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Opposition MPs file petitions over Anas’ murder with 3 committees
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Opposition parliamentarians have filed petitions over the murder of Mohamed Anas with three People’s Majlis committees. Anas, 25, from Fenfiyaazuge in R. Meedhoo was stabbed to death inside Litus Motorcycle Service Center on July 31. Parliamentarians from Maldivian Democratic Party and
State: Wadde dismissed from PPM after Supreme Court ruling
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Thulusdhoo MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim (Wadde) was dismissed from Progressive Party of Maldives after Supreme Court issued its ruling, says State prosecution. Supreme Court heard Wadde’s motion regarding Elections Commission’s decision to dismiss him from the parliament this Tuesday. The
Latheef, Ameeth parliamentary seat trials scheduled for Wednesday
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The trials of Maduvvari MP Mohamed Ameeth and Dhidhdhoo MP Abdul Latheef Mohamed - who were dismissed from parliament – are scheduled to begin in Supreme Court on Wednesday. Latheef’s case is scheduled for 10:15 am and Ameeth’s case is scheduled for 1:15 pm. Ameeth, Latheef and
Saudis announce plans to build Maldivian-style resorts
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The Chinese announced plans to develop Maldivian-style resorts in the heavily contested South China Sea Islands in 2016. The Chinese have established Sansha City to administer several of the atolls and have started to populate the islands. Mayor of Sansha City, Xiao Jie announced in an interview
National Airline to a new continent
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National Airline, Maldivian, has announced that they are working to start travel to a new destination. Media Coordinator of Maldivian, Ali Nashaath Hameed told Sun Media that the airline is working to expand it's network before the end of the year which include discussions to enter new markets.
Agreement with Brothers cancelled, new contractor sought for pavilion
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After cancelling the agreement with Brothers Catering to develop the pavilion at Rasfannu in the west of the capital city, an announcement has been made seeking a new contractor for the project. Malé Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) contracted the pavilion project to Brothers Catering on 31
Saud, Wadde parliamentary seat trials scheduled for August 8
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The trials of Vilingili MP Saud Hussain and Thulusdhoo MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim (Wadde) who were dismissed from the parliament have been scheduled at Supreme Court for Tuesday, August 8. Elections Commission has announced the two MPs have been dismissed from the parliament, and announced
Maldivians start departing for Hajj pilgrimage
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The first group of Maldivians have left for Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. 1,000 Maldivians will be making the Hajj pilgrimage this year. The first to depart to Saudi Arabia were 95 pilgrims under the charge of Zaee Group Private Limited. Maldivians will be making
Mustafa summoned for questioning after call to unseat President
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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. He has been asked to present himself to the police headquarters at 8 pm, Tuesday. The summons reads
12 people arrested including those connected to murder of Anas
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Maldives Police Service has said that they have arrested 12 people tonight including those connected to the murder of 25-year old Mohamed Anas who was killed inside the Litus garage. Anas was stabbed and killed on 31 July inside the Litus Motorcycle Service Center by two masked assailants.
Qasim's trial for tonight cancelled as well
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The hearing in the trial of Jumhooree Party, the MP for Maamigili constituency, Qasim Ibrahim set for tonight has been cancelled as well. The hearing was initially set for 2 p.m. today before it was cancelled after the court was informed that Qasim cannot attend due to his medical state. The MP
President Declares “Tharika” Campaign Logo to be used in Official Documents
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has declared the Tharika Campaign Logo to be used in all official documents of the Government beginning from 15 August 2017. The President's Office said that all official letters and documents along with all events related to the project will implement the
Qasim faces trial in absentia
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Criminal Court has notified the Leader of the Jumhooree Party, the MP for Maamigili constituency, Qasim Ibrahim that hearing set for tonight in his trial will continue even if he does not appear at court. Qasim Ibrahim is currently admitted at ADK Hospital. There are three charges pending
Nihan: Need law to
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Leader of the PPM Parliamentary Group and MP for the Vilimalé constituency, Ahmed Nihan Hussain Manik has said that a law is needed to lock down the people who commits acts of defamation and attack the security forces of the nation in different ways. Speaking at a PPM event at STELCO today, MP
President: Investigating senior State official meeting Humam in a resort
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The allegation that a senior State official held a secret meeting with Hussain Humam – who is on death row for the murder of MP Dr. Afrashim Ali – at a Maldivian resort is under investigation, says President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. The senior State official in question is suspected to
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