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Sri Lankan Airlines to discontinue operations between Male
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Sri Lankan Airlines has decided to discontinue the operation of its flights between Male’ and Europe, citing the high fees charged by airport operator GMR as a reason. Managing Director of Ace Travels (Sri Lankan Airlines’ Agent in the Maldives) Mohamed Firaq said today that the Airline has
Last night
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Police actions during last night’s protest were more stringent than usual. Crowds were dispersed as soon as they started forming, followed by the arrest of a large number of lead activists. Police Media Official Sub-inspector of Police Hassan Haneef said that 38 people were arrested, none of
Government will not respond to breaking of windows: President
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President Mohamed Nasheed has said that the government will listen if a large number of people express their opinion on an issue. It will however not respond if they take to the streets and break windows using poles and sticks. The President was speaking at a ceremony held in Gan to provide
Increase in handling fees may threaten flights to Maldives: Qatar Airways
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Qatar Airways has said that the increase in handling fees by airport operator GMR may threaten its flights to the Maldives. Reuters cited Qatar Airways and said this increase would hurt the airline and thus threatens the operation of its flights to Maldives. The article on Reuters’ website
Current protests encourage terrorism: Police
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Police have said that the current protests in capital Male’ encourage violence and terrorism. They said in a document released today that the demonstrations are no longer conducted peacefully, and that this will not be allowed. They said that fireballs, petrol bottles and bricks were used
GMR deducts US$ 100,000 from fees paid to Airport
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GMR has deducted US$ 100,000 and paid US$ 7.79 million as concession fee to the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) for the final quarter of 2011. GMR said in a document published today that US$ 100,000 has been deducted from the concession fee due to the removal of US$ 2 per passenger as
Rf 14.8 million spent against regulations by Ministry of Health: Audit Report
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The Audit Office has said that purchases worth Rf 14.8 million were made against regulations by the Ministry of Health in 2010. According to the Audit Report of Ministry of Health for 2010 signed by Auditor General Niyaz Ibrahim and published on the Audit Office website, Rf 14.8 million which is
No pressure from Vice President
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Deputy Leader of MDP Parliamentary Group and Dhiddhoo MP Ahmed Sameer has said that MDP is not pressured by the statements made by the Vice President during his meetings with opposition groups. He said that it will not affect MDP’s efforts to restore justice in the judicial system. In a
ICJ calls for release of Judge Abdulla
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The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has called for the release of the Chief Judge of Criminal Court Abdulla Mohamed, currently detained by the military. The online article reports that the President of the International Commission of Jurists Australia John Dowd said that the
Police Officer hit by fireball, sustains burn injuries
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A Police Officer has sustained serious burn injuries after being hit by a fireball thrown by demonstrators during last night’s protest. The Serious and Organised Crime Department of the Police have commenced investigations into this matter by taking into custody a 16-year-old boy suspected of
Gasim Ibrahim nominated as presidential candidate of Jumhooree Party
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Jumhooree Party Council has made the official announcement to nominate Gasim Ibrahim as their presidential candidate for the Presidential Elections next year. Gasim Ibrahim, who was the fourth most popular candidate in the first round of Presidential Elections of 2008, said in an interview with
MDP protesters call for court reforms
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Current ruling party MDP has held a protest and called to reform the courts and to end the series of protests by opposition groups in order to restore peace in capital Male’. The protest was led by several members of MDP Parliamentary Group and commenced after Asru prayers near Republic Square
Case of US$ 800 million oil trade to be submitted to PG
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The Presidential Commission has decided to submit a case regarding the illegal trade of oil worth US$ 800 million by Abdulla Yameen, brother of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. The alleged trade was conducted from Singapore by Mocom Trading Private Limited. Speaking at a conference held
Problems associated with judicial system cannot be solved by arresting Judge Abdulla: HRCM
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Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) said today that the judicial system of the country does have problems; however, these problems cannot be addressed by arresting the Chief Judge of Criminal Court Abdulla Mohamed. Members of HRCM expressed concern over the case of Judge Abdulla when
Maldives Chamber of Commerce calls to
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The Maldives National Chamber of Commerce has called all businesses to hold the payment of taxes, stating the government’s unlawful activities as a reason. Speaking at a Press Conference, President of Maldives National Chamber of Commerce Ahmed Adheeb said that the payment of taxes needs to be
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