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Probe after Sheikh claims 70 percent people don’t fast at a certain island
    4 weeks 6 days ago
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Ministry of Islamic Affairs has started an investigation after Sheikh Ali Zaid said that there is an island in the Maldives where 70 percent of the people are not fasting. The ministry aims to find the source of the information and the alleged island. Coordinator of the Islamic Ministry,
Mass blackout in Malé City
    4 weeks 6 days ago
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A large portion of the capital city, Malé, has lost power. State Electric Company (STELCO) said that the blackout occurred due to a technical problem. After most of the city lost power last night around 2:10 a.m., technicians immediately began working on resolving the problem.
Seaplane rolls in landing attempt
    4 weeks 9 hours ago
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A seaplane of Trans Maldivian Airways attempting to land at Velana International Airport has rolled to the side landing in the sea. Photos of the incident on social media shows the plane on the side and it’s nose below the surface of the water.
Colonel Nazim and Sheikh Imran moved to house arrest for Ramadan
    4 weeks 23 hours ago
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Former Defence Minister, Colonel-retired Mohamed Nazim and the President of Adhaalath Party, Sheikh Imran Abdulla has been moved to house arrest for the holy month of Ramadan. Correctional Service confirmed to the transfer this evening to Sun Media. Nazim is currently serving an 11-year
Ooreodoo Roadha Promotion: Weekly prizes
    4 weeks 23 hours ago
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With greetings of the holy month of Ramadan to begin tomorrow, Ooredoo Maldives has inaugurated a special promotion to improve the month further with special services. The telecommunications company said that a special lucky draw will begin on the first of Ramadan in which all active customers
New mosque to Dhoonidhoo employees for Ramadan
    4 weeks 1 days ago
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The new mosque built at Dhoonidhoo for use by the officers of the Maldives Police Service working on the island and for visitors has been officially opened. At a ceremony held on the island yesterday afternoon, the mosque was opened by the Home Minister Azleen Ahmed and the Minister for
Maldives to join IORA
    4 weeks 1 days ago
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President has decided on the Maldivian participation in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORA). The decision was made following a Cabinet meeting yesterday on a paper presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affiars. The Cooperation is based on the principles of
Ramadan begins on Saturday
    4 weeks 2 days ago
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The official announcement has been made confirming that Ramadan 1438 will begin this Saturday. The decision was made after a meeting of the committee established to confirm the moon sighting for the holy month of Ramadan. The committee decided that the moon was not sighted at any Islamic
Police make more arrests in Manchester bomb but leaks feared
    4 weeks 2 days ago
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police arrested two more people and were on Thursday searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert, as British authorities complained bitterly about investigation leaks by U.S. officials. Prime Minister
Minister: Still there are challenges in being a woman the workplace
    4 weeks 2 days ago
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Minister of Gender and Family, Aminath Zenysha Shaheed Zaki has said that there still challenge facing women in the work environment. The Minsiter said that even with the high number of female students achieving high awards in senior and higher secondary education, there are few women in the
Three years to a man who confessed to using cannabis
    4 weeks 2 days ago
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Criminal Court has sentenced a man who confessed to using cannabis to three years in prison. Muthasim Mohamed, Gaafu Dhaalu Vaadhoo, was sentenced to three years in prison by the Criminal Court last Tuesday. He was charged with using cannabis after 0.14 grams of cannabis was found in his
Date fruit distribution - One packet per house
    4 weeks 2 days ago
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Distribution of the date fruits donated to the Maldives by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun today. An announcement made by the Islamic Ministry said that dates will be distributed at a quota rate of one packet per residential home. The ministry said that a document
Arif criticizes Nasheed for speech at Oslo Freedom Forum
    4 weeks 2 days ago
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MP for the Kelaa constituency, Ali Arif has criticized the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed for speaking at the Oslo Freedom Forum at the Norwegian capital. Speaking at a government coalition function at the MDA hall last night, MP Arif said that a former President of the
Dhiraagu rebrands with new orange logo
    4 weeks 2 days ago
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Largest telecommunication company in the Maldives, Dhiraagu has changed their logo and made orange their theme colour. Dhiraagu launched their new logo last night with a strong social media campaign “What’s Next?”. Starting last night, the company colour is orange. And the old logo
Maldivian found dead in Sri Lanka
    1 months 10 hours ago
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A Maldivian national has been found dead at a house in Sri Lanka. Sources say that the deceased is 19-year-old Maldivian student, Ismail Zulaal and he was found in his room at the house he’s staying in Kalubowila. His body was discovered after his room was inspected due to a foul smell.
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