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India closely following Maldives situation: MEA

India on Thursday said it is closely following the evolving situation in the Maldives and it is a matter of concern that institutions like its parliament and the judiciary are not allowed to function properly.

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Maldives to ban religious extremist websites

The Maldives is planning to block websites that spread religious extremist rhetoric online, the defence minister said.

Hijab and the Maldives: stigma, shaming and the struggle to take it off

Alimath Mahmood* expected a community backlash over her decision to remove the hijab. She had worn it for 14 years, watching as Maldivian society became more conservative and more critical of women who stopped wearing it. Yet her fears were mostly unfounded.

Increase in Maldivians heading to Syria

The number of Maldivians travelling to Syria to fight with jihadist groups is on the rise, Defence Minister Adam Shareef said Monday.

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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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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