Indian Fishermen

  • 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...
  • 32 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 04-03-2014 10:34 AM

    Colombo: At least 32 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters off the coast of the Delft islet in Jaffna. Their eight trawlers were seized yesterday, a Naval spokesman said. The fishermen were being taken to the port of Kankesanturai to...
  • Under what law are Italian marines to be tried, SC to Centre 18-02-2014 01:58 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to categorically spell out its stand about the law under which to try the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. The apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan said the government will spell out its stand in...
  • 18 more fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy 30-12-2013 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka navy on Monday arrested 18 more Indian fishermen after it had arrested 22 fishermen on Sunday from the Palk Strait. The development comes even as Tamil parties are mounting pressure on the Indian government to secure the release of over 220 fishermen detained in Sri Lanka....
  • Marines' trial in India hits new snag: Italian Prez Napolitano 22-12-2013 08:49 PM

    Rome: Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has said the trial of two marines in India over the killing of two Indian fishermen has run into new "difficulty" because of upcoming general elections in that country. "Sometimes it seems that we are the only nation where elections can create problems. (But) they...
  • Sri Lanka terms fishermen issue 'disquieting problem' 19-08-2013 12:58 AM

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka on Sunday said the problem of Indian fishermen entering its territorial waters was assuming "political dimensions" and it has taken to filing legal charges against them, keeping them in custody and slapping fines on them as a means of "effective deterrence". Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL...
  • Jaya seeks PM's intervention to secure release of fishermen 07-06-2013 05:11 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday accused the central government of not taking a firm stand on the attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. She said the Indian government was not exerting pressure on Colombo to find a solution to the problem. Referring to...
  • Pakistan releases 45 Indian fishermen 25-05-2013 10:39 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday released 45 Indian prisoners as a gesture of goodwill though confusion surrounded the move as Indian authorities in Islamabad were not informed about it. "We have freed 45 Indian prisoners and they will be repatriated via Wagah tomorrow," Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani told a news...
  • Sri Lanka releases 26 Indian fishermen 24-05-2013 01:27 PM

    Karaikal: Twenty-six Indian fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on April 5 while fishing off Kodiakarai coast, returned to Karaikal on Friday morning after their release, fisheries department officials said. The fishermen were lodged in a prison in the island nation after their arrest and their remand...
  • Italian marines case: Probe likely to be delayed 13-05-2013 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: The NIA probe into the killing of two Kerala fishermen is likely to be delayed as several key documents are being translated from Malayalam and Italian to English and the agency needs to question all foreign witnesses present on the Italian ship who left India long ago. Several...
  • 30 TN fishermen released by Lankan court return home 09-05-2013 01:52 AM

    Rameswaram: Thirty fishermen from Rameswaram, who were set free by a Sri Lankan court after being arrested by the island Navy in April 2013 on charges of poaching, arrived at Rameswaram on Wednesday. The fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on April 6, 2013 while fishing near Katchatheevu,...
  • Sri Lankan court orders release of 30 Indian fishermen 08-05-2013 03:20 PM

    Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday ordered release of 30 fishermen from here, arrested in April by Island Navy on charges of poaching, according to Fishermen Association sources here. President of Pamban Fishermen's Association Arulanandam said they have received a communication stating that a court in Mannar has ordered...
  • Gujarat: Families of Indian fishermen in Pak jails worried 07-05-2013 09:07 AM

    Ahmedabad: The attack on Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq happened just after Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh succumbed to his injuries from an attack in a Lahore prison. Human rights activists fear these prisoners are caught in a no man's land. Sixty-year old Ukardiben is struggling to make ends meet. Her son...
  • Marines case: Italy tells SC that it objects to NIA probe 16-04-2013 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: Italy has told the Supreme Court that it objects to the National Investigation Agency taking over the marines' case. Italy is concerned because the NIA is empowered to deal with maritime piracy and terrorism and serious charges under these can lead to a call for the death penalty....
  • 6 Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan Navy 13-04-2013 12:26 PM

    Karaikal (Puducherry): In the third such attack in as many days, six fishermen, who ventured into the sea from here, got injured when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval men off the Kodiakarai coast, fisheries department officials said on Saturday. The fishermen of Kilinjalmedu fishing hamlet were fishing...
  • Coast Guard averts clash between Indian and SL fishermen 12-04-2013 01:47 PM

    Nagapattinam: Averting a possible clash between 46 fishermen, who ventured into the sea from the district, and their Sri Lankan counterparts near the IMBL, the Coast Guard rescued them and brought them back, officials said on Friday. The Nagapattinam fishermen were handed over to District Collector by the Coast Guard...
  • SL court orders release of 19 Indian fishermen 11-04-2013 12:40 PM

    Colombo: The Talaimannar court has ordered the release of 19 Indian fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka for allegedly crossing into Lankan waters. The decision will be communicated to Indian authorities shortly. On Wednesday, the National Fishworkers' Forum(NFF) had sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding the arrest and...
  • Court to hear case of 19 jailed Indian fishermen, SL minister says likely to be freed 11-04-2013 09:05 AM

    The fate of 19 Indian fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka for allegedly crossing into Lankan waters will be decided on Thursday, when the case comes up for hearing in Mannar court. Sri Lankan Minister of Livestock and Upcountry Development Arumugam Thondaman, however, told CNN-IBN that the fishermen were likely to...
  • Jaya seeks PM intervention for release of fishermen 08-04-2013 01:20 AM

    Chennai: Deprecating repeated "onslaughts" by Sri Lankan Navy on Tamil Nadu fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday sought the immediate intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the release of arrested fishermen. "I am deeply anguished to bring to your notice the repeated onslaughts of the Sri Lankan Navy...
  • 30 more Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 07-04-2013 08:08 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 30 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, taking the total number of those captured to 56 in the last two days. Sources said that the 30 fishermen will stay in remand till April 17. After the arrest of 26 Indian fishermen...
  • 56 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody 07-04-2013 03:00 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan navy has arrested 30 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, taking the total number of those captured to 56 in the last two days. After the arrest of 26 Indian fishermen and seizing six trawlers on Friday, another batch of 30 Indian fishermen have...
  • 25 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka 06-04-2013 10:51 AM

    Colombo: At least 25 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters. Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the fishermen were arrested on Friday night off the coast of Karainagar in the northern Jaffma penisula for violating Sri Lanka's international...
  • NIA registers murder case against Italian marines 05-04-2013 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: The NIA has registered a murder case against two Italian Marines for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast last year. The Home Ministry had handed over the case to National Investigation Agency through an order on Thursday evening. The NIA submitted the FIR before the Special...
  • '19 Indian fishermen will be released on April 11' 05-04-2013 09:40 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has promised to release 19 Indian fishermen, who are in its custody for allegedly crossing into its waters. Sri Lankan Minister for Rural Community Development Armugam Thondaman told CNN-IBN that the India fishermen would be released on April 11. Sri Lanka had on March 15 released 34...
  • NIA registers case against two Italian marines 04-04-2013 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: Three days after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) handed over the Italian marines case to the National Investigative Agency (NIA), a case has finally been registered against them. The First Information Report (FIR) will be presented before the special court in Patiala House on Friday. The MHA...
  • Combined effort of Oppn to persuade govt on diplomacy worked: BJP 22-03-2013 01:41 PM

    Reacting to Italy's decision to send back the marines, BJP also gave credit to the Supreme Court for its tough stand. ...