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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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During an election rally in New Delhi, the prime minister said that the Gandhi family compromised national security as Indian Navy personnel were stationed in Lakshdweep in service of late Rajiv Gandhi and his family.
The PIL asserts that Muslims are majority in Lakshdweep (96.20%) and Jammu and Kashmir (68.30%) and there is significant population in Assam (34.20%), West Bengal (27.5%), Kerala (26.60%), Uttar Pradesh (19.30%) and Bihar (18%) but they are enjoying the "minority" status, and the communities which are real minorities, are not getting their legitimate share.
But the first phase of 36 radars in the mainland and six in Lakshdweep will only be completed by mid- 2013.
20 percent to 30 percent Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Lakshdweep, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadue Above 30 percent Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand.
Island Region 828 20 Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshdweep Rainfall Soil Conservation range [EI.sub.
Summary: Agatti Islands(Lakshdweep) [India] Mar 10(ANI): The Chief Operating Officer(COO) of MAERSK Group have thanked the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) for its help in dousing the flames that broke out on the container ship named Maersk Honam near Agatti Island, off the coast of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea.
When he joined politics, Hamdullah's mission was to retain the Lakshdweep constituency, which sent his father and former Union minister P.M.
The petition was filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a lawyer and a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who sought minority status for Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Lakshdweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
In his plea, the petitioner sought the Hindus be declared minority in the eight states including Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Lakshdweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.