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Give enabling environment, stick to FTA: China tells Maldives

A wary China on Tuesday hoped that the Maldives' new government will provide an "enabling environment" to Chinese companies and stick to the controversial Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Beijing had signed with the now ousted President Abdulla Yameen.

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Former Maldives President withdraws from presidential polls

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed said on Friday that he has withdrawn his ticket from the presidential elections scheduled for September 23.

7 countries invited to observe Maldives presidential election

Seven countries have been invited to observe the Maldives presidential elections which are scheduled to be held on September 23, the media reported.

Maldives says didn't deny work visas to Indians

The Maldives Immigration has refuted reports that it is denying work permits to Indian citizens.

Maldives bans foreign investments in event management, entertainment

The Maldives government on Thursday said that foreigners could no longer invest in event management, entertainment and production in the island country in order to boost local employment.

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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