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India closely following Maldives situation: MEA

India on Thursday said it is closely following the evolving situation in the Maldives and it is a matter of concern that institutions like its parliament and the judiciary are not allowed to function properly.

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Maldives to ban religious extremist websites

The Maldives is planning to block websites that spread religious extremist rhetoric online, the defence minister said.

Hijab and the Maldives: stigma, shaming and the struggle to take it off

Alimath Mahmood* expected a community backlash over her decision to remove the hijab. She had worn it for 14 years, watching as Maldivian society became more conservative and more critical of women who stopped wearing it. Yet her fears were mostly unfounded.

Increase in Maldivians heading to Syria

The number of Maldivians travelling to Syria to fight with jihadist groups is on the rise, Defence Minister Adam Shareef said Monday.

Government wants to add treason to Penal Code

The government wants to amend the Penal Code to add “treason to the state” as a criminal offence.

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India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...

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