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STELCO arranges teachers for Care Society for one year
    56 minutes 55 seconds ago
State Electric Company (STELCO) has arranged the teachers needed by Care Society for one year. The agreement for the arrangement was signed today at a special ceremony held at STELCO. Managing Director of STELCO, Abdul Shukoor Sohil and the Executive Director of Care Society, Naushan Muhaimin
Trade permits of 200 travel agencies revoked
    2 hours 46 minutes ago
Ministry of Tourism has announced that trade permits issued to 200 travel agencies have been revoked over failure to submit annual report. Regulation makes it compulsory for travel agencies to turn in its annual reports without fail to Ministry of Tourism. It states that failure to comply
Income from import duty up by 25 percent in January
    2 hours 10 minutes ago
Maldives Customs Service statistics show income from import duty up by 25 percent in January compared to January, 2016. Statistics show Customs earned MVR 226 million from import duty and other fees last January, while it earned only MVR 181 million in January, 2016. Earnings from CIF (Cost,
Minister: Free trade agreement with China will be signed by June
    3 hours 30 minutes ago
Minister of Economic Development of Maldives, Mohamed Saeed has announced he was hopeful a free trade agreement between Maldives and China will be signed by June, this year. Minister Saeed made the remark this Monday while speaking to press after inauguration of World Trade organization’s
Saudi King to visit Maldives in March
    3 hours 50 minutes ago
Saudi Arabian government has announced King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is set to visit Maldives in March as part of his tour of the Asian region. Saudi government announced this Monday that during his tour, King Salman will visit Indonesia, Japan, China, Malaysia and Maldives. An official
President: Partnership with China of “high importance”
    5 hours 28 minutes ago
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has declared that the Maldivian government attached very high importance to its partnership with China. The remark was made during Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Kong Xuanyou’s courtesy call on President Yameen this Monday
Saudi King to “bestow aid” in his visit
    6 hours 46 minutes ago
The most persistent rumor following reports of Saudi Arabian King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s imminent visit to Maldives has been that the Saudi Arabian government planned on “purchasing” F. Atoll. No official comment regarding the allegation has been forthcoming from the Saudi embassy or
Civilian ordered to pay Colonel Nazim over MVR 2 million
    6 hours 26 minutes ago
Civil Court has ordered a private citizen to pay imprisoned former Minister of Defense, Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim MVR 2,380,000 he is indebted to Nazim for a loan. The order was issued is conclusion of a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Nazim. Hussein Hilmy from M. Vahaarihi in Male’
Shaheeg appointed to Civil Service Commission
    7 hours 15 minutes ago
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appointed Ibrahim Shaheeg from B. Goidhoo to Civil Service Commission. Shaheeg was sworn in as a member of CSC by Supreme Court judge, Judge Abdulla Areef, this Monday morning in a function held at President’s Office. He was handed over his letter
Umar: There needs to be a 3rd presidential contender
    8 hours 31 minutes ago
Former Minister of Home Affairs Umar Naseer has commented that there needed to a third contender participating in the presidential election in addition to presidential candidates by Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). In an interview in the VTV show “Fas
New Aasandha portal connects all health service centers
    17 hours 55 minutes ago
The National Social Health Insurance System, Aasandha, upgraded their service portal and introduced a new portal, Vinavi. The nationwide portal connecting all Aasandha service was inaugurated in the Alifu Dhaalu atoll at Mahibadhoo by the Health Minister, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim. While the
Sri Lankan drops price of Colombo-Addu to 305
    20 hours 56 minutes ago
Sri Lankan Airlines has dropped the ticket fare between Gan International Airport and Colombo to USD 305. The airline said that the drop in price is a permanent change for the UL flights between Gan and Colombo. The previous price of the fare for the flight was USD 355. While a return
Sun becomes media partner for Sounds of Maldives – Singapore
    20 hours 29 seconds ago
Sun Media has signed on as a media partner for the Sounds of Maldives organized by High Rise to showcase the Maldivian music artists and promote Maldivian tourism. At a special signing agreement held today at Sun Media, the agreement was signed between the Sales and Marketing Manager of High
Saudi embassy commends Nabeeh with USD 1,000
    1 days 49 minutes ago
Saudi Arabian embassy in Maldives has commended 14-year-old Al-Hafiz Ahmed Nabeeh with USD 1,000 for his efforts in successfully by hearting the book of Holy Quran within three months. Nabeeh had been trying to get enrolled in private Quran classes since the age of two years, but was rejected
MDP condemns Supreme Court penalty to Judge Mariyam
    1 days 1 hours ago
Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has expressed concern over Supreme Court order that Civil Court judge, Judge Mariyam Waheed will no longer have any jurisdiction to hear any case in any Maldivian court. In a statement issued by MDP this Sunday, the party said such an action had never been taken
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