KERALA FISHERMEN KILLINGS

  • After Italy's plea, UN to raise marines issue with India March 19, 2014

    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 Alfano...
  • Fishermen killings case: Italy appeals to UN to help free marines March 18, 2014

    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 tried...
  • Italy recalls its India envoy over 'delay' in case against marines February 18, 2014

    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 unacceptable...
  • Fishermen killing: Italy upset with India's move on marines February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Italy has lashed out over India's latest move in the Italian marines case where they have been charged under the antipiracy 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...
  • Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland? February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Home Ministry taking a Uturn 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...
  • 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...
  • Fishermen killings: NIA to start fresh probe April 26, 2013

    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 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...
  • SC defers pronouncement of order in Italian marines case April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the pronouncement of its order on the question of National Investigating Agency's (NIA) jurisdiction to probe the case against two Italian marines who allegedly killed Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012. The apex court, which had on April 16 posted...
  • Marines case: Italy tells SC that it objects to NIA probe April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Italy has told the Supreme Court that it objects to the National Investigation Agency taking over the marines' case. Italy is concerned because the NIA is empowered to deal with maritime piracy and terrorism and serious charges under these can lead to a call for the death penalty. The...
  • Will honour assurance given to Italy on marines: Home Secy April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding NIA slapping murder charge against two Italian marines, India will honour the assurance given to Italy that the duo will not face death penalty for allegedly killing two fishermen off Kerala coast. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will not press for death sentence against the marines ...
  • Business interests considered while sending back marines: Italy PM March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi had resigned over the government's decision to return the two marines to India to stand trial for killing two Kerala fishermen. Reacting to the resignation, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said, "The Foreign Minister resigned without discussing with the government. Italy had to...
  • We made a lot of mistakes in marines issue, admits Italian Deputy FM March 23, 2013

    Staffan de Mistura escorted back the two marines to India on Friday. He was speaking to Karan Thapar. ...
  • Combined effort of Oppn to persuade govt on diplomacy worked: BJP March 22, 2013

    Reacting to Italy's decision to send back the marines, the Bharatiya Janata Party said it was a result of combined efforts of the Opposition, the government and the Supreme Court. "Must say the combined effort of the Opposition to persuade the government to carry on its diplomacy seems to have...
  • Italian marines to return; Khurshid says diplomacy is at work March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said that diplomacy is at work resulting in Italy's decision to send back two marines charged in the fishermen killing case and parried questions on Italian media reports that Congress President Sonia Gandhi influenced that government's decision. Welcoming Italy's decision to send...
  • Law will remain as it is: Salman Khurshid on Italian marines March 22, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said that the Italian marines charged with the murders of two Indian fishermen will face trial as usual in India and that the law won't change. This comes even as the Italian foreign office said that they have been assured there will be no...
  • Live: Italian marines won't get death, says Khurshid March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: 1:50 pm: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the relations between India and Italy were back on track. "We remain satisfied with most things. It's important that friendly relations are not hurt by incidents of this nature. If they happen, they have to be handled in the best...
  • Italian envoy likely to move SC asking it to lift restraining order March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Italy agreed to send its marines back to India to face trial in the fishermen killings case, Italian ambassador Daniel Mancini is likely to move the Supreme Court on Friday requesting it to lift the Indian government's restraining order on his travel. However, it is...
  • EU warns India over bar on Italian ambassador March 20, 2013

    Brussels: India would be breaking international law if it stops Italy's ambassador from leaving the country in a dispute over two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen, the European Union said on Tuesday. The statement was the bloc's most forceful intervention yet in the festering dispute over the marines...
  • Marines row: No country should take India for granted, says Sonia March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Breaking her silence for the first time on the Italian marines case, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that no country should take India for granted. Sonia further said that the diplomatic immunity issue of Italian Ambassador Daniel Mancini must be taken up immediately. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday...
  • Italy says India violating diplomatic immunity law March 19, 2013

    Rome: Italy said on Monday the decision by India's Supreme Court to bar the Italian ambassador from leaving the country violated diplomatic immunity law, but added it hoped to amicably resolve a dispute over the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines. The Supreme Court last week ordered the envoy,...
  • India may expel the Italian ambassador: Surya Gangadharan March 18, 2013

    How can New Delhi and Rome cooperate to work out a solution which will be acceptable to both parties? CNN-IBN's international affairs editor Surya Gangadharan shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers on the matter. Q. What should India do so that those killer marines...
  • SC says Italian envoy has no immunity March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on Italian Ambassador Daniel Mancini while hearing the case of Italian marines, the Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir not only restrained him from leaving the country till further orders, he also added that a person who comes to the court and gives an undertaking...
  • Italian envoy likely to claim full immunity in SC today March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after the Italian government refused to send back the two marines charged in the killing of two Indian fishermen in Kerala, Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini is expected to respond to the Supreme Court's notice on Monday. Will the apex court act against the envoy? It could be...
  • Marines case: SC to resume hearing on govt's affidavit against Italy on Monday March 17, 2013

    Italy has found support in the European Union that advised both Italy and India to reach a solution through negotiations. ...
  • Marines case: Envoy can be sent to jail, says Salve March 17, 2013

    Former counsel for the Italian marines in the Kerala fishermen killings case, Harish Salve has said that there is no legal bar or immunity to the Italian ambassador, Daniel Mancini, from being arrested by the Supreme Court. The Italian envoy had assured the apex court that the marines would return from...
  • Italian envoy enjoys immunity, but SC order will be followed: Sources March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Italian envoy, Daniele Mancini, enjoys diplomatic immunity but the Supreme Court's directive restraining him from leaving the country will be followed, government sources said on Friday. Airports across the country were on Friday alerted to prevent Mancini from leaving the country as the standoff between Italy and...
  • Airports alerted to prevent Italian envoy from leaving India March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Airports across the country have been alerted to prevent Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini from leaving the country, sources have told CNN-IBN. A message has been sent to all immigration outposts across the country in compliance with the Supreme Court order by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Supreme Court...
  • Marines row: India stops new envoy to Italy from taking charge March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India has stopped its new ambassador to Italy from taking charge over the marines issue. Sources in the Ministry of External Affairs say this will come as a clear signal of India's tough intentions. Sources say that at a time when India is mulling action against Italian ambassador...
  • Marines issue: India seeks EU's help to put pressure on Italy March 14, 2013

    The MEA on Thursday summoned the Italian ambassador hours after the Supreme Court restrained him from leaving the country. The government of India is reviewing its diplomatic ties with Italy, even seeking EU support. ...