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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. 

Babus, RSS, BJP: One-time Modi favourite Smriti Irani is pissing everyone off

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Babus, RSS, BJP: One-time Modi favourite Smriti Irani is pissing everyone off

The babus are upset, the RSS is seething and the BJP isn't in any mood to defend her.Smriti Irani, once seen as a favourite of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being given the charge of the Human Re...


Act against corrupt partymen in UP: BJP tells Mulayam Singh Yadav

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Act against corrupt partymen in UP: BJP tells Mulayam Singh Yadav

Lucknow: The BJP on Monday sought action from Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav against corrupt parliamentarians and legislators of his party.The jibe came a day after Yadav at an event o...

Sahara backs Sebi's claim to bring back $13-mn from jet sale proceeds

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Sahara backs Sebi's claim to bring back $13-mn from jet sale proceeds

Engaged in a long-drawn legal battle with Sebi, Sahara has supported the regulator's claim before a US court to bring back nearly $13 million from sale proceeds of a business jet of the crisis-hit gro...

Arvind Kejriwal to review departmental work after office hours; officials fuming

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Arvind Kejriwal to review departmental work after office hours; officials fuming

New Delhi: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's directive to all department heads to do a presentation of their work after office hours has left many officials fuming.The review of their work, which for t...

AAP's Ashutosh slams Yadav, Bhushan for 'conspiring' against Arvind Kejriwal

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AAP's Ashutosh slams Yadav, Bhushan for 'conspiring' against Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: In a scathing attack on party dissidents Yogendra Yadav and Prashat Bhushan, AAP leader Ashutosh on Sunday came down strongly on them for "conspiring" and attempting to remove Arv...

Reports of snooping on Netaji's kin by Nehru govt are motivated news plants: Congress

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Reports of snooping on Netaji's kin by Nehru govt are motivated news plants: Congress

New Delhi: Congress on Sunday accused the BJP and Narendra Modi government of running a "sinister campaign" against national icons as it dubbed reports of snooping on the family of Netaji Su...

CBI doing its job: BJP rebuts Mamata allegations on PM Modi being behind notices to TMC

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CBI doing its job: BJP rebuts Mamata allegations on PM Modi being behind notices to TMC

Kolkata: The BJP on Sunday rebutted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was behind the CBI notices to the TMC, saying the probe agency was only do...