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MDP MP calls for investigation into allocation of 50 Hulhumale’ flats to MNDF officers

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If the government decides to give flats to MNDF today, he warned in future that more flats would have to be awarded to police and customs officers, as well as other independent institutions, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP Ibrahim Rasheed has contended.


Police launch street and sea clampdown over fears of pre-CNI unrest

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Police announce additional security operations in order to “not give any opportunity to create unrest”. The move, which will include extra traffic check points and enhanced searches of arriving vessels, comes as tension continues to rise ahead of the release of the CNI’s report.


Nasheed “highest authority liable” for Judge Abdulla detention: HRCM

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The HRCM’s report concluded its findings proved Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed was not a threat to national security on the grounds that no meeting of the National Security Council was held at the time.


Male’ festival aims to clear HIV “misconceptions” among migrant population

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According to organisers, the aim for the event is to promote HIV/AIDS awareness amongst the rapidly increasing migrant population in the Maldives – identified as one of the most vulnerable groups to contract the deadly virus.


Mother of abandoned guest house baby a 13 year-old minor, police confirm

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The manager of a guest house in Male’ has discovered a six month old baby left alone in one of the property’s rooms on Monday (August 20), prompting a police investigation that today revealed the child’s mother to be a 13 year-old minor.


Over 60 resort workers on Randheli island rushed to hospital with severe food poisoning

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Over 60 people working on construction of a resort on Randheli island have been rushed to hospital today after suffering from severe food poisoning. A hospital source said the resort workers were now in stable condition, but were being kept under observation.


Website aims to connect blood donors and thalassamia patients with SMS registraton

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According to the developers of “Blood Donor Online Database”, the website will ease the burden of Thalassamia patients and their families by quickly helping find willing blood donors.


MNDF training island of Thanburudhoo to be developed as resort

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Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has confirmed plans to develop a tourist resort on the island of Thanburudhoo, currently being used by the military for training and recreational purposes, however the plans have raised concerns among local surfers.


Police arrest 37 year-old man on suspicion of raping two teenage girls

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A 37 year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping two teenage girls after forcing them to drink alcohol.




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