A court in the Maldives has barred a group of journalists from working for their newly formed media organization for two years, threatening its closure in a move they criticized as an assault on media freedom in the archipelago nation.
India can play much bigger role in Maldives, according to Maldives United Opposition’s shadow foreign minister Ahmed Naseem.
Participating in an interaction at Observer Research Foundation here today, Mr Naseem, who was a foreign minister in the Nasheed government, sought more active Indian role in bringing back Maldives’ democracy on track.
The Maldives government plans to conduct de-radicalization and awareness programs aimed at stopping its citizens from being attracted by foreign Islamist extremist groups, according to its first policy paper on terrorism released Thursday.
Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative
The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra