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atoll near Guraidhoo (Guraidhoo (Kaafu Atoll))-Vilingilivaru (Vilingili (Gaafu Alif Atoll)). Staying on board, he sent a letter to the reigning Sultan. In this letter, he said that he was reconciled with the will of the Almighty Allah, and sought the protection of the Sultan and Faashanaa Kilegefaan. The dogtooth tuna is appreciated in most of its range as a fine food fish and also as a game fish sought by both rod and reel anglers and spearfishermen. Dogtooth tuna used to be mostly taken as an incidental catch by anglers trolling for other gamefish - with natural baits for black marlin, for instance, or with lures for wahoo and Spanish (narrowbarred) mackerel. In the last 10 to 15 years there has been more dedicated effort directed at this species because of its rarity and sporting qualities. Dogtooth tuna are now a highly coveted prize by many European and Asian sports anglers. Large specimens are seldom found where there is significant fishing pressure and can be one of the most difficult gamefish to capture. Their habit of making high-speed downward runs when hooked, even on heavy tackle, often sees the line being cut as it contacts deep bottom structure. Sharks frequently mutilate both hooked and speared fish during the later stages of the fight, adding to the difficulty in landing them. The majority of dogtooth tuna captures have tended to be made by trolling with dead and live baits or with lures, particularly deep-swimming plugs. These techniques are still often used, with one niche specialty being the use of live bait such as rainbow runners to tease dogtooth tuna within range of light tackle and fly-casting anglers. High speed jigging with a variety of metal lures has increased tremendously in popularity in the last several years as advancements in tackle technology have resulted in lightweight rods and reels that are capable of handling heavy spectra-type braided lines. Some of the more popular destinations for anglers seeking this species include Okinawa and other islands of southern Japan, Rodrigues and other Indian Ocean islands such as the Maldives, Bali and elsewhere in Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia, the Great Barrier Reef and its outlying atolls, and many Western Pacific islands such as Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. The area covered by this list corresponds with the Asian listing area as defined by the American Birding Association Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives

brand covering

- 310,000 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004 Indian Ocean earthquake) Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Thailand 26 December, 2004 - '''Wall's''' is a United Kingdom-originated food brand, covering both meat products and ice cream, owned by Unilever. Founded in London in 1786 by butcher Richard Wall, http: about-us it was acquired in 1922 by Lever

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for drug offences, when he was beaten to death, by the NSS (National Security Service (Maldives)) personnel of the Security unit during a riot which endangered the lives of the prison security personal. '''Majeediyya School''' (male (Dhivehi language): މަޖީދިއްޔާ ސުކޫލް ) is the first Maldivian (Maldives) government school (Public school (government funded)), located in Malé, Maldives. It is a single gender (Single-sex education) school that teaches male students

funded) government school , located in Malé, Maldives. It is a single gender (Single-sex education) school that teaches male students to the secondary level (Secondary education) of education. English (English language) medium (Medium of instruction) is followed in teaching with the exception of Dhivehi (Dhivehi language) and Islam (Islamic studies). !-- What does "digitalised mean??........................The school is the first fully digitalized school

in January 2002 with the split of the Majeedhiya School campus into two separate single gender (Single-sex education) schools, the newly formed school being Dharumavantha. With the establishment of a second male-gender secondary school, the staff and students of Majeedhiya School were split, with half transferred to the new school. Oxfam Australia had a major role in responding to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Funds to the amount of A$27,777,000 were raised from the Australian

role service

and served several other roles, being adapted for - amongst other things - aerial top dressing experiments, although to avoid competition with private enterprise, the NZ government did not use them in that role. Service history ''Guardian'' served in the Indian Ocean between 1941 and 1942; she took part in the invasion of Madagascar (Battle of Madagascar) and helped build a base in the Maldives at Addu Atoll in 1942 in case Ceylon fell into Japanese hands. She also

medical news

) * United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan announces a report that states that the AIDS epidemic is accelerating despite the major efforts to stop it. (UN News Centre) (Medical News Today) (Reuters) * In the Maldives, parliament members support move to multi party

interest pioneering

8312320.stm accessdate 19 October 2010 work BBC News date 17 October 2009 By 2020, Maldives plans to eliminate or offset all of its greenhouse gas emissions. At the 2009 International Climate Talks, President Mohamed Nasheed explained that: For us swearing off fossil fuels is not only the right thing to do, it is in our economic self-interest... Pioneering countries will free themselves from the unpredictable price of foreign oil; they will capitalize on the new green economy of the future, and they will enhance their moral standing giving them greater political influence on the world stage. Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives

cultural power

century CE (Common Era). The dynasty originated in the fertile valley of the Kaveri River. Territories under their domain stretched from the islands of Maldives in the south to as far north as the banks of the river Ganges in Bengal. The dynasty was at the height of its power during the tenth and the eleventh centuries. Under Rajaraja Chola I (Rajaraja the Great) and his son Rajendra Chola, the dynasty rose as a military, economic and cultural power in Asia

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called ''hotaa'', selling local Maldivian food at prices as low as MVR20 for a complete meal. Maldivian cuisine thumb A typical Maldivian meal: ''masroshi'' pastries, ''mas riha'' fish curry, ''papadhu'', grilled fish, rice and sweet black tea. (Image:Meal_Maldives.JPG) Maldivian food revolves largely around '''fish''' (''mas''), in particular '''tuna''' (''kandu mas''), and draws heavily from the Sri Lankan and south Indian tradition, especially Kerala. Dishes are often hot

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. Several journalists along with the editor Aminath Najeeb have been charged by the government for various news articles published by the paper. With its 200th edition the paper launched its website. The paper, which openly supported the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), closed in 2008 after MDP candidate President Mohamed Nasheed won the country's first democratic presidential election. Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives

century physical

Centre accessdate 2008-11-05 In 19th century physical anthropology, represented by some as being scientific racism, the "Aryan race" was defined as the subgroup of the Caucasian (Caucasian race) (or Europid) race consisting of the native speakers of Indo-European languages descended from the original Proto-Indo-Europeans, that in modern times (Modern history) reside in Northern India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Gujarat


'''Maldives''', south-west of Sri Lanka.

Maldives has been an independent polity for the majority of its history, except for three periods in which it was ruled by outside forces. In the mid-16th century, for fifteen years, the Maldives was dominated by the Portuguese Empire. In the mid-17th century, the Dutch Empire (Malabar (Dutch Malabar)) dominated Maldives for four months. Finally, in the late 19th century, on the brink of war, the Maldives became a British (United Kingdom) protectorate from 1887 until 1965. The Dutch referred to the islands as the "Maldivische Eilanden" ( ), while the British anglicised (Anglicisation) the local name for the islands first to the "Maldive Islands" and later to the "Maldives". The islands gained independence (Second Republic of the Maldives) from the British Empire in 1965, and in 1968 became a republic ruled by a president (President of the Maldives) and an authoritarian (Authoritarianism) government.

The Maldives archipelago is located on top of the Chagos-Maldives-Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean. Maldives also form a terrestrial ecoregion together with the Chagos and the Lakshadweep. Malé is one of the Maldives' administrative divisions (Administrative divisions of the Maldives) and, traditionally, it was the "King's Island" where the ancient Maldives royal dynasties were enthroned.

The Maldives is the smallest Asian country (List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Asia) in both population and land area. With an average ground level elevation of

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