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A report by Brookings India reveals that tourism in India improved considerably since 2017, and added that India could leverage its cultural similarities with neighbours to grow further.
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International visitors will be allowed only on resort islands and live-aboard boats as of 15 July; on 1 August, guest houses and hotels on inhabited islands will reopen.
A Port Trust statement said that the people evacuated from the Maldives arrived at 9:30 AM by 'INS Jalashwa' of the Indian Navy.
INS Shardul, INS Magar and INS Jalashwa have been diverted from mission deployment to bring back stranded Indians.
The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.
Afghanistan has pledged $1 million, while Maldives said it would contribute $2,00,000 to the fund, which was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After ties between India and Maldives got strained under Abdulla Yameen, the new Maldivian foreign minister says the ‘relationship is based on principles’.
Nasheed says free trade agreement which Maldives signed with China, under the previous pro-Beijing regime of Abdulla Yameen, was now dead.
Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor, who arrived in India Thursday, was sent back as he did not have valid documents to enter the country.