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HRCM: Current events are being observed closely
    5 hours 22 minutes ago
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Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) has said that they are closely observing the events unfolding in the country. In a statement issued today, HRCM said that there is talk spreading among the people that imply that the authorities instilled to implement the Islamic Democratic
Qasim discharged from hospital
    6 hours 48 minutes ago
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Leader of the Jumhooree Party, the MP for Maamigili constituency, Qasim Ibrahim has been released from the hospital. JP Spokesperson, Ali Solih told Sun Media that Qasim was released this evening but he did not say whether Qasim returned home or somewhere else after being discharged. While
MPs who broke into Majlis under investigation by police
    9 hours 28 minutes ago
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The parliamentarians who broke through the police barricades and forcefully entered People’s Majlis premises are under investigation, reports the police. Police made the announcement via a tweet it made this Monday. The security of People’s Majlis is maintained by Maldives National
Supreme Court accepts case regarding 4 parliamentary seat
    10 hours 42 minutes ago
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Supreme Court has accepted the case filed regarding the parliamentary seats for the constituencies - Vilingili, Dhidhdhoo, Thulusdhoo and Maduvvari. The jurisdictional case was filed by: 1. Saud Hussain - who Elections Commission announced has lost his parliamentary seat for
Officers in riot gear evict MPs from Majlis
    12 hours 51 minutes ago
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Opposition parliamentarians have broken through police barricades and broken into People’s Majlis. “Sun”s Deputy Editor at the scene, Hussan Hassan the opposition parliamentarians who came from Jumhoory Party headquarters in M. Kunooz broke through police barricades, and that about 12
PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Maldives
    14 hours 11 minutes ago
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Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to arrive in Maldives on Tuesday, July 25, on an official visit, reports President’s Office. PM Nawaz Sharif is visiting Maldives upon invitation of Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, to participate in celebrations of
First reporter fined under Anti-Defamation Act pays fine
    15 hours 45 minutes ago
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The first reporter fined under the Anti-Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act, Aalaa Ibrahim has paid her MVR 50,000 fine to Broadcasting Commission. Aalaa, 26, was fined due to an article she wrote on the rape case in Hithadhoo, Addu City in November, 2016. She was fined MVR 50,000 and her
Majlis gates padlocked shut
    15 hours 18 minutes ago
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The gates of the building which houses the People’s Majlis have been padlocked shut by the military. The additional security measures came after the opposition coalition announced a Majlis meeting will be held this Monday. When asked about the additional security measures, information
Free diapers to first quadruplets born at ADK Hospital
    1 days 8 hours ago
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ADK Hospital has decided to give an year's worth of Drypers brand baby diapers to the first quadruplets born at the hospital. The first children of a Maldivian couple, three girls and a boy was born via cesarean c section on 17 June 2017. Director of Sales and Marketing of ADK General
Faaris files appeal against remand extension
    1 days 8 hours ago
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The order for the arrest and remand extension against the MP for Dhiggaru constituency, Ahmed Faaris Maumoon has been submitted for appeal. Criminal Court ruled against MP Faaris, arrested for bribing MPs, to detention until the end of his trial on Wednesday. In a tweet sent out by Maumoon
Police: Tomorrow's rally illegal, opposition leaders must take responsibility
    1 days 9 hours ago
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Maldives Police Service has said that the political rally being organized by the united opposition is an illegal one and the opposition leaders must take responsibility for it. Speaking at the press conference held at Iskandharu Koshi today, Superintendent Ahmed Shifan said that the rally being
Faris given additional time to make plea due to detention
    1 days 10 hours ago
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Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon has been given additional time to prepare his plea in the identity theft case as he didn’t have sufficient time to meet his lawyers due to his detention. Speaking during the preliminary hearing of the case held at Criminal Court this Sunday, Faris’ lawyer
Dhiraagu to distribute MVR 452 mn as interim dividend
    1 days 10 hours ago
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Telecom company – Dhiraagu has announced it will be distributing MVR 542 million as interim dividend this year. Dhiraagu announced in a press statement it issued this Sunday that it will be distributing MVR 5.96 per share as interim dividend this year. The company said the decision
Lawyer: Visam sentenced to death without sufficient evidence
    1 days 10 hours ago
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Mohamed Visam was found guilty of the murder of Dharumavantha School student Mohamed Aruham and sentenced to death without sufficient evidence as required by Islamic Sharia, says his lawyer. The lawyer made the argument during the first appeal hearing of the case, held this Sunday at High
Victim of decompression sickness airlifted to Addu City
    1 days 11 hours ago
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A victim of Diving Decompression Sickness was airlifted from G. Dh. Thinadhoo to Gan, Addu City on an MNDF helicopter this Sunday. Maldives National Defense Force reported that the 50-year-old Maldivian man being treated for decompression sickness at Dr. Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital in
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