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Committee passes budget, recommends constitutional amendment to reduce independent commissions thumbnail

Committee passes budget, recommends constitutional amendment to reduce independent commissions

The people’s budget committee has today passed the MVR24.3 billion state budget without changes, with PPM MP Riyaz Rasheed calling for reductions to the state’s independent institutions as well as the number of local councilors.

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  • Emirates to add third daily flight from Malé
  • President Yameen meets with Indian and Pakistani prime minsters
  • Police discover buried bones at Henveiru Adi Park
  • 16-year-old boys dies after fall from building
Thulusdhoo murder suspect sentenced to death thumbnail Thulusdhoo murder suspect sentenced to death

The Criminal Court said Mohamed Niyaz was proven guilty of murdering Ali Shiham based on his confession to investigators and his refusal to defend himself from evidence provided by prosecutors.

Fully solar powered Maldives resort sets new standard in green tourism thumbnail Fully solar powered Maldives resort sets new standard in green tourism

Gasfinolhu, with over 6000 square meters of solar panels shading walkways and covering rooftops, is the first 100 percent solar-powered luxury resort in the world.

Malé City Council close to shut-down after police confiscate documents and server system thumbnail Malé City Council close to shut-down after police confiscate documents and server system

Police searched and confiscated the council’s office last night after a obtaining a search warrant regarding a corruption case against council staff members.

President Yameen calls on SAARC to make its voice heard thumbnail President Yameen calls on SAARC to make its voice heard

“As a region, SAARC has the right, and surely has the might, to make it one of the most powerful regions in the world. Yet we continue to be led, rather than lead,” Yameen told the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.

One-third of first graders have oral health problems, finds Ministry of Education thumbnail One-third of first graders have oral health problems, finds Ministry of Education

The screening – which saw the participation of 6,331 students currently attending Grade 1 – concluded that 1,650 students have had extensive oral and dental problems.

  • PLA Special Forces: @MissIndia Information we’ve received by advanced interrogation of captured POWs indicates that the Ministry of Islamic Affairs is used as a...
  • PLA: @BitterTruth: ….you may be onto something there.
  • Undercover: @Naeem: It’s very simple; they can’t go back to the 90′s spree of open theft from the people with independent commissions able to track...
  • Naeem: After amending the constitution parliament was establishing independent Commissions. Now they are going to reduce it. Have they incorporated any research to...
  • Ali Rameez: I am in awe by the extent of hypocrisy in this town. Murder=death penalty, but too afraid to execute. Unmarried pregnancy=skin the girl alive, and let the...
  • Don Pedro: Chemical food composition, artificial sugar and juice and coca cola, many chocolates and sweets from artificial ingredients this is the problem.
  • You are right: @MissIndia New Delhi is so right, as always The mighty India cannot do anything but just stick with small timers like Afganistan, Bhutan Maldives Shows...
  • A Maldivian: Farsighted thinking! Of course some people may think the guy is going crazy! But the fact is the world can be made a much better place with more people...

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