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Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides
    4 hours 9 minutes ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week's mudslides "are getting smaller every day," as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost. Burials and rescue efforts
Water enters water into houses in Milandhoo flood
    8 hours 33 minutes ago
Torrential rains in Shaviyani atoll Milandhoo has caused a flood on the island. President of the Milandhoo Island Council, Ahmed Shiyam told Sun Media that the rains started early last night and has continued through out the day flooding the island and the water entering some houses. Shiyam
Electronics destroyed due to powerful current from Vilingili powerhouse
    10 hours 26 minutes ago
Electronics at some of the houses at Gaafu Alifu Villingili has been destroyed due to a powerful current from the FENAKA powerhouse on the island. President of the Vilingili Island Council, Mohamed Mustafa told Sun Media yesterday that the incident occurred while FENAKA was working to improve
Multigrade Teaching introduced to schools with few children
    14 hours 43 minutes ago
Multigrade Teaching where teachers have to teach many grades all at the same time, has been introduced nation-wide. The teaching system was introduced by the Education Ministry, Dr. Aishath Shiham at a special ceremony held at the Vaavu atoll Education Center. Multigrade Teaching system was
Minor and adult arrested in relation to murder of Anas
    1 days 3 hours ago
Maldives Police Service has arrested a minor and an adult in connection to the murder of Mohamed Anas, 25, from Raa atoll Meedhoo who was murdered inside the Litus Garage. Police media official said that with a court order this afternoon, they arrested a boy under the age of 18 along with
PPM to host national-level sports competitions
    1 days 9 hours ago
PPM has announced that they are going to host a national volleyball tournament for women and a futsal tournament for men. Speaking at press conference at the PPM Office today, Deputy Leader of the party, Abdul Raheem Abdulla said that the tournaments will be held as "Y18 Sports Fiesta". He
Lawyer Wadde released
    1 days 10 hours ago
MP for Thulusdhoo constituency, Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim, popularly known as Lawyer Wadde, has been released from police custody. Wadde was arrested with a court order on the night of 24 July 2017. He was arrested for his involvement in breaching the police line and forcing into the parliament.
Adheeb requests to change judge in his case
    1 days 11 hours ago
Former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Gafoor has requested to change the judge presiding over in the abuse of authority case. The preliminary hearing of the eight charges of in the abuse authority case against the former Vice President was held today. The judge presiding over the case is the
Contracts awarded for Kaadhidhoo sea wall and Fonadhoo harbor projects
    2 days 13 hours ago
Housing Ministry has signed with Senok Trade Combine Ltd for the Kaafu atoll Kaashidhoo sea wall project and the Laamu atoll Fonadhoo harbor project. Senok is a company that have goinging harbor projects in the Maldives. At a special ceremony held at the Housing Ministry today, the two
Foreign Minister: China is a trusted development partner
    2 days 16 hours ago
China is a trusted development partner among countries the Maldives has diplomatic relations with, says Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Asim. Asim made the comment during the farewell of Chinese Ambassador to Maldives, Wang Fukang, held last Wednesday night. Speaking
Secretary General of JP, Sameer arrested
    1 days 4 hours ago
Secretary General of Jumhooree Party, Ahmed Sameer has been arrested at a opposition rally held at Maafannu Kunooz tonight. Sameer was arrested as he was giving an interview to Raajje TV, for disobeying orders from the police to leave the area and disperse. Officers of SO took in Sameer
Maritime Academy from MAM Business School, courses open
    2 days 16 hours ago
MAM Business School has opened their first Maritime Academy and opened applications for courses. Courses set to begin at the Maritime Academy include Certificate lvl 3 and Diploma courses along with special courses for employed students who wish to study part-time. Those courses include Project
SATA: Videography to Visual Beams, Photography to Digital Studio
    2 days 6 hours ago
Naan Pvt. Ltd.'s Visual Beams has been appointed as the videography partner of the South Asia Travel Awards (SATA), the regional toursim award show organized by High Rise. At a special ceremony held at Champaa Central Hotel today, the partnership agreement was signed by the Vice President of
Over a kilo of drugs seized from a shop <br />
    2 days 7 hours ago
Over a kilo of drugs seized from a shop Maldives Police Service has seized over a kilogram of drugs from a shop in Malé City. Police seized drugs suspected of cannabis stored in 29 film canisters and a large plastic packet. Two foreigners were arrested in relation to the drugs. A
Police issues alert to find three people related to three cases
    2 days 8 hours ago
Maldives Police Service has issued an alert to find three people in relation to three cases being investigated by the General Investigation Department. In a statement issued by the statement today, Police said said that they are looking for Ibrahim Niyaz, 32, from Kaafu atoll Kaashidhoo,
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