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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.

33 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 15:35

Thirty three Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in separate incidents while fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet in the Palk Strait, police and fisheries officials on Sunday said.

29 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 11:30

Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Thursday arrested 29 fishermen from Mandapam and Rameswaram when they were fishing near Neduntheevu in the Palk Strait.

19 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 09:32

Nineteen fishermen, who ventured into the sea from Pudukottai district, were on Thursday arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they went for fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.

12 Tamil Nadu fishermen thrashed by Lankan Naval personnel

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 00:14

Twelve fishermen from Tamil Nadu were allegedly assaulted by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded by India to the neighbouring republic, early on Monday.

Navy to commission UAV squadron at Uchipuli soon

Last Updated: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 10:48

The objective of the UAV squadron is to strengthen surveillance and reconnaissance in the Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait and Palk Bay.

Kalam suggests India, Lanka to fish in turns

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 18:37

Fishermen from India and Sri Lanka could fish in the Palk Strait in turns to resolve the sensitive fishing issue, A P J Abdul Kalam has suggested.