Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Topic: Maldives

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India’s choppers to fly back from Maldives in 10 days as ties grow cold

The cold vibes from Male for New Delhi signals a rollback of the country’s ‘India-first’ policy and coincides with a growing warmth in ties with Beiji...
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As ties nosedive, India voted against Maldives at the UN Security Council

India’s move reflects its frustration with President Yameen who, while inching closer to China, is demolishing New Delhi’s presence in Maldives. New ...
File image of former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoum at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali island, Indonesia

India slams Maldives for ‘long prison terms’ handed to Maldivian ex-president, top judge

The foreign ministry said the sentences will raise questions on the credibility of the country's presidential election this September.
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Trump-Kim resume meeting and Saudi Arabia’s historic decision

The remarks of the US ambassador to Germany slammed as 'undiplomatic' and India accused of 'bullying' by Maldivian parliamentarian.
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Veere Di Wedding is banned in Pakistan, while Afghan bowler Rashid Khan packs a punch

Despite being removed for life from politics, Nawaz Sharif’s PML(N) is slated to return to power after elections in Pakistan in July, Fatima Bhutto wr...
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India, Pak DGMOs talk peace on hotline, as BCCI seeks to know how to respond to Pak Cricket Board

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Asad Durrani

Pakistan bans ex-spy chief from leaving the country, while Kabul and Islamabad talk peace

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A Chinese Navy vessel off the coast of India. The Chinese Navy is building warships to add to its fleet much faster than imagined.

No confrontation or warning shots at Chinese warships near Maldives: Indian Navy

Indian Navy spokesperson categorically denies Nikkei Asian Review report about face-off near Male; no Chinese navy ships observed in the area.
Maldives police forcibly enter the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) camp to break up celebrations of opposition supporters

Is the Maldives India’s Grenada, and will Narendra Modi be India’s Reagan?

The Maldives offers Modi one of his gravest foreign policy challenges to date. He had made a reputation as a man of iron. Let him not let that iron go to rust.
File photo of Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi.

To view developments in the neighbourhood simply as ‘pro-China’ or ‘pro-India’ is myopic

Beijing is single-handedly blurring the age-old separation between South and East Asia, and New Delhi must prepare for this reality.

Here’s what 9 pm pseudo patriots can learn from the Indian Army: Barkha Dutt

In this week’s News ka Juice, Barkha Dutt asks 9 pm pseudo warriors to learn from real soldiers. Today, let's talk about the two most loaded words in Indian ...
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SC judges elevation row: Collegium still opaque under CJI Gogoi or is this an aberration?

CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led Collegium’s decision to overturn the elevation of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Rajendra Menon to the Supreme Court and instead rec...