National Counter Terrorism Centre

  • Consensus needed on setting up a NCTC, says Shinde June 12, 2013

    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 think...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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? ...
  • 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...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Need collective response on NCTC, says Khurshid February 22, 2013

    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. ...
  • Govt plans to take out the NCTC from IB's ambit July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: In a move apparently aimed at mollifying states, the Home Ministry has proposed to take out the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) from the ambit of the Intelligence Bureau, a sticky point over which the anti -terror body has been stuck. The proposal may come up at the next...
  • Row over NCTC will be resolved: Chidambaram July 10, 2012

    Bangalore: The Centre was addressing two issues over which some states have opposed the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and the row would be resolved, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday. A majority of state chief ministers had accepted NCTC and some other chief ministers have reservations over...
  • Delaying NCTC is increasing risk: Chidambaram May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday again advocated the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) saying the risk for the country is increasing each day as the project is getting delayed. He said, "Given the gravity of the situation, everyday we delay NCTC, we increase our risk." The Home Minister...
  • Centre-states battle over NCTC rages on May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The deadlock persists on the Centre's ambitious National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) with Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi, J Jayalalithaa and Naveen Patnaik continuing their opposition and questioning its rationale. While Mamata rejected the need of an anti-terror body outright, Modi questioned the Centre's ability to tackle...
  • Omar can't tweet live NCTC proceedings May 5, 2012

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah could have tweeted live proceedings of the chief ministers' conference meet in New Delhi on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on Saturday but the fear of being asked to leave the venue has prevented him from doing so. The Jammu and Kashmir...
  • NCTC meet begins; Mamata, Modi cry rollback May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Ministers Jayalalithaa, Naveen Patnaik, Prakash Singh Badal and Nitish Kumar reached Delhi early on Saturday morning for the meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). The leaders were headed to Vigyan Bhawan for the meeting. Sources said that almost all chief...
  • What the NCTC is all about May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram's pet project, the NCTC or the National Counter Terrorism Centre agency, was conceived after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Originally meant to be commissioned on March 1, it hit the pause button after fierce opposition from a group of CMs who wrote to the Prime...
  • NCTC: PM meets CMs today; end of deadlock? May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The stage is set for a renewed Centre-state conflict over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chairs a meeting on Saturday with chief ministers of ten states, including that of West Bengal, over the contentious issue in a bid to break the...
  • NCTC won't encroach upon rights of states: Chidambaram May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Setting the tone for the upcoming Chief Ministers' meeting on NCTC, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday discounted the fears of states that it would encroach upon their rights as he underlined that fighting terror was a shared responsibility between the Centre and states. He also questioned the opposition...
  • NCTC will help deal with hostage situation: PC April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with frequent incidents of abduction, the Centre on Monday said if the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) comes into existence, it would help in the long run to deal with hostage situations in a better way. Home Minister P Chidambaram said he...
  • Home Ministry hopeful of consensus on NCTC April 21, 2012

    Indore: Stating that the proposed National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) would provide states with more powers to deal with terrorism, Union Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said on Saturday that his ministry was hopeful that a consensus on the NCTC bill would emerge at the meeting of state chief...
  • Odisha CM seeks urgent consultations on NCTC April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday sought urgent consultations between the centre and the states over issues like NCTC saying any delay in this regard would affect handling of law and order problems. "As you know, we have had a crisis involving abduction of an MLA (Jhina Hikaka)...
  • PM bends, agrees to hold CMs' meet on NCTC April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister has agreed to the demand of the chief ministers of several states for a separate meeting on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). There will be no decision on NCTC before the meeting of the chief ministers on May 5. This came after pressure, not just from...
  • NCTC: events will not wait for a decision, says NSA April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Warning that instruments of internal security were in disrepair, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon on Monday made a strong case for setting up of the NCTC bluntly telling its opponents that "events will not wait upon us for a decision". Delivering the PC Lal Memorial Lecture, Menon underlined the...
  • CMs conference may be extended to discuss NCTC March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday indicated that the annual meeting of Chief Ministers on April 16 may be extended to discuss setting up of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) as demanded by some of the non-Congress ruled states. After presenting his ministry's monthly report, Chidambaram told reporters...