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 (lək-shäd′wēp′, lŭk′shə-dwēp′)
A union territory of southwest India comprising the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands.


(ˌlʌk ʃəˈdwip)

a union territory of India comprising a group of islands and coral reefs in the Arabian Sea, off the SW coast of India. 51,707; ab. 12 sq. mi. (31 sq. km). Formerly, Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands.
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Rainfall at most places with heavy falls at a few places on 14th and at isolated places on 15th March is very likely over Lakshadweep Islands.
Tenders are invited for Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 06 Nos 11 KV, 630A outdoor type Ring Main Units (RMU) to Lakshadweep Electricity Department.
The Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) technology indigenously developed and demonstrated by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) is found suitable for the Lakshadweep islands.
The smallest of the Union Territories of India, the Lakshadweep islands, also have the unique distinction of being the only region in the country to boast of atolls.
THIRIUVANANTHAPURAM -- Fourteen Pakistani fishermen, lodged in the central prison here after being taken into custody by the Indian Navy six months back for crossing into the Indian waters near Lakshadweep Islands, have been sent back to their country.
Summary: A tiny cluster of islands where you can live every Robinson Crusoe moment--lose track of time and rediscover solitude as you explore Lakshadweep.
Background & objectives: An outbreak of chikungunya fever characterized by prolonged incapacitation in the Lakshadweep islands in Indian Ocean occurred in November 2006.
Rainfall at most places on March 14 and 15 with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places is very likely over Lakshadweep Islands," the IMD said in its bulletin.
Tenders are invited for Fabrication, Supply Installation, testing and commissioning of LT Control Panels at Powerhouse Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep Document cost : INR 1500 EMD value : INR 80000 Document Purchase Start date : 07 Mar 2018 Document Purchase End date : 01 Apr 2018 Opening date : 03 Apr 2018
This is a disturbing trend, given the closeness of Lakshadweep islands to these nations," a naval officer says.
Summary: This is luxury at its best in Lakshadweep.
Summary: Lakshadweep [India], Mar 9 (ANI): The massive chemical fire that broke out on the container ship named Maersk Honam three days ago has been finally doused.