesting MPs at Jantar Mantar, says govt failed nation and farmers

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Meanwhile, the farmers’ agitation entered the 18th day today, with their call to block the Delhi-Jaipur highway.
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A member said that the panel will soon present a draft report on Internet suspension.(HT photo)
A member said that the panel will soon present a draft report on Internet suspension.(HT photo)

At IT panel meet, BJP, Congress spar over J&K internet shutdown

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:49 AM IST
Earlier this month, the Union government issued a gazette notification, inserting Rule 2A into the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017 that states “the suspension order issued by the competent authority under sub-rule (1) shall not be in operation for more than fifteen days.”
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