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Inside track: From Naresh Chandra Agrawal’s joining BJP to nomination of second Congress candidate for Rajya Sabha

Weathercock legislator Naresh Chandra Agrawal’s timing has usually been impeccable.

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Inside Track: From glimpses of Karti Chidambaram’s clout to equations in AIADMK power struggle

With the CBI having arrested Karti Chidambaram in the INX media case, other instances of Karti’s alleged clout in the Manmohan Singh regime are being talked about.

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Inside Track: From no help from BSP to unhappiness of Gujarat minister Purshottam Solanki

The Congress is not as elated by its win in the two by-elections in Madhya Pradesh, as it was over the Rajasthan wins.

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Inside Track: From BJP’s new headquarters inauguration to Justin Trudeau’s India tour

Indira Gandhi was upfront and wound up the Press Council of India (PCI) on the very day she declared Emergency.

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Inside track: From predictions begin for 2019 elections to diverting tactics in Odisha

There was a new spring in the steps of the opposition MPs in Parliament this week after the BJP’s crushing defeat in the Rajasthan bypolls.

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Inside track: From Derek O’Brien being most visible Trinamool Congress face in Delhi to ‘At Home’ party hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind on Republic Day

Derek O’Brien is the TMC’s most visible face in Delhi, close to many senior newspersons and also NDA leaders.

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Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor: Diplomatic stances taken post Narendra Modi regime

New Congress president Rahul Gandhi has announced that he will visit the party office at 24, Akbar Road, twice a week, preferably on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who once saw Narendra Modi as a rival, seems to have worked out a comfortable understanding with both the Prime Minister and BJP president Amit Shah.

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Inside Track: When Amit Shah-Rahul Gandhi crossed in Parliament; what may help BJP win Karnataka

It is a tradition in Parliament that no matter what the acrimony inside the House, MPs are cordial to each other outside. For instance, earlier this month, Congress MP Anand Sharma prevented the Leader of the Rajya Sabha, Aru

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Inside track by Coomi Kapoor: Rahul Gandhi’s first major political decision after becoming Congress chief and gender bias in Maharashtra; a week that witnessed so much

The first major unilateral and highly political decision of Rahul Gandhi after taking over as Congress president was to tweet in support of the Dalit agitation at Bhima Koregaon and charge the BJP-RSS for fascist vision.

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Inside track by Coomi Kapoor

The BJP can take this comfort from its narrow win in the Gujarat Assembly elections: that its vote share paints a far more optimistic picture for the parliamentary polls.

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Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor: From Hardik-Congress alliance in Gujarat polls to Amit Shah-Advani meeting in Parliament

When Parliament opened the previous Friday, the Parliament canteen, run by the Railway Ministry, had a brand new menu filled with a whole range of Gujarati items, from fafda and khamand to vatana (pea) samosas, dudhi na muthy

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What happened in political corridors last week; here’s a round-up by Coomi Kapoor

After Rahul Gandhi’s election from Amethi in 2004, Kanishka Singh, his political aide, was a constant presence by his side.

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Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to an ailing M Karunanidhi, political allegiances in Tamil Nadu have gone topsy turvy; nobody is quite sure just who is with whom.

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Inside Track: From LK Advani’s out of touch to unmistakable clout

LK Advani has been an MP from Gandhinagar for over two decades. Yet, for the first time, he has not been invited to campaign in Gujarat, at least so far.

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Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor

The Income Tax raids on Sasikala and her nephew T T V Dinakaran were aptly named Operation Elephant. The exercise went on for over a week and is considered among the biggest such operations in the tax department’s history.

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Inside track: From Rahul Gandhi’s viral pet dog video to timing of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Elections; week at a glance

Rahul Gandhi’s pet dog Pidi became an overnight sensation following his master’s jocular tweet.

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Inside Track: From major goof-up to Make in India

The BJP has been consistent in its vehement protests against the “glorification” of Tipu Sultan by the Congress.

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The announcement of Rahul Gandhi’s name as Congress president could be sooner than most in the party assume. It could even happen by the month-end, according to sources.

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Inside track by Coomi Kapoor

Many in the BJP wondered whether there lay special significance in the fact that L K Advani, accompanied by his daughter Pratibha and trusted aide Deepak Chopra, was present in Nagpur for RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s annual Vi

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From BJP’s concern for UP civic polls to Governors’ upcoming conference; week from Coomi Kapoor’s lens

The BJP is concerned about municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh, due in November. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has not exactly endeared himself to his own party members, let alone the rest of the electorate.

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From Tamil Nadu politics, Rahul Gandhi’s Gujarat visit to Nirmala Sitharaman’s appointment; Here is an inside track with Commi Kapoor

At the Chennai railway station, you see stacks of books of a popular series titled, How To Learn In 30 Days. The instant expertise offered includes everything under the sun, from cooking, to playing the guitar, speaking Engli

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Inside Track: Coomi Kapoor

Along with their heavy duties as railway minister and HRD Minister respectively, Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar have another weighty responsibility.

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From Baba Ramdev bio, Congress tussle in MP, to how Hardeep Puri impressed PM Modi, an insider’s account

When Parliament passed the anti-defection Bill in 1985, it forgot to include a vital clause, without which the law has been rendered toothless. No time limit was set for the Speaker of an Assembly to decide if a legislator sh

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Modi cabinet reshuffle: Inside track by Coomi Kapoor

It is generally assumed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi effected the changes in his ministerial team unilaterally. After all, even senior ministers were in the dark about portfolio allocations until they were actually at Ra

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Inside Track: Cabinet Reshuffle to Rahul Gandhi’s foreign trip

Recounting some of her hilarious introductions to the political world, the author recalls her surprise when she called on Om Prakash Chautala.

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Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s close associate RCP Singh is likely to be inducted into Narendra Modi’s Cabinet.

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