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Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor Seeks Action Over Officials' Not Attending Panel Meet, Dubey Urges For His Removal

Jul 31, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In his letter to the speaker, Tharoor said the action of representatives of three ministries constitutes "breach of parliamentary privilege and contempt of the House".

'Some Elements' Reducing Parliamentary Panel On IT To 'Ping Pong Match': Shashi Tharoor

Jul 29, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The panel that was set to question government officials on Wednesday on the Pegasus spyware issue was postponed due to lack of quorum.


Will Interrogate Govt Officials On The 'Most Important' Pegasus Snooping Issue: Shashi Tharoor

The 32-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, for which the listed agenda is ''Citizens' data security and privacy'', according to a notification issued by Lok Sabha Secretariat.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Shares Elaborate Description Of Bhelpuri, Tweet Goes Viral

Jul 25, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

‘Exotic crispy puffed wild rice from the Western Ghats rainforest, drizzled with an aromatic salsa-verde of Rajasthani desert cilantro…’ read the Bhelpuri recipe, which Tharoor shared on Twitter


Pegasus: Shashi Tharoor-Led Panel To Take Up Case On July 28

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary panel on IT will be taking up allegations about potential spying of mass targets in India using the Israeli Pegasus spyware.

19 July, 2021

Opposition Lashes Out At Centre Over Pegasus Spyware Issue, Seeks Independent Probe

Outlook Web Bureau

IT and Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told Lok Sabha that with several checks and balances being in place and ‘any sort of illegal surveillance’ by unauthorised persons is not possible


18 July, 2021

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury To Continue As Congress Floor Leader, Sonia Gandhi Sets Up Parliament Groups

Outlook Web Bureau

There were strong rumours that Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari or Kodikunnil Suresh would be appointed as the floor leader.


29 June, 2021

Facebook Representatives Depose Before Parliamentary Panel Over Misuse

Outlook Web Bureau

The main aim of the parliamentary panel meeting chaired by Shashi Tharoor was to safeguard citizens rights


28 June, 2021

Amid Row Over IT Rules, Parliamentary Panel Summons Google, Facebook On June 29

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier this month, the Parliamentary Standing Committee had also summoned micro-blogging site Twitter and said that the rule of the land was supreme and the company must abide by the Indian laws.


18 June, 2021

Must Abide By Indian Laws: Govt Tells Twitter

Outlook Web Bureau

Twitter was told that 'Indian laws are supreme and the company has to abide by them'


02 June, 2021

Tharoor Slams Centre From Covid Sickbed, Demands Free Vaccine For All

Outlook Web Bureau

“I have suffered a lot. I don't want my fellow citizens to suffer even a fraction of what I have done, and certainly not to do worse than me as so many have as the tragedy unfolded in the country," Tharoor said in a short video released by him from his covid sickbed.


08 May, 2021

After Backlash, Shashi Tharoor Clarifies That He Wasn’t ‘Mollycoddling’ Tejasvi Surya

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s recent tweets calling BJP MP Tejasvi Surya ‘smart and passionate’ received massive backlash with many accusing the former of supporting bigotry


23 April, 2021

‘What’s The Urgency?’: Sumitra Mahajan Reacts To Fake Death News

Outlook Web Bureau

In a tweet late on Thursday night, Tharoor said, 'Saddened to learn of the passing of former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Majahan'


12 April, 2021

Sunanda Pushkar Death Case: Court Reserves Order On Framing Of Charges Against Shashi Tharoor

Outlook Web Bureau

Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014


16 March, 2021

University Campuses No Longer Remain Inclusive Spaces Safeguarding Freedom Of Expression: Tharoor

Outlook Web Bureau

Whether it is JNU, Jamia Milia or Aligarh, in the last few years, our campuses have no longer remained inclusive spaces that safeguard individual liberties, said Shashi Tharoor


15 March, 2021

OTT New Rules: Parliamentary Standing Committee Headed By Tharoor Questions Legality

Outlook Web Bureau

Some members and the chairman asked a number of questions to the officials like whether these rules are in conformity with the legal framework, sources in the panel said.


28 February, 2021

Watch: Viral Video Reshared By Shashi Tharoor On How To Speak Like Him

Outlook Web Bureau

The Karachi comedian made a video and posted it on social media in which he talked about how to speak English like Shashi Tharoor.


26 February, 2021

Shashi Tharoor Pulls Autorickshaw In Symbolic Protest Against Fuel Price Hike

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress workers marched outside the Kerala Secretariat, demanding a rollback in fuel price hike


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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