Chidambaram makes strong pitch for NCTC

Concerned over the twin bomb explosions in a train in Chennai, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today made a strong pitch for NCTC, saying the mechanism would have helped plug loopholes in coordination.

Bodh Gaya blasts may push Nitish Kumar to soften stand on NCTC

Multiple blasts in Bodhgaya, first major terror attack at pilgrimage spot and rest of Bihar, may push Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to soften his stand in his opposition to set up anti-terror hub NCTC.

Consensus needed on NCTC, says Shinde

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said there was need for a consensus on setting up a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

No law, no further movement in setting up NCTC: Home Minister

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.

No law, no further movement in setting up NCTC: Home Minister

The much talked-about NCTC seems to have got a quiet burial with govt making it clear that there were no plans to bring any law to set up the anti-terror body in the wake of strong opposition from non-Congress CMs.

Govt puts anti-terror hub NCTC in deep freeze

The government is learnt to have decided not to go ahead with the proposed NCTC after facing strong opposition from non-Congress chief ministers.

CMs trash NCTC; Chidambaram warns country will pay price

Even a watered-down proposal for anti-terror hub NCTC still appeared a non-starter with non-Congress states strongly opposing its setting up.

Punjab rejects NCTC, says security meet an `annual ritual`

The Punjab government rejected the central government`s move to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

NCTC upsets country`s federal structure: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the proposed anti-terror hub is not in sync with the federal structure of the country.

MP CM slams centre`s repeated attempt to bring NCTC

Accusing the Centre of taking unilateral decisions on internal security matters, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday strongly opposed the proposed anti-terror body NCTC citing practical difficulties.

Centre treating states as adversaries on NCTC: Jayalalithaa

Slamming the Centre for the `ham-handed manner` in which it sought to set up the NCTC, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said it should seek the active cooperation of all state governments.

ATS already doing good job in UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday chose to remain ambivalent on his government`s stand on NCTC, but asserted that the anti-terror squad in UP is already doing a good job in tackling terrorism.

NCTC has serious flaws: Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar on Wednesday asked the Centre to seek Parliament`s nod through a wider debate for creating NCTC.

Need to further examine NCTC provisions: Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday called for further examination of certain provisions of the NCTC dealing with operations against terrorist groups in states.

Chhattisgarh opposes NCTC; says it violates federal structure

Opposing the setting up of the anti-terror body NCTC in its present form, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said it violates the federal structure of the Constitution.

NCTC should not be given unbridled powers: Siddaramaiah

Voicing reservations over the full-fledged operationalisation of the ambitious NCTC, Congress-ruled Karnataka today said the body should not be given "unbridled powers".

Jayalalithaa, Mamata skip CMs` meet on internal security

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee Wednesday the chief ministers` conference on internal security that is likely to chalk out a new strategy to check the growing violence by Maoist guerrillas.

Partisan politics may stall NCTC proposal at CMs` meet

Politics is likely to come in the way of setting up of the much-touted NCTC as the states ruled by opposition parties may red flag the anti-terror hub proposal despite government diluting most of its controversial provisions.

`Not much progress` by states in beefing up intelligence set up: MHA

Against the backdrop of Bangalore blast, Centre on Thursday said it has been advising states on the need to strengthen their intelligence set up but has "not seen much progress" on that front.

Post Bangalore blast, Shinde pushes for setting up NCTC

In the wake of the Bangalore blast, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday pushed for setting up the NCTC to strengthen intelligence gathering.