President Yameen had brought me in as a running mate because I had greater appeal among the masses. He sat through the campaign in Male, while I made 400 trips to 209 islands of our country.
In the backdrop of an escalating political crisis and a purge initiated by Maldives’ President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Former Speaker of the People’s Majlis, Abdulla Shahid, speaks to Hardnews about the island nation’s growing proximity to China and the plight of its democratic system.
After he was elected, Modi had a long meeting with the founder of the biometric scheme, Nandan Nilekani, who managed to convince and convert him.
The possibility of Russian support to Chabahar lends a new spin to the contestation brewing between India, China and Pakistan
With Hambantota under scrutiny, will China tweak its investment model to respond to the fast-changing contours of Sri Lanka’s politics.
The world watched with disbelief when Saudi Arabia and its allies decided to punish Qatar for supporting terrorism in the region. These allegations against Qatar had been the sole preserve of Syria and other countries who suffered the after-effects of the Arab Spring in 2010.
Could Babri Mosque be demolished by agitators or was it brought down by foreign demolition experts.
The country’s resilience in recovering from the recent earthquake is part of a longer tradition that assimilates many colours within its contours.
Smaller nations like Nepal and Sri Lanka are increasingly subjecting the Chinese investment model to greater scrutiny as they realise that it takes away more from them than it offers
Earlier this month, my family doctor sent me a curt message: “Air has become hazardous. Do not go for a walk in the park. Work from home.” I checked out the air quality index of Delhi and it was at 900 with very high particulate matter or PM. The air was murderous and there was no one, climate change deniers included, who was rubbishing these figures.
More attention needs to be paid to the Syrian Grand Mufti’s charges that the Middle East is being destabilised by Western forces