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  • Elections Commission announces official results of Kolhufushi by-election
  • Government to freeze hiring in 2015
  • National University provides MVR2.7 million worth of research grants
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Maldives scores 10 in record-breaking victory

The Maldives national football team put ten past Sri Lanka in their first game in the 2013 South Asian Football Federation championship yesterday. Captain Ali Ashfaq scored six, becoming the competition’s all-time top goalscorer.


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Comment: A Jumhoree Maldives?

Azra Naseem visits the Jumhoree Coalition in an attempt to learn about the party’s election manifesto.


World champions and Maldivian locals shred ‘sultans’ during Four Seasons surfing competition thumbnail

World champions and Maldivian locals shred ‘sultans’ during Four Seasons surfing competition

“I could never do it on the world tour, I had to come to the Maldives and learn off these guys and as Kelly Slater said ‘I’m one of the best surfers but not a good competitor’ but that’s changing now,” said winner of the Four Seasons Surfing Champions competition Taylor Knox.


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Maldives to kick off SAFF championship

The Maldives national football team begins this year’s South Asian Football Federation championship this evening against Sri Lanka. Talismanic team captain Ali Ashfaq has urged fans to be the “12th player”.


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Australian surfers followed, photographed, questioned for hours by Maldives police

The surf tourists who arrived in the Maldives August 30 were wearing ‘Save Thamburudhoo’ t-shirts, in support of a locally led awareness campaign to prevent surf break privatisation.


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Customs staffs complain to ACC over unfair promotions

More than 200 staff working for the Maldives Customs Department have signed a petition submitted to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), alleging that employees had been promoted in violation of regulations.


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Maafushi Council chair arrested in connection with missing half-million rufiya

Police have arrested the chair of Maafushi island council in connection with the alleged theft of MVR 520,000 (US$33,722) from the council’s budget, which was found missing from a safe in the island council secretariat.


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Former President Nasheed performs live techno-rap debut at campaign concert

Former president Mohamed Nasheed performed live at a Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) music concert on Thursday (August 31) as certain supporters donned t-shirts proclaiming their presidential candidate an ‘Eco rock star’ ahead of his techno-pop-rap debut.


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Comment: Towards a free and peaceful poll

The elections-2013 may be an occasion for the nation’s uniformed services to redeem/reiterate their commitment to the national cause, fair-play and non-partisanship while various stake-holders are holding other institutions responsible for degradation, if not outright decay. That such fair-play should be confined to the discharging of their duties under the Constitution is what it is all about.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories