Sumon K Chakrabarti

  • Potential coal mining scam in MP, Chhattisgarh? 22-03-2012 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: A CAG report in national daily 'The Times of India' says the government lost Rs 10.67 lakh crore by not auctioning coal blocks between 2004 and 2009. CNN-IBN had reported on a potential coal scam about six months ago. CNN-IBN had traveled to Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Despite...
  • Has India lost the mango and the sack in the Maldives?

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    Democracy is rough road littered with potholes. Either you avoid them and play safe, or you fill them up for a smoother ride in the...

  • Commonwealth ministerial group suspends Maldives 23-02-2012 03:11 AM

    New Delhi: Stopping just short of suspending the Maldives from the Commonwealth, the inter-governmental organization of 53 member states-mainly former British colonies - has declared that the island nation on Indian Ocean would no longer be part of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) while it remained on the Commonwealth's...
  • What happened in Maldives that led to coup? 21-02-2012 08:58 AM

    New Delhi: What really happened in Maldives that led to the toppling of the first democratically elected president in the island nation. CNN-IBN brings you the inside story of how the coup was planned, plotted and executed to perfection. Chief Judge Abdullah Mohammed of Criminal court in Maldives was arrested...
  • Maldives crisis: Will tourist inflow continue? 20-02-2012 09:01 AM

    Male: The unrest in Maldives not just has political implications, but its biggest casualty could be the island's biggest source of income. But luckily, the tourist hotspot still remains a favoured holiday destination. It is for the silver beaches, the turquoise water and the good life that the rich and...
  • Maldives: What prompted India to back early polls? 19-02-2012 09:55 AM

    New Delhi: Initially in support of the coup in Maldives, India has now changed it's position and wants early elections in the island nation. But initially, the speed with which the largest democracy in the world abandoned the youngest democracy in Maldives has left many bewildered. what has prompted this...
  • India changes stance on Maldives crisis 17-02-2012 07:46 AM

    Male: When Mohammed Nasheed became the first democratically elected president of the Maldives, he opened the doors for New Delhi like never before. GMR got the contract to rebuild the international airport, prompting religious extremists calling for Nasheed's head. But more importantly, after trying in vain for three decades, India...
  • India supports call for early election in Maldives 16-02-2012 09:38 PM

    Male: One and half week after the coup in Maldives, India changed it's position and Foreign Secretary on Thursday announced that New Delhi wants early elections in Maldives. But initially, the speed with which the largest democracy in the world abandoned the youngest democracy in Maldives has left many bewildered....
  • Maldives crisis: Waheed's brother quits 16-02-2012 07:53 AM

    Male: President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan's brother, the Deputy High Commissioner of the Maldives to the UK, has announced his resignation and called for his brother to follow suit. Naushad Hassan said, "He could not support a regime that had taken over through a coup." Mohammed Waheed Hassan after the...
  • Maldives crisis: The Commonwealth to probe fall of Nasheed 14-02-2012 07:32 PM

    Mohamed Nasheed was Maldives' first democratically elected leader who came to power in 2008. ...
  • Maldives crisis: The coup in paradise 14-02-2012 07:23 PM

    Track all the developments in Maldives with CNN-IBN's Chief National Correspondent Sumon K Chakrabarti. ...
  • Maldives: Scared MPs take refuge in Parliament 13-02-2012 10:41 AM

    20 MPs from former president Mohammed Nasheed's party spent Sunday night hiding in Parliament fearing arrest and even torture. ...
  • Maldives: Nasheed supporters clash with police 13-02-2012 08:54 AM

    Male: Riot police in Maldives clashed with former president Mohammed Nasheed supporters outside Parliament on Sunday. This came even as 20 MPs from his party spent the night holed up inside the Parliament building, fearing arrest and torture. Demonstrations outside Parliament started late on Sunday evening. People gathered when the...
  • New Maldivian President expands cabinet today 12-02-2012 07:14 PM

    Male: New Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed Hassan expanded his cabinet on Sunday amid the ongoing crisis in the island nation. The expansion includes two key players from former dictator Gayoom's administration. The new President has inducted seven new ministers in his cabinet but the post of vice president has been...
  • Maldives: Waheed inducts 7 ministers in Cabinet 12-02-2012 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: New Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan on Sunday inducted seven ministers into his Cabinet. The move can be seen as an attempt to consolidate his position in the country. The south Asian country continues to be on the boil ever since the forced ouster of former president Mohammed...
  • Maldives crisis: Nasheed upset with India, US 12-02-2012 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: Former president Mohammed Nasheed hit out at India in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Nasheed said he is disappointed with India's reaction to the mutiny in his country and hopes that it would change its course soon. Nasheed said that he was forced to step down at gunpoint....
  • Disappointed with India: Maldives exPresident to CNNIBN 11-02-2012 08:06 PM

    CNN-IBN's Sumon K Chakrabarti spoke exclusively to deposed President Nasheed who said he is disappointed with India's reaction to the mutiny and hoped India would correct its course soon. ...
  • Maldives crisis: US, UK call for negotiated talks 11-02-2012 06:37 PM

    Male: The United States and the United Kingdom stepped in to try and diffuse the Maldives political crisis on Saturday. The UK government said the new Maldives government must prove its legitimacy first. US Assistant Secretary Robert Blake also arrived in the island country for talks with the new president....
  • Tension in Maldives as 200 taken into custody 11-02-2012 02:43 PM

    There are reports of tension in parts of Maldives, especially in Addu, where some people are believed to have been tortured. ...
  • Maldives: New president rules out early polls 11-02-2012 07:29 AM

    Male: Just days after being sworn in as the new President, Mohammed Waheed on Saturday ruled out the possibility of early polls. Rejecting former president Mohammed Nasheed's demands calling for early elections, Waheed said that the current situation in the island nation was not conducive to holding "free and fair...
  • Ground report: The Maldives crisis 10-02-2012 11:11 PM

    CNN-IBN's Sumon K Chakrabarti brings you the latest from the crisis-hit island nation. ...
  • Maldives: Nasheed to move SC against his ouster 10-02-2012 07:02 PM

    Male: Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed has said that he will challenge his ouster in the Supreme Court. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nasheed blamed the old order for the crisis. Meanwhile, India has stepped up its diplomacy has sent a special envoy as tension escalated in Maldives. M Ganapathy is a...
  • Maldives: India steps up diplomatic efforts 10-02-2012 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: India on Friday stepped up its diplomatic efforts with Maldives for a resolution of the ongoing crisis there, with the Indian ambassador planning an all-party meet in the country. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent a senior MEA official to the country as a special envoy to assess...
  • Maldives: Nasheed to meet top leaders today 10-02-2012 11:35 AM

    Former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed is slated to meet top leaders after the Friday prayers. ...
  • Maldives: expresident's family flees to Lanka 09-02-2012 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: Maldives former president Mohammed Nasheed's family has fled to Sri Lanka, but Nasheed remained in Male and was safe. The transfer of power that India reportedly facilitated in Maldives has now given way to violence. A criminal court has issued an arrest warrant against Maldives former president Mohammed...
  • Maldives remains on the boil as protests spread 09-02-2012 02:05 PM

    While protesters burnt several government offices across Maldives, the police continued to crack down on them. ...
  • Maldives: arrest warrant against expresident 09-02-2012 01:17 PM

    New Delhi: As violence and protests spread across Maldives, a criminal court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against former president Mohammed Nasheed. First Secretary Consulate of Maldives Mohammed Farhad said that there have been violent incidents in the country unleashed by the former president's party. The Maldivian government says...
  • Maldives: Violence spreads as Nasheed protests 09-02-2012 09:38 AM

    Male: The political transition may have appeared to be peaceful, but it hasn't lasted long in the island nation of Maldives. Violence is spreading beyond the capital city of Male after further reports of military atrocities on political leaders. The situation is said to have spiraled out of control after...
  • Maldives situation tense, former president alleges coup 08-02-2012 11:41 PM

    Deposed president Mohamed Nasheed said he was forced to resign at gunpoint, demonstrated on the streets along with his party. ...