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Despite the raging coronavirus pandemic life seems to be normal in the small Lakshadweep islands, which is yet to record the first positive case of coronavirus.(Image via Twitter)

What Covid-19? Life is all normal in Lakshadweep

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Lakshadweep
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:26 PM IST
According to P P Mohammed Faizal, who represents the islands in the Lok Sabha, Lakshadweep has staved off the Covid-19 pandemic since its outbreak earlier this year, reporting zero cases as of December 8.
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Dineshwar Sharma(File photo)
Dineshwar Sharma(File photo)

IB chief to J&K interlocutor: Dineshwar Sharma, the man who excelled in different roles

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Dineshwar Sharma, the administrator of Lakshadweep and former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief, died at the age of 66 on Friday in a hospital in Chennai, from complications related to a lung ailment.
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Fishing boats anchored at Vizhinjam beach after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a cyclone alert for Tamil Nadu and Kerala coastal areas, in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)
Fishing boats anchored at Vizhinjam beach after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a cyclone alert for Tamil Nadu and Kerala coastal areas, in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)

NCMC reviews situation in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 07:02 PM IST
In view of the deep depression emerging along the southern coast of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the cabinet secretary chaired the NCMC meeting through video conferencing with the chief secretaries of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the advisor Lakshadweep and secretaries of different ministries, an official statement said.
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IMD has also issued warnings for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala that are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during December 2 and 3 and isolated heavy rainfall on December 1 and 4.(Reuters)
IMD has also issued warnings for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala that are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during December 2 and 3 and isolated heavy rainfall on December 1 and 4.(Reuters)

Red, orange alerts for 5 Kerala districts; warning of very heavy rains in parts of south India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The alerts came after IMD projected intensification of depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal that can lead to a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours.
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Sea cucumbers are single branched marine organisms (invertebrates) high in demand across south-east Asia, mainly China, for food and traditional medicine.(Photo: Lakshadweep forest department)
Sea cucumbers are single branched marine organisms (invertebrates) high in demand across south-east Asia, mainly China, for food and traditional medicine.(Photo: Lakshadweep forest department)

CBI begins investigation as Lakshadweep sees 3rd largest sea cucumber seizure this year

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 09:59 AM IST
This is also the eighth case this year involving 220 large, processed sea cucumbers worth Rs 1.56 crore seized by the Lakshadweep forest department on south Agatti Islands
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The Lakshadweep forest department on Monday seized a consignment of 22 large sea cucumbers worth around Rs 20 lakh from an abandoned building.(Sourced)
The Lakshadweep forest department on Monday seized a consignment of 22 large sea cucumbers worth around Rs 20 lakh from an abandoned building.(Sourced)

22 dead sea cucumbers worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Lakshadweep

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:41 AM IST
This is the 7th case this year; over 1,500 kg sea cucumbers have been seized from Lakshadweep this year worth Rs 6 crore
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The consignment is pegged at Rs 32 lakh; sea cucumbers are listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act that provides them absolute protection and their commercial use is banned.(Lakshadweep forest department)
The consignment is pegged at Rs 32 lakh; sea cucumbers are listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act that provides them absolute protection and their commercial use is banned.(Lakshadweep forest department)

Sea cucumber worth Rs 32 lakh found buried in Lakshadweep

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Authorities have recovered a fresh consignment of 41 dead sea cucumbers (taxidermied), the protected marine invertebrates farmed as delicacies, and for traditional medicine across South East Asia, worth Rs 32 lakh from Lakshadweep’s Agatti Island
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Covid warriors in PPE gear participate in Independence Day celebrations in Kolkata.
Covid warriors in PPE gear participate in Independence Day celebrations in Kolkata.

Digital record of health to revolutionise sector

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:02 AM IST
The programme is a part of the government’s National Digital Health Blueprint aimed at using technology to improve health care delivery.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

All villages to be connected with optical fibre in next 1,000 days: PM Modi in Independence Day speech

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:25 PM IST
In the last five years, 1.5 lakh village panchayats have been connected with optical fibre cable, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address.
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Sea cucumber underwater.(De Agostini/Getty Images)
Sea cucumber underwater.(De Agostini/Getty Images)

51.5kg sea cucumbers worth 1 crore seized in Lakshadweep

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Acting on a tip-off, the Lakshadweep Sea Cucumber Protection Task Force seized the consignment consisting dead sea cucumbers processed with preservatives and kept ready for further transportation to mainland, said officials.
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After super cyclone Amphan, the next cyclonic storm in the region was supposed to be named ‘Nisarga’.(AFP)
After super cyclone Amphan, the next cyclonic storm in the region was supposed to be named ‘Nisarga’.(AFP)

IMD warns of cyclonic storm Nisarga over Maharashtra, Gujarat coast: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The intensity and likely impact of cyclone Nisarga will be released by the IMD once the department obtains clearer pictures.
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IMD on May 15 said the onset was likely to be delayed by four days and the monsoon was expected to arrive on June 5.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
IMD on May 15 said the onset was likely to be delayed by four days and the monsoon was expected to arrive on June 5.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

IMD, Skymet Weather differ on monsoon arrival

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 05:30 AM IST
IMD on Thursday said the monsoon was likely to arrive in Kerala, which marks the beginning of the four-month rainy season when India receives 70% of its annual rainfall, around its normal onset date of June 1.
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Kresha Bajaj and Samantha Akkineni
Kresha Bajaj and Samantha Akkineni

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Underwater and Out of This World

By Malavika Sangghvi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 08:15 AM IST
And this Saturday night, some of the city’s glitterati turned up to Pali Hill to support her as she launched her latest fashion collection called ‘Acropora’ named after a species of coral found underwater
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According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global climate science body, Mumbai is one of six Indian cities at critical risk from sea level rise(Hindustan Times)
According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global climate science body, Mumbai is one of six Indian cities at critical risk from sea level rise(Hindustan Times)

Sea level could rise 10 times faster by 2100; Mumbai at risk, says study

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:06 AM IST
Sources cited in the report have estimated that approximately 28 million people across Mumbai, Kolkata, Surat, Chennai, Kochi and Vishakhapatnam are at risk with the global mean sea level projected to rise 10 times faster by 2100, if global greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed.
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Indians are travelling more domestically and internationally these days.(Unsplash)
Indians are travelling more domestically and internationally these days.(Unsplash)

HT Tourism Conclave 2019: ​Increase in demand for women-only trips, says Deep Kalra ​

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:55 PM IST
HT Tourism Conclave 2019: Unlike previous decades, Indians are taking more breaks and going for travel unlike earlier when there was more focus on savings said Deep Kalra, CEO, MakeMyTrip.com.
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Union home minister Amit Shah arriving in Parliament on August 5.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah arriving in Parliament on August 5.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir divided into two UTs. Here’s what it means

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Of the existing UTs two - Puducherry and Delhi - have legislatures as is planned for Jammu and Kashmir . Five other UTs -Chandigarh. Five other UTs -Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands are ruled directly by the Centre.
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Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(Photo: Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(Photo: Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Over 36% schools in India without electricity: HRD minister

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Over 36 per cent of schools across the country do not have electricity, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Monday.
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In July 2017, the Supreme Court had ordered a ban on liquor shops within 500 metres of state and national highways. Two years earlier, in 2015, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had introduced prohibition in the state.(HT Photo)
In July 2017, the Supreme Court had ordered a ban on liquor shops within 500 metres of state and national highways. Two years earlier, in 2015, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had introduced prohibition in the state.(HT Photo)

Drink driving accidents highest in UP

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:32 AM IST
About 3,336 road accidents were recorded under the drink-driving category in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, out of a total of 38,783. Bihar saw a decline from 1,457 road accidents in 2015 to 593 in 2016 to nil in 2017, according to the data.
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The Met centre at Thiruvananthapuram is abuzz before the arrival of the monsoon every year.(Vivek R Nair/HT Photo)
The Met centre at Thiruvananthapuram is abuzz before the arrival of the monsoon every year.(Vivek R Nair/HT Photo)

Drizzle or downpour? They have the answer: The people who predict the monsoon

By Ramesh Babu and Poulomi Banerjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 06:52 PM IST
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A heavy rainfall warning has been issued in parts of Gujarat in the next few days due to a depression in the Arabian Sea may turn into a severe cyclonic storm.(PTI/Representative Image)
A heavy rainfall warning has been issued in parts of Gujarat in the next few days due to a depression in the Arabian Sea may turn into a severe cyclonic storm.(PTI/Representative Image)

Heavy rain likely in Gujarat due to cyclonic storm following depression in Arabian Sea

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 11:20 AM IST
The depression over south-east, adjoining Lakshadweep and east-central Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of about 31 kmph on Monday.
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Monsoon hit Kerala on Saturday after a week-long delay.(PTI)
Monsoon hit Kerala on Saturday after a week-long delay.(PTI)

Cyclone Vayu to turn into severe storm today, may bring heavy rain to southern coast

By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 10:33 AM IST
The system will intensify into a cyclonic storm by Tuesday afternoon and a severe cyclonic storm with wind speed of up to 115 kmph in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned.
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“Associated cyclonic circulation has extended up to midtropospheric levels and it is very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 48 hours over the southeast and adjoining east central Arabian Sea,” it added.(HT Photo)
“Associated cyclonic circulation has extended up to midtropospheric levels and it is very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 48 hours over the southeast and adjoining east central Arabian Sea,” it added.(HT Photo)

Cyclonic storm building over Arabian Sea, says Met dept

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 08:54 AM IST
It also predicted that the pressure is expected to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm subsequently.
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Malaria, which is a parasitic infection that spreads between people through the bite of the infected female anopheles mosquito and causes symptoms like fever, headache, chills and vomiting, can be eliminated only by stopping indigenous transmission of the infection(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Malaria, which is a parasitic infection that spreads between people through the bite of the infected female anopheles mosquito and causes symptoms like fever, headache, chills and vomiting, can be eliminated only by stopping indigenous transmission of the infection(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

India’s past learnings can help it eradicate malaria

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 08:20 PM IST
Data indicates that it is headed in the right direction, but the last mile is the hardest
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Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Image for representation(AFP file photo)

Kerala coast on high alert after intel on ISIS terror

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 11:14 PM IST
The Kerala coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that boats allegedly carrying 15 Islamic State Terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the Lakshadweep islands, police said Saturday.
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The Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination results were declared on Monday, May 6.(HT file)
The Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination results were declared on Monday, May 6.(HT file)

Kerala SSLC Class 10th Exam Result 2019 declared, 98.11% students pass. Check at keralaresults.nic.in

By Nilesh Mathur and Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Kerala SSLC Result 2019 Date: The Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination results was announced on Monday.
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Kerala SSLC Result 2019 Date: The Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination results will be announced on Monday, May 6.(Getty Images)
Kerala SSLC Result 2019 Date: The Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination results will be announced on Monday, May 6.(Getty Images)

Kerala SSLC Result 2019: DHSE to declare Kerala Class 10 board exam results tomorrow

By Nilesh Mathur and Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Kerala SSLC Result 2019 Date: The Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination results will be announced on Monday, May 6.
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The Union territory of Lakshadweep is represented by a single parliamentary constituency, which is reserved for members of Scheduled Tribes.(AFP)
The Union territory of Lakshadweep is represented by a single parliamentary constituency, which is reserved for members of Scheduled Tribes.(AFP)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Smallest constituency Lakshadweep was once a Congress stronghold

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 07:32 AM IST
Mohammed Faizal of NCP is the current MP from Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency, which had been a Congress bastion. He had defeated veteran Congress leader PM Sayeed’s son Hamdulla Sayeed in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
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The NCP list includes four sitting MPs, including party chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule who will contest from Baramati.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
The NCP list includes four sitting MPs, including party chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule who will contest from Baramati.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Supriya Sule on NCP’s first list for polls

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 07:50 AM IST
The NCP, which will fight the polls in alliance with the Congress and other smaller parties, is expected to field candidates on 22 of the 48 constituencies in Maharashtra.
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A crab hidden inside its home in the Lakshadweep corals.(Shreya yadav/HT Photo)
A crab hidden inside its home in the Lakshadweep corals.(Shreya yadav/HT Photo)

Global warming threatens Lakshadweep’s coral reefs

By Sibi Arasu | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2018 07:25 AM IST
An 18-year-long study has found that the island’s corals are in dramatic decline.
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