FISHERMEN

  • Tamil Nadu fishermen in Iran fined, PM Modi asked to intervene 2 days ago

    Kanyakumari: Four Tamil Nadu fishermen together have been fined Rs 5.5 lakh for allegedly fishing in Iranian territory by authorities there, an official of the state fishermen development trust said on Tuesday. A letter has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention as...
  • Andhra Pradesh government should come to rescue of cyclone-hit fishermen, says Jagan Reddy October 15, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday urged the state government to provide immediate financial aid to the cyclone-affected fishermen. "The state government has miserably failed in addressing the problems of the fishermen. Even as 400 boats of the fishermen were badly damaged in...
  • Concern over Sri Lanka arresting fishermen in snag-hit boats October 8, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday expressed concern over Sri Lanka arresting Indian fishermen in snag-hit boats and urged Delhi to discuss it with the island nation. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text of which was released to the media, Panneerselvam said, "This new...
  • Four Tamil Nadu fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy September 28, 2014

    Rameswaram: Four fishermen from were apprehended near Katchatheevu by Sri Lankan Navy personnel who also allegedly damaged 50 boats. Local fishermen's association President T Sesuraja said the Indian fishermen had been taken to Kankesanthurai in northern Sri Lanka along with their boats. A group of fishermen from this island were fishing near...
  • Pakistan detains 29 Indian fishermen September 27, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 29 Indian fishermen were on Saturday arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly entering the country's territorial waters. The fishermen were arrested by Maritime Security Agency (MSA) officials, who also confiscated their five boats during a routine patrol. The fishermen were almost 10 kilometres inside Pakistan territorial waters...
  • Jayalalithaa seeks Centre intervention to secure release of jailed fishermen in Tehran September 26, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Modi, urging him to secure the release of four Indian fishermen arrested and detained by the Iranian coast guard earlier this week. Jayalalithaa has requested the PM to direct the Indian embassy in Tehran to take all...
  • Tamil Nadu: Remand of fishermen extended by Sri Lankan court September 24, 2014

    Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday extended the remand of 36 fishermen from here, arrested by the island nation's navy personnel while fishing near Katchatheevu on different dates, to October 7. Mannar Judicial Magistrate Aanandhi Kanagarathinam extended the remand of the fishermen, arrested on charges...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa announces Rs five lakh cash relief to family of fisherman September 23, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday condoled the death of a fisherman from the state who was shot dead in Bahrain-Qatar border and ordered a cash relief of Rs five lakh to his family. T Karthikeyan of Ramanathapuram district, who...
  • MeT forecasts heavy rainfall in Odisha September 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pounded by heavy rains in the past couple of days, Odisha is unlikely to get any respite soon as heavy rainfall coupled with gusty winds has been forecast in some places till Monday. Rain and thundershower will occur in many places of the state due to a well marked low...
  • Sri Lankan Navy allagedly snaps more than 10 fishing nets of Tamil fishermen September 21, 2014

    Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Navy allegedly snapped more than 10 fishing nets of Tamil Nadu fishermen when they were fishing in the midsea. Two boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were also damaged when thewse two collided when they tried to flee in panic after Sri Lankan Naval boats chased early this...
  • Tamil Nadu: 3000 fishermen go on indefinite fast September 18, 2014

    Nagapattinam: Thousands of fishermen along with their family members from 63 fishing hamlets in the district on Thursday commenced an indefinite fast demanding the authorities to initiate immediate action for getting the release of 23 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy. The fishermen were arrested in separate incidents by the navy...
  • West Bengal: 2 fishermen's bodies found from capsized trawler site September 16, 2014

    Canning: Two bodies were found on Tuesday by rescuers near an island at Patharpratima in South 24 Parganas district where a fishing trawler capsized. A district official said the bodies were found floating this afternoon and were of the two missing fishermen who were aboard the vessel which toppled on...
  • Sri Lankan navy damage 100 fishing nets September 14, 2014

    Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked Indian fishing boats and damaged more than 100 nets near the International Maritime Boundary Line in the early hours today, fishermen association representatives said. Fishermen, who ventured into the sea in 618 boats, had to return emptyhanded this morning as the Lankan navy had...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa charges BJP with double standards on fishermen issue September 14, 2014

    Tuticorin: Charging BJP with adopting 'doublestandards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said that voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. Campaigning for her party's Tuticorin Mayor candidate for the September 18 bypolls, Jayalalithaa said besides her...
  • Send out unequivocal, unambiguous message to Sri Lanka: Jaya to Centre September 11, 2014

    Chennai: Taking strong exception to the recent arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested the Centre to send out an "unequivocal" and "unambiguous" message to ensure that such acts cease hereafter. "After a brief lull, Sri...
  • 53 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy September 11, 2014

    Rameswaram: Fiftythree fishermen, including 30 from this coastal town, were arrested by the Sri Lankan naval personnel off Talaimannar and Jaffna early on Thursday morning, Fisheries Association officials said. The first batch of 30 fishermen were arrested and their six boats seized off Talaimannar and later taken to Talaimannar district in...
  • India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Massimiliano Lattore is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates,...
  • Fishermen killing: SC exempts one of the Italian marines from appearance September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a plea by one of the Italian marines, facing murder charges in India, to travel to his country for medical treatment for two months. The apex court also exempted Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, who suffered brain stroke on...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Godavari water level rising but no danger at present September 7, 2014

    Rajahmundry: District authorities said the water level of Godavari river had reached 7.5 feet at Dowleswaram barrage in East Godavari district, but as of now it posed no threat to surrounding areas. However, the administration is monitoring the situation. The water level may rise further as the catchment areas are...
  • 100 days of Modi's rule has not benefitted people: GK Vasan September 7, 2014

    Madurai: Former Union Minister G K Vasan alleged that the 100day rule of Narendra Modi led BJP government had not helped any section of the people. However, he did not elaborate though reporters pressed him for an answer during a brief chat with them on Sunday. On the vexed fishermen's...
  • Italy hopes for SC reprieve for sick marine September 7, 2014

    Rome: Italy's foreign minister has appealed to India's Supreme Court to permit one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to return home for health reasons. The marine, 47yearold Massimiliano Latorre, "was treated excellently in India, but it is clear that he needs rest, peace,...
  • Tamil Nadu: Three stranded fishermen rescued by Navy September 6, 2014

    Nagapattinam: Three fishermen stranded in the sea off the Vailankanni coast after their boat engine developed a snag were rescued by the Indian Navy personnel on Saturday. The trio from Pushpavanam hamlet in the district had ventured out to sea on September 5. While fishing off Vailankanni, their boat engine...
  • Lawyers seek speedy return of Italian marine from India September 6, 2014

    Rome: Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said on Saturday. Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at...
  • Sri Lankan fishing boat apprehended near Chennai coast September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Five Sri Lankan fishermen along with their boat have been apprehended for fishing in Indian waters and 300 kg of tuna fish seized from them by the Indian Coast Guard off the Chennai coast. ICG ship Rajdhwaj and its fixed wing aircraft during routine patrol apprehended the Sri Lankan...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi over frequent arrests of fishermen by Lankan Navy September 3, 2014

    Chennai: Expressing concern over the "alarmingly" increasing frequencies of arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Centre's immediate intervention to resolve the issue. Colombo's "inhumane and cruel strategy" of not releasing the boats of Indian...
  • Gujarat: Fisherman's wife raises question over husband's death August 31, 2014

    Vadodara: The wife of an Indian fisherman, who died in a Pakistan jail last month, has raised question over delay in informing Indian authorities about the death. Samjuben, wife of deceased fisherman Bala Naran Singad from Gujarat's Gir Somnath district who died in a Karachi jail on July 25, said...
  • No Indian fisherman in Lankan jails now August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time this year no Indian fisherman is in Sri Lankan jail, following the release of 94 fishermen on Saturday by the island nation. Officials said hundreds of Indian fishermen had been apprehended by Lanka Navy while fishing in their waters and with the release of...
  • Italian PM calls Modi for 'rapid, positive solution' on arrested marines August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking up the arrest of its two marines off the Kerala coast in the year 2012, Italian Prime Minister rang up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Monday evening to resolve the issue. During the telephonic conversation, Italian PM Matteo Renzi conveyed that he hoped for "rapid and positive...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal July 29, 2014

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka July 23, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...