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China welcomes end of Emergency in Maldives

China on Friday welcome Maldivian President's Abdulla Yameen's decision to lift the state of Emergency and hoped the government and the opposition will solve the crisis jointly through dialog

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Government wants to add treason to Penal Code

The government wants to amend the Penal Code to add “treason to the state” as a criminal offence.

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Maldives assures New Delhi of 'India First' policy

The Maldives has assured India that it will adhere to its "India First" policy in terms of its foreign relations during a meeting here between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Asim.

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Month after FTA with China, Maldives foreign minister to visit India today

Almost a month after the Indian Ocean atoll nation of Maldives signed a free trade pact with India’s strategic and economic rival China, adding to misgivings in New Delhi about ties between the two countries, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen is despatching his foreign minister Mohamed Asim to New Delhi.

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Why India needs to talk tough with ministers from Maldives

The Maldivian regime under President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has changed gears and reached out to the Indian government to repair bilateral relations in the right earnest. The Gayoom government would be sending its foreign minister Mohamed Asim and defence minister Adam Shareef to India later this month.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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