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Delhi Confidential: Special Thanks

January 6, 2018 3:12:12 am

He called Kurien a “great source of support” who “takes most of it”. Just then Renuka Chowdhary remarked that Kurien should be given a Padma award for this. Pat came Naidu’s reply: even a Padma will be “too small”.

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Delhi Confidential: Time Out

January 3, 2018 4:59:24 am

Away from the hectic political activities — he has even stayed away from campaigning in Gujarat — Advani has been keeping himself busy reading and travelling with his daughter Pratibha.

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Delhi Confidential: Eyes On Kerala

January 2, 2018 2:38:47 am

With the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front enjoying a majority in Kerala Assembly, it may have been a good chance for the party to send its general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, to the Upper House for a third term.

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Delhi Confidential: Fingers Crossed

December 30, 2017 4:58:41 am

With the state slated for polls next year, the issue is whether BJP vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe can devote time to both his responsibilities.

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Delhi Confidential: To Fight Or Not

December 28, 2017 8:41:03 am

The Congress leadership is yet to make up its mind on Pilot’s role: a contestant, or an organiser, as the state Congress chief.

Delhi confidential: Taking No Chances

December 27, 2017 3:37:17 am

The first oration will be delivered by IMA president and Padma Shri awardee Dr K K Aggarwal in Mumbai.

Delhi Confidential: Working on Xmas

December 26, 2017 4:25:00 am

The BJP plans to inaugurate its new national headquarters in Delhi early next year.

Delhi Confidential: Dress Matters

December 25, 2017 5:53:34 am

The idea is to create a repository of different outfits which can be adopted by universities and institutes.

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Delhi confidential: Rahul Gandhi silent

December 22, 2017 10:21:41 am

Will he speak out at the first CWC meeting he would chair as party president on Friday? Party leaders are keenly watching.

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Delhi confidential: Down memory lane

December 21, 2017 5:20:26 am

For MPs from outside Gujarat, Modi’s speech was a virtual crash course on the BJP’s rise in the state after the ruling party faced its most serious challenge from the Congress in more than two decades in the elections held this month

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Delhi confidential: Happy with result

December 20, 2017 5:04:36 am

Rahul is likely to travel to Gujarat soon for a review meeting on the party’s performance in the polls

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Delhi confidential: Playing safe

December 19, 2017 5:58:43 am

The NCM has in the past had speakers such as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in 2013 who, months before the Lok Sabha polls, had rubbished the “Modi wave” as “blower ki hawa” and constitutional expert Fali Nariman in 2014, who spoke of “Hinduism losing its benign phase”

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Delhi confidential: Not taking chances

December 18, 2017 4:59:11 am

Only recently, the BJP lost a by-poll in a constituency closer to the Uttar Pradesh border in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, which is also ruled by the party. It was poor optics for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Delhi confidential: No more begging

December 16, 2017 5:00:31 am

“There is no need for anybody to beg because we are in a free India,” Venkaiah Naidu told ministers and others, suggesting to them that they could just say: “I rise to place on the table of the House....”

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Delhi Confidential: Conspicuous Absence

December 15, 2017 5:46:32 am

One leader whose absence was not talked about is that of Sonia Gandhi. Her earlier campaign in Gujarat had been controversial.

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Delhi Confidential: Front Row Changes

December 14, 2017 4:19:15 am

Hemanta Roy (25), a resident of Role village in Bankura, had gone to Kerala in September. He used to work as an electrician at Panavally in Alappuzha district.

Delhi Confidential: Asked to play Santa

December 13, 2017 3:42:13 am

At the Christmas celebrations organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the church leaders wanted Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who was the chief guest, to ‘play the Santa’. At the function, CBCI president Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis requested Naidu’s intervention to help families on the Kerala coast affected by Cyclone Ockhi. A […]

Delhi Confidential: Campus Call

December 8, 2017 6:11:27 am

President Kovind’s presence on the Allahabad University campus maybe seen as a sign of his confidence in Rattan Lal Hangloo, which could be embarrassing for Prakash Javadekar.

Delhi Confidential: Movie Memories

December 7, 2017 4:45:01 am

“I think it was in 1966 in England. It was a memorable experience, not just for the beauty and grace of his acting, but because Rajiv took me to see it,” she recalled in her letter to the actor’s daughter Sanjna Kapoor.

Delhi Confidential: Leaving Mayors Happy

December 6, 2017 2:58:47 am

While the women mayors were excited that Modi showed “tremendous respect for women” by asking the men to allow them to come forward during the meeting, others explained how the PM made them feel important.

Delhi Confidential: On Track, Some Missing

December 5, 2017 3:22:18 am

Once one of the most vocal Congress leaders calling for Rahul Gandhi to be made the party’s president, Digvijaya Singh was missing when Rahul Monday filed his nomination. Singh is in the middle of his Narmada parikrama, but those close to him said he had signed in advance as proposer in one of the nomination […]

Delhi Confidential: Goals reached

December 4, 2017 3:44:04 am

A decision on giving out packaged nutrients as part of the mission, instead of take-home rations, is still stuck, with the Niti Aayog pushing for cash transfers. The final call will now be taken by the PMO.

Delhi Confidential: Facing Heat

December 1, 2017 4:38:25 am

The Reliance Anil Ambani Group said it would file a Rs 5,000-crore suit against Abhishek Singhvi for making false statements.

Delhi Confidential: Clearing The Air

November 30, 2017 2:57:33 am

Former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi categorically said the campaign — I support Sanjay Joshi as next CM of Gujarat — was part of a conspiracy to damage the BJP in the elections.

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Delhi Confidential: Bouquet Ban

November 29, 2017 2:53:31 am

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has issued an order imposing a blanket ban on its officials using bouquets to receive guests or dignitaries.