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Ship with over 600 passengers towed to safety after being stranded off Lakshadweep coast
India

Ship with over 600 passengers towed to safety after being stranded off Lakshadweep coast

MV Kavaratti was stranded on Wednesday after a fire broke out in its engine room and the engine had to be shut down after extinguishing the flames

Kerala HC refuses to stay further proceedings in sedition case against Aisha Sultana
India

Kerala HC refuses to stay further proceedings in sedition case against Aisha Sultana

A case was registered against Sultana on 9 June under Section 124-A (sedition) and 153 B (hate speech) of IPC on the basis of a petition lodged by a political leader hailing from Kavaratti

Kerala HC grants anticipatory bail to filmmaker Aisha Sultana in Sedition case; all you need to know
India

Kerala HC grants anticipatory bail to filmmaker Aisha Sultana in Sedition case; all you need to know

Explaining her side of the story in an interview with Outlook magazine, Aisha said that the 'bio-weapon' comment was a mistake, which she made because she was inexperienced in TV debates. She complained that she was not allowed the space to clarify her statement

Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel to reach islands today amid protest from Opposition parties
India

Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel to reach islands today amid protest from Opposition parties

Save Lakshadweep Forum, a platform of various political parties opposing Patel's reform measures in the islands said the islanders will observe a 'black day' wearing black masks and raising black flags at houses during the administrator's visit

Why Lakshadweep must choose leap of progress over dark agenda of faith
India

Why Lakshadweep must choose leap of progress over dark agenda of faith

In the cross-currents of development and a dark agenda floats Lakshadweep’s future. Its moment to choose has come

Lakshadweep row: 93 ex-civil servants write to Narendra Modi, express 'deep concern' over recent developments
India

Lakshadweep row: 93 ex-civil servants write to Narendra Modi, express 'deep concern' over recent developments

Ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon, former Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar, ex-foreign secretary Sujatha Singh and former CIC Wajahat Habibullah were among the signatories

'People of Lakshadweep deserve a developmental vision': Rahul Gandhi pens letter to Narendra Modi
India

'People of Lakshadweep deserve a developmental vision': Rahul Gandhi pens letter to Narendra Modi

The Congress has been demanding the immediate recall of the Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel, who it says is a politician and not a bureaucrat

Rahul Gandhi joins protest against Praful Patel, says 'ignorant bigots' destroying Lakshadweep
India

Rahul Gandhi joins protest against Praful Patel, says 'ignorant bigots' destroying Lakshadweep

Rahul's statement came a day after the Congress demanded the immediate removal of Patel, accusing him of 'harassing' people through arbitrary restrictions

Beef ban, nod to alcohol sale: Lakshadweep's Opposition parties protest Praful Patel's 'anti-people' reforms
India

Beef ban, nod to alcohol sale: Lakshadweep's Opposition parties protest Praful Patel's 'anti-people' reforms

They parties alleged that Patel unilaterally lifted restrictions on the use of alcohol in the Muslim-majority islands, banned beef products, citing Animal Preservation, and demolished fishermen's sheds built on the coastal areas, saying it violated the Coast Guard Act

Praful Khoda Patel faces protests in Lakshadweep: Ex-Gujarat home minister is no stranger to controversies
Politics

Praful Khoda Patel faces protests in Lakshadweep: Ex-Gujarat home minister is no stranger to controversies

For Patel, the agitations come shortly on the back of another row over the alleged suicide of Dadra and Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar

IMD predicts formation of Cyclone Tauktae over Arabian Sea; Gujarat issues alerts in coastal districts
India

IMD predicts formation of Cyclone Tauktae over Arabian Sea; Gujarat issues alerts in coastal districts

A low pressure area is likely to form over south-east Arabian Sea on Friday, which may intensify into a cyclonic storm over east-central Arabian Sea around 16 May

IMD issues rainfall warning for Kerala, Lakshadweep; low pressure likely to form over Arabian Sea
India

IMD issues rainfall warning for Kerala, Lakshadweep; low pressure likely to form over Arabian Sea

The weather department has predicted heavy rains and strong winds in Kerala and Lakshadweep for the next five days

Phase II of COVID-19 vaccination begins on 1 March; senior citizens, people above 45 with comorbidities to get dose
India

Phase II of COVID-19 vaccination begins on 1 March; senior citizens, people above 45 with comorbidities to get dose

While the vaccine will be given for free at government centres, it will be available for a charge, to be decided later, at many private hospitals

Lakshadweep reports first COVID-19 case nearly a year after pandemic hit India
Health

Lakshadweep reports first COVID-19 case nearly a year after pandemic hit India

The case was reported two weeks after the Lakshadweep administration revised SOPs by doing away with mandatory quarantine guidelines for those arriving from Kochi

Ladakh, Lakshadweep join Centre's ration card portability scheme; 26 states, UTs now linked
India

Ladakh, Lakshadweep join Centre's ration card portability scheme; 26 states, UTs now linked

As part of the 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme, beneficiaries under the NFSA will be able to avail foodgrains from any ration shop in the country using the same card

Indian Coast Guard, with help of seven merchant vessels, rescues 264 fishermen from Arabian Sea; survivors being given food, first aid
India

Indian Coast Guard, with help of seven merchant vessels, rescues 264 fishermen from Arabian Sea; survivors being given food, first aid

Distress call was received on 3 December and a total of seven Merchant Vessels transiting through area responded to Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Centre

Cyclone Maha likely to intensify into 'Very Severe' cyclonic storm; Lakshadweep, Kerala, TN to receive heavy rainfall
India

Cyclone Maha likely to intensify into 'Very Severe' cyclonic storm; Lakshadweep, Kerala, TN to receive heavy rainfall

Cyclone Maha which was over the east-central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area has moved north-northwestwards, with a speed of 18 kms in the past six hours.

Kerala witnesses heavy rains due to Cyclone Maha; one dead, five injured, over 2,060 people shifted to 20 relief camps across state
India

Kerala witnesses heavy rains due to Cyclone Maha; one dead, five injured, over 2,060 people shifted to 20 relief camps across state

With rains pounding Kerala due to the cyclonic storm in the Arabian sea, over 1000 people have been shifted to 11 relief camps across the state and search is on for six fishermen from north Kerala who are yet to return to shore.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall at isolated parts of Lakshadweep, Kerala, Mahe; with gale-force winds expected, fishermen advised not to venture into sea
India

IMD predicts heavy rainfall at isolated parts of Lakshadweep, Kerala, Mahe; with gale-force winds expected, fishermen advised not to venture into sea

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that isolated places over Lakshadweep, Kerala and Mahe are likely to receive heavy rainfall today

IMD issues ‘yellow’ alert in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram after rainfall accompanied by strong winds batters district
India

IMD issues ‘yellow’ alert in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram after rainfall accompanied by strong winds batters district

After taking stock of the prevailing weather condition, 'yellow' alert has been issued by IMD in the district of Kerala for 30 October