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MIRA sues Villa for USD 130 million
    5 days 15 hours ago
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Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) has sued three companies owned by Jumhoory Party leader Qasim Ibrahim’s Villa Group for USD 130 million. Villa Holidays has been sued USD 35.66 million in lease payment and fines for a plot of land leased for hotel development from H. Dh.
Foreigner arrested from airport with narcotics
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A foreigner who travelled to Maldives from Bangladesh has been arrested trying to smuggle 71 grams of narcotics into the country. Customs reported in a statement released this Monday that the foreigner was arrested on August 9 from Velana International Aiport. He is a 23-year-old man of
Mustafa summoned for questioning after call to unseat President
    5 days 10 hours ago
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Thimarafushi MP Mohamed Musthafa has been summoned for questioning by police for allegedly appealing to the people to take to the streets to overthrow President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Police asked in the summons for Mustafa to present himself to the police headquarters at 4 pm,
Police: Mafaz was released after he served his sentence
    5 days 11 hours ago
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Mohamed Mafaz Hussain – main suspect in the murder of Nadheem Abdul Raheem (Nadey) was released into the community after he served his sentence, says Maldives Police Service. Mafaz from G. Shaaraaz in Male’ City has a long criminal record for and was tagged and monitored under the MoniCon
Foreign Ministry: Maldivian students in Nepal are safe
    6 days 14 hours ago
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All Maldivian students residing in Nepalese city of Biratnagar – affected by flooding due to torrential rain – are safe, reports Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives. Flooding affected the apartment complex in Biratnagar where 33 Maldivian students reside, damaging some of their property.
MDP Naeematha,3 others arrested from Friday night’s demonstration
    7 days 13 hours ago
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Maldivian Democratic Party activist Naeema Mohamed (Naeematha) and three others have been arrested from the demonstrations which took place in front of MDP Haruge on Friday night. The opposition have been holding serial demonstrations making demands from the government, in the streets of Male’
Thai Air Asia begins travels to Maldives
    1 weeks 8 hours ago
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Low-cost airline, Thai Air Asia has started direct flights between Bangkok and Malé. The first flight of Thai Air Asia landed at Velana International Airport this morning at 11:35 with 70 passengers. Thai Air Asia will have one flight a day between Thailand and the Maldives with an A320
Crowe Horwath appointed as auditors of SATA
    1 weeks 10 hours ago
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Crow Horwath Maldives has been appointed as the official auditors of the South Asian Travel Awards 2017 (SATA). The regional travel and tourism awards show organized by High Rise will be held in October this year. While 414 nominations from South Asia has been made for the 39 categories in
Car driven in Hulhulé falls into sea
    1 weeks 13 hours ago
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A car being driven at the island of Hulhulé, where Velana International Airport is located, has lost control and fallen into the sea. The car fell into the sea on the eastern side of the island when the car lost control on the road to Hulhumalé.
Five expats escape from custody
    1 weeks 14 hours ago
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Five expatriates in the custody of the Maldives Correctional Service has escaped last night. The five expats that escaped are all citizens of Bangladesh. Four of them are detained in connection to a fight. The other is involved in a drug-related crime. Expats involved in the fight: - MD
Young man arrested in connection to Nadheem's murder
    1 weeks 1 days ago
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A young man has been arrested in connection to the murder of Nadheem Abdulraheem (Nadey) from Haa Alifu Thakandhoo, who was killed inside Terminal Café last month. Sun Media has learned that the police arrested Mohamed Mafaaz Hussain Saleem, Galholhu Shaaraaz, in connection to the crime. He is
PPM activities in 25 islands to demonstrate support for President Yameen
    1 weeks 1 days ago
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Ruling party, PPM, has decided to hold a special campaign in the islands "People with Progress" to demonstrate the support for President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. At a press conference today at the PPM Office, the Vice President of the party, Abdul Raheem Abdulla said that nation wide
Trial of Isseh's murder cancelled
    1 weeks 1 days ago
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The trial in the murder of Ismail Umar (Isseh) from Lhaviyani Hinnavaru, who was found killed in the ice plant run at Haa Alifu Ihavandhoo, has been cancelled. The murder trial against the Bangladeshi national Shumon Mia was set for 2:20 p.m. today. It is unclear as to why it was cancelled.
Anil no-confidence motion resubmitted to Majlis
    1 weeks 2 days ago
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A no-confidence motion against Attorney General Mohamed Anil has been resubmitted to People’s Majlis by opposition parliamentarians. The previous petition was cancelled after it was submitted with reference to the “wrong” Article of the Constitution. The previous petition was submitted
High Court upholds Fareedh’s death sentence for Shuhadh’s murder
    1 weeks 2 days ago
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High Court has ruled to uphold the death sentence meted out to Hassan Fareedh from Karankaage in Fuvahmulah City for the murder of Abdulla Shuhad from Aasmaange in the same city. Fareedh was convicted of Shuhad’s murder and sentence to death by Criminal Court. State witnesses testified that
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