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ICG and Bangladesh Coast Guard bring back 516 Indian fishermen stranded due to rough seas

The Indian Coast Guard in a coordinated operation with the Bangladesh Coast Guard brought back as many as 516 Indian fishermen along with 32 Indian Fishing Boats from Bangladesh who were stranded due to bad weather and rough seas in the Bay of Bengal. 

Jul 16, 2019, 21:20 PM IST

Pakistan releases another 100 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

The fishermen released on Saturday were part the second batch of 360 Indian prisoners Pakistan has announced to set free in four phases this month.

Apr 14, 2019, 19:16 PM IST

Pakistan to release 100 Indian fishermen on Monday

The development comes at the backdrop of New Delhi sending a note verbale to Pakistan High Commission on Tuesday calling for the release of the fishermen who have completed their sentences. 

Apr 05, 2019, 15:09 PM IST

18 Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

The Navy arrested the fishermen in the seas 16 nautical miles west of Point Pedro during a Naval patrol.

Apr 05, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

Sri Lanka arrests 11 India fishermen, damage over 50 fishing nets

The fishermen hail from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Their two boats were also seized.

Mar 24, 2019, 11:21 AM IST

Over 3,300 Tamil Nadu fishermen chased away by Sri Lankan Navy personnel

Over 3,300 Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly chased away by Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Katchatheevu, a fishermen association leader said here Thursday.

Dec 06, 2018, 13:05 PM IST

Pakistan arrests 22 Indian fishermen

They were arrested on Thursday by personnel of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) during an operation.

Nov 30, 2018, 14:50 PM IST

21 Tamil Nadu fishermen stranded in Iran released, to be repatriated soon

They will be repatriated to Chennai in batches from August 3, EAM Swaraj said.

Jul 31, 2018, 23:57 PM IST

Pakistan releases 145 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Since the last five weeks, the Pakistan Maritime Security personnel have arrested around 168 Indian fishermen with the last contingent of 28 being arrested earlier this week from the Arabian sea.

Dec 28, 2017, 22:01 PM IST

Month after cyclone Ockhi, India says 600 fishermen missing, over 250 killed

Meanwhile, the central government has agreed to continue search operations as requested by the state governments.

Dec 27, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

Pakistan arrests 28 Indian fishermen, seize vessels

The spokesperson added that the fishermen were handed over to the Docks Police for further legal action.

Dec 22, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

681 Indian fishermen in custody of Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Government

Pakistan has 1,000 boats and Sri Lanka has 144 boats of Indian fishermen in their custody.

Dec 21, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

FIR against Indian Coast Guard for firing at Indian fishermen

A fisherman from Rameswaram has accused the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) personnel firing at him and his associates while they were fishing on the high seas on Monday.

Nov 14, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Indian fisherman, released by Pakistan, to reach Gujarat's Vadodara on Thursday

On October 29, Pakistan had released 68 Indian fishermen from Karachi's Landhi jail as a goodwill gesture.

Nov 02, 2017, 00:44 AM IST

80 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has released at least 80 Indian fishermen who had been caught poaching in the island nation`s waters, officials said Tuesday.

Sep 05, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

Address increase in attacks against Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka: Palaniswami to PM Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to address alarming increase in the number of attacks against Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

Aug 09, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

Nine Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy

Nine Indian fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy along with two boats from the Palk Strait area.

Aug 08, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

Govt got 251 fishermen released from Lankan custody in 2017: Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj said that the number of Indian fishermen and fishing boats in the custody of Sri Lankan authorities as on July 31 this year was 15 and 117 respectively.

Aug 03, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, boat seized

The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday apprehended eight Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

Retrieval of Katchatheevu only solution to fishermen's issue: D Jayakumar

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday reasserted its position that the retrieval of Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka in the 1970s, was the "only solution" to the vexed fishermen's issue.

Jul 11, 2017, 17:44 PM IST