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MPs’ alcohol trial cancelled as Jabir remains in hospital thumbnail

MPs’ alcohol trial cancelled as Jabir remains in hospital

The Criminal Court has today cancelled an alcohol possession hearing against MPs Abdulla Jabir and Hamid Abdul Ghafoor as Jabir remains in hospital for respiratory issues.


High Court to open on Friday to receive election-related cases thumbnail

High Court to open on Friday to receive election-related cases

The court’s registration department will be opened on Friday night to register cases concerning the parliament elections as the laws oblige the court to conclude cases concerning elections within 30 days of the official announcement of results.


Arbitration proceedings in GMR case to begin within the week thumbnail

Arbitration proceedings in GMR case to begin within the week

Officials at the Attorney General’s Office told Minivan News that, while they could not confirm the precise dates, representatives of the office working on the case are currently in Singapore.


Candidates for Villingili and Mahibadhoo constituency seek to invalidate elections thumbnail

Candidates for Villingili and Mahibadhoo constituency seek to invalidate elections

With unsuccessful candidates from Gaafu Alifu and Alifu Dhaalu atoll constituencies filing cases today, the High Court has now accepted cases concerning eight of the 85 parliamentary elections.


Bar Association calls for Ali Hameed suspension thumbnail

Bar Association calls for Ali Hameed suspension

“Given the serious nature of the allegations against Ali Hameed, that the judge continues to hold trial contravenes norms of justice, conduct of judges, and established norms by which free and democratic societies deal with cases of this nature,” the Bar Association has said.


Comment: Putting democracy on a firm footing thumbnail

Comment: Putting democracy on a firm footing

“The Maldives has to open a new page in democracy, and the initiative for the same rests mainly – though not solely – with President Yameen and his ruling coalition,” writes N SathiyaMoorthy.


Masked men break into school to cut down cursed ‘Jinn tree’ thumbnail

Masked men break into school to cut down cursed ‘Jinn tree’

After threatening the security guard with a knife, a group of men cut down a tree believed by many islanders to have been the cause of the possession of a number of children in recent months.


Government warns of dengue and scrub typhus risk on World Health Day thumbnail

Government warns of dengue and scrub typhus risk on World Health Day

“I am deeply saddened to note that individual level action to control diseases spread by small insects is not being taken. The result is the increase in dangerous diseases such as dengue and scrub typhus and deaths,” said Health Minister Dr Mariyam Shakeela.


Comment: The enigma of the Adhaalath Party and their radical politics thumbnail

Comment: The enigma of the Adhaalath Party and their radical politics

“The educated elite behind the AP want a reform, but regaining public trust is an issue they must overcome,” writes Ahmed R. Shareef.


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