LAKSHADWEEP

  • IMD warns Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala about Cyclone Nilofar October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a warning to the state governments of Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala Karnataka, Gujarat and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadar Nagar Haveli as well as Lakshadweep regarding the formation of a potentially severe cyclonic storm 'Nilofar' in the region....
  • Navy conducts Coastal Security Review meeting September 24, 2014

    Kochi: A Coastal Security Review Meeting was on Wednesday held at the Southern Naval Command to review preparedness of various agencies involved in coastal security of Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands. The meeting chaired by Captain Simon Mathai, Kerala Naval Officer-in-Charge, was attended by senior functionaries from Indian...
  • NCP wins lone seat of Lakshadweep May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party of India on Friday won the lone seat of Lakshaweep. There was a close fight between the Congress and the NCP. NCP candidate PP Mohammed Faizal defeated Congress's Hamdullah Sayeed by 1,535 votes. Six contestants were in the fray for the lone seat. The counting of...
  • NCP wins the only seat of Lakshadweep May 16, 2014

    Updates: 1:58 pm: It is a close fight between the NCP and Congress for the lone seat as NCP's Mohammed Faizal is leading over Congress's Hamdullah Sayeed by over 1000 votes. 9:58 am: The NCP is leading in the lone seat New Delhi: The counting of votes begin for the only seat...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 26 pc voting registered in Lakshadweep islands April 10, 2014

    Kavaratti: Around 26.19 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 11 am for the Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday. There are 44 polling booths in the Island territory comprising 27 islands, of which only 10 are inhabited, including the headquarters island of Kavaratti. Six contestants are in the fray for the...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Lakshadweep goes to polls on April 10 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Territory of Lakshadweep goes to polls on April 10, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The counting will be held on May 16. It has only one Parliamentary Constituency. ...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen left stranded by Somali pirates June 26, 2013

    Kochi: The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 16 people who were stranded at sea off the coast of the Lakshadweep islands after their fishing vessel was allegedly looted by Somali pirates. The rescued crew include 13 Iranians and 3 Pakistani nationals. The rescued people are being given relief and medical...
  • Merchant Navy ship sinks off Lakshadweep, all crew members rescued June 12, 2013

    Kochi: A Merchant Navy ship on its way to Maldives from Pakistan began sinking near the Minicoy island, Lakshadweep, nearly 300 km west of Kochi, on Wednesday evening. The ship Asian Express was carrying cement and sand and had developed a crack below its hull near the waterline. According...
  • Kochi: Obscure norms trouble Lakshadweep traders July 17, 2012

    Kochi: Ambiguity in norms regarding shipping of cargo to Lakshadweep from Kochi has been posing difficulties to traders from the islands. Coming out against the procedures currently followed, traders have demanded better compliance to rules. Though applications for shipping bill are collected in advance, passengers have to wait for a...
  • Indian Navy sets new base in Lakshadweep islands April 30, 2012

    Kochi: India on Monday commissioned its first fullfledged naval base, INS Dweeprakshak, in Lakshadweep, for further strengthening its presence in the Arabian sea and extending its reach in the strategically important Indian Ocean Region. Besides ensuring coastal security to the 36 islands in Lakshdweep archipelago, the base at Kavaratti island will...
  • 130 tourists stranded in Lakshadweep October 30, 2011

    Kochi: About 130 domestic tourists, including 26 children, are stranded at Kalpeni island in Lakshwadeep after locals prevented them from boarding a boat to reach their passenger vessel following an altercation with port authorities over some issue. The tourists had come to Kalpeni from Kavaretti island on Saturday morning. They...
  • Early monsoon onset in Andaman, Kerala May 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The stage is set for a grand entry of southwest monsoon in Andamans and in quick succession in Kerala, raising hopes for a favourable season for millions of farmers across the country. "Conditions are favourable for setting in of the southwest monsoon over Andaman Sea during the next 2448...
  • Sixteen pirates captured across Lakshadweep March 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy apprehended 16 pirates operating west of the Lakshadweep Islands. Indian Navy and Coast Guard are a part of 'Operation Island Watch'. The action was taken by Coast Guard and Indian Navy after a distress message received from MV Maersk Kensington at 11 am on March...
  • Indian naval ships capture pirate vessel March 14, 2011

    Days after families of sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates met the Prime Minister and the government widened the mandate of the Indian Navy to involve it in combating Somali pirates, Indian naval war ships in a swift operation captured 61 pirates. ...
  • Indian navy turns aggressive to tackle pirates March 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Days after families of sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates met the Prime Minister and the government widened the mandate of the Indian Navy to involve it in combating Somali pirates, Indian naval war ships in a swift operation captured 61 pirates. Vega 5, a cargo vessel hijacked by...
  • India tweaks navy's rules for combating pirates March 11, 2011

    New Delhi: India, making all out efforts to seek the safe release of 53 sailors held by Somali pirates, on Friday also tweaked its navy's rules of engagement against pirates in the Indian Ocean, widening the scope of its offensive operations but within the framework of international laws of the...
  • Return captured pirates: Somalia to India February 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Somali Government has asked India to return the 43 pirates who were arrested off the Lakshwadeep coast in two separate operations recently, so that they can be put on trial in their country, police said. Somalia's demand came in response to an Indian request for an interpreter...
  • Indian Navy, Coast Guard seize pirate ship February 6, 2011

    New Delhi: In yet another antipiracy offensive by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, a mother ship of Somali pirates was seized by Indian warships off Lakshadweep islands on Sunday. 52 men including 28 suspected pirates were detained by the Navy and the Coast Guard from onboard the suspected pirate ship. Naval...
  • Pak ship enters India illegally, detained December 26, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: A ship with over 25 Pakistanis and Iraqis on board was detained on Sunday, off the coast of Lakshadweep after it entered Indian waters illegally. It is suspected that the ship could have been moving towards the Maldives, which, according to Indian intelligence, is a preferred destination for terror groups...
  • Global warming turns coloured corals of Lakshadweep brown December 1, 2009

    India's last frontier out in the Arabian sea from the air they look like droplets in a bed of blue. Every island in Lakshadweep is enchanting, but little do most people know that it is at the bottom the tentacles of global warming are slowly spreading. Due to global warming...
  • Debutant Cong candidate Hamdulla wins in Lakshadweep May 16, 2009

    Kochi: Hamdulla Sayeed of Congress defeated Dr P Pookunhikoya of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) by 2,198 votes from Lakshadweep. P M Hamdulla is son of former Union Minister P M Sayeed. It was a sweet revenge for debutant Congress candidate Hamdulla Sayeed who wrested the lone parliamentary constituency of Lakshadweep from...
  • Luxury ship 'arrested' for death January 31, 2007

    A mysterious death and an arrest sounds a logical chain of events, doesnt it? Now for the facts: a ship has been arrested and detained for the death of a 14monthold US citizen of Indian origin. The Lakshadweep court, on directions from the Kerala court, arrested a Starcruises cruise liner...