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Visiting Maldives again: Remember these Covid guidelines before planning a trip

July 16, 2021 1:15 pm

All tourists -- including those who have received both the doses of their Covid vaccine -- must produce a negative RT-PCR test report

Explained: What is behind the 'India Out' campaign in the Maldives?

July 20, 2021 2:21 pm

The 'India Out' campaign started sometime last year as on-ground protests in the Maldives, and later widely spread across social media platforms using the phrase with a related hashtag.

Lakshadweep admin justifies 'reform' push, says it wants to develop islands like Maldives

May 27, 2021 10:27 pm

Rejecting allegations that all measures were taken without taking people of the islands into confidence, Lakshadweep District Collector S Asker Ali said those who are having vested interests and those involved in illegal business were carrying out propaganda against the administration.

Southwest Monsoon advances to Maldives-Comorin region

May 25, 2021 10:41 pm

Post weakening of cyclone Yaas, monsoon advancement to pick up

Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested

May 09, 2021 2:21 pm

Police now have in their custody three of the four suspects in Thursday's blast targeting former President Mohamed Nasheed, who is recovering in a hospital after multiple surgeries.

Maldives police say blast that hurt former President Nasheed act of terrorism

May 07, 2021 7:38 pm

Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed was wounded in the blast Thursday night outside his home and was being treated in a hospital in the capital, Male, police said.

Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed, wounded in blast, undergoes surgery

May 07, 2021 11:38 am

"He is stable, surgeries ongoing," a spokesperson from Nasheed's ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said on Friday.

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed injured in bomb blast

May 06, 2021 11:39 pm

Ahmed Mahloof, Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment in Maldives, said they were yet to ascertain details of his injuries.

Maldives' 'I’m Vaccinated' tourism campaign to ensure visitor safety

May 02, 2021 2:18 pm

The island archipelago wants to tell tourists it has undertaken some initiatives, which make it one of the safest destinations in the world

Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor and Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani return to Mumbai from their Maldives vacation, see photos

April 26, 2021 8:51 am

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, and Tiger Shroff and Disha patani were clicked at Mumbai airport as they returned to the city after holidaying in the Maldives.


Inside Sonam Kapoor and Rhea's Maldives family vacation

October 10, 2019 7:12 am

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

August 28, 2019 8:40 am

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

August 07, 2019 9:38 am

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

Maldives is Mandira Bedi's 'happy place'

July 30, 2019 7:14 am

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

Mandira Bedi: The fittest female celebrity?

July 24, 2019 10:28 am

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

July 22, 2019 11:37 am

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

July 21, 2019 8:07 am

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

June 19, 2019 10:10 am

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

April 26, 2019 8:22 pm

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

September 26, 2018 7:20 am

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.


12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

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

January 20, 2016 5:40 am

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

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

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.