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Guesthouses, hotels allowed to accommodate transit tourists

The Ministry of Tourism, on Wednesday, revealed that guesthouses and hotels in the capital city of Male' would be permitted to accommodate tourists for transit purposes from July 15 onwards

NEOC to HEOC: smaller scale of operations, same mandate

The Maldives government has dissolved the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), established to handle Maldives' COVID-19 response, and transferred its workings under the newly established Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC)

COVID-19: Medtech Maldives brings in 20 more ventilators

Medtech Maldives on Thursday confirmed the arrival of 20 more ventilators it was tasked with bringing by the Maldivian government, for the country's COVID-19 response efforts

Trust will help revive tourism: Tourism Minister

Maldives Tourism Minister Ali Waheed has said attaining the trust of the tourists and ease of travel will be the key factors that would help to revive the tourism sector which has declined significantly due to COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Shops, restaurant business hours between 9am to 10pm

Cafes and restaurants will be allowed to open from 9 am to 10 pm starting July 1

Maldives ease lockdown restrictions on travel, prayers

Lockdown restrictions on travel and congregational prayers were eased in the Maldives on Wednesday as the island-nation moves toward a post-COVID-19 "new normal"

Congregational prayers to resume in capital on Wednesday

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced that from Wednesday onwards, congregational prayers in the mosques of the capital Male’ region will be resumed

COVID-19: State of public health emergency extended

The Maldives government has extended the public health emergency that has been declared in the Maldives in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Maldives excluded from EU travel list, not 'blacklisted': European Union

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, on Monday, issued a statement asserting that Maldives was not placed on a blacklist, despite being excluded from the list of countries permitted to travel to the EU, following the temporary lifting of restrictions on non-essential travel

Jailed ex-president charged with money laundering, bribery

Former Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has been charged with corruption offences relating to the leasing of R. Fushidhiggaru island to be developed as a resort island

Would have resigned had Nasheed asked: Ex-president Waheed

Former President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik on Sunday revealed that had then-President Mohamed Nasheed asked him, he would have resigned as Vice President of Maldives when Nasheed stepped down as president on February 7, 2012

Emirates to resume flights to Maldives from July 16

Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced Monday that it will resume passenger flights to the Maldives from July 16

ADB approves $50 mln support for Maldives' COVID-19 response

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$ 25 million concessional loan and a US$ 25 million grant to help the Maldives government to fund its response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Maldives reaffirms commitment to multilateralism

Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has reaffirmed the government's commitment to multilateralism. The minister made remarks in a statement delivered on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter

MDP still going strong, all opposition parties divided: Ex-President Nasheed

Maldives Democratic Party’s President, Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has said MDP has succeeded in governing the country twice in the 15 years since its inception

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CHRI urges court-monitored investigation of encounter killings in Uttar Pradesh, ‘investigate each officer under suspicion’

New Delhi, July 13, 2020 – The India Executive Board of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) today called on the Allahabad High Court to institute and monitor an investigation into the…

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The lost temples of Karachi

"You are free to go to your temples… in this State of Pakistan," said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the eve of Independence