Maldives votes amid controversy

Lines of voters were seen outside polling stations as the Maldives parliamentary elections commenced here Saturday morning.

20 held for showing ballot slip in Maldives

More than 20 people were arrested Saturday in the Maldives for showing their ballot slips after casting their vote in the presidential run-off, a media report said.

Maldives election results Sunday

Maldives Elections Commissioner Fuad Thoufeek has said the final results of the presidential run-off will be announced Sunday, a media report said.

Maldives presidential race heads for run-off

Maldives presidential election is heading for a second round run off as no candidate has managed to obtain 50 percent of the vote, the latest data reported by the media showed here Saturday.

Counting begins for presidential elections in Maldives

Counting of votes has started after balloting concluded peacefully in the controversy-ridden presidential polls in the Maldives on Saturday under the watchful eyes of the Elections Commission (EC) and security agencies.

Maldives geared up for tomorrow`s presidential polls

Maldives on Friday affirmed that the controversy-ridden presidential polls set for tomorrow will go ahead in order to avert a constitutional crisis.

No respite on falling sex ratio

India fares second worst among the 30 most populated countries in the world when it comes to the sex ratio.

Indian envoy`s car damaged in Male

The Indian High Commissioner`s car was damaged when unidentified persons hurled a rock at it in the Maldivian capital on Monday though no one was injured in the incident.

Car of Indian High Commissioner to Maldives attacked in Male

The car of Indian High Commissioner in Maldives, Rajeev Shahare, was damaged by unidentified persons in Male on Monday.

Maldives` ex-president Nasheed alleges al Qaeda assassination plot

Ousted Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed on Friday alleged that he was in danger of being assassinated by al Qaeda agents, prompting authorities to launch an investigation.

Maldives political parties agree to EC`s new poll dates

Main parties in Maldives on Tuesday pledged to cooperate with authorities to hold the controversy-ridden presidential re-vote on November 9, as political uncertainty loomed large with the constitutional deadline to elect a new President fast-approaching.

Uncertainty prevails in Maldives on poll eve

The Maldives was in the grip of political uncertainty Friday, a day ahead of the rerun of the first round of its presidential election, with authorities facing eleventh hour hiccups.

Ex-president Nasheed confident of Maldives election

Speaking to reporters after signing the list in Male Friday, Nasheed said his two rivals and the people want the elections to be held Oct 19, Xinhua reported.

Maldives President condemns calls for foreign intervention

Asserting that government is making preparations to ensure a smooth transfer of power, Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed on Wednesday condemned calls for foreign military intervention in the country amid political chaos.

Maldivian port workers on strike over election

A group of port workers went on strike in the Maldives Sunday, urging their government to hold the presidential election even as the foreign ministry pulled up India`s high commissioner for getting in touch with the poll panel.

Protests as Maldives Supreme Court suspends elections

The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Monday suspended Presidential Elections due this weekend following a legal challenge, sparking protests and fears of fresh instability in the troubled Indian Ocean archipelago.

US congratulates Maldivian people for Prez polls

The US has congratulated Maldivian people on the conclusion of the first round of their presidential polls, saying the high voter turnout reflects commitment to democratic government.

Ousted Nasheed faces Maldives run-off after split poll results

Former Maldivian leader Mohamed Nasheed will face a run-off election on September 28 after his win in the presidential poll ended without a majority, provisional results showed on Sunday, nearly 20 months after his removal ignited months of unrest.

India stresses Maldives polls should be fair, to send observers

India on Friday asserted that it attaches importance to holding of free and credible polls in peaceful environment in Maldives.

Protestors held in Male following Nasheed`s arrest

Dozens of opposition demonstrators were arrested in the Maldivian capital Male Wednesday as violent protests broke out in the island nation following the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday.