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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. 

Modi ji in an amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers at any cost: Rahul Gandhi

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Modi ji in an amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers at any cost: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Saturday made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of being in an "amazing hurry" to "grab" land from poor farmers by decidin...


Congress alleges AAP govt snooping on political opponents after Cabinet note leaked, seeks Delhi govt's explanation

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Congress alleges AAP govt snooping on political opponents after Cabinet note leaked, seeks Delhi govt's explanation

New Delhi:Congress on Saturdaysought Delhi government's explanation on reports that it was mulling purchasing high-end equipments for surveillance, as it expressed apprehension that the ruling AAP may...

'Attack on democracy': Nitish Kumar says derecognition of IIT Madras body shows fascist face of Modi govt

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'Attack on democracy': Nitish Kumar says derecognition of IIT Madras body shows fascist face of Modi govt

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No yielding on Land Acquisition Act: Cabinet approves re-promulgation of Ordinance for the third time

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No yielding on Land Acquisition Act: Cabinet approves re-promulgation of Ordinance for the third time

New Delhi:Government on Saturdaydecided to re-promulgate the controversial land Ordinance, saying it is necessary for maintaining continuity and providing a framework to compensate people whose land i...

PM Modi lashes back at Rahul, says 'suit-boot' is more acceptable than 'suitcase'

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PM Modi lashes back at Rahul, says 'suit-boot' is more acceptable than 'suitcase'

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'PM Modi listens to everybody but his word is final': Arun Jaitley talks about UPA's faults, Modi's strong leadership

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'PM Modi listens to everybody but his word is final': Arun Jaitley talks about UPA's faults, Modi's strong leadership

New Delhi:Rejecting criticism that he has concentrated all powers in his hands, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturdaysaid Narendra Modi is a hands-on Prime Minister who listens to everybody but hi...

No yielding on Land Acquisition Ordinance: Cabinet recommends promulgation for third time

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No yielding on Land Acquisition Ordinance: Cabinet recommends promulgation for third time

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet todayrecommended re-promulgation of the controversial LandAcquisition Ordinance.The land ordinance will be issued for the third time.The Ordinance was promulgated for the ...