FISHERMEN

  • 25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh Navy April 12, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 25 Indian fishermen were detained by Bangladesh Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters. The fishermen on two trawlers were detained 90 nautical miles off the coast of Bagerhat's Mongla sea port during a regular patrol, police said. All of them hailed from South Chabbish Pargana District of...
  • SC allows marine Massimiliano Latorre to stay in Italy till July 15 on health grounds April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline for Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with a colleague is accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012, to return to India on medical grounds. The apex court extended his return till July 15. Latore was supposed to return on April...
  • SC to hear marine Massimiliano Latorre's plea for extension of stay in Italy on medical grounds April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with a colleague is accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012, on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of his stay in Italy on medical grounds. A bench comprising justices AR Dave and Kurian Joseph fixed the plea of Latorre for hearing...
  • Indians not allowed to fish in Lankan waters: Maithripala Sirisena April 3, 2015

    Colombo: Dismissing opposition's claim that his government has given fishing rights to Indians, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he has issued clear instructions to the navy to seize boats that violate the country's territorial waters. "We have not allowed fishing in our waters for the Indians. I have...
  • 18 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan March 30, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities have arrested 18 Indian fishermen and seized their three boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters. The fishermen were arrested by Pakistan's Maritime Security (PMS) forces last night in the Arabian Sea off the Karachi coast, Geo News reported. No official of the PMS was available to...
  • Tamil Nadu threatens to call off talks if fishermen not released March 23, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday threatened to call off the bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday if 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested recently by the Navy of the island nation, were not released as assured by the Lankan government. An official release here...
  • 57 Indian fishing boats released by Pakistan reach Porbandar March 23, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Fifty-seven Indian fishing boats, released by Pakistan on Sunday, arrived at Porbandar on Monday night. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship Vijit and Rajratan entered the Porbandar harbour escorting 57 Indian Fishing Boats (IFBs) that were returned by Pakistan authorities on Sunday as a good-will gesture near Indo-Pak International Maritime...
  • Sri Lanka arrests 54 Indian fishermen March 22, 2015

    Colombo: As many as 54 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in island's waters off the coast of Kankesanturai and Talaimannar in the north. Sri Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Indika Silva said that 21 fishermen were arrested and five boats were seized at Kankesanturai...
  • 29 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy March 21, 2015

    Rameswaram (TN): Twenty-nine fishermen from Rameswaram were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday night while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen, who went out to sea on Saturday morning, were fishing near Katchatheevu in five boats when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel took them into custody...
  • Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues March 21, 2015

    Colombo: Fishermen's associations of India and Sri Lanka will meet in Chennai next week to resolve the vexed issue of violation the maritime boundary and invading each other's waters. The talks between the fishermen's associations of Sri Lanka and India are to be held in Chennai on March 24 and 25,...
  • Two fishermen injured after Sri Lankan Navy attacks them with nylon ropes at sea March 17, 2015

    Chennai: Two Indian fishermen were injured as the Sri Lankan Navy attacked them with nylon ropes at sea near Katchatheevu early on Tuesday morning. According to sources, the fishermen are from Tamil Nadu's Rameswaran area. This attack came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka. During his meeting...
  • European Union-India summit off as Italian marines case rankles March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Plans for the European Union to host a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have collapsed amid acrimony over delays to the trial of two Italian marines for murder in the 2012 killing of two Indian fishermen. A spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday confirmed...
  • Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority region CM hits out at his PM for saying Indian fishermen will be shot at March 15, 2015

    Jaffna: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jaffna, the Chief Minister of Tamil-majority region in Sri Lanka hit out at Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe for his controversial comments on shooting trespassing Indian fishermen. Talking exclusively to CNN-IBN CV Vigneswaran said, "That is not the way for...
  • India, Sri Lanka sign four agreements, discuss fishermen issue March 13, 2015

    Colombo: India and Sri Lanka on Friday signed four agreements on visa, Customs, youth development and building a Rabindranath Tagore memorial in Sri Lanka. While signing the agreements, Modi said, "I am aware of Sri Lanka's concerns of trade with India. We are not just looking at solving problems but...
  • PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka, to hold talks with President Sirisena to strengthen bilateral ties March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Continuing his five-day tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Colombo on Friday to kick start his two-day visit to the island nation. Modi was received by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at the airport after he arrived in Colombo at 5:25 AM following an overnight journey from...
  • Oppostion parties demand Modi to raise fishermen issue with Sri Lanka March 7, 2015

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe kicked off a storm by asking Indian fishermen to stay on their side of the maritime border otherwise they will be shot at. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "What kind of good days are these that now even Sri Lanka has started warning us." ...
  • India to strongly take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka March 7, 2015

    Colombo: India will strongly take up with Sri Lanka the fishermen issue during delegation-level talks between the two countries, officials said on Saturday. "India and Sri Lanka have been approaching this as a humanitarian matter which is an emotional issue. This is not an issue that can be addressed immediately...
  • Sri Lankan PM warns Indian fishermen they will be shot if they enter Lankan waters March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe has kicked off a storm by asking Indian fishermen to stay on their side of the maritime border otherwise they will be shot at. The remarks came a week ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka. Wickramesinghe said, "If someone...
  • Pakistan captures 48 Indian fishermen with 8 boats March 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Friday apprehended 48 Indian fishermen and seized 8 of their boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast, officials of National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) said. The Forum claimed that the Pakistani agency guards fired several rounds in the air to overpower these...
  • One Indian fisherman injured in attack by Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu island March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday attacked Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu, injuring one fisherman and damaging a boat. In November 2014, the Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 14 Indian fishermen for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. Ten fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. That came just a few...
  • Pakistan repatriates 173 Indian prisoners February 17, 2015

    Attari: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan government on Monday repatriated 172 Indian fishermen and one civil prisoner after the beating Retreat Ceremony followed by Flag lowering ceremony held at Indo-Pak international border. All the fishermen crossed over to India on the basis of 'Emergency Travel Certificate' issued by the Islamabad-based...
  • India, Sri Lanka sign civil nuclear deal, Modi calls it a sign of trust February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi on Monday and the two signed agreements including one on civil nuclear cooperation. Modi said the two leaders discussed ways to enhance economic cooperation between both countries. He also said he discussed the fishermen issue with...
  • Sri Lankan President Sirisena to hold talks with PM Modi on enhancing bilateral ties February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In his maiden foreign trip after assuming office, Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena arrived on Sunday on a four-day visit seeking a new beginning in bilateral ties that took a hit during the rule of his predecessor. 63-year-old Sirisena, who had dethroned Mahinda Rajapaksa from his 10-year rule...
  • Pakistan captures 38 Indian fishermen near international maritime line January 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has apprehended as many as 38 Indian fishermen and seized seven of their boats near international boundary off Jakhau coast in Kutch, an office-bearer of National Fish Workers' Forum said on Wednesday. "Pakistani agency has apprehended 38 fishermen and seized seven of their...
  • Sri Lankan President Sirisena to visit India on his first foreign trip January 11, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India on his maiden foreign trip next month even as he ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in custody here as a goodwill gesture on the first day in office. "Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi asked the President to visit India and wanted...
  • Pakistan captures two fishing boats with 12 Indian fishermen January 4, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan on Sunday captured two fishing boats with 12 Indian fishermen. The capture came after four days when the Indian Coast Guard intercepted a Pakistani fishing boat allegedly carrying explosives. "The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehended 12 Indian fishermen alongwith two boats off the Gujarat coast in the Arabian sea...
  • 'Will see' if marine is fit enough to return to India: Italy December 30, 2014

    Rome: The Italian government "will see" if one of the two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 is fit enough to return to India, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said. The Foreign Minister said he "hopes" for results in the case of the two Italian marines Massimiliano...
  • Tamil Nadu: No lessons learnt from 2004 Tsunami disaster, warning systems still non-functional December 26, 2014

    Chennai: More than 8000 people were killed in Tamil Nadu in the 2004 Tsunami disaster. The killer waves destroyed lives, left families broken and swept away people's hopes and dreams. Nearly 2000 people were killed in Akkaraipettai, a small fishing village in Nagapattinam. Ten years on many families continue to live...
  • Kerala fishermen killing: Italy refuses to send marine back to India December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move that could escalate tensions between India and Italy, the Italian government on Thursday refused to send its marine, serving a murder trial, back to India saying he is too ill to return. The Supreme Court had on Tuesday refused to extend Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre's...
  • Indian fisherman found dead in Pakistan jail December 12, 2014

    Karachi: A 30-year-old Indian fisherman has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in a jail, prompting Pakistani authorities to order a probe into the death. Devo Mand Kansaro, who was arrested in March by Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency for fishing in the Arabian sea, was found dead on Thursday in his...