TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

A group of fishermen of this island were on Sunday chased away by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.

Former Union minister Vasan faces crowd's ire

Former Union Minister GK Vasan, who quit the Congress, on Saturday faced the ire of fishermen, who are on an indefinite stir, when he visited them to express his solidarity with them on their demands, including release of five fishermen sentenced to death by a Lankan court.

Gadkari to inspect Sethu project route

Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari would undertake an aerial inspection of the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Channel route on November 4, officials said on Sunday.

Government not to let Ram Sethu be damaged: Gadkari

The government has said it will not indulge in any activity that might affect the mythical Ram Sethu from the famous Indian epic of Ramayana.

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.

33 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Thirty three Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in separate incidents while fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet in the Palk Strait, police and fisheries officials on Sunday said.

29 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Thursday arrested 29 fishermen from Mandapam and Rameswaram when they were fishing near Neduntheevu in the Palk Strait.

19 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Nineteen fishermen, who ventured into the sea from Pudukottai district, were on Thursday arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they went for fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.

12 Tamil Nadu fishermen thrashed by Lankan Naval personnel

Twelve fishermen from Tamil Nadu were allegedly assaulted by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded by India to the neighbouring republic, early on Monday.

Navy to commission UAV squadron at Uchipuli soon

The objective of the UAV squadron is to strengthen surveillance and reconnaissance in the Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait and Palk Bay.