Maldives bars convicts from contesting presidential primaries

The Maldives Elections Commission has announced that anyone convicted of a criminal offence cannot legally contest in a political party's presidential primary, warning that such elections will be annulled.

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Army to hold joint exercise with Maldives

A 14-day joint military exercise — Ekuverin — of Indian army and the Maldives National Defence Force will begin on Friday at Belgaum in Karnataka, a press communique issued by the Southern Command Headquarters, Pune, said.

Maldives 'open doors' in 64 fields for China

The controversial China-Maldives free trade agreement (FTA) is expected to open the doors of trade in 64 different fields in Maldives for China while the Asian monolith will open trade doors in 98 fields to Maldives.

A Chinese connection that will prove costly for the Maldives

The Maldives, an island paradise for tourists, is ruled by a geopolitical serpent. The Maldivian president, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has been using Chinese money and Saudi Arabia-backed Islamicism to throttle his country’s democratic polity.

Education ministry schooled over finance violations

The education ministry violated public finance rules by illegally spending nearly MVR900,000 (US$58,365) and failing to collect MVR8 million owed as loan repayments, according to the ministry’s audit report for 2015.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India in “good position” to face fallout from possible trade tensions: UN economist

India is in a “good position” to deal with any fallout from global trade tensions and with right policies can reach an 8 percent-plus growth rate and hold it, according to a UN econo...