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Inside Track


Inside Track: A club class tussle

March 14, 2021 8:34 am

Last month, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs handed over the administration of the 108- year-old Gymkhana Club to MM Juneja, a government official. Juneja, who created ripples in the posh club by arriving with a posse of policemen, was soon replaced by VK Yadav from the Rail­ways.

It did not take long for Delhi’s Sunder Nursery garden's splendour to be lost

February 14, 2021 8:44 am

Where once only a limited number of cars were permitted, it is now a free-for-all with limousines parked all around, sometimes trampling on shrubbery.

Inside Track: Plush plane - President Kovind boards the VVIP Air India One

December 06, 2020 9:18 am

President Ram Nath Kovind was keen to try out the VVIP Air India One aircraft dedicated for the exclusive use of the President, Prime Minister and Vice President, and went on the inaugural flight.

Inside Track: Raihan Rajiv Vadra is more interested in photography than in politics

September 13, 2020 9:51 am

That he will eventually enter the family profession seems likely since he already has a fan club on Twitter.

With Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, there is a big question mark over who is in charge of the Congress

July 14, 2019 8:17 am

The president’s resignation is effective only after it is accepted by the Congress Working Committee (CWC). But no one is sure who has the authority to call a CWC meeting.

Inside Track: Myth & reality

August 26, 2018 4:00 am

N M Ghatate, a lawyer and close friend of Atal Bihari Vajpayee since 1957 who visited him regularly, is positive that Vajpayee never described Indira Gandhi as ‘Durga’ after the Bangladesh War. 

Inside track: No longer friendly

May 06, 2018 5:19 am

Ironically, the CAATS (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions) Bill in the US Congress was introduced by California Congressman Ed Royce, who is hailed as a 'friend of India' and one of the founders of the Indo-US Caucus.

Inside Track: Caught in the middle

April 08, 2018 12:15 am

The hapless Frank Noronha, who was on leave prior to retirement as PIB chief, was reportedly asked by the PMO to immediately issue the WhatsApp message declaring that the PM had ordered the I&B Ministry to withdraw its notification.

Inside Track: On pundit's order

November 16, 2014 12:33 am

A cabinet minister became nervous on hearing about the ministerial reshuffle since he feared that PM might feel that his performance was not up to scratch.

Inside track: The Orissa era

September 28, 2014 12:35 am

Manmohan Singh’s PMO was dominated by officials from Kerala, including T K A Nair, Shivshankar Menon and M K Narayanan.