Fisherman

  • Pakistan summons Indian deputy envoy to protest arrest of fishermen 17-03-2014 11:59 PM

    The Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Gopal Baglay was on Monday summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Ministry to lodge a protest over the arrest of 13 Pakistani fishermen on March 15. According to Pakistan's Fishermen Cooperative Society, the fishermen along with their boat were well within Pakistan territorial waters,...
  • El Salvador fisherman returns home after drifting at sea for more than a year 12-02-2014 03:13 PM

    A fisherman who says he drifted at sea for more than a year has finally made it home to El Salvador, exhausted and speechless. Jose Salvador Alvarenga tried to address a media throng waiting at the airport, eager to fill in details about what many people have viewed as a...
  • CPM urges release of fishermen from Sri Lankan custody 25-12-2013 06:44 PM

    CPI(M) on Wednesday asked the Centre to take urgent steps to secure the release of 210 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan custody and initiate talks with Colombo on the problems being faced by "fishermen of both the countries". The party Politburo expressed concern over the "continuing arrests and detention" of...
  • 400 Indians in Pakistani prisons, confirms MEA 01-11-2013 12:01 AM

    Around 400 Indians are in Pakistani prisons, of whom 90 have completed their sentences and are entitled to be released and sent home, a top official said on Thursday. According to external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, of the 400 Indians, 214 are civilian prisoners while 186 are fishermen. He...
  • India summons Pak deputy envoy over fisherman killing on October 11 14-10-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has summoned Pakistan deputy envoy over indiscriminate firing on unarmed Indian fishermen on October 11, one fishermen from Gujarat died in the incident. "The matter is being investigated. Authorities will provide us the report upon completion," said Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson, MEA on US...
  • Modi asks govt to intervene as Pak allegedly kills Indian fisherman 14-10-2013 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: There is no news yet on the 30 Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Pakistani Special Marines on Saturday. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has now asked the Central government to step in and probe the matter. Modi is pushing the Centre to take the matter up...
  • Fishermen killing: 'Italy will do everything to bring back marines' 17-08-2013 08:25 PM

    Rome: Italy will do everything to bring back by Christmas two of its marines, who have been in India for over one-and-a-half years to face trial for killing two Indian fishermen, the country's special envoy in the case has said. The trial could begin by early September and if it...
  • US probe rules out wrong doing in Indian fisherman killing 09-04-2013 02:15 AM

    Washington: A US Navy investigation has ruled out any wrong doing into the killing of one Indian fisherman in a firing incident off the Persian Gulf in 2013 that also injured three others. "The investigation found that the use of force was appropriate and in accordance with Chairman, Joint Chiefs...
  • Snapshot: The biggest fish caught this season 02-01-2012 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: A fisherman carries the biggest fish caught during a winter fishing event as he poses for photographs on the frozen surface of Shitoukoumen Reservoir in Changchun, Jilin province December 25, 2011. This event is part of the annual Changchun Ice and Snow Festival. Picture taken December 25, 2011....
  • 122 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan 17-11-2011 10:44 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have arrested 122 Indian fishermen and seized 23 fishing boats on charges of poaching in the country's territorial waters, a spokesman said on Thursday. The spokesman of the Maritime Security Agency said the arrests were made on Wednesday night. The action was taken to safeguard the interest...
  • 10,000 fishermen on fast against N-plant in TN 13-09-2011 02:33 AM

    Tirunelveli: Around 10,000 fishermen staged a day-long fast protesting against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) being set up in the district under Indo-Russian collaboration as the agitation continued to draw a large number of people for the second day on Monday. MDMK leader Vaiko threw his weight behind the...
  • Freed Indian fishermen reach home 19-02-2011 12:07 PM

    Chennai: All the 136 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka reached Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district in 25 boats to a rousing reception on Saturday. The relatives of the freed fishermen shed joyous tears while receiving them. The fishermen were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy early this week for straying...
  • Krishna to discuss fishermen issue with Lanka FM 06-02-2011 06:45 PM

    Thimphu: Against the backdrop of the killing of some Tamil fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, India is expected to convey its concerns and press for an end to such incidents when External Affairs Minister SM Krishna meets his counterpart GL Peiris on Monday. Krishna and Peiris will be...
  • TN: political row over fisherman's death 29-01-2011 07:14 AM

    Nagapattinam: It has been nearly a week since Murugeswari's husband Jayakumar was killed allegedly by the SL navy in the waters between India and Sri Lanka. The political visitors continue pouring in to convey their condolences starting with local leaders to now even a personal visit by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa....
  • Another fisherman killed, SL navy denies hand 25-01-2011 08:18 AM

    Chennai: Yet another fishermen killed in the waters between India and Sri Lanka. Jayakumar is the name of the victim - a fisherman from Nagapatnam - was allegedly strangled with a rope and dragged to sea allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy. Jayakumar's death comes even after India took a...
  • Sri Lanka denies killing Tamil Nadu fisherman 23-01-2011 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka on Sunday denied the charges on The Lankan Navy of killing a Tamil Nadu fisherman saying that the Sri Lankan Navy is not involved. Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said, "The Lankan Navy is not involved, but serious investigations will be held to...
  • TN fisherman strangulated, killed by Lankan navy 23-01-2011 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan Navy has allegedly killed another fisherman from Tamil Nadu, leading to an outrage in the state. The fisherman, Jayakumar, is alleged to have been strangulated and pushed into the water by the Lankan navy. The body was brought to Nagapattinam on Sunday. This is the...
  • Fisherman marries billionaire's daughter 19-08-2010 12:19 PM

    London: From a battered 80-year-old boat to a swanky yacht, life has come a long way for humble British fisherman Guy Barnett who married a multi-billionaire's daughter after a whirlwind fairytale romance. Guy Barnett sailed into his old home port in Dartmouth, Devon with bride Sarah Risley, 35, so they...
  • Impact: Hope for fisherman, govt keeps his dream job 08-07-2008 02:57 AM

    New Delhi: An Order of Australia, an award given to an individual for his achievement or merit in service to Australia or humanity in general, will be conferred on Sachin Tendulkar for his contribution to the sport, the country's Prime Minister Julia Gillard said here on Tuesday. Making the announcement...
  • Paralysed and penniless, man's job dream is crippled 02-07-2008 11:38 AM

    Colombo: Shane Watson's brilliant form with bat and ball has propelled Australia's unbeaten run in the World Twenty20, but the star all-rounder warned rivals he was not finished yet. Watson's extraordinary display has won him Man-of-the-Match awards in all four of Australia's games and made him both the top run-getter...