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It is the primary organisation in the US government for analysing and integrating all intelligence pertaining to terrorism (except purely domestic terrorism). A similar exercise to ensure coordination in tackling terrorism was undertaken in other Western countries and Australiapost 9/11 The most interesting among these models has been the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) in the UK In this modelrepresentatives of all intelligence agenciesincluding those dealing with defence and revenuework at a central set-up where information coming from all agencies is pooled The representatives can pass the information available with JTAC back to their own headquarters and also access the databank of their own agency in order to verify or improve upon the information available with the JTACthus contributing to the common output of the JTAC The centre works under the overall direction of the MI5 director Howeverthe day-to-day functioning of the JTAC is supervised for one year by an officerdrawn on rotation from each of the agencies represented in it In Indiathe Group of Ministers recommended the setting up of a multi-agency centre in 2001 for intelligence coordination Ithoweverdid not materialise at least until end-2008chiefly because the 100 additional posts that the Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) wanted for setting it up were not forthcoming In many waysthereforeit is a matter of satisfaction that the Union home ministry now plans to set up an NCTC with adequate manpower and adequate powers to collect intelligencetake preventive actionrespond with armed might if a terrorist attack takes placearrest the accusedseize their weapons and other incriminating propertyinvestigate the casesprosecute the accused and get them punished From a purely anti-terrorism point of viewthis is certainly a terrific idea After allorganisations like the Narcotics Control Bureau already exercise powers of search or arrest all over India (admittedly in respect of special enactments) without stepping on the toes of the state police Besidesthe directorIBnowin effectbecomes the Chief of Homeland Securitytaking off a great deal of workload which the National Security Adviser was carrying on his shoulders so far The creation of the post of a Director of National Intelligence on the US pattern in Indiato ease the workload of the NSAwas obviously not feasible and this is the next best solution But the chief ministers may not necessarily share these perceptions That is because none of the CTC models referred to above provides for powers of arrest The obvious questionthereforeis why the NCTC in India requires such powers which successful models elsewhere do not enjoy Another obvious question is why another designated authority under the Centre when the NIA is already there An uncomfortable question which may crop up is whether intelligence agencies in Indiawhich now have powers of arrestcan continue to be exempted from parliamentary oversight The intelligence community may like to know whether the JTAC modelin which all agencies would have a chanceby turnto supervise the CTCs day-to-day work under the overall direction of the DIBwould not have been a more satisfactory option Some DGPs may want to know why it is being presumed that the local police would refuse to act if information is shared with them regarding a terrorist act which is likely to take place in their jurisdiction Other police chiefs may want to know whether any system is in place to ensure that they would be kept informed and briefed about the progress of investigation in terrorism cases handled by the NCTC or NIA Further discussions between the Centre and the states areit seemsto take place shortly An informed debate on the basis of expert studies on the subjectparticularly those which the government have relied upon in setting up the new mechanism would certainly be beneficial for the country The writer is a former chief of the Research and Analysis [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Panaji | Published: December 1 2010 1:00 pm Related News The title of Danny Boyle’s film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ raised many eyebrows in India but all was forgotten in its Oscar glory Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nairwho explored the subject far more deeply in her film ‘Salaam Bombay’feels calling Mumbai street children as dogs was in poor taste Mirawho is here to attend a retrospective of her cinema at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)feels the name did not come from the soil “We would have never used the name ‘Slumdog’ It would not occur to usbecauseeven in casual conversation we would not think of calling a street child as a dog Obviously it did not come from the soil or from where these children live It was from a different perspective Some of us even joked and said that it is like ‘Salaam Bombay’ on speed” she said The 53-year-old director also does not feel that ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ represents the true image of India “Slumdog’s India is a different India Mumbai attacks happened and it sort of captured the interest of the people at that time It was a different moment for India and was the beauty of them coming here I appreciated the beginning of the film because it had real street children playing the characters The film definitely had lot of energy and vitality but I still believe that the poetic power of the real life of street children here is something else” Mira said The director probed into the lives of the street children living in Mumbai in the 1988 filmwhich continues to be close to her heart ‘Salaam Bombay’ was nominated for an Oscar but Mira said that it did not win because India did not figure in the US at that time “I remember when our film was nominated for the Oscarsme and Sooni (Taraporevala) were sitting next to each other and the actors could not even pronounce the name of the film properlylet alone our names Sooni said ‘India is still too far’ It just did not figure in anyone’s mind at that time but that has changed now” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 10 2017 7:04 pm “Welcome back home Dilip Kumar Saheb One among your millions of fans in the South of India” tweeted Kamal Haasan Related News Kamal Haasan has wished legendary actor Dilip Kumar a warm welcome back home after a week’s stay at a hospital for kidney-related problems Kamal took to Twitter to express his greeting He tweeted on Thursday “Welcome back home Dilip Kumar Saheb One among your millions of fans in the South of India” 94-year-old actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on August 2 due to dehydration kidney ailment and urinary tract infection On Wednesday he was discharged He was seen leaving the hospital in a wheelchair wearing a pink shirt He was accompanied by his wife and former actress Saira Banu Legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s wife and former actress Saira Banu said that his recovery from kidney-related problems is a miracle as for her it was a “nightmare” to deal with the sudden deterioration of his health Check Kamal Haasan’s tweet for Dilip Kumar here: Welcome back home Dilip Kumar Saheb One among your millions of fans in the South of India — Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 10 2017 Saira who has been married to the actor for the last five decades and is 22 years younger to him told the media: “He is in good health now All of it felt like a nightmare… How he suddenly fell sick I am thankful to the Almighty… This has been a miracle” Saira thanked the management doctors and staff members of the Bandra West facility for taking care of Dilip Kumar and even expressed gratitude for fans who prayed for his well-being “The prayers were accepted by Allah and he is feeling well now… I can’t tell you how grateful I am to God that we have come out of this It was a terrible thing that happened Within a few days he fell so sick that we just didn’t know what to do” She hoped that “after going home he will feel even better soon” High potassium and creatinine levels had raised concerns that the actor may have to be put on dialysis But doctors had decided against it after he started responding well to the treatment Last seen on the big screen in “Qila” in 1998 Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 He is known for films like “Devdas” “Mughal-e-Azam” and “Karma” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 6 2017 10:17 am Sunil Pal posted a video on his Facebook accoubnt and urged sunil Grover to return to The Kapil Sharma Show? 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