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Low draft vessels being studied for carrying cargo
On board MV Paramhamsa (West Bengal), June 17 (IANS) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is exploring possibilities of low draft vessels that could carry 2,000 MT of load in waterways as shallow as 2.5 metres, an official said.

Friday, June 17, 2016 4:30:06 PM

Maldives proposes presidential polls in 2013
Male, April 18 (IANS) The Maldivian government Wednesday proposed a presidential election in July 2013, three months prior to the earlier schedule.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:09:44 PM

Protests as Maldives president addresses parliament
Male, March 19 (IANS) The Maldives President Mohamed Waheed addressed his country''s parliament Monday amid street protests by opposition supporters, a media report said.

Monday, March 19, 2012 5:19:51 PM

Maldives'' ex-president Gayoom returns to homeland
Male, March 6 (IANS) The Maldives'' former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom returned to the country from Malaysia Tuesday for the first time after the new government was formed following a controversial power transfer.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 7:35:29 PM

Commonwealth appoints special envoy to Maldives
Male, March 2 (IANS) The 54-member Commonwealth of Nations Friday appointed Donald McKinnon as its special envoy to the Maldives.

Friday, March 02, 2012 6:21:27 PM

Male to probe unrest
Male, March 2 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Friday announced a probe into the recent political unrest that swept the country.

Friday, March 02, 2012 5:53:08 PM

Maldives ex-foreign minister passes away
Male, March 2 (IANS) Former Maldivian foreign minister Fathuhullah Jameel passed away in Singapore at the age of 69, a media report said.

Friday, March 02, 2012 5:13:08 PM

Opposition hails Indian intervention in Maldives
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian opposition led by former president Mohamed Nasheed, who stepped down Feb 7, has hailed India''s intervention in the ongoing political crisis.

Friday, February 17, 2012 3:38:52 PM

Maldives'' new government agrees to hold early elections
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian government Thursday agreed to hold early presidential elections, a step towards ending the ongoing political crisis in the island nation.

Friday, February 17, 2012 1:01:12 AM

It''s detrimental not to engage with China: Maldives president
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivies'' new President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan has reaffirmed to strengthen trade and cultural ties with China, saying that it is detrimental to the Asia''s smallest country not to engage with the world''s emerging powerful nation.

Friday, February 17, 2012 12:47:53 AM

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