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Rajapaksa, Manmohan to meet for talks


September 20th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) India Thursday will press Sri Lanka to speed up an inclusive solution to the decades-long ethnic issue when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets President Mahinda ... Read more...

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Tibetan ‘Flame of Truth’ reaches Mumbai


September 18th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The 'Flame of Truth' relay torch, launched by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile to support the cause of Tibetan independence from Chinese rule, reached here from Pune on ... Read more...

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Missing Pakistanis: UN team to investigate


September 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A UN delegation has arrived in Pakistan on a 10-day mission to study the measures taken by the government to prevent the so-called "forced disappearances" of ... Read more...

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India should address rights issues: Human Rights Watch


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) India should accept the recommendations by UN member states to address the country's "most serious human rights problems", Human Rights Watch said Monday.During the September ... Read more...

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Global torch relay to focus attention on Tibet


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) To apprise the international community about the tense situation prevailing in Tibet, exiled Tibetans Sunday began a global tour aimed at ending the atrocities there.The second ... Read more...

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UAE reiterates support to Myanmar Muslims


July 14th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 13 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Friday reiterated its support to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference call for protecting Muslims in Myanmar.Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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US to remain engaged with Sri Lanka, says envoy


July 4th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) The US will remain engaged with Sri Lanka despite some differences of opinion on the political front, the US ambassador to Sri Lanka said here Wednesday.In ... Read more...

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UAE official addresses UNHRC on trafficking


June 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The permanent representative of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has said his country has made great efforts to ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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Probe Asma Jahangir’s death plot, say human rights groups


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Concerned over Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir's revelations that her country's security establishment was planning to get her killed, Indian human rights groups Wednesday ... Read more...

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UN rights resolution on Syria beyond mandate: Russia


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Human Rights Council resolution on the Houla massacre in Syria goes beyond its mandate and contradicts the May 27 UN Security Council statement, ... Read more...

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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Syria


May 31st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 31 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session here Friday on the situation and the recent killings in Syria, Xinhua reported.Over 100 people were ... Read more...

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AIADMK out of MPs team to Sri Lanka


April 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday withdrew her AIADMK MP from an all-party delegation set to visit Sri Lanka April 16-21.The team led by BJP's ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka keen to implement war commission report


April 4th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has told parliament that it has no objection in implementing recommendations of a war commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The government stand ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) Less than a week after the West voted against Sri Lanka at a UN human rights meet, Colombo has decided to close some of its embassies ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe


March 27th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has decided to shut down some of its embassies in Europe, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.A spokesperson at the ministry said ... Read more...

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India justifies voting against Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India reiterated Saturday that it did the right thing by voting for a US resolution at the UN Human Rights Council that asked Sri ... Read more...

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PM reminds Rajapaksa India’s key role in Geneva


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India played a key role to introduce "an element of balance" in the US-sponsored resolution in Geneva on Sri Lanka rights violations, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India justifies vote against Sri Lanka


March 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Even as Sri Lanka blew hot and cold, India Saturday justified its vote against Colombo in Geneva over allegations of human rights abuses in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns India of Geneva repercussions (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday warned India of possible repercussions over Kashmir after it voted for a US resolution in Geneva on rights abuses during its war on ... Read more...

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India should stop the West: Sri Lankan daily


March 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) A leading Sri Lankan daily Saturday urged India to stop the West from enforcing its "hidden agenda", after a US resolution on rights abuses in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka blows hot and cold against India


March 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka is blowing hot and cold against India following the passage of a resolution in Geneva that raised questions over rights violations during the war ... Read more...

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Will India’s vote drive Sri Lanka closer to China?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India has made it clear to Sri Lanka that its vote on the US-backed resolution was aimed at speeding up the reconciliation process in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan dailies go to town over India’s UN vote


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council grabbed the headlines here Friday.India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan daily criticises India’s UN vote


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) India may have managed to extricate itself from a domestic political imbroglio at Sri Lanka's expense, but that has "plunged" the country "into an unholy ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, tries to pacify Colombo (Second Intro Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly underlined ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, then mollifies Colombo (Intro Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly emphasized ... Read more...

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Address accountability, US tells Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address "accountability" vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, then mollifies Colombo (Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly emphasized ... Read more...

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Prevent attacks on Tamils, Karunanidhi tells PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to prevent possible attacks on Tamils in Sri Lanka after a UN body voted to ... Read more...

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After vote, India says it stands by Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After voting Thursday in favour of a US resolution in Geneva urging Colombo to probe alleged human rights abuses, India declared it will remain engaged ... Read more...

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UN resolution won’t change ties with India, US: Colombo


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday said its friendly ties with India and the US will not change despite a resolution being moved against it at the UN Human ... Read more...

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India votes for US resolution on Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India and 23 other countries voted in favour of a US resolution here Thursday urging Sri Lanka to probe alleged human rights abuses during the final ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi berates Krishna over Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday accused External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna of not understanding a situation properly before speaking on the subject."Though Krishna is a ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest against Geneva resolution


March 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Some 2,000 Sri Lankans marched to the British High Commission here Tuesday to condemn Western countries for a resolution that accuses Colombo of committing "war crimes".The ... Read more...

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