The price of petrol has gone up by Rf1 per litre and the price for a litre of diesel has been increased by Rf2.95, the State Trading Organization (STO) has said. A statement issued by STO, the largest fuel supplier in Maldives, said that with the changes brought about on Friday the price of a litre of petrol will now be Rf13.25 and a diesel litre will now cost 15.50. This is the first time in the last 10 years that the price of petrol and diesel has gone above a dollar.

Architectural education will have to focus on the need for mobility of architects and the university courses on global warming. The architects are also required to address issues like natural disasters and rising energy prices while undertaking rebuilding and sustainable development. This was stated by Architect Ga

With a smile on her tanned face, skiier Kazumi Furukawa can vividly recall the time three years ago she stood here on Mount Zao and looked down at fir trees turned into glittering crystals. "The sky was cobalt blue and I could see the tiny snow crystals on the tips of the tree branches," Furukawa, 56, remembers. But these days the natural phenomenon is growing rarer and scientists say the culprit is beyond Japan's control -- industrial pollution from China.

A facility to vaccinate pets that are brought in to Maldives will be set up soon to prevent the spread of any disease that maybe transmitted from the animals, Port Health said. Abdul Ghanee, the

To mark the World Population Day, AMDC (Maldives) medical clinic will provide some of the services of the center free from 12-17 July. The clinic said consultation of pregnant women and conducting

Thirty houses of Nadalla island in Gaafu Dhaalu (Maldives) atoll are affected by waves, due to beach erosion, the Island Office said. "At the moment, erosion has prevailed 10-feet closer to the

India is to provide assistance for greening of Hulhumale, and setting up a seawall around the western side of the island. Financial assistance from the government of India for the development of

The Maldives government has discontinued the screening for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) at domestic airports. According to an official from the Department of Public Health, screening

Marine Research Center and Japan's Overseas Fisheries Cooperation Foundation have reached an agreement where the latter would provide financial assistance to Maldives to conduct a three-year study of

The Maldives' chapter of Pacific Asia Tourism Association is to conduct an environmental protection program against the use of polythene bags in Maldives. This program is to be conducted to mark the