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Coast Guard rescues 15 fishermen in Bay of Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:59

Indian Coast Guard personnel have rescued 15 fishermen whose boat had got entangled with a fishing net in the Bay of Bengal, about 64 nautical miles southeast of Sagar Island, officials said Tuesday.

Delegation visits Pakistan to assess repairs for seized boats

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:57

Indian boats seized by Pakistani authorities and anchored at Karachi port need repairs to be made sea-worthy before being brought back, an official of Gujarat Fishermen Association said Tuesday.

Pakistan to release 57 Indian fishing boats in mid-September

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:29

Pakistan on Monday said it will release 57 fishing boats seized from 150 Indian fishermen, who were set free in May as a goodwill gesture.

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen set free by Lankan court

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 00:09

Four fishermen from here, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on July 9, were on Thursday ordered to be released by a court in the island nation.

39 Tamil fishermen detained by Lankan Navy, 23 let off

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 23:28

Thirtynine fishermen from Tamil Nadu in two batches were today detained by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly crossing into the island waters but 23 of them were let off later with a warning, fisheries department officials said.

39 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 21:55

A total of 39 fishermen from Jagathapattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel on Wednesday while fishing near the Palk Straits, fisheries department officials said.

Attacks on fishermen: Contempt plea in Madras HC against officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:44

A contempt petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here against top officials, including the defence and foreign secretaries, for alleged attacks on Indian fishermen in the country`s territorial waters despite the government`s assurance about ensuring their safety.

37 fishermen return from Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:31

Thirty-seven fishermen, who were arrested in two batches by the Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchateevu recently, were brought to Mandapam after a court in the island nation ordered their release.

India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen`s issue, trade

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:41

Repatriation of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka and ways to speed up trade dominated discussions between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris who called on her Friday.

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.