News & current affairs

All Tata flats put up for sale have been sold-off
    54 minutes 15 seconds ago
All the apartments put up for sale from the housing complexes constructed by Indian company, Tata, at the Gaakoshi site and former Arabiyya School site in Male’ City have now been sold-off, says Housing Development Corporation (HDC). HDC has issued a statement, instructing the new apartment
MP Hussain Ali served summons by police
    1 hours 7 minutes ago
Maldives Police Service has served B. Kendhoo MP Ali Hussain summons asking that he present himself at the police headquarters this Sunday night. Ali Hussain was served the summons before he was released from police custody, following his arrest from the opposition’s demonstration in Male’
Robbers break into A. Dh. Omadhoo Council headquarters
    2 hours 52 minutes ago
A. Dh. Omadhoo Council headquarters has been broken into in a robbery. Vice President of Omadhoo Council, Ali Fikury said staff at the headquarters noticed the robbery last Saturday. “The office was closed on Thursday. The office wouldn’t be opened during the weekend, right? But a staff
MP Ali Hussain released from custody
    2 hours 6 minutes ago
B. Kendhoo MP Ali Hussain, who was arrested during the opposition’s demonstration in Male’ City last Saturday night, has been released from police custody. Ali Hussain was arrested by the police from near the Chaandhanee Magu-Majeedhee Magu junction, as the opposition’s demonstration drew
Rathafandhoo suffers extensive damage due to torrential rain
    21 hours 17 minutes ago
G. Dh. Rathafandhoo has suffered extensive damage due to torrential rain affecting the southern part of Maldives. President of Rathafandhoo Council, Hunaif Aslam reported to “Sun” that it rained heavily over the island from 1:30 am to 10 am this Saturday. He said households and office
Police: Some reporters acted like protesters
    22 hours 31 minutes ago
Some of the reporters who covered the opposition’s demonstration in Male’ City last Friday behaved like the protesters themselves, says Maldives Police Service. In a press statement this Saturday, Maldives Police Service said it has noticed some of the reporters who covered the demonstration
UN agrees to mediate talks between Maldivian government, opposition
    24 hours 59 minutes ago
United Nations has made the decision to mediate talks between the Maldivian government and opposition political parties in order to resolve political conflicts. The Maldivian government invited political parties in the country to resume all-party talks amid the current political turmoil. And the
India: Will monitor government actions after state of emergency ends
    2 days 14 hours ago
The Indian government has said that they are waiting to see how the Maldivian government's actions are set after the state of emergency in the country ends. Maldivian government declared a 15-day state of emergency which would end on 20 February 2018. Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry for
Saudi promises loan to develop airport despite political unrest
    2 days 16 hours ago
Despite the political unrest in the Maldives following the Supreme Court ruling on 1 February 2018, Saudi Arabia has said that they would move forward with the loan to develop Velana International Airport. A statement issued today by the Saudi Embassy in the Maldives said that they have decided
Police in riot gear working to disperse the rally
    2 days 19 hours ago
Police officers in riot gear has been mobilized to disperse the ongoing opposition rally calling to implement the Supreme Court ruling on 1 February 2018. People are being arrested as the police are focusing their efforts in front of the MDP campaign hall. At the press conference held
Massive damage to Reethi Beach boat in fire
    2 days 22 hours ago
A fire incident on a boat owned by Reethi Beach Resort has caused massive damages to the vessel according to MNDF. MNDF Spokesperson, Captain Ibrahim Azim, said that their Fire and Rescue team was mobilized in the area after a fire on board the Reethi Beach vessel six miles out of Coco Bodu
Man stabbed in Male' City
    2 days 4 hours ago
A man has been stabbed in Male' City in the early hours of this morning. Sources have told Sun Media that the attack took place near the PK pitch near the Henveiru Chai Time between 3 - 3:30 p.m. A witness to the incident said that the victim in the attack ran to the Slender Mart shop
President: Indian army will not come to Maldives
    3 days 13 hours ago
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that the Indian military is not going to come to the Maldives. Speaking at the PPM event: Youth Nation, tonight, Preisdent Yameen said that the Maldives is, in all meanings of the word, a paradise on earth. But there is a group of people who want
Foundation concrete work of King Salman Mosque has begun
    3 days 13 hours ago
The concrete work of the foundation for the King Salman Mosque, being built in the Maldives under free-aid from Saudi Arabia, has begun. Housing Minister, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu sent out a tweet today saying that the concrete work of King Salman Mosque, a symbol of the strong bond between the
Maumoon transfered to Dhoonidhoo again
    3 days 15 hours ago
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was arrested under the suspicion of offering bribes and conspiracy to over throw thr government, has been transferred from Maafushi Jail to Dhoonidhoo detention center. On 5 February, former President Maumoon was arrested at his residence, Maafannu