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Centre violating federal spirit: Badal


July 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday accused the central government of violating the federal spirit of the constitution.He demanded setting up of a 'genuine' federal ... Read more...

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NCTC rejig after presidential election


July 13th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Giving in to a stiff opposition from non-Congress ruled states, the government has decided to take NCTC, a proposed anti-terror hub, out of the ... Read more...

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South African parliamentary team visits Karnataka legislature


July 12th, 2012 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) A South African parliamentary delegation led by its National Assembly Speaker M.V. Sisulu visited the Karnataka legislature and interacted with the chairman and lawmakers of the ... Read more...

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Lawyers’ strike cripples judicial work in northeast


July 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, July 11 (IANS) Judicial activities in the lower and high courts in all the eight northeastern states were severely affected Wednesday as lawyers abstained from work to protest ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress seeks to quit alliance with Trinamool


June 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Saying that it was becoming "very difficult" to work with the Trinamool Congress after its party chief Mamata Banerjee "unceremoniously discarded" Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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Patnaik seeks modifications in mining bill


May 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Describing some of the provisions in the proposed new mining bill as an encroachment of the rights of the states, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

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Opposition MPs back NCTC in meeting with Chidambaram (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Opposition MPs, at a meeting with Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday, agreed with him on the need for a centralised anti-terror intelligence hub, like ... Read more...

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Opposition MPs agree on NCTC in meeting with Chidambaram


May 11th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Their public posturing against the NCTC notwithstanding, opposition MPs in a meeting with Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday agreed with his view on the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, Patnaik bond, stress cooperation among states


May 11th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Stating that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was like a brother, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday stressed the importance of cooperation amongst states in ... Read more...

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Government begins efforts to reach consensus on Lokpal bill


May 10th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Willing to bring the Lokpal bill in the present session of parliament, senior ministers Thursday met Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Mizoram CM supports NCTC


May 9th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 9 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Wednesday supported the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) saying it won't hit the country's federal structure."The NCTC is a positive move ... Read more...

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Modi happy at changes but still against NCTC (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Even as he expressed happiness over the changes in the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday maintained that it ... Read more...

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Manmohan fails to woo dissenting CMs on NCTC (Roundup)


May 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The rift between the central government and states over the proposed anti-terror hub NCTC showed no signs of abating Saturday, with all non-Congress ruled ... Read more...

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No need for NCTC, says Mamata (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Pitching for the scrapping of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said there was no need for ... Read more...

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Modi happy but still against NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Even as he expressed happiness over the changes in the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi maintained that it was ... Read more...

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Withdraw NCTC: Mamata


May 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) will upset the federal structure of the country and pitched ... Read more...

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Mamata still against NCTC


May 4th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A day before the crucial meeting of chief ministers on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Ignoring state views on NCTC unconstitutional: Jharkhand CM


April 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday said ignoring the states' views on the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre was "unconstitutional and impractical"."There is need for ... Read more...

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Opposition CMs lambast government for security overreach (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday lambasted the central government for not taking them into confidence on key security issues, citing the example of the proposed ... Read more...

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Anti-NCTC chief ministers meet separately


April 16th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Odisha met on the sidelines of the chief ministers meet on internal security Monday, leading to ... Read more...

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Opposition attacks government on NCTC, PM reaches out (Afternoon Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday used the annual meet on security to attack the government over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, claiming it was ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to attend security conference in Delhi


April 14th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will attend the conference of chief ministers on internal security to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in ... Read more...

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India to discuss security challenges with state governments


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The central government will meet all state chief ministers Monday to discuss internal security challenges and measures to tackle them, particularly the threats posed ... Read more...

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Lalu’s RJD backs Nitish on Bihar Day in Mumbai


April 13th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 13 (IANS) They may be bitter political rivals, but Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has thrown its weight behind Chief Minister Nitish Kumar when it comes ... Read more...

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Akhilesh to attend meet on internal security


April 9th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to attend the chief ministers' conference on internal security in New Delhi April 16 in a marked ... Read more...

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CMs’ meet to debate NCTC on May 5: Chidamabaram (Second Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a ... Read more...

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CMs’ meet on NCTC on May 5: Chidambaram (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a ... Read more...

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CM’s meet on NCTC on May 5: Chidambaram


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a ... Read more...

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NSA pitches hard for NCTC to prevent terror


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon Monday said the National Counter Terrorism Centre was needed to pre-empt and prevent terror threats as he strongly ... Read more...

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Don’t thrust NCTC on states: Jayalalithaa


April 2nd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to trust the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on unwilling states.She also ... Read more...

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Want exclusive discussion on NCTC: Mamata


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Questioning the union home ministry's move to include the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) as an item on the agenda of the April 16 Chief ... Read more...

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Manmohan reassures political consultation on NCTC (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Reiterating his assurances in the Lok Sabha on the much-contested National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday the anti-terror intelligence ... Read more...

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UPA defeats opposition amendments on NCTC in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With help from the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and ally Trinamool Congress, the government Tuesday defeated the opposition backed amendments ... Read more...

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NCTC differences can be narrowed down: PM


March 20th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With several chief ministers and opposition parties against the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in its present form, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday reiterated ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adopts motion of thanks on president’s address (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday adopted the motion of thanks on the president's address after a huge number of amendments moved by the opposition were ... Read more...

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