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  • Italy hopes for SC reprieve for sick marine September 7, 2014

    Rome: Italy's foreign minister has appealed to India's Supreme Court to permit one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to return home for health reasons. The marine, 47yearold Massimiliano Latorre, "was treated excellently in India, but it is clear that he needs rest, peace,...
  • Italian marine charged with Kerala fishmen's murder hospitalised September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: One of the two Italian marines detained in India on murder charges has been hospitalised in New Delhi, according to Italian defence ministry. Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti will be flying to check on the condition of Massimiliano Latorre and to show support for his family members, who are...
  • Italian marines case: Court to hear case on August 27 August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed August 27 for hearing the case involving two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012. The matter came up for hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh who asked the investigating officer of the case...
  • Italy scorns Indian decision to try marines with antipiracy law February 9, 2014

    Rome harshly criticised an Indian decision to try two Italian marines accused of killing two fisherman under an antipiracy and antiterrorism act, in a case that has strained relations between the two countries. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, part of a military security team protecting a cargo ship off the coast...
  • Kerala fishermen killing case: MHA drops clause on death penalty February 7, 2014

    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 Italian...
  • Marines case: India seeks 1 week to resolve logjam with Italy February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has sought time for one more week from the Supreme Court to resolve the standoff between India and Italy in the prosecution of the two Italian marines. The Centre had earlier informed the SC that it is trying to resolve all disputes with Italian government...
  • Italian President hits out at India over delay in marines trial December 23, 2013

    Rome: Italian President Giorgio Napolitano hit out at India over delayed trial in the Kerala fishermen killing case. He said the trial has run into new difficulties and could be delayed because of the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Sometimes it seems that we are the only nation where elections...
  • Italian marines case: Witnesses questioned by NIA through video links November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The NIA has questioned four Italian marines, who were witness to the killing of two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, through video conferencing as they appeared in the Indian Embassy in Rome. The National Investigation Agency investigators had on Monday questioned through video conferencing the four witnesses, who...
  • Italy working for early return of two marines facing trial in India, assures Napolitano November 5, 2013

    Italy is working ceaselessly for the early return of two Italian marines facing trial in India for murdering two fishermen, President Giorgio Napolitano said on Monday. "We do not cease to work tenaciously to bring them home," Napolitano said after his speech on National Unity and Armed Forces Day. The case triggered...
  • Fishermen killing: 'Italy will do everything to bring back marines' August 17, 2013

    Rome: Italy will do everything to bring back by Christmas two of its marines, who have been in India for over oneandahalf 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 concludes...
  • Italian marines case: Probe likely to be delayed May 13, 2013

    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 key...
  • NIA will continue to probe Italian marines' case: SC April 26, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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...
  • Fishermen killings: SC to give verdict on plea challenging NIA probe April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will decide on Monday 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 Italian government and the marines had also questioned the invoking of the Suppression...
  • What haven't the Marines told you? Italian journalist writes book April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding two Italian marines facing murder charges in India has triggered tensions between both the nations and now a journalist from Italy has penned a book to soothe frayed nerves back home by sharing India's side of the story with his countrymen. Titled "I due maro:...
  • NIA likely to drop stringent charges against Italian marines April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: NIA, probing the killing of Kerala fishermen allegedly by two Italian marines, may drop a stringent provision of law that entails only death sentence for the offence of murder. Home Ministry officials hinted that even though the National Investigation Agengy (NIA) has booked the marines under the Suppression...
  • NIA registers murder case against Italian marines April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The NIA has registered a murder case against two Italian Marines for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast last year. The Home Ministry had handed over the case to National Investigation Agency through an order on Thursday evening. The NIA submitted the FIR before the Special...
  • NIA registers case against two Italian marines April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Three days after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) handed over the Italian marines case to the National Investigative Agency (NIA), a case has finally been registered against them. The First Information Report (FIR) will be presented before the special court in Patiala House on Friday. The MHA ...
  • MHA hands over Italian marines' case to NIA April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Ministry on Monday handed over the investigation of the Italian marines case to the National Investigative Agency (NIA). Sources said the NIA was asked to take over the probe after the Supreme Court ruled Kerala police had no jurisdiction in the matter. Sources also said that the Centre...
  • Not a 'scapegoat' in quitting over marines issue: Former Italy FM March 31, 2013

    Rome: Giulio Terzi, who quit as Italian foreign minister over Rome's decision to send two marines back to India to face trial for killing Indian fishermen, says he does not "feel like a scapegoat" over his surprise move to resign to oppose his government's uturn on the issue. Terzi resigned...
  • Wasn't my decision to send back marines: Italian exforeign minister March 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday in protest over his government's decision to send the marines back to India to stand trial for the killing of two fishermen in Kerala. The marines issue did not just rattle IndiaItaly ties, but have also managed to shake up...
  • Fishermen killings: Marines' return to India stirs anger in Italy March 23, 2013

    Rome: A decision to return two Italian marines accused of murdering fishermen to stand trial in India stirred anger in Italy on Friday and calls for Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi to resign. Mario Monti's caretaker government on Thursday reversed a March 11, 2013 decision not to send the marines back from...
  • European Commission welcomes end of IndiaItaly row March 23, 2013

    Brussels: The European Commission on Friday expressed relief over the end of a diplomatic standoff between India and Italy over marines issue. The commission took note of the decision of the Italian authorities to send back to India the two marines, Massimilian Latorre and Salvatore Girone, but "we have no...
  • Fishermen killings: Italian marines return to India March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The two Italian marines, Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone, charged with killing of two Kerala fishermen, reached Delhi on Friday evening to face murder trial in the case. The marines arrived at about 6 pm, hours before the deadline set by the Supreme Court, which had allowed them to...
  • India's tough stand forces Italy to agree to send back marines March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: It is a victory for India in the stand-off with Italy over the fate of the two Italian marines, Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen. The Italian government has said that the marines will be sent back to India on Friday. Italian authorities...
  • SC to take up Italian marines issues on Monday March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The issue of the Italian marines - Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone - who are facing a trial in India for killing two Kerala fishermen, will come up in the Supreme Court on Monday. Sources said while Italy was expected to maintain its position that the marines would...
  • Marines row: Salman Khurshid meets PM Manmohan Singh March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amid growing speculation over India's next move on the issue of two Italian marines who have refused to come back to face trial on charges of homicide. Khurshid met the Prime Minister at his residence here. The...
  • Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini summoned again March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: 7.00 pm: Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini was summoned again on Thursday evening over the marines issue. The meeting lasts over 40 minutes. 5:09 pm: India seeks EU's support in the Italian marines issue, say sources. 4:10 pm: The MEA spokesperson said that India will take further action in the marines'...
  • Italy's decision on marines a diplomatic tragedy: Chandy March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming Italy's decision not to send back its two marines as a "diplomatic tragedy", Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said it is the responsibility of the Centre to bring them back to India. Chandy said there can be "no compromise" on the issue and the marines...
  • PM sends a stern warning to Italy over marines March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: India took a stern stand against Italy on Wednesday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warning it of consequences if doesn't send its marines to India to face trial in the fishermen killing case. In fact, sources have indicated that the Ministry of Home Affairs has informed the Ministry...