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India’s loss in the Maldives is China’s gain, and it is showing

China's growing influence can be seen in landmarks such as the Chinese embassy, the expanded Malé international airport and the Friendship Bridge.
Sushma Swaraj Mohamed Asim

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 Delhi: As the relationship between India and the Maldives nose-dives, it is learnt that Delhi voted against Malé and in favour of Indonesia for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council last week. Delhi’s decision is a measure of its frustration against the authoritarian regime of President Abdulla Yameen, who Thursday sentenced the 82-year-old former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, chief justice Abdulla Saeed and justice Ali Hameed to 19 months in prison. They were charged with refusing to hand over their phone for a police investigation. “Yes, India voted against the Maldives in the election on June 9 for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council,” a government source told ThePrint. The sentencing of Gayoom and the two Supreme Court judges to “long prison terms without a fair trial”,...
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.
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

As Delhi puts troops on alert, remembering Indian officer who saved ex-Maldivian president

Ex-Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is under siege again, now by his half-brother and current dictator. He has to be grateful to an Indian Naval officer for being alive.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?