Four TN fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy

Four fishermen from here were apprehended today near Katchatheevu by Sri Lankan Navy personnel who also allegedly damaged 50 boats.

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.

Jaya writes to PM seeking restoration of Katchatheevu

Describing the 1974 and 1976 Indo-Lanka agreements ceding Katchatheevu to that country as "ill-advised," Tamil Nadu government has said the matter cannot be treated as a settled issue.

Katchatheevu issue has to be revisited by Centre: BJP

Virtually endorsing the ruling AIADMK`s demand for retrieval of Katchatheevu, BJP on Sunday said the issue of Indian sovereignty over the islet, ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974, has to be revisited.

Centre`s stand on Katchatheevu shocking: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Wednesday said she was appalled at the Centre`s stand that Indian fishermen had no traditional fishing rights around Katchatheevu island.

Vaiko urges Centre for retrieval of Katchatheevu

BJP ally MDMK Wednesday pressed that India should retrieve Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by way of two agreements in 1974 and 1976, saying the move will guarantee livelihood of Indian fishermen.

Tamil Nadu fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

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.

TN fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

The islet of Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait 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 has told the Madras High Court.

Thirty six Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Thirty six fishermen from a village in Pudukottai district and this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on Wednesday in two separate incidents while fishing near Neduntheevu and Katchatheevu islet, a fisheries department official said.

Katchatheevu issue: Karuna objects to Centre`s submission in HC

Taking objection to Centre`s submission that Indian fishermen have no right to fish around Katchatheevu, DMK`s M Karunanidhi said such counter was made by Centre with intention of "hurting" Tamils.

Indo-Lanka fishermen talks without prejudice to case in SC: TN

Talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka to be held on Monday will be without prejudice to a case pending in Supreme Court on the Katchatheevu issue, Tamil Nadu government said on Saturday.

TN fishermen have no right to fish around Katchatheevu: Centre

Centre informed Madras High Court that sovereignty of Sri Lanka over islet of Katchatheevu in Palk Straits is a settled matter and Indian fishermen do not enjoy any right to fish in the region.

Get proof from royal family on Katchatheevu: Karuna to TN govt

DMK`s M Karunanidhi asked Tamil Nadu government to obtain documents offered by members of royal family in the Katchatheevu issue and submit it in Supreme Court.

SC issues notice to Centre of Karunanidhi plea on Katchatheevu

The Supreme Court issued notice to Centre on DMK chief M Karunanidhi`s plea seeking direction to government to retrieve island of Katchatheevu which was given to Sri Lanka in 1974 and make it as part of Tamil Nadu.

Take steps to retrieve Katchatheevu, Jayalalithaa tells PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take steps to retrieve Katchatheevu and surrounding areas from Sri Lanka.

`Over 500 TN fishermen arrested by Lankan navy since May 2011`

Tamil Nadu govt said that due to its consistent efforts Sri Lanka had released over 500 fishermen arrested by its navy since May, 2011.

Sixty TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

At least 60 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy personnel while fishing near Katchatheevu on Thursday, an official from fishermen association said.

TN fishermen attacked by Lankan Naval personnel

Large number of fishermen from TN were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval personnel with stones and bottles while fishing off Katchatheevu.

Lankan navalmen greet TN fishermen with tea

In a goodwill gesture, Sri Lankan Naval personnel, often accused of using strongarm tactics, on Thursday offered refreshments to a group of Indian fishermen from here when they were fishing near Katchatheevu.

Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa wants SC to take up Katchatheevu island case

Tamil Nadu will petition SC to immediately take up its case against the gifting of Katchatheevu island by India to Sri Lanka.