Maldives says Nasheed cannot contest Presidential poll as he was convicted for abducting judge

Maldives says Nasheed cannot contest Presidential poll as he was convicted for abducting judge

The Maldivian government on Sunday rejected the UN Human Rights Committee’s demand on April 4, that former President Mohamed Nasheed be released and allowed to contest the Presidential election expected to be held in September this year. Nasheed was sentenced for abducting a sitting judge which is a terrorist act under the anti-terror law.

Maldives to host beauty contest in “decent Islamic style”

Maldives to host beauty contest in “decent Islamic style”

The Maldives is getting its first beauty pageant later this month, with organisers emphasising the contest’s decency.“Even in the international stage the focus is no longer on the body. It is more than that. It will be very decent and, as countries like Malaysia and Morocco already take part in this it is easy to fit a Maldivian style,” said event organizer Shameem Ibrahim.

Maldivian Defense Minister declines Indian invitation to attend Defense Expo

Maldivian Defense Minister declines Indian invitation to attend Defense Expo

India on Thursday confirmed that the Maldivian Defense Minister Maj.Gen. (Rtd) Adam Shareef would not be participating in the coming Defense Expo from April 11 to 14.Though India had extended invitation to take part in the expo which is set at Tiruvidanthai, south of Chennai, the Maldives had politely declined saying that its Defense Minister had already planned official trips to other parts of the globe around the same time.

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