INDIAN FISHERMEN

  • 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...
  • 38 Indian fishermen on fast unto death in Sri Lanka jail December 4, 2014

    Colombo: At least 38 Indian fishermen lodged in Sri Lanka's Jaffna prison for alleged poaching are on a fast unto death demanding their early release. The Indian consulate office in Jaffna has alerted the Indian High Commission officials here after the Indian prisoners began their protest in the jail, prison officials...
  • 5 Indian fishermen set free by Sri Lanka arrive in Chennai November 21, 2014

    Chennai: Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking but set free after President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned them, arrived on Friday. The fishermen from Rameswaram, who were released by Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday, arrived by an Air India flight at 1:05...
  • Tamil fishermen released from Sri Lankan prison to reach home today November 20, 2014

    Chennai: The five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case will reach home on Thursday. The fishermen were released on Wednesday by Sri Lankan government. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the...
  • Indian fishermen released: Sri Lanka says it's a pardon but not a reduction of sentence November 19, 2014

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. Sri Lankan Minister Senthil Thondaman said, "PM Modi spoke to President Rajapaksa and the latter decided to pardon the five Indian fishermen facing death sentence. It...
  • Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen facing death sentence after President Rajapaksa grants pardon November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the fishermen to an...
  • Sri Lanka to release 5 Indian fishermen on death row without any conditions November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In good news for the five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in the Sri Lankan jail, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to pardon and release them without any conditions within two or three days. The decision comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan...
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  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • 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....
  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy July 22, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirtyeight fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday. All the fishermen are from villages in Rameswaram and Pudukottai apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy. Nine boats belonging to the Indian fishermen have also been seized. Last month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged the Central government...
  • Meet Lanka president to sort fishermen issue: Subramanian Swamy to Jaya June 24, 2014

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: 36 fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy June 18, 2014

    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...
  • Sri Lanka releases 51 Indian fishermen June 12, 2014

    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 attending Prime...
  • Sri Lankan government will release 78 Indian fishermen: Mahinda Rajapaksa June 9, 2014

    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...
  • Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa orders release of 29 Indian fishermen June 3, 2014

    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 part of...
  • Indian fishermen released by Pakistan return home, thank PM Modi May 29, 2014

    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...
  • Pak released us because of Modi's invite to Sharif: Indian fishermen May 27, 2014

    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 May 25, 2014

    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 they...
  • Pakistan frees 59 Indian fishermen ahead of Sharif's visit May 25, 2014

    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 swearingin ceremony of Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi. Syed Nazir Hussain, the superintendent of the Malir jail in Karachi, said that the Indian prisoners...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka free Indian fishermen to mark Modi's swearingin May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A day ahead of Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin 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 fisherman while...
  • Italian marines case: Court to hear case on July 31 March 31, 2014

    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 (NIA)...
  • 32 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy March 4, 2014

    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 be...
  • Under what law are Italian marines to be tried, SC to Centre February 18, 2014

    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 writing...
  • 18 more fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy December 30, 2013

    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. The...
  • Marines' trial in India hits new snag: Italian Prez Napolitano December 22, 2013

    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 also...
  • Sri Lanka terms fishermen issue 'disquieting problem' August 19, 2013

    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 Peiris,...
  • Jaya seeks PM's intervention to secure release of fishermen June 7, 2013

    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 the arrest...
  • Pakistan releases 45 Indian fishermen May 25, 2013

    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 briefing...