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MP Saud summoned for questioning
    3 weeks 4 days ago
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Vilingili MP Saud Hussain has been asked to present himself at the police headquarters for questioning. “Sun” has been informed Saud is required to present himself at police headquarters for questioning at 8:30 pm, coming Thursday. Maldives Police Service has not yet made any official
Fenaka employee fired after overcharging a household by thousands
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Fenaka Corporation has fired the Assistant Manager at its Maduvvari Branch, Easa Hussain Fulhu for gross negligence after he allegedly prepared an electricity bill overcharging a household by thousands of Rufiyaa. The issue arose when Hiyaavahige of R. Maduvvari received an electricity bill of
Police: Evidence acquired against Yameen’s killers
    3 weeks 5 days ago
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Maldives Police Service has said that they have acquired enough evidence against the suspects involved in the murder of the blogger and social media activist, Yamin Rasheed to prove the crime. A statement issued by the POlice said that all suspects involved in the crime have been arrested with
Missing officer’s mobile phone found
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Mobile phone of Corporal Mohamed Sumaid – missing after the dinghy boat he was travelling on overturned – has been found, reports Maldives Police Service. Sumaid, 27, was on a fishing trip in the S. Gan Sea with two other people when the dinghy they were travelling on overturned. The
Maldivian found dead at house in India
    3 weeks 6 days ago
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A Maldivian has been found dead inside a house in Trivandrum, India. Consul at the Maldivian Consulate in India, Ali Adam said that a man over the age of 30 was found dead this morning when the people checked up on him when he did not wake up and was taken to the hospital around 11:10 a.m.
Dinghy capsized - Police officer missing
    3 weeks 6 days ago
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A dinghy out fishing from Addu City has capsized and one of the three people on board, a police officer, has gone missing. The officer missing is Corporal Mohamed Sumaid, Hithadhoo. The two others on board swam to safety. Information Officer of MNDF, Captain Ali Azim said that the the
Jumhooree Party logo and flag banned
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Elections Commission has banned the logo and flag of the opposition, Jumhooree Party (JP) and ordered to stop it’s use. JP was notified by a letter sent with the signature of the Secretary General of the Elections Commission, Ahmed Aleeh. Sun Media received a copy of the letter.
Shakoor appointed State Minister at Ministry of Environment
    3 weeks 6 days ago
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Abdul Shakoor Salih, who was dismissed from the position of Managing Director of State Electric Company (Stelco) this Sunday, has been appointed State Minister of Ministry of Environment and Energy. The appointment has been confirmed by Spokesperson at President’s Office, Ibrahim Muaz
Shakoor replaced by Zuhoor as Stelco MD
    3 weeks 6 days ago
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Minister at the President’s Office, Ahmed Zuhoor has replaced Abdul Shakoor Solih as the Managing Director of the State Electric Company (Stelco). The decision has been confirmed by President of Privatization Board, Mohamed Nizar. Nizar said Shakoor has not yet been appointed to any
DRP Leader to be appointed as Ambassador to Thailand
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The name of the Leader of DRP, Mohamed Nasheed (Kaanal) has been sent for approval from the Parliament to be appointed as the Maldivian Ambassador to Thailand. President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent the name of the DRP Leader for approval at the first sitting of the second session of
Falah elected first Mayor of Fuvahmulah City
    3 weeks 7 days ago
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Abdulla Falah Shareef has been elected the first Mayor of Fuvahmulah City. Falah had previously served as President of Fuvahmulah Atoll Council, he was elected to the South-Fuvahmulah seat during Local Council Election 2017. He was elected the Mayor of Fuvahmulah City by the unanimous vote of
Fuvahmulah City Council established; former councils dissolved
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has established the Fuvahmulah City Council, following the declaration of the island’s city status. Following the decision, President Yameen has also abolished the former councils and their respective secretariats of the island as its terms have
Foundation work on new runway begins
    3 weeks 6 hours ago
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Foundation work on the new runway at Velana International Airport has begun. Speaking to “Sun” this Saturday, General Manager of Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), Hassan Areef said foundation work was launched with the begin of this June. Hassan said the runway will have six
Dominican Republic tugboat caught in bad weather docks at Uligam
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A tugboat travelling in international waters near Maldives has docked to the east of H. A. Uligam after getting caught in bad weather. Information officer at Maldives National Defense Force, Ibrahim Azim reported to “Sun” this Saturday that the tugboat docked at Uligam at approximately 3 pm,
President: US withdrawing from Paris Accords is a step backwards
    3 weeks 22 hours ago
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a step back in the global effort against climate change. The United States agreed to ratify the Paris Accords in the second term of President Barack Obama. The US Foreign Secretary, John
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