Maldives

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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Maldives' real estate bubble could sink economy!

 

Since the incumbent government took office four years ago, Maldives has undergone a massive shift towards diversifying its economy leading to mega infrastructure development projects on an unprecedented scale.

Govt succumbs to pressure over Friday Mosque

Government on Monday seemingly succumbed to intense pressure over its plan to develop the grounds around Friday Mosque -- one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the capital Male.

Blogger’s killing shows danger of Maldive extremism

To the outside world, the Maldives is synonymous with romantic beach tourism. But the calm azure waters of the Indian Ocean belie a conflict between tourist idyll and reality.

Keeping paradise pristine

For me, it was a dream come true to be stationed in beautiful Maldives – with its small pearly islands enclosed by shining white beaches, and surrounded by waters in multiple shades of blue.  As the days went by, however, my first impression of this pristine paradise started to look murkier.

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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.

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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...

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