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  • Maldives: Has the wheel turned full circle?

    In an uncharacteristic move, President Abdullah Yameen of the Maldives accepted defeat on September 24, 2018 after an astonishing result where he lost the presidential election to Ibrahim Solih of the opposition coalition. Solih won 58 percent of the votes as opposed to 42 percent by Yameen.

  • SAFF Suzuki Cup: India, Maldives cruise into final

    Seven-time champions India set up a final clash against one-time champions Maldives in the SAFF Suzuki Cup following comfortable victories in their respective semifinals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Ex-Maldives president urges India to resolve crisis

    Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed calls for India to send an envoy backed by its military to free Supreme Court judges and other detainees held by the government following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

  • Former leader, 2 Supreme Court judges arrested in Maldives

    Security forces in the Maldives storms the Supreme Court overnight, arresting two judges and later a top opposition politician, after the government declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean nation famous its luxurious resorts.

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    Bangladesh set for semifinals

    The semifinal lineups for the IHF Trophy Handball Tournament were finalized at the Shaheed Captain M Mansur National Handball Stadium yesterday, with both the men's and women's team from Bangladesh moving into the battle of the last four of their respective categories.

  • Bangladesh football team

    Booters humiliated

    Bangladesh's preparation for their Asian Cup Play-Off Qualifiers went horribly as they suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Maldives in an international friendly at the hands of Maldives in an international friendly at the National Football Stadium in Male last night.

  • Maldives friendly today

    Tom Saintfiet will be looking to fine tune his strategy and team combination for the Asian Cup Play-off Qualifiers.

  • Crisis in paradise

    Crisis in paradise and death of free speech

    A bill to criminalise 'defamation' was immediately proposed by President Yameen and his supporters. Upon hearing this, journalists campaigned against it, claiming that it was designed to kill press freedom and pointed out that it would also threaten online debates on political issues.

  • Maldives Ex-president Nasheed 'given UK asylum'

    The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, according to his lawyer.

  • Biman plans to expand wings on int’l routes: Menon

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines has planned to expand its wings to China and Maldives apart from resuming its suspended routes to Delhi and Hong Kong in 2016.

  • Bhutan – Bangladesh preview: Pride at stake for both sides

    The group stage of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2015 ends on Monday, with the first of the two fixtures featuring the bottom two sides's of Group B, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh crash out of SAFF championship

    Bangladesh crash to a 3-1 defeat against Maldives in the SAFF championship at the Trivandrum International Stadium in Kerala.

  • Battered booters brace for Maldives challenge

    Trivandrum is in a festive mood. The capital of Kerala, a major tourist attraction with the famous Kovalam beach a few kilometres from the city centre, is also known for its communal harmony and iconic religious landmarks. The city has a notable Catholic Christian community, who are celebrating Christmas with great fervour.

  • Maldives declares state of emergency

    Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares a state of emergency on giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects ahead of a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said.

  • Bangladesh at high risk of heart diseases: Report

    People in seven South Asian countries including Bangladesh have a higher risk of heart disease at an early age than any other ethnic group.

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    Bangladeshi found dead in Maldives

    An “undocumented” Bangladeshi migrant is found dead with severe head injuries in an abandoned house in Laamu Atoll Gan Island of Maldives, reports Minivan News.

  • Nasheed's supporters hold underwater protest

    Supporters of jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed hold an underwater protest to push for the release of the tropical archipelago's first democratically elected leader.

  • Amal Clooney

    Amal Clooney to defend ex-Maldives President

    Jailed former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has approached renowned international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to defend him.

  • 24-hr helpline for Bangladeshis in Maldives

    Bangladesh Embassy in Male has opened a 24-hour Help Line for Bangladesh expatriates in Maldives

  • Bangladeshi expats to protest 2 compatriots’ death in Maldives

    Bangladeshi nationals living in Male’ have decided to hold a peaceful agitation tomorrow protesting the deaths of two compatriots and attack on two others.

  • Bangladeshi girl scores 16 goals in a match

    Ace Bangladesh National Women Football Team forward Sabina Khatun scored 16 goals in a single match in Maldives Women’s Football Fiesta 2015

  • Former Maldives president jailed for 13yrs

    Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012

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