Rameswaram

  • Steps to make Rameswram a holy island August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: The Vivekanandha Kendra at Kanyakumari is joining hands with Rameswaram Municipality and Ramanathapuram district administration to make this holy island a "Green island", according to Saraswathi Coordinator for the programme. She said that two seperate buckets would be given to the house hold to collect plastic waste and bio-waste seperately...
  • French woman harassed in Rameswaram, three arrested August 17, 2014

    Rameswaram: A 35-year old French woman, residing in Puducherry for the past 25 years, was harassed by three fishermen allegedly in an inebriated state while taking bath in sea on Sunday. The fishermen, in the age group of 18-30, have been arrested and booked under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Eve...
  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy July 22, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirty-eight 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...
  • 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 Lankan naval arrests 29 TN fishermen February 13, 2014

    Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Thursday arrested 29 fishermen from Mandapam and Rameswaram when they were fishing near Neduntheevu in the Palk Strait. The Lankan navy arrested them for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters using banned fishing nets, officials said, adding, seven boats were also seized. The fishermen have been...
  • Sri Lanka releases more than 120 TN fishermen January 17, 2014

    More than 120 Indian fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in the past several months, were released on Friday in line with the reciprocal agreement reached between the two countries to set free detained fishermen. About 160 Sri Lankan fishermen and four vessels would be released from India and 236 Indian...
  • Sri Lankan court extends remand of 111 TN fishermen January 6, 2014

    A Sri Lankan court on Monday extended till January 20 the remand of 111 fishermen of Nagapattinam arrested by the Lankan Navy last month and lodged in a jail. The fishermen were produced before a Trincomalee magistrate court which extended their remand, S Amstrong Fernando, 'Pamban Nesakarangal Trust' president and a...
  • Sri Lankan court extends remand of 30 TN fishermen January 3, 2014

    A court in Sri Lanka on Friday extended till January 17, the remand of 30 fishermen, who were arrested by naval personnel of the island nation on November 5 last year. S Emerite, Rameswaram Fishermen's Organization President told reporters that the fishermen were produced in the court at Mallagam, which extended...
  • TN: Sri Lankan court extends remand of 110 fishermen till January 6 December 26, 2013

    The judicial remand of 110 fishermen from Nagapattinam, arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy earlier this month, was extended till January 6 by a court on Thursday. The court in Thungamalli in Sri Lanka extended the remand of the fishermen, arrested on December 11 while they were fishing in the Palk...
  • TN: 30 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy December 12, 2013

    Thirty fishermen of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing at Kodiyankarai, a senior Fisheries Department official said on Thursday. They were arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly fishing in Lankan waters and eight boats were also seized, N Thirunageswaran, Assistant Director, Fisheries...
  • Sri Lankan court orders release of 15 Tamil Nadu fishermen November 25, 2013

    Fifteen Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel on October 19, were ordered to be released on Monday by a court in Jaffna in the island nation. The fishermen, hailing from Pudukottai, were produced before the Judicial Magistrate Court which ordered their release. However, four boats impounded by the...
  • Karunanidhi asks Centre to act fast over arrest of TN fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy August 27, 2013

    DMK on Tuesday warned Centre that if it kept "passing time" while promising to act on Sri Lankan navy's "atrocities" against Indian fishermen, the fishermen will be left in "utter helplessness." Responding to the Lankan navy's arrest of 35 Indian fishermen from Rameswaram on Monday, Karunanidhi said he had been continuously...
  • 35 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for crossing boundary line August 26, 2013

    Thirty five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested and four boats seized by Sri Lankan Navy on Monday while they were fishing between Talaimannar and Dhanushkodi in the Palk Strait, official sources said. The Sri Lankan Navy arrested the fishermen for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary line, the sources said. The...
  • Sri Lanka court extends remand of 65 Tamil Nadu fishermen till August 28 August 21, 2013

    Two courts in Sri Lanka on Wednesday extended till August 28 the remand of 65 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by naval personnel of the island nation last month for reportedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line. The fishermen from Nagapattinam, Karaikal and Akkaraipettai had put out to sea on...
  • Encroachments leading to Rameswaram temple removed August 17, 2013

    Encroachments on the road leading to the famous Rameswaram temple from the bus stand at Rameswaram were removed by Municipal and Highways officials,following frequent complaints of traffic congestion due to these violations. The clearing operation, supervised by top officials, began on Saturday early morning amid protests by shop owners.Hundreds of encroachments...
  • Raman Singh praises Modi, says BJP doing well in campaigns August 13, 2013

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said that BJP would win the coming assembly elections in four states, including in his state, and the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "BJP is doing extremely well" with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi leading the election campaign and he was confident the party would...
  • 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy August 3, 2013

    Rameswaram: Twenty Tamil Nadu fishermen were taken into custody on Saturday along with their 5 boats by Sri Lankan naval personnel for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters, said a report in the fisheries department. The arrest comes a day after Chief Minister Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to summon...
  • 34 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrive at Rameswaram March 17, 2013

    Rameswaram: A day after a Sri Lankan court ordered their release, 34 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were taken into custody by the Island Navy for trespassing into their waters, arrived at Rameswaram on Saturday night. The fishermen along with their five boats were earlier handed over to the Indian Coast...
  • TN: Century old rail bridge damaged in barge collision January 13, 2013

    Rameswaram (TN): A century-old railway bridge near Pamban coast was damaged and rail link to Rameswaram was disrupted as a barge towing a naval ship, which had ran aground, drifted and collided with it on Sunday, officials said. The accident occurred after authorities failed to pull the barge and the...
  • India to take up fishermen attack issue with Lanka March 12, 2012

    New Delhi/Rameswaram (TN): India has asked its mission in Colombo to take up the issue of 16 fishermen being allegedly injured by the Sri Lankan Navy with the authorities in that county. Sixteen fishermen from Rameswaram were injured in an alleged mid-sea attack by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing near...
  • SL court extends remand of Tamil fishermen January 3, 2012

    Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan Court on Monday extended the remand of five fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in November last year on charges of drug smuggling, to January 16, officials in Rameswaram said. Vincent (42), Prashanth (32), Langlet (22), Emerson (36) and Augustus (33) were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy...
  • 16 drown in sea as boat capsizes December 26, 2010

    Rameswaram: Sixteen people, including 10 women were drowned when their boat capsized in the sea near Vazhai Theevu island in the Gulf of Mannar, off Periyapattinam coast, police said. The victims included an Australian NRI woman, who came to attend a marriage, police said. The victims, hailing from the fishermen colony of...
  • Ram Sethu Row: Faith puts nature at stake | More September 17, 2007

    Rameswaram: The Gulf of Mannar is home to some of India's most pristine biodiversity with over 3,000 species of marine life and endangered corals. They are all under threat from the dredging of nearly 82 million tonnes of sand which will be dug up from the ocean bed to make...
  • Now, BJP, RSS want 'purification' in TN June 26, 2007

    New Delhi: After the Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala, the Ramanathaswamy temple in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram is in the midst of controversy. The BJP and RSS are demanding a purification ceremony after a local MLA, Hasan Ali, visited the temple. According to officials, the MLA visited the temple on Saturday to...