GK PIllai

  • CBI probing SEBI officials not good for business: GK Pillai 19-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Former Home Secretary GK Pillai defended CB Bhave, the former Chairman of MCX-SX, who recently quit in protest of the CBI's move against SEBI officials. He said that the CBI probe is not good for the business climate in India. ...
  • MHA sets up panel to look into the demand for Bodoland state 27-02-2014 06:18 PM

    New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday set up a committee headed by former home secretary GK Pillai to look into the demands of a separate Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The panel headed by the former home secretary will submit its report in nine...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: Ex-Home Secy gives the benefit of doubt; Shinde keeps quiet 16-07-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Former Home secretary GK Pillai has said that he would give the benefit of doubt to Ishrat Jahan, the 19-year-old Mumbai college student who has been alleged to be part of terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba's mission to eliminate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, since her name was not mentioned...
  • Will give Ishrat Jahan benefit of doubt, says Home Secretary 16-07-2013 03:41 PM

    Home Secretary GK Pillai has said that he would give Ishrat Jahan the benefit of doubt since her name was not mentioned in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) report. The conflicting affidavits were filed during his tenure. ...
  • Conflict of interest: Pillai defends Chidambaram 16-12-2011 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: As P Chidambaram came in the line of fire over the withdrawal of three FIRs against a hotelier, former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai on Friday defended him saying the Home Minister had clearly instructed his officials not to take any decision and asked only to convey the...
  • Ishrat fake encounter: Pillai defends Guj govt 22-11-2011 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) told the Gujarat High Court that the Ishrat Jahan encounter was not genuine, former Home Secretary GK Pillai on Tuesday has defended the Gujarat government's claim that the Intelligence Bureau had given inputs against Ishrat. But the revelation has now...
  • SIT report not a clean chit to Ishrat: GK Pillai 22-11-2011 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) told the Gujarat High Court that the Ishrat Jahan encounter was not genuine, former Home Secretary GK Pillai has defended the Gujarat government's claim that the Intelligence Bureau had given inputs against Ishrat. Pillai has told CNN-IBN that from the...
  • Red-faced Govt to probe terror list blunder 17-05-2011 08:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is in a damage control mode after an embarrassing twist in India's 50 most wanted list handed over to Pakistan. The Government has ordered an investigation after one of the men on the most wanted list, Wazhul Kamar Khan, was tracked to...
  • Pak must disclose Dawood's whereabouts: India 10-05-2011 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday demanded that Pakistan disclose the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim, dismissing its Interior Minister Rehman Malik's contention that he was not in his country. Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai said the Pakistan Interior Minister should disclose where Dawood was living if he was not in Pakistan....
  • ISRO roped in to trace Arunachal CM chopper 30-04-2011 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday night alerted the Department of Space and ISRO for help in locating the whereabouts of the missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others. Union Home Secretary GK Pillai said that Indian satellites have made two passes over the probable area...
  • Indo-Pak secretary-level talks to continue today 29-03-2011 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: The Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will be meeting on Tuesday for the second consecutive day in New Delhi. Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai and his Pakistani counterpart, Chaudhary Qamar Zaman, are likely to issue a joint statement on Tuesday afternoon. The statement is expected to outline...
  • First day of Indo-Pak talks positive: GK Pillai 28-03-2011 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: Day I of India-Pakistan Home Secretary level talks have ended on a positive note, claimed the Indian delegation. Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai met his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman on Monday in New Delhi and discussed several issues including counter terror co-operation, visa and humanitarian issues as...
  • India, Pakistan home secretaries begin talks 28-03-2011 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai meets his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman on Monday for first ever Home Secretary level talks between the two rivals since 26/11. The Secretary for Internal Security UK Bansal and other MHA officials on Monday arrived at the Ashok Hotel, where Pakistan High...
  • Indo-Pak Secy level talks: issues on the cards 27-03-2011 10:21 PM

    Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on Monday in the shadow of a possible summit meeting between the two sides on the margins of the cricket encounter in Mohali. ...
  • Indo-Pak Home Secretaries to meet on Mon 27-03-2011 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi for two days from on Monday in the shadow of a possible summit meeting between the two sides on the margins of the cricket encounter in Mohali. No breakthrough is expected in the official-level talks being held...
  • Pillai to invite Pak counterpart for meeting 13-02-2011 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: In a quick follow-up to recent Indo-Pak decision to resume comprehensive talks, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai will extend an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart for discussions here next month on counter-terrorism, including progress in Mumbai terror attacks trial there. "I will call my Pakistani counterpart this...
  • ULFA calls talks with the Centre 'constructive' 10-02-2011 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: ULFA leaders on Thursday called the first round of talks with the Home Secretary GK Pillai 'constructive'. An eight-member delegation of ULFA leaders held the first round of peace talks with the Centre in the capital. ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa led the delegation. "After a long time, we...
  • Pillai to chair first round of talks with ULFA 06-02-2011 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Home Secretary G K Pillai will chair the first round of the much-awaited talks with the ULFA while Home Minister P Chidambaram may have an introductory meeting with the leadership of the banned group during the February 10 meeting. Centre's interlocutor P C Haldar said the proposed meeting...
  • IM claims responsibility for Varanasi blast 07-12-2010 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: Terror group Indian Mujahideen has taken responsibility for the blast in Varanasi. Union Home Secretary GK Pillai said that Indian Mujahideen was responsible for the blast in Varanasi on Tuesday evening in which at least one child has been killed and 20 others injured. "It's a terror strike,"...
  • US shared Headley info with India: Chidambaram 01-11-2010 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday contradicted Home Secretary GK Pillai's claim that the United States of America did not share much information about Lashkar-e-Toiba operative David Coleman Headley with India saying that Washington did share Headley information with New Delhi before 26/11, but not his name....
  • US to review info on Headley shared with India 28-10-2010 01:18 PM

    Washington/ New Delhi: US intelligence officials will review the information that they shared on terror group Lashker-e-Toiba operative David Coleman Headley with India. The US move comes just a day after Union Home Secretary GK Pillai told CNN-IBN that the American authorities could have shared more information on Headley ahead...
  • US gave India access to Headley: Roemer 27-10-2010 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: A few days before US President Barack Obama's visit, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai told CNN-IBN that the US disappointed New Delhi by not sharing information on David Headley. US ambassador Timothy Roemer denied the charge but refused to get into a war of words. Less than a fortnight...
  • India disappointed with US over info on Headley 27-10-2010 02:04 PM

    Barely a week ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Union Home Secretary GK Pillai has told CNN-IBN that India is disappointed that the US didn't share information on Lashkar-e-Toiba operative David Coleman Headley. He says specific information post 26/11 would have helped India apprehend Headley. He also says that...
  • RIM to let Govt access BlackBerry messenger 14-08-2010 12:22 AM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry makers Research In Motion has yielded some ground and has decided to let the Indian Government access its messenger services, But it's not all clear as the standoff between the two sides continues over access to corporate e-mails. For those addicted to the BlackBerry messenger it was...
  • A case of exploding mangoes

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    India-Pakistan talks have much in common with a case of ripe mangoes: must be handled with care, are easily bruised, and decay if left too...

  • No gain from Krishna-Qureshi talks 17-07-2010 10:13 AM

    Both sides engaged in a heated exchange after Thursday's showdown at a joint press conference. ...
  • Indo-Pak talks breakdown: What should India do now?

    It's a war of words between India and Pakistan with the Foreign Ministers' meet between the neighbours not achieving much breakthrough. A day after the...