Two senior IAS officers, including former Collector of Lakshadweep Islands Abraham Varickamakkal, are among 7 against whom CBI has filed charge-sheet in relation to purchase of construction materials.
The government has approved the proposal to allow state-owned helicopter company Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) to continue its subsidised services in Lakshadweep islands for five years.
In the third successful life saving mission undertaken by it this month, the Indian Coast Guard rescued 16 Iranian and Pakistani crew of a fishing boat.
A rare and curious phenomenon, coral spawning, popularly referred to as "sex-on-the-reef", has been recorded scientifically for the first time along Lakshadweep islands on India`s west coast.
Against the backdrop of reports
of increased Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean, Government has beefed up security in the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.
Day in Pics: 24th October
Showbiz World - October 24, 2014
Aamir Khan's sensational 'PK' posters