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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Maldives

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Maldivian president escapes bid of life'

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

Voting starts in historic Maldives elections

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

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 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.
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