Free Press Journal
  • Shilpa Shetty looks stunning in a bikini in Maldives

    Summer is hear and while most of us are scurrying out of the heat, Shilpa Shetty seems to be enjoying her time in the sun. Quite literally in fact, the actress, homemaker, mother and entrepreneur is soaking in the sun sporting a bikini in the Maldives. Taking to the image sharing site Instagram, Shilpa Shetty gave her followers a sneak peek at her on going vacation in Kanuhura in the Maldives.

  • China engaging in massive land grabbing in Maldives cause of concern: Pentagon

    Washington: Amid allegations of China engaging in massive land grabbing in the Maldives, the Pentagon today said it was a cause of concern for the US. Asserting that the US was “committed to a free and open” Indo-Pacific rules-based order, the Pentagon said anything else would cause the US concern.

  • China meddling in Maldives’ internal affairs: Ex-foreign min

    Washington : China is meddling in the internal affairs of the Maldives and engaged in massive land grabbing, posing a major security threat to India and the entire Indian Ocean region, a former Maldivian foreign minister and Opposition leader has said.

  • Maldives shows India the mirror, hits where it hurts the most

    Maldives has shown India the mirror and hit where it hurts the most — by reminding New Delhi to keep out of its internal affairs and citing the example of Kashmir, where India brooks no meddling.

  • Maldives declines India’s invite for naval exercise: Navy chief

    New Delhi: Maldives has declined India’s invitation to participate in the biennial naval exercise Milan, which starts March 6, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said today. Maldives has not given any reason for the decision, Lanba told reporters on the sidelines of an event here. Navy sources said over 16 countries have confirmed their participation in the exercise.

  • Chinese warships entered Indian Ocean amid Maldives crisis: Report 

    Beijing : Amid the raging political crisis in Maldives, five Chinese naval ships sailed into the eastern Indian Ocean to join six other vessels, a Chinese news portal reported  on Tuesday, days after the former Maldivian president  Muhamad Nasheed appealed to India to intervene militarily to resolve the political crisis in the island nation.

  • Maldives Parliament Parliament extends emergency by another 30 days

    Colombo/Male: The Maldives’ Parliament today extended the state of emergency by another 30 days, approving President Abdulla Yameen’s recommendation. Only 38 MPs were present for the vote, which took place hours before the state of emergency was due to expire, despite 43 lawmakers being needed for the vote to take place as required by the constitution, Maldives Independent news website reported.

  • India says it expects no extension of emergency in Maldives

    New Delhi: India today said it expects that in Maldives there will by no extension of emergency upon its expiry, asserting that it was important that the island nation quickly returns to the path of democracy and the rule of law.

  • Maldives police break up opposition protests; many injured

    Male: Dozens of pro-opposition supporters have been injured and many were arrested after police in the Maldives broke up countrywide protests demanding the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of his political opponents from prison. Thousands of people took part in the protests in the archipelago nation yesterday despite the country being under a state of emergency.

  • Don’t want Maldives to be another flashpoint, in talks with India: China

    Beijing: China today said it is in touch with India to discuss a way to resolve the political turmoil gripping the Maldives and underlined that Beijing doesn’t want the issue to become another “flashpoint”. While China officially continues to maintain that there should not be any external interference specially in the light of reports of India’s special forces ready for deployment, Beijing is also in touch with New Delhi to resolve the

  • United Nations Security Council told Maldives crisis may get worse

    United Nations: A senior UN official warned the Security Council that the situation in the Maldives where the president has declared a state of emergency may deteriorate even further. The top UN body met behind closed doors to discuss the crisis sparked by President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to arrest judges who had ordered the release of his political opponents.