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Lakshadweep

(ləkshäd`wēp'), union territory (2001 provisional pop. 60,595), 11 sq mi (28 sq km), SW India, consisting of the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Kerala state. The capital of this group of 36 islands (10 are inhabited) is Kavarrati Island. Minicoy is the largest island. The population, mainly Muslim, engages in fishing and copra production. Malayalam is the main language except on Minicoy, where Mahl is spoken. The territory is administered by the home minister in the central government of India with an appointed local advisory council
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Agatti Islands(Lakshdweep) [India] Mar 10( ANI ): The Chief Operating Officer(COO) of MAERSK Group have thanked the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) for its help in dousing the flames that broke out on the container ship named Maersk Honam near Agatti Island, off the coast of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea.
Lakshdweep Islands attract hundreds of tourists each year, mainly for water sports.
Jamir (Nagaland), Kuldeep Sharma (Andaman and Nicobar Island), and Poonikkam Shaikhoya (Lakshdweep).
According to the Home Ministry, the police complaints authorities of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshdweep will be a single member authority.
These new NITs will be established in Manipur; Meghalaya; Mizoram; Nagaland; Goa (which will also cater to UTs of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshdweep); Pudducherry (which will also cater to Andaman and Nicobar Islands); Sikkim; Delhi (which will also cater to Chandigarh) and Uttrakhand.
Lakshdweep 105 Polling booth accessible by boats only
From Kochi she left to Lakshdweep to address a Lakshdweep Terrestrial special convention at Kavarati and will be returning to Delhi from Kochi.