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Maldives President declares state of emergency for 15 days- Take care Travellers

Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen, center, surrounded by his body guards arrives to address his supporters in Male, Maldives on Saturday.pc:ht

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has declared a 15-day state of emergency, his aide Azima Shukoor announced on state television Monday.

The move gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects, and comes amid a deepening political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation as Yameen refuses to comply with a Supreme Court order to release political prisoners.

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Asia, Africa, Russia, America — all in the family

How hard could it be to convince someone of your name? Very, if you go by the experience of this private bank employee, who often has to pull out his Aadhaar card to prove that he is not joking.

“It has not been easy convincing people,” he says but the Delhi resident also understands why people don’t get it in one go. After all, Asia Kumar is no ordinary name.

“Asia yes, it’s spelled exactly ASIA. That is actually my name,” he smiles.

But that’s not all: Asia has five brothers, each of whom has a unique name like his. Russia and Prithvi live in Delhi, Africa in Mumbai, Japan in Chandigarh and Bharat in their native village in Balangir, Odisha. The seventh, America, is no more.

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