Representational photo: Republic day violence.

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Chennai School Sparks Wrangle, Terms R-Day Vandals As "Violent Maniacs"

DAV School in Chennai’s Gopalapuram has sparked a controversy as it referred Republic Day vandals as "violent maniacs" in a question paper. The question has asked students of class 10 to write a letter to a newspaper editor "condemning violent acts on the R-Day by miscreants and suggesting ways to thwart violent maniacs". Agitated by this, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna demanded a clarification from the school… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Chennai, Gopalapuram, DAV School, Republic Day Violence, Shashi Tharoor, TM Krishna, Violent Maniac

Courtesy: The Tribune

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor(right), Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai(left).

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Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai Granted Protection From Arrest By SC

The Supreme Court on February 9 stayed the arrest of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalists, including Rajdeep Sardesai among others, until next hearing. The court held the decision while hearing petitions challenging the FIRs lodged against the people concerned. The petition has stated that the FIRs were infringing the right to freedom of speech and expression. Earlier, multiple complaints were lodged against them over their… read-more

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 12:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Supreme Court of India, SA Bobde, Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Republic Day Violence

Courtesy: The Tribune

Snakepedia

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'Snakepedia' - A Dedicated All About Snakes App Launched By Kerala

Kerala scientists in association with the doctors, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts have developed a dedicated app ‘Snakepedia’ to provide information about snakes. Researched and documented on voluntary basis, 'Snakepedia' gives information about first aid in case of snake bites, busting myths about snakes and rescue and hospital numbers. Moreover, the app, promoted by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and Kerala minister Thomas Issac, has… read-more

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: snake, Playstore, Kerala, Snakepedia, Shashi Tharoor

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor(left), Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai(right).

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Tharoor, Sardesai Move To SC Against Delhi Police's FIRs

Following multiple FIR filings, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and journalist Rajdeep Sardesai have approached the Supreme Court to quash the complaints on February 2. Reportedly, Delhi police had booked the duo on January 30 along with Caravan magazine for alleged "misleading" tweets on violence during farmers tractor rally. Moreover, journalists Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath, and Anant Nath have approached the court for the same.

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 - 02:56 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Supreme Court of India, Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Republic Day Violence, Caravan Magazine

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Shashi Tharoor

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Delhi Police Files FIR Against Shashi Tharoor, Senior Scribes

After Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, an FIR has now been filed in Delhi against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and senior journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai. However, the FIR with the Delhi Police did not mention sedition charges against the people concerned. The complaint filed by Chiranjiv Kumar has alleged Tharoor and the journalists for airing and tweeting misleading and fake news regarding the death of a protesting farmer in the R… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 07:08 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Farmers' Protest, Delhi

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Rajdeep Sardesai-Shashi Tharoor

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Noida Police Books Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai And Others For Sedition

The Noida Police on January 28 booked Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and various journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai and Mrinal Pande under sedition charges. The complaint was filed by Noida-based social worker Arpit Mishra who accused the people concerned of “broadcasting and tweeting misleading news" on the death of a protestor during the R-Day tractor parade. Mishra complained that the aforementioned had deliberately broadcasted and tweeted… read-more

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 08:50 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Republic Day, Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai

Courtesy: The Times of India

Representational photo: Harsh Vardhan (Left); Akhilesh Yadav (Right)

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Health Min Slams Opposition For Politicising COVID-19 Vaccines

Reacting to the Opposition’s 'politicising' comments on the recently approved two COVID-19 vaccines, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has lashed out at opposition leaders for discrediting "science-backed protocols". Mentioning Shashi Tharoor,  Akhilesh Yadav and Jairam Ramesh, he tweeted, “Disgraceful for anyone to politicise such a critical issue.” Earlier, while Akhilesh Yadav termed it as BJP's vaccine and claimed to not get inoculated… read-more

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 11:49 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Akhilesh Yadav, Shashi Tharoor, Jairam ramesh

Courtesy: The Quint

Opposition is united in reinstating question-hour

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Opposition Leaders Slam Government Over "No Question Hour" Move

Opposition leaders, including Shashi Tharoor, questioned the government's move to cancel the question hour in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament. Tharoor said that questioning the government was the "oxygen of parliamentary democracy", and that the government was evading accountability. TMC MP Derek O'Brien commented that the pandemic is an "excuse to murder democracy". Reportedly, CPI MP Binoy Viswam has written to Rajya Sabha… read-more

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 08:48 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: parliament, Shashi Tharoor, Derek Obrien, Indian Politics

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Senior leaders have written to senior party leaders

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Senior Congress Leaders Write to Sonia Gandhi Ahead of CWC Meet

Ahead of the Congress Working Committee meeting, party's 23 senior leaders have written to Sonia Gandhi over various issues like leadership and "drift" in the party. Reportedly, the signatories have admitted that the popularity of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is rising and young voters' confidence in Congress is weathering away. As per the report, they have asked for a party restructuring, including "full time and effective leadership", as… read-more

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 - 08:37 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Rahul Gandhi

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor's IT Panel to Discuss Misuse of Social Media with Facebook

MP Shashi Tharoor has organised an IT panel to talk about the misuse of social media by political parties due to the alleged political "back and forth" between Congress and BJP, on September 2. Representatives from Facebook and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology are expected to attend the meeting. The panel will also discuss the issues of internet shutdown in Jammu & Kashmir with the state's administration.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 09:55 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Shashi Tharoor, parliament, Facebook, Congress Party, BJP

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