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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets cracking on 'Made in India' plan; identified eight key areas to bring in reforms

    Govt identifies eight areas to reforms business regulatory processes, gives ministries including corp affairs and labour three months to change rules to cut delays and red tape

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 6:55am
  • India may seek Bangladesh help to bust new terror modules

    Central security agencies, probing Burdwan explosion case, are fearing a spurt in terror activities in the near future that, of late, had ebbed because of success in neutralising several Indian Mujahideen (IM) modules. The basis of their apprehension lies in the revelation that at least 8-12...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 6:35am
  • Narendra Modi's tough stance unsettling for Northeast rebels

     In what appears to be a making a shift from the established convention of all past central governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have taken a tough stand of not engaging with the North-Eastern insurgent groups at his level.

    Monday, 20 October 2014 - 7:40am
  • Narendra Modi government to own Brand Mahatma Gandhi

    Taking a far-sighted political decision, the Union cabinet in a meeting chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, decided taking over the events to mark the birth and death anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi. Until now these were organised by the Rajghat Samadhi Committee constituted by an...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 5:45am
  • Narendra Modi government takes fight with Maoist to another level

    Making a huge departure from UPA government's policy in dealing with the Maoists, in the new Naxal policy that is being framed by the union home ministry, the BJP government has reserved the right to use "any element of its national power" against the CPI (Maoist). The "hawkish" change enumerated...

    Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 6:45am
  • New anti-Maoist policy to be out soon

    Union home minister Rajnath Singh seems to be getting assertive in an effort to get a grip on internal security, the primary role of his ministry. With no major decision being taken by the Union home ministry until now, it was being assumed that the main role of the ministry was slipping out from...

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 7:30am
  • Home ministry postpones international engagement because of Hudhud

    In a bizarre decision on Sunday night, the Union home ministry put India in an embarrassing situation by postponing home secretary-level engagement with Myanmar ostensibly on the pretext of relief operations Andhra Pradesh and Odisha that were hit by cyclone Hudhud. The move to put off the...

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 6:10am
  • Is Al Qaeda's foothold in India becoming stronger?

    The fear of India's security agencies that Al Qaeda has probably got a foothold in India is ominously proving to be correct. The accidental explosion of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) at a house in Khagragarh in Burdwan, West Bengal has led to the unearthing of Indian Mujahideen (IM)...

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 6:10am
  • Centre hands over Burdwan explosion case to NIA

    Considering the gravity of the crime and its broad ramifications, the Union home ministry suo motu handed over the Burdwan explosion case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Highly placed sources said the decision to handover the case to NIA was unilaterally taken by the Union home ministry...

    Friday, 10 October 2014 - 6:25am
  • NSA Ajit Doval briefs PM Narendra Modi on Pakistan's escalation on the border; India to remain tough

    With Pakistan escalating firing and shelling along the full International Border in Jammu sector from RS Pura to Chenab Post during the intermittent night on Tuesday and Wednesday, the national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reviewed the situation along with union home secretary Anil Goswami, IB...

    Thursday, 9 October 2014 - 4:05pm