Counter Terrorism

  • Consensus needed on setting up a NCTC, says Shinde 12-06-2013 04:57 AM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday said there was need for a consensus on setting up a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) but his ministry did not have plans to move the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on the issue. Shinde said that the government has to...
  • Not exploring option to set up NCTC: Shinde 09-06-2013 08:00 PM

    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 06-06-2013 11:53 AM

    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? 05-06-2013 11:46 PM

    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. ...
  • NCTC upsets country's federal structure: Mamata 05-06-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Modi knows a lot about terror, he knows how it works: Sibal 05-06-2013 02:32 PM

    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...
  • Modi attacks NCTC, says UPA's big brother attitude is not good 05-06-2013 01:51 PM

    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...
  • Live: Centre, states must work together to combat Naxalism, says PM 05-06-2013 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Modi, Nitish likely to oppose NCTC at internal security meet today 05-06-2013 10:05 AM

    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 05-06-2013 08:35 AM

    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...
  • US acknowledges killing four Americans in drone strikes 23-05-2013 06:48 AM

    Washington: The US government formally acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed four Americans, including militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who died in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Attorney General Eric Holder named the dead US citizens in a letter to members of Congress a day...
  • Guantanamo prison is expensive, inefficient: Obama 01-05-2013 01:45 AM

    Washington: Asserting his commitment to close the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that the prison is a no-man's land that is not only "expensive" and "inefficient" but also hurts America in terms of its international standing. "I continue to believe that we've got...
  • The Last Word: How valid is the resistance to NCTC? 25-02-2013 09:52 PM

    How valid is the resistance to NCTC and how can states that are objecting be won over? ...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Need collective response on NCTC, says Khurshid 22-02-2013 02:00 PM

    The big question after the Hyderabad blasts is whether the time has come for political parties to bury their differences and set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre. ...
  • Terror tops agenda as Hillary visits India 19-07-2011 07:11 AM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday met External Affairs Minister SM Krishna to begin the Indo-US strategic talks. Hillary Clinton landed in India on Monday night for the second Indo-US strategic dialogue, that was originally slated to be held in April. Counter terror co-operation, nuclear co-operation,...
  • India, UK to discuss Afghanistan, terrorism 29-06-2011 05:42 PM

    London: India and the UK will hold wide-ranging talks on foreign policy matters, including Afghanistan and counter-terrorism, during a crucial meeting between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his British counterpart William Hague on Thursday. As a prelude to the high-level meeting, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao met Permanent Under...
  • US senator urges troop reduction in Afghanistan 21-06-2011 12:25 PM

    Washington: A top US Senator has asked the Obama administration to end its counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and instead focus on counter-terrorism efforts. Speaking just days before the Obama administration's planned announcement to reveal how many US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan in July, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez...
  • Pak under pressure and threat from terrorists: US 24-05-2011 07:36 AM

    Washington: Pakistan is under tremendous pressure and threat from extremist elements in the country which is reflected in the series of terrorist attacks including the latest one on the nation's naval facilities, a State Department official said. "It just illustrates that Pakistan is under enormous pressure and threat from these...
  • Pak to review counter-terror cooperation with US 12-05-2011 10:37 PM

    Islamabad: Stepping up its criticism of the "unilateral" American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the Pakistan government on Thursday condemned the operation and said it would review it's counter-terrorism cooperation with the US. The Defence Committee of the Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza...
  • For dialogue, Pak has to shun terror: Patil 21-02-2011 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: India is ready for "meaningful dialogue", as long as Pakistan does not allow groups to use its territory to export terror, President Pratibha Patil said on Monday. "With Pakistan we seek a peaceful resolution of issues through a meaningful dialogue so long as Pakistan does not allow its...
  • India to get key UNSC role in fighting terror 03-01-2011 10:04 AM

    Washington: India, which has joined the UN Security Council after a of gap of 19 years, is most likely to be given a key responsibility by this powerful 15-membered body in fight against terrorism; thus acknowledging New Delhi's prominent role in the global war against terror. Diplomatic sources privy to...
  • CWG an 'appealing target' for LeT, warns US 23-09-2010 02:19 PM

    Washington: The Commonwealth Games in New Delhi will be an "appealing target" for Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) due to its political and economic significance for India, a top US counter-terrorism official has warned. "We are concerned that next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi will be an appealing target...