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Mumbai attacks stir public anger

MUMBAI, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government sought to control political damage Monday amidst rising public ire over the Mumbai terrorist carnage.

Report: India may end Pakistan cease-fire

MUMBAI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The Indian government may suspend its five-year, cease-fire with Pakistan in the wake of last week's Mumbai terror attacks, sources say.

India to set up counterinsurgency force

NEW DELHI, June 18 (UPI) -- India's southern Orissa state said it would set up a counterinsurgency battalion for resolute action to counter Maoists.

Maoist violence due to factional feuds

NEW DELHI, June 12 (UPI) -- India said Maoist violence has increased because of factional feuds rather than confrontations with security forces in the country.

India improves telecom in Maoist-hit areas

NEW DELHI, May 29 (UPI) -- India's Interior Ministry said Thursday it would complete work by March 2009 on a telecommunication line for all 33 districts affected by Maoist violence.

India observes anti-terror day

NEW DELHI, May 22 (UPI) -- Indians observed Anti-Terrorism Day by highlighting the dangers of terror and violence in the country and vowing to fight terror.

India mulls investigative agency to check terror

NEW DELHI, May 21 (UPI) -- Worried over its failure to effectively stop the growing incidence of terror attacks, Maoist violence and white-collar crime, India is considering the establishment of a federal agency to investigate crimes having countrywide implications.
KUSHAL JEENA, UPI Correspondent

India: We will fight terror at all costs

NEW DELHI, May 15 (UPI) -- A top Indian official said the country will thwart the designs of terrorists who are out to disturb communal harmony in the country.

India views Sri Lankan rebels as threat

NEW DELHI, May 14 (UPI) -- India says the air capability of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels could pose a threat to vital southern installations.

India: Anti-Maoist drive won't stop soon

NEW DELHI, May 13 (UPI) -- Police in India's Chhattisgarh state said a government-backed offensive against Maoist rebels would continue despite strong opposition.

Manipur rebels kill Hindi speakers

NEW DELHI, April 18 (UPI) -- Insurgent groups in Manipur are targeting Hindi-speaking people in the Indian state, Interior Minister Shivraj Patil said.

India, Vietnam ink pact on security

NEW DELHI, March 26 (UPI) -- India and Vietnam have signed a pact on security cooperation, including on terrorism and transnational crimes, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

India to lay roads along Indo-Nepal border

NEW DELHI, March 20 (UPI) -- India plans to construct 780 miles of roads along its border with Nepal to bolster security in the area, Interior Minister Shivraj Patil said Thursday.

India: No nexus between rebels and forces

NEW DELHI, March 19 (UPI) -- India is taking steps to prevent and check the possibility of a nexus between security forces and terrorists, Interior Minister Shivraj Patil said Wednesday.

India's surrender policy for militants

NEW DELHI, March 11 (UPI) -- India said it has put in place a surrender-and-rehabilitation policy to encourage militants to shun violence.
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Shivraj Vishwanath Patil (born October 12, 1935) is an Indian politician and a member of the Rajya Sabha. Previously he had been the Speaker of the 11th Lok Sabha and served the Manmohan Singh cabinet as the Union Minister of Home Affairs. He has also served the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi cabinets as the defence minister during the 80's. He resigned from the post of Home-Minister on November 30, 2008 following wide-spread critism raised after terrorist attacks on Mumbai. He resigned taking the moral responsibility for the attacks.

Patil was born in 1935 in the village of Chakur in the Latur district (Marathwada region) of Maharashtra. He attended Osmania University, Hyderabad, earning a graduation degree in Science and studied Law at Bombay University. During 1967-69, he was involved in local government (Latur Municipality).

Patil belongs to the Lingayat community. He married Smt. Vijaya Patil in June 1963.

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