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Additional Secretary appointed to Foreign Ministry
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The President has appointed Amin Javed Faizal as the Additional Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President’s Office reports that Amin was appointed to the post last Tuesday. Amin is the spouse of Minister of Gender and Family, Aminath Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, and great-grandson of
President inaugurates Passport Card; multifunctional features
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The President, this Wednesday, inaugurated the Passport Card which has multifunctional features, making Maldives the first country to introduce a multifunctional polycarbonate passport card. The newly unveiled polycarbonate Passport Card can be used as an ID card and license card. In addition
Minor charged over Anas’ murder
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A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Mohamed Anas from R. Meedhoo – who was stabbed to death inside the Litus Service Center in Male’ City on July 31. An official from the Juvenile Court reported to “Sun” that the 17-year-old has been charged with murdering an individual
Police request MoniCon orders against 9 individuals
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The police have requested the High Court to issue MoniCon (Monitor and Control) orders against nine individuals considered a danger to society. Police media official reported the request was filed with the High Court last Tuesday. The police had originally requested MoniCon orders against 16
MVR 3 million for projects from 14 councils
    1 weeks 6 hours ago
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The government has give MVR 3 million to 14 Island Councils to conduct their small projects. At a special ceremony held at the Home Ministry today, the symbolic documents to the respective councils were presented by the Home Minister, Azleen Ahmed. Home Ministry said that 51 councils
Additional State Minister appointed to Education
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appointed an additional State Minister to the Ministry of Education. Mohamed Shakir from Kinbigasdhoshuge in H. A. Dhidhdhoo was working as a Director of the Administrative Department of Ministry of Education prior to his appointment as State
Imprisoned May Day protester Abdulla Rasheed passes away
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Abdulla Rasheed Mohamed from G. Keema in Male’ City has passed away while serving his prison sentence in connection with the May Day Protest held by the opposition on May 1, 2015. Information officer at Maldives Correctional Service, Ahmed Lugman reported Abdulla Rasheed passed away at the
Majlis backs VPs nominated for HRCM, CSC
    1 weeks 12 hours ago
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People’s Majlis, this Tuesday morning, provided its backing to the vice presidents nominated for Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) and Civil Service Commission (CSC). Mohamed Zahid from Dhafthar 1548 was nominated for the position of Vice President of HRCM by President Abdulla Yameen
President: Politicians have no right to criticize judiciary
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Politicians have no right to openly criticize the Maldivian justice system, says President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Yameen made the comments during his speech at the event held by him and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim for senior citizens of the country in Rasfannu Artificial Beach last Monday
Police: 50 people arrested in relation to gang violence and murder
    1 weeks 1 days ago
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Maldives Police Service has said that a total of 50 people have been arrested so far in relation to the different homicides and gang violence in Malé City in the recent weeks. In a statement issued by the police tonight, they said that the investigation of some of the people that were arrested
Three roads completed with tarmac in Kulhudhuffushi
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Three roads in Haa Dhaalu Kulhudhuffushi has been developed with tarmac under the government project to modernize the roads of the island. Upgrades on 18 roads in Kulhudhuffushi, is contracted to Maldives Road Development Corporation (MRDC). The project is worth more that MVR 60 million.
Guarantee of USD 368.9 million for 7,000 flat project
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Under the housing policy of the government, a decision has been made to give an assurance of USD 368.9 million for a loan from a Chinese company to build 7,000 flats in Hulhumalé. Speaking at the Parliament's Economic Committee meeting today, MP Ahmed Nihan Hussain Manik said that the Finance
Suspect in the murder of Anas remanded by 15 days
    1 weeks 1 days ago
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The 21-year-old Afrah Abdul-Razzaq who was arrested yesterday in connection to the murder of Mohamed Anas (Raa Meedhoo), that took place inside the Litus Service Center on 31 July 2017, has been remanded by 15 days. Police arrested him at Mahchangolhi Never Corn near Masjid al-Jalaaludheen with
RajjeTV sues for MVR 11.65M in damages due to torching
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Private television station, RajjeTV has sued the State for MVR 11.65 million in damages from the arson attack on the previous building the station was run from, in the early hours of October 8, 2013. CEO of RajjeTV, Fiyaz Moosa reported to “Sun” the lawsuit was filed with Civil Court this
Committee passes a MVR 50.5M budget to AG’s Office
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Public Finance Committee of People’s Majlis has voted to pass the MVR 50.599 million requested by the Attorney General’s Office for 2018. The Committee voted to pass the budget with the vote of all eight members who attended the meeting this Monday. Speaking during Monday’s Public
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