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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.

Maldives Rushes Through Trade Pact With China Despite Opposition

The Maldives government signed a free trade agreement with China during a visit to Beijing by its leader, Abdulla Yameen, it said on Friday, despite criticism from the opposition over the speed at which the deal was concluded.

Well-being poll could hold clues to Maldives presidential election

A well-being poll of Maldivians could give the first indication of how people might vote in presidential elections next year.

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Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads

Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.

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India’s growth trajectory predicated on structural reform

India’s ruling NDA regime will, no doubt, bask in the glow of regaining the world’s fastest-growing economy position according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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