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STO fuel tanker which ran aground rescued
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The State Trading Organization fuel tanker “Guraab” which ran aground off the coast of Lh. Felivaru has been rescued. Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)’s information officer, Captain Ibrahim Azim reported the tanker was rescued with the assistance of Maldives Industrial Fisheries
3 airlines to start scheduled flights; 2 new airlines to start operations
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Three airlines which operated chartered flights will start scheduled operations and two new airlines are set to start operations at the Velana International Airport in time for the tourist season, says Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL). General Manager of Corporate Communications at MACL,
Party drug shipment to Addu intercepted by Customs
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A shipment of ecstasy pills – a party drug – sent to Addu City from Netherlands – has been intercepted by Maldives Customs. Maldives Customs reports the parcel of drugs was tested at the presence of the owner. The authority said it tested positive for ecstasy. The parcel had 503 pills
HRCM probes Abdulla Rasheed’s death
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Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has started investigation into the death of Abdulla Rasheed Mohamed from G. Keema in Male’ City, who had died while serving a prison sentence for aggravated assault during the May Day Protest in 2015. HRCM’s information officer, Hawwwa Wajda Qasim
STO fuel tanker runs aground
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State Trading Organization’s fuel tanker “Guraab” has run aground off the coast of Lh. Felivaru. Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)’s information officer, Captain Ibrahim Azim said the incident was reported to the authority at 6:15 am this Monday. The tanker had been travelling
MWSC: Water produced in Malé is safe
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Malé Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) has said that the reports from some media outlets reporting that there is an issue with the water produced by the company is false. Talking to Sun MEdia, the Manager of Business Development at MWSC, Ali Irushad said that the company has received
STO employees to get raise with more allowances
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State Trading Organization (STO) has decided to bring changes to their salary structure and raise the salary of their employees as part of the company's efforts for further business advancements. In a statement issued by STO today, they said that the new additions to their employee salaries
Maseeh meets Russian President Putin
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Speaker of the Parliament, Abdulla Maseeh, currently attending the Inter Parliamentray Union (IPU) meeting in Russia has met with the Russian President, Vladmir Putin. It is unclear as to on which date that the Speaker met with the Russia President. In a tweet sent out last night, the Majority
Number of people living in poverty increases by 31 percent
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The number of people registered as poor in Maldives has increased by 31 percent between the years 1436 H and 1437 H. Coordinator at Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Mohamed Ahsan reported to “Sun” that there had been 12,335 people registered as poor and due for alms in the year 1436 H. He said
Bidding opened to build 300 housing units in 3 islands
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Bidding has been opened to build 300 housing units under the State social housing scheme in Lh. Hinnavaru, Lh. Naifaru and S. Feydhoo, reports Ministry of Finance and Treasury. Ministry of Finance and Treasury announced this Sunday the authority was looking for interested parties to design and
MCS: Adeeb not in our custody; no threat to cease his treatment
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Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) has denied the family’s allegation the authority threatened to stop the medical treatment being provided to the former Maldivian Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor – who is currently serving a combined prison sentence of 33 years. Speaking to
Court acquits man sentenced to 15 years upon PG’s request
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High Court has acquitted a man sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute. The man was acquitted at the request of Prosecutor General’s Office, which said the institute had not followed the standard procedure in handling the case. The
Q3: Complaints filed with ACC plummets
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Complaints registered with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the third quarter of this year shows a sharp decrease. Statistics released by ACC shows 167 cases were registered with the commission in the third quarter of this year, a sharp decrease compared to the 259 cases registered with
Presidents sends greetings; 45th anniversary of China-Maldives ties
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Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, this Saturday, conveyed felicitations and good wishes to the Chinese President Xi Jinping on occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In his message, President Yameen noted the centuries of trade and
Maldivian students involved in Lanka stabbing released on bail
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The six Maldivian students involved in a stabbing at the Daybridge International School in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka have been released on bail. Maldivian ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mohamed Hussain Shareef (Mundhu) confirmed to “Sun” that the six Maldivian students have been released on bail. They
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