Govt defends mediation policy during hostage crisis

The government Wednesday justified the policy of mediation for freeing hostages.

Evolving hostage policy under consideration: PC

Days after a kidnapped district collector was freed in Chhattisgarh, Home Minister P Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will consider evolving a central hostage policy for the country.

`16 cases of mercy petition disposed of in 3 yrs`

16 mercy petitions have been disposed of during the last three-and-a-half years, which is more than any such period earlier, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.

IAP for Naxal-hit districts a success: HM

The ambitious Integrated Action Plan for Naxal-hit districts for developing infrastructure has been a success, Home Minister P Chidambaram said today.

Parl disrupted over PC’s role in telecom deal

Both houses of Parliament were disrupted Tuesday morning as the opposition raised the pitch over the alleged role of Chidambaram in helping his son get financial benefits from a telecom deal when he was finance minister.

`Chidambaram is biggest murderer of democracy`

Swami Agnivesh blames Home Minister P Chidambaram, whom he calls the "biggest murderer of democracy", for the spurt in violence and abductions by Maoists.

Mixed response from north eastern states on NCTC

Criticising the Centre, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar expressed his anguished over several steps, including notification of NCTC.

Centre behaving as Viceroys of yore on NCTC: Modi

Modi urged the Centre to "come to terms with current political realities and change its mindset" of seeking to capture political space through devious executive mechanisms."

‘Govt to ensure security of students from NE’

Home Minister P Chidambaram Friday said the Government will take steps to ensure security of Northeastern students.

SC refuses judicial probe in Azad killing case

The Supreme Court Thursday refused to order any judicial inquiry or a probe by a SIT into the alleged fake encounter killings of top Naxalite leader Cherukuri Rajkumar.

Never met Chidambaram over Telangana: Naidu

Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu has condemned Union Home Minister P Chidambaram`s claim that he met him on the Telangana statehood issue.

NCTC would help to deal with hostage situation: PC

Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik, J Jayalalitha, Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar and Mamata Banerjee and others have been opposing the creation of NCTC.

Will respond early on Telangana: Chidambaram

The Centre will respond as soon as possible on the demand for separate Telangana state, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday.

`Need to scale up capacity to fight cyber crime`

Law enforcement agencies need to quickly scale up capacity to fight cyber crime, Home Minister P Chidambaram said today.

LS adjourned twice after Opposition uproar

"Chidambaram has indulged in massive corruption. He should be dismissed as Home Minister immediately," BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said.

Jayalalithaa opposes BSF Act amendment

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa has demanded that the issue be discussed at the chief ministers` meet convened by Home Minister P Chidambaram May 5.

PC inaugurates composite structure for NSG commandos

The structure at the NSG camp, at Samalkha near the IGI airport, will house 540 commandos of the Special Action Group.

J&K: Will interlocutors report be made public?

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday had said that the report of the Centre’s interlocutors on Kashmir would be made public after CCS considers it.

Chidambaram in Jammu, visits Vaishno Devi

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram arrived here Tuesday for a daylong visit to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and also pay obeisance at the Vaishno Devi shrine.

Will discuss AFSPA, troop reduction with PC: Omar

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah favoured making the report of Interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir public.