Fishermen Killings

  • SC stays trial against Italian marines in the fishermen killing case 28-03-2014 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the trial against Italian marines in the probe case of killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast. The marines had challenged the jurisdiction of the National Investigating Agency in probing the case. The SC has issued a notice to the NIA and...
  • Italian marines case: Don't succumb to foreign pressure, Chandy tells PM 21-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to not succumb to foreign pressure in the Italian marines case. Chandy appealed to the PM to not release the duo without a trial. "Ever since the killing of the two fishermen, the entire people...
  • After Italy's plea, UN to raise marines issue with India 19-03-2014 11:07 AM

    New York: UN General Assembly President John Ashe has informed Italy that he will try and raise with India the issue of the two Italian marines who are being tried for killing two Indian fishermen during his three-day visit that begins today. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Angelino...
  • Fishermen killings case: Italy appeals to UN to help free marines 18-03-2014 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: Italy on Tuesday approached the United Nations over the prolonged detention of two of its marines in India in connection with the killing of two Kerala fishermen in January 2012. Italy has appealed to the UN to help free marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone who are being...
  • India for resolving marines issue as expeditiously as possible 26-02-2014 06:38 PM

    India on Wednesday admitted that the marines issue has "complicated" its relationship with Italy but said dropping of charges under the stringent anti-piracy SUA law against the two accused was an indication of a "way forward" to resolve the matter. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said India was looking to resolve...
  • Italian marines case: Delhi court to hear NIA's plea on March 31 25-02-2014 06:03 PM

    A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed March 31 for hearing arguments on NIA's plea to take "appropriate steps" to secure the custody of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar posted the case for March 31 after NIA's...
  • India's decision on marines 'fruit of Italian firmness': Rome 25-02-2014 11:33 AM

    Hours after India decided not to prosecute two of its marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under the strict anti-piracy SUA law, Italy on Tuesday said the decision was the "fruit of Italian firmness". The decision not to "apply the anti-terrorism law was the fruit of Italian firmness", Italian Premier...
  • Relief for Italian marines, India not to try them under law with death penalty 24-02-2014 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February 2012, India has agreed to drop the anti-piracy charges against them. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that the marines will not be tried...
  • Italy recalls its India envoy over 'delay' in case against marines 18-02-2014 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: Italy on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from India in protest over delay in the legal proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Ambassador Daniele Mancini will return to Italy immediately for consultations. The Italy Foreign Ministry said in a statement, condemning "a new and...
  • India, Italy should resolve marines issue: United Nations 15-02-2014 02:27 PM

    The long-standing issue of two Italian marines being tried by India is prompting tensions between the two countries and they should try to find a "reasonable" and "mutually acceptable" solution to it, the UN has said. "The Secretary-General is concerned that this long-standing matter between Italy and India remains unresolved...
  • Italian marines issue bilateral: Ban Ki-moon 13-02-2014 05:10 PM

    In a blow to Italy's attempt to internationalise the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two fishermen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Rome to resolve the issue bilaterally. "It's better for the question to be addressed bilaterally, rather than with the involvement of the...
  • Italy approaches UN over trial of its two marines in India 12-02-2014 04:35 PM

    Italy has petitioned the UN over the trial of its two marines in India under a strict anti-piracy law for the killing of two Indian fishermen, and said it would exercise "all options" to bring back the naval personnel. Italy has "initiated contact" with the Office of the UN High...
  • Need to send 'strong message' to India over marines issue: EU 11-02-2014 04:20 PM

    The EU needs to send a "strong message" to India as the trial of two Italian marines for the killing of two Indian fishermen has "huge implications" for Europe's fight against piracy, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said. The case of the marines has "huge implications for Italy...
  • Fishermen killing: Italy upset with India's move on marines 11-02-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Italy has lashed out over India's latest move in the Italian marines case where they have been charged under the anti-piracy laws for killing two Kerala fishermen. The Italian Prime Minister has sent a special envoy, Stefan De Mistura, to attend the court hearings and speak with Indian...
  • India charges marines with anti-piracy law, Italy warns against it 10-02-2014 06:31 PM

    Italy on Monday warned it would "react" to India's "unacceptable" move to invoke a severe anti-piracy law against two of its marines facing trial there since 2012 over the killings of two Indian fishermen. "The charge sought by Indian authorities is unacceptable," Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in a message...
  • Prosecution order on Italian marines modified: A-G tells SC 10-02-2014 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: The stand-off between Indian and Italian authorities over the Italian marines case continues. The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that the government has modified its order on prosecuting the Italian marines and that they will no longer face the death penalty. The Italian government has, meanwhile,...
  • Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland? 08-02-2014 10:27 AM

    New Delhi: With the Home Ministry taking a U-turn and revising its sanction of trying the Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under a law which has death penalty to a maximum 10 years imprisonment, speculations are rife of a possible deal with Italy against the backdrop of latest...
  • Kerala fishermen killing case: MHA drops clause on death penalty 07-02-2014 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Friday revised the sanction given to prosecute the two Italian marines in Kerala fishermen killing case. The clause on death penalty is being dropped in the case. Revising its earlier decision, the Home Ministry gave sanction to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to prosecute the...
  • NIA to file charge sheet against two Italian marines soon 21-01-2014 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: NIA will file a charge sheet against two Italian marines, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen, after getting sanction to prosecute them under a law which provides only death penalty. However, the charge sheet is unlikely before February 3 by when the Centre has told the Supreme Court...
  • 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...
  • Sibal, Khurshid meet Shinde as NIA set to charge Italian marines 09-01-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: Law Minister Kapil Sibal and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on the case against two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen off the coast of Kerala. The NIA has sought the Home Ministry's sanction to file a chargesheet against the 2...
  • NIA team may visit Italy to question four Italian witnesses 20-10-2013 04:43 PM

    October: A team of NIA sleuths is likely to visit Italy to question four Italian marines, who were witness to the killing of two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, after their refusal to come to India for deposition before investigators. Notwithstanding New Delhi's consistent request to send the witnesses,...
  • India summons Pak deputy envoy over fisherman killing on October 11 14-10-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has summoned Pakistan deputy envoy over indiscriminate firing on unarmed Indian fishermen on October 11, one fishermen from Gujarat died in the incident. "The matter is being investigated. Authorities will provide us the report upon completion," said Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson, MEA on US...
  • Fishermen killing: 'Italy will do everything to bring back marines' 17-08-2013 08:25 PM

    Rome: Italy will do everything to bring back by Christmas two of its marines, who have been in India for over one-and-a-half years to face trial for killing two Indian fishermen, the country's special envoy in the case has said. The trial could begin by early September and if it...
  • Expecting fair trial in Italian marines case: Envoy 01-06-2013 10:20 PM

    Panaji: Italy on Saturday said it expects "fair and fast" trial of its marines, allegedly involved in the the killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast, that should be to the satisfaction of both the countries. "This has been a difficult issue between the two governments for the last...
  • 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...
  • No question of death penalty in Italian marines case: India 27-04-2013 10:08 PM

    New Delhi: Amid concerns by Italy on the possibility of death sentence being imposed on its two marines accused of killing Indian fishermen, India on Saturday said no question of death penalty arises. Clarifying the latest Supreme Court order in the matter in which the apex court allowed NIA to...
  • Fishermen killings: NIA to start fresh probe 26-04-2013 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of Supreme Court allowing NIA to conduct probe into killing of two Kerala fishermen, the agency will begin the inquiry afresh and question all foreign witnesses present on the Italian ship. Official sources said NIA, which slapped the stringent Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety...
  • NIA will continue to probe Italian marines' case: SC 26-04-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Team (NIA) will continue with its investigation against the Italian marines, who allegedly killed two fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, ruled the Supreme Court on Friday. Italy had questioned the jurisdiction of the NIA to probe the case against its marines saying the...
  • Fishermen killings: SC to give verdict on plea challenging NIA probe 26-04-2013 06:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will decide on Friday on a plea by the Italian government challenging a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the killing of two Indians by two Italian marines off the Kerala coast. The hearing which was scheduled for Thursday was deferred to Friday because the...