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Bangladesh, Maldives sign four agreements; Hasina calls 2021 ‘golden year’ for bilateral ties

Bangladesh and the Maldives have on Thursday signed four agreements on multiple sectors as the two South Asian nations seek to enhance cooperation in trade, investment, and connectivity among others during the first official bilateral visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the archipelago

Bangladesh and Maldives set to deepen ties with Hasina visit

During Hasina's visit, 13 armoured vehicles of the Bangladesh Army will be handed over to the Maldives Defense Department as a symbol of friendship, writes Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam for South Asia Monitor

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in Maldives on two-day state visit, as Dhaka-Male seek closer ties

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday arrived in the Maldives on a two-day state visit as the two countries are set to sign multiple agreements aimed at enhancing bilateral ties across the spectrum

Maldivian opposition parties vow to intensify ‘India Out’ campaign under Yameen

Maldivian opposition parties have announced they would intensify their ongoing “India-Out” campaign in the coming weeks under the leadership of former president Abdullah Yameen, days after the  government termed it a “misguided and unsubstantiated” campaign aimed at fuelling “hatred towards India.”

Maldives inches closer to its 2021 target of 1.3 million tourists

The Maldives is all set to achieve its tourist footfall target of 1.3 million in the year 2021 as it witnessed remarkable growth in recent months

Maldives withdraws quarantine norms for vaccinated South Asian workers

The Maldives has withdrawn the mandatory quarantine norm for vaccinated workers from South Asian countries after evaluating the Covid-19 situation in the region

Former Maldivian president Yameen to participate in ‘Indian Military Out’ campaign

Former Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who was recently acquitted in a money laundering case, will take part in the ongoing anti-India protests, seeking to end the “Indian military presence” in the archipelago

Maldivian government accuses former president Yameen of attempting to flee country

Former Maldivian president Abdullah Yameen, whose conviction in a money laundering case was recently quashed by the top court, has been planning to leave the country, the Maldivian government alleged in a court, seeking a ban on his foreign travel as he faces other pending corruption cases

Maldives seeks long term loans from Bangladesh, as Dhaka's economic profile rises steadily

The Maldives has sought a long-term loan from Bangladesh, as the two South Asian countries try to enhance bilateral ties, with a flurry of high-level visits taking place in the last few weeks, ahead of the upcoming visit by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina later this month

Former Maldives president Yameen acquitted in graft case; top court overturns conviction

In what is seen as a politically significant development, the Maldives Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of former president Abdullah Yameen in a money laundering case where he had been sentenced to five years in prison

Maldives bribery scandal; sports minister charged

Ahmed Mahloof, the Maldives’ sports minister, has been charged for accepting bribes in the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation scandal, also known as the MMPRC scandal, that had rocked the previous government led by former president Abdullah Yamen

Boldest & ambitious: US envoy praises Maldives’s role in highlighting climate challenge

The United States has praised the “incredible role” played by the Maldives in highlighting the issue of the climate crisis and called the archipelago one of the “boldest and most ambitious” countries in the world

Maldives passes hate crime bill to check extremism; bans public usage of terms ‘non-believer’ and ‘kafir’

The Maldivian Parliament has passed a bill  banning the public usage of words like “non-believer” and “kafir” in its efforts to control hate crimes and the growing threat of extremism, which the government considers one of its top national security challenges

The Maldives to roll out booster Covid vaccine shots

The Maldives has decided to roll out booster Covid vaccine shots to vulnerable and individuals at high risk amid growing fear of another Covid wave as infections jumped in recent weeks

Maldives fixes minimum wages but excludes expatriate workers

The Maldives after years of delay has finally announced regulations, setting minimum wages--starting from around $258/ month--for workers engaged in small, medium, and large industries operating in the country

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