Maldives Crisis

  • Nasheed meets Manmohan to discuss Maldives future 23-04-2012 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the two leaders reportedly discussed the political situation in the atoll nation and its future, as Nasheed's party has been pushing for early polls following his ouster in February. Nasheed, who is in New...
  • Nasheed wants foreign body to probe his ouster 07-03-2012 01:59 PM

    Male: Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed wants a foreign body to probe the circumstances of the 'coup' that ousted him last month and plunged the country into political crisis. Nasheed told at a news conference here last night that his Maldivian Democratic Party is considering requesting a "foreign organisation" to...
  • Maldives: Former President's brother arrested 01-03-2012 12:59 PM

    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...
  • Commonwealth ministerial group suspends Maldives 23-02-2012 03:11 AM

    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...
  • Commonwealth ministerial group suspends Maldives 22-02-2012 11:37 PM

    London: Maldives was on Wednesday suspended from the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group - the most powerful panel of the Commonwealth body - following the recent developments in the country including the ousting of its democratically-elected President Mohamed Nasheed. At its extraordinary session in London on Wednesday, the CMAG received a...
  • Maldives crisis: Will tourist inflow continue? 20-02-2012 09:01 AM

    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...
  • Maldivian government asked to fix poll date 17-02-2012 09:18 PM

    Male: Over 7,000 supporters of the opposition MDP party of ousted President Mohammed Nasheed on Friday assembled in Male in a show of strength, demanding that the new regime announce a date for polls under an India-brokered deal. Though the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) had initially planned a massive protest...
  • Maldives' opposition, ruling parties thank India 17-02-2012 06:11 PM

    Male: Maldives' ousted President Mohammed Nasheed's MDP party has said that it is grateful to India for its "timely intervention" to help resolve the political impasse in the county, a view shared by the new regime as well. "It has been a positive movement, a forward movement. India's role was...
  • India changes stance on Maldives crisis 17-02-2012 07:46 AM

    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...
  • Maldives crisis: Waheed's brother quits 16-02-2012 07:53 AM

    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...
  • India will lose influence to China: Nasheed 14-02-2012 07:07 PM

    Male: Dejected by the cold shoulder given by India, ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday said that New Delhi has taken his party "for granted" and may lose "leverage" to China under the new regime. Calling himself a great lover of India, Nasheed said unlike the opposition Progressive Party...
  • Maldives govt open to scrutiny over coup charges 13-02-2012 08:38 PM

    Male: Facing coup charges, the Maldives' new regime on Monday said it was open to any independent probe into transfer of power in the country, where the Commonwealth was sending a fact-finding team amid efforts by nations like India to resolve the political crisis. Nearly a week after Mohammed Nasheed,...
  • Maldives: Nasheed supporters clash with police 13-02-2012 08:54 AM

    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 12-02-2012 07:14 PM

    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 12-02-2012 01:14 PM

    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 12-02-2012 11:45 AM

    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....
  • Major Cabinet expansion in Maldives today 12-02-2012 10:20 AM

    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...
  • Maldives: Addu tense, Commonwealth meet expected 12-02-2012 08:51 AM

    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 11-02-2012 07:16 PM

    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...
  • Maldives crisis: US, UK call for negotiated talks 11-02-2012 06:37 PM

    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....
  • Maldivian tourism: Shaken but not stirred 11-02-2012 01:53 PM

    Male: Political instability in Maldives might have tarnished a bit of the country's image as the tropical tourist paradise but everyone in the island nation is keeping their fingers crossed. Maldives known for its deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees attracts several lakh tourists every...
  • Indians safe in unrest-hit Maldives 11-02-2012 10:30 AM

    Male: Indians, who constitute a significant chunk of the total population of over three lakh in Maldives, are safe in the country, where as unrest erupted following a regime change four days ago. There are about 29,000 Indians in the country and almost 22,000 of them live in Male, the...