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Syria situation ’spinning out of control’ : US


July 19th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Stating that the situation in Syria was fast "spinning out of control", US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Wednesday called for more international pressure on Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Trinamool also gives notice on president’s address


March 14th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday joined other parties in the Rajya Sabha in giving notice of an amendment on a mention of the National Counter ... Read more...

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Patil’s address lacks connect with common man: BJP (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said President Pratibha Patil's address to parliament was "completely lacking in vision" and devoid of any connect to ... Read more...

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Patil’s address lacks connection with common man: BJP


March 12th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Monday said President Pratibha Patil's address to Parliament lacked the connection to the economy of the common man who ... Read more...

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President pitches for controversial anti-terror intelligence hub


March 12th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the proposed National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), which has been blocked due to severe opposition from non-Congress ruled states, would ... Read more...

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Chidambaram heckled in Lok Sabha


December 20th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Opposition MPs Tuesday heckled Home Minister P. Chidambaram to prevent him from speaking in the Lok Sabha, part of the move to boycott the ... Read more...

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Iran working on atomic bomb: IAEA


November 9th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 9 (IANS) United Nations weapons inspectors have suggested that Iran "carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear device" and that the project may ... Read more...

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US not ready to link Pakistan aid to action against LeT


October 28th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Though worried about another Mumbai-type attack on India, the United States is as yet unwilling to link its aid to Pakistan to a crackdown on Lashkar-e-Taiba ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Delhi blasts reminders of terror challenge: PM


September 16th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday termed the recent blasts in Mumbai and Delhi as "grim reminders of the grave challenge" from terrorism to India's ... Read more...

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Need to beef intelligence to combat terrorism: PM (Lead)


September 10th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Investigative and intelligence agencies of the country must be strengthened to combat Maoists and terrorists, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday."We must continuously upgrade ... Read more...

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Indian spy agencies to come under parliament oversight?


August 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A serious move is under way to bring the functions and finances of India's domestic and external spy agencies under parliament's oversight.In a clear indication ... Read more...

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NATGRID will improve India’s war on terror


August 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) will create a facility "that improves India's capability to counter threats to internal security", parliament was informed Tuesday.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Bill on intelligence agencies reforms soon


July 29th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government will soon decide on the legislation that seeks parliamentary supervision of intelligence agencies for their better and efficient functioning, former home secretary G.K. ... Read more...

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Court notice to government on CBI exemption from RTI


July 6th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a public suit filed against the decision to exempt the CBI and the ... Read more...

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Privacy concerns on Natgrid unwarranted: Chidambaram


June 11th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Allaying fears that the National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid) may encroach on individual privacy, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said high safeguards would be in place ... Read more...

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Government nod to centralised database to tackle terror (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Indian government Monday gave a green signal to the setting up of the controversial National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid) that will help law enforcement ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan taking step-by-step approach to deal with issues, including terrorism: Pillai


April 9th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.9 (ANI): India and Pakistan are taking a step-by-step approach in dealing with all underlying issues, including cross-border terrorism, as the aim on both sides is to restore confidence and ... Read more...

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US Intel chief says Gaddafi will defeat rebels in Libya


March 11th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): James Clapper, the director of US national intelligence, has claimed that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi will defeat the rebels in Libya."With respect to the rebels in Libya, and whether ... Read more...

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Home ministry gets Rs.55,500 crore, 17 pc hike in budget (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The central home ministry responsible for internal security of the country Monday received Rs.55,469 crore in the union budget, a hike of nearly 17 percent compared ... Read more...

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Russia expels two Spanish diplomats in response to expulsion of two Russian diplomats


December 29th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by BNO News
MADRID, SPAIN (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Friday expelled two Spanish diplomats in response to the expulsion of two diplomats with the Russian embassy in Madrid seven weeks ago, Spain's El Pais ... Read more...

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Obama’s policies on terror ‘as tough if not tougher’ than Bush: Bush officials


December 27th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Two top officials from George W Bush's administration have said that the US President Barack Obama's administration is as tough as Bush, if not tougher, on its ... Read more...

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US firms set to pitch for homeland security business in India


September 19th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.19 (ANI): With the Indian Government moving rapidly to improve and augment its homeland security infrastructure, American companies are hoping to be the first to be called in for ... Read more...

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Muslim extremist threat forces Spain’s ‘La Meca’ nightclub to change its name


September 17th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.17 (ANI): Facing a threat from Muslim extremists, a popular Spanish nightclub has been forced to change its name from La Meca.La Meca (Spanish for Mecca), was the most popular disco ... Read more...

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Israeli envoy in Turkey summoned


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 3 (DPA) Israel's ambassador to Turkey has been asked to explain recent remarks made by his country's defence minister regarding concerns he has about Turkey's new intelligence chief, Turkish officials ... Read more...

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Headley’s interrogation reveals clear links with Pak agencies: Menon


July 20th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon on Tuesday said that clear nexus existed between 26/11 Mumbai terror suspect David Coleman Headley and Pakistan's official and intelligence establishment."For ... Read more...

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Afghan parliament approves interior minister, four others


June 28th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 28 (DPA) The Afghan parliament Monday approved five out of seven cabinet appointments by President Hamid Karzai, including a new interior minister. General Bismullah Mohammadi, the former army chief of ... Read more...

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Indian American to lead US terror information sharing agency


May 28th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 28 (IANS) The White House has named Indian-American Kshemendra Paul as the new Programme Manager of the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an agency that facilitates the sharing of ... Read more...

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Row in India as Headley escapes death, extradition (Roundup)


March 19th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a bid to escape death sentence and extradition to India, Pakistani American terror suspect David Headley pleaded guilty to a dozen federal terrorism charges and ... Read more...

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Concerned India discusses Headley case with US (Lead)


March 18th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chicago, March 18 (IANS) India Thursday said it was concerned that Mumbai terror suspect David Headley was to change his plea to guilty, even as New Delhi awaited his statement ... Read more...

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US Intelligence chief holds discussions with Chidambaram


March 18th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday met United States National Intelligence Director Dennis C Blair and the US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer here, ... Read more...

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Complete crime tracking mission fast: Chidambaram


March 11th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday asked his officers to stick to timelines and complete by 2012 the Crime Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project, a ... Read more...

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Chidambaram calls for completing crime tracking project


March 11th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday called for sticking to timelines and completing the Crime Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project as scheduled.The Union Government ... Read more...

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US hunts for citizens training with Al Qaeda, other terrorist groups


March 6th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Mar 6 (ANI): The Obama Administration has no count of Americans training overseas with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, but is gathering information with Pakistan and other governments to ... Read more...

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US faces prospect of losing all out cyberwar


February 25th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Computer-based network attacks are slowly bleeding US businesses of revenue and its market advantage. Even the government faces the prospect of losing in an all-out cyberwar, experts told ... Read more...

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Terrorism cannot be thwarted by luck: Chidambaram


February 19th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.19 (ANI): Candidly admitting that the nation is facing a difficult period on many issues, especially on ones relating to national security, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday ... Read more...

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