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Second day of Indo-Pak Home Secys talks

The second round of talks between Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will begin here, a day before the prime ministers of both the countries will meet at Mohali.

Centre may challenge order on banned groups members next week

The government`s view is that authorities cannot wait for each individual member to commit any criminal act and it is liable to take action against him since being a member of a banned organisation.

Police recruitment should be merit-based: Home Secy

Advocating a transparent recruitment process for constables, Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai said improved police training and regular security drills can lead to a better response during terror strikes like 26/11.

Govt follows proper procedure in tapping telephones: Home Secy

The government said it follows a proper procedure in ordering interception of
telephones and a high-level committee reviews each case individually before giving its final approval.

US top security official meets Home Secretary

US Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute met Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai and discussed anti-terror measures and other matters of bilateral concern.

No caste-based census in 2011

The government has decided not to include caste as one of the parameters in the 2011 census, a demand made by several regional parties.