The party founded by independence activist Andy Chan is the first political party to be outlawed in the city's history. Police had sought a ban on the outfit in July, citing "national security" concerns.
Maldives opposition candidate claims victory in presidential election
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has called on the president to respect the vote and ensure a "smooth transfer of power." Despite reported results showing Solih's unassailable victory, the electoral commission has remained silent.
India launches healthcare plan to cover 500 million people
The Indian premier has hailed the scheme, saying "it will become an example" for the world. But others are critical, warning that similar initiatives had been bogged down by lack of infrastructure and state corruption.
Maldives Election officials hail strong turnout as polls close
Sunday's presidential election in the tourist paradise has seen strongman and China-friendly incumbent, Yameen Abdul Gayoom, accused of vote rigging. The opposition's headquarters were raided on election eve.