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Amnesty row: Top BJP ministers accuse Congress of sympathising with 'supporters of terrorists'

Aug 22, 2016

Amnesty row: Top BJP ministers accuse Congress of sympathising with 'supporters of terrorists'

Congress on Sunday came under fire from top ministers in the Modi government for "sympathising with supporters of terrorists", a day after Karnataka Home Minister gave a "clean chit" to Amnesty International over an event where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised. #JNU #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Ananth Kumar #Arun Jaitley #Rajnath Singh #Azadi #Shashi Tharoor #Amnesty International
No proposal to allow lateral entry into civil services: Govt

Aug 10, 2016

No proposal to allow lateral entry into civil services: Govt

He was asked whether a committee will be set up to study the feasibility of lateral entries into civil services #IAS #PMO #Shashi Tharoor #Jitendra Singh #Civil Services #lateral entry in civil services
Shashi Tharoor's bill to improve cities is a good start, but much more needs to be done

Aug 10, 2016

Shashi Tharoor's bill to improve cities is a good start, but much more needs to be done

India’s cities symbolise both: What India should be and what it should not. The infrastructure has not kept pace with the ambition #ConnectTheDots #Shashi Tharoor #Municipal Commissioner #Constitution of India #Mayors #74th Amendment #Private Member Bills #municipalities
Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance

Aug 09, 2016

Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance

That there are serious problems, both in quality and quantity (size) of the elite Indian Foreign Service (IFS) — the service that is primarily responsible for India’s interactions with the outside world — was pointed out last week by the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs led by former minister of state Shashi Tharoor #White House #Manmohan Singh #InMyOpinion #Shashi Tharoor #Yashwant Sinha #Jaswant Singh #Ministry of External Affairs #UPSC #Indian Foreign Service #Foreign Office #Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs
If Shashi Tharoor's panel has its way, India's diplomatic corps could grow in quantity and quality

Aug 03, 2016

If Shashi Tharoor's panel has its way, India's diplomatic corps could grow in quantity and quality

If recommendation 19 of the Shashi Tharoor-helmed Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs's latest report is adopted, you could be on your way to becoming a diplomat minus all the stress of UPSC exams #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Shashi Tharoor #Ministry of External Affairs #Foreign policy #UPSC exams #Indian Foreign Services #Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs
Forget APJ Abdul Kalam's great memorial; it's his ideas that must live on

Jul 27, 2016

Forget APJ Abdul Kalam's great memorial; it's his ideas that must live on

It was only after APJ Abdul Kalam’s legion of fans kicked off a #Justice4GuruKalam campaign and an online petition logged more than 1.1 lakh supporters, that the government hastily announced last week that the foundation would be laid for a memorial on Kalam’s first death anniversary #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #J. Jayalalithaa #Shashi Tharoor #Chandrababu Naidu #APJ Abdul Kalam #Pokhran nuclear test #Missile Man of India
Sunanda Pushkar case: Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar quizzed for three hours

Jul 18, 2016

Sunanda Pushkar case: Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar quizzed for three hours

In the latest development in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, sources in the Delhi police revealed that Mehr Tarar was questioned by the SIT in February. #NewsTracker #Delhi Police #Shashi Tharoor #Sunanda Pushkar #Mehr Tarar #Sunanda Pushkar murder #Sunanda
LGBT activists move SC to overturn Section 377; petition hearing on Wednesday

Jun 28, 2016

LGBT activists move SC to overturn Section 377; petition hearing on Wednesday

A section of the LGBT community in the country has moved the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the colonial-era law of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Kapil Sibal #Delhi High Court #LGBT #Shashi Tharoor #Section 377 #LGBTI rights
Rahul Gandhi is in London with a 'special friend', says Subramanian Swamy

Jun 25, 2016

Rahul Gandhi is in London with a 'special friend', says Subramanian Swamy

Rajya Sabha BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, holding forth on various Congress leaders, said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is with a "special friend" in London. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Subramanian Swamy #Rahul Gandhi #Shashi Tharoor #Robert Vadra #BJP MP #special friend
Kashish Film Festival Day 2: Of Koti, Tharoor's bill and workplace policies

May 27, 2016

Kashish Film Festival Day 2: Of Koti, Tharoor's bill and workplace policies

Day Two of Kashish Film Festival saw the screening of the Marathi film Koti, and a panel discussion on the way ahead for the LGBTQ community. #Congress #BJP #CourtsideView #Shashi Tharoor #Kashish Film Festival #Koti