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Police arrest two children and four men; find beer cans and cash
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Police have found large sums of money, narcotic drugs and beer cans; and arrested four men and two children. The arrests were made during special operations against drugs conducted between 8:00 yesterday and 8:00 this morning. Thirty people were checked, resulting in the arrest of two
No room for an early election: Gayoom
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Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has said that there is no room for an early election, and current President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik will remain as President until the end of this term. Speaking at the ceremony held to inaugurate the campaign hall for Ahmed Shareef who will contest
Thomson airplane faces problems, conducts emergency landing
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Ibrahim Nasir International Airport has declared a state of emergency. This has been confirmed by Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF). Officials at the airport say that emergency was declared when an aircraft which took off from the airport this morning faced some problems and had to land.
Parliament sessions to begin on Monday
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Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Shahid has said that Parliament sessions will begin on Monday, even though political parties have not come to an agreement on amendments to parliament regulation. Parliament Office said today that the agenda for Monday’s session will be sent to members on
More than Rf 1 billion in pension fund
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Pension Office has said that the Retirement Pension Scheme fund holds more than Rf 1 billion. CEO of Pension Office Mohamed Hussain Manik told reporters today that Rf 50 million is received monthly as contributions to the fund, and 71000 private and public sector employees pay pension
Dead baby found in sewer in Velidhoo Health Centre
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An object suspected to be a baby or aborted foetus has been found in a sewer in N. Velidhoo Health Centre. Island Council President Mohamed Adil said today that the sewer was checked because it was clogged, and that it was not obvious that the object was a baby when it was first removed. However
Abdulla Abdul Raheem back to DRP
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Member of Parliament for Maafannu Hulhan’gu Abdulla Abdul Raheem has joined Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) today. The signing ceremony was held this afternoon at DRP office. Abdul Raheem said that he decided to rejoin DRP due to the creation of factions within Maldivian Democratic Party
Parliament reveals details of damage
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Parliament office has revealed details of damage caused to fixtures in the parliament chamber during the opening session on 19 March. Parliament Secretary General Ahmed Mohamed said in an interview with Sun Online today that on 19 March, damage was caused to touch screens, fifteen name boards,
Discussion begin on broadcasters
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Maldives Broadcast Commission has commenced discussions to create standards for “Code of Ethics” for broadcasters. Broadcasters in Maldives as well groups associated with broadcast media will participate in the two-day discussion sessions held at Islamic Centre. Director General of
Legal action to be taken against those calling to boycott businesses
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Economic Ministry has said that the government is working on taking legal action against campaigns calling to boycott businesses. Minister Ahmed Mohamed said today that the call to boycott certain businesses can have very dangerous outcomes, including association of businesses with political
Man handed over to Police for attempted forced entry into Ilham
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A man has attempted forced entry into G. Night star, the residence of Gemanafushi Parliament Member Ilham Ahmed. Ilham said that a man knocked on his door at around 21:15 last night and asked, “Are you Ilham?” and attempted to enter the house. Ilham and his wife managed to get him out the
Chinese media in Maldives
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The government has met with several media operators of China to give information regarding travel safety as a result of the current political situation in Maldives. Tourism Minister Ahmed Adheeb and officials of the tourism industry yesterday met with the Chinese media delegation currently
New mosques will include modern Quran classes: Minister
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All new mosques built in Maldives will include classrooms for the purpose of teaching Quran. Islamic Minister Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed said that Quran classes are conducted in several mosques currently; however these mosques do not have separate classrooms for this purpose. “All future
MDP opposes amendment of parliament regulation procedure
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Parliamentary Group of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has decided yesterday that MDP does not support amendment of parliament regulation procedure, and that MDP should not have to respond to the presidential address delivered by President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik. Following an initiative
Hijacked ship leaves Maldivian territory
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The cargo ship which was hijacked within the Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) has left Maldivian territory. Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Media Official Colonel Abdul Raheem said today that Coast Guard’s vessel Huravee has reached the area, and they are patrolling the area 188