A seven member delegation from the Maldivian Election Commission is on a visit to India to get first-hand experience of the assembly elections in Karnataka, as they prepare for forthcoming Presidential polls in the island nation.
Police in the Maldives detained opposition leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday, defying pressure from regional power India which had called for him to be free to campaign for elections.
Maldives authorities have called on the country's Islamic ministry and judiciary to stop the public flogging of a teenaged girl for having sex outside marriage, a government official said Friday.
A Maldives court has sentenced a 15-year-old alleged rape victim to 100 lashes and 8 months under house arrest after she admitted having had pre-marital sex in a separate incident, an official said today.
The Maldivian government Sunday denied any deal to allow ex-president Mohamed Nasheed to end his refuge at the Indian embassy in the capital and resume election campaigning without fear of arrest.
Following a series of consultations between a visiting Indian delegation and authorities in Maldives, former president Mohamed Nasheed walked out of the premises of the Indian high commission in Male on Saturday, ending his eleven days of refuge there. Jayanth Jacob reports.
With no signs of resolution to thesituation arising out of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed taking refuge in the Indian mission for the sixth day, India and Maldives on Monday engaged in a war of words with the former denying that its High Commission was being used for holding political meetings to incite violence in Male.
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed remained holed up in the Indian Mission here for the fourth day in a row even as the country's judicial watchdog accused Indian High commissioner DM Mullay of interfering in judicial process.
Maldivian judges today accused India's top envoy of meddling in domestic politics by sheltering ex-president Mohamed Nasheed who faces charges that could rule him out of contesting elections.
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has demanded that President Mohammed Waheed quit and an interim, caretaker government be set up to ensure free and fair elections in September.
Maldives today denied India's claim that it held discussions with Indian officials regarding former President Mohamed Nasheed, who sought "refuge" at the Indian High Commission in Male to evade arrest, saying it cannot interfere with the independence of the judiciary.
To evade arrest, former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed sought refuge in the Indian High Commission in Male on Wednesday, putting India in a spot.
A 24-year-old Indian computer teacher was brutally raped in Maldives and is in "very serious condition", prompting India to take up the matter with Maldivian government.
The Maldivian government today described as "seamless" the retaking of the country's international airport from a country developer following a bitter row that triggered a spat with its neighbour.
In yet another setback to embattled Indian infrastructure major GMR, a Singapore court today ruled that the Maldives government can take back the Male International Airport from the private firm.