Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is trying to prevent his island nation from going underwater, literally, due to climate change, but if that doomsday scenario does play out, among the options seriously being considered by his government is relocation of some of the country's population to India.
China opened a full diplomatic mission in the Maldives on Tuesday, ahead of the Saarc summit. Beijing established the embassy in the capital Male as seven South Asian leaders were due in the Maldives.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Addu to give a push to normalisation of bilateral relations marked by "shrinking" trust deficit.
Taking forward the policy of making the right noise at the right time, Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik said Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving assassin in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai carnage, should be sent to the gallows.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was today accorded the "unique" honour of being the first foreign dignitary to address the multi-party 'People's Majlis', Maldives' Parliament, after it came into being in 2009.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is scheduled to visit Maldives at the invitation of her Maldivian counterpart in the "People's Majlis".
Ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban, India and Maldives today pressed for a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the only international pact aimed at fighting global warming.
Several thousand supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed clashed with police and troops in riot gear Wednesday, a day after his resignation which he blamed on a coup d'etat.
The legitimacy of the new administration in the Maldives could hinge on who wins a high-stakes debate over whether the former president resigned of his own will or was ousted in a coup.
A Maldives court issued an arrest warrant on Thursday against former President Mohamed Nasheed, a day after his supporters rampaged in the capital and his claim of being ousted by a coup left unclear the stability of the fledging Indian Ocean democracy. Maldives police accuses Nasheed party of 'terrorism'
The mayor of the Maldives' second-largest city Addu spoke of a total law and order "breakdown" on Thursday, following a night of violence that saw police stations attacked and torched.