Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has declared a 15-day state of emergency. This is the second time Yameen has declared a state of emergency.
Reason: The president has refused to comply with a court order to release political prisoners, despite growing international pressure and concern.
The strong observation from the court came as counsel defending told the court that they were not opposed to inter-caste or inter-religious marriages and not to become self-appointed conscience-keepers.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will visit India this month to further enhance a recently added component in bilateral ties — energy trade.
Energy trade: India placed a series of orders for American crude in the following months. Public sector Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited are now continuously buying crude from America.
The Indian services sector remained in expansion mode in January, registering the fastest rise in activity in three months driven by a renewed increase in new business orders, says a survey.
Indian service providers addressed new business inflows and rising backlogs by expanding workforces for the fifth consecutive month in January. Moreover, the rate of job creation was the fastest since last September.