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Maldives prefer Chinese proposals as they are more attractive, says Gayoom

Maldives welcomes business proposals from China Date : March 9, 2016 Reporter : ANINEWS New Delhi, Mar. 8 (ANI): Denying any strategic tilt towards China, the former President of Maldives, Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, today said his country is welcoming Chinese proposals because it finds them "more attractive". Delivering a lecture on "Islam - A religion of peace" at Observer Research Foundation today, Mr Gayoom, who is now president of the ruling party, Progressive Maldives Party, said his country welcomes business proposals from all countries. ...Full Story

POLITICS

First elected leader in Maldives faces trial for abusing power

Date : September 30, 2012 Reporter : ANI Maldives democratically elected president   Male, Sept. 30 (ANI): The firstdemocratically elected president in the Maldives will face trial on charges of abusing power, seven months after being toppled in what he calls a coup d'etat in the country. ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Maldives prefer Chinese proposals as they are more attractive, says Gayoom

Date : March 9, 2016 Reporter : ANINEWS Maldives welcomes business proposals from China New Delhi, Mar. 8 (ANI): Denying any strategic tilt towards China, the former President of Maldives, Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, today said his country is welcoming Chinese proposals because it finds them "more attractive". ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Maldives President meets Salman Khurshid

Date : January 4, 2014 Reporter : ANI President Yameen Abdul Gayoom visits India New Delhi, Jan.2 (ANI): Maldives President  Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who is in India on his first official foreign visit after winning the elections in November, met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday, and is ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Maldives vice president arrested over plot to assassinate president

Date : October 25, 2015 Reporter : ANI President has appealed for calm in the nation New York, Oct 24 (ANI): Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in connection with an explosion that took place on the presidential yacht in September. According to The Wall Street Journal, the explosion took place ...Full Story

HISTORY

Maldives ex-president sentenced to 13 years in jail

Date : March 14, 2015 Reporter : The Daily Star Mohamed Nasheed convicted on terrorism charges Former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been convicted of a terrorism charge by a criminal court and sentenced to 13 years in prison, reports the Al-Jazeera. Nasheed, the Indian Ocean archipelago's ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Maldives foreign minister appreciates Indian help

Date : December 6, 2014 Reporter : ANI Water supply to more than 100,000 residents in the Maldives Male (Maldives), Dec.6 (ANI): Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on Saturday appreciated India for its prompt response in reaching out to the island nations' water crisis and added that her nation strongly values the close ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Live: Tensions increase as MDP slams CNI outcome

Date : August 30, 2012 Reporter : Minivan News Opposition: February 7 was A strong police presence is building around parts of Male’ as opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporters gather at the Usfasgandu protest area and the nearby Dharubaaruge conference centre for a meeting of its national ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Is Maldives becoming new Jehadi centre, asks Scholar Tufail Ahmad

Date : July 29, 2014 Reporter : ANI South Asia Studies Project New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Tufail Ahmad, director of South Asia Studies Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington DC feels that under Saudi-Pakistani influence, the Maldivian society is being pushed into the ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

India expresses concern over ‘manhandling’ of former Maldives Prez

Date : February 23, 2015 Reporter : ANI India concern over the recent developments in Maldives New Delhi, Feb. 23 (ANI): India on Monday expressed its concern over the recent developments in Maldives, including the arrest and alleged manhandling of its former president Mohamed Nasheed. "The Government of India reiterates ...Full Story

TRAVEL

UNWTO and UNESCO join hands in sustainable tourism promotion

Date : February 18, 2014 Reporter : Maldives.net.mv Sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage UNWTO and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage. Under the ...Full Story

SPORTS

Teacher accused of sexually abusing students arrested

Date : February 1, 2015 Reporter : SunOnline Teacher has been arrested A male teacher of Shaviyani Noomaraa School has been arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of students of that school. The 30 year old Maldivian teacher was arrested by police under warrant issued by the court. President of ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Maldives tourist arrivals pass half million, 27.3 percent from China

Date : July 3, 2014 Reporter : southasianmedia Tourist arrivals to Maldives have passed the half million mark with a hefty 27.3 percent of arrivals originating from China, Tourism Ministry said in its latest data on Wednesday, reports the southasianmedia. In total, 518,166 ...Full Story

Maldives Capital: Male

State form: Republic since 1968 Independence: On 26 July 1965 Maldivian Rufiyaa: 100 MVR = 5.36 EUR
Index 2010 2011 Unit
Population 0.394 0.401 Millions
Total Area 298 298 Sq.km
Export 198 210 Mill. Euro
Import 876 965 Mill. Euro
GDP 2,854 2,854 Mill. Euro
GDP per capita 8,480 8,850 Euro
GDP Grouth 6.9 7.4 Per Cent
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