Tag: Shashi Tharoor

View: Stop counting sheep, put governors out to pasture

Unlike the fluffy clouds with stubby legs that graze the greens of New Zealand or Scotland, the Flock of Eight that gathered outside the North...

Sad to see health minister occupy ‘alternative reality’ as ‘nation gasps for breath’: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor attacked Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday over his remarks that no fresh COVID-19 cases have been detected in 180...

Sad to see health ministry occupy ‘alternative reality’ as ‘nation gasps for breath’: Tharoor | India News

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor attacked health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday over his remarks that no fresh Covid-19 cases have been detected...

budget 2021: Opposition slams government in Lok Sabha for ignoring ‘aam admi’ in budget

NEW DELHI: The Opposition slammed the government in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday for ignoring the “aam admi” and showing insensitivity towards agitating farmers in...

SC stays arrest of Shashi Tharoor, others for tweets on farmer Navreet Singh’s death

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the arrest of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Vinod Jose,...

WhatsApp: Parliamentary IT Panel summons Facebook, Twitter on misuse of online news media

New Delhi: In the wake of recent reports of data safety on Facebook and its messaging app WhatsApp and blocking of some handles by Twitter,...

From abroad, Rahul directing Cong rumour-mongering: BJP | India News

NEW DELHI: Intensifying attack on Congress for questioning the DCGI’s approval to Covid vaccines, BJP on Monday said Rahul Gandhi, while on a vacation abroad,...

India’s approval of homegrown vaccine criticised over lack of data

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday granted emergency approval to Bharat Biotech‘s COVAXIN but faced questions after taking the step without publishing efficacy data for the...

Facebook bans Kisan Ekta Morcha Page, restores after outrage

Facebook banned a page on its platform sharing updates on farmer protests across the country citing its “Community Standards on Spam” but it later restored...

Tharoor, BJP MPs spar in Parliamentary IT panel meet on J&K net issue

NEW DELHI: In the wake of Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology repeatedly taking up the matter of suspension of internet services in...

Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary panel to discuss India’s 5G readiness with telcos on Oct 27

Kolkata: A parliamentary standing committee on IT will next week meet the Big 3 telcos – Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airel and Vodafone Idea –...

Tharoor, Dubey again at loggerheads after Congress MP questions companies advertising on ‘toxic’ channels

NEW DELHI: A fresh slugfest erupted between the chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on Information and Technology, Shashi Tharoor, and its BJP member Nishikant...

Govt proposes allowing cos with not less than 300 workers to fire staff without its nod

New Delhi: The labour ministry has enhanced the ceiling on the number of employees needed in a firm to seek government approval before retrenchment or...

Decoding the “23 against 1 Rahul Gandhi” letter and what it means for Congress

Sonia Gandhi is expected to offer her resignation as party interim president at today’s Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet. She obviously called a meeting of...

Cong must find full-term president to arrest perception of being ‘rudderless’: Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI: The Congress must expedite the process of finding a full– term president to arrest the growing public perception that the party is “adrift...

RS chairman, LS speaker discuss possibility of virtual meetings of Parl panels

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday discussed the possibility of holding parliamentary committee meetings through...

Parliamentary dilemma: How can in camera be on camera?

NEW DELHI: The extraordinary situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to deliberations in the inner chambers of Parliament on the feasibility of allowing...