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Faaris files appeal against remand extension
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The order for the arrest and remand extension against the MP for Dhiggaru constituency, Ahmed Faaris Maumoon has been submitted for appeal. Criminal Court ruled against MP Faaris, arrested for bribing MPs, to detention until the end of his trial on Wednesday. In a tweet sent out by Maumoon
Police: Tomorrow's rally illegal, opposition leaders must take responsibility
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Maldives Police Service has said that the political rally being organized by the united opposition is an illegal one and the opposition leaders must take responsibility for it. Speaking at the press conference held at Iskandharu Koshi today, Superintendent Ahmed Shifan said that the rally being
Faris given additional time to make plea due to detention
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Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon has been given additional time to prepare his plea in the identity theft case as he didn’t have sufficient time to meet his lawyers due to his detention. Speaking during the preliminary hearing of the case held at Criminal Court this Sunday, Faris’ lawyer
Dhiraagu to distribute MVR 452 mn as interim dividend
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Telecom company – Dhiraagu has announced it will be distributing MVR 542 million as interim dividend this year. Dhiraagu announced in a press statement it issued this Sunday that it will be distributing MVR 5.96 per share as interim dividend this year. The company said the decision
Lawyer: Visam sentenced to death without sufficient evidence
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Mohamed Visam was found guilty of the murder of Dharumavantha School student Mohamed Aruham and sentenced to death without sufficient evidence as required by Islamic Sharia, says his lawyer. The lawyer made the argument during the first appeal hearing of the case, held this Sunday at High
Victim of decompression sickness airlifted to Addu City
    4 weeks 6 days ago
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A victim of Diving Decompression Sickness was airlifted from G. Dh. Thinadhoo to Gan, Addu City on an MNDF helicopter this Sunday. Maldives National Defense Force reported that the 50-year-old Maldivian man being treated for decompression sickness at Dr. Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital in
Faris: Can only provide cooperation for a legal investigation
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Dhiggaru MP Faris Maumoon says he cannot cooperate with the police investigation into the bribery case against him as he was being kept detained in a place other than which was stated in the court order. Speaking to press this Sunday, Faris’ lawyer Maumoon Hameed said the court order for his
Azleen: Do not answer call of those who seek to instigate violence
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Minister of Home Affairs, Azleen Ahmed has appealed to the general public not to answer the call of individuals who conspire to harm Maldivian people, the police and their families. Minister Azleen made the appeal during the function held at Iskandhar Koshi this Sunday morning to mark Police
Aviation Security Command robbed
    4 weeks 7 days ago
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Robbers have run off with the safe at Aviation Security Command in Hulhule’. Police confirmed the robbery was reported to the authority last Friday. Police have made no arrests in the case yet. The safe reportedly contained over MVR 200,000 in cash.
Ex-PG Muhthaz admitted at ADK Hospital
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Former Prosecutor General Muhthaz Muhsin has been admitted to ADK Hospital. Muhthaz is currently serving a 17-year prison sentence for conspiracy to illegally arrest President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Information officer at Maldives Correctional Service, Ahmed Lugmaan confirmed that
PPM begins campaign trip to by-election constituencies
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Ruling party, PPM has started a campaign trip to the four constituencies set for the by-election. On, 19 July, the Elections Commission decided that four constituencies at the parliament are vacant. https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/sun.assets/uploads/l_150064582249MQvV.jpg The
The Latest: Turkey names man killed on quake-hit island
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KOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A top Turkish official has named the Turkish national killed in a powerful earthquake on the Greek island of Kos. Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu,
Five arrested in special operation by police late last night
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Maldives Police Service has arrested five people in a special operation conducted last night in Malé City. All five were arrested in Maafannu near Raanbaa Restaurant. Media official of the police said that the five arrested late last night and the eight arrests earlier in the evening were
President Yameen congratulates new President-Elect of India
    4 weeks 1 days ago
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a congratulatory message to the President-elect of India, Ram Nath Kovind. The President extended warm congratulations and good wishes on bhalf of the Maldivian people on the successful election as the President of India. “I am ever more
Commission informs parliament on the dismissal of MPs Il'ham and Shinaan from PPM
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Elections Commission has informed the parliament that the MP for Dhangethi constituency, Il'ham Ahmed and the MP for south Mahchangolhi constituency, Abdulla Shinaan have been dismissed from PPM. The information has been confirmed to Sun Media by the Secretary General of the parliament, Ahmed
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