TAMIL NADU FISHERMEN

  • Tamil Nadu: PM Modi intervenes to save fishermen November 10, 2014

    Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs may be transferred to India to serve out their sentence. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Raja-paksa over the telephone on Sunday. ...
  • Doing everything possible to bring back 5 fishermen from Sri Lanka: MEA November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said it has accorded "very high priority" to bring back five Indian fishermen on death row from Sri Lanka and every possible avenue is being explored to ensure their safe return. Terming it as a "delicate" matter, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the government...
  • Indian envoy in Sri Lanka assures 'unstinted support' to fishermen November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka on Tuesday met the five Indian fishermen, who have been sentenced to death by a court here for alleged drug trafficking, and assured them of "unstinted support" by the government to secure their early release and repatriation. Indian envoy Yash Sinha, who visited...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka will be freed, assures Panneerselvam November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday assured the families of five fishermen who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court that they will be freed through appropriate measures. The family members of P Emerson, R Wilson, P Augustus, J Langlet and K Prasath of Rameswaram called...
  • Fishermen families to meet O Panneerselvam to plead for their release November 3, 2014

    Rameswaram: Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan Court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to press for securing their release. A delegation of the association and family members led by Ramanathapuram...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 31, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 31, 2014

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  • News 360: 4th school rape in a month in Bangalore raises questions on security October 31, 2014

    Sexual assault in schools of Bangalore and Hyderabad reported. Teacher has been arrested for raping a six-year-old in Bangalore. This is the third such case in a month. The Karnataka Home Minister tells CNN-IBN that a circular has been sent across to all the schools and action will soon be...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen announce indefinite strike, want Centre to ensure release of 5 Indians from Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu fishermen on Friday announced indefinite strike to protest against the Sri Lankan court's capital punishment to five Indian fishermen. The fishermen were arrested by the Lankan Navy in alleged drugs case in 2011. Fishermen want the Centre to ensure release of the five Indians. Fishermen associations said that...
  • Tamil Nadu CM urges Modi to ensure release of Indian fishermen given death penalty October 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the government to ensure the release of the five fishermen who have been sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs. He has said that the people of Tamil Nadu have...
  • Sri Lanka court gives death to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in drug smuggling case October 30, 2014

    Chennai: Sri Lankan court on Thursday gave capital punishment to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in an alleged drugs trafficking case. The fishermen were arrested in 2011 by Sri Lankan Navy. The fishermen have been given time till November 14 to appeal at the Sri Lankan Supreme Court. The five...
  • Sri Lanka arrests 75 Indian fishermen just days ahead of crucial meet March 20, 2014

    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 in Colombo. ...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen have no right to fish around Katchatheevu: Centre January 23, 2014

    Chennai: The Centre today informed the Madras High Court that the sovereignty of Sri Lanka over the islet of Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits is a settled matter and Indian fishermen do not enjoy any right to fish in the region. The Indian fishermen can have access to the islet only...
  • 200 Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan jails, families seek help January 13, 2014

    Rameshwaram: More than 200 Indian fishermen are being held in Sri Lankan jails, for straying into Sri Lankan water. Even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has promised to have them released by January 20, their families have accused political leaders of ignoring their fate. A day in the life of...
  • TN fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody ask why they're being ignored January 10, 2014

    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...
  • Jaya writes to PM, calls attack on fishermen by SL brutal, unprovoked December 31, 2013

    Chennai: Asking the Centre to take a strong line and prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that "unabated, brutal, unprovoked attacks and instances of opening of fire on our innocent fishermen have been carried out by the marauding Sri Lankan Navy...
  • Lankan court orders release of 27 Tamil Nadu fishermen December 27, 2012

    Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court has ordered the release of 27 fishermen who were taken into custody by the Lankan Navy recently along with their four boats, fisheries officials said on Wednesday. According to fisheries department officials and president of the 'Innocent Fishermen's Association' U Arulanandam, the court ordered their release...
  • TN fishermen slapped, chased away by Lankan Navy September 10, 2012

    Ramanathapuram: In yet another instance of midsea confrontation reported on Sunday, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly chased away a group of fishermen and took away a mobile phone from one of them. The Indian fishing boats, which set out on Saturday, were surrounded by the Lankan Navy while they were netting...
  • Attacks on TN fishermen: Jaya writes to PM March 17, 2012

    Chennai: Voicing serious concern over continued attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday asked the Centre to take up urgently the issue with the island government to ensure that no such "brutal incidents occur in midsea again." "I...
  • SL court extends remand of Tamil fishermen January 3, 2012

    Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan Court on Monday extended the remand of five fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in November last year on charges of drug smuggling, to January 16, officials in Rameswaram said. Vincent (42), Prashanth (32), Langlet (22), Emerson (36) and Augustus (33) were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy...