NEW DELHI/MALE, August 1: Indian authorities are questioning the former vice president of the Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, for illegally entering the country after he arrived on a tugboat in the southern Indian port city of Thoothukudi, port and police officials said on Thursday.
There need be no doubt any longer. The Chinese are coming conspicuously and visibly—big and fast. Forthcoming months will witness Beijing unveiling a multi-pronged strategy, according to Chinese academics who talk to Nepali visitors. As a counter to the Chinese thrust in expanding their reach and influence, the United States sets renewed sight on Nepal as a crucial site for its strategic activity.
MALE, Maldives, Nov 17: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took over as president of the Maldives on Saturday following a fierce political discord caused by the autocratic rule of outgoing leader Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
MALE, Nov 17 : Maldives‘ President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih takes office on Saturday, November 17, seeking help from India and the US to climb out from under a mountain of Chinese debt that his predecessor racked up in a breakneck development of the coral islands.
KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Nepal U-15 men’s football team is starting its SAFF U-15 men’s championship campaign against Maldives on Thursday. Nepal head coach Sanoj Shrestha said that the target of the team is to win the title.
NEW DELHI, Sept 24: The opposition candidate declared victory on Sunday in the presidential election in the Maldives, an unexpected blow to the country’s authoritarian leader, who had made a bid to consolidate power by jailing opponents and overruling the judiciary.
JHAPA, Sept 22: The last rites of Sangita Rajbanshi, a Nepali migrant worker who died on September 10 in the Maldives, have been performed today morning at a local crematorium at Mechinagar Municipality-10 in Jhapa.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal national football team is playing its first semifinal of the SAFF Suzuki Cup in five years, against Maldives on Wednesday. If victorious, Nepal will reach the final of the tournament for the first time in history.
INDIA, June 25: India has lowered the limits on the export of certain essential commodities such as potatoes, onions, and eggs to the Maldives, according to a recent notification, in a move that sparked reports of possible food shortages in the Maldives. This move, though ostensibly based on a new method of calculation, comes against the backdrop of a recent heightening of tensions between the two countries.
MALE (Reuters) - Police in the Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high-security zone in capital Male.
NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, March 7: A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts.
MALDIVES, Feb 8: Maldives’ beleaguered President Abdulla Yameen, facing pressure from the world community to end a state of emergency, has dispatched envoys to the “friendly nations” of China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to lobby for support but has no plans to send a representative to India, one of the island nation’s closest allies.
MALE/COLOMBO, Feb 7: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s administration said on Tuesday it had put down a coup afterdeclaring a state of emergency the day before and arresting two Supreme Court justices and opposition figures.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: National football team's members, goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu, forward Anjan Bista, have left for Maldives and Spain respectively on Monday to hone their football skills in respective countries.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepali women's national football team head coach Kumar Thapa has hinted of making some changes in the team while his side takes on the Maldives in the second match of the ongoing Women's SAFF Championship on Tuesday. Head coach Thapa said that he was ringing the change as his players were exhausted.