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.

Need to spread Ayurveda all over the world: Health experts

There is a need to take India's age-old Ayurvedic system of medicine to every nation so that it can be integrated into their public health systems, international health experts said here Saturday.

India committed to Maldives' security & stability: Sushma Swaraj

India on Monday reaffirmed its strong commitment towards security, stability and prosperity of Maldives while favouring expansion of ties in areas like trade and investment.

UN 'deeply concerned' over Maldives crackdown

The United Nations on Friday voiced "deep concern" over a crackdown by the Maldivian Supreme Court on the country's independent rights watchdog for cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council.

Former Rajasthan opener Rajesh Sanghi dies in Maldives
Former Rajasthan opener Rajesh Sanghi dies in Maldives

Former Rajasthan batsman Rajesh Sanghi died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest in Maldives, where he was holidaying.

Asian Games: Heads we win for Kuwaiti cricketers
Asian Games: Heads we win for Kuwaiti cricketers

The toss of a coin put Kuwait into the Asian Games men`s cricket quarter-finals and sent Maldives crashing out when steady rain made play impossible in their group match Monday.

Incheon Asian Games: India crush Maldives to enter quarters in men's volleyball
Incheon Asian Games: India crush Maldives to enter quarters in men's volleyball

Indian men hardly broke a sweat as they thrashed unfancied Maldives 25-10 25-19 25-17 in exactly an hour to enter the quarterfinal of the Volleyball competition at the 17th Asian Games here Wedenesday.

Asian Games: Maldives trailblazers say medals don`t matter
Asian Games: Maldives trailblazers say medals don`t matter

Their swimmers train in the Indian Ocean and the women soccer and handball players haven`t managed a goal between them at the Asian Games, but the Maldives says it does not care about success -- yet.

Asian Games: North Korean twins, missing flag and other stories
Asian Games: North Korean twins, missing flag and other stories

North Korean twins, missing flag and other stories from the Asian Games

Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals
Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals

 Three countries at the 17th Asian Games are tuning up and hoping for their first podium finish at the continent's largest sports event, scheduled to open here Friday.

China`s Xi heads to Sri Lanka to promote `maritime silk road`

President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India.

Chinese President Xi Jinping touts `maritime silk road` on South Asia tour

China`s President Xi Jinping said he hoped the Maldives would help build a "21st century maritime silk road" as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain on Monday.

Maldives court denies deportation of Pakistani criminals

A Maldives court has denied ordering the deportation of two Pakistanis caught by police in the biggest drug bust in the history of the country, a statement said Friday.

China permits more direct flights to Lanka, Maldives

China has permitted more direct flights to Sri Lanka and Maldives to facilitate its tourists to visit the two South Asian countries, which have emerged as Beijing`s strategic allies in recent years.

Palestine, Philippines fight for Asian Cup berth

Palestine and the Philippines are looking to make history when they clash in the AFC Challenge Cup final on Friday to book a place in next year`s Asian Cup in Australia.

`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.

Afghan players injured in Maldives bus accident: Report

Afghan team captain Haroon Fakhruddin Amiri and coach Yousuf Kargar were among five players and two officials injured in a bus accident in the Maldives on Saturday, according to a media report.