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Tripura CM Sarkar slams proposal to set up NCTC
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday lashed out at the proposal to set up the NCTC (National Counter Terrorism Centre), saying the Central Government was trying to encroach upon the rights of the states. ANI

NCTC row: Centre should take states into confidence, says Patnaik
Orissa Chief Minister on Monday said the Centre should take the various state governments into confidence as they decide to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). ANI

Performance audit of MGNREGA will be placed by end of Winter Session: Jairam
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said the performance audit of MGNREGA for all the states will be placed before Parliament by the end of Winter Session of Parliament this year. ANI

BJP protests hike in electricity tariff in Andhra Pradesh
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists staged a protest here on Monday against the hike in electricity tariff. ANI

Delegation led by Sushma Swaraj to visit Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Apr 16 : A Joint Parliamentary delegation led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, is visiting Sri Lanka from April 16 to 21. ANI

Mamata should have attended Chief Ministers meet: D. Raja
Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja on Monday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should have attended the annual conference of chief ministers on internal security called by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

BJP finds Centre and State Governments divided
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that the relationship between Centre and the various state governments has deteriorated. ANI

Army Chief downplays China's Aksai Chin move
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, on Monday downplayed reports that China has dared India again by trying to legitimise its control over Aksai Chin in Ladakh, saying the place is quite far from the Siachin Glacier. ANI

Rajasthan Govt. brings strong legislation to check corruption
The Rajasthan Government has brought a strong legislation in the state assembly, which would help in fighting against corruption. ANI

Af-Pak region a continuing cause of concern: Antony
Describing the situation in the Af-Pak region as a 'continuing cause of concern', Defence Minister AK Antony today called upon the top brass of the Indian Army to be vigilant and take all appropriate steps keeping in view the developments in Afghanistan in the last couple of days ANI

Jhina Hikaka hostage crisis: Mediator for Maoists wants charges withdrawn against captives
Convenor of Jana Adhikar Manch (JAM) and Maoist mediator Dandapani Mohanty on Monday held the Odisha Government responsible for delay in the process of release of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka. ANI

No conflict between central agencies and state police forces: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that there is no conflict between the Central Agencies and the State Police Forces. ANI

Nitish has hurt prestige of Bihar, alleges Lalu Yadav
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of hurting the prestige and esteem of the state by surrendering before Maharashtra Navniran Sena (MNS) leaders during his recent visit to Mumbai to participate in the centenary celebrations. ANI

Mumbai commuters hit by auto strike
Commuters in Mumbai were left stranded on Monday by a strike that was spearheaded by a Nationalist Congress Party-led auto-rickshaw union. ANI

Agni-V missile test likely to take place on Wednesday
The maiden test of India's indigenously developed nuclear capable 'Agni-V' ballistic missile is likely to be held on Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast on Wednesday. ANI

Narendra Modi takes on Centre at internal security meet
Slamming the Central Government in the recent controversies with the army, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that tensions between the civil and military wings are bound to adversely impact the internal security of the country. ANI

Factory building collapses in Jalandhar, one dead, 30 still trapped
A building housing a blanket factory collapsed in Jalandhar late on Sunday night, leaving one person dead. ANI

Four dead as tourist bus catches fire near Assam's Kaziranga National Park
At least four passengers lost their lives on Monday after the tourist bus they were traveling in caught fire near the Kaziranga National Park. ANI

Mayawati slams UP Government over plans to convert memorial park
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has criticized the Samajwadi Party (SP)-led state government over its alleged plans to convert memorial structures built by her government. ANI

So called "protracted people's war" waged by Maoists continues to target civilians:PM (Lead: PM)
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said the so called "protracted people's war" waged by left wing extremists against the state and society continues to target civilians and security forces. ANI

Subramanian Swamy calls for military offensive against Taliban in Afghanistan
Expressing concern over the disturbing rise of militancy in Afghanistan, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy has urged India to ink a military pact with Kabul, and deploy its military and air force to thwart the Taliban from capturing power in the strife-ridden region. ANI

Assam has become 'newest theatre of Maoist violence': Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that Left wing extremism is a formidable threat, and added that Assam has become the 'newest theatre of Maoist violence'. ANI

Centre, states must work hand in hand to ensure internal security: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday said internal security is a matter where the Centre and the state governments must work hand in hand. ANI

Cigniti Technologies Appoints Raj Neravati as Chief Operating Officer
Cigniti Technologies, India’s largest independent testing services company announced the appointment of Raj Neravati as its new Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Raj will be responsible for all the operations across the globe for Cigniti Technologies Business Wire India

RBI Approves Brickwork Ratings as an Eligible CRA for Bank Loans
The RBI has approved Brickwork Ratings as an eligible Credit Rating Agency for bank loans/facilities. In effect, the RBI has accorded Brickwork, the ECAI (External Credit Assessment Institution) status under Basel norms. RBI issued a circular DBOD.No.BP.BC 92/21.06.007/2011-12 dated April 13, 2012, addressed to all scheduled commercial banks, that modifies Para 6 of RBI Master Circular DBOD.No Business Wire India

Prof Najeeb Jung, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, delivers IILM'S Founder's Day Lecture in Memory of Smt. Indira Gandhi
IILM Institute for Higher Education hosted its Founder’s Day Lecture at Lodhi Road campus on April 3rd, 2012. The lecture was addressed by Prof Najeeb Jung, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia on "Conflict Conundrum: Distance, Difference and Inclusion" and also released IILM's new Journal for practising managers 'IILM Management Review' Business Wire India

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