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HDFC delays the sake of Sukuk
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The Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) has delayed the sale of "Sukuk", Islamic equivalent of bonds, structured in such a way as to generate returns to investors without infringing Islamic law that prohibits interest. While HDFC has previously sold "Sukuk", they announced the
Ameen Faisal’s hearing cancelled after no-show from defense witnesses
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Hearing in the trial of former Minister of Defense, Ameen Faisal was cancelled this Thursday after defense witnesses failed to attend the court. Faisal Ameen stands accused of terrorism for the arrest and one-week detention of current Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in K. Aarah
Appeal hearings regarding Faris’ arrest concluded
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High Court began and concluded the hearings for appeal of Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon’s arrest, this Thursday. Faris is contesting the warrant for his arrest on July 18, claiming the warrant was issued in violation of Criminal Procedure Act. The appeal hearings were held in closed
Corrections: Detained MPs do not need to be allowed to attend Majlis
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Parliamentarians under detention do not need to be allowed to attend People’s Majlis meetings, says Maldives Correctional Services. MCS made the statement in a press release issued this Thursday. MCS said the Parliament Immunity and Power Act ordered for parliamentarians detained for
Closed hearing held in planned bombing trial
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The hearing in the trial of suspects in the planned bombing in Male’ City – held this Thursday – was closed to the public. The suspects; Nasiu Mohamed from Vidhuvaru in H. A. Hoarafushi, Mohamed Thasleem from Alanaasige in H. A. Hoarafushi, Iuthisham Mohamed Saeed from Gumreege in G. Dh.
Spa at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi honored with more awards!
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The Spa by Thalgo in The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been honored with awards at the World Luxury Spa and Restaurants Awards 2017. The World Luxury Spa and Restaurants Awards 2017 was held JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, in Vietnam on July 22. The spas at both The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi and Sun Aqua Vilu
Hospitality partners for SATA selected from Colombo, New Delhi
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Hospitality partners for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017 have been selected from Sri Lankan capital Colombo and Indian capital New Delhi. Event organizer – High Rise reports the Hospitality Partner for SATA 2017 from Colombo is Ramada Hotel, and the Hospitality Partner for SATA 2017 from
2 arrested after MVR 75,000 stolen from Ihavandhoo store
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Two Maldivians have been arrested in connection with the robbery which took place in H. A. Ihavandhoo on July 31. MVR 75,000 was stolen from a fuel store in Ihavandhoo in the robbery. Police media official informed “Sun” that two Maldivians were arrested in connection with the robbery
Police: Working on arresting 34 suspects connected to gang violence
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Authorities are currently working on detaining 34 suspects connected to the serious of violent gang attacks which took place in Male’ City over the past couple of weeks, reports Maldives Police Service. Police media official said the authority was working on obtaining arrest warrants for some
MNDF denies detaining officers due to audio leak
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Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) has denied the talk of detaining some of their officers following the leak of an audio clip of an alleged conversation between the Defence Minister, Adam Shareef Umar and the MNDF Special Protection Group (SPG). The audio clip leaked on social media today
Ali Hussain allowed to appear with lawyer
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MP for Kendhoo constituency and lawyer, Ali Hussain has been given the opportunity to appear at the police station with a lawyer. The opportunity was given in the investigation of the MPs breaching the police line to force their way into the parliament on 24 July 2017. When appeared at the
Mahloof’s passport held
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Authorities have seized the passport of South Galolhu MP Ahmed Mahloof under court order. The court order, issued in the late hours of Tuesday night, says Mahloof was under investigation and there was viable threat he may attempt to flee the authorities. The court order says Mahloof is under
Dr. Jabyn appointed Minster of State of Gender and Family
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Dr. Marium Jabyn has been appointed Minister of State of Gender and Family by the President. President’s Office reports Dr. Jabyn was appointed to the post on Tuesday, August 1. Dr. Jabyn, from Faanthari in G. A. Vilingili had been serving as Additional Secretary at Ministry of Foreign
Pakistan donates USD 5 mn to establish a medical college in Maldives
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The government of Pakistan has donated USD 5 million (MVR 77.1 million) to establish a medical college in Maldives. “Sun” has been informed the donation was handed over to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives one day prior to former Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s recent
Sun Online selected as Local Online Partner for SAYS
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Sun Online has been selected as the Local Online Partner for the 1st South Asian Youth Summit (SAYS) – scheduled to be held in India in September. Sun Media Group and International Youth Committee (IYC) – organizers of the SAYS – signed the partnership agreement during the closing ceremony
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