News & current affairs

Life imprisonment to man who smuggled heroin into Thinadhoo
    3 hours 17 minutes ago
Man who smuggled in narcotics into G. Dh. Thinadhoo has been sentenced to life imprisonment and fined MVR 100,000. Shamaail Afeef from Roamaruge in G. Dh. Thinadhoo was given life imprisonment after he was found guilty of smuggling narcotics into Thinadhoo on board the boat “Havaru Boat” at
Alleged rapist in Vilimale’ 2012 rape case walks free
    4 hours 35 minutes ago
Mohamed Abdul Shukoor from G. Redcoral in Male’ City – charged by State of raping a 16-year-old girl in Vilimale’ in 2012 – has walked free after Criminal Court ruled there wasn’t sufficient evidence to convict him. The girl was raped on December 29, 2012. She told the police she
Man in possession of heroin sentenced to life imprisonment
    4 hours 50 minutes ago
Wisham Mohamed from H. Filmy Site in Male’ City has been sentenced to life imprisonment and fined with MVR 100,000 after being found guilty of possession of narcotics. Wisham arrested with the narcotics from harbor area at 10:10 pm on July 20, 2013. Criminal Court ruled that witness
BML issues warning over bogus emails to customers
    6 hours 8 minutes ago
Bank of Maldives (BML) has issued a warning over bogus emails impersonating the bank which are being sent to its internet banking customers. BML wrote on its official Twitter account this Thursday that some of its customers had been receiving emails impersonating the bank, asking them to update
World Bank: Tourism to pick up, economic growth of 4.3 percent expected
    6 hours 24 minutes ago
World Bank estimates the tourism industry of Maldives will pick up, fueling economic growth of an average 3.4 percent over the next three years. Economic Prospectus Report released by world Bank shows Maldivian economy grew by 3.5 percent in 2016 due to growth of construction industry and
Application for Hulhumeedhoo flats re-opened, regulation amended
    7 hours 9 minutes ago
Application for the 48 State housing units in Hulhumeedhoo, Addu City has been re-opened after amendments to regulation on flat issuance. Application for the 48 housing units was originally opened on May 31, 2016, but a sufficient number of people failed to apply. Ministry of Housing and
Lawyer: Seyfert conned by business partners, passport stolen
    8 hours 51 minutes ago
Ali Azim, who worked as a lawyer for American citizen John Seyfert – scheduled to be deported by Maldives Immigration over lack of documentation – claims Seyfert was conned out of his money by a group of Maldivians who also stole his passport. John Seyfert, 76, is one of the four people
American arrested from Hulhumale' to be deported
    9 hours 5 minutes ago
Maldives Immigration reports the four undocumented foreigners arrested in its operation in Hulhumale’ on January 16 are to be deported. Maldives Immigration in its operation in Hulhumale’ on January 16 checked 10 foreigners for papers, and arrested four people among them who did not have
Sudan pledges assistance to Maldivian Council of Fatwa
    10 hours 34 minutes ago
Islamic Fiqh Council of Sudan has pledged assistance to the Supreme Council of Fatwa of Maldives. The delegation from Islamic Fiqh Council of Sudan visiting Maldives upon invitation of Ministry of Islamic Affairs of Maldives met with Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Ziyad Bagir last Wednesday,
Two men sentenced to ten years for smuggling a kilo of drugs
    20 hours 54 minutes ago
Two men who smuggled a kilo of drugs to the Maldives has been sentenced to ten years in prison along with a fine of MVR 5,000. The verdict was passed against Safaa Ahmed (Gaafu Dhaalu Rathafandhoo) and Abdulla Shuaib (Malé). Criminal Court passed the verdict on Sunday saying that witness
Man in serious condition after motorcycle collision in Villingli
    21 hours 46 minutes ago
A man injured in a traffic collision in Gaafu Alifu Villingili has been set for transport to Malé due to the seriousness of his injuries. Manager of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll Hospital in Villingili, Shafiz oosa told Sun Media tonight that four people were injured in the motorcycle collision today
Kaadehdhoo airport taken under government, Maamigili airport to become domestic
    1 days 41 minutes ago
The state has taken the Gaafu Dhaalu Kaadehdhoo airport run by Villa air ad converted the Maamiligi international airport to a domestic airport. Director General of Regional Airports, Sami Ageel told Sun Media today that the operations of Kaadehdhoo airport was given to Villa Air to operate
STO Home Improvement begins Kick-Off Sale
    1 days 2 hours ago
STO Home Improvement has started a new year promotion sale by the name of Kick-Off Sale. The promotion to be held from 18 January to 18 February 2017 would offer special discounts on all the products. And so every sale over MVR 500 would win a prize. Product demos would be ongoing during
MNU to introduced online payment options for courses
    1 days 3 hours ago
Vice Chancellor of the Maldives National University (MNU), Ali Favaz has said that they are working to establish an online payment option for their students to pay their course fees. Speaking at the ceremony today to appoint the Managers to the Gaafu Dhaalu Thinadhoo and Haa Dhaalu
Kinbidhoo man ordered to repay debt to MP Abdulla Riyaz
    1 days 4 hours ago
Civil Court has ordered a man from Th. Kinbidhoo to repay a loan given to him by former Commissioner of Police, Kinbidhoo MP Abdulla Riyaz. MP Abdulla Riyaz sued Hussain Shareef from Nooraaneege in Th. Kinbidhoo claiming he owed the lawmaker MVR 130,500. Civil Court issued its ruling on