Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: Maldives

India-Maldives ties poised to take quantum jump, scaling new heights — S. Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar Saturday held talks with his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid and handed over 100,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

Jaishankar begins two-day Maldives tour as India seeks to expand partnership in Indo-Pacific

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is likely to meet President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih & will hold discussions with ministers for foreign affairs & defence, among others.

Harsh Shringla meets Maldivian leaders & Opposition, discusses ways to enhance ties

During his 2-day visit, Foreign Secretary Shringla also assessed progress in 8 infrastructure projects part of the $1.3 bn bilateral package being carried out by India in Maldives.

Foreign Secy Shringla lauds Maldives’ ‘India First’ policy, assures Covid recovery support

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is on a two-day visit to Maldives, met President Ibrahim Solih, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and ex-president Mohamed Nasheed.

Foreign Secy Harsh Shringla to visit Maldives from 9-10 Nov, hold talks to deepen ties

Shringla will hold talks with the top leadership of Maldives to review bilateral ties and discuss India's assistance in Maldives' post-Covid economic recovery.

Allowing US in Maldives to keep China out is a heavy price to pay. So why is India doing it?

Mike Pompeo's announcement of an embassy in the Maldives after the signing of a Defence and Security Framework is a significant shift in Indian policy from 2013.

India hopes Pompeo’s visits to Sri Lanka, Maldives & Indonesia will reduce Chinese influence

US Secretary of State Pompeo travels to Sri Lanka & Maldives, says in Colombo US is a friend & partner, not ‘predator’ like Chinese Communist Party. Pompeo announces plan to open US embassy in Male.

Models, Nokia phones, DJs, $50 million hotel — Mohammed Bin Salman’s secret parties

In ‘Blood and Oil’, Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck write about Mohammed Bin Salman’s ruthless quest for power, his toys, and a 2015 party.

Maldives thanks India for $250 million support to mitigate Covid impact

Apart from the financial assistance, India has also sent essential medicines and extended food aid to the island nation amid the pandemic.

Maldives-India cargo ferry will promote bilateral trade, boost economies, says PM Modi

Modi was responding to a tweet by Maldives President Ibrahim Solih hailing the maiden voyage of the ferry between Kulhudhuffushi, Male and south India.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.