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Media admonished in ‘fake news’ Friday sermon

The Islamic ministry chose the topic after lodging complaints against media outlets that exposed a four-month delay in handing over MVR18 million (US$1 million) raised for Rohingya Muslim refugees last year.

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Police dismantles Ihavandhoo opposition hut

Ihavandhoo island council president Mohamed Rasheed, who live-streamed the police team in action, suggested the authorities were vexed because people were gathering there to watch the opposition-aligned Raajje TV.  

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Military to get 300 flats from housing project

A fast-tracked process through the Housing Ministry will ensure the flats are handed over swiftly, the defence minister said.

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Elections chief embarks on media charm offensive

The elections chief has insisted he can be non-partisan, despite a political background as a loyalist of President Abdulla Yameen.

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Media regulator seeks to change editor rules

A Home Ministry regulation gazetted in January imposes new criteria that editors at registered media outlets have to meet.

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Pro-government journalist gets green light to join Broadcom

The seven-member MBC is an independent body, but has been criticised for favouring President Abdulla Yameen’s administration.

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Ministry threatens fishing licence loss over protest

The Fisheries Ministry warned it would take strict action against vessels participating in bringing people to the capital for “unlawful gatherings.”

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One human rights complaint a day in 2017

The most common complaint involved alleged abuses in prisons, with 76 cases about the rights of inmates and 69 health-related complaints from inmates.

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Maldives riot police used ‘disproportionate force’

Some police officers caused injuries to civilians and reporters and resorted to pepper spraying protesters in violation of rules on the use of less-lethal weapons, the Human Rights Commission of Maldives found from its field monitoring.

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Islamic ministry unable to account for US$1m Rohingya fund

Islamic ministry officials are unable to confirm if MVR18 million (US$1 million) raised for Rohingya Muslims refugees was handed over to the Bangladesh Red Crescent, newspaper Mihaaru reported Monday.

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Winter is coming: controversial project to be finished before Ramadan

The frosty feature, boasting the Maldives first and only ice-rink, was absent when the revamped Rasrani Bageecha park opened to much fanfare last year.

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Man falls to his death in capital

Hospital officials said the 22-year-old was dead by the time he arrived at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

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Motorcyclist killed in Addu link road accident

A 29-year-old man died of injuries Saturday night after his motorcycle collided with a car on the Addu City link road. 

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Diver, nurse and policewoman win Rehendhi awards

A diver, nurse and policewoman were the winners of the Rehendhi Awards handed out on International Women’s Day in recognition of service to the nation.

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Police block opposition Women’s Day march

Female leaders, activists and supporters of the joint opposition parties gathered at the Jumhooree Party headquarters to begin the silent march around 6:45 am but riot police officers quickly set up barricades to block their path.

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Prisons authority denies unlicensed doctors treating inmates

Abdulla Rasheed, who was serving a five-year sentence on assault charges, died last October while being treated at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

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Nostalgia and flying fish: Maldives marks National Patriotism Day

National Patriotism Day comes amid a state of emergency and protests demanding the arrest and resignation of President Abdulla Yameen.

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