People do not intervene as the woman is mugged.
Ibrahim Agil was stabbed in the capital near military and police headquarters.
Videos on Facebook show about 10 young men fighting. Two can be seen brandishing weapons.
The development work overran by around 18 months.
The population projection means there will be twice as many people living in the Maldives.
The takeover is the latest example of the government chipping away at the council's powers.
Two Sri Lankans and a Maldivian were injured in the blast.
Malé, a 2.2 square mile island that has already been reclaimed to the edge of its house reef, has a population of 133,000 people. It is...
Malé city council warned earlier this week there was a threat of disease because of littering in the capital.
The council said not enough had been done to keep Malé clean in the three years since the housing ministry seized control of waste disposal responsibilities.
The road, which is being widened in preparation for the opening of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, will connect Malé to Hulhumalé.
Porters are angry about new rules that ban transporting and unloading merchandise from warehouses and shops during the day in Malé.
Goods must be carried and unloaded between 6 pm and 6 am with effect on April 1, the transport authority announced Friday, citing difficulties faced by...
Malé's landscape is changing rapidly amid construction projects and infrastructure upgrades.
The Maldivian population is 338,434, almost 40 percent of which lives in a congested capital that measures 2.2 square miles.
Around 255,826 metric tonnes of solid waste was generated in Malé in 2014, a 155 percent increase over the preceding decade.
The Maldives Independent has prepared a guide to the city for those steering clear of it because of the state of emergency.