Over MVR300,000 (US$19,455) has been donated in the first two days to the Gaza Fund set up by the religious conservative Adhaalath Party (AP) to provide financial assistance to Palestinians affected by the ongoing Israeli aggression.
New procedures meant that young people arrested by police would have their records cleared should their cases not be forwarded to the PG’s Office, Umar Naseer told MPs.
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.
The total number of crimes reported within the first six months of 2013 was 7746, while this year it has come down to 7292 cases.
“We cannot accept the overhauling of the academic calendar in the middle of the year,” said President of the Teacher’s Association Athif Abdul Hakeem. “There is no formula that will allow us to complete the syllabus on time now.”
Torture victims say they do not trust “a politicised and incompetent judiciary” to deliver justice while difficulties in substantiating claims of torture and a state tendency to protect the accused over the victim are said to have constrained efforts at justice.
Presenting her amendment to the Disability Act to the Majlis floor, MP Anara Naeem said persons with special needs deserved the same “care and protection” provided by the state to the elderly as the current administration has raised old age pensions to MVR5,000 a month.
Preparations for the month of prayer and fasting have included the the re-opening of the Al-Furqan mosque in addition to the provision of a temporary mosque in Maafannu and an extended fresh market.
With few being shocked by the recent disparities revealed in the UNDP’s Human Development Index report, what are the the prospects of regional development keeping pace with the capital?