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...
  • 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...

  • 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...
  • Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen in custody 28-03-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: As a goodwill gesture for India's decision to abstain from voting against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed his government to release all Indian fishermen in their custody. The arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka is a poll issue...
  • 50 fishermen injured as Lankan naval personnel attack them 27-03-2014 03:52 PM

    Rameswaram: Fifty fishermen from this coastal town were injured when Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked them with stones and bottles after firing in the air early this morning off Katchathivu islet. The Lankan naval personnel also damaged 30 boats and cut fishing nets, police said. One boat sank as...
  • 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...
  • Karunanidhi doubts Lanka's intention to solve fishermen issue 20-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Raising doubt over Sri Lanka's intention to solve fishermen issue, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Thursday slammed the latest incident of arrest of Indian fishermen by the island navy, saying if it wants a solution for the matter it should not indulge in such acts. Referring to Wednesday's arrest of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen 08-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Accusing the Centre of giving an "ineffective and weak response" over fishermen issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure immediate release of all fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan authorities in the last two years. In a letter addressed to Singh on...
  • Jayalalithaa flays PM on TN fishermen issue 06-03-2014 06:12 PM

    Stepping up attack against Congress-led UPA Government, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his hand shake with President Mahinda Rajapakse in Myanmar instead of a 'stern' message to stop the continuing arrests of Indian fishermen. Raising the twin issues of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Italian marines case: SC to hear Centre's response on anti-piracy law 24-02-2014 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the government's response on whether the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012 should be tried under a severe anti-piracy law, the SUA, which provides only death penalty as punishment. Italy has strongly objected to the...
  • No question of compromise in Italian Marines case: Antony 23-02-2014 11:46 PM

    Kochi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday said there was no question of any compromise with regard to the case relating to the two Italian marines who had allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in February 2012. "Government policy is that as per Indian rules the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lankan naval arrests 29 TN fishermen 13-02-2014 12:28 PM

    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...
  • 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,...
  • TN: Indian Coast Guard arrests 25 Lankan fishermen 10-02-2014 09:48 AM

    Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen for trespassing into Indian waters in Nagapattinam. The Coast Guard has also seized five boats and 5000 kg fish. "Lankan fishermen had trespassed 48 nautical miles east off Velankanni," the Indian Coast Guard said. The Lankan fishermen have been...