Maldives thanks India for essential imports amid diplomatic tension

In a gesture of goodwill amidst diplomatic tensions, the Maldives has extended gratitude to India for renewing the import quota to allow the island nation to acquire essential commodities during the fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The appreciation came from the Maldives' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Moosa Zameer, who thanked India's External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, and the Indian government for their decision.

Maldives accuses Indian coast guard of unauthorised boarding

The Maldives Defence Ministry claims that the Indian coast guard personnel were spotted on the vessels without any prior consultation, violating international laws.

India to ‘replace’ forces in Maldives’ aviation platforms instead of withdrawal

Amid escalating tensions, India and Maldives have reached a mutual agreement to replace Indian military personnel in the Maldives instead of a complete withdrawal.

Watch: Chaos ensues in Maldives Parliament over anti-India Muizzu govt

In an unprecedented turn of events on Sunday, a special session in the Maldives Parliament transformed into a scene of chaos and violence, with lawmakers engaging in physical altercations, including punches, hair-pulling, and kicks.

Maldives calls for Indian troop withdrawal by March 15

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu has issued a March 15 deadline for India to withdraw its military personnel from the island nation.

Let’s shoot films in Konkan, say no to Maldives: Swanand Kirkire

NEW DELHI: Iconic lyricist and actor Swanand Kirkire during a conversation with The New Indian’s Executive Editor Rohan Dua, shed light on the Maldives fiasco. He staunchly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lakshadweep and his take on promoting our own pristine beaches. Kirkire also shared that Maldives should accept that its tourism is […]

I was in sweats to act with Shefali Shah, Jaideep Ahlawat in ‘Three of Us’: Swanand Kirkire

NEW DELHI: A vacuum salesman from Indore successfully transitions to Bollywood, leaving his mark as a lyricist for enchanting songs such as ‘Piya Bole’, ‘Rat Humari To’, ‘Lut Put Gaya’, ‘Manja’, and more. Recently featured in the film ‘Three of Us’ alongside Shefali Shah and Jaideep Ahlawat, the actor reflects on his portrayal of Dipankar Desai […]

Lakshadweep tourism surges amid Maldives setback

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The unprecedented support for domestic tourism, especially to Lakshadweep islands where travelers from Kerala have been opting after the uproar following the undignified comments by three cabinet ministers of the newly formed government in Maldives has become a boon for domestic tourist spots. The New Indian spoke to a section of domestic tourists at […]

Omar Abdullah slams ECI for J&K election failure

SRINAGAR: National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said, “Election Commission of India should be ashamed. The Government did not take a decision, the ECI did not take action. Finally, the Supreme Court had to intervene and issue directives on the conduct of elections in J&K before September 2024.” Omar […]

PM Modi’s smart move to spotlight Lakshwadeep

It was a good move to showcase Lakshwadeep as an attractive tourist destination for Indians and to counter the growing influence of China in the neighbouring Maldives, a popular beach resort for Indian travellers.