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Located on the island of Gaakoshibee in the Maldives, this new resort is made up exclusively of 120 luxurious villas on their own private lagoon resort, one of the biggest in the area. The resort opened this month and has been lauded for its tasteful design that will no doubt have high-class travelers flocking ...
It is currently putting the finishing touches on nature parks designed to promote eco-tourism, according to an article in Maldives Times. Located in the southernmost atolls, the parks are slated to open in June and will include protected areas for hiking, bicycling, mangrove canoe tours, snorkeling and reef ...

With the opening of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi in April 2018, AccorHotels introduces the Fairmont luxury brand to an area celebrated for its pristine natural beauty. Located on the Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, which boasts one of the country's largest resort lagoons, the stunning new property ...
The expatriate teacher suspended over a scuffle with a student has quit and left the Maldives on Monday after he was reportedly threatened. The yet unidentified teacher had been involved in a scuffle with a student in Majeediyyaa School on Monday for which the teacher had been suspended. The school's ...
NEW DELHI: India did not consider any military intervention in Maldives during political turmoil there as any such move would have had "long-term implications" and contrary to the Indian stand for a rules-based international order, sources said today. Following imposition of Emergency in Maldives on ...
Enter Conrad Maldives Rangali Island with the region's first underwater bungalow. When it opens later this year, the Muraka (“coral” in Dhivehi, the local language) will have cost $15 million (about R184 million) to build and the experience of sleeping 5m below sea level can be yours from $50 000 per night ...

Maldives is popular for its marine life and coral reefs besides being a favourite honeymoon destination. Now, it will also attract enthusiasts wanting reside underwater in luxurious fully submerged villas 16.4 feet down. The destination already has several underwater restaurants, spa, guest rooms, but with ...
Maldives Floats RFP to Boost Travel from UK. Tue., Apr. 24, 2018. By Kevin McCauley. Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corp, the national tourism body of the Indian Ocean island nation, is looking to hire a PR firm in the UK to entice travellers. Read Full Story in Subscriber Area. Category: RFPs · Return to Apr. 24, ...
Maldives' tourism minister Moosa Zameer said: “The UK continues to establish itself as one of the most valuable inbound markets for tourism to the Maldives and with a number of exciting new tourism developments launching this year, we look forward to welcoming even more visitors during the remaining ...
On the anniversary of the killing of the popular Maldivian blogger and social media personality, Yameen Rasheed, Amnesty International and CIVICUS call on the Maldivian authorities to bring his killers to justice. In a shocking murder that marked a worrying attack on freedom of expression and sent a ...
The recent disturbing happenings in Maldives has drawn concern in Indian quarters as to how to deal with the developments as reigning Prime Minister Abdullah Yameen, in power since 2013, has been in a defiant and provocative mode. And, there was a time not very long ago, when government of India ...
If you're after a holiday that offers sun, sea, sand and serious luxury, then you may want to add the Maldives to your bucket list. After all, it's got everything you could want for a beach holiday; pristine white sands, spectacular landscapes, and crystalline waters that are perfect for snorkelling and watching the ...
There's an earlybird opening special at the new Oblu Select at Sangeli Maldives with a five-night package from $3490 per person twin-share from July 21 to October. Includes airfares on Singapore Airlines, speedboat transfers, and a beach or water villa on an all-inclusive plan. Phone 1300 15 91 15.
CHERYL and Liam Payne's “make or break” holiday was in the Maldives – where they first fell in love two years ago. The couple headed to the secluded islands on Valentine's Day back in February 2016 and thought the location would be perfect for them to return to with their relationship on the rocks.
Official sources said they were still discussing with the Abdulla Yameen government what the real issue was but a top Maldives government source told TOI that Male wanted a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft instead of the "Dhruv" Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) which India had given to Male.
Official sources said they were still discussing with the Abdulla Yameen government what the real issue was but a top Maldives government source told TOI that Male wanted a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft instead of the "Dhruv" Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) which India had given to Male.
Times Of India has reported with regards to comments from both India and Maldives military that the former gifted helicopter operating from Addu city has its agreement expired. Following this the Maldives military engaged in discussion with India's military and expressed the island nation do not wish to ...

The visit of Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to the Maldives could not have been particularly comfortable for India. Bajwa became the first foreign dignitary to visit Maldives following the imposition of the 45-day Emergency which was lifted 22 March. The statements attributed to General Bajwa and ...
A collaboration between UNFPA and the Ministry of Health of Maldives aimed to promote equity in access to SRH services and information. In furtherance of this collaboration, UNFPA is supporting the study of the efficiency of SRH spending, an economic evaluation of benefits against costs of SRH service ...
Ringing alarm bells in India, Maldives and Pakistan have discussed the possibility of joint patrol of the vast exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the strategically-located Indian Ocean state during the visit of the Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. Bajwa is on a rare visit to the Maldives for a Pakistani ...
India is a brother, but China is like a long-lost cousin found, Maldives Ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal has said, asserting that his country would push ahead with Chinese projects despite New Delhi's concerns. The Maldives will further embrace Chinese investment but is aware it risks getting caught ...
The Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement, said, this is one step towards addressing the issues related to the prevailing political situation in that country but a number of concerns expressed by the international community still remain to be addressed. The External Affairs Ministry also maintained that it ...
INDIAN practice of keeping its neighbours at tenterhooks and browbeating them into submission continues unabated. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and even tiny Maldives suffer from Indian malice. Indian desire of keeping Maldives as her client state, interference in internal matters of the ...
New Delhi: India on Thursday welcomed revocation of Emergency in the Maldives but stressed that concerns expressed by the international community ... The external affairs ministry said in a statement that as a neighbour whose security is closely intertwined with that of the Maldives, India wishes to see a ...
Maldives, fast becoming a pawn in the new Great Game. ANI| ... After Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Maldives has become the latest victim of it, according to US-based think tank Atlantic Council's analysts. ... But this is now changing, as China is ferociously diminishing India's sphere of influence in the Maldives.
The Maldives has long been a foothold of the Indian sphere of influence in South Asia. Since both nations gained independence from Great Britain, India has played a major role in helping build the Maldivian economy, as well as in underwriting political stability in the country. India backed the authoritarian ...
An emergency imposed in the Maldives after a court ordered the release of jailed politicians will be allowed to expire Thursday after allowing time for the government to investigate corruption allegations against the judges who issued the order, an envoy said. The government "has no intention of extending" ...
Long a byword for holiday dreams—think palm-fringed islands surrounded by impossibly blue lagoons—the Maldives are an almost irresistible magnet for slebs, honeymooners, sun-lovers, divers, and #maldivesbeachpartying Instabraggers. The “problem”—if you could call it that—is which of the myriad ...
If anybody has doubts that China's signing with the Maldives, the protocol on establishment of a joint ocean observation centre at the northern most atoll Makunudhoo, last year, has any other implication other than adding one more pearl in order to dominate and surround India in its backyard and spy on all ...
The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, which is being built at a frenetic pace and largely funded by China, will link the capital Male to Hulhule. It is said that the bridge will declare, in no uncertain terms, that Beijing is whisking the Maldives away from what has traditionally been India's sphere of influence.
Yoga lovers don't have to sweat in a hot studio to reach inner peace. Instead, they can try a refreshing experience about 20 feet underwater. Hurawalhi Island Resort, on the Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, had opened up a one-of-a-kind experience for yogis out there who want to perfect their downward dog ...
"As part of the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Fund for Development and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has pledged $160 million in support of the Maldives and its brotherly people for the development projects including the airport development and ...
India and China have become entangled in a constitutional crisis in the Maldives, with both countries brandishing their navies while attempting to come to a diplomatic solution. The crisis began on Feb. 1 when the Maldives Supreme Court ordered the release of all political prisoners, citing violations of due ...
With a leading Indian newspaper reporting that India had long back offered a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to Maldives, but the host-nation had not responded in months/years, there should be greater concern about Male's intent on the bilateral front, especially in terms of strategic and security ...
More than 200 international travel trade representatives are expected to attend the second Travel Trade Maldives event next month. TTM takes place in the Maldives from May 1-3, with events including a supplier expo, hotelier summit and a tourism career fair. Organisers say the event's main aim is to assist ...
NEW DELHI/COLOMBO – A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts. India has ...
Visiting the Maldives is always a good idea, especially if you're a nature lover looking to get up close and personal with sea life and soak up the tropical sun. But, if you're planning a visit, don't forget to experience the magic of the atolls at night. The perfect spot to experience the Maldives when the sun goes ...
After the US-led West's current imbroglio involving Cold War combatant in Moscow, the political opposition in the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, Maldives, are concerned if the former would still have all the energies for their nation, where post-emergency presidential polls are due in October-November.
A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate, a 30,000-tone amphibious transport dock and three support tankers entered the Indian Ocean, news portal Sina.com.cn said, without linking the deployment to the crisis in the Maldives or giving a reason. “If you look at warships and other equipment, the gap ...
Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protestor demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male on Feb. 21, 2018. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen extended a draconian state of emergency by another month on Feb. 20, ignoring a growing chorus of international concern and calls for ...
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have spent the week at the $45,000 (£32,000)-a-night Coco Prive private island in the Maldives. A one-week stay at this Maldives island, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, costs £252,000 - the same price as the average UK house. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have ...
NEW DELHI – The Maldives — that beautiful Indian Ocean country comprising more than 1,000 coral islands — is known the world over as a tranquil and luxurious travel destination. But the country is now being roiled by a political crisis so severe that international advisories are cautioning against travel ...
For the second time in the last 10 days, amid an ongoing political crisis in Maldives, the island nation has approached India with a request to allow a special envoy to meet the Indian leadership at a “convenient time” for New Delhi. Speaking to The Indian Express, Maldives Ambassador to India, Ahmed ...
Cosplay festivals in the Maldives is only a few years old, but with the large amount of gaming and anime/manga fans, the movement has gained momentum fast and is becoming some of the ... Shinzou Con 2014, the first cosplay event in the Maldives, was the brainchild of Justin and a few of his friends.
On a cold December day in 2017, China's President Xi Jinping welcomed a special guest at the Great Hall of the People: Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. The President of the Maldives walked along the red carpet with the swagger of a leader in complete control. A week earlier, his government had ...
Despite its crystalline beaches and breezy palm trees, the island nation of the Maldives is not in a state of paradise at the moment. The South Asian archipelago is experiencing turmoil after its president, Abdulla Yameen, declared a state of emergency following a Supreme Court ruling that he felt threatened ...
Malaysia and Phuket have registered a more than 20% increase in booking rates, and the developments in the Maldives could have contributed to this, Rastogi said. "Destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu are also showing about 7-10% increase in share on the chart of top destinations when ...
It is supposed to be a paradise destination where the only turbulence is the occasional gust of wind rattling the palm trees. But the ongoing political turmoil which has shaken the Maldives in the last fortnight now seems to be hitting its holiday industry. The state of emergency imposed by the authorities on ...
India must decide whether it wants to send troops to the Maldives, which is currently under a state of emergency. How New Delhi responds to the crisis will test Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy resolve in Asia. Modi's decision must also factor in rising Chinese investment and radicalism ...
The delegation also met the leaders of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives, en.mihaaru.com reported on Thursday. No further details regarding the meetings were revealed. Following President Abdulla Yameen's imposition of a state of emergency, there was a chorus of international concern. India, Sri ...


 

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