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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.

Delhi Confidential: Conspicuous Absence

February 10, 2018 2:07:48 am

One explanation that was forthcoming was that the veteran leader was indisposed.

Delhi Confidential: Piyush Goyal’s guest

February 9, 2018 1:37:19 pm

At lunchtime, first-time MP and BJP chief Amit Shah visits Goyal’s room and the two have a quick power lunch.

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Delhi Confidential: Epic Laughter

February 8, 2018 3:12:50 am

While the Prime Minister was arguing that the Aadhaar scheme was conceptualised by the A B Vajpayee government, Congress member Renuka Chowdhury laughed out hysterically.

Delhi Confidential: Gujarat Detour

February 7, 2018 3:40:32 am

SP president Akhilesh Yadav, who often makes remarks on UP CM Yogi Adityanath over his Hindutva image and frequent visits to temples, visited a temple in Surat district of Gujarat on Monday. That, too, by making sudden change in his tour plan.

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Delhi Confidential: Praising Beauty

February 6, 2018 5:31:49 am

Praising Manushi Chhillar’s efforts, Naidu said some people are beautiful, others dutiful, but a blend of ‘’beauty and duty makes one mighty”.

Delhi Confidential: Elections on Mind

February 5, 2018 4:20:55 am

Launching “Exam Warriors”, a book authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain 25 mantras to beat school examination stress, Sushma Swaraj used the word “elections” several times.

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Delhi confidential: For The Masses

February 2, 2018 2:10:46 am

According to a source, the Prime Minister in his address to the party MPs gave the example of Humkmdev Narayan Yadav and suggested that the way he effectively presents his opinions in his regional language, others too should do the same by communicating in their local dialect

Delhi Confidential: No Selfies, Please

January 31, 2018 2:27:46 am

Many politicians enjoy followers and supporters paying respect by touching their feet, or being sought after for selfies. Not Union minister Uma Bharti, however

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Delhi Confidential: One-liners Galore

January 30, 2018 3:34:56 am

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian was at his witty best during his media briefing after the Economic Survey 2017-18 was tabled in Parliament on Monday.

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Delhi Confidential: Big Test Coming

January 27, 2018 2:47:10 am

A test of opposition unity awaits Congress and NCP in Maharashtra soon — when by-elections are held for the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat, vacated by Nana Patole.

Delhi confidential: Not That Modi-ji!

January 25, 2018 4:03:59 am

Naidu said although the two had worked together and had an excellent relationship, he cannot call Rajnath Singh a friend since he is also the chairman of Rajya Sabha, and would not want to be accused of being partial to Singh.

Delhi confidential: A Fresh Chapter?

January 24, 2018 4:06:23 am

The book, The Tall Man Biju Patnaik, is scheduled to be released in Bhubaneswar on January 27

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Delhi confidential: Video Solution

January 23, 2018 4:16:10 am

BJP president Amit Shah was scheduled to attend the culmination of the yatra, to commemorate the teaching of Adi Shankaracharya — at Omkareshwar on Monday. But he cancelled the visit.

Delhi Confidential: Keeping Safe Distance

January 19, 2018 5:05:59 am

It is back to square one for the statue of Ahilyabai Holkar in the Parliament complex. Even before it could be unveiled on its new perch at a prominent spot on one side of the Library Building, the statue has been moved back to one of the inner courtyards.

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Delhi Confidential: Paying Tribute

January 12, 2018 12:49:29 am

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the only top Congress leader to visit Vijay Ghat and pay respects to the former PM from the party.

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Delhi Confidential: Gearing Up

January 11, 2018 3:43:09 am

Modi has invited BJP general secretaries and organising secretaries at his official residence on Thursday evening.

Delhi Confidential: With Milk, Please

January 10, 2018 3:57:17 am

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijijju apparently had a healthy suggestion for the Prime Minister: green tea. But Modi, it is learnt, was quick to tell the minister that he would be happy only with “desi tea” — with milk and sugar.

Delhi Confidential: Engineering A Change

January 9, 2018 3:58:01 am

Embarrassed by the poor state of engineering education, the government is pulling out all stops to reform technical education. The new model curriculum is part of that effort.

Delhi Confidential: Merger Effect

January 8, 2018 2:48:33 am

Jaitley's office may have to act as a post-office to direct these requests to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for his consideration. Alternatively, the situation has taken some pressure off Goyal, who can now direct MPs cornering him with unviable requests to Jaitley.

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.