NCTC

  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • P Chidambaram makes strong pitch for NCTC May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over the twin bomb explosions in a train in Chennai, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday made a strong pitch for NCTC, saying the mechanism would have helped plug loopholes in coordination. Chidambaram, who as Home Minister had pushed hard for National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), which could...
  • Cooperation of people essential for fighting terrorism: Praveen Swami July 11, 2013

    Since places for worship in India usually attract an unusually high number of devotees, is maintaining security a more difficult task there? Since targeting of religious places can lead to ready communal conflagration, what should the government do to ensure security in such places? Senior Journalist Praveen Swami joined IBNLive...
  • Not exploring option to set up NCTC: Shinde June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The much talked-about NCTC may be a non-starter but the government has rejected the demand of non-Congress Chief Ministers for a law to set up the anti-terror body. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said his Ministry was not exploring the option of bringing a bill in Parliament for...
  • Modi doesn't know what's happening outside Gujarat: Khurshid June 6, 2013

    A day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the government over the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said he is not aware of national affairs. He also said Modi must not criticise and should co-operate in fighting terror. ...
  • Modi vs Centre: Is internal security hostage to Centre-state tensions? June 5, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi once again attacked the Centre over internal security and slammed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), saying the big brother attitude of the government is not good. ...
  • News 360: Modi opposes NCTC, accusing Centre of playing big brother June 5, 2013

    While Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi opposes the proposed NCTC, accusing the Centre of playing big brother, the government launches its counter attack saying Modi wants to bring back POTA and TADA back. ...
  • All-party meet called on June 10 to discuss Naxal problem June 5, 2013

    The meeting called by the Centre on internal security on Wednesday into an all-out war between the Congress and the BJP. ...
  • NCTC a poorly conceived idea, disband it: Modi June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Dubbing the National Counter Terrorism Centre as a "poorly conceived" idea, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday warned that it could result in irreparable loss to the internal security apparatus and urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to junk the proposal. "It is not clear how big it...
  • NCTC upsets country's federal structure: Mamata June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Opposing the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the proposed anti-terror hub is not in sync with the federal structure of the country. "Like many other states, West Bengal too is of the opinion that the proposed version of NCTC upsets the...
  • Modi knows a lot about terror, he knows how it works: Sibal June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday hit back at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after he alleged that the UPA was doing nothing for national security with Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal accusing Modi of promoting terrorism. "Modi's administration has the ability to generate fake encounters. He must be knowing a...
  • Modi attacks NCTC, says UPA's big brother attitude is not good June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi once again attacked the Centre over internal security and slammed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), saying the big brother attitude of the government is not good. "You are attacking the federal structure just by the idea of NCTC. The big brother attitude...
  • PM pushes for Centre-state co-operation to combat Naxalism June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten days after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister inaugurated the internal security meeting of Chief Ministers on Wednesday. Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister said the Centre and state governments must work together to combat Naxalism. He said the government has instituted measures in 34...
  • Live: Centre, states must work together to combat Naxalism, says PM June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: 10:45 am: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said several laws have been enacted to tackle crimes against women. "There is a need to put in place institutional mechanisms such as sensitisation of policemen," the Prime Minister said at the internal security meet. 10:44 am: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says Centre...
  • Modi, Nitish likely to oppose NCTC at internal security meet today June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: More and more states are opposing the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) formation even after the Centre has watered it down. Sources say Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are likely to oppose the move at the internal security meet of Chief...
  • Anti-Naxal battleplan, NCTC main focus of internal security meet today June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten days after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhatisgarh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an internal security meeting of the Chief Ministers of all states. Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Madhya Predesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik...
  • Post Bangalore blast, Shinde pushes for setting up NCTC April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the Bangalore blast, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday pushed for setting up the NCTC to strengthen intelligence gathering. Making a statement in the Lok Sabha on the blast outside BJP office in Bangalore, Shinde said the Home Ministry was also working towards...
  • Most CMs give a miss to Centre's conference on policing April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Most Chief Ministers on Monday chose to miss a high-level conference, convened to thrash out challenging issues on public order and policing, with only seven state leaders attending it. The conference of Chief Ministers, convened by the Home Ministry, saw attendance of only Chief Ministers of Odisha (Naveen...
  • Nothing to oppose in NCTC now: Sushil Kumar Shinde March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Conceding to the demands of non-Congress Chief Ministers, the Centre has diluted the much touted NCTC with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde exuding confidence that the anti-terror hub would see the light of the day during the Chief Ministers' conference in New Delhi next month. Shinde said all...
  • Taking forward anti-terror agency plan, says Shinde March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday said the government was taking forward its plans to set up anti-terror agency National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and a note is being sent to the cabinet on the issue. "We are sending a note forward. We are taking it forward, at the...
  • Centre will work with states to create NCTC, says Prime Minister March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The central government will work with states to evolve broad consensus on the proposal to create the anti-terror hub NCTC, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Friday and hoped that all parties will speak with one voice on the issue of combating terrorism. In his reply...
  • PM takes on Jaitley, says no two point of views on dealing with terrorism March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In a fresh effort to break the logjam over the National Counter Terrorism Centre, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday offered to work with states to evolve a consensus on this crucial security measure. Rejecting the Opposition charge that Government was not dealing effectively with internal security, Singh...
  • BJP asks govt to take hard decisions to combat terror March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday targeted the government on the issue of internal security and terrorism and called for "hard" decisions regardless of consequences, asserting it was not opposed to the idea of NCTC but it should be within the constitutional framework. The opposition party also hit out at the...
  • Need to dicuss NCTC issue again: Karnataka Deputy CM R Ashoka February 26, 2013

    The Centre on Tuesday gave into state governments' demands and said the proposed anti-terrorism agency NCTC cannot make arrests without states' permission. Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and state Home Minister R Ashoka said, "This subject has to be discussed once again with other CMs. I will discuss with my...
  • NCTC can't make arrests without states' permission: Sources February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday gave into the demands of state governments opposing the ambitious setting up of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and said the proposed intelligence agency will not have the right to make arrests without the states' permission, sources said. NCTC will also be placed outside...
  • BJP opposed to giving police powers to NCTC: Jaitley February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday said his party was not opposed to the setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) but it was against giving police powers to the proposed anti-terror hub. In an article posted on the party's website, Jaitley said powers and jurisdiction of...
  • The Last Word: How valid is the resistance to NCTC? February 25, 2013

    How valid is the resistance to NCTC and how can states that are objecting be won over? ...
  • Mamata has positive mind on NCTC: Shinde February 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had earlier objected on certain issues, has a 'positive mind' towards the National Counter Terrorism Centre. "I had talked to her earlier also on the NCTC issue. She has a positive mind...
  • Politics continue over NCTC after Hyderabad blasts February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: There is no end to the controversy surrounding the Centre's proposed move to push for the creation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) following the Hyderabad blasts. The Bharatiya Janata Party has charged the Congress with politicising the issue of terrorism. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that the...
  • Hyd blasts reaction to Kasab, Afzal execution: Shinde February 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday said the twin blasts in Hyderabad could be a "reaction" to the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Mumbai attack convict Ajmal Kasab. Shinde said the government was apprehending some sort of reaction from terror groups following execution of...