Wednesday, October 11, 2017

President Yameen Inaugurates Passport Card

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has, this morning, inaugurated the “Passport Card”, with multifunctional features. The launching ceremony was held at the President’s Office.

Apart from being an identity travel document, the Passport Card launched today can be linked to the holders’ account at the Bank of Maldives, and insurance plan at Allied Insurance. The Passport Card also allows other additional e-services like e-transport to be incorporated.
This unique polycarbonate passport card is manufactured with exceptional levels of technology and with the highest levels of security, by German company Dermalog. The Maldives is the first country to introduce a multifunctional polycarbonate passport card.
At the ceremony, the Controller General of Immigration Mohamed Anwar presented to the President, his Passport Card.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Muslim-majority Indonesia cracks down on alcohol sales

JAKARTA, April 16, 2015 (AFP) - Indonesia on Thursday introduced a ban on small retailers selling most alcoholic drinks, the latest move to curb drinking in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, despite opposition from the industry and in tourism hotspots.

The ban restricts the sale of beer and pre-mixed drinks -- such as spirits with soft drinks -- to large supermarkets only, outlawing sales in the country's 16,000 mini marts and 55,000 other small shops. Hotels, restaurants and bars are unaffected.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Malaysia sharpens response in latest air disaster

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's deal with pro-Russian rebels on MH17 caps an official response to the disaster that is being hailed at home as a swift and clear counterpoint to the government's widely mocked reaction to the disappearance of MH370.
The leadership of Prime Minister Najib Razak has been put to the test again by yet another tragic and complex air disaster just four months after the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 rocked his country.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Important Photo's of Worldcup 2014 hosted in Brazil


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Neymar leads Brazil to win in World Cup opener

SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 13, 2014 (AFP) — Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.
Brazil had a disastrous start when defender Marcelo found his own net while trying to clear a low cross by Ivica Olic in the 11th minute, but Neymar then showed why the nation’s high hopes are all pinned on him.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives, who was ousted last year in what he called a
coup, will face a runoff against the brother of the country’s former dictator after falling short of a clear majority in the Indian Ocean archipelago’s presidential election.  Mohamed Nasheed, who received 45 percent of Saturday’s vote, could still see a challenge in securing a second-round majority if his three election opponents form an alliance for the September 28 runoff. below link..

Monday, September 2, 2013

Maldives Election Cadidates Debate - 2013

All four candidates contesting the presidential elections slated for this Saturday have highlighted the
significance of enhancing industries and boosting state revenue in order to revive Maldives' flailing economy.
During Sunday's presidential debate organised by the state run Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Maldives National University, all candidates agreed on strengthening the tourism and fishing industry.

Incumbent President Mohamed Waheed Hassan who is seeking re-election as an independent candidate stressed that in addition to developing tourism, the capacity to process fish is vital to boosting the fishing industry.