Maldivian opposition leader says he will re-negotiate terms of China-funded projects

Maldivian opposition leader says he will re-negotiate terms of China-funded projects

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 29 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian opposition leader, Mohamed Nasheed, said here on Wednesday, that he will re-negotiate the terms of Chinese-funded projects to see if they were fair and in the interest of the country. “We will learn from the experience of the Sri Lankan Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga in re-negotiating the […]

Maldives govt says foreign partners should respect democratic decisions of state institutions

Maldives govt says foreign partners should respect democratic decisions of state institutions

Maldives, March 29 (NIA) – The Maldives government, on Wednesday said that a vote of no confidence on the Speaker of Parliament which was defeated on Monday was conducted in a transparent and democratic manner. The statement came a day after the US Embassy in Sri Lanka and Maldives released a statement saying it was concerned about irregularities ‎that […]

Maldives opposition fails to impeach Speaker of Parliament

Maldives opposition fails to impeach Speaker of Parliament

Colombo, March 27 (NIA) – A crucial vote seeking to impeach Maldives Speaker Abdulla Maseeh, was defeated in Parliament on Monday with 48 MPs voting against when the vote was taken up. The no confidence motion against the Speaker was bought in by the opposition, who were seeking to win a majority in Parliament. With the Speaker unable […]

Maldives opposition considering impeacing President ahead of 2018 Presidential Poll

Maldives opposition considering impeacing President ahead of 2018 Presidential Poll

Colombo, March 27 (NIA) – Former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, on Sunday said his party along with opposition legislators were considering the possibility of ousting Abdullah Yameen by bringing in a no confidence motion on the President. Nasheed, who is facing terrorism charges in the island country and is currently in exile in Britain, […]

Number of H1N1 patients rises to 176 in Maldives

Number of H1N1 patients rises to 176 in Maldives

Maldives, March 24 (NIA) – The number of people tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus in the Maldives has risen to 176,  statistics released by the Health Protection Agency showed here Friday. Seven more people tested positive with the virus on Thursday with 23 patients in total being hospitalized with H1N1 to date. At least two […]

Flu epidemic makes Saudi King postpone controversial Maldives visit

Flu epidemic makes Saudi King postpone controversial Maldives visit

Male ,March 17 (Maldives Independent): The official visit of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud to the Maldives has been postponed indefinitely  due to a flu outbreak,  the Maldivian Foreign Minister Dr Mohamed Asim announced on Friday. “The visit is arranged for a later date, that date will be announced,” he told the […]

Maldives says outbreak of H1N1 is not swine flu pandemic

Maldives says outbreak of H1N1 is not swine flu pandemic

Maldives, March 17 (NIA) – Maldives on Friday said that although there had been a rise in the number of H1N1 cases in the island country, this however was not similar to a swine flu pandemic. A government statement said that after the 2009 influenza pandemic, the H1N1 had been circulating as normal seasonal influenza and […]

Maldives prepares for sudden outbreak of Swine Flu

Maldives prepares for sudden outbreak of Swine Flu

Maldives, March 15 (NIA) – At least 51 people have been confirmed with the H1NI Influenza virus in the Maldives within the past few weeks with one patient dying due to the flu, local media reports said on Wednesday. The state owned Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has seen a rise in the number of flu patients […]

Maldives assures no atolls will be sold after huge public outcry against Saudi Arabia

Maldives assures no atolls will be sold after huge public outcry against Saudi Arabia

Maldive, March 8 (NIA) – The Maldives government, on Wednesday defended its decision to negotiate major investment deals with foreign partners, saying it was part of its wider development plans for the nation. The President’s office in a statement said no atolls were being sold and the Administration reasserted its point, made by President Yameen on […]

Maldives national airline ‘Maldivian’ to begin flights to Colombo

Maldives national airline ‘Maldivian’ to begin flights to Colombo

Colombo, March 6 (NIA) – Maldives national airline, Maldivian will begin flights to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo in the coming weeks, an official from Sri Lanka’s Aviation Ministry said on Monday. The authorization was given following discussions held between Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Moosa Zameer and Sri Lanka’s Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal […]

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