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  • Police Special Constabulary charged with security at Hulhumalé Hospital
  • 3G services must be available to all islands next year, says CAM
  • Government transfers paralysed Indian woman to Guraidhoo Special Needs Home
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Thousands rally against the Israeli offensive in Gaza

Rally organizers are planning more activities such as family fairs in support of Palestine. Meanwhile, MDP has condemned the Home Minister’s order to prosecute supporters of a Saturday rally to protest alleged government inaction on the issue.


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Housing Ministry to resume stalled Tata housing project

The government has agreed to give back the vacant ‘Naadhee’ plot in Malé to Tata and approve construction on the site.


Last of the Pakistani suspects in the 24 kg heroin bust deported thumbnail

Last of the Pakistani suspects in the 24 kg heroin bust deported

Citing insufficient evidence, the police have released the last two of the eleven Pakistani nationals arrested in the country’s largest drug haul. Four Maldivians and a Bangladeshi national remain in custody.


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Oversight committee rejects President Yameen’s nominees for Prosecutor General

President Yameen’s nephew Maumoon Hameed and Criminal Court Judge Muhthaz Muhsin failed to garner the required 75 percent at committee stage. The nominees will however be put to a vote on the full Majlis floor where the ruling party has a majority.


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JP to sue three MPs for switching parties

The former coalition partner has announced it will sue three MPs for crossing the floor to ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives. JP has claimed MPs were bribed and threatened.


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Public accounts committee approves reintroducing car allowance for ministers

President Abdulla Yameen has requested the reintroduction of a discontinued car allowance for cabinet ministers. The allowance previously comprised of MVR7,500 (US$486) monthly salary for drivers of ministers’ cars as well as an MVR1,000 (US$65) allowance for petrol cost


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Maldives to hold Free Palestine rally

Over 12,000 have pledged to attend a rally against the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza in Malé tonight.


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Auditor General questions valuation of assets of state-owned enterprises

The Auditor General’s Office has questioned the valuation of the assets of the Thilafushi Corporation Ltd (TCL) and State Electricity Company (STELCO) in audit reports of the state-owned enterprises for 2013. The audit office was also unable to determine “the physical existence” of a tug boat commissioned by the Maldives Ports Ltd (MPL) for MVR24 million.


Maldives acted under its own laws in Seleznyov expulsion, says US Embassy thumbnail

Maldives acted under its own laws in Seleznyov expulsion, says US Embassy

Seleznyov “was arrested following his expulsion from another country, acting under its own laws. He was advised of his rights and given consular notification,” the US Embassy in Colombo said today.


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