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  • India building capacities of civil servants of neighbouring countries: Govt Dec 06, 2022 08:19 PM IST

    India building capacities of civil servants of neighbouring countries: Govt

    The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Service Commission of the Maldives for capacity building of 1,000 Maldives civil servants by 2024, it said.

  • MC Travel Special | A nature walk in the Maldives Nov 13, 2022 08:01 PM IST

    MC Travel Special | A nature walk in the Maldives

    We usually think of marine life when we think of the Maldives. But cycling along the beaches of Lhaviyani Atoll, we discover plants that grow resiliently by the ocean, in the sand.

  • Nine Indians among 10 killed in fire in Maldives' capital Male Nov 10, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    Nine Indians among 10 killed in fire in Maldives' capital Male

    The capital of the archipelago best known as an upmarket holiday destination is one of the world's most densely populated cities.

  • As oceans rise, are some nations doomed to vanish? Oct 10, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    As oceans rise, are some nations doomed to vanish?

    The prospect is no longer science fiction as global warming gathers pace, posing an unprecedented challenge to the international community.

  • EXIM Bank extends $100 million LoC to Maldives for development projects Oct 03, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    EXIM Bank extends $100 million LoC to Maldives for development projects

    Exim Bank's overall commitment to the strategically important island nation located in close proximity goes to six lines of credit totalling USD 1.43 billion, as per an official statement.

  • Govt approves MoU with Maldives for cooperation in disaster management Sep 07, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    Govt approves MoU with Maldives for cooperation in disaster management

    The approval was given during a meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

  • Long weekend plans: 7 holiday packages for that much-needed international or domestic getaway Aug 07, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    Long weekend plans: 7 holiday packages for that much-needed international or domestic getaway

    Whether it’s that much-awaited solo bike trip or a vacation for the entire family, make the best of the long weekends this month with this curated list of travel ideas and deals.

  • India to extend extra $100 million credit to Maldives Aug 02, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    India to extend extra $100 million credit to Maldives

    "We have decided to extend an additional line of credit worth $100 million dollars so that all projects may be completed on time," Modi said at a joint press meet in the Indian capital.

  • PM Modi holds talks with visiting Maldivian President Solih Aug 02, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    PM Modi holds talks with visiting Maldivian President Solih

    The goal of the lengthy discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday was to strengthen overall bilateral strategic connections, particularly those involving commerce and investment.

  • When Lalit Modi helped Sushmita Sen get a blue tick on Twitter Jul 15, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    When Lalit Modi helped Sushmita Sen get a blue tick on Twitter

    The internet dug up an old tweet from 2011 in which Sushmita Sen thanked Lalit Modi for helping her get the elusive and highly in-demand ‘blue tick mark’ on Twitter.

  • Watch: Sri Lankan military personnel guard Prime Minister's chair in Colombo office Jul 14, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    Watch: Sri Lankan military personnel guard Prime Minister's chair in Colombo office

    On Thursday, Sri Lanka's anti-government demonstrators said they were ending their occupation of official buildings, as they vowed to press on with their bid to bring down Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe.

  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa still in Maldives, awaits private jet to depart for Singapore: Report Jul 14, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa still in Maldives, awaits private jet to depart for Singapore: Report

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the 73-year-old leader who had promised to resign on Wednesday, appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the acting President hours after he fled the country, escalating the political crisis and triggering a fresh wave of protests.

  • Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa set to fly to Singapore via Maldives: Government source Jul 14, 2022 07:16 AM IST

    Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa set to fly to Singapore via Maldives: Government source

    The source, who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the subject, said Rajapaksa could send his resignation to the speaker of Sri Lankan parliament after landing in Singapore.

  • Maldivian Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed negotiated President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's escape from  Sri Lanka: Sources Jul 13, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    Maldivian Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed negotiated President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's escape from Sri Lanka: Sources

    The 73-year-old President fled to the Maldives along with his wife and two security officers on a military jet early Wednesday in the face of a public revolt against his government for mishandling the country's economy.

  • Exclusive| India to handle Maldives Yoga Day protest 'firmly but discreetly' Jun 22, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    Exclusive| India to handle Maldives Yoga Day protest 'firmly but discreetly'

    A mob chanting Islamist slogans stormed the Maldivian national stadium where over 150 people, including ambassadors from India, Bangladesh and the UK, were taking part in an International Day of Yoga event, co-organized by the Indian High Commission in Maldives.

  • Trip Planner | Asia: Maldives, Bali, Seoul and 7 more must see destinations May 07, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    Trip Planner | Asia: Maldives, Bali, Seoul and 7 more must see destinations

    From Massaman Curry to Ema Datshi and from Namsan Tower (Seoul) to Batu Caves (Kuala Lumpur), amazing Asian holiday experiences to pack into your itinerary.

  • India, Maldives plan transmission interconnection for transfer of renewable power Apr 26, 2022 11:07 PM IST

    India, Maldives plan transmission interconnection for transfer of renewable power

    To facilitate Maldives' energy transition programme, a transmission interconnection for renewable power transfer has been proposed

  • At Sri Lanka's oldest airport, first landing in 54 years. See photos Mar 27, 2022 04:45 PM IST

    At Sri Lanka's oldest airport, first landing in 54 years. See photos

    On Sunday, a flight from the Maldives landed at the Ratmalana International Airport in Colombo, which was established in 1938.

  • You can travel to these countries with no quarantine if fully-vaccinated Mar 21, 2022 04:18 PM IST

    You can travel to these countries with no quarantine if fully-vaccinated

    Coronavirus: With cases in falling in most countries, international travel is opening up.

  • Tata Housing to invest $36 million to develop 2 residential projects in Maldives Feb 23, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Tata Housing to invest $36 million to develop 2 residential projects in Maldives

    Tata Housing, which entered the Maldives market around a decade ago, has already completed a social housing project in the island country in partnership with the Maldives government.

  • Jio's subsea cable system will stretch out to the Maldives Feb 21, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Jio's subsea cable system will stretch out to the Maldives

    The high-speed India-Asia-Xpress undersea cable system project will land in Hulhumale, the Maldives

  • Miles To Go | Maldives Rs 1 Lakh budget holiday from India Jan 06, 2022 05:15 PM IST

    Miles To Go | Maldives Rs 1 Lakh budget holiday from India

    Maldives has the reputation of a luxury holiday destination, especially with top Bollywood stars making a beeline to the island in the pandemic. Most pictures show uber luxurious water villas and resorts that cost over a thousand dollars a night. But Maldives has a hidden secret – if you visit a local island, and swap the high end luxury for a clean and comfortable stay, you can experience a top notch holiday with the same views and amazing water sport activities for a budget of approximately Rs.1 lakh. Watch this video to know more. Presented by Rahul Jagtiani #maldives #budgetholidays #vacation

  • New Year trip planner: Maldives Nov 28, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    New Year trip planner: Maldives

    All nationalities receive a 30-day visa on arrival in the Maldives, provided they have a valid passport, an onward to ticket to continue the journey and a reservation at a tourist facility.

  • Travel update: Entry guidelines for the US, Turkey, and Ireland among other countries Oct 27, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Travel update: Entry guidelines for the US, Turkey, and Ireland among other countries

    To enter the US, your proof of vaccination must contain your name, date of birth, name of the vaccine you got and the date(s) of administration for all doses.

  • NBCC bags Rs 968 crore contract for social housing units in Maldives Sep 24, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    NBCC bags Rs 968 crore contract for social housing units in Maldives

    The 3BHK and 2BHK units are to be constructed in 900 days