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An island of western India in the Arabian Sea northwest of Mumbai. A Portuguese possession after 1535, Diu was invaded by India in 1961 and annexed the following year. It is now part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
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(Placename) a small island off the NW coast of India: together with a mainland area, it formed a district of Portuguese India (1535–1961); formerly part of the Indian Union Territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu (1962–87)
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a small island off the coast of Gujarat state in W India: part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
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The letter of congratulatory also covered up that DIU has taken many initiatives for creating entrepreneurs to support the vision of Bangladesh government.
Heavy downpour and release of water from the Madhuban Dam resulted in water logging and flood-like situation in different parts of Daman and Diu.
After the grant, the department has submitted visa application of 157 mechanics from Gujarat and Diu to undertake repair works of the boats, Superintendent of Gujarat Fisheries department, K B Thakur said .
The Government of India has recently come up with an agenda of initiatives to revive travel and tourism in Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
secret, such as the stunning sunset at the Malala quarry in Diu.
Diu said the patient is having difficulty breathing.
The order was passed recently after Diu Collector and Magistrate Hemant Kumar called a meeting with all departments in the district and made the decision to impose Indian Penal Code section 144 and also banned bathing and swimming at beaches.
Where: On Nagoa Beach in Diu; about 400 km from Ahmedabad.
According to a Home Ministry statement, the Gujarat and Diu administrations have planned to evacuate about three lakh people from the identified vulnerable areas starting early tomorrow morning.
News Report Daffodil International University (DIU) Air Rover Scout Group organised 'Scouts' Own' programme followed by iftar mahfil at banquet hall of the university recently.
Summary: Relax on the beaches, cycle around the island, idle at small eateries--the pace of life in Diu remains the same, on the happy side of hectic.