Plea to secure release of 7 Tamil fishermen held in Qatar

A fishermen body today appealed to the central and Tamil Nadu governments to secure the release of seven fishermen from Kanyakumari district who had been arrested by the Qatar authorities for entering into their sea zone on July 3.

Detained Lankan national close aide of LTTE chief: Police

One of the two Sri Lankan Tamils arrested last night along with communication gadgets and cyanide in the district has been identified as Krishnakumar, a close associate of slain LTTE supremo V Prabhakaran, police said on Tuesday.

Fishers stranded in deep sea for four days rescued by Coast Guard

Cost Guard on Thursday rescued three Kerala fishermen, drifting in deep sea for the past four days without food and water after their country craft overturned accidentally off the state coast.

Sri Lankan Navy chase away Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly chased away Rameswaram fishermen by throwing stones at their boats while they were fishing near Katchatheevu on Thursday, a local fishermen organisation functionary said.

Marines case: Italy invokes international arbitration against India

Italy on Monday made a fresh plea before the Supreme Court saying it has invoked international arbitration challenging India's jurisdiction to try two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago, as the court allowed one of them to remain in Italy for six more months on medical grounds.

Ten fishermen held in Odisha

Ten fishermen have been taken into custody by forest personnel on charge of trespassing into prohibited water-zone of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Tamil Nadu fishermen go on indefinite fast

About 250 fishermen began an indefinite fast in front of the bus stand here on Wednesday, demanding the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy since June 2, and also their boats.

Seven fishermen from East Godavari district go missing at sea

East Godavari district collector H Arun Kumar issued a statement here on Tuesday that the Andhra Pradesh state government will extended all assistance to fishermen who went missing at sea.

KV Thomas urges Centre to give ration to fishermen hit by ban

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Tuesday urged the Centre to provide free ration to fishermen affected by the ban imposed on fishing by mechanised boats for the months of June and July.

Coast Guard rescues six stranded fishermen

The Coast Guard rescued six fishermen on board a vessel stranded at sea off Devi river near Odisha's Puri district, an officer said on Monday.

India, Pakistan using fishermen as bargaining chips: Daily

India and Pakistan are using arrested fishermen "as bargaining chips", a leading Pakistani daily said, adding that the fishermen want to make a decent living and are not a threat.

Jaya seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of fishermen by Sri Lanka

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.

Sri Lankan navy arrests 26 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lanka navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen and seized three Indian fishing trawlers allegedly for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the navy media unit said on Sunday.

India frees 88 Pakistani fishermen for Ramadan

 India said on Friday it has released 88 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Gujarat jails, following a decision Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed by phone to Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on June 16.

113 Indian fishermen return home from Pakistani jail

 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 to give consular access to jailed fishermen from Pakistan

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.

88 Pak fishermen lodged in Gujarat to leave for Wagah on Friday

 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.

Fishermen warned about rain, strong winds in Karnataka

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 Modi extends Ramzan greetings to Nawaz Sharif, Ghani and Hasina

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.

Fishermen warned about rain, strong winds off Karnataka coast

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.