TRAI suggests over Rs 2,400 cr telecom plan for 2 island UTs

Telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday recommended an initial plan costing over Rs 2,400 crore to connect Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep with stable and strong telecom networks which at present rely on connectivity through satellites.

Monsoon remains weak over Kerala

A day after it hit the Kerala coast, southwest monsoon remained weak on Saturday though parts of the state received rains and isolated heavy rainfall has been predicted till June 10.

87.05 per cent polling recorded in Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency recorded 87.05 per cent polling for the lone seat in the polls held Thursday in the Union Territory, where Congress sitting MP Hamdullah Sayeed is trying his luck for the second time.

Nearly 71 percent voting in Lakshadweep

Up to 71.36 percent of the electorate voted in Lakshadweep in peaceful polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat, said an official.

Lakshadweep records highest turnout in Lok Sabha polls 2014 

Lakshadweep, earlier known as the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands are a group of islands which are located 200-450 km off the South Western coast of India. The Lok Sabha seat from this island is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.

General Elections 2014: Lakshadweep — State Profile

Lakshadweep, which is a land in the deep Arabian Sea and is a part of the Indian Subcontinent, is recognised as the smallest Union Territory of India. The UT has one Lok Sabha constituency which is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST).

Coast Guard rescues cargo ship in Lakshadweep

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Monday rescued a cargo vessel, with six persons on board, which had lost communication while on its way to Minicoy in Lakshadweep.

Chouhan to go on holiday to Lakshadweep around new year

After all the recent hectic political activity, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will spend some quiet time with family at Lakshadweep.

Plans to set up desalination plants in Lakshadweep

The government is considering a proposal for setting up six Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) plants on Lakshadweep Islands for converting sea water into potable water.

Pawan Hans to continue heli-services in Lakshadweep

The govt has approved the proposal to allow state-owned helicopter company PHHL to continue its subsidised services in Lakshadweep islands for five years.

Cabinet nod for chopper services in Lakshadweep

The Cabinet has approved Pawan Hans helicopter services for inter-island connectivity in the Lakshadweep islands for five years, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Friday.

Crew of sank Maldivian ship brought to Kochi

The 22 crew members of the Maldivian cargo vessel which sank off Lakshadweep coast were on Friday brought to Kochi.

Mercury slides in north; monsoon sets in over Kerala

Northern India experienced a slide in temperatures across the region even as the country`s south welcomed the south-west monsoon which set in over Kerala and Lakshwadeep on Saturday.

Five persons drown in Lakshadweep

Five persons drowned when the boat in which they were travelling capsized near Kadmat island in Lakshadweep Saturday morning, police said.

Navy conducts medical camp in Lakshadweep

A five-day multi specialty medical camp was conducted by Southern Naval Command at different islands of the Lakshadweep.

South-west monsoon weak over Kerala

Forecast valid until the morning of August 23, rain or thunder showers will occur at isolated places in Kerala and Lakshadweep, outlook no significant change.

South-west monsoon active over Kerala

South-west monsoon has been active over Kerala. Rain occurred at isolated places in Lakshadweep.

South-West Monsoon has week over Kerala

South-West Monsoon has been week over Kerala. Rain occurred at a few places in Kerala and isolated places in Lakshadweep.

Rain occurred at most places in Kerala

Rain occurred at most places in Kerala and at many places in Lakshadweep. The chief amounts of rainfall reports in cm are Ponnani, Piravom and Idukki 4 each.

Kerala, Lakshadweep get widespread rains

With the south west monsoon hitting Kerala coast, widespread rainfall occurred at most places in the state and Lakshadweep.

Indian Navy gets new base in Lakshadweep

To augment the security infrastructure at the strategically important Lakshadweep Islands, a naval base of the Indian Navy was commissioned at Kavaratti today.

Mainly dry weather prevailed over Kerala

Mainly dry weather prevailed over Kerala and dry weather prevailed over Lakshadweep. Maximum temperature changed little over Kerala.

North-east monsoon weak over Kerala

North-east monsoon
has been weak over Kerala. Rain occurred at isolated places in
Kerala. Very light rain occurred in Lakshadweep.

Concerns grow over armed Iranian ship

A mysterious Iranian ship, anchored for close to 30 days near Lakshadweep, has become a major cause of concerns for the government and coastal security agencies.

North-East monsoon vigorous over Kerala

North-east monsoon
has been vigorous over Kerala. Rain occurred at most places in

Mystery ship anchors off Lakshadweep

The security establishment in the country has put under surveillance a mysterious Iranian ship anchored, for close to 30 days, near Lakshadweep.

Navy conducts medical camp at Lakshadweep

Indian Navy conducted a four day long Medical camp at the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, which concluded on Friday, benefitting over 2,000 islanders.

Navy conducts medical camp at Lakshadweep

Indian Navy conducted a four day long Medical camp at the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, which concluded on Friday, benefitting over 2,000 islanders.

130 tourists stranded in Lakshadweep

About 130 domestic tourists, including 26 children, are stranded at Kalpeni island in Lakshwadeep after locals prevented them from boarding a boat.

AI flight to Agatti skids off runway; all safe

The Kochi-Agatti AI9501 flight had taken off with 20 passengers and crew from the Nedumbassery airport at 10.15 am.