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Indian Naval Ship Nireekshak joins the National Coast Guard, Mauritius in search and salvage of the Mauritius Port Authority (MPA) Tug Sir Gaetan Duval, in Mauritius.

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Tens of thousands of people protest in Port Louis, Mauritius, over the government's slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins.

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The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can be seen from the coast of Mauritius. The grounded Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near protected areas off this Indian Ocean island nation has split apart, with remaining fuel spreading into the turquoise waters.

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The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can be seen from the coast of Mauritius. The grounded Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near protected areas off this Indian Ocean island nation has split apart, with remaining fuel spreading into the turquoise waters.

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This photo taken and provided by Sunil Dowarkasing, showing oil polluting the foreshore on the eastern side of Mauritius, after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sunil Dowarkasing, showing oil polluting the foreshore on the eastern side of Mauritius, after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sunil Dowarkasing, showing oil polluting the foreshore on the eastern side of Mauritius, after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sophie Seneque, shows debris in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sophie Seneque, shows debris in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Eric Villars shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Georges de La Tremoille of Mu Press shows divers using a containment boom to help contain oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Police and Fire personnel take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius, surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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A rubber glove floats on oil as volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

AP Photo/Beekash Roopun-L'express Maurice

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can bee seen from the coast or Mauritius.

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This satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies, shows an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies showing an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, top left, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves in an effort to stop the oil spill from reaching their shores. Satellite images show a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near wetlands that the government called‚ very sensitive.

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This photo provided by the French Army shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef. An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship's cargo of 4 tons has already escaped into the sea, officials said.

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This photo provided by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation Ministry shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after the Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel.

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India on Sunday sent medical assistance to the Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles by the naval ship INS Kesari to help in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, under Mission Sagar.

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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Monument Mary Queen of Peace, in Port Louis, Mauritius. Francis has arrived in the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius to celebrate its diversity, encourage its ethical development and honor a 19th century French missionary who ministered to freed slaves.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Moka, Mauritius.

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President Ram Nath Kovind offer prayers to Lord Shiva at Sagar Shiv Mandir, at Ganga Talao in Savanne, Mauritius.

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President Ram Nath Kovind being accorded welcome by Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and his wife Kobita Jugnauth on their arrival at Port Louis in Mauritius.

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The government of Mauritius designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the Indian Ocean Island nation's new president, making her the first woman to hold the ceremonial position.

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Mauritius President Kailash Purryag plants a sapling at a school in Jalandhar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chief Justice Kheshoe Parsad Matadeen during a meeting in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Mauritius counterpart Anerood Jugnauth and President of Mauritius Kailash Purryag during the National Day of Mauritius in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Mauritius counterpart Anerood Jugnauth and President of Mauritius Kailash Purryag arrive to attend National Day of Mauritius in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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@narendramodi on Facebook: Today I visited Ganga Talao, in Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi prays at a temple in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pours Ganga water into a sacred pond in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi prays after pouring Ganga water into a sacred pond in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at Ganga Talao, in Mauritius.

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at Ganga Talao, in Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Mauritius counterpart Anerood Jugnauth inspects guard of honor upon his arrival in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his arrival at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves after the Civic Reception, in Mahe, Seychelles.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth on his arrival at Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam Airport in Mauritius.

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Sarvesh Seechurn, 32, Student at Delhi University
In India: 2 years Indian culture is vibrant and people are spiritually inclined. The politics of this country is also very interesting. Everyone has their own agenda and often the opposition focuses more on picking on faults alone. For instance, I think the Swachch Bharat campaign is a good initiative, but some Congressmen think it’s not genuine. Even the Congress should join it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Vice Prime Minister of Mauritius, Showkutally Soodhun in Gandhinagar.

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Sky is the monetary limit An overview of Ebene in Mauritius

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Finance Street In the Mauritian capital, Port Louis

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj pours 'Gangajal' at the Ganga Talao in Mauritius.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawraj with Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam during their meeting in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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Pesident Pranab Mukherjee attends the 45th Independence day function of Mauritius at Anjalay Stadium in Port Louis. Also seen are Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag (R) and Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam.

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President Pranab Mukherjee is received by Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam on his arrival at Port Louis airport, Mauritius.

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President Pranab Mukherjee with Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam inspects a guard of honour during a ceremonial reception on his arrival at Port Louis airport, Mauritius.

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Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag with his wife Aneetah Purryag offering prayers at Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala in Tirupati.

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Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag, center, walks after the ceremonial guard of honor in New Delhi. Purryag is expected to visit his ancestral village in Bihar during his week long visit in India.

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Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles Anand Sharma with Mauritius Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Arvin Boolell at a meeting in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister SM Krishna shakes hands with his Mauritian counterpart Arvin Boolell prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi shakes hands with Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam at a meeting in New Delhi.

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Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam, accompanied by his wife Veena, meeting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.

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President Pratibha Devisingh Patil shakes hands with Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius with his wife, at a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, right, shakes hands with Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navinchandra Ramgoolam, center, as his wife Veena Ramgoolam looks on, before the ceremonial guard of honor at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Ramgoolam is in India for a four-day visit.

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Mauritius central bank in Port Louis. DTAA with the country is being renegotiated.

Reuters (From Outlook, February 06, 2012)

Anerood Jugnauth, 82, Mauritius Has been the president and commander-in-chief of Mauritius for nearly a decade. Earlier, he was the prime minister for four consecutive terms, beginning in 1982. He became prime minister for the fifth time in 2000, but was elevated to the post of president. Was conferred a knighthood, and honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2003.

President Pratibha Patil alongwith her husband Devi Singh Shekhawat pay floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi Statue at Mahatma Gandhi Institute during her visit in Mauritius.

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President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil is proposing a toast during the banquet hosted by Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius & Mrs Veena Ramgoolam in Mauritius.

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