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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.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 17 TN fishermen

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 14:38

The Sri Lankan Navy today arrested 17 fishermen along with their three boats when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, police said here.

SL Navy arrests 17 TN fishermen

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:53

The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 17 fishermen along with their three boats when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, police said here.

22 released fishermen handed over to Coast Guard at IMBL

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:57

Twenty-two fishermen released by Sri Lanka were today handed over to the Indian Coast Guard at a designated position at the International Maritime Boundary Line, the Coast Guard said.

Odisha introduces specific colour scheme for fishing vessels

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:56

In a move to strengthen coastal security, the Odisha government has asked fishermen to paint their boats and trawlers with a specific colour pattern for their easy identification.

24 fishermen return home from Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:33

24 fishermen who were released after their arrest by the Sri Lankan Navy on June 17, returned to Karaikal on Thursday, a senior Coast Guard official said.

Sri Lanka releases 46 Indian fishermen

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 19:13

Sri Lanka has released 46 Indian fishermen and modalities to bring them back are being worked out, government said today.

Sri Lanka Navy denies attacking Indian fishermen

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 19:00

The Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday rejected claims that its personnel attack Indian fishermen when they stray into Sri Lankan waters.

Have 64 Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka freed: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 14:49

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with Sri Lanka and secure the release of 64 jailed Indian fishermen along with their 38 boats.

Sri Lankan courts remand arrested Indian fishermen to custody

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 22:31

At least 46 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy this week for allegedly poaching into the country`s water have been sent to judicial custody by courts in the country`s north.