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Group arrested in suspicion of drinking alcohol
    3 weeks 23 hours ago
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Maldives Police Service has arrested a group of people from a house in Laamu Gan in suspicion of drinking alcohol. Police said that the arrest was made in an operation last night following a report to Police Intelligence. Five local men were arrested in the operation. Media official of
MET: Weather will improve starting Monday
    3 weeks 1 days ago
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National Meteorological Service has said that the weather will improve significantly starting from Monday. And official from the MET Office said that the current modules show the weather improving starting from Monday but the modules may change. The official said that rain is expected
Faaris: If PPM flag was used, it was done within the law
    3 weeks 1 days ago
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MP for the Dhiggaru constituency, Ahmed Faaris Maumoon has said that if he has used the PPM flag, it would have been used with the laws. The MP made the remark during the questioning by the police after being summoned to the police last night around 9:30 p.m. Talking to the press after
Yellow Alert in north of the capital - sea travel unsafe
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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A Yellow Alert has been issued from Malé atoll to the far north of Haa Alifu atoll. MET Office said tonight that heavy rains is expected upto 3:45 a.m. to the north of Malé atoll. And wind will pick up to 50 mph during showers. MET Office issues a Yellow Alert as a call to prepare for a
Tornado hits Nilandhoo
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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A tornado has landed in Faafu atoll Nilandhoo causing massive damage to property. The island has been experiencing torrential rain since last night and the tornado hit the island today around 12:30 p.m. While the roof thown off from a lot of houses, a man who spoke from the island said that
Mahibadhoo harbor contracted to Sri Lankan company
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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Alifu Dhaalu Mahibadhoo harbor project has been contracted to Sri Lanka's Senoc Company. Talking to a press at a special ceremony held at the Housing Ministry today, the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu said that Senoc is an experienced company which already has
NDMC requests to store food incase traveling becomes impossible
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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National Disaster Management Center (NDMC) has requested to store food as a precaution to severe weather conditions impedes the transportation of staple goods. Speaking at a joint press conference by the NDMC, MNDF Coastguard and the Defence Ministry, the Minster of Defence, Adam Shareef Umar
Maldives provides aid to those affected by flood and landslides in Sri Lanka
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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The government of Maldives has provided a financial aid to the government of Sri Lanka in an effort to help those affected in the flood and landslides in the country. The aid was presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Asim in his capacity as the Special Envoy
Senior China official gets life in prison for $22M in bribes
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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BEIJING (AP) — The former head of China's statistics bureau was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of taking massive bribes over more than two decades — one of a spate of newly-resolved public corruption cases involving almost $100 million in money and illicit gifts. National
Yellow Alert to northern and central atolls
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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Severe weather conditions in the northern and central atolls has forced a Yellow Alert to the regions. The alert issued by the MET Office today said that torrential rains and winds between 23-29 mph are expected in the northern and central atolls between 9:50 a.m. and 2 p.m. Winds are expected
First plane lands in Kudahuvadhoo airport - A dream come true for the people
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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National Airline, Maldivian, has landed a test flight at Dhaalu atoll Kudahuvadhoo airport and decided to start scheduled flights to the island. Kudahuvadhoo airport in no.12 in the chain of airports in the Maldives. On the test flight to the new airport this morning, the first to disembark
Strong winds pulls out roofs in Thinadhoo
    3 weeks 3 days ago
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The roofs of multiple houses in Gaafu Dhaalu Thinadhoo have been thrown off in the torrential rains affecting the country. Member of the Thinadhoo Island Council, Saud Ali told Sun Media that in a strong gale during the Isha salat, winds picked up for about 20 minutes causing various level of
Transport Authority begins investigating collision at sea
    3 weeks 3 days ago
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Maldives Transport Authority has launched an investigation into the collision last night where a speed launch traveling out of Summer Island Resort with 14 people collided with a boat. Director General of the Transport Authority, Abdul Naasir told Sun Media today that while the Marine Police
MVR 5.5 million worth of drugs seized by Customs in May
    3 weeks 3 days ago
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Maldives Customs Service has said that over MVR 5.5 million worth of drugs were seized in different operations over the course of May, 2017. At a press conference held at the Customs Building, the information was given by the Chief Superintendent of Customs, Ismail Hamdhoon and Senior
Police arrests captain and crew of the boat involved in collision
    3 weeks 3 days ago
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Maldives Police Service has arrested the captain and the crew of the boat involved in the collision with the launch travelling from Summer Island Resort. Police said that the four crew members are expatriates and have been transferred to Immigration due an issue with their VISAs. And the boat
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