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File image of Revanth Reddy | Twitter

‘Hold Tharoor in highest regard’ says Telangana Congress chief, day after calling him a donkey

Revanth Reddy apologised to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor after facing flak for his ‘donkey’ remark. Tharoor had praised Telangana CM KCR’s son and IT minister KT Rama Rao.
Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan | T. Narayan/Bloomberg

Hindutva founders did little for azadi. Hijacking history in ICHR poster is what BJP can do

Excising Nehru from India’s freedom struggle is rationally impossible; omitting him from an ICHR poster is the best they can do.
Representational image | A sadhu holds a Rudraksh, a string of beads considered auspicious among Hindus, in Ayodhya | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Non-BJP Hindu writers are correcting Nehruvian history. With little space for modern Muslims

Recent books by authors like Shashi Tharoor and Pavan Varma invoke Hindu subjugation by Muslims to construct a ‘real’ history of India.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor with his late wife Sunanda Pushkar | Twitter/@sptvrock

Tharoor can’t be compelled to face ‘rigmaroles of trial’, court says as it cites lack of evidence

The court says there was 'nothing on record' to prove that Tharoor had acted to 'irritate or annoy Pushkar' till she reacted and took the step of killing herself.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | File photo | ANI

Faith in judiciary vindicated, says Shashi Tharoor after order in Sunanda Pushkar death case

Taking to Twitter, Tharoor said, "This brings a significant conclusion to the long nightmare which had enveloped me after the tragic passing of my late wife Sunanda."
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor with his late wife Sunanda Pushkar | Twitter/@sptvrock

Delhi court clears Shashi Tharoor of all charges in Sunanda Pushkar death case

Thanking special judge Geetanjali Goel for the order, Congress leader Tharoor said it was an 'absolute torture' for last 7.5 years.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | File photo | ANI

Hopeful IT panel will take up Pegasus issue going forward, says Shashi Tharoor

The Congress leader said the panel’s last meeting on 28 July was disrupted by BJP members and the officials who were to testify that day appear to have been instructed not to attend.
Representational image | People use smartphones at a railway station in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Most voters may not care about Pegasus but data is individual sovereignty too

Surveillance is the context and condition of democracy in India today. Sedition is its prime punishment.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | File photo | ANI

Shashi Tharoor asks Om Birla to take action over officials ‘skipping’ IT panel meet on Pegasus

In his letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said the 'last-minute refusal' to attend the IT panel meet is 'contempt of the House'.
Shashi Tharoor, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram | File photo: ANI

Tough to explain Pegasus to masses amid issues like Covid & inflation, Shashi Tharoor says

In an exclusive interview, IT panel chairperson and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor says 'committee will do its job' on Pegasus but it has 'limited powers' unlike US Congress’ panels.

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Representational image. | A file photo of the International Space Station. | Photo: Flickr/NASA

International Space Station will become a movie set for a week. But what about poop and garbage?

At least 45 films about space travel have received Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects, but in the case of Russian film ‘Challenge’, the visual effects will be real.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

China has brought intense scrutiny on the crypto industry this year amid heightened concerns over risks of fraud, money laundering and excessive energy usage.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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