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Government draws up guidelines for providing financial aid out of the Alms Fund
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The government has drawn up a general guideline for distribution of money among the poor, the needy, and the wayfarers out of the Alms Fund. The guideline was drawn up today by the Cabinet after deliberation on a paper presented by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. Under the guideline, funds
PPM Parliamentary Group Leader questions government proposal to raise Police and MNDF wage rates
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Abdulla Yamin, the Leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), one of the major opposition sides, has questioned government motives in proposing to raise the salaries of the police and armed forces (MNDF). The government has proposed to raise the salary
Chancellor expresses concern over National University budget cuts
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Dr. Mustafa Luthufy, the Chancellor of the Maldives National University (MNU), has expressed concern over reduction of 36 million Rufiyaa from a budget of 174 million proposed. Dr. Musthafa said yesterday that after the budget cut imposed by the Ministry of Finance, “we would not be able to run
New Bill proposes GST on medicine and telephone services
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The Government has introduced a new Bill at the People’s Majlis proposing to levy 6 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on medicine and telephone services. These were listed among essential goods and services not to be subjected to GST, when the Act on GST was passed in August this year.
Ibrahim Nasir International Airport resumes operations after 9 hours
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The Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé has resumed operations after 9 hours of closure following an incident last night. The wheel tires of an Emirates Airline plane landing gear burst out last night immediately after the plane landed at the Airport. Media Official Mahika
Police rally at SH. Funadhoo after Councils refused to comply with Home Ministry
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A police force has rallied at SH. Funadhoo, after the SH. Atoll Council refused to comply with a request of the Ministry of Home Affairs to handover all the inventory items at SH. Atoll Office and the Atoll Council Office to the Ministry. It has been reported that a police force numbering 25
GMR increases fuel prices by 37 per cent
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GMR, the Indian company in charge of managing the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé, has increased jet fuel prices yet again, bringing the total of increase during this year to 37.49. A Circular issued by GMR yesterday said that jet fuel would be charged 1.21 US Dollars per litre for
Audit Report throws light on corruption in Kumundhoo Harbor Project
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Auditor General’s Report on Kumundhoo Harbor Project has stated that the project was contracted to Heavy Load Maldives, a company owned partly by Moosa “Reeko” Manik, Chairperson of the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party, without a bid. The Report also said that Heavy Load was paid an
MJA expresses concern over attempted criminalization of MNBC content by DhiFM
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The Maldivian Journalists Association (MJA) has expressed its concern over the complaint lodged by the Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation at the police requesting criminal investigations against DhiFM, a privately owned media group in the Maldives. DhiFM broadcast, by mistake according
Black Market of US Dollars completes third year, says Minister Inaaz
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Minister of Finance Ahmed Inaaz said today that the black market for US Dollars has gone on for more than three years, and that there is no control of the authorities over the foreign currency exchange in the Maldives. Addressing the Parliament today while presenting the Budget for the year
Mega Maldives begins schedule flights between Mal
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Mega Maldives airline has begun scheduled flights between Malé and Chongqing, China, one of the leading cities in China in sending tourists to the Maldives. A Press Release issued by Mega Maldives today said that scheduled flights between Malé and one of the major commercial centers in
GNR formally informs airlines of decision to charge airport development fee
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GMR, the Indian company which is running the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, has formally informed all the airlines operating flights to the Airport of its decision to charge 25 US Dollars per passenger from every passenger starting from January 2012. A letter signed by GMR CEO Andrew
Second phase of the Did You Know campaign inaugurated
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The second phase of the Did You Know campaign, conducted jointly by the UNDP, the Maldivian Judiciary and institutions of the government, was inaugurated today. The program is designed to increase awareness among the public about constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights of the people. The
Sheesha owners file lawsuit against SBI
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The three brothers who own Sheesha, the largest dealer in motor cycles in the Maldives, have filed a lawsuit with the Civil Court today, against the State Bank of India (SBI) after the Bank allegedly failed to take responsibility for theft of 18 million Rufiyaa with two forged cheques. Speaking
EC announces by-election for Filladhdhoo Island Council
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The Elections Commission of the Maldives has set the 7th of coming January as the date for the by-election to be held to elect a new member for the vacant seat at HA. Filladhoo Island Council. Elections said today that prospective candidates can get application forms and submit them until the
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