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India, Lanka discuss fishermen issue, reconciliation process

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:38

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday held detailed talks here with her Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on key issues of fishermen, and reconciliation and accountability process as he briefed her on steps taken by his country to protect human rights.

Month-long TN Assembly session begins on July 10

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:35

A month-long session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly will begin here tomorrow in which a host of issues including the Mullaperiyar row with Kerala and attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy are expected to figure.

Jayalalithaa seeks decisive action on fishermen`s issue

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 12:06

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa hoped the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take an "early and decisive action" to resolve the issue of Sri Lankan naval attacks on the Indian fishermen.

Fishermen protest arrests of their colleagues by Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:32

Tamil Nadu Coastal Area Fishermen`s Association and the Fishermen`s Association on Monday decided to boycott fishing activities indefenitely from July 21 to protest against continuous arrest and attack on fishemen by the Sri lankan navalmen.

Hamas slams Israel`s restrictions on Gaza fishermen

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:02

Islamic Hamas movement Sunday slammed the Israeli army`s decision of minimizing the allowed area of fishing for Gaza Strip`s fishermen from six to three miles.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 20 TN fishermen

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:17

Sri Lankan Navy today arrested 20 fishermen from here on charges of crossing IMBL when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, a senior Fisheries Department official said.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 20 TN fishermen

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 12:25

Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 20 fishermen from here on charges of crossing IMBL when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, a senior Fisheries Department official said.

Centre`s stand on Katchatheevu shocking: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:01

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Wednesday said she was appalled at the Centre`s stand that Indian fishermen had no traditional fishing rights around Katchatheevu island.

Tamil Nadu fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 00:40

Islet of Katchatheevu is a sovereign property of Sri Lanka and the 1974 and 1976 agreements between India and Sri Lanka do not confer any fishing rights on fishermen from India, the Centre said.

TN fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 22:56

The islet of Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait is a sovereign property of Sri Lanka and the 1974 and 1976 agreements between India and Sri Lanka do not confer any fishing rights on fishermen from India, the Centre has told the Madras High Court.

296 Indians in Pakistan jails

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 19:42

Pakistan on Tuesday said that 296 Indian nationals, mostly fishermen, are being held in various jails in the country.

Jaya seeks diplomatic action for release of fishermen

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 11:09

Seeking strong diplomatic action from the Centre for release of 28 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the Centre should "not" treat the IMBL with the island nation as a settled question, as it is a subject matter of litigation in the Supreme Court.