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The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.
Foreign tourists wear protective masks at the Taj Mahal complex in Agra amid the coronavirus threat | Photo: ANI

After Nepal, Bhutan, now Afghanistan & Maldives pledge support to SAARC COVID-19 fund

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.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives Abdulla Shahid calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. | ANI

Relationship with India ‘outstanding’, China is ‘generous’: Maldives FM Abdulla Shahid

After ties between India and Maldives got strained under Abdulla Yameen, the new Maldivian foreign minister says the ‘relationship is based on principles’.
Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed

China grabbed more land than East India Company, says ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed

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

India refuses to grant asylum to ex-vice president of Maldives

Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor, who arrived in India Thursday, was sent back as he did not have valid documents to enter the country.
India-Nepal ties

Foreign aid to Nepal & Maldives gets big boost as Modi govt puts ‘Neighbourhood First’

African nations, including Mauritius, also received a boost in Indian aid in Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden Budget presented Friday.
PM Narendra Modi with President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih | PTI

With an eye on China, Modi & Solih inaugurate coastal surveillance system in Maldives

The launch of coastal surveillance radar system is significant as Maldives is key to China's Maritime Silk Road project in the Indian Ocean.

PM Modi gifts Maldives president a cricket bat, promises to help develop sports in the country

Modi's arrival in the Maldives marks his first foreign visit after re-election as Prime Minister, and will help strengthen bilateral ties.
PM Narendra Modi with Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Maldives to confer PM Modi country’s highest honour

In his first bilateral trip to the Maldives, Modi reflected upon the importance of India’s “Neighbourhood First” policy.
PM Narendra Modi with Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Modi to inaugurate coastal vigil radar system for Maldives in his first state visit there

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inaugurate a Comprehensive Training Centre for Maldives national forces as part of a join defence pact.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.