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.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 38 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Thirty-eight fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy personnel on charges of crossing International Maritime Boundary Line.

39 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

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.

SL Navy arrests 17 TN fishermen

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

51 Indian fishermen repatriated

A batch of 51 Indian fishermen, who were released by Sri Lanka after being arrested on the charge of poaching fish in the island waters, on Thursday arrived at Mandapam near here.

Substandard lodges in pilgrim centres asked to shut down

Cracking down on substandard lodges in this town attracting devotees and tourists from the country and abroad, Rameswaram Municipality has ordered closure of 10 lodges and directed households not to function as "boarding premises".

Lankan navy damages boat, take away fish catch

The Sri Lankan Navy allegedly damaged a fishing boat and took away fish catch from 10 vessels of fishermen when they were fishing near Katchateevu islet today.

33 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

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.

Eight fishermen injured in attack by Sri Lankan navy personnel

Sri Lankan Navy, who on Saturday surprised Indian fishermen trawling near Katchatheevu by offering them soft drinks and sweets, attacked eight fishermen in the Indian territory off Dhamushkodi coast early on Sunday, Fiseries Department sources said.

CSG steps up vigil in Rameswaram after Infiltration alert

A security system has been put in place and Coastal Security Group deployed off Rameswaram to completely block infiltration through sea, a CSG official said here today.

SL court extends remand of Indian fishermen to March 25

A court in Sri Lanka on Tuesday extended till March 25 the judicial remand of 38 fishermen, who were arrested for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in the island nation`s territorial waters.

Devotees throng Ramanathaswamy shrine

Devotees on Saturday thronged the Ramanathaswamy temple here to take bath in the 22 holy wells in the shrine and perform poojas to their forefathers on the occasion of `Masi Amavasya.`

Fisherman injured in attack by Lankan personnel

A fisherman was injured and a boat damaged when Sri Lankan navalmen allegedly attacked some local fishermen who were fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet in the Palk Strait, officials said on Tuesday.

8 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Naval personnel

Eight fishermen in two mechanised boats were detained by Sri Lankan Navy personnel while fishing near Katchateevu islet, `Q` branch officials said on Sunday.

Fire in Rameswaram lodge, no causalities

A fire broke out at a lodge
belonging to Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here today, however no casualty was reported.

67-year-old woman jumps into sea from train

A 67-year-old woman today allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the sea from a passenger train as it crossed the Pamban bridge here.

Sri Lankan courts order release of 163 fishermen

Two courts in Sri Lanka today ordered the release of 163 Tamil Nadu fishermen,arrested by naval personnel of the island nation in the past two months and lodged in prisons there, a top functionary of the local fishermen`s organisation said.

Judicial remand of TN fishermen extended till Jan23

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday extended till January 23 the judicial remand of four Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the island navy and lodged in a prison there.

Three arrested for abducting DMK functionary

Three persons were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly abducting and attacking a DMK functionary here, demanding Rs 10 lakh from him, police said.

Sri Lankan navy arrests 18 more fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy on Monday arrested 18 Indian fishermen while fishing between Katchativu and Dhanushkodi.