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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It is a sign of how much India and the Maldives have drifted apart that New Delhi appears to have been blindsided by the Free Trade Area agreement between the smallest SAARC nation and China, even though the pact has been in the works for four years.

Afghanistan-Maldives Relations: A Narrative of Dichotomy

Maldives, a country situated at the south-southwest of India having a population of approx. 3, 92,709, has been making rounds on international front since the sentencing of ex-president Mohammed Nasheed for 13 years on the charges of terrorism.

A 1000 pages in 25 minutes: 'Google speed' for Maldives-China FTA

Another contentious parliament sitting on Wednesday has left angry opposition lawmakers and public alike stunned and understandably outraged. This time, the government, for the first time in Maldives' history pushed through a landmark free trade agreement with China.

Maldives to ink free trade pact with China

Maldives' ministerial cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light to sign the free trade agreement with China.

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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...