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S Jaishankar to begin three-day visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka
India

S Jaishankar to begin three-day visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka

The MEA statement said that both the Maldives and Sri Lanka are India's key maritime neighbours in the Indian Ocean Region and occupy special place in Prime Minister's vision of 'SAGAR' (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and 'Neighbourhood First'

'Dosti hamari gehri hai': Maldives foreign minister praises friendship with India; Watch
India

'Dosti hamari gehri hai': Maldives foreign minister praises friendship with India; Watch

India has provided financial assistance of USD 100 million to the Maldives government amid the economic challenges faced by the country

Maldives: Nine Indians among 10 killed in fire at cramped lodgings in Male
World

Maldives: Nine Indians among 10 killed in fire at cramped lodgings in Male

The fire broke out in a garage of a cramped lodgings of foreign workers in the Maldives capital Male on Thursday morning

Remembering Operation Cactus Maldives: When India’s quick actions thwarted a coup in Male
Explainers

Remembering Operation Cactus Maldives: When India’s quick actions thwarted a coup in Male

On 3 November, 1988, Sri Lankan militants from the People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), backed by Abdulla Luthufi, invaded Male. Then president  Abdul Gayoom issued a plea for help to several countries, but it was India that stepped up

Saif Ali Khan spends quality time with son Taimur in Maldives as Kareena Kapoor shoots in London
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Saif Ali Khan spends quality time with son Taimur in Maldives as Kareena Kapoor shoots in London

In recent images that surfaced the internet, Saif and Taimur were seen enjoying a pizza making session and chilling on the patio in picture perfect Maldives!

Explained: How the Maldives and other nations might vanish as oceans rise
World

Explained: How the Maldives and other nations might vanish as oceans rise

If warming trends continue, the oceans could rise by nearly one additional metre around the Pacific and the Indian Ocean islands by the end of the century. Five nations – the Maldives, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands, Nauru and Kiribati – may become uninhabitable

Sri Lanka, Pakistan & Maldives are among biggest debtors of China, says Forbes
World

Sri Lanka, Pakistan & Maldives are among biggest debtors of China, says Forbes

Forbes, collecting data from The World Bank report as of 2020, said that 97 countries across the globe are under Chinese debt. Countries heavily in debt to China are mostly located in Africa, but can also be found in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Maldives foreign minister arrives in India, set to meet VP Jagdeep Dhankar
World

Maldives foreign minister arrives in India, set to meet VP Jagdeep Dhankar

The Maldivian foreign minister's visit to India comes nearly a month after President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's trip to New Delhi

Maldives occupies special place in India's
India

Maldives occupies special place in India's "Neighbourhood First" policy: PM Modi

PM Modi made these remarks during Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's visit to India

India signs six pacts with Maldives, to extend $100 million line of credit for completion of development projects
World

India signs six pacts with Maldives, to extend $100 million line of credit for completion of development projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that India has been and will continue to be the 'first responder' to any need or crisis Maldives faces

PM Modi holds talks with visiting Maldivian president Solih
India

PM Modi holds talks with visiting Maldivian president Solih

The ties between India and the Maldives have been on an upswing since Solih took charge of the top office in November 2018. Prime Minister Modi attended the inauguration ceremony of president Solih

Maldivian president Ibrahim Solih begins four-day India visit
India

Maldivian president Ibrahim Solih begins four-day India visit

The Maldives is one of India's key maritime neighbours in the Indian Ocean region and the overall bilateral ties, including in areas of defence and security, have been on an upward trajectory in the past few years

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande holds talks with top Maldivian commander, focus on strengthening defence cooperation
India

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande holds talks with top Maldivian commander, focus on strengthening defence cooperation

Maldives is one of India's key maritime neighbours in the Indian Ocean Region and the bilateral defence and security ties have been on an upward trajectory in the last few years

After Maldives, Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa makes his way to Singapore; next destination to be Jeddah
World

After Maldives, Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa makes his way to Singapore; next destination to be Jeddah

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his wife Ioma Rajapaksa, and two bodyguards were to take a Singapore Airline last night but due to security concerns they could not board and had to stay back in the Maldives

Explained: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s escape has put Maldives in an awkward position
World

Explained: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s escape has put Maldives in an awkward position

Sri Lankans and locals alike staged protests and held banners demanding that Gotabaya Rajapaksa not be provided haven in the Maldives. Opposition parties too criticised the government's decision to allow the embattled Sri Lankan leader in the country

Explained: Why Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa picked Maldives as a getaway
World

Explained: Why Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa picked Maldives as a getaway

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ‘close friendship’ with Maldivian Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed may have played a role in him choosing Male. Nasheed reportedly negotiated Rajapaksa’s escape from Colombo and then intervened after air traffic control initially refused the plane’s landing request

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the run: After Maldives, next destination Singapore
World

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the run: After Maldives, next destination Singapore

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives in the middle of the night. He is now likely to fly to Singapore tonight

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa sheltering in Male? Maldives foreign ministry refuses to comment
World

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa sheltering in Male? Maldives foreign ministry refuses to comment

Maldives' communications director at the Parliament Secretariat said they were not aware if Gotabaya Rajapaksa was present in Male

Sri Lanka crisis: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives with help of former President Mohamed Nasheed
World

Sri Lanka crisis: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives with help of former President Mohamed Nasheed

The Maldivian government said that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is still the Sri Lankan president and since he hasn't resigned, and wanted to travel to the Maldives, it could not be denied

List of countries attacking India rises, but their track record on religion questionable
India

List of countries attacking India rises, but their track record on religion questionable

The anger against the derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad by BJP’s Nupur Sharma and now-expelled leader Naveen Kumar Jindal refuses to die down. The UAE, Maldives, Iraq, and Bahrain are among the 14 countries that have expressed their displeasure