Commonwealth chief says summit a success despite controversy

The Commonwealth chief on Saturday rejected suggestions that the controversy-hit CHOGM summit here would fail to produce real results, saying talks among leaders of the grouping have been "productive".

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.

CHOGM leaders must press Lanka on human rights: HRW

Leaders of Commonwealth countries attending the CHOGM summit must press host nation Sri Lanka on its human rights record and demand accountability, a prominent rights group has said.

CHOGM Summit: PM seeks to assuage feeling of TN people

Seeking to assuage the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu opposed to India`s participation in the CHGOM meet in Sri Lanka, PM Wednesday detailed relief and rehabilitation efforts for minorities living thee.

Considered decision of PM not to attend CHOGM summit: Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday that it was a considered decision of Manmohan Singh not to attend CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka.

Tamil Nadu Assembly to meet on Tuesday under anti-CHOGM cloud

An emergent session of Tamil Nadu Assembly has been summoned on Tuesday amid controversy over India`s participation in CHOGM Summit in Colombo.

CHOGM: UK recognises Manmohan Singh`s decision is a "difficult" one

United Kingdom today said it recognises that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s decision not to personally attend the CHOGM summit in Colombo from November 15 is a "difficult" one.

CHOGM summit: PM writes to Rajapaksa, expresses regret

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressing his regret for not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit being held in the island nation on November 15-16, reports said.

Nawaz Sharif to attend CHOGM summit in Colombo

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka next week.

CHOGM Summit: PM to skip meet, Salman Khurshid to represent India

Prime Ministe Manmohan Singh on Saturday finally fixed the India`s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) quandary by announcing that the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will head the November 15-17 CHOGM in Colombo.

Manmohan Singh may not attend CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is unlikely to go to Sri Lanka to attend the CHOGM summit in view of the strong sentiments in Tamil Nadu against the visit.

Vasan meets PM, presses for boycott of CHOGM Summit

Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him that India should boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit in Sri Lanka keeping in mind the sentiments of Tamil Nadu parties.

Lanka: TNA to stay away from CHOGM summit

In another blow for the vexed Commonwealth summit to be held here next month, Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party today said it would boycott the event.

PM to take appropriate decision on participation in CHOGM: Narayanasamy

In the wake of demands for India boycotting the CHOGM summit in Colombo, Narayanasamy said PM will take an "appropriate" decision on participation in the event after looking into all relevant issues.

Tamil Nadu Assembly passes resolution, asks Centre to boycott CHOGM

Tamil Nadu on Thursday asked the Central government to boycott next week’s Commonwealth meet in Sri Lanka.

India keeps up suspense on PM`s attending CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka

India on Friday kept the suspense on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka next month in view of strong opposition by Tamil parties.

Ansari in Perth for CHOGM summit

Vice-President Hamid Ansari arrived
here today to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of
Government meeting where India is set to oppose setting up of
a human rights monitor.