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Mumbai: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wifeSunanda Pushkar's sudden death has left Bollywood celebritieslike Shabana Azmi and Sridevi shocked.Sunanda, who was upset over an alleged extra-maritalaffair between her minister husband Shashi Tharoor and aPakistani journalist, was found dead in a five-star hotelroom."Shocked to hear news about Sunanda. Condolences to Shri.Shashi Tharoor & family of Sunanda Pushkar," singer AshaBhonsle tweeted.Condoling the tragic passing of the entrepreneur, actressShabana Azmi said, "Deeply saddened by Sunanda's tragicpassing away. She was warm, lively and very affectionate.Heartfelt condolences to the family. "Actress Sridevi grieved Sunanda's death and rememberedher as an affectionate and vibrant personality. "Saddened by the unfortunate demise of a warm,affectionate, vibrant and good soul. RIP Sunanda Pushkar," the'English Vinglish' star said."Shocked to hear about Sunanda Pushkar... Seems likeyesterday she was with us at all Kolkata Knight Riders matchesin Kolkata. Cheering and cheerful," said actress-entrepreneurJuhi Chawla.Filmmaker Kunal Kohli said, "It's disturbing whatsocial media can lead through... We have to see what is goingon in our society and where social media is taking us to." Actor-producer Anupam Kher said he is stunned to knowabout Sunanda Pushkar's sudden death."She was bright, forthright, loving & full of life.Really sad and tragic. Sunanda Pushkar lived life on herterms. She was larger than life. Had a great sense of humour.Shocking. Feel bad for her family and her son," Kher said.Lyricist Javed Akhtar said, "It is shocking that some onelike Sunanda, full of zest for life, full of joy and happinessis no more. Deepest condolence to Shashiji."Author Shobhaa De, "I refuse to call her Sunanda Tharoor.Free at last! God bless her free spirited , beautiful soul."PTI

HC judgement on Anti-Corruption Branch 'huge embarrassment' for Centre, says Kejriwal

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HC judgement on Anti-Corruption Branch 'huge embarrassment' for Centre, says Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Mondaysaidthe Delhi High Court judgement that his government's Anti-Corruption Branch has the jurisdiction to arrest policemen is a 'huge embarrassment' fo...


Rahul to take up issues of fishermen on his Kerala visit

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Rahul to take up issues of fishermen on his Kerala visit

New Delhi: As part of his ongoing publicoutreach, Rahul Gandhi will take up the problems of fishingcommunities and rubber growers in Kerala on Wednesday.After holding interactions with farmers, middle...

I inherited 'stalemate' created by Antony, says Parrikar slamming predecessor

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I inherited 'stalemate' created by Antony, says Parrikar slamming predecessor

New Delhi: Taking on his predecessor A K Antony, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Mondaysaid that the Congress leader cannot "escape" the responsibility for the "stalemate" tha...

Stand-off with Jung: Mamata backs Kejriwal as he calls her for advice

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Stand-off with Jung: Mamata backs Kejriwal as he calls her for advice

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday put her weight behind her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, who called her up for "advice" amid a bitter stand-off with Lt Go...

We need two Delhis: One for Arvind Kejriwal to run and the other which he can't

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We need two Delhis: One for Arvind Kejriwal to run and the other which he can't

The centre has needlessly painted itself into a corner while dealing with the recalcitrance of Arvind Kejriwal, Delhis full-time Don Quixote and part-time Chief Minister.No matter what the constitutio...

Live: PM Modi to address Mathura rally to mark first anniversary of NDA govt

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Live: PM Modi to address Mathura rally to mark first anniversary of NDA govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a rally in Mathura todayto mark the first anniversary of his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.Modi will address the rally at village Nagla C...

DA case: DMK to file appeal against Jayalalithaa's acquittal by Karnataka HC

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DA case: DMK to file appeal against Jayalalithaa's acquittal by Karnataka HC

Chennai: The DMK on Monday said it had decided to file an appeal against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's acquittal in a wealth case by the Karnataka High Court."With Supreme Court havi...