Maldives jails ex-defence minister for 11 years

The Maldives` former defence minister has been found guilty of attempting a coup and jailed for 11 years, his family and officials said, weeks after the conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed sparked international concern.

Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to Sri Lanka, Maldives

President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American, a former official at its Embassy in New Delhi, as the next US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Maldives jails ex-defense minister for 11 years

 A court in Maldives has sentenced a former defense minister to 11 years in prison for importing and possessing a firearm.

Ex-Maldivian president Nasheed not to appeal 13-year jail term

 Former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed, sentenced to 13 years in jail under anti-terrorism laws, has decided not to appeal his conviction citing that the court has not released all the documents related to the case which are important for "a meaningful defence".

Jailed Maldives ex-leader says his appeal being scuttled

Jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday accused authorities of scuttling his appeal against his controversial conviction and jailing for 13 years under tough anti-terror laws.

Trial of former Maldives president 'mockery': UN expert

 The trial of former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed made a "mockery" of the country's Constitution, a UN human rights expert said today, emphasising that the series of due process violations since his arrest is "simply unacceptable in any democratic society."

Maldives ex-president Nasheed's trial was flawed: UN rights chief

The jailing of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed for 13 years last week followed a trial marked by "flagrant irregularities," the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said on Wednesday.

'Hurt' that Narendra Modi could not visit: Maldives

Maldives Tuesday voiced its "hurt" at Prime Minister Narendra Modi not visiting it during his recent trip to the region even as it sought to allay India's concerns over the imprisonment of former president Mohammed Nasheed.

Maldives seeks support of Sri Lanka, India

The Maldives on Monday sought the support of Sri Lanka and India as the country faced international criticism over the imprisonment of former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Maldives court throws out Nasheed's appeal; MDP vows protests

 The Maldives High Court on Sunday dismissed former president Mohamed Nasheed`s appeal against his February 22 arrest order even as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) declared it will launch a nationwide civil disobedience campaign to secure his freedom.

Maldives High Court throws out Mohamed Nasheed's appeal

The Maldives High Court on Sunday dismissed former president Mohamed Nasheed`s appeal against his arrest order.

Maldives court throws out Nasheed's appeal, MDP vows protests

The Maldives High Court on Sunday dismissed former president Mohamed Nasheed's appeal against his February 22 arrest order even as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) declared it will launch a nationwide civil disobedience campaign to secure his freedom.

Farah Khan bonds with family in Maldives!
Farah Khan bonds with family in Maldives!

Bollywood's director-producer Farah Khan is having a gala time in Maldives with her family.

India concerned over 13-year jail sentence for Maldives' ex-president Nasheed
India concerned over 13-year jail sentence for Maldives' ex-president Nasheed

India on Saturday voiced "deep concern" over the developments in the Maldives, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court of that country under anti-terror laws.

US concerned over sentencing of former Maldivian president

Expressing concern over apparent lack of appropriate criminal procedures during the trial in Maldives against former president Mohamed Nasheed, the US has urged the government to ensure his safety and wellbeing in custody.

Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years
Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years

 Former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being convicted of a terrorism charge, a ruling likely to fuel further unrest in the honeymoon islands.

Lawyers for Maldives ex-leader quit over 'biased' trial

Lawyers for former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed have quit in protest against what they call a biased trial aimed at destroying his political career, the party said Tuesday.

 

Sonakshi Sinha in love with Maldives!
Sonakshi Sinha in love with Maldives!

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who was last seen in 'Tevar' seems to be taking a much needed break.

PM Modi will certainly visit Pakistan next year: Sartaj Aziz

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will "certainly visit" Pakistan next year, the country`s top foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday.

International maritime conference to begin from Mar 20

Strengthening maritime security and trade among Indian Ocean rim countries will be the focus of a 3-day international conference to be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on March 20.