MALDIVES

  • Sentencing Nasheed shows that no man is above law: Foreign Affairs Minister of Maldives March 17, 2015

    Foreign Affairs Minister of Maldives Dunya Maumoon said that the Mohd. Nasheed verdict had only proved that no one is above the law. "Nasheed will get a fair appeal is our assurance. We are updating international communities on the case. If Nasheed was serious about his political career shouldn't...
  • Will not take directions from India or any country: Maldives March 16, 2015

    Colombo: Amid mounting international pressure to free convicted former president Mohammed Nasheed, Maldives on Monday made clear that it would not be taking directions from India or any other country on the issue. "I have consistently said that India respects our sovereignty and our independence," Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon, the daughter...
  • Exclusive: Ex-Maldives Minister Ahmed Naseem says India can use its influence to press for Nasheed's release March 15, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra, former foreign minister of Maldives Ahmed Naseem said that India is not doing enough despite its prominent role in the region. "India must initiate a dialogue and pressurise the Yameen government to release former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed from...
  • India's 'deep concern' over Nasheed jail term in Maldives March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Saturday voiced "deep concern" over the developments in the Maldives, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court of that country under anti-terror laws. "We are deeply concerned over the developments in the Maldives....
  • Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in prison March 14, 2015

    Colombo: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012. The verdict is the latest chapter in three turbulent years in which Nasheed, the Indian Ocean...
  • Maldives President addresses Parliament amid opposition protests March 2, 2015

    Male: Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday delivered the annual presidential address amid vociferous protests from opposition MPs demanding the release of the country's former leader Mohammed Nasheed who has been detained on terrorism charges. Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Jumhooree Party (JP) MPs gathered in front of the secretariat...
  • I am not a terrorist says Former Maldivian President Nasheed February 26, 2015

    Male: Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday said he was not a terrorist and nor did he authorise any arrest as he appeared for a late night hearing in a criminal court in Male four days after he was arrested under anti-terrorism laws. During the second hearing, the prosecutor general...
  • India must not interfere in Nasheed arrest case, says Maldives High Commissioner February 24, 2015

    Dramatic scenes in Maldives were witnessed where former President Mohammad Nasheed was arrested on terror charges. He was dragged into the court after he resisted police attempts to stop him from speaking to journalists. However, when India expressed concern over manhandling of the former President, the Maldives High Commissioner said...
  • India concerned at former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed's arrest and manhandling February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on a terror charge, India on Monday expressed concern at his arrest and manhandling. Nasheed, the leader of opposition and chief of Maldivian Democratic Party, was dragged in the court by the police for the hearing in the...
  • Former Maldivian president Nasheed dragged by security forces, to remain in jail till final verdict February 23, 2015

    Male: A day after he was arrested, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday was virtually dragged by the security forces to be presented before the Criminal Court, which ruled that the opposition leader will remain in custody until the case against him was complete. 47-year-old Nasheed was arrested on Sunday...
  • Maldives Police arrests ex-president Mohamed Nasheed under anti-terrorism laws February 22, 2015

    Male: Maldives police have arrested former president and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed under anti-terrorism laws. A document signed by the prosecutor general said that Nasheed was arrested Sunday to stand trial for his 2012 order as president to arrest a senior judge. It said he was being charged under anti-terrorism...
  • Boman Irani and wife celebrate 30th wedding anniversary in Maldives January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Instead of throwing a lavish party, actor Boman Irani is celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary with his wife in a solitary way with just the sun, sand and pristine beaches of Maldives as their company. The actor, who got married to Zenobia Jan 28, 1985, took to micro-blogging site Twitter...
  • India airlifts water to resolve national crisis in Maldives December 5, 2014

    Male/New Delhi: With the Maldives facing a national crisis after a fire in its capital's lone water treatment plant, India on Friday sent nearly 200 tonnes of water by air and dispatched a naval vessel carrying a large consignment of water and RO facility to the island nation. The enormous effort...
  • India committed to Maldives' security & stability: Sushma Swaraj November 3, 2014

    Male:India on Monday reaffirmed its strong commitment towards security, stability and prosperity of Maldives while favouring expansion of ties in areas like trade and investment. External Affairs Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Maldivian counterpart Dunya Maumoon during which bilateral and regional issues of mutual interests were discussed. Swaraj made a...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men crush Maldives to enter Volleyball quarters September 24, 2014

    Indian men hardly broke a sweat as they thrashed unfancied Maldives 25-10 25-19 25-17 in exactly an hour to enter the quarterfinal of the Volleyball competition at the 17th Asian Games here today. The male spikers had beaten Hong Kong in their first group league game and by virtue of two...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 150 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show September 14, 2014

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 150 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Asian Games football: India women thrash Maldives 150 in opener September 14, 2014

    India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian women's football team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 150 in their first Group A match on Sunday and move a step closer...
  • China's President Xi to make his first visit to India September 9, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Xi will begin his trip in Tajikistan where he will attend...
  • Maldives court denies deportation of Pakistani criminals July 5, 2014

    Colombo: A Maldives court has denied ordering the deportation of two Pakistanis caught by police in the biggest drug bust in the history of the country, a statement said on Friday. Four Maldivians, three Bangladeshis, and 11 Pakistanis were taken into custody March 10 with 24 kg of heroin, which local...
  • 'Maldives accords highest respect to India as global leader' May 28, 2014

    The Maldives accords the highest respect to India's interests and status as a global leader, President Abdulla Yameen has said as he reaffirmed his country's commitment to further strengthening bilateral ties. During a 30minute meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday, Yameen expressed confidence that the longstanding...
  • India crowned South Asian basketball champions May 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: The senior Indian men's team routed Maldives 10832 to be crowned champions at the third South Asian Basketball Association Championship 2014. India's greater international experience, height, speed, skill, endurance and strength were too much to handle for the Maldivians. India's suffocating half court defence meant that Maldives were rarely able to...
  • Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu March 28, 2014

    Nepal will hold the 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu on November 14, the third time the country is hosting the event since the establishment of eight-member regional grouping in 1985. A cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday decided to hold the summit on November 14 and directed...
  • Maldives votes amid controversy March 22, 2014

    Lines of voters were seen outside polling stations as the Maldives parliamentary elections commenced in Male on Saturday morning. There are a total of 302 candidates, including 23 women, vying for 85 constituencies. Of these, capital Male holds the largest number of constituencies at 13, with seven in Addu city and...
  • Malaysia discounts possible missing plane sighting in Maldives March 19, 2014

    Investigators probing the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board have discounted reports the plane may have been sighted over the Maldives, Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. Several residents of Kudahuvadhoo, one of the more remote atolls in the Indian Ocean island chain nation, had...
  • India calls for institutional reform within the SAARC February 20, 2014

    India on Thursday called for institutional reform within the SAARC and define a clear set of policies on the nature of the grouping's relations with countries having observer status. The eightmember grouping needs to "move faster and to add momentum to our cooperation within the SAARC framework," External Affairs Minister Salman...
  • UdayNargis holiday in Maldives; are they going the RanbirKatrina way? January 5, 2014

    After Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were spotted on a beach in Ibiza, Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakhri, the other two lovebirds have also been snapped together. Both Uday and Nargis were recently spotted on a beach in Maldives where they ushered in the New Year. While the buzz has...
  • Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen visits Lake City January 3, 2014

    Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen on Friday reached Udaipur on a twoday visit. Accompanied by his wife and other delegates, Yameen was received by Udaipur Mayor Rajni Dangi, District Collector Ashutosh AT, IGP Amrit Kalash, SP Mahesh Goyal and other officers at the Maharana Pratap airport. The Maldivian President visited places including Saheliyon...
  • New Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom to arrive today January 1, 2014

    Newlyelected Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom will arrive in Delhi on Wednesday on his first official visit after assuming office in November to discuss key bilateral and regional issues amid assertions by India that the visit will enhance ties. Accompanied by his wife Madam Fathimath Ibrahim and a high level delegation,...
  • Relations with India a priority, says Maldives president November 22, 2013

    Newlyelected Maldives President Abdulla Yameen says his country's relations with India were a priority. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Yameen said he looked forward to an early opportunity to discuss issues of common interest. Yameen also invited him to visit Maldives at an early date. "I take this opportunity to...