Maldives

  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men crush Maldives to enter Volleyball quarters 6 days ago

    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...
  • Maldives leader appoints niece as foreign minister November 19, 2013

    New Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has appointed his niece, the daughter of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, as the Foreign Minister, reviving the powerful family's influence over the country's politics. Dhunya Maumoon, 43, was appointed as the Foreign Minister along with five other ministers on Sunday, shortly after Yameen was...
  • Yameen takes power in Maldives, pledges to bolster economy November 17, 2013

    Abdulla Yameen was sworn in as Maldives president on Sunday, a day after wining a closely contested runoff election, ending nearly two years of political uncertainty that posed a threat to the Indian Ocean atoll nation's vital tourism sector. Yameen defeated former president Mohamed Nasheed with 51.6 percent of vote, bringing...
  • Abdulla Yameen officially named new Maldives president November 17, 2013

    The Maldives' Elections Commission on Sunday confirmed Abdulla Yameen, candidate of the Progressive Party, as the new president of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Mohammed Nasheed, former president and a contestant who was favoured to win, has at a press conference conceded his defeat. The results of the second round of the...
  • Maldives polls: Unexpected defeat for Nasheed, Yameen wins November 16, 2013

    Abdulla Yameen, halfbrother of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, on Saturday, clinched an unexpected victory in the presidential runoff elections by defeating former President Mohamed Nasheed, who had led in two recent aborted polls. The winning candidate, a 54year economist also known as Yameen Abdul Gayoom, contested as a Progressive...
  • Voting begins in Maldives presidential runoff November 16, 2013

    Male: The Maldives on Saturday began voting in the second round of the controversyridden presidential election as ousted leader Mohamed Nasheed faces a runoff against his closest rival, with the poll being held under global pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political turmoil. Early voters queued up...
  • Maldives President steps down ahead of runoff polls November 15, 2013

    In the face of pressure from the world community, Mohamed Waheed has stepped down as President of the Maldives on the eve of the second round of the country's controversyridden presidential polls. Waheed, who took office after the first democratically elected President, Mohamed Nasheed, resigned under duress in February 2012, had...
  • Maldives' democratic process breaks down again amid bickering November 10, 2013

    The Maldives' top court delayed holding the second round of the country's presidential poll yet again on Sunday, prolonging a political crisis that has sparked international criticism over the Indian Ocean state's repeated failure to hold free elections. Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader who first came to power...
  • Maldives: 88 per cent voter turnout in presidential polls November 9, 2013

    The Maldives saw a voter turnout of 88 percent as the Indian Ocean archipalego nation made a third attempt on Saturday to elect a new president and avoid a constitutional crisis. Voting, which started at 7 am, ended eightandahalf hours later and counting is now underway, local media reported. According to the...
  • Low voter turnout in Maldives' Presidential polls November 9, 2013

    Early voter turnout in the Maldives' controversyridden presidential polls was much lower than the annulled September 7 election, officials here said on Saturday amid fading hopes of conducting a runoff on Sunday. Elections Commission (EC) President Fuwad Thowfeek said, "Last time, a large number of people queued in the beginning. But...
  • Maldives gears up for presidential polls today November 9, 2013

    Male: Maldives on Friday affirmed that the controversyridden presidential polls set for Saturday will go ahead in order to avert a constitutional crisis. "Maldives is all geared for elections on Saturday," said Masood Imad, the spokesman for Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed. Saturday's polls will be Maldives' third attempt to elect a president...
  • Maldives set for Presidential polls on Saturday November 6, 2013

    After two failed attempts, the Presidential elections of Maldives is all set to happen on Saturday to avoid a constitutional crisis, with the three warring political parties agreeing on the final voters' list. The agreement to sign the list was reached after a meeting between the three Presidential candidates, Maldivian Democratic...
  • Indian envoy's car attacked in Male October 29, 2013

    The car of Indian High Commissioner Rajeev Shahare was damaged in the Maldives capital on Monday evening when assailants smashed the windscreen with a rock. The envoy was not in the car at the time. The car was attacked outside the Indian High Commission. The envoy and staff are safe, according...
  • Indian envoy's car damaged in Maldives October 28, 2013

    Indian High Commissioner Rajeev Shahare's car was damaged when unidentified persons hurled a rock at it in the Maldivian capital, on Monday, though no one was injured in the incident. Two unidentified persons riding a motorcycle threw a rock at the car while it was parked in front of the mission...
  • Maldives presidential candidates want elections on November 2 October 28, 2013

    All three presidential candidates in the Maldives have agreed to hold presidential election a week early on November 2 to avoid a constitutional crisis, media reports said in Male on Monday. The three presidential candidates have agreed to propose to the Elections Commission to hold the first round of the presidential...