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Maldives prefer Chinese proposals as they are more attractive, says Gayoom

New Delhi, Mar. 8 (ANI): Denying any strategic tilt towards China, the former President of Maldives, Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, today said his country is welcoming Chinese proposals because it finds

Maldives vice president arrested over plot to assassinate president

New York, Oct 24 (ANI): Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in connection with an explosion that took place on the presidential yacht in September. According to The Wall

Maldives ex-president sentenced to 13 years in jail

Former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been convicted of a terrorism charge by a criminal court and sentenced to 13 years in prison, reports the Al-Jazeera.

India expresses concern over ‘manhandling’ of former Maldives Prez

New Delhi, Feb. 23 (ANI): India on Monday expressed its concern over the recent developments in Maldives, including the arrest and alleged manhandling of its former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Teacher accused of sexually abusing students arrested

A male teacher of Shaviyani Noomaraa School has been arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of students of that school. The 30 year old Maldivian teacher was arrested by police under warrant

Maldives foreign minister appreciates Indian help

Male (Maldives), Dec.6 (ANI): Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on Saturday appreciated India for its prompt response in reaching out to the island nations' water crisis and added that

Is Maldives becoming new Jehadi centre, asks Scholar Tufail Ahmad

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Tufail Ahmad, director of South Asia Studies Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington DC feels that under Saudi-Pakistani influence, the Maldivian

Maldives tourist arrivals pass half million, 27.3 percent from China

Tourist arrivals to Maldives have passed the half million mark with a hefty 27.3 percent of arrivals originating from China, Tourism Ministry said in its latest data on Wednesday, reports

UNWTO and UNESCO join hands in sustainable tourism promotion

UNWTO and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural

Maldives President meets Salman Khurshid

New Delhi, Jan.2 (ANI): Maldives President  Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who is in India on his first official foreign visit after winning the elections in November, met External Affairs Minister

Abdulla Yameen has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives

Male: Polls have opened in the Maldives fourth attempt to hold run-off presidential elections that the island's 240,000 voters hope will bring an end to two years of political turmoil.

First elected leader in Maldives faces trial for abusing power

  Male, Sept. 30 (ANI): The firstdemocratically elected president in the Maldives will face trial on charges of abusing power, seven months after being toppled in what he calls

Shinde in Maldives for SAARC Home Ministers meeting

  New Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): A high-level official delegation, led by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, is on visit to Maldives to attend the Fifth SAARC Home Ministers meeting to be

Growing Islamisation could lead to banning of spas, alcohol in 'tourism hub' Maldives

  London, Sept 21 (ANI): The growing influence of Islamic hardliners can have a dramatic impact on the future of tourism in the Maldives, the country's former presidentMohamed

India, Maldives to strengthen cooperation in defence and security

  Male, Sep 17 (ANI): India and Maldives have agreed to continue to work closely in the area of defence and security. Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony accompanied by a

Live: Tensions increase as MDP slams CNI outcome

A strong police presence is building around parts of Male’ as opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporters gather at the Usfasgandu protest area and the nearby Dharubaaruge

MDP vows to continue street protests until “coup-government topples”

  Members of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) have taken to the streets in Malé for a third consecutive day as they vow to continue demonstrating until President Dr

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Maldives Capital: Male

State form: Republic since 1968 Independence: On 26 July 1965 Maldivian Rufiyaa: 100 MVR = 5.36 EUR
Index 2010 2011 Unit
Population 0.394 0.401 Millions
Total Area 298 298
Export 198 210 Mill. Euro
Import 876 965 Mill. Euro
GDP 2,854 2,854 Mill. Euro
GDP per capita 8,480 8,850 Euro
GDP Grouth 6.9 7.4 Per Cent
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