Built in 1658, Friday Mosque is one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Male in Kaafu Atoll. The mosque was added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique examples of sea-culture architecture.
The growing hold of Wahhabism in Maldives, an idyllic tourist destination in the Indian Ocean, has been a worry for the country and the region as a whole. The Islamic nation, with a tiny population of 4,50,000, has been alarmed by how easily its youth have fallen prey to ISIS recruiters online.
Police say investigators found $1 million in Yameen's bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago famous for its luxury resorts.
Recently, Bollywood couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan took to Instagram to share stunning pictures from their vacation in the Maldives. They were joined on their holiday by their adorable daughter Aaradhya Bachchan.
A year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled his bilateral visit to Maldives due to the political turmoil in the island country, New Delhi and Male patched up its ties and signed a crucial action plan on defence cooperation on Monday. This was signed after the bilateral conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the […]
Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of Maldives Adam Shareef met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi to boost bilateral ties, especially in the area of security. Shareef held delegation-level talks with Parrikar during which it was reportedly decided that both the nations should deepen their defence cooperation. Earlier in the day, Shareef also inspected a tri-services guard of honour during a ceremonial reception in the national capital. During his stay here, Shareef will also meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.