Maldives News

China has grabbed more land than East India Company had ever done: Ex-Maldives Prez

Nasheed said that the Maldives would like more foreign investment and Chinese investment, but impinged on transparency in the tendering process, particularly in the case of China.

Malé Declaration overlooks Pakistan claim on Kashmir issue

All efforts of the Pakistan delegation to get even a passing reference to Kashmir issue finding a mention in the declaration drew a nought, said sources.


Two days after he landed off TN coast, Maldives ex-VP sent back

Multiple sources have confirmed that other nine crew members including one Indian and eight Indonesian citizens on board the vessel also were also sent to the Maldives.

Planning a trip to the Maldives like Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas? Here's where you should head to

From Soneva Fushi to Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, these retreats are straight out of a postcard.

Terror the biggest threat, need a global summit of leaders to combat it: PM Modi

Addressing the Maldivian Parliament on his first bilateral visit in the second term, Modi said that “the water is now rising above the head”, as he urged world leaders to unite to combat the menace.

India will help in conservation of Friday Mosque in Maldives: PM Modi

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.


Terrorism, ferry service, cricket diplomacy: Everything that happened during Modi's Maldives visit

Modi in Maldives: In his address before the Maldivian Parliament, Modi touched upon the topic state-sponsored terrorist saying it happens to be the 'biggest threat' today for the world community.

Maldives to confer its highest honour 'Nishan Izzuddeen' on PM Narendra Modi

The decision made by Maldives President Ibrahim Mohammad Solih was announced by Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid on Twitter.

PM Modi begins second term with visits to Maldives, Sri Lanka

PM Modi and Maldives President Ibrahim Solih will jointly inaugurate two projects - the Coastal Surveillance Radar System and the Composite Training Centre of the Maldives National Defence Forces.

Continuity & change

Neighbourhood first remains India’s foreign policy priority, but the emphasis has shifted from SAARC to BIMSTEC.

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Inside Sonam Kapoor and Rhea's Maldives family vacation

Sonam Kapoor, husband Anand Ahuja, sister Rhea Kapoor, and a few other friends are off to a luxury resort in Maldives to celebrate good friend Karan Boolani's birthday. A number of photos were shared on social media accounts by the Kapoors and we have compiled all of them. Scroll on to see.

Inside Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan's Maldives vacation

Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 stars, Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan, have left fans excited with their photos from Maldives.


Nusrat Jahan is having the time of her life in Maldives

Nusrat Jahan has been sharing photos from her dreamy vacation in Maldives on Instagram.

Maldives is Mandira Bedi's 'happy place'

Mandira Bedi spent some quality time in the Maldives. The actor shared photos from her vacation on Instagram.

Mandira Bedi: The fittest female celebrity?

Bollywood actor Mandira Bedi is redefining fitness at the age of 47. The actor is currently on a vacation in the Maldives.

Shah Rukh Khan's Maldives vacation

Shah Rukh Khan shared a thank you note as his and son Aryan Khan's voice-over in The Lion King's Hindi version is getting a lot of love from fans. See all the photos from SRK's Maldives vacation with kids Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.


Malaika Arora vacations in the Maldives with girlfriends

Maldives is a hot favourite vacation destination for Indians, and clearly Malaika Arora has been making the most of her time in the country.

Kriti Sanon is 'vibing' with her tribe in the Maldives

Kriti Sanon and her friends are having a great time in the Maldives. The actor has been sharing photos on her Instagram account.

Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya Bachchan holiday in Maldives

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.

Maldives election: Surprise victory for opposition leader Solih

The surprise victory of opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives' third multiparty presidential election will shake up politics in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

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India-Maldives Sign Defence Cooperation Plan: Understanding The Significance

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 […]

12th South Asian Games conclude

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.


Maldives Defence Minister meets Parrikar

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.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

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.