Maldives

Give enabling environment, stick to FTA: China tells Maldives

A wary China on Tuesday hoped that the Maldives' new government will provide an "enabling environment" to Chinese companies and stick to the controversial Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Beijing had signed with the now ousted President Abdulla Yameen.

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Maldives attracts Kerala honeymooners

Even though Maldives has been embroiled in political turmoil for a long time, it's becoming a tourist destination of choice for honeymooners from neighbouring Kerala in India. A cluster of over 1,000 coral islands spread 298 square km in the Indian Ocean, it is the smallest Asian country by both land area and population, with only a little over 390,000 people.

Maldives Traders Union hails Yameen's economic policies

The Maldives Traders Union on Wednesday hailed President Abdulla Yameen's economic policies, calling them the best when compared to those of other candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.

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.

Maldives to launch more direct air links with China

The Maldivian government is aiming to strengthen tourism ties with China by establishing direct air links between the two countries by the year-end, Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer said on Tuesday.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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