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Vehicles in a Gan residence destroyed in arson attack
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Motorcycles parked inside a private residence in the Mathimaradhoo district of L. Gan have been destroyed in an arson attack. The incident reportedly took place at the house – Asseyri – at approximately 3:10 am this Sunday morning. Three motorcycles parked inside the residence were
Haneef’s remand extended for 4th time
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Court has granted extension to the remand period for suspect in the attempted murder of High Court judge Shujau Usman – former Senior Policy Executive at Ministry of Education, Ibrahim Haneef – for the fourth time. Police media official reported to “Sun” that Criminal Court ordered that
MP Faris Maumoon’s passport held
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Authorities have put a hold on the passport of Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon, barring him from traveling outside the country. Faris issued a statement this Sunday in which he said that he had checked-in at the airport to travel to Bangalore, India and gone to the Immigration counter when he
Shifaq Mufeed appointed State Minister at Ministry of Home Affairs
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Shifaq Mufeed (Histo) – who resigned from Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) last week– has been appointed State Minister at Ministry of Home Affairs. The appointment has been confirmed by Spokesperson at President’s Office, Ibrahim Muaz Ali. Shifaq resigned from HRCM last
President congratulates Maldivian Idol top 3 finalists
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has congratulated the top three finalists of season II of Maldivian Idol. Spokesperson at President’s Office, Ibrahim Muaz Ali tweeted this Sunday morning that the President sends his congratulations to the top three finalists of season II of Maldivian
Bob wins Maldivian Idol
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Mohamed Thasmeen (Bob) has been announced the winner of season II of Maldivian Idol. Bob won the title after beating Ahmed Hamoodh (Alvin) – who came runner-up - and Shamveel Mohamed (Baro) – who came second runner-up. Bob – who had been giving strong and consistent performances
Fiyoaree Council office broken into; money stolen from safe
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A robber(s) has broken into the the G. Dh. Fiyoaree Council administrative office and stolen all the money in the safe. The administrator of Fiyoaree Council, Ahmed Ashfaq reported to “Sun” that the council got to know about the robbery when they opened the office on Saturday
3 Kuribee candidates tie; go to 2nd round of voting
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Three candidates who applied for seats at Kuribee Council have gone through to second round of voting after all three received equal number of votes during Local Council Election held on May 6. Interim results released by Elections Commission show two Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)
No Ramadan allowance to civil servants on paid or non-pay leave
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Government has made the decision not to provide Ramadan allowance to civil servants on pay-leave or non-pay leave from work by the beginning of the month of Ramadan. Ministry of Finance and Treasury sent a circular to government offices last Tuesday, May 9, announcing that civil servants will
2 Komandoo MDP candidates tie; go to 2nd round of voting
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Two Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) candidates competing for a seat at Sh. Komandoo Council have gone through to a second round of voting after they received equal votes at the Local Council Election held on May 6. The two MDP candidates will be facing off for the third seat at the
STO starts wholesale of onion, potato, eggs for Ramadan
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State Trading Organization (STO) has started wholesale of stocks of onions, potatoes and eggs imported into the country for the upcoming month of Ramadan. STO reports the products will be available for wholesale from this Saturday to May 18 from STO Supermart Wholesale Center. The products
Rise in imports, 5 percent fall in import duty in April
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Imports rose by nine percent but import duty fell by five percent in the month of April, according to statistics published by Maldives Customs Service. Statistics show MVR 3.3 billion worth of goods were imported into Maldives in the month of April. The figure is a nine percent increase compared
Yamin’s murder case sent to UN committees for inquiry
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Case of the brutal murder of local human rights activist and blogger – Yamin Rasheed- has been sent to relevant United Nations committees for inquiry by Yamin’s family. 29-year-old Yamin was found with multiple stab wounds on the stairwell of his residence in the early hours of April
Recounts on 24 sheets to verify election results
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Elections Commission has announced its decision to conduct recounts on 24 result sheets prepared by the commission to verify the results of Local Council Election held on May 6. Member of EC, Ahmed Akram reported to “Sun” this Thursday that the commission decided to recount ballots inside 24
MIRA earns MVR 1.1 billion in April
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Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) reports it earned an income of MVR 1.1 billion in April. MIRA’s financial report for the month of April shows it earned MVR 1,126,163,857 – including USD 43.1 million. The biggest income generator for MIRA in the month of April was from Goods and
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