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Social media a ‘threat to national security’

Extremist content is still available online despite government pledges to stamp it out.

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Social media accounts requested in driving licence scheme

Pictures of the application form appeared online and showed that authorities were requesting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram details.

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First fatality in influenza outbreak

The ADK hospital has opened a special flu clinic to cope with the surge in patients seeking treatment.

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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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Nation mourns passing of ex-Islamic minister Dr Majeed

The 55-year-old religious scholar was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Colombo when he passed away Tuesday afternoon. He was hospitalised last Friday after suffering a stroke. 

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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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HPA advises precautions amid increase of dengue and flu

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has asked people to take precautions as dengue, the flu, viral fever, and influenza increase across the country.

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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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Daytime garbage collection shift added after complaints

The state waste management company increased collection hours after complaints of garbage piling up on the streets of Malé.

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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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Viral vlogger filming in Maldives

Nuseir ‘Nas’ Yassin, a Palestinian-Israeli famous for his one-minute video clips, will be meeting local fans Friday evening at the Republic Square in Malé.

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Anti-drugs NGO launches hotline

Journey offers assistance with rehabilitation and house calls to parents or spouses with loved ones struggling with addiction.

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Maldives welcomes first day of Ramadan

Maldivians traditionally prepare for Ramadan by refurbishing and cleaning homes and organising pre-Ramadan meals called maahefun for relatives, friends, and work colleagues.

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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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Indian navy vessel in joint patrol of Maldivian waters

Indian media speculated that the joint exercise signals a thaw in bilateral relations, which was strained after a state of emergency was declared in February.

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Farce and furious: housing project event slides into chaos

Hiyaa, meaning shelter, was launched with fireworks at a groundbreaking ceremony last November. It involves the construction of 36 towers with apartments to house 80,000 people.

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