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After PM Modi’s offer, new cricket move across the Commonwealth

As part of the new initiative, government representatives, diplomats, celebrities and religious leaders will join a series of exhibition matches, beginning with two at Lords and Indian Gymkhana Club this month.
India’s idea is to reach out to smaller countries that do not have  similar cricket facilities and access to coaches, and lay a network for what will be the future generation of the Commonwealth.(Getty Images)
India’s idea is to reach out to smaller countries that do not have  similar cricket facilities and access to coaches, and lay a network for what will be the future generation of the Commonwealth.(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 04, 2018 09:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London

Signing of MoU on return of illegal Indians in UK put off

British PM Theresa May has often linked the return of illegal immigrants to improving visa offer for Indians, but the row over treatment of Commonwealth citizens shelved the plan during Modi’s visit.
British PM Theresa May greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the official welcome ceremony for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.(AP)
British PM Theresa May greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the official welcome ceremony for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.(AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2018 10:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London

Commonwealth lauds Bangladesh for sheltering Rohingya

CHOGM leaders called for a halt to all violence, a restoration of normality, and accountability of the perpetrators of gross violations of human rights through and independent process of investigation.
Journalists put their hands up to ask questions during the closing press conference for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Marlborough House in London on Friday.(AP)
Journalists put their hands up to ask questions during the closing press conference for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Marlborough House in London on Friday.(AP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 09:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London

PM Modi uses soft power of cricket at Commonwealth summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the heads of 52 other countries that India would train 30 boys and 30 girls under the age of 16 every year with the help of the BCCI.
Britain's Prince Charles greets Prime Narendra Modi in a receiving line for the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace in London, on April 19, 2018.(AP)
Britain's Prince Charles greets Prime Narendra Modi in a receiving line for the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace in London, on April 19, 2018.(AP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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By Prasun Sonwalkar, London

Prince Charles to succeed Queen Elizabeth as next head of Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 on Saturday, has been the head since the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952.
Britain's Prince Charles speaks to Prime Minister Theresa May before taking part in a receiving line at the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace in London, on April 19, 2018.(Reuters)
Britain's Prince Charles speaks to Prime Minister Theresa May before taking part in a receiving line at the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace in London, on April 19, 2018.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth backs son Charles to take on Commonwealth role

The Commonwealth evolved out of the British empire in the mid-20th century, and the Queen has been its head since her reign began in 1952.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales arrive for the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales arrive for the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 09:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

India funds key scheme for small Commonwealth states

The Commonwealth Small States Trade Finance Facility is expected to help small states to obtain easier access to international trade finance.
A photo of the Indian tricolor flag with birds and sky in the background at the Delhi Town Hall, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India, on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
A photo of the Indian tricolor flag with birds and sky in the background at the Delhi Town Hall, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India, on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 10:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

UK wants India to take on more important role in Commonwealth, says diplomat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the UK on Tuesday and participate in bilateral meetings the next day before a ‘Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting’ dinner hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May in London.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the 12th G-20 Summit, in Hamburg, Germany.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the 12th G-20 Summit, in Hamburg, Germany.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2018 02:12 PM IST
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PTI, London | By HT Correspondent

Apologise to Commonwealth for UK's mistakes, Labour urges PM May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting against the backdrop of Brexit. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May ahead of their meeting in New Delhi in November 2016.(REUTERS FILE)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May ahead of their meeting in New Delhi in November 2016.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 07:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London

India key to US$1.5 trillion intra-Commonwealth trade, investment

Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the report titled ‘Strengthening the Commonwealth Advantage: Trade, Technology, Governance’ says intra-Commonwealth investment has seen a “dramatic rise” driven by India in recent years.
A photo of the Indian national flag at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi on February 15, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A photo of the Indian national flag at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi on February 15, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 08:34 AM IST
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London, Hindustan Times | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Australia hit reset at Commonwealth Games 2018 following cricket scandal

Australia’s reputation for tough but fair competition took a hit when Test cricketers admitted ball-tampering. They will look to hit the reset button at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
The XXI edition of the Commonwealth Games will begin on Wednesday in the Australian city of Gold Coast.(AFP)
The XXI edition of the Commonwealth Games will begin on Wednesday in the Australian city of Gold Coast.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Gold Coast | By Agence France-Presse

Two Indian activists shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards for work on gender equality

Mirnalini Dayal has been recognised for her work as a campaign leader for Health Over Stigma and Yogesh Kumar as the founder of social enterprise Even Cargo.
Delhi-based activists Mirnalini Dayal and Yogesh Kumar were singled out for their work in the field of achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 on gender equality.(DD News)
Delhi-based activists Mirnalini Dayal and Yogesh Kumar were singled out for their work in the field of achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 on gender equality.(DD News)
Published on Mar 27, 2018 02:11 PM IST
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