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United Nations General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid addresses the 76th Session of the global summit at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday. (AP)

‘Remarkable feat of human ingenuity’: UNGA prez Abdulla Shahid hails scientists

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 08:45 PM IST
Calling the invention of Covid-19 vaccines in record time a 'monumental undertaking', the 76th UNGA President said people want solutions to the challenges we collectively face.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives Abdulla Shahid.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives Abdulla Shahid.(PTI file photo)

India unveils economic aid package for Maldives, including $500 mn connectivity project and cargo service

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 09:29 PM IST
An air travel bubble between the two sides will become operational from August 18 and India will renew quotas for supplying essential commodities to the Maldives during 2020-21.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid at the India-Maldives Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Hyderabad House New Delhi.(PTI PHOTO.)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid at the India-Maldives Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Hyderabad House New Delhi.(PTI PHOTO.)

India signs key financial intelligence agreement with Maldives

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 12:37 AM IST
India’s ties with the Maldives had nosedived under the previous regime headed by Abdulla Yameen, and the new government led by Ibrahim Solih has adopted an “India first” policy to help rebuild the relationship.
Maldives is expected to be the destination of PM Modi’s first foreign visit during his second term as prime minister.(PTI PHOTO)
Maldives is expected to be the destination of PM Modi’s first foreign visit during his second term as prime minister.(PTI PHOTO)

PM Modi to address Maldives Parliament during visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 11:56 PM IST
All 80 lawmakers present in Parliament voted in favour of the resolution inviting PM Modi to deliver a speech in the House.
Image for representation.(AFP file photo)
Image for representation.(AFP file photo)

UN warns climate change impacts security, US ignores link

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 03:03 PM IST
The UN system’s chief scientist on weather and climate warned Friday that climate change has “a multitude of security impacts” and is increasingly regarded as a national security threat — with global warming records broken in 20 of the last 22 years.
The Maldives Government has strongly denied media reports which stated that India had offered USD 1 billion to Maldives in exchange for the deployment of Indian troops in the island nation.(MEAIndia/Twitter)
The Maldives Government has strongly denied media reports which stated that India had offered USD 1 billion to Maldives in exchange for the deployment of Indian troops in the island nation.(MEAIndia/Twitter)

No plan to allow Indian military base in exchange for aid, says Maldives

Male (Maldives) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 11:54 AM IST
“Report is baseless and aimed at discrediting the government as it starts to rebuild good relations with its neighbours and the rest of the international community,” said minister for foreign affairs Abdulla Shahid.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj meets with her Maldives counterpart Abdulla Shahid in New Delhi.(AFP Photo/MEA)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj meets with her Maldives counterpart Abdulla Shahid in New Delhi.(AFP Photo/MEA)

Tried to play India against China as a ‘puppet master’: Maldives foreign minister on Ex-president Yameen

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 12:24 AM IST
The remark of Maldives minister assumes significance as reports suggest that China had been trying to expand its influence over the island nation.
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