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Inside Track: From speculated Gandhi family reunion to CBI war politics – all you need to know

Maneka Gandhi’s frontal and public Twitter attack on Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar over the killing of man-eater tigress Avni in Yavatmal has angered some high-ups in the BJP.

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Inside Track: From alleged Raw hand in CBI row to Rahul Gandhi’s missing party cadres – all you need to know

The midnight removal of CBI chief Alok Verma on October 23 was reportedly triggered by a meeting between R&AW chief Anil Dhasmana and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21.

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Inside Track: Why there is mess in CBI, ED

If the CBI is on the boil, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), where director Karnal Singh’s term has just ended, is simmering.

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Inside Track: From CBI’s chief replacement to Rahul Gandhi’s photo op bungle – all you need to know

The government is searching for a reliable replacement for CBI chief Alok Verma, who retires in January next year.

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Inside Track: From purported ‘Rajput Raj’ in BJP to doubts over Divya Spandana’s role in Congress – all you need to know

The propaganda that the BJP is no longer concerned about Brahmin interests has been reinforced by the lack of representation of the community in key slots in the party and government.

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Inside track by Commi Kapoor: India-Pak talks, NSA Doval, Sardar Patel statue; here’s the buzz

During former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s regime and even after he demitted office, Indo-Pakistan negotiations were conducted from the Indian side largely by NSA Doval, who kept in regular touch with his Pakistani counterpar

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Inside Track: From Opposition’s silence on Rafale to Amit Shah’s third front – all you need to know

Rasheed Kidwai’s latest book, Neta Abhineta, is filled with juicy anecdotes about the close ties between Bollywood stars and the political world.

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Inside track: From Mohan Bhagwat’s speech to Rahul Gandhi’s extended CWC; all you need to know

Political analysts are scratching their heads to decipher the implications of Mohan Bhagwat’s recent lectures. For the first time in its history, the RSS sarsanghchalak has spoken in a more liberal vein than its political w

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Inside Track: From Sitharaman’s PC to Digvijaya’s ‘Sangat mein Pangat’; all you need to know

After Narendra Modi’s Chai pe Charcha and Amarinder Singh’s Coffee with the Captain, Digvijaya Singh has launched Sangat mein Pangat (Community feast and chat).

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Inside Track: From Modi-Mohanlal meet to Ratnakar Pandey’s demise; all you need to know

The BJP high command and the PMO have been pressing the chief ministers of BJP-ruled states to furnish statistics of the beneficiaries of different central and state government schemes at the state, district, block and villag

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Inside the track: From Mamata Banerjee’s pro-active role in putting anti-BJP front to Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s 1.5 lakh rakhis to women

Mamata Banerjee’s pro-active role in putting together an anti-BJP front has prompted speculation that she could be the all-India face of the alliance. Banerjee had remarked that she was small fry but likened herself to the

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Inside Track: From what Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s old friend reveals on former PM to Ahmed Patel’s position in Congress hard to match

NM Ghatate, a lawyer and close friend of Atal Bihari Vajpayee since 1957 who visited him regularly, says that two facts frequently mentioned about the BJP leader are 'incorrect'.

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End of an era: 1923-2018 – Between The Lines: Fearless Kuldip Nayar, journalism’s conscience

Kuldip Nayar wore so many hats in his eventful life that the tired old cliché, ‘a doyen of Indian journalism’, does not really fit.

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Inside Track: From ‘Spy’ Chandraswami to keeping fit with former Vice-President Hamid Ansari

Political hustler and influential guru Chandraswami, who helped bring down the Morarji Desai government and was accused of trying to tarnish VP Singh’s reputation by faking documents from a St Kitts bank, was also a ‘CIA

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RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A statesman who soft spoke his mind

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s liberal admirers sometimes described him as the right man in the wrong party. His critics called him a “mukhauta”, a mask which hid his party’s harsh uncompromising Hindutva agenda.

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Inside Track: From Tamil Nadu Government not granting permission to bury M Karunanidhi at Marina beach to Sushma Swaraj creating stir in BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam disagreed on the issue of granting permission to bury DMK leader M Karunanidhi at Marina beach.

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Inside Track: From Mamata Banerjee’s nephew’s birthday to Modi’s media rules

Mamata Banerjee’s parliamentary brigade had flown to Kolkata to attend the birthday party of five-year-old Azaana Banerjee, daughter of Mamata’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee.

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Inside Track: From Rahul Gandhi’s hug to Congress-BSP alliance in Maharashtra, All you need to know

A section of the Congress is furious that a veteran like Kamal Nath should have publicly displayed his eagerness to tie up with Mayawati’s BSP in Madhya Pradesh.

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Inside Track: From Lord Alexander Carlile reaching Delhi to Kumaraswamy’s emotional outburst at Hubli

HD Kumaraswamy’s emotional outburst at Hubli, pulling out his red handkerchief and wiping tears saying he felt he was being poisoned, has Congresspersons seeing red. Kumaraswamy has inherited from his father Deve Gowda the

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Inside track: From Prashant Kishor, Mahagathbandhan to Ambani family and Rahul Gandhi

Campaign strategist Prashant Kishor seems to have travelled full circle. He took credit for Narendra Modi’s success in the 2014 general election and Nitish Kumar’s victory in Bihar in 2015. However, he had to eat humble

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Inside Track: From Sushma Swaraj to the appointment of Supreme Court judges

Most in the BJP have chosen to ignore the fact that Sushma Swaraj was recently trolled by virulent Hindutva-BJP sympathisers. Their hands-off attitude is reflective of the division in the BJP high command.

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Inside Track: Not So Tweet

Sushma Swaraj was crudely and unfairly trolled by the Hindutva brigade because a Lucknow passport officer was summarily transferred on the basis of a tweet that he humiliated a Hindu-Muslim couple.

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Inside Track: From Varun Gandhi’s hitting out at Jairam Ramesh to Mamata Banerjee’s meeting with Ahmed Patel

Normally Rahul Gandhi celebrates his birthday abroad, disappointing his party workers keen to pay homage. But this week on June 19 Rahul remained in Delhi to celebrate his 48th birthday.

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Inside Track

The Gandhi family wants Narendra Modi to be defeated in 2019 at all costs. The Congress war room is working on a strategy that an anti-BJP alliance should field joint candidates for 403 seats in 15 states in the next election

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Inside Track: Modi-Shah duo planning to roll back diktat that people over 75 have no place in politics

The Modi-Shah duo is planning to roll back its diktat that people over 75 have no place in politics. The party high command wants to guard against dissidence from disgruntled seniors.

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Inside Track: Coomi Kapoor

While HD Kumaraswamy was in Delhi handing out bouquets to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, his 85-year-old father Deve Gowda was photographed speaking to the Karnataka chief secretary and police commissioner at his Bengaluru re

While HD Kumaraswamy was in Delhi handing out bouquets to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, his 85-year-old father Deve Gowda was photographed speaking to the Karnataka chief secretary and police commissioner at his Bengaluru residence. News
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