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'.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.