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  • Archaeological team from India concludes survey in Maldives
  • Verdict in Afrasheem murder trial due on September 7
  • Police seize alcohol from residence in Malé
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Row escalates over FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights

Cable TV service provider Medianet is suing the Maldives Broadcasting Commission after the body ordered the company to halt airing FIFA World Cup matches on any channels except state broadcaster Television Maldives and private broadcaster Villa TV.


PPM secures 43-seat parliament majority with signing of JP MP Muhamma thumbnail

PPM secures 43-seat parliament majority with signing of JP MP Muhamma

The MP for Ihavandhoo, Mohamed Abdulla handed over his membership form to President Abdulla Yameen last night, becoming the tenth MP to switch allegiance to the ruling party since parliamentary polls in March.


Seleznyov ‘expelled’ on Interpol red notice, says Home Ministry thumbnail

Seleznyov ‘expelled’ on Interpol red notice, says Home Ministry

Russian national Roman Seleznyov was expelled from the Maldives in response to an Interpol red notice, says Home Ministry. The opposition MDP has urged due process in repatriation processes.


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Government proposes scrapping punishment for evading mandatory national service

The government has proposed scrapping a provision in a 1976 law that allows the president to banish or place under house arrest persons for evading mandatory national service after completing state-funded training or higher education.


Government lacks vision or policy for fisheries, says MDP thumbnail

Government lacks vision or policy for fisheries, says MDP

The government lacks any policy or vision for the fisheries sector, the MDP has said, claiming the fisheries sector has been in decline since the party’s ouster in 2012.


Russia slams Maldives after US detain Russian at Malé international airport thumbnail

Russia slams Maldives after US detain Russian at Malé international airport

“The stance of Maldives’ authorities cannot be but outraging, since despite the existing international legislation norms they allowed another country’s special service to kidnap a Russian citizen and take him out of the country,” diplomats told the Russian media.


Finance Committee approves reallocating southern flats to Hulhumalé thumbnail

Finance Committee approves reallocating southern flats to Hulhumalé

The proposal from President Abdulla Yameen to build 704 flats intended for the southern atolls in the capital has been approved after the Housing Ministry made a ‘housing needs assessment’ of the current government project.


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Majlis disrupted over Tourism Ministry corruption allegations

In a followup question to Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb, MP Azim asked whether corruption at the ministry was stalling mid-market tourism development in Addu City, prompting outrage from pro-government MPs which eventually forced the speaker to adjourn proceedings.


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Candidates threaten boycott after judicial interference in JSC lawyer election

Four of the five lawyers competing in an upcoming poll to elect a lawyer to the JSC have expressed concern over reports of the judiciary attempting to violate secrecy of the vote and have threatened a boycott on further judicial interference.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories