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India, Pakistan pledge to take more steps to improve bilateral ties


Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik have pledged to take more steps to improve the bilateral relations.

The two leaders, who are here to attend SAARC Home/In

Court orders former President Nasheed be confined to Male


A Maldivian court has slapped a travel ban on former president Mohamed Nasheed pending a hearing over allegations of abuse of power during his tenure.

The notice was issued in connection with an upco

Breakthrough in India-brokered Maldives political talks

The India-facilitated all-party talks in Maldives finally yielded a breakthrough, with the groups agreeing to focus on a six-point agenda, including the prospect of an early election, to find a resolu

Air India plane lands with tyre burst at Male airport

An Air India plane carrying 111 people from Thiruvananthapuram to Male narrowly escaped an accident when one of its tyres burst on landing at the airport in the Maldivian capital.

GMR, which operates

Bolivian ship hijacked off Maldivian coast

A Bolivian cargo ship, owned by an Iranian firm was on Tuesday hijacked, apparently by Somalian pirates in the territorial waters off Maldives, officials said on Tuesday, even as Maldivian forces have

Maldives President Waheed addresses the assembly amid chaos


Amidst opposition supporters picketing Parliament and violence on the streets, Maldives President Mohammed Waheed on Monday gave his maiden Presidential address saying he was open for early elections.

Nasheed wants foreign body to probe his ouster


Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed wants a foreign body to probe the circumstances of the 'coup' that ousted him last month and plunged the country into political crisis.

Nasheed told at a n

Fresh violence in Maldives; chairs removed from Majlis


Fresh violence erupted in Maldives including inside the parliament that was scheduled to open on Thursday with supporters of former President Mohammed Nasheed attacking the police and preventing Presi

India proposes early presidential elections in Maldives

India has proposed early presidential elections in Maldives to end the political impasse in the country following the ouster of the first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed.

During his

Maldives' oppn, ruling parties thank India

Maldives' ousted President Mohammed Nasheed's MDP party has said that it was grateful to India for its 'timely intervention' to help resolve the political impasse here, a view shared by the new regime

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