President ratifies amendment to Civil Service Act

The Bill of Amendment to the Civil Service Act, which disallows participation by civil servants in political activities during official hours, has been ratified by President Abdulla Yameen. Following ratification, the new law has been published on the Government Gazette. The bill states that civil servants can participate in political activities, but should not misuse their posts to [...]

    Local News
      Criminal Court has extended the period of remand in custody for Afiya Mohamed, arrested on
        Maldives Customs has announced that import duty will be increased on motorcycles and garments from
          The parliament sitting scheduled for this morning has been cancelled. The reason for the
            A second man has been arrested in the murder of the foreign waiter inside “Lhiyanu Café” at
              RaajjeTV journalist, Mohamed Visam and Cameraperson Adam Zareer who were taken into Police custody
                Police have publicised the picture of the suspect in the USD 40,000 theft from the office of Ocean
                  A man has been arrested in the murder of the foreign waiter inside “Lhiyanu Café” at the South
                    The case against three people has been sent to the Prosecutor General in the murder of Jailam Ahmed
                      Galolhu-South MP Ahmed Mahloof, arrested during a recent protest, has been transferred to house
                        Channel One journalist Mohamed Niyaz who was arrested while working as a reporter during a recent
                          The Amendment Bill to the Prison and Parole Act submitted by the government, which states that
                            A contract has been signed between Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) and Maldives Transport
                              An Indian woman has been arrested in Laamu Maabaidhoo on suspicion of attempting to kill her
                                A family member of Noor Adam Hassan Fulhu, who was murdered near Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital
                                  Supreme Court has denied rumours that a hearing for the case against Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Nazim had
                                    The parliament sitting scheduled for today has commenced, amid the usual protests by opposition
                                      Commissioner of Police Hussain Waheed has said that soon, every police officer will hold diploma in
                                      World News
                                        35 minutes 13 seconds ago
                                      ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of Turkish cities and provinces on Tuesday were hit by a massive
                                        3 hours 20 minutes ago
                                      SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescue workers pulled 15 bodies from two houses hit by a landslide
                                        7 hours 45 minutes ago
                                      LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase
                                        7 hours 51 minutes ago
                                      ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the
                                        7 hours ago
                                      BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central
                                        7 hours 7 minutes ago
                                      DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job
                                        18 hours 35 minutes ago
                                      TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's National Bardo Museum reopened to the public Monday again for the
                                        22 hours 51 minutes ago
                                      SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels and security forces loyal to the former president
                                        23 hours 22 minutes ago
                                      LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II on
                                      Sports
                                        6 hours 27 minutes ago
                                      Radamel Falcao went within one goal of Colombia's scoring record by netting a penalty on Monday to
                                        7 hours 34 minutes ago
                                      MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Pakistan-born refugee Fawad Ahmed was named to Australia's test squad
                                        15 hours 16 minutes ago
                                      KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1)
                                        22 hours 53 minutes ago
                                      Carrom Association says that they would pass the annual budget and appoint an auditor
                                      Entertainment
                                        3 hours 16 minutes ago
                                      NEW YORK (AP) — The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on
                                        5 hours 41 minutes ago
                                      NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are
                                        23 hours 16 minutes ago
                                      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their