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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Maldives

Sinking Maldives would like to buy land in India

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 sets up embassy in Maldives

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.

Manmohan, Gilani hold talks at Maldives summit

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.

Hang 'terrorist' Kasab: Malik

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.

India-Pak dialogue reset to pre-Mumbai attacks

New Delhi, however, declined to describe it as a revival of the composite dialogue and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani that terrorism was a "perennial concern" that could derail the dialogue process. Jayanth Jacob reports. PM gives SAARC nations a trade treat Kasab should be hanged: Malik | India-Pak discuss core issuesvideo

Singh becomes first foreign leader to address Maldives Par

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 to visit Maldives: PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is scheduled to visit Maldives at the invitation of her Maldivian counterpart in the "People's Majlis".

India, Maldives seek 2nd commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

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.

Maldives Prez forced out, India keeping a watch

India is keeping a close watch on the situation in Maldives, where a police mutiny Tuesday led to the resignation of the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Nasheed, capping several weeks of political unrest. Jayanth Jacob reports. From dissident to island President | In pics: 'Mutiny' in Maldives | Trouble in paradise

Ex-president supporters clash with policemen

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.

Maldives names defence minister as violence spreads

New Maldivian president Mohamed Waheed has made urgent cabinet appointments to try and contain violence that has spread across the archipelago since his predecessor said he was forced to resign in a coup. Maldives Prez forced out | We feel safe and protected: Indians in Maldives

Defining a 'coup' in the Maldives

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.

Maldives police accuses Nasheed party of 'terrorism'

The Maldives police, a key player in events that led to the resignation of president Mohamed Nasheed, accused his party of fomenting "terrorism" as violence spread across the holiday resort archipelago. Maldives names defence minister as violence spreads | Maldives Prez forced out | US envoy to visit Maldives

Arrest warrant against ex-Prez

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'

Security 'breakdown' in Maldives' second city: Mayor

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.
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