Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: Lakshadweep

CBI books Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal in tuna fish export scam

The NCP MP’s nephew, Abdul Razaq, and a Colombo-based company that he represented, SRT General Merchants, have also been named as accused in the FIR, officials said.

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'.

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.