GK PILLAI

  • CBI probing SEBI officials not good for business: GK Pillai March 19, 2014

    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 February 27, 2014

    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: ExHome Secy gives the benefit of doubt; Shinde keeps quiet July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Home secretary GK Pillai has said that he would give the benefit of doubt to Ishrat Jahan, the 19yearold Mumbai college student who has been alleged to be part of terror group LashkareToiba'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 July 16, 2013

    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 December 16, 2011

    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 November 22, 2011

    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 November 22, 2011

    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 CNNIBN that from the evidence...
  • Redfaced Govt to probe terror list blunder May 17, 2011

    Mumbai: The Congressled 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 May 10, 2011

    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...
  • ISRO roped in to trace Arunachal CM chopper April 30, 2011

    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 from...
  • IndoPak secretarylevel talks to continue today March 29, 2011

    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 bilateral...
  • First day of IndoPak talks positive: GK Pillai March 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Day I of IndiaPakistan 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 cooperation, visa and humanitarian issues as...
  • India, Pakistan home secretaries begin talks March 28, 2011

    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 Commissioner...
  • IndoPak Secy level talks: issues on the cards March 27, 2011

    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. ...
  • IndoPak Home Secretaries to meet on Mon March 27, 2011

    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 officiallevel talks being held after...
  • Pillai to invite Pak counterpart for meeting February 13, 2011

    New Delhi: In a quick followup to recent IndoPak 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 counterterrorism, including progress in Mumbai terror attacks trial there. "I will call my Pakistani counterpart this week...
  • ULFA calls talks with the Centre 'constructive' February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: ULFA leaders on Thursday called the first round of talks with the Home Secretary GK Pillai 'constructive'. An eightmember 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 have come...
  • Pillai to chair first round of talks with ULFA February 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Secretary G K Pillai will chair the first round of the muchawaited 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 in Delhi...
  • IM claims responsibility for Varanasi blast December 7, 2010

    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," Pillai...
  • US shared Headley info with India: Chidambaram November 1, 2010

    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 LashkareToiba operative David Coleman Headley with India saying that Washington did share Headley information with New Delhi before 26/11, but not his name. But...
  • US to review info on Headley shared with India October 28, 2010

    Washington/ New Delhi: US intelligence officials will review the information that they shared on terror group LashkereToiba operative David Coleman Headley with India. The US move comes just a day after Union Home Secretary GK Pillai told CNNIBN that the American authorities could have shared more information on Headley ahead...
  • US gave India access to Headley: Roemer October 27, 2010

    New Delhi: A few days before US President Barack Obama's visit, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai told CNNIBN 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 October 27, 2010

    Barely a week ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Union Home Secretary GK Pillai has told CNNIBN that India is disappointed that the US didn't share information on LashkareToiba 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 August 14, 2010

    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 emails. For those addicted to the BlackBerry messenger it was good...
  • Qureshi to visit India only for 'meaningful' talks July 18, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday upped the ante by saying he was unwilling to travel to New Delhi for talks unless India is prepared to hold a "meaningful, constructive and resultoriented" dialogue to resolve outstanding issues with Pakistan. "I do not want to visit India for...
  • No gain from KrishnaQureshi talks July 17, 2010

    The meeting between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi turned out to be a diplomatic disaster. Both sides engaged in a heated exchange after Thursday's showdown at a joint press conference. Qureshi on Friday disregarded all diplomatic etiquette and claimed Krishna was not empowered...
  • India hits back, tells Pakistan to get serious July 16, 2010

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday rebuffed a statement by his Pakistani counterpart that he was in touch with New Delhi during the talks in Islamabad and said he won't get into a debate with the Pakistani Minister. "I was totally cut off from India yesterday (Thursday),"...
  • Centre takes charge, Army out in Srinagar July 7, 2010

    Srinagar: The Army has been finally called in to control the situation in Kashmir Valley. Union Home Secretary GK Pillai too has left for the Valley to review the situation as violent protests over the last fortnight have marred what was till now one of the most peaceful summers in...
  • Naxals lose sympathy by attacking civilians May 18, 2010

    Bhopal: The latest Naxal attack in Dantewada on Monday afternoon killed not only policemen but many innocent civilians. The deadly attack has sparked widespread anger across the country with political parties now asking the government to rethink its antiNaxal strategy. Monday's attack by the Naxals targeted a bus carrying Special Police...
  • Nagas blockade Manipur over Muivah's visit May 14, 2010

    Imphal: Manipur remains cut off from the rest of the country due to the economic blockade by Naga groups resulting in a sharp increase in the price of essential commodities in the state. Naga groups have blocked all routes to state over a proposed visit of National Socialist Council of...