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Speaker Shahid to boycott JSC meetings should Fahmy participate thumbnail

Speaker Shahid to boycott JSC meetings should Fahmy participate

The parliament has meantime opened the opportunity for interested candidates to apply for the “vacant” position of CSC President.


President Waheed ignored advice on GMR termination, PPM alleges thumbnail

President Waheed ignored advice on GMR termination, PPM alleges

The PPM’s recent criticism of President Waheed’s handling of the GMR dispute was slammed as being “contradictory” by government coalition partner the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP).


Cancelled agreement to develop IGMH cost US$150,000, reveals audit thumbnail

Cancelled agreement to develop IGMH cost US$150,000, reveals audit

The 2010 audit report of the finance ministry flagged an advance payment of US$ 150,000 from the ministry’s special budget to Apollo Hospitals as 20 percent of a transition management fee under the “management and development agreement” (MDA) signed on January 23, 2010.


President Waheed pledges housing policy as part of election campaign thumbnail

President Waheed pledges housing policy as part of election campaign

President Mohamed Waheed Hassan has pledged to establish a housing policy for the people of Male’ as part of his bid to secure re-election in the upcoming presidential elections.


Eight new seats to be added to parliament for next general election: Elections Commission thumbnail

Eight new seats to be added to parliament for next general election: Elections Commission

Elections Commission (EC) President Fuad Thaufeeg has said parliament will be increased by an additional eight constituencies for the next election.


No intention to transfer assets to MIAL: MACL to Axis Bank thumbnail

No intention to transfer assets to MIAL: MACL to Axis Bank

“You have tried to assert that your claim of US$163,596,347.78 remains unsatisfied. We had in our previous correspondence to you made it clear that you do not have a valid claim against MACL,” wrote MACL’s MD to Axis Bank’s CEO on April 24.


Raajje TV alleges Maldives Broadcasting Commission warning “biased” thumbnail

Raajje TV alleges Maldives Broadcasting Commission warning “biased”

MBC investigated a complaint that Raajje TV “broadcast false information” when its news-ticker displayed information that the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) had called on its members to slaughter Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) members, Sun Online reported.


PPM will address Maldives’ strained relationship with India: Gayoom thumbnail

PPM will address Maldives’ strained relationship with India: Gayoom

“[The cancellation of the GMR deal] was a very populist move at the time as the public had a perception that the contract was bad for the country. The way it was handled was not good. I am sad that this has somehow affected our bilateral relations. We want to overcome that and restore our relationship with India to its former level,” Gayoom told Indian media.


“They do not care”: Maldives outsources climate change pavilion at international art show thumbnail

“They do not care”: Maldives outsources climate change pavilion at international art show

Some of the Maldives pavilion curators have accused Waheed’s government of having no interest in the arts, the pavilion exhibitions, or climate change. “They did not care. They did not mind. They don’t believe in the power of art to affect anything anyway,” associate curator Maren Richter told the Inter Press Service.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories