Governor convenes Tamil Nadu Assembly on January 30

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Tuesday convened the Assembly session on January 30.

DMK to join debate on India`s CHOGM participation, if taken up

DMK MPs would join a debate on India`s participation in Commonwealth Heads of Government summit, if the matter was taken for discussion in the winter session of Parliament, party chief M Karunanidhi said today.

Ties with Lanka will continue to strengthen: India

India asserted that the Prime Minister`s decision not to visit Sri Lanka for CHOGM was absolutely no "reflection" on the strength of the bilateral relationship.

China asks Lanka to protect, promote human rights

China asked Sri Lanka to "make efforts to protect and promote human rights", backing calls by India, Britain and other countries at the CHOGM to address allegations of rights abuses against Tamils.

Vasan appreciates David Cameron`s efforts on ethnic Tamils

GK Vasan hailed "positive" efforts by British PM David Cameron in seeking an independent probe into alleged human rights violations against ethnic Tamils during CHOGM in Sri Lanka.

Rajapaksa rejects Cameron`s demand for probe into war crimes

Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron`s demand for an international inquiry and said Sri Lanka must be trusted to conduct its own probe.

Salman Khurshid regrets PM not attending CHOGM

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday expressed regret that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not visit Jaffna, a feat undertaken by his British counterpart David Cameron, who became the first head of government to visit the war-torn northern province in Sri Lanka since its independence in 1948.

Karunanidhi not optimistic about Khurshid`s Lanka visit

Indicating that earlier rounds of talks between India and Sri Lanka over a series of issues had not yielded desired results, DMK on Friday wondered if the latest visit by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to Colombo will bring about any change.

David Cameron`s convoy stopped by Tamil protesters in Jaffna

Shortly after landing in Jaffna, British Prime Minister David Cameron`s convoy was stopped by Tamil protesters.

Don`t turn Commonwealth into `punitive` grouping: Rajapaksa

The CHOGM summit opened on Friday with a combative Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asking countries not to turn the Commonwealth into a "punitive and judgemental" grouping or indulge in "prescriptive" ways.

PM not at CHOGM due to domestic compulsions: Khurshid

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh decided against attending the CHOGM summit as he was pressed by "competing sentiments" in India, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said.

Sri Lanka main opposition to skip CHOGM

Sri Lanka`s main opposition United National Party (UNP) ON Thursday decided to stay away from CHOGM that begins tomorrow.

PM`s decision no reflection on India-Sri Lankan relations: Foreign Secretary

India on Thursday made it clear that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s absence at the CHOGM summit here is no reflection of the importance it attaches to the relationship with Sri Lanka.

CHOGM to begin amid allegations of rights violations by Sri Lanka

Absence of PM Manmohan Singh and counterparts from Canada and Mauritius cast shadow over 3-day CHOGM summit amid allegations of human rights violations against Tamils in Sri Lanka`s war against LTTE.

Open to meeting Narendra Modi: David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a-day long trip to India, said that he was open to meeting all elected leaders, including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, reports said Thursday.

Respect Indian PM`s decision to boycott CHOGM: David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron today said he was all for attending a multilateral platform like CHOGM as, rather than boycotting it, one could help lead it by raising issues of human rights.

India will stand by Lankan Tamils: Foreign Secretary tells TNA

India today assured Sri Lankan Tamils that it will stand by them and do its best to ensure that they are able to live a life of respect and dignity.

Commonwealth Development agenda post-2015 should be under UN: India

India on Wednesday said the agenda of the Commonwealth Development post-2015 should be brought under the auspices of the United Nations for a transparent, democratic and inclusive approach.

HC dismisses PIL on CHOGM; says it cannot interfere in policy matter

Madras HC Bench dismissed a PIL seeking to restrain the Centre from sending a delegation to CHOGM scheduled in Sri Lanka from November 15.

CPI criticises govt on CHOGM meet issue

CPI on Wednesday accused the UPA government of adopting a "callous" attitude towards the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution on human rights violations in Sri Lanka, saying it would have far-reaching consequences on Centre-State relations.