• Potential coal mining scam in MP, Chhattisgarh? March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: A CAG report in national daily 'The Times of India' says the government lost Rs 10.67 lakh crore by not auctioning coal blocks between 2004 and 2009. CNN-IBN had reported on a potential coal scam about six months ago. CNN-IBN had traveled to Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Despite...
  • Has India lost the mango and the sack in the Maldives?

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    Democracy is rough road littered with potholes. Either you avoid them and play safe, or you fill them up for a smoother ride in the...

  • Commonwealth ministerial group suspends Maldives February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Stopping just short of suspending the Maldives from the Commonwealth, the inter-governmental organization of 53 member states-mainly former British colonies - has declared that the island nation on Indian Ocean would no longer be part of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) while it remained on the Commonwealth's...
  • What happened in Maldives that led to coup? February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: What really happened in Maldives that led to the toppling of the first democratically elected president in the island nation. CNN-IBN brings you the inside story of how the coup was planned, plotted and executed to perfection. Chief Judge Abdullah Mohammed of Criminal court in Maldives was arrested...
  • Maldives crisis: Will tourist inflow continue? February 20, 2012

    Male: The unrest in Maldives not just has political implications, but its biggest casualty could be the island's biggest source of income. But luckily, the tourist hotspot still remains a favoured holiday destination. It is for the silver beaches, the turquoise water and the good life that the rich and...
  • Maldives: What prompted India to back early polls? February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Initially in support of the coup in Maldives, India has now changed it's position and wants early elections in the island nation. But initially, the speed with which the largest democracy in the world abandoned the youngest democracy in Maldives has left many bewildered. what has prompted this...
  • India changes stance on Maldives crisis February 17, 2012

    Male: When Mohammed Nasheed became the first democratically elected president of the Maldives, he opened the doors for New Delhi like never before. GMR got the contract to rebuild the international airport, prompting religious extremists calling for Nasheed's head. But more importantly, after trying in vain for three decades, India...
  • India supports call for early election in Maldives February 16, 2012

    Male: One and half week after the coup in Maldives, India changed it's position and Foreign Secretary on Thursday announced that New Delhi wants early elections in Maldives. But initially, the speed with which the largest democracy in the world abandoned the youngest democracy in Maldives has left many bewildered....
  • Maldives crisis: Waheed's brother quits February 16, 2012

    Male: President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan's brother, the Deputy High Commissioner of the Maldives to the UK, has announced his resignation and called for his brother to follow suit. Naushad Hassan said, "He could not support a regime that had taken over through a coup." Mohammed Waheed Hassan after the...
  • Maldives crisis: The Commonwealth to probe fall of Nasheed February 14, 2012

    Mohamed Nasheed was Maldives' first democratically elected leader who came to power in 2008. ...
  • Maldives crisis: The coup in paradise February 14, 2012

    Track all the developments in Maldives with CNN-IBN's Chief National Correspondent Sumon K Chakrabarti. ...
  • Maldives: Scared MPs take refuge in Parliament February 13, 2012

    20 MPs from former president Mohammed Nasheed's party spent Sunday night hiding in Parliament fearing arrest and even torture. ...
  • Maldives: Nasheed supporters clash with police February 13, 2012

    Male: Riot police in Maldives clashed with former president Mohammed Nasheed supporters outside Parliament on Sunday. This came even as 20 MPs from his party spent the night holed up inside the Parliament building, fearing arrest and torture. Demonstrations outside Parliament started late on Sunday evening. People gathered when the...
  • New Maldivian President expands cabinet today February 12, 2012

    Male: New Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed Hassan expanded his cabinet on Sunday amid the ongoing crisis in the island nation. The expansion includes two key players from former dictator Gayoom's administration. The new President has inducted seven new ministers in his cabinet but the post of vice president has been...
  • Maldives: Waheed inducts 7 ministers in Cabinet February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: New Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan on Sunday inducted seven ministers into his Cabinet. The move can be seen as an attempt to consolidate his position in the country. The south Asian country continues to be on the boil ever since the forced ouster of former president Mohammed...