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Zaid shifts support from Maumoon to Yameen
    7 hours 24 minutes ago
Former member of the Malé City Council and PPM Council Member, Zaidul Ameen has shifted his support to the President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. He made the announcement in a tweet sent out tonight. While Zaid has shifted allegiance to President Yameen, he is currently charged with
President and First Lady visits the Burj Khalifa
    10 hours 31 minutes ago
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim have toured the Burj Khalifa, as part of their current official visit to the UAE. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, at 2,717 feet high, with more than 160 stories. The Head of Protocol at the world's
Five charged with murder of Anas remanded until end of trial
    12 hours 60 minutes ago
The five suspects charged with the murder of Mohamed Anas (Raa atoll Meedhoo), who was killed inside the Litus Service Center on 31 July 2017, has been remanded into police custody by the Criminal Court until the end of the trial. The ruling was made at their remand hearing today at the
Corrections: Medical arrangements are made by inmates
    14 hours 40 minutes ago
Maldives Correctional Service has said that they do not force anyone in their custody into medical treatment and the treatments are arranged by the inmates themselves. A statement issued by the Correctional Service today said that a person in jail or prison are taken to consult a doctor when
Fire set to motorcycle of suspended Judge, Ahmed Rasheed
    14 hours 2 minutes ago
A group of people has set fire to the motorcycle of the Criminal Court Judge, Ahmed Rasheed, currently under suspension. The fire was set last night while the vehicle was parked on a road in Hulhumalé. Maldives Police Service said that the arson was reported at 12 a.m. last night and the
Maldivian signs contract to carry tourists to Baresdhoo
    16 hours 37 minutes ago
National airline, Maldivian has signed a contract for low-budget flights to transport tourists to the integrated resort being developed in L. Baresdhoo by Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC). MITDC reported Maldivian signed the contract as a Special Travel Airline Partner
Gn. Atoll Hospital launches physiotherapy services
    17 hours 18 minutes ago
Gn. Atoll Hospital has launched physiotherapy services. The Physiotherapy Department of Gn. Atoll Hospital was opened by the Principal of Hafiz Ahmed School, Mohamed Fayas, in a ceremony held last
STO fuel tanker which ran aground rescued
    18 hours 31 minutes ago
The State Trading Organization fuel tanker “Guraab” which ran aground off the coast of Lh. Felivaru has been rescued. Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)’s information officer, Captain Ibrahim Azim reported the tanker was rescued with the assistance of Maldives Industrial Fisheries
3 airlines to start scheduled flights; 2 new airlines to start operations
    18 hours 41 minutes ago
Three airlines which operated chartered flights will start scheduled operations and two new airlines are set to start operations at the Velana International Airport in time for the tourist season, says Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL). General Manager of Corporate Communications at MACL,
Party drug shipment to Addu intercepted by Customs
    18 hours 7 minutes ago
A shipment of ecstasy pills – a party drug – sent to Addu City from Netherlands – has been intercepted by Maldives Customs. Maldives Customs reports the parcel of drugs was tested at the presence of the owner. The authority said it tested positive for ecstasy. The parcel had 503 pills
HRCM probes Abdulla Rasheed’s death
    18 hours 15 minutes ago
Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has started investigation into the death of Abdulla Rasheed Mohamed from G. Keema in Male’ City, who had died while serving a prison sentence for aggravated assault during the May Day Protest in 2015. HRCM’s information officer, Hawwwa Wajda Qasim
STO fuel tanker runs aground
    22 hours 39 minutes ago
State Trading Organization’s fuel tanker “Guraab” has run aground off the coast of Lh. Felivaru. Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)’s information officer, Captain Ibrahim Azim said the incident was reported to the authority at 6:15 am this Monday. The tanker had been travelling
MWSC: Water produced in Malé is safe
    1 days 10 hours ago
Malé Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) has said that the reports from some media outlets reporting that there is an issue with the water produced by the company is false. Talking to Sun MEdia, the Manager of Business Development at MWSC, Ali Irushad said that the company has received
STO employees to get raise with more allowances
    2 days 13 hours ago
State Trading Organization (STO) has decided to bring changes to their salary structure and raise the salary of their employees as part of the company's efforts for further business advancements. In a statement issued by STO today, they said that the new additions to their employee salaries
Maseeh meets Russian President Putin
    2 days 14 hours ago
Speaker of the Parliament, Abdulla Maseeh, currently attending the Inter Parliamentray Union (IPU) meeting in Russia has met with the Russian President, Vladmir Putin. It is unclear as to on which date that the Speaker met with the Russia President. In a tweet sent out last night, the Majority
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