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Karunanidhi seeks UN solution for Sri Lankan Tamils


August 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday requested the prime minister to introduce a resolution in the United Nation (UN) General Assembly and the UN Human Rights ... Read more...

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Russia, China vote against UN resolution on Syria


July 7th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 7 (IANS) Russia, China and Cuba voted against the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution Friday which unilaterally condemned the Syrian government. However, India, Philippines and Uganda ... Read more...

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NSA to go to Colombo, voice India’s concerns


June 25th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India is set to voice its concerns over the slow pace of devolution process and seek an update on the rehabilitation of Tamils displaced ... 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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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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UN special rapporteur on human rights arrives in Srinagar


March 26th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) The United Nations' special rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit Monday.Addressing a media conference ... 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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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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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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Tamil Eelam is my unrealised dream: Karunanidhi


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Thursday termed a Tamil Eelam his unrealised dream and he will fight for its realisation, while citing rivalry between the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa welcomes India’s vote in UNHRC


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Thursday welcomed India's vote in favour of the US resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nation Human Rights Council ... 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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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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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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Sri Lankan daily condemns Indian ‘gobbledygook’


March 20th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) A leading newspaper here Tuesday denounced India's decision to vote for a US resolution on Sri Lanka's "war crimes", saying New Delhi's "gobbledygook defies comprehension"."India ... Read more...

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PM’s Sri Lanka resolution statement is evasive and useless: Jayalalithaa


March 20th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement in parliament on the US resolution against Sri Lanka as "evasive" and ... Read more...

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Buddhist clergy step out to support Sri Lanka at UNHRC


March 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhist clergy gathered for a vigil in the capital to protest a US-backed war crimes resolution on Sri Lanka as the government released a ... Read more...

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India may vote against Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India could vote for a US-backed resolution over Sri Lanka's "war crimes" if it helped achieve "equality, justice and self-respect" for Tamils, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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DMK calls meeting on Sri Lanka resolution


March 17th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The DMK has called a meeting of its high level committee Tuesday to discuss the Indian government's support to the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka in ... Read more...

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Congress leaders discuss Mamata’s demands


March 15th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Congress leaders met at the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday night to discuss Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's opposition to passenger fare ... Read more...

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‘India hoping for forward-looking outcome on Sri Lanka resolution’


March 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the Indian government is trying to achieve a forward-looking outcome and reconciliation rather than deepening confrontation and mistrust ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest Prabhakaran video


March 13th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 13 (IANS) A large number of Sri Lankans Tuesday marched through the capital's streets shouting anti-US slogans and protesting a Channel 4 video about the death of LTTE ... Read more...

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Don’t support Sri Lanka at UNHRC, Jayalalithaa urges PM


March 7th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Tuesday termed India's support to Sri Lanka at the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) untenable and demanded support for the ... Read more...

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UN resolution on Syria shows ‘unilateral’ approaches : Russia


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) The newly adopted UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Syria reflected some countries' intentions to promote unilateral approaches to the Syrian crisis, according to the ... Read more...

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Don’t support Sri Lanka at UNHCR, say Tamil parties


February 29th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her arch rival, DMK president M. Karuananidhi Wednesday demanded that the Indian government should support the US-backed resolution ... Read more...

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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Syria Tuesday


February 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 27 (IANS) The United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold an urgent debate on Syria Tuesday.Addressing the 19th session of the UNHRC, its president Laura Dupuy Lasserre ... Read more...

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France violated Sikh’s right to wearing turban: UN


January 13th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) The UN rights committee has said France violated the religious freedom of a 76-year-old Sikh when he was asked to remove his turban for his ID ... Read more...

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Syria vote: India calls lack of consensus regrettable


August 25th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS) Explaining its abstention in the vote on a resolution on Syria in the Human Rights Council, India has rued the lack of consensus in the Geneva-based ... Read more...

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Kuwait seeks UNHRC membership


October 28th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 28 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait has sought UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) membership for 2013-2015.The country's permanent representative to the UN, Mansour Al-Etebi made the announcement during a UN General Assembly ... Read more...

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