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Qasim's medical extention expires tonight, still not cleared to fly
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Lawyers of the Jumhooree Party Leader, Qasim Ibrahim, has said that his family has been notified by the airline that Qasim is still not physically fit to fly after his treatment in Singapore, to which he left for while serving time. A statement issued by Qasim's lawyers tonight said that the
President sends message of sympathy to President Trump
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Following the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of sympathy to the President of the United States of America, His Excellency Donald J. Trump. In his message, President Yameen said that it was with deep shock and sadness that the news
No surcharge raise from FENAKA
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FENAKA Corporation has said that even though the State Trading Organization (STO) has raised the price of diesel and petrol, FENAKA would not be raising their fuel surcharge. STO raised the price of diesel by MVR 0.53 from a liter and MVR 0.57 from a liter of petrol. STO provides diesel and
Man who kept turtles as pets filed MVR 149,000
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A man who kept a group of baby turtles as pets in a home in R. Maakurath has been fined MVR 149,000 over the offense. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a statement regarding the case this Monday, in which the agency said the suspect, Mohamed Musthafa from Haki in R. Maakurath had
STO increased fuel prices
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State Trading Organization (STO) has announced an increase in the prices of the diesel and petrol it imports and sells in the country for a second time in a period of one month. STO issued a statement this Monday in which it announced that the organization had decided to increase the prices of
Government MPs in support to investigate climbing price of electricity in the atolls
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Opposition and government MPs have agreed to investigated the difference in the price of electricity in the capital and the other islands and decided to call the relevant institutions to the government oversight committee. The unanimous decision was made by the nine MPs that attended the
‘Best Country Award’ from SAYS 2017 presented to the President
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The prestigious ‘Best Country Award’ won at the First South Asian Youth Summit 2017 (SAYS) has been presented to the President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim. President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim have met with the Maldivian
Appeal begins on Qasim's refused medical extension
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Hearings in the appeal case filed by the Leader of the Jumhooree Party, Qasim Ibrahim, after the extension on his medical treatment abroad was denied by the Maldives Correctional Service, has begun at the Civil Court. The trial began today after the attempts to settle the matter outside the
Committee votes to issue MoniCon Order against 9 individuals
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The MoniCon (Monitor and Control) Committee has voted to request the High Court for MoniCon Order against nine individuals. The decision of the Committee comes amid a spike in gang violence in Male’ City. The exact date on which the request will be submitted is unclear at this point. Police
Corrections: Qasim will be brought back, with police assistance if necessary
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Authorities will ask for assistance from the police, if necessary, to return Jumhoory Party leader Qasim Ibrahim to Maldives, says Maldives Correctional Service. Qasim, who is serving a prison sentence for bribery, was granted a seven-day extension to stay abroad for medical treatment. The
Man arrested over Haris’ murder
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Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of Haris Abdul Gafoor – stabbed to death in Hulhumale’ last Friday night. Police report a 23-year-old Maldivian man has been arrested from Hulhumale’ in connection with the murder of Haris, 25, from Gold Leaf in G. A. Dhaandhoo. Police report
Civil Court rejects lawsuit filed by lawyers
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Civil Court has rejected the lawsuit filed by a group of lawyers against the Department of Judicial Administration over the decision to suspend 56 lawyers over a petition to Supreme Court. Civil Court rejected the lawsuit, saying the case didn’t fall under its jurisdiction, as DJA’s
HDC: Land reclamation for Hulhule-Hulhumale’ Highway going at full swing
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Land reclamation for the Hulhule-Hulhumale’ Highway, which began last Thursday, is going at full swing, reports Managing Director of Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Ahmed Saiman. Saiman said the highway or link road was the biggest project being run alongside the China-Maldives
Police refute claims a “new drug” being distributed in schools
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The “New Drug in Schools” post being circulated in social media is completely untrue, says Maldives Police Service. The post claims school students are being given the “Strawberry” pills as candies, and warns school students and parents not to consume anything given by strangers. In
O’ Level exams begin with over 7,000 students
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O’ Level exams began in Maldives this Saturday with over 7,000 students sitting the exams. Department of Public Examinations (DPE) reports 5,587 students from 197 schools, and 1,538 students from private centers have registered for the exams. 1,663 students from 20 schools in Male’, and
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