Lakshadweep

  • Lok Sabha polls: 26 pc voting registered in Lakshadweep islands 10-04-2014 07:48 AM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Lakshadweep goes to polls on April 10 05-03-2014 02:07 PM

    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 26-06-2013 10:40 AM

    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 12-06-2013 08:16 PM

    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....
  • 130 tourists stranded in Lakshadweep 30-10-2011 04:37 AM

    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 28-05-2011 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: The stage is set for a grand entry of south-west 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 south-west monsoon over Andaman Sea during the next...
  • Sixteen pirates captured across Lakshadweep 27-03-2011 07:12 PM

    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 14-03-2011 10:36 PM

    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 14-03-2011 10:06 PM

    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 11-03-2011 09:28 PM

    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 19-02-2011 03:30 PM

    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 06-02-2011 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another anti-piracy 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...
  • Pak ship enters India illegally, detained 26-12-2010 06:22 PM

    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...
  • Global warming turns coloured corals of Lakshadweep brown 01-12-2009 03:56 PM

    The tentacles of global warming are slowly spreading. ...
  • Luxury ship 'arrested' for death 31-01-2007 03:45 PM

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