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  • Has India betrayed Tamils at the UN Human Rights Council? March 20, 2013

    It is perhaps the first time that a resolution pushed by one country, the US, against another country, Sri Lanka, has destabilised the government in a third country. Away from the political heat for the UPA government, is the anger on the streets of Tamil Nadu, against the treatment of...
  • News 360: Centre pushes for a resolution on Sri Lanka in Lok Sabha March 20, 2013

    The Centre is working on amendments to the US resolution on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and is also pushing for a resolution to be passed by the Lok Sabha. The all-party meeting called by Speaker Meira Kumar, however, failed to reach any consensus. ...
  • Protests against Sri Lanka have taken form of terrorism: Envoy March 20, 2013

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasada Kariyawasam spoke to CNN-IBN and slammed the US-sponsored resolution against the island country by calling it "unnecessary". He added that the protesters demonstrating against Sri Lanka are all "uninformed" and their agitations have taken form of "terrorism". ...
  • 'Last-minute changes to UN resolution on Sri Lanka unlikely' March 20, 2013

    UN envoy Dilip Sinha is in Parliament to meet PMO officials. He is briefing the government on amendments to the UNHRC resolution. ...
  • FTN: Lankan crisis: Does DMK matter more than diplomacy? March 19, 2013

    The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the second biggest constituent of the ruling government, severed ties with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on Tuesday, but the move posed no immediate threat to the minority government, which said it is "stable and will continue to stay in power". The M Karunanidhi-led DMK,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • UPA under siege: Is DMK pullout from govt mere political posturing? March 19, 2013

    The DMK caught the UPA on the wrong foot on Tuesday as it announced a pullout from the alliance over the Sri Lanka war crimes issue. ...
  • SL row: Don't want to topple UPA govt, says DMK MP March 19, 2013

    The DMK on Tuesday pulled out from the UPA government over the Sri Lankan war crimes issue. It said its ministers will resign soon. ...
  • Will continue to support the government: SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav March 19, 2013

    SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that the DMK has still not withdrawn support from the UPA as they haven't notified the President. ...
  • Will reconsider if Parliament passes resolution ahead of UN vote: Karuna March 19, 2013

    After DMK's decision to withdraw support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government, the UPA Government is now reduced to minority. ...
  • DMK withdrawal from the UPA a drama: Subramanian Swamy March 19, 2013

    Subramanian Swamy said if the DMK is serious, they should write to the President that they are withdrawing support. ...
  • Is the DMK holding India's foreign policy hostage? March 19, 2013

    The DMK has demanded that the UPA government should take a very strong stand on the alleged war crimes resolution against Sri Lanka and threatened to pull out its ministers from the Union Cabinet if India did not vote in favour of the US-sponsored resolution. ...
  • News 360: DMK may pull out of UPA after talks on SL issue fail, say sources March 18, 2013

    The talks between Congress leaders and DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday evening on the Sri Lankan issue failed to achieve a breakthrough. ...
  • Resolution against Sri Lanka 'unnecessary', says country's envoy March 18, 2013

    Sri Lankan envoy to India Prasada Kariyawasam called resolution against the island country unnecessary and said it will create ill-will among certain communities. He also said that those protesting against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu are taking the form of terrorism. ...
  • Will India take a stand against Sri Lanka's sovereign rights over Tamils issue? March 17, 2013

    After DMK Chief Karunanidhi once again threatened to pull out of the UPA government over the Sri lankan Tamils issue, the Centre tried to assure him saying no decision will be taken before consulting him. However, everything points to India not taking a stand against Sri Lanka's sovereign rights. ...
  • SL war crimes: We'll keep demanding an international inquiry, says D Raja March 17, 2013

    CPI(M) MP D Raja said his party will keep pressing for their demand to order an international inquiry into the Sri Lanka war crimes. ...
  • DMK urges govt to push for amendments in UN resolution on Sri Lanka March 16, 2013

    With emotions running high in Tamil Nadu over the issue of war crimes committed against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the UPA government is under tremendous pressure from its ally, the DMK. The DMK has said that unless the UPA supports the amended resolution by the US in the United Nations,...
  • Govt will protect interest of Tamils in Sri Lanka: Narayanasamy March 16, 2013

    Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy, while commenting on human rights violations against Tamils in Sri Lanka, said "The resolution on Sri Lanka is coming up in the UN Human Rights Commission and the draft of the resolution has been circulated after which, a final decision will be taken....
  • Political reconciliation in SL the only way: PM March 8, 2013

    The question of which way will India vote on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka has become more complex after the US circulated its draft, a copy of which is with CNN-IBN. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that political reconciliation in Sri Lanka is the only way out. ...
  • No gap between India, Sri Lanka, ties are robust: Lankan envoy March 6, 2013

    Amid indications that India will vote against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva, Lankan envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has told CNN-IBN that it won't set back ties between the two countries. ...
  • Chennai: MDMK, other groups protest against alleged atrocities on Tamils in Sri Lanka March 4, 2013

    MDMK and other groups protested outside the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission against alleged atrocities on Tamils in Sri Lanka. ...
  • Special report: Protests in Bangladesh over war crimes tribunal February 21, 2013

    This week on World View: Protests in Bangladesh over war crimes tribunal, a special report from Dhaka and the documentary No Fire Zone has set off a new round of protests over alleged human rights violation by Sri Lanka forces during 2009. Is it propaganda or proof of brutality: Should...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Prasada Kariyawasam February 20, 2013

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasada Kariyawasam speaks to CNNIBN on the allegations of war crimes against the LTTE. ...
  • Was Prabhakaran's son shot in cold blood by Sri Lankan army? February 19, 2013

    Some photographs have shown LTTE chief Prabhakaran's son shot dead with five bullet wounds. ...
  • Captaincy has done Clarke a lot of good: Srikkanth December 27, 2012

    Michael Clarke created Thursday an Australian record of maximum Test runs in a calender year with 1,595 runs, overtaking Ricky Ponting. ...
  • ICC needs to keep tab on T20 leagues October 8, 2012

    A new channel carried out a sting operation exposing umpires agreeing to fix Twenty20 matches in return for financial benefits. ...
  • Samuels innings made all the difference: Chopra October 8, 2012

    CNNIBN's cricket experts review West Indies' World T20 win on Sunday night. ...
  • Can West Indies surprise favourites Sri Lanka? October 7, 2012

    CNNIBN's cricket experts discuss what possibly can happen in the World Twenty20 final between Sri Lanka and West Indies. ...
  • Sri Lanka in their second World T20 final October 5, 2012

    Sri Lankan spinners defended a paltry 139 on a turning track to beat Pakistan by 16 runs in the ICC World Twenty20 semifinal. ...
  • Sri Lanka a surprise entry into semifinal: Manjrekar October 2, 2012

    After defeating England in their last Super Eight match, Sri Lanka become the first team to book a semifinal berth in World T20. ...