The Maldives government will continue its takeover of GMR Group’s airport project despite the Singapore Supreme Court granting a stay on the cancellation of the $511 million (about Rs.
2,800 crore) contract.
Describing terrorism as a cancer, India today asked its neighbours to work together to wipe out the menance rather than be selective in tackling the most significant challenge to peace and security in South Asia.
A court on the Maldives put former president Mohamed Nasheed on island arrest today, implying that he has to seek permission before leaving the capital Male, a move likely to anger supporters protesting his removal from office in February.
India on Sunday said the Maldives can count on it as a sincere friend and the two countries can work together to tackle challleges like terrorism, piracy and drug trafficking to maintain peace and stability, amid China's efforts to gain foothold in the region.
A 16 year-old girl has been sentenced to100 lashes, which she will face when she turns 18, by a Maldivian court for having sex.
Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been formally charged on Sunday with illegally ordering the arrest of a senior judge of the criminal court, a move that led to widespread protests and finally his ouster.
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed's supporters clashed with the security forces during a rally to protest his ouster leading to the arrest of over 100.
The Maldives president announced Wednesday that he will call for an early presidential election amid opposition demands following a contentious power transfer earlier this year.
In a major victory for Maldives President Mohammed Waheed, his coalition on Saturday won the bypolls for two key Parliamentary constituencies, in what was seen as the first test of public support for the new regime.
As the closest ally of Maldives, India has a moral obligation to ensure that democracy is safeguarded sustained in the country, home minister Mohamed Jameel Ahmed has said.
Eleven Indian fishermen apprehended by Maldivian Navy for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line have been released and handed over to the officials of the High Commission of India, police said today.
India has proposed early presidential elections in Maldives to end the political impasse in the country following the ouster of the first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed.
China has quietly conveyed to India that it has no intentions of fishing in troubled waters of Maldives and was ready to help New Delhi, if so desired, to settle the political crisis in the tiny island nation. Shishir Gupta reports.
Maldives' new President, Mohamed Waheed on Sunday expanded his cabinet and gave the key foreign ministry portfolio to a daughter of former autocratic leader Maumoon Gayoom amid demands by ousted leader Mohammed Nasheed for fixing an early date for polls.
Stressing that India enjoys a "special relationship" with Maldives, new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan has said that New Delhi does not have to worry over any growing Chinese influence in his country.