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Village in the sub-district of Maliana
Village in the sub-district of Maliana
Subdistrict and city of Maliana
Subdistrict and city of Maliana
Maliana is located in East Timor
Location in East Timor
Coordinates: 8°59′30″S 125°13′11″E / 8.99167°S 125.21972°E / -8.99167; 125.21972
Country  East Timor
District Bobonaro
 • Total 239.35 km2 (92.41 sq mi)
Elevation 402 m (1,319 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,534
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)

Maliana is a city in East Timor, 149 km southwest of Dili, the national capital. It has a population of 22,000. It is the capital of the district of Bobonaro and Maliana Subdistrict, and is located just a few kilometers from the border with Indonesia. It is also the see city of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maliana, which was formed by Pope Benedict XVI with territory taken from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dili.

Maliana has the potential of an Agriculture sector, especially rice production. The majority of Maliana's population is heavily dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, this is because rice became the preferred staple food among many Timorese. Most of the population are farmers cultivating rice and maize. During Indonesian occupation, Maliana became a rice barn town to support other districts in East Timor, and export to other places in Western Timor of Indonesia.

Maliana has seven villages consisting of Lahomea, Holsa, Ritabou, Odomau, Raifun, Tapo-Memo and Saburai. There are two main sources of water irrigation that supply water to paddy fields such Bulobu River,Nunura River, Malibaka and Bui Pira river. Bunak and Kemak are the native dialects of Maliana but most people understand and speak Tetum. Maliana had one of the preferred schools during Portuguese occupation, known as Collegio Infante sagres. This was under a catholic mission and many East Timor educated people have graduated from this senior high School.

Coordinates: 8°59′S 125°13′E / 8.983°S 125.217°E / -8.983; 125.217

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Times of India
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:41:15 -0700

LUCKNOW: Twenty-eight years after the Maliana massacre, the trial in the case has hit a dead-end as the FIR has gone missing from the records and the sessions court has refused to continue with the trial, shrouding the victims in a wave of despair.
Times of India
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:57:48 -0700

The move has left political observers perplexed, as it is against the Samajwadi Party and its government's approach towards the Hashimpura and Maliana victims. The Akhilesh government has already issued orders to appeal against the judgment of the ...

The Indian Express

Times of India
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:26:15 -0700

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced a financial aide of Rs 5 to each of the victims of Hashimpura and Maliana massacres. On Tuesday, the state government had announced that it would appeal against the judgment of a ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Justice eluded the survivors and family members of the Hashimpura massacre with the trial court acquitting all the accused Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel last week. It seems a similar fate awaits Maliana village, where 72 Muslims were killed ...
Chandigarh Tribune
Sun, 17 May 2015 12:18:37 -0700

The wards have also been increased to 25 with the merger of adjoining Maliana, Totu and Kasumpti areas in the Municipal Corporation. One of the oldest municipalities of India, Shimla Municipal Corporation has a chequered history and has turned from one ...
Milli Gazette
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:07:30 -0700

New Delhi, 21 March 2015: “The acquittal of all the surviving accused in the Hashimpura-Maliana massacre of 1987 is a murder of justice and a black day in the history of India,” said Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e ...

La Sentinella del Canavese

La Sentinella del Canavese
Mon, 25 May 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Ancora nessuna traccia dei due minori scomparsi ormai da sabato pomeriggio. Si chiamano Sindè Camara, 13 anni, e Salou Camara, di 12. Sono di origina maliana e sono arrivati in Italia dalla Libia, con i barconi del mare. I due ragazzi sono scomparsi ...

SIC Notícias

SIC Notícias
Tue, 19 May 2015 18:41:15 -0700

Em Maliana, capital do distrito fronteiriço de Bobonaro, Taur Matan Ruak recordou a importância da "estabilidade e da paz para o comércio e desenvolvimento da economia", processo para o qual contribui a cooperação de Timor-Leste com os dois vizinhos, ...

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