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About National Investigating Agency

The National Investigating Agency is an Indian security agency set up soon after the Mumbai terror attacks to probe terror cases at the Central level. The Indian Union Cabinet gave its approval for the setting up of NIA on December 16, 2008.

Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram introduced the National Investigation Agency Bill in Lok Sabha on December 16, 2008.

R V Raju has been appointed as the Director General of the NIA. Raju is an IPS officer of 1975 batch (Jammu and Kashmir Cadre), Raju's appointment will be in the rank and pay scale of Additional Director General of Police. Making this announcement Chidambaram said that the investigation on terror attack on Mumbai is already going and that there are no plans to hand over the case to NIA.

Bodh Gaya Blasts

NIA is investigating the serial bomb blasts at Bodh Gaya on July 7, 2013.

NIA has detained two people in Arwal district of Bihar in connection to the blasts.

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Tamil Nadu government rejects NIA probe
Union Home Ministry said that the Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday rejected the Central Government's offer to order a National Investigation Agency

NIA files first charge sheet in Hyderabad twin blasts
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed its first charge sheet in the Hyderabad twin blasts that happened in February 2013

Serial bomb blasts rock Pune
Five blasts occurred in Pune where new Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was expected

Gujarat CM Modi compares UPA Govt. with tainted Godman
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has compared the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government with tainted Godman Nirmal Baba.

R.K Singh leaves for Islamabad to attend India-Pak Home Secretary talks
A high-level delegation led by Union Home Secretary R K Singh left for Islamabad on Wednesday to attend the India-Pakistan Home Secretary level talks which will be held on May 24-25.

Institutional mechanism required to tackle terrorism, says Chidambaram
Asserting that the threat perception of terrorism in the country continues to be high, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said an institutional mechanism is required to tackle it.

Patnaik has reservations on NCTC in its present form, as it disregards state's interests
Expressing his reservations over the setting up of the National Counter Terrorist Centre (NCTC), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said the anti-militancy unit in its present form is an attempt to disregard the state's interests and would be detrimental to the federal structure of the country.

Maoists too oppose NCTC, but for different reasons
The setting up of a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) has also been opposed by the Maoists on the ground that it could be used against 'movements fighting for self-determination of nationalities, including the right to secession'.

NCTC row: Advani hopes Centre will respect Constitution's federal structure

Lalu takes potshots at Nitish for handshake with Modi
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday hit out Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for shaking hands with Gujarat counterpart Narender Modi during the NCTC meet in New Delhi, saying the incident revealed his real face.

Chidambaram says Government will consider location of NCTC in IB or elsewhere
Advocating the need for setting up an anti-terror hub, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that the Centre is willing to examine every suggestion made by state governments on the formation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Chidambaram willing to examine every suggestion on NCTC
Advocating the need for setting up an anti-terror hub, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that the Centre is willing to examine every suggestion made by state governments on the formation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Deadlock over formation of NCTC continues
The deadlock over formation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) continued on Saturday with chief ministers of several states strongly opposing the provisions in the counter-terror body, contending that it will upset the federal structure and encroach on the powers of the states.

Mamata Banerjee finds NCTC unacceptable
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said setting up of institutions such as National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) with the proposed powers of arrest and seizure upsets the federal structure of the country.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa demands sub-committee of CMs on NCTC
Rejecting the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in its present form, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday demanded that a sub-committee of chief ministers be set up to go into the proposed counter-terror body.

Cyber terrorism is bigger threat: Chidambaram on NCTC
Highlighting a new dimension to terrorist threats, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that cyber terrorism has become a bigger threat to India's security

Counter-terrorism is a shared responsibility: Chidambaram
Asserting that counter-terrorism is a shared responsibility, nion Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the centre and state governments have to work together to make the country more safe, more secure with each others help.

NCTC is not State versus Centre issue: Manmohan Singh
Defending the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that the establishment of the NCTC is not a State versus Centre issue.

Crucial NCTC meet begins
The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) meet will be a litmus test for the UPA Government at the Centre, as some non-Congress chief ministers continue to oppose the provisions in the counter-terror body, contending that it will upset the federal structure and encroach on the powers of the states.

NCTC can combat any hostage crisis, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) could serve as a 'medium or long term' solution to combat any hostage crisis.

Centre vigilant over militancy sprouting from foreign soil, says Congress
Congress Party on Wednesday said the Central Government is vigilant over all militancy related developments from foreign soil.

Jundal Case: Pakistan rubbishes India's state actors role in 26/11 strike
The Pakistan Government on Wednesday dismissed India's charge of Pakistani state institutions being involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

NIA charge sheets Headley, Hafiz Saeed, two ISI officers
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday chargesheeted Lashkar-e-Toiba operative David Headley, Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed and two Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officers for plotting terror attacks in India, including the 26/11 strikes.

Family of Delhi blast accuse denies involvement
A family member of Kashmir medical student Wasim Ahmed, who has been arrested in connection with Delhi blast, has claimed that he is innocent and himself volunteered to appear before the investigating agencies.

Court extends NIA custody of Delhi HC blast accused
A Delhi court on Friday extended the police remand of Delhi High Court blast suspect Amir Abbas Dev by seven days after the counsel of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) demanded more time to complete the probe.

Delhi High Court blast accused sent to NIA custody till October 7
A Delhi court today remanded Amir Abbas Dev to National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody for 15 days for his interrogation to unearth his suspected role in the September 7 Delhi High Court blast.

Mehbooba Mufti says Centre making Kashmiri youth scapegoats
Leader of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti, has accused the central government and the Jammu and Kashmir Government of using the youth of Kashmir as scapegoats to cover up militant attacks.

Delhi HC blast toll rises to 14
The death toll in the September 7 Delhi High Court blast rose to 14 on Thursday with the death of 34-year-old Mridul Bakshi.

A week after blast, stringent security check of visitors at Delhi HC
One week after a bomb blast rocked New Delhi, killing 13 persons outside the Delhi High Court, visitors to the complex are complaining about the stringent security checks by Delhi Police and also the lack of basic facilities.

Delhi HC blast clues will not be made public: Home Secretary
Union Home Secretary R K Singh on Wednesday clarified that clues on the blast outside the Delhi High Court that claimed 13 lives and wounded over 76, would not be made public.

Delhi HC blast: J-K Police detain suspects in Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda said on Saturday that suspects in connection with the Delhi High Court Blast had been detained and they were being interrogated.

Andhra Pradesh News on December 19, 2011
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on December 19, 2011.

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