Kerala Fishermen

  • 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...
  • Relief for Italian marines, India not to try them under law with death penalty February 24, 2014

    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 under...
  • Italian marines case: SC to hear Centre's response on anti-piracy law February 24, 2014

    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 move,...
  • 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...
  • NIA to file charge sheet against two Italian marines soon January 21, 2014

    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 that...
  • MHA may deny Italian marines' prosecution under law that gives death January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is likely to deny sanction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen under a law which provides only death penalty. If the Home Ministry denies sanction to NIA to prosecute the two Italian marines under the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety...
  • 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 17, 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Kerala CM seeks special court to try marines at Kollam March 23, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday asked the Centre to set up the special court at Kollam district to conduct the trial of the two Italian marines charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chandy demanded that the Sessions...
  • Italian marines' return: Is this a moment of triumph for the govt or the SC? March 22, 2013

    The two Italian marines, facing trial in the fishermen killings case, returned to India on Friday. ...
  • Marines' return a victory for us: Fishermen workers' forum March 22, 2013

    The Italian marines, facing trial for shooting dead two Indian fishermen in February 2012, returned on Friday. ...
  • Italian marines to return, but won't be arrested or given death March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The two Italian marines, Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone, charged with killing two Indian fishermen are set to return to India. While India has called it a diplomatic victory, it has also assured Italy that the marines will not be arrested on their return and neither will they...
  • 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...
  • Full text: Khurshid's statement on Italian marines in Parliament March 22, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in his statement in Parliament said the Italian marines will not get death sentence as the Indian fishermen killings case was not a rarest of rare case. He also said they won't be arrested if they return before the apex court's deadline. "The two Italian...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EU warns India over bar on Italian ambassador March 21, 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...