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Labour Party files complaint with ACC against Home Minister
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Labour Party of the Maldives has filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against Home Minister Hassan Afeef, claiming that he had exercised undue influence in using the Maldives Police Services to stop the workings of Island Councils in K. Thulusdhoo and Sh. Funadhoo, last
Z Faction entreats PA to break-up coalition with DRP
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The “Z Faction” of the Divehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) has requested the People’s Alliance (PA) to break up its formal coalition in the People’s Majlis with DRP and start working with the Z Faction. Ilham Ahmed, MP for Gemanafushi Constituency in the Majlis, the Deputy Leader of DRP and
DRP takes legal action to stop by-election in Thulhaadhoo
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Divehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), major opposition in the country, decides to seek court order to postpone by-election announced by the Elections Commission to elect a new Councilor who will replace the dismissed Umaira Abu Bakr. Umaira, the only DRP member in B. Thulhaadhoo Island Council, was
IFJ rebukes Maldives Police for questioning journalists for information sources
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International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called upon the Maldives Police Services to refrain from questioning journalists for their sources of information. IFJ issued a statement expressing their support of the concern of the Maldives Journalists Association over the issue, and criticized
Mohamed Waheed died of a
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Mohamed Waheed, 62, from G. Dh. Madaveli, who passed away at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) last night died of ‘a disease like blood cancer’, claims IGMH. He was hospitalized on the 25th of last month, and his family has claimed that he was being treated for dengue and not for any other
Tiny Hearts unable to set record of
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Tiny Hearts Maldives, an NGO that helps children suffering from congenital heart diseases, was unable to set the record of ‘Big Heart’. Tiny Hearts Maldives needed 11708 people to break the current world record. However the number of the people gathered for the event was only 4665. First
Woman burned in Mal
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The woman who suffered burns during a barbeque in M. Neyreyna died today, while under treatment for the injuries in Switzerland. The incident occurred on the 5th of last month. Aminath Arif, founder of Salam School, was the most injured victim of the fire caused by burning diesel in the grill
Dengue claims another victim
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A 62 year-old man died of dengue fever tonight, increasing the total of patients died of the epidemic to 9. Previously, seven children and one adult had died in the fever that has spread in most parts of the country, and has caused panic such as has not seen in years. Mohamed Waheed, who died
Adam Manik resigns as Mayor of Mal
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Adam “Sarangu” Maniku, Mayor of Malé City has resigned from his office. Manik did not state any reasons for his resignation, and he has been appointed as Infrastructure Development Envoy by President Nasheed, not long after his resignation. Manik declined to reveal why he resigned, saying that
Fuvah Mulah runs out of petrol
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Petrol stock in Fuvah Mulah, the southern island-atoll, dried up today, and the whole island was forced onto feet, as transport vehicles had to be parked due to unavailability of gasoline. Petrol is being sold by two shops in Fuvah Mulah, Free Guyz Shop and Smart Fuel, and both shops ran out of
DRP brings legal action against the Z Faction
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Divehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), the main opposition in the People’s Majlis (Parliament) and the second largest political party in the Maldives has filed a lawsuit at the Civil Court, seeking termination of the activities of the self-styled “Z Faction” of the party. Mr. Ali Salih, Media
Another addition to dengue death toll
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Another person has fallen victim to dengue, this time a 41 year-old man from Hithadhoo, Addu City. Mr. Ali Ahmed, 41, Durumeege, Hithadhoo, died of the fever not long after he was brought to Malé for further treatment. The new victim was the 7th victim claimed by the killer fever, within a few
Two candidates apply for the post of vice chancellor at MNU
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The Maldives National University (MNU) today has reported that two candidates had applied for the post of Vice Chancellor at the university, following announcement for application. According to Mr. Hussain Haleem, the deputy Vice Chancellor, the two candidates are Dr. Hassan Hameed, the present
President says his economic reform policies are trusted by the nation
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The times are hard, yet the government has the support of businessmen and the public, claims President Mohamed Nasheed. Speaking at a meeting held at Traders Hotel, Malé this evening by the American Embassy to mark the 235th Independence Day of United States of America, the President said that his
Z Faction vows to interrupt Majlis meetings over SC composition dispute
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The “Z Faction” of the Divehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), main opposition in the Maldives, has warned that they would interrupt and stop every meeting of the People’s Majlis unless the long-disputed issue of Standing Committee composition was settled in accordance with the Majlis rules of
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