n18
Menu
NEWS|Politics 
   |

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. 

No end to political bickering: Govt, Congress in war of words ahead of Monday's all-party meet

from firstpost

No end to political bickering: Govt, Congress in war of words ahead of Monday's all-party meet

New Delhi: On the eve of all-party meet, a war of words erupted on Sunday with the government charging the Opposition with "negativism" and "obstructionism" while the Congress hit ...


Sympathising with Yakub a disservice to nation: Venkaiah Naidu

from ibn

Sympathising with Yakub a disservice to nation: Venkaiah Naidu

Hyderabad: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday expressed disappointment over few people trying to politicise issues of death sentence and terrorism and said it would be "a dis-service to nation" b...

Parliament logjam will continue unless corruption issues involved BJP ministers resolved: Cong

from firstpost

Parliament logjam will continue unless corruption issues involved BJP ministers resolved: Cong

Guna: The logjam in Parliament will continue unless "corruption issues" involving BJP ministers are resolved, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Sunday, setting the tone for...

Government, Congress in war of words ahead of Monday's all-party meet

from ibn

Government, Congress in war of words ahead of Monday's all-party meet

New Delhi: On the eve of all-party meet, a war of words erupted on Sunday with the government charging the opposition with "negativism" and "obstructionism" while the Congress hit back by questioning ...

Louis Berger case just tip of the iceberg, will expose other Cong scams in Goa: Parrikar

from firstpost

Louis Berger case just tip of the iceberg, will expose other Cong scams in Goa: Parrikar

Panaji: Terming the Louis Berger bribery case as just the "tip of the iceberg", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre will extend all possible assistance to expose the "...

Congress' negativism, obstructionist attitude on GST bill hurting economy: Jaitley

from firstpost

Congress' negativism, obstructionist attitude on GST bill hurting economy: Jaitley

New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of adopting an 'obstructionist attitude' in blocking GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the points of dissent being raised now on this legislation did n...

Dhumal, son Anurag Thakur dented HP government exchequer by Rs 100 crores: Congress

from ibn

Dhumal, son Anurag Thakur dented HP government exchequer by Rs 100 crores: Congress

New Delhi: Congress on Sunday opened another front against BJP as it raked up the row surrounding allotment of land to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association during its rule and accused former CM PK Dhu...