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  1. Collected Department Releases: Assistant Secretary of State for South ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | State Department

    Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will conduct her first visit to Male, Maldives for bilateral meetings on December 17. She will meet with President Abdulla Yameen, Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon, Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim, and other government and political leaders, including a group of women parliamentarians and officials, as well as civil society leaders.

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  2. News from around the Asia Pacific region, Dec 16.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | 4 Hoteliers

    Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: IHG returns to Christchurch, Changi Airports to improve Maldives airport, Impact of Martial Law in Bangkok and more... IHG Returns to Christchurch Crowne Plaza Christchurch is slated to open in 2015, taking over an existing commercial building located in the central business district, opposite the newly built Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017. The hotel will host 195 rooms and will be one of the tallest buildings in the city.

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  3. oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is big in India and growing in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Anna.aero

    ... get served twice-daily, while Chennai is connected with 20 weekly flights. The 36 weekly flights to Male in the Maldives and the 19 weekly flights to Singapore rank those two countries second and third for SriLankan services. The airline's most ...

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  4. Maldives, Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal likely on LTC mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The Times of India

    At the Saarc summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had highlighted the need for better connectivity in the region. NEW DELHI: Following PM Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal for the Saarc summit, the government is mulling a proposal to provide leave travel concession for government employees to four countries - Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka - to boost tourism in the neighbourhood.

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  5. 7th Fleet Builds Maritime Relationships in Sri Lanka, MaldivesRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | PressReleasePoint

    Senior leaders from U.S. 7th Fleet visited Colombo, Sri Lanka and Male, Maldives and attended the Galle Dialogues international Maritime Conference Dec. 1-6, building relationships to improve maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific. While in Sri Lanka, 7th Fleet leaders met with officials from the Indian Navy, PLA , Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and many others to discuss maritime security, theater security cooperation, and common maritime issues amongst nations on the region.

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  6. Sri Lanka Air Force transports equipment to repair desalination plant in MaleRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Colombo Page

    Dec 11, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Air Force C130 cargo plane today transported, from Singapore, the equipment necessary to repair the fire-destroyed desalination plant in the Maldives capital Malee. "Continuing Sri Lanka's assistance to Maldives to address the ongoing water crisis in the capital, Male, the Sri Lanka Air Force in a special humanitarian operation today , transported from Singapore to Maldives, the essential spares and accessories for repair of the desalination facility in Male," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

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  7. Where They Learn Hindi from TV SerialsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Diplomatist

    ... southern Tamil Nadu kings, Rajaraja Chola and son Rajendra Chola extended their territory to include parts of Maldives. In the post-Islamisation centuries in Maldives, north Kerala rulers were known to have reigned over the northern parts of the ...

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  8. Healthcare and Education: Innovation for Sustained Cooperation and ImprovementRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Diplomatist

    Maldives is one nation in South Asia where government school education is held in high esteem. So is the case with government hospitals.

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  9. From Sand and Sand Dunes to Bricks and RocksRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Diplomatist

    It may have owed to the timing of the Indian ban on export of 'aggregates' and river sand required for construction industry nearer home and afar In the final analysis, nothing explains India-Maldives relations better than their continuing/revived trade in construction material, which is a basic input for resort tourism and other economic expansion activities that the Indian Ocean archipelago very badly needs for its development and the betterment of its people.

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  10. An Indian Doctor in Every Island, An Indian Teacher in Every School...Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Diplomatist

    ... from southern India, particularly southern Tamil Nadu and south Kerala, too have been doing decent business across Maldives, and at the same time, make both medicines and books as cost effective as possible for locals under the prevailing ...

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  11. India and the Maldives: Reassurance and RestraintRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Diplomatist

    Most of the Indian troops were withdrawn from the Maldives after order had been restored, with a small number remaining for a year after the attempted coup A defining moment in the India-Maldives relationship occurred in 1988 when India acted decisively to prevent an attempted coup against Maldives President Abdul Gayoom. In November 1988, a force of more than 80 mercenaries from a Sri Lankan Tamil insurgent group, the People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam , infiltrated the Maldives capital of Male and took control of key points in the city.

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  12. The Sunny Side to PoliticsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Diplomatist

    A traditional monarchy, the Maldives had its first written constitution only in the early part of the 1930s, when the then Sultan's hand was forced by a court rebellion The tourist destination of the Maldives with its famed beaches filled with sun, sand and surf has a colourful and interesting polity. A nation that embraced electoral democracy only after the turn of the 20th century, has witnessed an inclusive political process with all its ups and downs.

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  13. Maldives says - worst is over' in water crisis : December 11, 2014,Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Daily Times

    COLOMBO: Drinking water supplies in the Maldives have improved sharply thanks to foreign assistance, a minister said Wednesday, after a fire at a purification plant left taps dry in the holiday destination's capital. The one-square-mile island has been without tap water since the fire six days ago at a plant that supplies 120,000 city-dwellers, including thousands of expatriate workers.

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  14. Maldives says 'worst is over'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Daily Star

    Drinking water supplies in the Maldives have improved sharply thanks to foreign assistance, a minister said yesterday, after a fire at a purification plant left taps dry in the holiday destination's capital. The one-square-mile island has been without tap water since the fire six days ago at a plant that supplies 120,000 city-dwellers, including thousands of expatriate workers.

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  15. Maldives says capital's water to be restored next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Seattle Times

    Water supply in Maldives' capital, cut by a fire last week in its only treatment plant, won't be fully restored until next week, a government official said Wednesday. Bottled water is being distributed and some water is available by pipe, though low pressure remains a problem for more than 100,000 residents, government minister Mohamed Shareef told reporters in Sri Lanka.

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  16. Indian Naval Ship arrives at the Sri Lanka's Colombo PortRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Colombo Page

    ... anya arrived in Male last week and was stationed there to produce water round the clock for the capital city of the Maldives hit by the water crisis.

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  17. China donates more water to MaldivesRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Newkerala.com

    China offered another 65 tonnes of fresh water to the Maldives via civil airplane, the Chinese foreign ministry said Monday. The fresh water was donated by the Chinese government and Chinese businesses in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, which have already sent 20 tonnes of fresh water via civil airplane to the archipelago, the ministry said in a statement.

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  18. Maldives water crisis brings aid from neighboring countriesRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Examiner.com

    An accident on Thursday has left Male, the capital of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, with little fresh water and a very concerned population. The fire damaged the controls of Male's only desalination plant, stopping the fresh water of more than 100,000 inhabitants of the small island.

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  19. Capital of Maldives experiences its fifth day without waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | UPI

    The capital city of the Maldives, Male, is experiencing its fifth day without water after a fire at the city's only desalination plant. The fire damaged the desalination plant's electrical systems on Thursday, and countries like India, Sri Lanka and China have airlifted bottled water to the city.

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  20. China sends more fresh water to thirsty MaldivesRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Xinhuanet

    China has offered another 65 tonnes of fresh water to the Maldives via civil airplane, the Foreign Ministry announced Monday. The fresh water was donated by the Chinese government and the Chinese businesses in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, which have already sent 20 tonnes of fresh water via civil airplane to the archipelago, the ministry said in a statement.

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