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Death of Maldivian girl in Lanka under investigation
    2 weeks 7 hours ago
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Maldives Police Service has started investigating the death of a four-year-old Maldivian girl in neighboring Sri Lanka. MPS Spokesperson, Ahmed Shifan has provided confirmation to “Sun” that the authority is investigating such a case. “Sun” has been informed that the preschooler had
Police: Woman injured in traffic collision last night still unconscious
    2 weeks 20 hours ago
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Maldives Police Service has said that the woman injured in the traffic collision last night in Hulhumalé has still yet to regain consciousness. Media official of the Police said that the collision took place after a speeding motorcycle lost control near the MPL area in Hulhumalé. The
Senior Editor of V News, Rifaau summoned to the police
    2 weeks 23 hours ago
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The Senior Editor of the online news, V-News, under V-Media, Ahmed Rifaau has been summoned to the police station by the regarding an article in relation to the arrest of the former Managing DIrector of the State Trading Organization (STO), Adam Azim. Rifaau, also a member of the Media
Mahloof freed after serving ten months and 24 days
    2 weeks 1 days ago
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The MP for the South Galolhu constituency, Ahmed Mahloof has been freed after serving his prison sentence of ten months and 24 days. His father, Mohamed Hassaan confirmed the MP’s return to home to Sun Media. Criminal Court sentenced MP Mahloof to prison after convicting him of two
Six year-old drowns in Hulhudhelhi
    2 weeks 2 days ago
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A six-year-old has fallen into the lagoon at the harbor area at Dhaalu atoll Hulhudheli and drowned. Hulhudhelhi Island Council said that the child who died in the incident today is six-year-old Joodh Ahmed Shifaau studying in the U.K.G. President of the Island Council, Ismail Nizam told
Massive losses after vessel carrying cargo to seven islands crash on reef
    2 weeks 2 days ago
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A vessel carrying cargo to seven islands of Laamu Atoll has crashed on a reef causing massive losses. Maldives Police Service said that they received the report of the vessel “Basmaa” of Laamu atoll Dhambidhoo came in at 6:30 p.m. and police are active at the scene. Vice President of
Maldives Travel Awards 2017 launched; partnership agreements signed
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Maldives Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has launched Maldives Travel Awards 2017 and signed partnership agreements with its Platinum, Gold and Silver partners. This year’s MTA was launched in a function held at Hulhule’ Island Hotel (HIH) on Wednesday night. The Platinum
High Court upholds Mahloof’s 6-month prison sentence
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High Court has ruled in favor of the 6-month prison sentence issued against South Galolhu MP Ahmed Mahloof. High Court ruled this Thursday that there was no judicial or legal basis to change the Criminal Court ruling on the case. Criminal Court sentenced Mahloof to six months in prison on
Nazim’s brother Azim arrested
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Authorities have arrested the brother of imprisoned former Minister of Defense Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim, former Managing Director of State Trading Organization (STO), Adam Azim. Azim’s arrest warrant states the reasons for his arrest as encouraging and supporting illegally overthrowing
Myanmar navy ship, fishermen find bodies in search for plane
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DAWEI, Myanmar (AP) — A navy ship and local fishermen found bodies and aircraft parts in the seas off Myanmar on Thursday, a day after a military plane carrying 120 people disappeared, a military spokesman said. The Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft had left Myeik, also known as Mergui,
Man arrested smuggling 7.1 kilos of narcotics into Maldives
    2 weeks 3 days ago
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Authorities have arrested a foreigner caught smuggling 7.1 kilos of narcotics into Maldives. Maldives Customs reports the narcotics was smuggled in by a 26-year-old Bangladesh man who flew into Maldives from Bangladesh last Monday, June 5. Customs said the man had caught the attention of
Doctor falls ill amid flu outbreak, new doctor sent to Hirilandhoo
    2 weeks 3 days ago
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The doctor at the Th. Hirilandhoo Health Center has fallen sick amid the influenza A outbreak in the island, reports Hirilandhoo Council. Hirilandhoo Council reported this Wednesday that the 1,200-people island was in crisis. The council said only seven students attended school this Wednesday,
Adeeb’s letter: The life I had doesn’t feel real anymore
    2 weeks 3 days ago
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Caged inside a prison cell, the life I had before no longer feels real, writes the former Vice President and Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor in a letter he addressed to the people of Maldives. Adeeb, who is serving his sentences in Dhoonidhoo Prison wrote in his letter that he was
Muizzu: Land reclaimed at 12 islands; MVR 1.7 bn spent
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The government has run land reclamation projects in 12 islands and spent MVR 1.7 billion on the projects, reports Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu. Answering a question by an MP during this Wednesday’s People’s Majlis sitting, Minister Muizzu said that the
Flu outbreak in Hirilandhoo; H1N1 suspected
    3 weeks 4 days ago
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Th. Hirilandhoo Council reports the island is facing a huge flu outbreak, the most likely suspect of which is influenza, more specifically H1N1 or swine flu. President of Hirilandhoo Council, Mohamed Jalaal reported to “Sun” this Tuesday that the flu outbreak has been going on for the last
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