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 (lək-shäd′wēp′, lŭk′shə-dwēp′)
A union territory of southwest India comprising the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands.
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(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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Summary: New Delhi [India], June 10 (ANI): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that a depression has formed over the southeast and adjoining Lakshadweep and east-central Arabian Sea which will likely move north-northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm.
The Lakshadweep administration Tuesday held a multi-agency security review meeting following intelligence reports that a boat carrying 15 ISIS terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the scenic islands, the Press Trust of India reported.
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.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 9 (ANI): A low-pressure area has formed over the southeast and adjoining east central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area due to the influence of cyclonic circulation in this region, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday here.
Summary: This is luxury at its best in Lakshadweep. The beach huts with tiled roofs augment the scenic beauty of this uninhabited island.
Selvaraj is accused of accepting bribes from Mohammad Kassim, a private contractor in Lakshadweep, during his tenure as administrator of the union territory.