Fishermen

  • Jaya seeks diplomatic action for release of fishermen 30-06-2014 12:26 PM

    Chennai: Seeking strong diplomatic action from the Centre for release of 28 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the Centre should "not" treat the IMBL with the island nation as a settled question, as it is a subject matter of...
  • Tamil Nadu: 24 fishermen return home from Sri Lanka 26-06-2014 11:24 PM

    Karaikal/Nagapattinam: 24 fishermen who were released after their arrest by the Sri Lankan Navy on June 17, returned to Karaikal on Thursday, a senior Coast Guard official said. Commander of the Coast Guard station at Karaikal Udhal Singh said the state and central governments had initiated steps to secure release...
  • Meet Lanka president to sort fishermen issue: Subramanian Swamy to Jaya 24-06-2014 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to work out a compromise to resolve the recurring issue of the arrest of Indian fishermen by the island nations's navy. In a statement, Swamy also...
  • Jaya writes to PM Modi, demands secure release of 64 Tamil fishermen 24-06-2014 01:46 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to secure the release of 64 fishermen from Sri Lankan jails along with their 38 boats. Jayalalithaa's latest letter comes in the wake of 11 fishermen from Nagapattinam being arrested by the...
  • Coast Guard arrests 12 Sri Lankan fishermen 21-06-2014 07:33 PM

    Chennai: Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested and their two boats seized by Indian Coast Guard for allegedly fishing in the Indian waters of Bay of Bengal. The fishermen were arrested and the boats - Dusantha and Maragala - seized for fishing in Indian waters without permission at about...
  • Seven fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 20-06-2014 05:01 PM

    Rameswaram: In continuing instances of arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Naval personnel, seven of them from a coastal village in Nagapattinam district were arrested while fishing near Kodiyakari, a fishermen's organisation official said on Friday. "The seven fishermen with their one boat have been taken to Trincomallee...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa urges centre to secure release of Indian fishermen 19-06-2014 07:07 PM

    Chennai: Urging the centre to secure the release of 46 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said that the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) with Sri Lanka should not be taken as settled. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the...
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  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 47 Indian fishermen 19-06-2014 08:16 AM

    Chennai: The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested as many as 47 Indian fishermen and seized 11 of their boats. All the arrested fishermen are from Tamil Nadu and have alleged that they were arrested on false grounds as they were fishing in Indian waters and had not trespassed into...
  • Tamil Nadu: 36 fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy 18-06-2014 11:25 PM

    Rameswaram: Thirty six fishermen from a village in Pudukottai district and this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on Wednesday in two separate incidents while fishing near Neduntheevu and Katchatheevu islet, a fisheries department official said. While 24 fishermen in six boats were held near Neduntheevu, 12...
  • 51 Indian fishermen repatriated 12-06-2014 07:18 PM

    Rameswaram : A batch of 51 Indian fishermen, who were released by Sri Lanka after being arrested on the charge of poaching fish in the island waters, on Thursday arrived at Mandapam. All the 51 fishermen along with a boat were received by the Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Rajkamal...
  • Sri Lanka releases 51 Indian fishermen 12-06-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has released 51 Indian fishermen and they were on their way back home. The fishermen were arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had ordered the release of the fishermen as a good will gesture ahead of his...
  • Sri Lankan government will release 78 Indian fishermen: Mahinda Rajapaksa 09-06-2014 05:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government on Monday said that it will release 78 Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Navy for illegally poaching in Sri Lanka's waters on Saturday. The move came a day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi on fishermen issue, demands strict action 08-06-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her opposition to the Sri Lankan government. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanding action against the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for capturing 82 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seizing 18 boats. She said that India must deal decisively...
  • Sri Lanka releases 33 Indian fishermen 05-06-2014 06:29 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has released 33 Indian fishermen following the orders of the country's President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The development came as a goodwill gesture after the Sri Lankan President met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May at later's oath taking ceremony. Talks between India and Sri Lanka on the...
  • DMDK urges Centre to end Tamil Nadu fishers' travails 04-06-2014 05:10 PM

    DMDK, an ally of BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu,on Wednesday urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and harassment of state's fishermen, allegedly by the island nation's navy. "Though India magnanimously treats Sri Lanka as a friendly country, it does not seem to...
  • Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa orders release of 29 Indian fishermen 03-06-2014 11:01 AM

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of 29 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen had been produced before the magistrate in the northeastern town of Mannar and ordered to be in remand custody until June 16. They were...
  • SL Navy arrests 29 Tamil fishermen just 5 days after Rajapaksa's visit 01-06-2014 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 29 fishermen from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and detained six boats. The arrests came less than a week after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in. The arrest came two days before Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to...
  • Jayalalithaa to meet PM Modi on June 3 30-05-2014 10:18 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 3. This is her first meeting after Modi's anointment as the PM last week. Jayalalithaa had boycotted PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony in protest of the invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Jayalalithaa will meet Modi...
  • India releases 30 fishermen, 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners 29-05-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: India will release 30 fishermen and 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners on Thursday. The move by India comes after bilateral talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Earlier, 150 prisoners who were released by Pakistan reached Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night....
  • Indian fishermen released by Pakistan return home, thank PM Modi 29-05-2014 08:47 AM

    Vadodara: Coming close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian fishermen released by Pakistan arrived in Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night. Pakistan had freed 150 prisoners as a goodwill gesture a day ahead of Nawaz Sharif's visit to...
  • India releases 32 Pakistani fishermen 28-05-2014 06:48 PM

    Reciprocating Pakistan's gesture, India on Wednesday released 32 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Kutch district and they were already on their way to Wagah border in Punjab to return to their country. "These 32 fishermen from Pakistan have been in Joint Interrogation Centre for almost six months. They were captured while...
  • Pak released us because of Modi's invite to Sharif: Indian fishermen 27-05-2014 11:55 AM

    Just ahead of the bilateral talks, as a sign of goodwill, Pakistan released over 150 Indian fishermen caputured for illegal fishing in Pakistan waters. They were taken in buses from Karachi to the Wagah border in Lahore from where they were handed over to Indian authorities. The fishermen have returned...
  • Indian fishermen to cross Attari border on Monday 25-05-2014 09:45 PM

    Amritsar: A total of 151 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan from prisons in the country ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India will cross over into Indian Territory on Monday, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan on Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when...
  • Welcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen: Modi 25-05-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi welcomed Sri Lanka and Pakistan's decision to free Indian fishermen in their custody. "I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!," he tweeted on Sunday evening. A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate...
  • Pakistan frees 59 Indian fishermen ahead of Sharif's visit 25-05-2014 02:18 PM

    Karachi: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan on Sunday freed 59 Indian fishermen, a day ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Syed Nazir Hussain, the superintendent of the Malir jail in Karachi, said that the Indian...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka free Indian fishermen to mark Modi's swearing-in 25-05-2014 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have ordered the release of Indian fishermen in their custody. Both Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa are being invited for the ceremony. Pakistan will release 152 Indian...
  • 14 SL fishermen remanded to judicial custody till June 4 22-05-2014 02:39 PM

    Fourteen Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested by the Coast Guard on the charge of illegally fishing in Indian waters, were remanded to judicial custody till June 4 by a court near Ramanathapuram on Thursday. According to officials, the fishermen were produced before the Judicial Magistrate at Paramakudi and remanded to judicial...
  • Italian marines case: Court to hear case on July 31 31-03-2014 05:22 PM

    A special court in New Delhi on Monday fixed July 31 for hearing the case of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, after it was informed that the Supreme Court has ordered that the proceedings be deferred. The National Investigation Agency...
  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...