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  • Karnataka Dy CM faces trouble for alleged hate speech April 11, 2013

    Shimoga: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader KS Eshwarappa has landed in trouble with a local court admitting a complaint against him on charge of making a "hate speech." Judicial Magistrate First Class Arjun Nallur admitted a private complaint here by the President of minority cell of the district...
  • Maldives: Former President's brother arrested March 1, 2012

    Male: Fresh violence erupted in Maldives including inside the parliament that was scheduled to open on Thursday with supporters of former President Mohammed Nasheed attacking the police and preventing President Mohammed Waheed Hassan from making his opening address. Nazim Sattar, Nasheed's younger brother has been arrested along with 17 other protesters. Even...
  • 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 kept...
  • 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...
  • Maldives crisis: Nasheed upset with India, US February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former president Mohammed Nasheed hit out at India in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Nasheed said he is disappointed with India's reaction to the mutiny in his country and hopes that it would change its course soon. Nasheed said that he was forced to step down at gunpoint. He...
  • Major Cabinet expansion in Maldives today February 12, 2012

    Male: Maldives new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan is set to conduct a major Cabinet expansion on Sunday, even as his deposed predecessor Mohammed Nasheed postponed his scheduled visit to his power centre Addu, where his supporters had alleged a violent crackdown. Government sources said a major Cabinet expansion will take place...
  • Maldives: Addu tense, Commonwealth meet expected February 12, 2012

    Male: There seems to be no end to the political crisis in the Maldives. Male remained tense on Sunday with sporadic protests by the supporters of former president Mohammed Nasheed. However, the main concern is now slowly shifting to the island of Addu. Days after armed policemen and the military...
  • Maldives: Waheed to announce his cabinet soon February 11, 2012

    Male: Maldives new President Mohamed Waheed Hassan is likely to announce his "national unity" cabinet soon and has ordered a probe into the recent events that unfolded in this archipelago nation. "The cabinet is likely to be announced in two or three days," a senior Maldivian government official said. Waheed called...
  • Maldives crisis: US, UK call for negotiated talks February 11, 2012

    Male: The United States and the United Kingdom stepped in to try and diffuse the Maldives political crisis on Saturday. The UK government said the new Maldives government must prove its legitimacy first. US Assistant Secretary Robert Blake also arrived in the island country for talks with the new president....
  • Can India, Pak convert thaw into friendship? November 10, 2011

    Addu: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Maldives on Thursday, the atmospherics seem right. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday said "animosity is in the past" and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had said...