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Commonwealth to intervene in democracy subversion, rights monitor stalled


October 28th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The 54-nation Commonwealth Friday armed itself with powers to intervene early in countries that violate human rights and democratic norms, but a contentious move to ... Read more...

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Vice president heading to Australia for CHOGM


October 24th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will head to Australia Thursday to represent India at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will focus on ... Read more...

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Britain seeks India’s leadership role in Commonwealth


August 30th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Describing India as "a beacon of democracy", Britain Tuesday pushed for a leadership role for India in reinvigorating the 54-nation Commonwealth that will hold the ... Read more...

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Britain to push for bigger Indian role in Commonwealth


August 29th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Commonwealth summit in Australia, Lord David Howell, Britain's minister of state for foreign and Commonwealth office, will hold wide-ranging talks here ... Read more...

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19th Commonwealth Games begin, marking the India moment (Roundup)


October 4th, 2010 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain and Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) With song and dance, colour and culture, a touch of tradition and a dazzling display of technology, the rich tapestry that ... Read more...

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Let the Games begin, says India (CWG Curtainraiser)


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The tracks have been marked out, the fields are ready and stands in spanking new venues wait for the crowds to stream in. After ... Read more...

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Commonwealth seeks more support to stay relevant (March 8 is Commonwealth Day)


March 7th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) The Commonwealth, which India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru thought could bring "healing touch globally", is weakening for want of funds and support, a report has said. The ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth to address the United Nations in July


January 25th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United Nations announced that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is all set to address the UN General Assembly. She will visit the UN office in ... Read more...

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India promises best-ever and first ‘Green’ Commonwealth Games


November 28th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Port of Spain, Nov 28 (IANS) Blending sports with climate change diplomacy, India Saturday said it will hold the first-ever Green Commonwealth Games in 2010 and the best-ever sporting ... Read more...

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So will they meet?


November 27th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by ANI
Port of Spain, Nov.27 (ANI):SMK and SMQ. Well they might, or then again, they might not. This is the question and that is the answer at every multilateral summit where India and ... Read more...

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India, the voice of developing nations on climate change: Saran


November 27th, 2009 - 9:01 am ICT by ANI
Port of Spain, Nov.27 (ANI): India is the voice of developing nations on the issue of climate change, said Shyam Saran, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for Climate Change.Interacting ... Read more...

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Climate change trial run in Port of Spain


November 27th, 2009 - 8:41 am ICT by ANI
Port of Spain, Nov.27 (ANI): Commonwealth leaders from 53 member nations, mainly former British colonies begin their three-day summit here from today.Host Prime Minister Patrick Manning has said the meeting ... Read more...

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Malaysian Navy gets its first submarine


January 29th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IANS) Malaysia has taken delivery of its first submarine, a Scorpene built by French military shipyard DCNS in partnership with Spanish shipyard Navantia. It has been christened KD ... Read more...

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Outdated law ‘major obstacle’ in tackling AIDS: UNAIDS official


November 17th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) An antiquated Indian law that criminalises sex between men is a "major obstacle" in efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, according to UNAIDS ... Read more...

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Commonwealth needs to be proactive, says media body (Lead)


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuching (Malaysia), Oct 22 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA), meeting here through the last week, cautioned Commonwealth members that the 53-nation body could itself become irrelevant if the watchdogs are ... Read more...

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Media watchdogs want Commonwealth to be proactive


October 22nd, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Kuching (Malaysia), Oct 22 (IANS) The adversity that the West in general is facing as a result of the global meltdown may be the most inappropriate time for anyone to remind them ... Read more...

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India, Commonwealth discuss global meltdown


October 21st, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With global financial crisis having ripple effects the world over, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday discussed with Indian leaders ways to cushion developing countries from the adverse ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Secretary General meets Manmohan Singh


October 20th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. According to reports, issues relating to the 53-member grouping of former British colonies and ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Secretary General to meet Manmohan Singh today


October 20th, 2008 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here todayIssues related to the 53-member grouping of former British colonies and developments ... Read more...

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Commonwealth chief to meet Manmohan Monday


October 20th, 2008 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma Sunday arrived here for talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his senior ministers on developments in South Asia and issues ... Read more...

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Commonwealth readmits Pakistan


May 12th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by admin
London, May 12 (ANI): The Commonwealth decided on Monday to readmit Pakistan, suspended last year when President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule. In a statement issued at a news conference in London, ... Read more...

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Commonwealth set to readmit Pakistan


May 12th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by admin
London, May 12 (ANI): The 53-nation Commonwealth is to readmit Pakistan, suspended last year when President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule. Sources were quoted by a foreign news agency as saying that ... Read more...

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Britain backs Pakistan’s efforts for re-entry into Commonwealth


April 21st, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, April 21 (DPA) British Foreign Secretary David Miliband Monday applauded the democratic transition in Pakistan and said his country backed Islamabad's bid for re-entry into the Commonwealth. Pakistan was suspended from ... Read more...

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Islamabad sees Commonwealth readmission next month: Pak Foreign Minister


April 21st, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 21 (ANI): Pakistani Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that he expected the Commonwealth to readmit his country to the 53-nation group next month.The Commonwealth group of former ... Read more...

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India had no role in Pak’s suspension from Commonwealth, says Menon


November 23rd, 2007 - 10:11 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen Kapoor Kampala (Uganda), Nov 23 (ANI):Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon today dispelled the notion that New Delhi has adopted a soft approach on Islamabad and said that it had ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Business Forum will aid in information dissemination: India


November 22nd, 2007 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin
Kampala (Uganda), Nov 22 (ANI): Minister of State for Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ashwini Kumar, has said that Commonwealth Business Forum would help in disseminating more information. The forum is being held on ... Read more...

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