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236 candidates file nominations for Maldives parliamentary polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 19:11

A total of 236 candidates have so far filed nominations for the March 22 elections to Maldives` 85-seat parliament, media reported Tuesday citing the Elections Commission of the archipelago nation.

Eight political parties in Maldives dissolved

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 18:32

The Elections Commission of Maldives has dissolved eight political parties, following their failure to bring their membership up to the 3,000-mark as required by the Political Parties Act of the country before the deadline set by the regulator.

Maldives MP stabbed, taken to Sri Lanka for treatment

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 16:16

A Maldavian member of parliament was stabbed in Male and is receiving treatment after being flown to Sri Lanka in a serious condition, a media report said Monday.

US rules out permanent military presence in Maldives

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 12:09

The US has ruled out a permanent military base in the Maldives, amid reports that new government in Male has decided not to sign a defence cooperation pact with Washington in this regard.

US rules out permanent military presence in Maldives

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 13:48

The US has ruled out a permanent military base in the Maldives, amid reports that new government in Male has decided not to sign a defence cooperation pact with Washington in this regard.

Govt okays free medical visas for Maldivians for 90 days

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 23:57

In a move which will come as a boost for the medical tourism and health sector, government on Thursday allowed free medical visas for Maldivian nationals for 90 days.

Maldives rejects military pact with US

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 20:15

The Maldives has decided not to take part in a proposed military cooperation pact with the United States over fears that it could upset the regional power India, senior officials said on Wednesday.

India failed Maldives: MDP leader

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 13:00

Hamid Abdul Qafoor, the international spokesperson of Maldivian Democratic Party, in conversation with Namta Gupta.

Ties with China `very close`, `far more precious` with India: Maldives President

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 21:15

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday described the island nation`s relationship with China as "very close" but assured India that his country`s ties with it are "far more precious".

Bikini clad Nargis Fakhri spotted with Uday Chopra in Maldives

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 23:17

After Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif`s Ibiza incident, it`s Bollywood`s new alleged couple - Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakhri who have faced a similar incident. The duo, who were reportedly holidaying in Maldives were snapped by the paparazzi together.

India wishes to work with Maldives to ensure peace in Indian Ocean: Pranab

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 13:05

India wishes to work with Maldives and other like-minded nations to ensure peace in the Indian Ocean region, said President Pranab Mukherjee while holding discussions with his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Maldives seeks Indian investment in tourism, energy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 21:24

"We are open to corporate India. Indian investments are welcome in Maldives. I assure Indian industry that we will provide a conducive environment for investment," Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom while addressing members of three industry chambers - CII, Ficci and Assocham.