China donates $500,000 to restore water to Maldives

 The Chinese government donated $500,000 to the Maldives government to speed up the repairs of a desalination plant and restore water to the capital, an official said here.

Maldives Prez cut shorts foreign trip amid water crisis

Amid an acute water shortage in the Maldives, President Abdulla Yameen on Saturday decided to cut short his personal trip to Malaysia and declared two days of holiday to deal with the crippling water crisis in the island nation.

Maldives seeks calm as capital battles water crisis

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen urged patience Saturday as discontent over a drinking water crisis simmered in parts of the island nation following a fire that crippled a major desalination plant.

`Maldives accords highest respect to India as global leader`

The Maldives accords the highest respect to India`s interests and status as a global leader, President Abdulla Yameen has said as he reaffirmed his country`s commitment to further strengthening bilateral ties.

Modi, Maldives prez agree to further enhance ties, trade

India and the Maldives today discussed ways to strengthen investment and trade cooperation during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen here.

Opposition concedes defeat in Maldives vote

The main opposition party in the Maldives Tuesday accused authorities of undermining the latest parliamentary elections, but conceded defeat after a bitterly-fought campaign.

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

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.

Maldives ratifies anti-human trafficking bill

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

PM assures full support to new Maldives president

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

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.

Yameen says he will draw half salary

Yameen, 54, has said he would prefer to live in his own home and collect half the presidential salary after assuming office.

Mohammed Nasheed `graciously` accepts defeat as Yameen wins Maldives run-off

Former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed, who won earlier run-offs, on Sunday accepted defeat saying he didn`t want to incite violence.

Yameen sworn in as new Maldivian President

The Maldives` Elections Commission announced early Sunday the preliminary results of the second round of presidential election, and confirmed Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) candidate Abdulla Yameen as the president-elect.

Maldives Presidential polls: Abdulla Yameen springs a surprise, beats Mohammed Nasheed

Progressive Party of Maldives’ candidate Abdulla Yameen on Saturday defeated former premier Mohammed Nasheed to win presidential polls in the Indian Ocean archipelago country.

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 polls conducted in "orderly" manner, say Indian observers

Team of Indian observers expressed satisfaction with the "orderly" conduct of the first round of presidential polls in Maldives and hoped the run-off later this month would be as transparent and fair.