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PM talks about GMR project; extends $25 mn credit to Maldives

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 12:42

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday asked newly-elected Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen to address the problems faced by some Indian investors and "amicably" settle the issue of Male International Airport, a GMR project worth over USD 500 million scrapped by Maldivian government unilaterally.

Maldivian President to arrive on India visit

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 13:26

Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom will arrive here Wednesday afternoon on his first official visit after assuming office in November.

Sri Lankan found dead on Maldives resort

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 09:57

A dead body washed up at an exclusive island resort in the Maldives yesterday where English football star David Beckham is taking a hideaway Christmas holiday with his family, police said Monday.

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 16:48

Maldivian authorities have started to fine firms that employ undocumented expatriate workers, media reports said here Friday.

Maldives to replace foreign workers with locals

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 18:00

The Maldives government is looking to replace a large number of expatriate workers within a year in order to promote jobs for citizens, a media report said.

India to hand over `Dhruv` to the Maldives today

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 01:55

India will pledge a second Advanced Light Helicopter, Dhruv, to the Maldives National Defence Force.

Woman accuses husband of rape, unnatural sex on honeymoon

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 13:39

A newly married woman has accused her husband, an executive with a private firm, of brutally raping and sodomising her during their honeymoon in Thailand, police said on Thursday.

India committed to boosting defence ties with Maldives: Antony

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 22:09

Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday said India was committed to strengthening defence relations with Maldives as he met with Maldivian Minister of Defence and National Security Mohamed Nazim who is here on an official visit.

Maldives ratifies anti-human trafficking bill

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:09

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has ratified the Anti-Human Trafficking Bill, making it a criminal offence in the country, media reported here Monday.

UN chief hails conclusion of Maldives presidential poll

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 11:38

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the conclusion of the Maldives presidential election run-off, hoping the new government will "engage the opposition in a constructive manner".

PM assures full support to new Maldives president

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 21:23

Manmohan Singh congratulated Abdulla Yameen, the president-elect of the Maldives, and assured him of India`s full support.

New Maldives president is former dictator`s half-brother

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 16:52

Abdulla Yameen, who has won the second democratically held presidential election in the Maldives, is the half-brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Indian ocean archipalego nation with an iron hand for 30 years.