Tamil Nadu Fishermen

  • 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...

  • Sri Lanka arrests 75 Indian fishermen just days ahead of crucial meet 20-03-2014 11:50 AM

    Chennai: The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday arrested 75 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly trespassing into its waters. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized around 17 boats belonging to the fishermen. The arrests come ahead of a scheduled meeting between fishermen from both the countries on March 25...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen have no right to fish around Katchatheevu: Centre 23-01-2014 11:21 PM

    Chennai: The Centre today informed the Madras High Court that the sovereignty of Sri Lanka over the islet of Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits is a settled matter and Indian fishermen do not enjoy any right to fish in the region. The Indian fishermen can have access to the islet...
  • 200 Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan jails, families seek help 13-01-2014 09:51 AM

    Rameshwaram: More than 200 Indian fishermen are being held in Sri Lankan jails, for straying into Sri Lankan water. Even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has promised to have them released by January 20, their families have accused political leaders of ignoring their fate. A day in the life...
  • TN fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody ask why they're being ignored 10-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Rameshwaram: A day in the life of a fisherman in Rameshwaram starts a little after midnight. He kisses his children as they sleep, wishes his wife farewell and sets out on his boat at 1 am. The women as is tradition, say a little prayer, hoping the gods save their...
  • Jaya writes to PM, calls attack on fishermen by SL brutal, unprovoked 31-12-2013 10:25 AM

    Chennai: Asking the Centre to take a strong line and prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that "unabated, brutal, unprovoked attacks and instances of opening of fire on our innocent fishermen have been carried out by the marauding Sri Lankan Navy...
  • SL court extends remand of Tamil fishermen 03-01-2012 08:11 AM

    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...