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Lakshadweep Reforms

Identification Of Lakshadweep Problems A Continuous Process: MHA Tells Lok Sabha

Jul 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Lakshadweep has recently seen protests by the locals after the UT administration mooted a number of proposals

Lakshadweep Row: Kerala Congress Leaders Denied Permission To Visit Islands

Jul 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

In its order denying permission to a group of Kerala Congress leaders, the Lakshadweep administration said their visit might ‘disturb’ the peaceful atmosphere of the region.

Sedition Case: Kerala HC Grants Anticipatory Bail To Lakshadweep Film Maker Aisha Sultana

The court had earlier granted her interim bail for one week.

Lakshadweep Administration Proposes Shifting HC Jurisdiction From Kerala To Karnataka

Jun 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The proposal was initiated by the administration after several litigations were moved before the Kerala High Court against the decisions taken by the islands' new administrator Praful Khoda Patel.

Lakshadweep Filmmaker: Bioweapon Remark Was A Mistake, But I Was Entrapped

Lakshadweep-based filmmaker Aisha Sultana has been booked for sedition for alleging that bioweapons were used spreading Covid-19 in the islands

14 June, 2021

Sedition Charges: Lakshadweep-Based Filmmaker Aisha Sulthana Moves HC For Anticipatory Bail

Outlook Web Bureau

Aisha Sulthana has been charged of sedition for her alleged remarks on the spread of Covid in the islands.

13 June, 2021

Administrator Praful Khoda Patel To Visit Lakshadweep Amid Protests In Island

Outlook Web Bureau

Patel will begin his week-long visit to the islands on Monday

11 June, 2021

Lakshadweep Filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana Booked For Sedition For ‘Biological Weapon’ Remark

Outlook Web Bureau

She was booked after a complaint was filed with the Kavaratti police by the BJP's Lakshadweep unit president Abdul Khade

03 June, 2021

New Rules Will Destroy Island's Way Of Life : Padma Shri Ali Manikfan

Thufail PT

If the mainland’s culture is imposed upon the island, the islanders would have to move out from the island, says the multi-faceted marine researcher

02 June, 2021

White Sand, Roasted Fish, Tender Coconut: Why India's Beautiful Island Wants To Be Left Alone

Ismath Hussain

Ismath Hussain, the first novelist from Lakshadweep, writes an island diary for 'Outlook' in the backdrop of the row over the new draft notification.

31 May, 2021

Amid Protests, Lakshadweep Administration Announces Extension Of Complete Shutdown In Islands

Outlook Web Bureau

Citing rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Lakshadweep administration on Monday extended the ‘complete shutdown’ in the region by a week


30 May, 2021

Administrator Attempting Land Grab In The Guise Of Development: Lakshadweep MP

Thufail PT

'Liquor and beef are just diversion tactics, land is the administrator’s main ambition,' says Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal PP

29 May, 2021

Actor Prithviraj’s Sentiments On Lakshadweep Reforms Reflect Those Of Keralites: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Outlook Web Bureau

Malayalam film actor Prithviraj Sukumaran has been in the eye of the storm ever since he tweeted opposing the new reforms introduced by Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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