Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting

  • Prince Charles invokes Nehru to highlight Commonwealth's spirit November 15, 2013

    Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Charles, on Friday, asked Commonwealth nations to bring a "touch of healing" to manage problems facing the world. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Charles said, "Each one of us is here because of the hope and trust we place...
  • CHOGM to begin today, SL human rights violations to top the talks November 15, 2013

    Colombo: After weeks of political friction, Sri Lanka is all set to host the threeday Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which begins on Friday. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday downplayed the absence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said that he was satisfied with the presence of...
  • CHOGM to begin amid allegations of rights violations by Sri Lanka November 14, 2013

    The absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterparts from Canada and Mauritius has cast a shadow over the threeday CHOGM summit that begins on Friday amid allegations of human rights violations against the Tamils in Sri Lanka's war against the LTTE. Unfazed by repeated references to the "war crimes"...
  • The Last Word: Is the PM's decision not to attend CHOGM a blunder? November 11, 2013

    Under immense pressure from Tamil parties, the Centre has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will lead Indian delegation at CHOGM. ...
  • TN traders association calls for state bandh against CHOGM on Tuesday November 11, 2013

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Traders Association has called for a statewide bandh against India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) on Tuesday. All shops are likely to remain closed as per the bandh call. The head of the association says there are around 4,500 small and large traders...
  • PM not to attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka, Khurshid to represent India: sources November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Under immense pressure from Tamil parties, the Centre has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh won't go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM), say government sources. Sources say External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will represent India at CHOGM. Sources in the government say that...
  • No decision yet, but MEA hints PM may skip CHOGM in Sri Lanka November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems the domestic political compulsions have finally forced Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh not to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo between November 13 and 14. The Tamil political parties and even the Congress leaders from Tamil Nadu have managed...
  • As pressure mounts from Tamil parties, PM likely to skip CHOGM November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Highlyplaced government sources have told CNNIBN that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may not attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet in Sri Lanka. Sources say the final decision will be taken soon. The Ministry of External Affairs is expected to release an official statement on the issue later...
  • DMK chief Karunanidhi appeals to PM to boycott CHOGM November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: DMK chief Karunanidhi on Friday appealed to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once again to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meet in Sri Lanka. "The Prime Minister has a conscience, enough if acts according to his conscience. I did not threaten on withdrawing support. It's been...
  • Cong leadership meets to discuss PM's participation in CHOGM November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress top leaders met on Friday to decide on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should participate in Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meet in Sri Lanka. A meeting of the Congress Core Group headed by party president Sonia Gandhi deliberated over the issue for more than one hour...
  • Congress Core Group to decide on PM's visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: There is still no certainty over whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). The Congress Core Group is likely to take a final decision on Friday. This even as the DMK on Thursday rejected a compromise formula for...
  • The Last Word: Should the Prime Minister attend the CHOGM summit in Colombo? November 5, 2013

    Two more central ministers have spoken out against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in view of their alleged atrocities on Tamils. The government is yet to decide whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM summit Nov...
  • SL Northern Province CM urges PM Manmohan Singh to visit the country November 1, 2013

    While there is opposition in India over Prime Minister's Manmohan Singh's Sri Lanka visit for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15, pressure is also coming from the CM of the Northern Province who has written to Manmohan Singh urging him to visit. In his letter CM Wigneswaran thanked...
  • Split within UPA as Chidambaram opposes PM's Lanka visit for CHOGM November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: There is a divide within the Congress and the government over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15 in Sri Lanka. Sources say that Finance Minister P Chidambaram as a Tamil MP feels that the government must factor in state interests....
  • DMK warns Centre of consequences if PM goes to Sri Lanka for CHOGM October 31, 2013

    Chennai: DMK chief Karunanidhi has warned the UPA government of consequences if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). "If the Prime Minister attends the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo then the parties which are in favour of it might have to face...
  • Despite opposition, PM likely to go to Sri Lanka for CHOGM summit October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite opposition from the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to go to Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to sources. Sources say that an advance security team has completed its Colombo recce. Sources say that the Prime Minister is likely to...
  • TN: Petrol bombs hurled at Chennai post offices, 4 arrested October 29, 2013

    Chennai: The Chennai police on Tuesday arrested four activists of the Dravidar Vidhuthalai Kazhagam, a Tamil interests group, for hurling petrol bombs at two post offices in Chennai. The miscreants hurled 23 petrol bombs at post offices in Mandaveli and Mylapore at 7 am. The arrested accused are Umapathy, Marimuthu, Ravanan...
  • Countries who don't attend CHOGM will be isolated: Sri Lankan envoy October 25, 2013

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka. Speaking to CNNIBN, Kariyawasam said, "If PM Singh doesn't go, we have to think about who it will affect. Who will...
  • India will be isolated if PM skips Commonwealth meet: Sri Lanka envoy October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. This came as the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution asking the Prime Minister not to attend the meet in Sri Lanka....
  • Sri Lanka hopes to sign FTA with China, says minister September 17, 2013

    Sri Lanka is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, a top minister said on Tuesday. The negative list is a key point that remains to be resolved, Xinhua quoted Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana, Sri Lanka's investment promotion minister, as saying. The minister said the government was attempting to promote Sri Lanka's...
  • Sri Lanka terms fishermen issue 'disquieting problem' August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka on Sunday said the problem of Indian fishermen entering its territorial waters was assuming "political dimensions" and it has taken to filing legal charges against them, keeping them in custody and slapping fines on them as a means of "effective deterrence". Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris,...
  • Queen Elizabeth to skip Commonwealth summit in Colombo May 7, 2013

    London: For the first time in 40 years, Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Commonwealth summit to be held in Sri Lanka in November, deciding to send her son Prince Charles instead for the biennial event. 87yearold Queen will miss the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for the first...
  • War crimes charges filed against Rajapaksa October 25, 2011

    Melbourne: Ahead of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, a Sri Lankan man, who migrated to Australia, has filed war crimes charges against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a city court. Rajapaksa will arrive in Australia on Tuesday to participate in the CHOGM to be held at Perth. Jegan Waran,...
  • AlQaeda plot to kill Queen Elizabeth foiled January 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Uganda Government has revealed that alQaedabacked terrorists had hatched a plot to assassinate Commonwealth leaders including Queen Elizabeth II, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting last November. Uganda says these terrorists were posing as a TV crew with explosives hidden in a broadcasting van. Two...