Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep floats global tenders for high-end resorts in bid to turn islands into Maldives

The planned eco-tourism resorts on the three islands of Minicoy, Suheli & Kadmat have worried ecologists that opening up the islands will destroy its environment and coral ecosystem.

Lakshadweep denies entry to Congress MPs, says their ‘political actions’ can disturb peace

While rejecting application of Congress's Hibi Eden and TN Prathapan for entry, the Lakshadweep administration also said their visit might cause a possible surge in Covid cases.

SubscriberWrites: Let Lakshadweep remain Lakshadweep not imitate Maldives & why we need safety education for all

Subscribers write about new draft laws in the island being rushed through without consultations and why we ignore learning safety measures at our own peril.

Lakshadweep administration moots proposal for HC jurisdiction transfer from Kerala to Karnataka

Proposal was initiated by administration after several litigations were moved before Kerala HC against the controversial decisions taken by Lakshadweep Administrator Praful Khoda Patel.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands invite applications to develop ecotourism projects, spark concerns

A government firm has called on developers to undertake development, management and operations of four ecotourism projects.

12 BJP leaders in Lakshadweep resign over ‘unjustified’ sedition case against filmmaker

A sedition case was filed against filmmaker Aisha Sultana Thursday for calling Lakshadweep Administrator Praful K. Patel a 'bioweapon' during a TV debate.

Denied entry, 8 MPs give breach of privilege notice against Lakshadweep administrator

The delegation of MPs wanted to visit the island to do a fact-check on a slew of controversial regulations proposed by Administrator Praful K. Patel since January 2021.

Sedition case against Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana for calling Praful Patel ‘bio-weapon’

The case was filed following a complaint by BJP's Lakshadweep unit head, who said remarks against the administrator imply criticism of the central govt.

Lakshadweep administration issues new order to deploy govt officials in fishing boats

The administration's decision comes amid protests by islanders against its 'reform' measures. Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal termed the administrative decisions as a 'mockery'.

Lakshadweep draft laws disturbing, against ethos of islands: ex-civil servants to PM

New Delhi: In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah Saturday, a group of 93 former civil servants raised...

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


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India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.