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Leaders approve Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head

Leaders approve Prince Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head

Prince Charles has been approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth.

Apr 20, 2018, 22:24 PM IST
India to raise violent extremism, terrorism at Commonwealth meet: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India to raise violent extremism, terrorism at Commonwealth meet: Ravi Shankar Prasad

At the October 16 to 19 meet, Prasad will tell the forum how India has been using the Jandhan account, mobile and Aadhaar card to provide direct subsidy to the needy while wiping out the middlemen.

Oct 13, 2017, 18:28 PM IST

Over 400 firms to participate in Commonwealth SME trade summit

As many as 300 Indian firms and over 100 businesses from the Commonwealth will participate in the two-day India-Commonwealth Small and Medium Enterprises trade summit here.

May 27, 2017, 20:54 PM IST
Climate change could potentially wipe tiny island nations off the map: Prince Charles

Climate change could potentially wipe tiny island nations off the map: Prince Charles

Charles said some northern nations seemed worryingly ambivalent about the difference.

May 19, 2017, 08:32 AM IST

Support to terror must be basis for Commonwealth disqualification: India

The CMAG is held for ministers from the 52 Commonwealth countries to raise important issues and action points for the benefit of the organisation's membership.

Mar 17, 2017, 21:52 PM IST
Sakshi Malik says training camps in foreign countries are necessary for quality preparation

Sakshi Malik says training camps in foreign countries are necessary for quality preparation

Sakshi has been preparing for the upcoming PWL, her next target is to do well in Asian Games in Jakarta and Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Dec 23, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

Maldives quits Commonwealth, terms it 'difficult' but 'inevitable' decision

The Maldives on Thursday pulled out of the Commonwealth calling as "unjust" the grouping's decision to penalise the island nation over the circumstances that led to then President Mohamed Nasheed's ouster in 2012 and the lack of subsequent progress in resolving the political unrest.

Oct 13, 2016, 19:15 PM IST

Tiny Pacific island of Nauru goes to the polls

Voting to elect a new government on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru, international observers invited to monitor the polls.

Jul 09, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

Paris climate deal `more likely` due to Commonwealth accord

The Malta summit emphasised the link between global warming and migration. 

Nov 29, 2015, 19:15 PM IST

India joins UK, Aus to help poor nations combat climate change

A number of countries including Canada, Britain and Australia have pledged nearly USD 2.5 billion to help the poor countries fight global warming.

Nov 29, 2015, 12:03 PM IST

Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should climate talks flop

Prince Charles warned today that if international leaders fail to clinch a deal on climate change at talks in Paris next week, it would leave mankind facing a "perfect storm".

Nov 27, 2015, 01:40 AM IST

Commonwealth FMs to focus on global tax reforms co-operation

Creating a more participatory approach to tax co-operation tops the agenda of this year's meeting of Commonwealth finance ministers in Lima on October 7.

Oct 05, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

West Bengal and Britain sign 21 MoUs

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led delegation to the UK today clinched 21 MoUs with the UK in the fields of industry, health, education and urban development.

Jul 28, 2015, 04:42 AM IST

Most EU nationals in UK excluded from voting in referendum

Most European Union citizens who are resident in Britain will not be able to vote in a referendum on its membership of the bloc, the government said on Monday.

May 25, 2015, 11:59 AM IST

UK to honour Indian soldiers at World War I event

The UK will honour the Indian soldiers who fought alongside their British officers during the World War I with special plaques to be unveiled at a war memorial next month.

Feb 23, 2015, 22:28 PM IST

Commonwealth hails Lanka's 'credible' probe for war crimes

The Commonwealth on Tuesday welcomed Sri Lanka's intent to establish a "credible" probe mechanism into war crime allegations and hailed the appointment of a civilian governor in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province.

Feb 03, 2015, 17:29 PM IST
England RFU criticised for shirts featuring Victoria Cross

England RFU criticised for shirts featuring Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross Trust on Wednesday criticised England`s Rugby Football Union for its use of the Victoria Cross emblem on new international team shirts.

Sep 17, 2014, 18:56 PM IST

Commonwealth Games: New Zealand remain on sevens track after Scottish scare

Four-time champions New Zealand remained on track to add an unprecedented fifth Commonwealth rugby union sevens crown to their accolades after surviving a Scottish scare on the first day`s action.

Jul 27, 2014, 08:51 AM IST

Indian-born wrestler in Oz team for CWG

The Australian women`s wrestling team for this year`s Commonwealth has an Indian connect to it with the Punjab-born Rupinder Kaur making the cut in the three-strong squad for the July 23 to August 3 event Glasgow.

Jun 24, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

Shooter Manavjit signed by Anglian

A gold medallist at the Tucson World Cup in USA last month, ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu has been signed up by Anglian Medal Hunt in a year that will see him take a shot at earning a quota place for the 2016 Olympics, besides competing in Commonwealth and Asian Games.

May 11, 2014, 19:18 PM IST