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Government strongly condemns Yamin’s murder
    20 minutes 15 seconds ago
Maldivian government has strongly condemned the murder of social media activist and blogger Yamin Rasheed. Yamin was found injured with multiple stab wounds on his body on the stairwell of M. Spatula in the early hours of this Sunday. He died shortly after at the hospital. Spokesperson for
Temporary power restored to Fiyoaree; powerhouse to be relocated
    3 hours 44 minutes ago
Fenaka Corporation reports that temporary power has been restored to G. Dh. Fiyoaree after the fire in the island’s powerhouse on Friday took the life of one employee and cut off power to the entire island. The fire took place when the battery-set used to power the 250-kilowatt generator in
High Court upholds Imran’s 12-year prison sentence
    3 hours 5 minutes ago
High Court has ruled against Leader of Adhaalath Party Al-Sheikh Imran Abdulla, ruling to uphold his 12-year prison sentence. Imran was sentenced to 12-years in prison by Criminal Court on February 16, 2016 after being found guilty of inciting violence through his speech at the opposition “May
Former Maldivian leaders call for open, fair probe into Yamin’s murder
    3 hours 10 minutes ago
All three surviving former Maldivian presidents have called for an open and fair investigation into the murder of social media activist and blogger Yamin Rasheed. Yamin, 29, was discovered critically injured with extensive stab wounds to his head, neck and chest on the stairwell of M. Spatula in
Stelco reduces electricity charges
    4 hours 34 minutes ago
State Electric Company (Stelco) has announced its decision to reduce electricity charges. Stelco announced in a press statement issued this Sunday morning that the company made the decision to reduce its electricity charges as the price of diesel has been reduced to MVR 9.18. State Trading
STO Home Improvement outlet robbed
    4 hours 53 minutes ago
State Trading Organization (STO) Home Improvement outlet’s safe was broken into and a large sum of cash stolen from it, reports the organization. An official from STO who spoke to “Sun” said the robbery took place sometime during Saturday night. STO said the exact sum of money stolen
Maldivian reportedly killed in battle in Syria
    4 hours 7 minutes ago
A young Maldivian man was reportedly killed in battle in Syria on April 21. The report was published by Bilad Al Sham Media which reports news on Maldivians involved in the civil war in Syria. Bilad Al Sham Media only identified the man by his alias “Abu Yunus al Maldifi”. The real name
Blogger Yamin dies from stab wounds
    5 hours 3 minutes ago
Social media activist and blogger, Yamin Rasheed, 29, was murdered in the pre-dawn hours of this Sunday. Police reported a 29-year-old man was found with stab wounds at 2:59 am from the stairwell of a house located near Bisburu in Male’ City. And that the man succumbed to his injuries shortly
Fire inside MPL port complex yard
    1 days 3 hours ago
A fire incident took place at Maldives Ports Limited port complex yard this Saturday morning. The fire originated from a black rubber tire inside the yard. MPL reports the fire spread and caused damage to the walls of a nearby warehouse, but caused no other damage. The fire incident took
Powerhouse closed for investigation, unsure when power will be restored
    2 days 19 hours ago
Fenaka Corporation has said that the police have closed off the Gaafu Dhaalu Fiyori powerhouse to investigate the explosion and so they are unsure when power can be restored to the island. Chairman of the Fenaka Corporation, Iqbal Adam told Sun Media today that they are working to restore power
Qasim remanded by 15 days
    2 days 20 hours ago
Criminal Court has remanded the Leader of Jumhooree Party, Qasim Ibrahim by 15 days. The remand hearing was held at the Criminal Court at 4:45 p.m. today. The JP Leader was taken back to Dhoonidhoo after the hearing. Qasim was previously arrested in suspicion of bribing in relation to the
Nasheed: Qasim was arrested unlawfully, international community must step in
    2 days 2 hours ago
Former President Mohamed Nasheed has condemned the arrest of the Leader of Jumhooree Party, Qasim Ibrahim and the international community has to take steps against the arrest. Qasim was arrested late last night in suspicion of influencing MPs to submit a no confidence motion against the Speaker
Riyaz: Don’t have to be arrested for political talk
    2 days 3 hours ago
Deputy Leader of Jumhooree Party and the former Commissioner of Police, Abdulla Riyaz has said that people do not have to be arrested by the police for what politicians say at political podiums. Talking to the press outside the Criminal Court after a closed hearing in his trial for obstructing
Qasim arrested again
    3 days 14 hours ago
Leader of Jumhooree Party (JP) and MP for Maamigili constituency, Qasim Ibrahim has been arrested again. Media official of the police said that although the cause of the arrest was released with the initial arrest, this time, the information cannot be released this time. The official said that
Air Asia brings in new plane for more flights to KL
    3 days 18 hours ago
Air Asia has increased the number of flights between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Velana International Airport. The airline brought in an A330 Airbus with 377 seats and 12 premium beds. Air Asia opened a new fair between Malé - Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur and Malé trips at USD 137. Air
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