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Exclusive! Home Secretary G K Pillai on his tenure

Union Home Secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai is retiring on June 30 after 39 years in service. Bureaucrats in India are made of hard stuff but Pillai injected some soft power to the job by making the......

Naxal violence: Home sec to visit Chhattisgarh

Concerned over spurt in Naxal violence, Union Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai will arrive in Raipur on Monday on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh during which he will take stock of the security......

G K Pillai takes over as Union Home Secretary

Former commerce secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai on Tuesday took over as the new Union Home Secretary after the superannuation of Madhukar Gupta. The 59-year-old Pillai, a 1972-batch Indian......

G K Pillai to be next Union Home Secretary

Gopal Krishna Pillai, senior Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1972 batch, is going to be the next Union Home Secretary. Pillai, who is serving as the Union Commerce Secretary, will take......

My experience with Ayurveda

'The benefits may not be visible immediately, but the general feeling of wellness, rejuvenation and relaxation is palpable.''A former President had the habit of undergoing Ayurveda treatment every......

'SEZs are the law of the land'

Part I: 'Rivalry between business houses has blown up the SEZ issue' Gopal Krishna Pillai, a 1972 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, is the chairman of the explosive panel called the Board of Approval......

Wadias, Rahejas in battle over prime Mumbai land

Mumbai police chargesheets billionaire-builder Chandru Raheja for cheating, breach of trust; Rahejas call it pressure tactic, say Wadia plea was thrown out by Supreme Court The Wadias are gearing......

BlackBerry data encryption deadline on March 31

The government has set a deadline of March 31 for telecom operators to provide an interception solution for BlackBerry enterprise services.The home ministry has directed the Department of......

Thailand protests delay India-Asean FTA

Talks on the ambitious India-Asean Free Trade Agreement have received another setback due to the violent protests at the Asean summit venue in Thailand last Sunday.An eight-member delegation from......

March exports fall a record 30 per cent

The continued contraction in exports over the past five months is set to worsen in March, as quick estimates available with the commerce ministry reveal that overseas sale of Indian goods dipped......

BCCI chief may have committed perjury, observes SC

IMAGE: BCCI president Anurag Thakur. Photograph: PTI The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Anurag Thakur prima facie appears to have......

Nearly 100 tenders pending as BCCI top brass under fire

With the Lodha Committee seeking direction from the Supreme Court on appointment of former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai as observer to "guide" BCCI, the top brass of the board are unaware as to......

Lodha panel moves SC to appoint G K Pillai as BCCI observer

'Several office bearers at both the BCCI and the state associations continue to hold the posts although they stand disqualified as per the order of this court. It is submitted that those......

Govt briefs CWG Liaison Group on security

In the wake of the Jama Masjid firing incident, the government has briefed the International Security Liaison Group, monitoring the security arrangement in the Commonwealth Games, and assured......

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