Jailed Kerala teacher set free by Maldivian govt returns

Kerala teacher Jayachandran Mokeri, who was freed by the Maldivian government after eight months in jail for allegedly abusing a student, returned here on Friday and said the experience has 'shattered him mentally'.

SAARC policy makers, scientists discuss climate change

Policymakers and scientists from SAARC countries have begun deliberations on climate change, which is adversely affecting Ocean and marine life in the region.

China donates more water to Maldives

 China offered another 65 tonnes of fresh water to the Maldives via civil airplane, the Chinese foreign ministry said Monday.

China gives USD 500,000 to Maldives for restoring water supply

China has donated USD 500,000 besides rushing tonnes of bottled water to the Maldivian capital to overcome the crippling drinking water crisis in the city with a senior official saying it demonstrated its "sincerity" towards neighbouring countries.

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.

China follows India, rushes water to crisis-hit Maldives

China has rushed 1,000 tonnes of fresh water to Maldives by planes and ships, days after India dispatched over 1,200 tonnes of fresh water to overcome the crippling water crisis in the island nation's capital.

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 water crisis: India sends 1,200 tonnes of fresh water

 India has sent over 1,200 tonnes of fresh water to the Maldives that is facing a crippling water crisis after its capital's main water treatment plant got damaged in a fire, officials said today.

Maldives declare public holidays to battle water crisis

The upmarket honeymoon destination of Maldives Saturday declared two days of public holidays in bid to manage fraying tempers and ration supplies following a drinking water crisis caused when a fire crippled a key desalination plant.

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 declares state of crisis as it faces water shortage

The Maldives, famous for its pristine beaches and scuba diving, has declared a state of crisis after a fire at the capital`s sole water sewage treatment plant has led to a shortage of drinking water in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

India sends aircraft, vessel to resolve water crisis in Male

Male/New Delhi: With the Maldives facing a national crisis after a fire in its capital's lone water treatment plant, India today Friday nearly 200 tonnes of water by air and dispatched a naval vessel carrying a large consignment of water and RO facility to the island nation.

India sends aircraft, vessels to resolve water crisis in Male

With the Maldivian capital facing an acute water crisis after a fire in the city's water treatment plant, India on Friday sent an IAF transport aircraft and naval vessels carrying a large consignment of water to meet the immediate requirement of over 100,000 people.

`Disaster` in Maldives as capital suffers water crisis

 India and Sri Lanka airlifted drinking water to the Maldives on Friday after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages and triggered unrest on the streets of the honeymoon islands` capital.

Terror plot to attack US consulate in Chennai codenamed 'wedding hall'

 The code name for the terror plot to attack the US consulate in Chennai was a "wedding hall" which was to be executed by "cooks", a code for terrorists who were to gain entry from Maldives into India.

Maldives wants common SAARC platform on climate change

Maldives believes it is time to walk the talk on climate policies jointly-supported by all South Asian countries, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen said at the 18th Saarc Summit here Wednesday.

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SAARC Standing Committee discusses terrorism, energy, poverty

Foreign Secretaries from the SAARC countries on Sunday met here in the Nepalese capital to discuss cooperation on a range of issues like combating terrorism, poverty alleviation, energy security and climate change.

India score a dozen past Afghanistan to cruise to semifinals
India score a dozen past Afghanistan to cruise to semifinals

The Indian women's football team today sailed into the semifinals of the 3rd SAFF Women's Championship after registering a crushing 12-0 win over Afghanistan here.

India, Maldives ties will continue to strengthen: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended greetings to the Maldives government and people on the eve of the island-state's Republic Fay and said he is confident that bilateral ties would continue to grow and strengthen in the coming years.