Following the latest instance of arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for the release of 31 such persons along with their boats.
Pakistani authorities today handed over 113 Indian fishermen, who spent nine months behind bars, to India's BSF at the Wagah Border, a day after Pakistan said it would release them in a goodwill gesture.
India on Friday said it would give consular access to jailed fishermen from Pakistan and other nations so that their identity could be established, a day after it announced that 88 Pakistani fishermen would be released over the weekend as a "goodwill" gesture.
As many as 88 Pakistani fishermen will leave for Wagah border tomorrow from where they will be handed over to their native country authorities as part of a goodwill gesture, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to greet him in the holy month of Ramzan.
With most places in Karnataka likely to experience rain and thundershowers on Thursday, fishermen have been cautioned to stay off the sea as strong winds may blow along and off the Karnataka coast, the Met Office here said.
PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to convey his good wishes ahead of the holy month of Ramzan. He also spoke to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, expressing hope for peace.
With most places in Karnataka likely to experience rain and thundershowers on Monday, fishermen have been cautioned to stay off the sea as strong winds may blow along and off the Karnataka coast, the Met Office here said.
Rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in Karnataka as the south-west monsoon advanced further into the remaining parts of north interior Karnataka and covered the entire state, the Met office said on Saturday.
As the deep depression over east- central Arabian sea further intensified into a cyclonic storm "Ashobaa", the weather department here issued warning to fishermen along the Gujarat coast, which is expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.
Voicing its commitment to solving the dispute over fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen in the Palk Strait, the BJP on Thursday said it was handling the problem "carefully" and a final solution "needs time".