Plans for the European Union to host a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have collapsed amid acrimony over delays to the trial of two Italian marines for murder in the 2012 killing of two Indian fishermen.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution asking India to allow the return of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, drawing a sharp reaction from New Delhi which termed the step as not "well advised" as the matter was sub-judice.
United Nations: The ongoing Italian marines row with India has not generated any new response from the United Nations, with the spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saying the position of the UN chief over the issue remains unchanged.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman refused Monday to be drawn into the controversy surrounding the two Italian marines facing trial in India over the killing of two fisherman off the Kerala coast amid reports that the Italian prime minister has asserted that a "direct channel" had been opened with New Delhi raising hopes of a settlement.
Amid continued stand-off between India and Italy over the issue of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini on Saturday left for home reportedly for "consultations."
India on Monday said it will not oppose on "humanitarian ground" the application of Massimiliano Latorre, one of the Italian marines facing murder charges here, to return to his country after he suffered a mild stroke recently.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today received a congratulatory call from her Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini who raised the case of the Italian marines awaiting trial for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen.
Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi lashed out at Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for publicly discussing the issue of bringing back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought an apology from BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for dragging Congress President Sonia Gandhi into the Italian marines` case by levelling "unfounded allegations" against her.
A special court here on Monday fixed July 31 for hearing the case of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, after it was informed that the Supreme Court has ordered that the proceedings be deferred.
BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday made a scathing attack on the Congress by saying that there will be no states where the ruling party will get seats in double digits after the Lok Sabha polls.