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Ex-chief prosecutor back in jail after hospital stay

Former Prosecutor General Muhthaz Muhsin was taken back to the high-security Maafushi prison Tuesday after a week’s stay at the ADK hospital in Malé.

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Education ministry begins handing out 71,000 tablets

Education Minister Dr Aishath Shiham handed out the Huawei devices to Iskandhar School teachers at a ceremony Monday. The ministry plans to cover all schools in the capital this week and start distributing in atolls next week.

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Travel blogger blocks page in Maldives after backlash

Nas Daily made his page inaccessible in the Maldives out of fear for the safety of a local girl in his latest video who expressed her wish to take off the hijab.

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Nostalgic relief as beloved religious TV series returns

An Egyptian series about the lives of the prophets from Abraham to Mohamed aired daily on Television Maldives every Ramadan but was expected to be discontinued this year.

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Top opposition lawyer summoned for court inquiry

Hisaan Hussain was summoned for an inquiry launched into comments she made to the press following the conviction of the country’s highest-ranking judges last week.

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First lady’s charity distributes dates for Ramadan

Sadaqat Foundation staff and ruling party lawmakers were handing out dates in Malé’s streets and near ferry terminals on Saturday

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Missing peacock returned to owner

A pet peacock that went missing in Malé has been returned to its owners by the police after three days of reported sightings by Maldivian social media users.  Photos of

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President mocks jailed rivals, promises ‘surprise’ manifesto

President Abdulla Yameen on Friday launched a series of attacks against his jailed and exiled rivals at a ruling party rally in Malé’s carnival area.

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Nasheed calls for freedom to have fun

Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed recorded a message on SoundCloud that was similar to one issued last month, when he called on people to “make pain your passion.”

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#SorryNotSorry: Court throws out Sangu TV apology case

Sangu TV was fined MVR100,000 (US$6,500) for airing remarks by an opposition MP last December.

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Atoll healthcare a government priority, says minister

Minister Abdulla Nazim said healthcare spending had increased 130 percent since President Abdulla Yameen came to power.

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‘State of necessity’ invoked to pass laws without constitutional quorum

The Attorney General’s office asked the Supreme Court to rule that parliament can pass laws without a constitutional quorum when lawmakers boycott votes.

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Indian murder suspect living under alias arrested in Addu

An Indian man who confessed to murdering a 31-year-old woman in Bangalore 12 years ago has been arrested while living under an assumed name in the Maldives.

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NGO boss questioned over ‘anti-Islamic’ tweet

Shahindha Ismail is accused of disrupting religious unity for saying that Allah allowed for other religions, which came in response to vows in a speech by President Abdulla Yameen to ensure that Islam remains the only religion permitted in the Maldives.

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Cheers and jeers as lawmaker freed

There are concerns about the drain on police resources since a state of emergency was declared.

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Arson and death threats ahead of UN visit

Ruling party and opposition supporters blamed each other for the fire.

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Maldives state of emergency lifted

The 45-day emergency rule was ended effective Thursday noon despite “a diminished threat to national security, because the nation can now continue without further losses incurred, and upon the advice of the security services and in an effort to promote normalcy.”

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