Maldives: News

22 May 2024

Travel And Tourism

Marvel at Vaadhoo Island's glowing waves

Vaadhoo Island, located in the Maldives, is famous for its stunning natural phenomenon known as the "Sea of Stars."

15 May 2024

Narendra Modi

India denies Maldives's accusations of unauthorized military operation

India on Tuesday said that its aviation platforms in the Maldives have consistently operated under "agreed procedures and with due authorization."

13 May 2024

China

Our pilots incapable of flying aircraft given by India: Maldives 

The Maldives military still does not have pilots capable of operating three aircraft donated by India, Defence Minister Ghassan Maumoon has said.

10 May 2024

Narendra Modi

India completes military withdrawal from Maldives 

India has repatriated all its military personnel stationed in the Maldives, ahead of the May 10 deadline set by Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu.

22 Apr 2024

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

What Muizzu's party's win in Maldivian elections means for India

The People's National Congress—led by President Mohamed Muizzu—won the Maldivian parliamentary elections on Sunday.

21 Apr 2024

China

Maldives 20th parliamentary election today amidst political tensions

The picturesque island nation of the Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean, will hold its 20th parliamentary election on Sunday.

18 Apr 2024

World

Maldives's President Muizzu accused of corruption ahead of polls

Just days ahead of the Maldives's parliamentary elections, President Mohamed Muizzu is embroiled in a political controversy.

15 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Dive into Maldives' underwater spectacles

The Maldives, a tropical paradise, is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life.

08 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Experience the best of Maldives overwater at these places

The Maldives, a tropical paradise, epitomizes luxury and tranquility.

08 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldivian leader, suspended for 'anti-India' remarks, stokes fresh row; apologizes

Mariyam Shiuna, one of three Maldivian ministers suspended earlier this year for social media posts targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has stoked a new controversy.

06 Apr 2024

China

Maldives thanks India for allowing limited essential exports amid tensions 

Maldivian Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer has publicly expressed gratitude to India for allowing the export of essential supplies to the Maldives for fiscal year 2024-25.

05 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Who will be INDIA bloc's PM face? Rahul Gandhi answers 

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance will reveal its prime ministerial candidate after the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.

05 Apr 2024

Lifestyle

Snorkeling adventures in the Maldives: How to plan

The Maldives, a tropical paradise celebrated for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life, stands as a top destination for snorkelers worldwide.

31 Mar 2024

Karan Johar

Salman Khan's 'The Bull' faces rewrite; filming delayed to 2025

Just a day after reports surfaced that Salman Khan has exited the highly-anticipated film The Bull, a new twist has emerged in the tale.

27 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Dive into the Maldives' underwater marvels

The Maldives, a chain of 26 atolls, is a top spot for divers worldwide due to its exceptionally clear waters and abundant marine life.

25 Mar 2024

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Hold 'dialogue' with India: Maldives President Muizzu advised by predecessor

The former President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has urged the country's incumbent President Mohamed Muizzu to initiate dialogue with neighboring countries especially India to tackle the country's financial issues.

12 Mar 2024

India

Indian troops begin withdrawing from Maldives after Muizzu's order

India has begun pulling out military personnel from the Maldives, following orders from the island nation's new president, Mohamed Muizzu.

22 Feb 2024

China

Chinese 'research vessel' to arrive in Male amid India-Maldives tensions 

Amid escalating tensions between India and the Maldives, a Chinese research vessel—Xiang Yang Hong 03—is set to dock in the Maldivian capital Male on Thursday.

05 Feb 2024

Indian Government

Maldives president Muizzu says Indian troops to exit by May

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, on Monday, told the parliament that the island nation will not allow "any country to interfere with or undermine their sovereignty;" recalling his pre-election promises.

01 Feb 2024

Lakshadweep

Interim Budget: Centre's focus on boosting Lakshadweep's tourism, says Sitharaman

During her budget speech on Thursday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the government's plan to ramp up investment in the tourism sector.

31 Jan 2024

World

Maldives: Opposition-appointed prosecutor general 'stabbed', say reports

Hussain Shameem, the prosecutor general of the Maldives, has been stabbed in broad daylight by unidentified miscreants in Male City, according to local media reports.

29 Jan 2024

India

Opposition prepares impeachment motion against Maldivian president: Report

The Maldives's main opposition party—the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)—has gathered enough signatures to submit a motion to impeach President Mohamed Muizzu, local media said.

29 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Enchanting escapade to the Maldives: Things to do for couples

Discover the serene beauty of the Maldives, an idyllic paradise perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

25 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives opposition parties flag Muizzu government's 'anti-India' approach

Amid the ongoing diplomatic row between India and Maldives, the island nation's two opposition parties have expressed concern over the "anti-India" stance of President Mohamed Muizzu's government.

21 Jan 2024

India

Maldives: 13-year-old dies after president denies approval for Indian plane

A 13-year-old Maldivian boy, battling a brain tumor and stroke, died on Saturday after Maldives President Mohammed Muizzu allegedly refused to allow an Indian Dornier aircraft to be used for his medical evacuation.

19 Jan 2024

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar holds talks with Maldivian counterpart amid diplomatic row

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar met his Maldivian counterpart Moosa Zameer on Thursday, amid the diplomatic row between the two countries.

15 Jan 2024

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar breaks silence on India-Maldives diplomatic row

Amid the ongoing diplomatic row between India and Maldives, Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Monday said that "politics is politics," and there is no guarantee that every country will always support New Delhi.

15 Jan 2024

India

India-Maldives row: Film body urges filmmakers to boycott Maldives

Amid the ongoing political diplomatic crisis between India and Maldives, the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has urged Indian filmmakers to halt movie shoots there.

15 Jan 2024

India

Explained: Why are Indian troops in Maldives

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu on Sunday asked India to remove its military presence from the island nation.

14 Jan 2024

Xi Jinping

Maldives president sets deadline for Indian troop withdrawal

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu has set a March 15 deadline for India to remove its military personnel from the island nation.

14 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives: President Muizzu's party loses mayoral poll amid India row

The pro-India opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) on Saturday secured a landslide victory in Male's mayoral election, dealing a blow to President Mohamed Muizzu's party, the People's National Congress.

14 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

No one can bully us: Maldives president amid India row 

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu on Saturday made a bold statement after his state visit to China, saying that just because his country is small, it "doesn't give" anyone the "license to bully us."

10 Jan 2024

India

Send more tourists: Maldives president urges China amid India row

Maldives president Mohamed Muizzu has urged China to boost its tourism to his country amid a diplomatic row between India and the island nation, PTI reported.

09 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives tourism body condemns anti-Modi comments amid India diplomatic row

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) on Tuesday condemned the derogatory remarks by some now-suspended Maldivian ministers against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India.

09 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives leader calls for President Muizzu's removal amid India row

Maldivian Parliamentary Minority leader Ali Azim has demanded the removal of President Mohamed Muizzu and called for a vote of no confidence against him.

08 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Stay open-minded: China on ties with Maldives amid India row

China's state-run media has urged India to adopt an "open-minded" approach to South Asian affairs as Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu began a five-day state visit on Monday.

08 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi's Lakshadweep visit triggers India-Maldives diplomatic row: Explained

A massive row has erupted after several Maldivian politicians passed controversial remarks mocking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Lakshadweep.

08 Jan 2024

Vir Das

Vir Das pokes fun at Indian celebrities/influencers amid Maldives controversy 

Indian celebrities like Akshay Kumar and Kangana Ranaut have rallied behind a campaign to boycott Maldives tourism on Sunday.

07 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Why Indian celebrities are calling for boycotting Maldives: Controversy explained

Indian celebrities rallied behind a campaign to boycott Maldives tourism on Sunday after several Maldivian ministers made derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India.

07 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives suspends 3 ministers over remarks 'insulting' PM Modi, India

The Maldives government has suspended three of its ministers for their derogatory remarks on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

21 Nov 2023

Travel And Tourism

Craving vegetarian food in the Maldives? Here's what to eat

Can a vegetarian survive in the Maldives? Long story short, yes!

27 Oct 2023

China

Incoming Maldives president confirms talks with India on troops removal

The Maldives has begun talks with India regarding the removal of its military presence from the island nation, President-elect Mohamed Muizzu revealed during an interview with Bloomberg News on Friday.

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