India Defeats Maldives In SAFF U20 Championship, To Face Bangladesh In Finals
A ten-man India U20 team beat the Maldives on August 2 in their last league match at the Kalinga Stadium, securing a spot in the final of the SAFF U20 Championship. In the final, India U20 will play Bangladesh U20 on August 5. Earlier, Maldives' only attempt at an Indian goal came in the opening minute, but Indian goalkeeper Som Kumar dove to his right to deflect a Zain Zafar free-kick.
Tags: India, Maldives, Football, SAFF U20 championship, Bangladesh
India, Maldives Sign Agreement For Co-operation In Education Field
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid signed a pact, on March 26. The agreement was based on connectivity between India's National Knowledge Network and the Maldives' Higher Education Network. ''With the signing of peering agreement, 1500+ Indian Institutes, Universities, and centres of learning from Singapore, Europe, and the US are connected to the Maldives via India’s… read-more
Tags: India, Maldives, Education, agreement, World news
Courtesy: India Today
Air India Flight Receives 'Water Salute' In Maldives Marking 46 Years Of Air Service
Air India's AI-267 flight recieved 'water salute' when it landed on Maldives' Male airport to commemorate 46 years of air service. "Air India operated its first flight from Trivandrum to Male, in February 1976," tweeted Air India. Reportedly, when the flight was landed, Male airport officials were ready with their water cannons. Air India was formally handed over to Tata Group after 69 years of nationalisation.
Tags: Air India, Travel, Maldives, Indian Football, Male airport
Maldives Government Plans New Law To Curb Anti-India Protests
The ruling Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) has drafted a Bill to bring down the 'India Out' protests in the country. The protest began two years ago, in the backdrop of the nearness of the current Ibrahim Solih government. The Bill is said to have proposed a fine, a six-month imprisonment or one-year of house arrest, for the protestors. Notably, the legislation is required to put the government on alert.
Tags: India, Maldives, legislative bill, anti-india protests, Ibrahim solih
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Global Leaders Congratulate PM Modi For Reaching 1 Billion Vaccination Mark
Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba congratulated PM Narendra Modi for achieving the 1 billion vaccination milestone on October 22. Furthermore, Sher Bahadur and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih expressed their gratitude towards Modi on Twitter, for supporting their countries with the vaccination efforts. Also, Israeli PM thanked Narendra Modi for the support and help. PM Modi replied to their tweets and appreciated their warm words.
Tags: Nepal, Maldives, Israel, India, 1 billion covid vaccine doses
Sunil Chhetri Becomes 3rd Highest Goal-Scorer After Lionel Messi
Sunil Chhetri scored twice for India to beat Maldives (3-1) in their last match, advancing to SAFF Championships final on October 13. With his brace, the 37-year-old has now surpassed Pele's record of 77 international goals. He is presently the world's third-highest-active-goal-scorer. Chhetri is one goal behind Argentina's Lionel Messi, second-best international goal-scorer after Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. India finished first in the five… read-more
Tags: Football, Sunil Chhetri, India, Maldives, SAFF Championship
Courtesy: The Times Of India
55,000 Indians Travelled To Maldives From Jan-Apr 2021
As flights to Malé resumed on July 17, Mumbai International Airport Ltd. stated that 55,000 people had travelled to the Maldives from January to April. The Maldives government had banned Indian flights in May due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The island nation and Dubai are Indian travellers' preferred countries amongst others with whom India has signed an air bubble agreement. Besides, South Asian travellers will be issued visa-on-arrival… read-more
Tags: Maldives, travel ban, India, Mumbai International Airport, Dubai
Courtesy: The Times of India
Senior Lakshadweep Official Bats In Favour Of Contentious Reforms
Justifying the new contentious reforms in Lakshadweep, District Collector S Asker Ali on May 27 stated it was a step to develop the island on the lines of Maldives. He asserted that the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act (PASA) is to curb incidents of drug abuse and crimes against children, and accused the criminals of engaging in propaganda against the administration. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called the reforms "… read-more
Tags: Lakshadweep, Maldives, Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, Rahul Gandhi
Courtesy: Times Now
Centre Approves First Ever Indian Consulate To Be Built In Maldives
The proposal for opening the first ever Indian Consulate in Maldives was cleared in the cabinet meeting on May 25 chaired by PM Narendra Modi. Likely to be opened this year, the consulate will come up in Addu City. Experts say, the government has taken this step in order to strengthen Maldives’ diplomatic presence in the Indian Ocean archipelago. Also the development is seen significant for India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Tags: Maldives, Consulate, Neighbourhood First Policy, Indian Ocean archipelago, PM Narendra Modi
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Nepal Seeks International Help Over Vaccine Delays Promised By India
Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli lamented that India did not fulfill their promise of giving enough vaccines. Reportedly, Nepal was promised to receive one-million doses of COVID vaccines to administer second jab to its citizens. Requesting help from China, US and other countries, Oli said unless timely second dose is given, the first dose will be meaningless. Notably, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka also sought vaccines from the Serum Institute.
Tags: Nepal KP Sharma Oli, Serum Institute of India, Coronavirus Vaccines, MEA, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka
Courtesy: The Times of India