The Supreme Court on Monday referred the plea of Massimiliano Latorre, one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, seeking extension of his stay in Italy on grounds of having undergone a heart surgery on January 5, to another bench for hearing on Wednesday.
Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly threatened and chased away Tamil Nadu fishermen when they were fishing near Katchatheevu early Tuesday morning, a local representative of the Fishermen's Association said.
In a sharp attack, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Monday accused India of "scarce political will" to provide a "fair solution" into the case of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately secure the release of 24 Indian fishermen from the state, who were captured by Bangladeshi authorities recently.
Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Tuesday allegedly fired in the air and damaged more than 20 fishing nets to chase away Indian fishermen fishing near Katchatheevu and other areas, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department officials and local fishermen's association said.
In a rare display of unanimity among Tamil parties, DMK and AIADMK on Monday pressed the Centre to secure release of 14 fishermen recently arrested by Sri Lanka, even as they thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for securing release of five others on death row.
Ten fishermen on two boats were caught while allegedly exchanging food articles with Pakistani fishermen off Okha coast near International Maritime Boundary with the neighbouring country by the Indian Coast Guard.