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Posts From Ahmed Naish

‘Imperative’ for government to release prisoners: India

“In the spirit of democracy and rule of law, it is imperative for all organs of the Government of Maldives to respect and abide by the order of the apex court,” the external affairs ministry said Friday.

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Yameen cuts ribbons for new harbours on northern atolls tour

Addressing island communities on each stop, Yameen spoke of his economic development agenda, condemned alleged foreign interference in domestic politics and criticised the alliance between the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party and its former rivals.

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Gasim hopes for ‘national unity government’

The JP leader met former MDP chair Ali Waheed, former vice president Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, and JP deputy leader Ameen Ibrahim in Germany.

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Maldives and Malaysia sign cooperation pacts

The MoUs involve plans to establish a Maldives Cultural Centre in Malaysia and improve mutual cooperation in the fields of health, higher education, and fire fighting and rescue training.

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Chinese arrivals buck downward trend in November

The number of Chinese holidaymakers visiting the Maldives increased in November for the first time in three years.

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Loans and hospital blamed for depleted reserve

A 23 percent decrease in the usable reserves compared to June 2017 reflected “the increase in loan repayments and payments related to construction of the Dharumavantha Hospital,” the central bank explained. 

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Anas murder suspects plead not guilty

Five out of seven suspects standing trial for the murder of Mohamed Anas last July pleaded not guilty at the criminal court on Monday.

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Court orders military to reinstate sacked officer in 45 days

The civil court Thursday gave 45 days to the military to comply with a previous order to reinstate a senior officer who was unfairly dismissed after President Abdulla Yameen’s inauguration in November 2013.

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Heavy rain causes flooding on four islands

According to the police, flooding was reported on the islands of Maalhos in Baa atoll, Isdhoo in Laamu atoll, Villigili in Gaaf Alif atoll, and Gadhdhoo in Gaaf Dhaal atoll.

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Gasim reassures coalition partners after Umar Naseer causes rift

“Relations in the coalition that the JP joined to bring the Maldives to the path of reform will not be affected because a particular individual joined JP or due to a member’s different thinking on a particular issue,” Gasim tweeted.

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Opposition mounts legal challenge to suspension of councillors

The opposition has sought a court order to lift the suspension of three Gaaf Alif atoll councillors censured for meeting the Indian ambassador to the Maldives without approval from the government. 

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Maldives Investment Forum underway in Dubai

The fourth annual Maldives Investment Forum was inaugurated Monday morning by Vice President Abdulla Jihad and UAE Economic Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansoori.

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Maldives ‘committed’ to relationship with India

Foreign Minister Dr Mohamed Asim has hailed the strength of India-Maldives diplomatic ties, seeking to counter suggestions that the relationship is under strain due to growing Chinese influence.  

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Politics sour Ihavandhoo fishermen’s day celebrations

Ihavandhoo fishermen staged a demonstration Saturday night while an official ceremony was taking place on the northern island to mark Fishermen’s Day 2017.

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Namal Rajapaksa meets ambassador and tourism minister

Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer and Ambassador Mohamed Hussain Shareef have met with Sri Lankan opposition lawmaker Namal Rajapaksa.

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Colonel Nazim transferred to house arrest

Former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim was transferred to house arrest last Thursday with the prisons authority citing repairs in his unit at the high-security Maafushi jail.

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Bank of Maldives to host Asian banking conference

The Bank of Maldives will host a regional banking conference late next year with 80 leading institutions from 25 Asian countries due to take part. 

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