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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.

Coast Guard rescues nine TN fishermen

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:11

A Tamil Nadu fishing trawler carrying nine fishermen, which was adrift in the rough seas following engine failure since June 6, has been safely towed to the shore by a Coast Guard Interceptor vessel in inclement weather.

Fishermen call off stir in TN

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 14:32

Local fishermen, who were on indefinite strike since June 8 demanding release of five of their counterparts arrested by Lankan Navy two years ago, on Sunday decided to call it off following an assurance given by Minister of State for Heavy Industries Pon Radhakrishan, a representative of the fishermen`s association today said.

Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi over arrest of fishermen by Lanka, seeks permanent solution

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 17:30

In the backdrop of the recent arrests of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday evening wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking for a permanent solution in this matter.

Jayalalithaa seeks decisive action from PM to get fishermen`s release

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 23:48

Seeking a "decisive shift" in the Centre`s stance vis-a-vis Sri Lanka on the arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 33 fishermen, arrested by the island nation`s navy, and ensure a lasting solution to the issue.

SL court extends remand of Indian fishermen to March 25

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 14:37

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.

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:26

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Thursday after repeated disruptions over Telangana and attacks by the Sri Lanka Navy on Tamil Nadu fishermen.

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.

SL fishermen threaten TN fishermen, take away Rs 10 lakh nets

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 13:01

Sri Lankan fishermen on Wednesday allegedly threatened their counterparts from Pamban area here who were fishing in an area close to the island nation and took away 10 nets worth Rs 20 lakh.

Four fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 16:03

Four local fishermen were arrested today by Sri Lankan navy when they were fishing off Kodiakarai coast.

Tamil Nadu fishermen delegation meets PM

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 22:36

Expressing concern that the fishing community is facing a serious threat from Sri Lankan Navy, a delegation of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and told him prevail upon the neighbouring country to release Indian fishermen from Lankan jails.

Over 3,000 fishermen launch indefinite fast

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 01:19

Over 3,000 fishermen of various hamlets launched an indefinite fast in front of the Head Post Office here on Saturday in protest against the arrest of 107 fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy on December 11.