TN threatens to call off talks if fishermen not released

 The Tamil Nadu government today threatened to call off the bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka here tomorrow if 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested recently by the Navy of the island nation, were not released as assured by the Lankan government.

29 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

Twenty-nine fishermen from here were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy Saturday evening while they were fishing near Katchatheevu.

Rameshwaram fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan Navy

Indian fishermen from Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu were attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday.

Sri Lankan Navy chases away Tamil Nadu fishermen

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.

Lankan Navy opens fire in air, chase TN fishermen away

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.

Four TN fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy

Four fishermen from here were apprehended today near Katchatheevu by Sri Lankan Navy personnel who also allegedly damaged 50 boats.

Hindu outfit volunteers plan to leave for Katchatheevu foiled

Volunteers of a Hindu outfit, who tried to leave for Katchatheevu by flying the National Flag on their boats, were arrested on Friday, police said.

Jaya writes to PM seeking restoration of Katchatheevu

Describing the 1974 and 1976 Indo-Lanka agreements ceding Katchatheevu to that country as "ill-advised," Tamil Nadu government has said the matter cannot be treated as a settled issue.

Katchatheevu issue has to be revisited by Centre: BJP

Virtually endorsing the ruling AIADMK`s demand for retrieval of Katchatheevu, BJP on Sunday said the issue of Indian sovereignty over the islet, ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974, has to be revisited.

Centre`s stand on Katchatheevu shocking: Jayalalithaa

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.

Vaiko urges Centre for retrieval of Katchatheevu

BJP ally MDMK Wednesday pressed that India should retrieve Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by way of two agreements in 1974 and 1976, saying the move will guarantee livelihood of Indian fishermen.

Tamil Nadu fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

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

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.

Thirty six Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Thirty six fishermen from a village in Pudukottai district and this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on Wednesday in two separate incidents while fishing near Neduntheevu and Katchatheevu islet, a fisheries department official said.

Katchatheevu issue: Karuna objects to Centre`s submission in HC

Taking objection to Centre`s submission that Indian fishermen have no right to fish around Katchatheevu, DMK`s M Karunanidhi said such counter was made by Centre with intention of "hurting" Tamils.

Indo-Lanka fishermen talks without prejudice to case in SC: TN

Talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka to be held on Monday will be without prejudice to a case pending in Supreme Court on the Katchatheevu issue, Tamil Nadu government said on Saturday.

TN fishermen have no right to fish around Katchatheevu: Centre

Centre informed Madras High Court that sovereignty of Sri Lanka over islet of Katchatheevu in Palk Straits is a settled matter and Indian fishermen do not enjoy any right to fish in the region.

Get proof from royal family on Katchatheevu: Karuna to TN govt

DMK`s M Karunanidhi asked Tamil Nadu government to obtain documents offered by members of royal family in the Katchatheevu issue and submit it in Supreme Court.

SC issues notice to Centre of Karunanidhi plea on Katchatheevu

The Supreme Court issued notice to Centre on DMK chief M Karunanidhi`s plea seeking direction to government to retrieve island of Katchatheevu which was given to Sri Lanka in 1974 and make it as part of Tamil Nadu.

Take steps to retrieve Katchatheevu, Jayalalithaa tells PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take steps to retrieve Katchatheevu and surrounding areas from Sri Lanka.