Mohamed Nasheed

Nasheed arrested: Salman Khurshid appeals for peace in Maldives

Salman-KhurshidNew Delhi, Mar 6 : External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday appealed for peace in Maldives in wake of the recent arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed.

Khurshid said all the parties must participate in the democratic process in Maldives.

"Those countries which have good relations with Maldives, and those who want to maintain good relations with it, have expressed that peace should prevail in Maldives," said Khurshid.

Protestors held in Male following Nasheed's arrest

Mohamed-NasheedMale, March 6 : Dozens of opposition demonstrators were arrested in the Maldivian capital Male Wednesday as violent protests broke out in the island nation following the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed Tuesday.

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) spokesperson Shauna Aminath told Xinhua that around 70 men, women and minors have been arrested and people had taken to the streets demanding Nasheed's release.

Aminath said that an appeal stating Nasheed's arrest was unlawful was rejected by the criminal court Wednesday.

Court was incorrect in interpreting law in Male airport contract case: Maldivian govt.

Court was incorrect in interpreting law in Male airport contract case: Maldivian govt. The Maldivian government has asserted that it would not honour the Singapore High Court's order that stayed the termination of GMR's airport contract.

Masood Imad, the Maldivian President's media secretary, alleged that the Singapore High Court's order was a wrong interpretation of law, and stressed that a court does not own the right to issue such an injunction against a sovereign state.

Maldives President says melting glaciers can result in serious conflicts

Mohamed NasheedNew Delhi, Oct 23 : Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed said on Friday that fast melting of glaciers in future could lead to serious conflicts arising due to large-scale migration of people in search of dry land and resources.

Speaking at a seminar on `Environment and Conflict Resolution', in New Delhi, Nasheed said melting of glaciers would lead to lack of dry land, forcing people to jump borders and run around looking for land and resources for settling down, giving rise to conflicts which would affect the developing countries more than the rich nations.

Climate change a more serious threat than Islamic radicalism: Nasheed

Mohamed NasheedNew Delhi, Oct. 23 : Describing climate change as one of the most serious security challenges the world is going to face, the President of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, today called for urgent United Nations reforms and making India and Brazil as permanent members of the Security Council.

Delivering an address on `Environment and Conflict Resolution' at Observer Research Foundation in Delhi, Mr. Nasheed said climate change is a "more serious threat to the international order than Islamic radicalism, piracy or sharing of resources."

Maldives president warns of resource conflicts

Maldives president warns of resource conflictsNew Delhi, Oct 23 : Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Friday warned that unchecked global warming could lead to conflicts over resources and called for transfer of capital and technology from developed to developing countries for an equitable solution to climate change.

Climate change will lead to scarcity of resources that in turn will lead to conflicts over resources in the future, Nasheed said in a lecture at the Observer Research Foundation, a public policy think tank.

Maldivian President to meet Manmohan Singh today

Maldivian President to meet Manmohan Singh todayNew Delhi, Oct 22 : Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today.

Nasheed''s special focus in his talks with Dr. Singh will be a common approach on climate change issues ahead of December''s Copenhagen Climate Summit.

Both sides will also review ongoing cooperation in the field of health, education, economic projects and developmental assistance.

The President, who arrived here on a five-day visit, is being accompanied by a large delegation of Ministers, MPs, and mediapersons.

Maldivian President to arrive in India today

Maldivian President Mohamed NasheedNew Delhi, Oct 21: Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will arrive here on a five-day visit today.

During his visit, President Nasheed will attend a conference on climate change and review the bilateral ties. He will be the guest of honour at the Delhi High Level Conference on Climate Change and Technology Transfer.

Nasheed is scheduled to meet the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Nasheed''s special focus in his talks with Dr. Singh will be a common approach on climate change issues ahead of December''s Copenhagen Climate Summit.

Maldivian President to begin five-day visit to India from tomorrow

Maldivian President to begin five-day visit to India from tomorrowNew Delhi, Oct 20 : Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will begin his five-day visit to India from tomorrow.

Duirng his visit, President Nasheed will attend a conference on climate change and review the bilateral ties. He will be the guest of honour at the Delhi High Level Conference on Climate Change and Technology Transfer.

Nasheed sworn in as Maldives' new President

Mohamed NasheedMale, Nov 11 : Mohamed Nasheed, a former political prisoner who defeated Asia's longest-serving ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, in the first multiparty election in the Maldives, today assumed the office of President of the Maldives

Nasheed, 41, took his oath of office in the presence of host of dignitaries, including Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari at a ceremony here.

Nasheed defeated Gayoom, who had led the nation for 30 years in a Presidential run-off on October 28.

New president for Maldives sworn in

Mohamed NasheedMale – The first democratically-elected president of the Maldives was sworn in Tuesday, bringing an end to the three-decade rule of one of Asia's longest serving leaders, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, officials in the capital Male said.

Mohamed Nasheed, 41, who was elected president in a run-off election on October 28, defeated Gayoom after obtaining 54 per cent of the valid votes.

The capital Male was decked with flags of the Maldivian Democratic Party headed by Nasheed as he took the oath of office in a ceremony televised live.




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