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Delhi confidential: Ram Gopal To Rescue

March 23, 2018 4:51:21 am

Ram Gopal’s understanding of electoral laws and procedures helped Akhilesh get the bicycle symbol during the factional feud in the party last year.

Delhi Confidential: Sharing Space

March 22, 2018 2:11:14 am

Rajbhar was seen sharing dais with Adityanath and the BJP’s top state leadership to prepare for the Rajya Sabha polls.

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Delhi Confidential: Between The Lines

March 21, 2018 3:43:42 am

Pawar seems to be concentrating on low-key meetings with leaders across the political spectrum.

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Delhi confidential: Major Attraction

March 19, 2018 3:32:42 am

Siddhu, who has in the past hosted laughter challenge shows on television, brought the plenary alive with his style of speech.

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Delhi Confidential: Coming Of Age

March 16, 2018 1:05:46 am

When Murli Manohar Joshi came out of Parliament on Thursday, several people approached him for his reaction to BJP’s defeats in the recent by-elections. The minister, a high-profile leader from Maharashtra, left the scene.

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Delhi Confidential: Seizing Opportunity

March 15, 2018 3:37:09 am

In the backdrop of the TDP’s souring ties with BJP, and speculation on the prospect of a new alliance between the ruling party and YSR Congress, the opposition in TDP-governed Andhra Pradesh, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh warned Vijai Sai Reddy of YSR Congress in Rajya Sabha.

Delhi Confidential: No Show

March 14, 2018 2:38:37 am

The ISC website had listed the Dalai Lama and two other Nobel laureates — Muhammad Yunus and Hiroshi Amano — as those who would attend the event.

Delhi Confidential: Inside The Deal

March 13, 2018 2:29:46 am

Agrawal’s induction into BJP in Delhi came on a day when another SP veteran — Ashok Bajpai — filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha as BJP candidate in Lucknow.

Delhi Confidential: The Lightweight

March 12, 2018 1:30:57 am

Neither Ram Gopal Yadav’s preference Naresh Agarwal nor Azam Khan’s preference Munvvar Saleem managed to secure a nomination. Both are set to retire from the Upper House next month.

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Delhi Confidential: Haunted By Placards

March 7, 2018 6:20:31 am

After deciding on time allocation for various items of business, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday vent his heart out to leaders who are members of Rajya Sabha business advisory committee. He is learnt to have said in the closed-door meeting that he could not sleep last night, leaving his wife worried. Referring to […]

Delhi confidential: Reaching Out

March 2, 2018 2:17:54 am

Pravin Togadia's tweet to PM Modi came about a month after the VHP leader’s mysterious “disappearance” for a day — and subsequent resurfacing in an Ahmedabad park in a semi-conscious state.

Delhi confidential: Mission State

March 1, 2018 5:13:18 am

Ahead of the declaration of Nagaland poll results on Saturday, Rio on Wednesday quit his Lok Sabha membership. He has been elected to the state Assembly unopposed following withdrawal of candidature by his sole opponent.

Delhi Confidential: Mobile Showcase

February 28, 2018 1:42:16 pm

The ‘Dr Harsh Vardhan’ app will also have a ‘Hall of Fame’ section, which will detail the work he has done. Though it won’t list the events he will attend every day, it will provide notifications on where he has been, his office said.

Delhi confidential: New Meaning

February 27, 2018 3:16:36 am

Presenting Prime Minister Shram Awards, Venkaiah Naidu said the occasion was a celebration of real GDP —Growth Driving People — from which another GDP flows —Great Dedicated Persons —who are felicitated with Shram Awards.

Delhi Confidential: Fitting tribute

February 26, 2018 4:52:08 am

Pronouncing himself as an “admirer” of Sridevi’s films, Advani emphasised that through her career spanning across different languages, she “symbolised Indian cinema’s great role in national integration”.

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Delhi Confidential: Surprise Visit

February 24, 2018 3:38:15 am

Two-and-a-half months after he was suspended from primary membership of Congress party, Mani Shankar Aiyar was spotted at the AICC headquarters on Friday.

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Delhi Confidential: Old Habits

February 23, 2018 7:44:53 am

While thanking the Congress and its leadership and singing praises for the Congress, Siddiqui took the name of the BSP twice in place of his new party.

Delhi Confidential: Just-in Time To Greet

February 22, 2018 3:56:05 am

Justin Trudeau, who returned to Delhi on Wednesday, will attend a meeting for the business community before he meets PM Narendra Modi for bilateral talks on Friday.

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Delhi Confidential: Digital Dialogue

February 21, 2018 4:56:22 am

The inauguration of 22nd edition of the World Congress on Information Technology on Monday saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the gathering in Hyderabad through video conferencing.

Delhi confidential: Poll Lessons

February 19, 2018 5:40:04 am

A ring-road for Jaipur is learnt to have become her first priority. And, she has made it known to her officials that she wants the Rs 980-crore project — six-lane 47 km road — completed in six months.

Delhi Confidential: Chalking Line-Up

February 16, 2018 7:35:32 am

A meeting of the Congress Working Committee has been called on Saturday. One gets to hear that the CWC will be reconstituted soon, and a guessing game has begun in the party on who will remain and who will come in.

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Delhi Confidential: Swimming Against Tide

February 15, 2018 6:29:50 am

Nitin Gadkari is off and on reminded of the political heavy-lifting required to resolve the inter-state water disputes in his role as the Water Resources Minister.

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Delhi Confidential: Sharing Stage

February 14, 2018 2:53:36 am

It is not that the former Delhi Chief Minister was convinced easily to share a stage with Ajay Maken. He is learnt to have met her three-four times in the past 20-odd days.

Delhi Confidential: Concluding The Crisis

February 13, 2018 4:12:44 am

At the peak of the feud, before 2017 UP Assembly elections, Beni Prasad Verma had backed Mulayam Singh Yadav. In response, Akhilesh denied a ticket to Verma’s son from Assembly seat of their choice.

Delhi Confidential: Visiting Neighbours

February 12, 2018 6:01:54 am

Aiyar, who was once the consul general in Karachi, has fond memories of the city and has many friends and admirers there, and is apparently, a toast of the Pakistan’s literary circuit.