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Posts From Saya Ahmed

Gasim’s Villa Group scores Supreme Court win

The ruling could lead to the unfreezing of Villa’s assets and accounts and is some good news for the group, which has experienced several setbacks in recent years.

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Jumayyil charged with porn possession

Jumayyil is the son of veteran actor Ahmed Nimal and made his film debut with Aniyaa, which was produced by his father.

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State unable to identify target location of alleged planned suicide attack

Ishag Ali and Hussein Afeef, believed to be linked with the Islamic State group operating out of Syria and Iraq, were charged in November for planning and attempting to take part in a suicide attack.

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Councillors suspended for condemning police brutality

Villingili island councillors condemned the alleged assault of a Raajje TV journalist. They have been suspended without pay for one month.

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HRCM to probe forced head shaving allegations

Lawyers learned of the forced head shaving when the eight former Special Ops officers were summoned for a remand hearing.

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Electoral body guarantees smooth presidential poll

The head of the electoral body said there was nothing to indicate that the election might get delayed, adding the Elections Commission would become more involved in supervising political party activity such as primaries, meetings and membership.

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Rilwan hearing cancelled after state fails to produce witnesses

Two suspects are charged in connection with the abduction three years ago. Both were present in court Sunday.

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High and dry: fishermen queue to weigh their catch

Boats which had queued on Sunday evening were still in line at dawn on Monday, with ten boats waiting to weigh their haul from the previous day.

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Constable died from brain infection

A hospital official said the 25-year-old constable had a very high fever when he was brought in.

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NGO criticises government reclamation project

Ecocare Maldives says the environmental impact assessment was done in 2011 and is outdated.

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Big changes ahead for legal sector, says AG

In the Maldives anyone with a law degree can become a licensed legal practitioner, but the attorney general said this would no longer be the case.

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Cargo clearance fees capped after port workers strike

Despite threats, dockworkers at the Malé commercial harbour continued to charge higher fees to clear out cargo at night after a ban on day-time delivery of goods came into force this week.

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Jailed ex-vice president ordered to pay US$5m

Adeeb was ordered to pay MVR74 million (US$4.7 million) as compensation for losses incurred in the leasing of the Nasandhuraa Palace Hotel in Malé.

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Studio rape trial begins

The closed-door trial of a 34-year old man who has been under arrest since January on rape charges began at the criminal court on Monday.

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Strikes and hikes as porters down tools

Porters are angry about new rules that ban transporting and unloading merchandise from warehouses and shops during the day in Malé.

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Malé makeover modelled on Tokyo

Plans to redevelop Malé City by vacating five slum-like neighbourhoods are based on the model of Tokyo, Housing Minister Dr Mohamed Muizz said Friday night.

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Sangu TV slapped with MVR100,000 defamation fine

MP Musthafa defamed President Yameen when he said the present administration has “introduced nothing but theft to the country”, the Maldives Broadcasting Commission concluded following an inquiry.

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