India World

Sweeping changes proposed for India’s Lakshadweep Islands by right-wing administrator sparks uproar

Sweeping changes in the administration of India’s Lakshadweep islands has caused widespread resentment and fear among its residents. Lakshadweep is an idyllic archipelago of 36 islands spread over a 32-square-kilometre area in the sea, about 200 km off the southwestern coast of the Indian Peninsula. Residents in the smallest among India’s eight “Union Territories” (UTs), […]

Elections 2019 Politics

Lakshadweep IAS officer denies Rajiv Gandhi using INS Viraat for personal holiday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dug himself into another controversy by saying how former PM Rajiv Gandhi used the INS Viraat, a naval warship, to go on a holiday. The administrator of Lakshadweep speaking to an Indian news channel said that INS Viraat was indeed stationed in Lakshadweep but the Gandhis were not holidaying aboard the […]