`Technical snag` hits Tharoor`s honeymoon trip

Shashi Tharoor and wife Sunanda Pushkar didn`t have a very pleasant start to their honeymoon that takes them to Dubai and Spain.

Updated: Aug 24, 2010, 09:40 AM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Shashi Tharoor and wife Sunanda Pushkar didn`t have a very pleasant start to their honeymoon that takes them to Dubai and Spain. While their flight took off from here at 5.00 am Tuesday, it returned within half an hour due to a technical snag.

The Emirates Airline flight to Dubai was scheduled for 4.35 am but took off after a 25-minute delay at 5.00 am, airport sources said.

The plane, however, returned to the airport at 6.00 am due to a technical snag. Their flight has been rescheduled for the afternoon, the sources added.

The Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram married long-time friend Sunday at his 200-year-old ancestral home near Palakkad in a traditional Kerala Hindu ceremony.

The wedding is the third for both Tharoor, 54, and Dubai-based Pushkar, a Kashmiri.

The couple are headed to Dubai for a reception and move on to Spain for a short honeymoon.

IANS