Lakshadweep: News

08 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldivian leader, suspended for 'anti-India' remarks, stokes fresh row; apologizes

Mariyam Shiuna, one of three Maldivian ministers suspended earlier this year for social media posts targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has stoked a new controversy.

12 Mar 2024


Indian troops begin withdrawing from Maldives after Muizzu's order

India has begun pulling out military personnel from the Maldives, following orders from the island nation's new president, Mohamed Muizzu.

01 Feb 2024

Nirmala Sitharaman

Interim Budget: Centre's focus on boosting Lakshadweep's tourism, says Sitharaman

During her budget speech on Thursday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the government's plan to ramp up investment in the tourism sector.

25 Jan 2024


National Tourism Day: Top 5 must-visit places in India

National Tourism Day is observed annually on January 25 promoting public awareness of the significance of tourism to the nation's economy.

21 Jan 2024


Maldives: 13-year-old dies after president denies approval for Indian plane

A 13-year-old Maldivian boy, battling a brain tumor and stroke, died on Saturday after Maldives President Mohammed Muizzu allegedly refused to allow an Indian Dornier aircraft to be used for his medical evacuation.

15 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Lakshadweep escapade: Must-try vegetarian delights

After the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lakshadweep has soared to the top of India's Google trends. The ongoing uproar from the Maldives continues to keep it in the spotlight—big time!

15 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Lakshadweep ecologically fragile, says local MP as tourism interest grows

Lakshadweep MP Mohammad Faizal has advocated for a "controlled way of tourism" on the islands, highlighting the Union Territory's fragile ecosystem.

15 Jan 2024


Explained: Why are Indian troops in Maldives

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu on Sunday asked India to remove its military presence from the island nation.

14 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

No one can bully us: Maldives president amid India row 

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu on Saturday made a bold statement after his state visit to China, saying that just because his country is small, it "doesn't give" anyone the "license to bully us."

13 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Where to shop in Lakshadweep: Markets you just can't miss

Far from modernity, the stunning little islets of Lakshadweep provide a unique beach vacation and shopping experience.

10 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Indian islands and beaches besides Lakshadweep that need your attention

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and the controversy it sparked in the Maldives, Lakshadweep is getting more attention. Indians are supporting the Union territory by boycotting travel to the Maldives to show solidarity.

10 Jan 2024


Send more tourists: Maldives president urges China amid India row

Maldives president Mohamed Muizzu has urged China to boost its tourism to his country amid a diplomatic row between India and the island nation, PTI reported.

09 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Dive into Lakshadweep's top 5 must-experience activities

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit, travelers and tourists have taken an interest in the beautiful islands of Lakshadweep.

09 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives tourism body condemns anti-Modi comments amid India diplomatic row

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) on Tuesday condemned the derogatory remarks by some now-suspended Maldivian ministers against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India.

09 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives leader calls for President Muizzu's removal amid India row

Maldivian Parliamentary Minority leader Ali Azim has demanded the removal of President Mohamed Muizzu and called for a vote of no confidence against him.

08 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Stay open-minded: China on ties with Maldives amid India row

China's state-run media has urged India to adopt an "open-minded" approach to South Asian affairs as Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu began a five-day state visit on Monday.

08 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi's Lakshadweep visit triggers India-Maldives diplomatic row: Explained

A massive row has erupted after several Maldivian politicians passed controversial remarks mocking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Lakshadweep.

07 Jan 2024


Why Indian celebrities are calling for boycotting Maldives: Controversy explained

Indian celebrities rallied behind a campaign to boycott Maldives tourism on Sunday after several Maldivian ministers made derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India.

07 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Maldives suspends 3 ministers over remarks 'insulting' PM Modi, India

The Maldives government has suspended three of its ministers for their derogatory remarks on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

05 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Secluded beaches of India to visit on your next vacay

When you think of Indian beaches, Goa's Baga or Kerala's Kovalam may come to mind instantly.

19 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: 3 dead, high alert in 4 districts

At least three people were reportedly killed and three more are feared dead in Tamil Nadu after heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in the southern districts of the state.

08 Dec 2023

Travel And Tourism

Warmest places in India to visit during winter

As winter paints the northern regions of India in cool hues, there's a beckoning call to escape the chill and bask in the warmth of the sun.

15 Jun 2022


5 best places in India to try scuba diving

Scuba diving has become an extremely popular water sport in India in the last few years.

25 Apr 2022


5 beach wedding destinations in India

Weddings have been a grand affair since time immemorial, and big fat Indian weddings are getting grander by the day.

21 Apr 2022


Top 5 island wedding destinations in India

Islands are dreamy places that are serene and romantic.

15 Apr 2022


5 popular island destinations in India

India has several beautiful islands where you can enjoy water sports, beach parties, stunning sunsets, and sunrises along with long rejuvenating walks.

28 Dec 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

5 places to enjoy water sports in India

If you think water adventure activities are only big internationally, think again!

13 Aug 2021


COVID-19: Lakshadweep administration imposes travel restriction to mainland

The Lakshadweep administration has imposed curbs on the movement of people traveling to the mainland from the islands in view of the COVID-19 situation prevailing in neighboring states, especially Kerala.

12 Jun 2021


15 BJP leaders resign over sedition case against Lakshadweep filmmaker

Over a dozen leaders and workers of the BJP in Lakshadweep have submitted their resignations - protesting against a case of sedition against filmmaker Aisha Sultana.

11 Jun 2021


COVID-19 'bioweapon deployed by Centre,' says filmmaker; booked for sedition

Lakshadweep Police booked filmmaker Aisha Sultana yesterday on sedition charges after she had said that the PM Narendra Modi-led government has used COVID-19 as a "bioweapon."

09 Jun 2021

Praful Patel

Lakshadweep row: Why Praful Khoda Patel's administration is facing backlash?

Residents of Lakshadweep have launched massive protests against the administration's proposed regulations, which they describe as "undemocratic" and backward.

27 May 2021

Praful Patel

Calls to recall Lakshadweep administrator grow; 8 in BJP resign

In protest against Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel's controversial new regulations, eight members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) youth wing have resigned.

15 Aug 2020


In 1,000 days, all villages will have optical fiber: Modi

Every single village in India will be connected with optical fiber within three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced.

05 Apr 2019


CBSE 2019: 4 states record more female students than males

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII board examinations concluded yesterday, marking the end of 2019 boards.

27 Oct 2018


5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel.

18 May 2018


Indian coastal regions on alert due to Cyclone Sagar

A deep depression in the Arabian sea has developed into a cyclone, making it the first cyclone to develop this year in Indian waters.

12 May 2018


CBSE schools to promote art & culture among students

CBSE schools in Kerala and Lakshadweep will soon be promoting art, culture, and creativity among students and helping them showcase their talents.

19 Mar 2018


'Schools having computers' survey: Kerala, Lakshadweep top, Bihar at bottom

PM Narendra Modi's call for a digital India has far to go, what with states and UTs performing dismally in a survey judging schools having computers.

23 Dec 2017


India to get its first runway on sea-bridge at Lakshadweep

India is set to get its first runway on a 'sea-bridge'. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given its approval to Lakshadweep's Agatti Airport for the same.

19 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Cyclone Ockhi: Modi on one-day tour to Kerala, TN, Lakshadweep

PM Narendra Modi is on a one-day tour to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep today to review the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi and status of relief operations.

04 Dec 2017


Cyclone Ockhi kills 16; fishermen sail to find colleagues

With two more bodies found on Sunday, the cyclone Ockhi death toll has risen to 16 in Kerala.

07 Oct 2017


Dibang in Arunachal tops as 'Beti Bachao' performer

According to data by the WCD Ministry, Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh has emerged the best performer in implementing the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme with an increase of 416 points in sex ratio at birth (SRB).

06 Sep 2017


'An island in Lakshadweep has vanished'

A new study has revealed that one of Lakshadweep's bio-diversity rich islands Parali I has vanished. Thankfully, it was uninhabited. However, four other territories in the sea are also shrinking.

02 Oct 2016


Liquor ban: Gandhi Jayanti observed as dry day

The government said the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti will be observed as a dry day across Indian states.