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Delhi Confidential: In PM’s defence

July 26, 2018 3:09:51 am

Then Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh wondered why the Kerala MPs were praising Rijijju but criticising the PM who sent him. “Please congratulate the Prime Minister... he has met you, listened to you and sent his minister.”

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Delhi Confidential: Rare Praise

July 25, 2018 4:31:25 am

Singhvi praised Swamy’s work, saying, “For all that he (Swamy) says, he does some good jurisprudential work also.”

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she would have to “see a dictionary as to what is being referred to” there.

Delhi Confidential: Looking Up Dictionary

July 24, 2018 4:57:14 am

During Question Hour in Lok Sabha on Monday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge called the Speaker’s attention to an officer sitting in the officer’s gallery, taking note of Opposition movements and counting the members.

In the past, there have been cases where prior public announcement to move the breach of privilege defeated the purpose of those who sought to move it.

Delhi Confidential: Little too early

July 23, 2018 1:44:10 am

DIGVIJAYA SINGH and Janardan Dwivedi, the two high-profile Congress leaders who were not included in the Congress Working Committee revamped by Rahul Gandhi recently, did not attend the meeting of the extended CWC on Sunday.

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Delhi Confidential: Straight Talk

July 21, 2018 2:29:18 am

Shatrughan Sinha was present at a conference on the issue of the anti-trafficking Bill introduced by minister Maneka Gandhi in the Lok Sabha this week.

Delivering his response at the end of the session, minister Piyush Goyal took a jibe at Congress’s Shashi Tharoor, saying that since he is a “Hindi bhaashi” (Hindi speaker) he could not understand Tharoor’s accent and thus not grasp everything he said.

Delhi Confidential: Taking Digs

July 20, 2018 5:42:03 am

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi will be headed to Uganda, Rwanda and South Africa on Monday.

Delhi Confidential: Smiling It Away

July 19, 2018 2:51:43 am

Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy said that Javadekar had done a great job of resisting RSS pressure on his ministry although he was an RSS volunteer and a Marathi Brahmin to boot.

Delhi Confidential: Value Of Support

July 18, 2018 3:57:07 am

Considering that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy, O Panneerselvam, had declined to meet them, Ramesh and his party colleagues settled for the DMK, even if it counted for nothing

Delhi Confidential: Fuelled by green

Delhi Confidential: Fuelled by green

July 17, 2018 4:20:26 am

Gadkari said that as Transport Minister he had knowledge of the technology to make eco-friendly vehicles, and even spoke fondly of the ethanol-fuelled bus that runs in his hometown, Nagpur.

Delhi Confidential: Duties At Home

July 16, 2018 3:36:44 am

Kailash Vijayvargiya had to attend some rituals at home related to his mother’s death earlier this month.

Delhi Confidential: Hold On, For Now

Delhi Confidential: Hold On, For Now

July 14, 2018 4:01:51 am

The Centre’s assurances that it will bring an ordinance to strengthen the Prevention of Atrocities Act has cut no ice with Dalit and Adivasi groups, who are now gearing up for a Bharat Bandh on August 9 — on a scale bigger than the one held in April.

Delhi Confidential: Balancing Act

July 13, 2018 2:15:55 am

On Thursday Nitish Kumar was supposed to come to the national capital to attend the Niti Aayog meeting but could not as he had to be in Patna on the day BJP chief Amit Shah was visiting. The meeting with his ally was important for his party’s political future.

Delhi Confidential: Batting For Women

July 12, 2018 2:16:44 am

Stating that she has received requests from women that the provision deters husbands and fathers-in-law from transferring assets to women, Maneka has asked Goyal to change the law.

Delhi Confidential: Big Wish

July 11, 2018 2:11:43 am

The minister, meanwhile, celebrated his birthday far away from Delhi’s power centre — in Shillong, where he was chairing a two-day plenary of the North-Eastern Council.

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Delhi Confidential: Credit Contention

July 10, 2018 3:30:23 am

Akhilesh Yadav said the SP government had provided 30-acre land for the project and an MoU was signed in October 2016 — in his presence — between then UP Chief Secretary and the CEO of Samsung India.

Delhi Confidential: Formality call

July 9, 2018 3:01:06 am

The Congress says the government just wants to complete the formality of inviting him to inform the Supreme Court, which last Monday set a 10-day deadline for the government to share a timeline on the Lokpal’s appointment.

Delhi Confidential: Delhi Date

July 7, 2018 4:32:21 am

Nitish will be in Delhi to attend the JD(U) national executive meeting on Sunday, but there could also be a courtesy meeting with Paswan, sources in LJP said.

Delhi Confidential: Acting Fast

July 6, 2018 10:38:58 am

Days after Maneka Gandhi announced that she would be introducing death penalty, the Union government brought an ordinance amending the IPC to award death penalty for rape of girls under 12 years.

Delhi Confidential: Caught Out By Hindi!

July 5, 2018 6:29:08 am

There were a couple of lighter moments in Union minister Rajnath Singh’s press briefing on the Union Cabinet’s “historic” decision on the minimum support price (MSP) increase.

Delhi Confidential: Showing Solidarity

July 4, 2018 12:53:27 am

Afghan diplomats in Delhi joined the demonstration, the idea being to display solidarity with the Sikh community

Delhi Confidential: Lecture time

July 3, 2018 4:24:09 am

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, will be hosting Ashwani Lohani to hear his ideas on transforming Indian Railways and leadership skills.

Delhi Confidential: Waiting for signals

July 2, 2018 4:27:21 am

When JD(U)’s national executive — its highest decision making body — meets in Delhi on July 8, the BJP’s top leadership will be assessing messages coming out of the meeting.

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Delhi Confidential: Good gesture

June 30, 2018 3:53:31 am

The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritwa Abhiyan award ceremony on Friday evening stood out for more reasons than one. There was, to begin with, the provision for sign language translation.

Delhi Confidential: Pilgrim’s Progress

June 29, 2018 4:51:52 am

The Congress has been saying that its president Rahul Gandhi is yet to get permission from the MEA for undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. But the MEA has revealed that it has not received a formal request from Rahul so far.

Delhi confidential: Blog Boost

June 28, 2018 4:48:18 am

While the BJP and Congress sparred with each other over the Emergency in the last couple of days, it may have yielded a fringe benefit to one of the contestants in the DDCA elections.