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Shashi Tharoor may be a relatively new entrant into politics, but if there's one thing he's as good as any veteran politician at it is at being unflappable. He is unflappable on television debates, at political rallies and can hold his own on Twitter, which isn't the easiest place to acknowledge you're a member of the current UPA government.But on Thursday, Tharoor was reportedly left dumbfounded when his wife lost her temper with a journalist when she saw the minister interacting with him and told him to back off."This is why I hate the media... I have thrown liquor at Arnab Goswami. You think I cant do that to you?" Sunanda Tharoor reportedly screamed at Khaleej Times journalist Muaz Shabandri.Tharoor, meanwhile, who had been talking about the BJP and the AAP before his wife jumped in, reportedly quickly slipped away.As the news spread like wildfire on social media and Twitter, Sunanda took to Twitter to defend herself and said that the journalist had begun interviewing her husband despite a scheduled interview the next day:@ariraq @rameshnswamy @ShashiTharoor some Jounos!! Tell them to take an interview at a decent hour not at a family dinner means a Hissy fit? SunandaPTharoor (@sptvrock) January 12, 2014@ariraq @rameshnswamy @ShashiTharoor I had even slotted a time the next day despite Shashi not wanting to do it.this is the gratitude I get? SunandaPTharoor (@sptvrock) January 12, 2014 @ariraq @rameshnswamy @ShashiTharoor Some journalist MUST stop abusing the power of the Pen.Public is now smart enough to C through the lies SunandaPTharoor (@sptvrock) January 12, 2014 @KK_Dubai @MissionNaMo4PM the evidence of me throwing wine on his face&screaming @ him?Evidence of things that didnt happen would like 2C it SunandaPTharoor (@sptvrock) January 12, 2014And contrary to what she may have told the journalist in Dubai, Sunanda clarified that she hasn't ever thrown alcohol at Times Now's Arnab Goswami.@rvaidya2000 @timesnow Nation please know didnt throw wine on Arnab but did clear the air finally felt good at @suhelseth 's house last year SunandaPTharoor (@sptvrock) January 12, 2014However, despite Sunanda's criticism and claiming she was merely ensuring her husband maintained a fine work-life balance,the Khaleej Times has said that they won't be apologising for the report any time soon and said they stood by it.Sunanda Tharoor has encountered controversy in the recent past as well when she tweeted at the BJP's Subramanian Swamy criticising him and later said that her Twitter account had been hacked. 

Land is the new Lokpal: Anna, Kejriwal may unite in Jantar Mantar; Rahul will be MIA, again

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Land is the new Lokpal: Anna, Kejriwal may unite in Jantar Mantar; Rahul will be MIA, again

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Parliament Live: Hope Budget Session will be a productive one, says PM Modi

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Parliament Live: Hope Budget Session will be a productive one, says PM Modi

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Modi govt braces for tough Budget Session, 44 bills on the agenda

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Modi govt braces for tough Budget Session, 44 bills on the agenda

The government is bracing up for budget session beginning Monday where it will face a tough challenge to get bills replacing six ordinances passed.The government's agenda includes 44 items of financia...

Live: Rahul Gandhi seeks leave from Congress work, likely to skip major part of Budget session

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Live: Rahul Gandhi seeks leave from Congress work, likely to skip major part of Budget session

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Not just a budget session gimmick: We should appreciate the new inclusive Modi

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Not just a budget session gimmick: We should appreciate the new inclusive Modi

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Emulate Indian cricket team\'s discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers

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Emulate Indian cricket team\'s discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers

New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team\'s discipline which has kept India on...

Congress gameplan for Budget Session: Oppose ordinances 'tooth and nail'

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Congress gameplan for Budget Session: Oppose ordinances 'tooth and nail'

New Delhi:After day-long hectic politicalconsultations ahead of the budget session beginning on Monday,the main opposition party Congress made it clear that it willoppose "tooth and nail" th...