• Nov 06, 2010 20:21 IST

    Strict new rules to regulate marriage ceremonies in Maldives

    The Maldives government has introduced new rules including a heavy fine in case of violations to regulate symbolic marriage ceremonies that are held in the country's resorts. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

  • Aug 08, 2010 19:05 IST

    Maldives almost ended up without its Supreme Court

    The simmering political and constitutional crisis in Maldives threatened to surface again over the weekend after its Majlis (Parliament) failed to pass a legislation to ensure that the country's interim Supreme Court continues to function. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

  • Jul 07, 2010 22:35 IST

    Nasheed reappoints all 13 cabinet ministers

    Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed Wednesday reappointed all 13 ministers of the cabinet who had resigned last month, in a bid to end the political crisis in the country.

  • Sep 07, 2009 23:26 IST

    India setting up radar network in Maldives

    India is installing 10 radars across islands in the Maldives to help it monitor the surrounding seas. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

  • Sep 07, 2009 14:21 IST

    India installing 10 radars across Maldives to monitor surrounding seas

    India is installing 10 radars across islands in Maldives to help it monitor the surrounding seas. The radars, which help in building a maritime surveillance system for Maldives, would also help keep track of India's strategic interests in the area.

  • Apr 03, 2007 18:59 IST

    Maldives for making SAFTA fully operational

    Maldives called for making SAFTA fully operational even as it said the benefits of free trade should be more equitable and inclusive.

  • Apr 17, 2007 17:35 IST

    Oppn leader accuses cops of beating him

    Mohamed Nasheed said police assaulted him and then detained him for 11 hours after he protested the alleged beating death of a prisoner.

  • Apr 20, 2007 14:38 IST

    Maldives conducts autopsy to examine dissident's death

    The Maldives has sanctioned the Muslim nation's first-ever post mortem examination to examine the suspicious death of Hussain Salah.

  • Apr 23, 2007 16:56 IST

    Opposition activist was not tortured: doctor

    A post-mortem exam has ruled out physical violence as the cause of a Maldivian opposition activist's death.

  • May 23, 2007 00:05 IST

    Maldives opens virtual embassy

    Maldives on Tuesday became the first country in the world to open a Virtual Embassy in Second Life, the online virtual world, reports Nilova Roy Chowdhury.

  • Aug 19, 2007 09:32 IST

    Vote counting in Maldives polls

    Voters in the Maldives were waiting for results on Sunday from a referendum on how they want to be governed in future, after the tiny Pacific nation got an unusual taste of democracy.

  • Jan 08, 2008 13:52 IST

    'Maldivian president escapes bid of life'

    The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes an assassination attempt, says a senior minister.

  • Oct 08, 2008 10:20 IST

    Voting starts in historic Maldives elections

    Voting started in the Maldives' first democratic presidential elections, which may replace Asia's longest-serving leader.

  • Oct 30, 2008 00:52 IST

    Maldives despot’s record reign ends

    Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who it seemed had always been president of the Maldives, was voted out of office in the country’s first multi-party election.

  • Gayoom
    Apr 03, 2007 16:28 IST

    Gayoom has attended all 14 SAARC Summits

    The Maldivian president is the only South Asian leader who has attended all 14 SAARC summits so far and is proud of his achievement.