Tharoor is minister of state for external affairsMay 28th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Shashi Tharoor, who served as UN under-secretary general, was Thursday named minister of state for external affairs.
Apart from the first-time MP and author, also named minister of state for external affairs in the portfolio allocations announced late Thursday is Preneet Kaur, wife of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.
The ministry is headed by S.M. Krishna.