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Maldives rejoins Commonwealth; island nation had quit organisation in October 2016 over criticism of its human rights record
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Maldives rejoins Commonwealth; island nation had quit organisation in October 2016 over criticism of its human rights record

Maldives had quit the Commonwealth in October 2016 after being threatened with suspension over its human rights record and lack of progress on democratic reform

Rahul Dravid supervises training of aspiring cricketers from 16 Commonwealth countries at National Cricket Academy
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Rahul Dravid supervises training of aspiring cricketers from 16 Commonwealth countries at National Cricket Academy

The one-month long camp, organised from 1-30 October, is being conducted at the NCA in Bengaluru, where some of the best coaches in the country are coaching the trainees under the supervision of Rahul Dravid.

S Jaishankar to attend Commonwealth Foreign Ministers' Meeting in London, likely to meet British counterpart Jeremy Hunt
India

S Jaishankar to attend Commonwealth Foreign Ministers' Meeting in London, likely to meet British counterpart Jeremy Hunt

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar will attend the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers' Meeting in London today.

No meeting planned between India, Pakistan foreign ministers on sidelines of Commonwealth event, says MEA
World

No meeting planned between India, Pakistan foreign ministers on sidelines of Commonwealth event, says MEA

No meeting has been planned between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of a conclave of foreign ministers of Commonwealth nations in London next week

BBC apologises for 'mixing up' Narendra Modi with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena
World

BBC apologises for 'mixing up' Narendra Modi with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

BBC apologised for mistakenly referring to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a live news broadcast of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Britain's Prince Charles appointed head of Commonwealth, to succeed Queen Elizabeth II
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Britain's Prince Charles appointed head of Commonwealth, to succeed Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Charles was approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a meeting of the group’s heads of government in Windsor on Friday, Sky News reported

LGBT activists in London call for decriminalisation of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries
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LGBT activists in London call for decriminalisation of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries

Activists gathered in London for a protest denouncing homophobia and calling for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries.

India taking a leadership role in the Commonwealth can revitalise grouping, make the UK relevant again
India

India taking a leadership role in the Commonwealth can revitalise grouping, make the UK relevant again

Ultimately, the Commonwealth is undoubtedly a colonial hangover, but then so are neckties. And there's no reason to throw either out just yet.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Super Saina Nehwal ensures gold number 26 for India, gives fans a memorable CWG finale
Sports

Commonwealth Games 2018: Super Saina Nehwal ensures gold number 26 for India, gives fans a memorable CWG finale

Saina's gold enhanced India's gold collection to 26, which is a creditable tally, featuring more gold than silver or bronze medals, and is the country's best showing for a Commonwealth Games held outside India.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra throws 86.47m, proves Indian track and field has bright future ahead
Sports

Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra throws 86.47m, proves Indian track and field has bright future ahead

Indian athletics has remained devoid of superstars since PT Usha's exit. So Neeraj Chopra's exploits at the Under-20 World Championship in 2016 captured the imagination of the nation.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Veteran MC Mary Kom, young Gaurav Solanki claim boxing gold medals
Sports

Commonwealth Games 2018: Veteran MC Mary Kom, young Gaurav Solanki claim boxing gold medals

The legend of MC Mary Kom grew larger as she became the first Indian woman boxer to claim a Commonwealth Games gold (48kg), joined by Gaurav Solanki (52kg) in the top-finishers' group after the first set of finals on Saturday

Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja bring India glory on Day 1
Sports

Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja bring India glory on Day 1

Catch all the latest updates from Day 1 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite Commonwealth nations to use BCCI's cricket facilities at CHOGM summit
First Cricket News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite Commonwealth nations to use BCCI's cricket facilities at CHOGM summit

The Government of India it seems has decided to use cricket to further its international relations, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to invite members of the Commonwealth to make use of their facilities.

At Commonwealth meet, Ravi Shankar Prasad questions debates on rights of terrorists, says victims are biggest sufferers
India

At Commonwealth meet, Ravi Shankar Prasad questions debates on rights of terrorists, says victims are biggest sufferers

Why does the debate on human rights only highlight the rights of terrorists and not the victims, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked.

Maldives quits Commonwealth alleging interference in internal affairs
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Maldives quits Commonwealth alleging interference in internal affairs

The Maldives angrily quit the Commonwealth on Thursday after years of wrangling over its human rights record since the toppling of its first democratically-elected leader four years ago.

Booker Prize longlist announced, JM Coetzee favourite to win third crown
Life

Booker Prize longlist announced, JM Coetzee favourite to win third crown

Celebrated South African novelist JM Coetzee and US Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among the contenders announced for Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction

Commonwealth's first female leader Patricia Scotland to battle abuse against women, climate change
World

Commonwealth's first female leader Patricia Scotland to battle abuse against women, climate change

Critics brand the Commonwealth ineffectual, but its incoming chief Patricia Scotland believes the 53-country organisation can use its strength to achieve miracles — such as eradicating domestic violence.

Next month's India-Africa Summit will be Narendra Modi's biggest global diplomacy spectacle
World

Next month's India-Africa Summit will be Narendra Modi's biggest global diplomacy spectacle

With the Modi government planning to host representatives of more than 50 African States in New Delhi from 26th to 29th October, it is time to understand what this means for India, why this sudden interest and what are the dimensions of this engagement.

After J&K snub, India threatens to boycott Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in Pakistan
Politics

After J&K snub, India threatens to boycott Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in Pakistan

LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Speakers of state Assemblies are likely to boycott the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Islamabad after Pakistan chose not to extend an invitation to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta