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Italy and India diplomatic row continues to rage

The diplomatic row over the killing of two Indian fishermen at sea continued to rage today after Italy failed to convince India to allow the case in which two of its marines were charged with murder t

Weapon search on ship delayed

Despite the order from the Kollam chief judicial magistrate, the police could not go on board the Italian ship on Wednesday to seize the weapons used by its navy personnel last week to kill the fisher

Kerala to shore up security on high seas, says Oommen Chandy


The government on Wednesday decided to convene a high-level meeting to decide on safety measures for fishermen at sea in the light of the killing of two fishermen by Italian marines last week.

At the

Cardinal denies he offered to mediate in row


Cardinal Mar George Alencherry has clarified that he did not offer to mediate between Italy and India in the firing case involving Italian merchant ship.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Mar

Fishermen deaths: Italy wants FIR against marines quashed


Amid a deepening row between India and Italy, New Delhi has once again asserted that the law of the land will take its course in the case involving an Italian ship and the two Italian marines now unde

Church spokesperson says Indian Cardinal's words distorted

A spokesperson of the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Church on Tuesday night said the statement of the newly-appointed Indian cardinal Mar George Alancherry on the killing of two Indian fishermen was 'dist

A bad time for Indians in Greece way back in 2004

A wave of panic had gripped the Indian seamen way back in 2004 when four of the crew of a vessel, Baltic Leader, served a four-month jail term in connection with the accidental death of a diver in Gre

Italy initiates steps to court martial marine


The Italian Navy, Marina Militare, according to Italian diplomats has initiated steps to court martial Latorre Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone, the marines held in connection with the firing deaths

When 3 black barges were towed ashore


Way back in 1976, as a monsoon typhoon battered the Arabian Sea, three massive black barges drifted towards the coast near Ponnani.

The coastal folk, in the dark violent weather, mistook them for wa

Kerala government to give job to widow of killed fisherman


Dora, the widow of fisherman Gelastine who was killed by Italian securitymen last week, will be given a government job, the Kerala cabinet decided on Wednesday.

Indian fishermen Gelastine, 45, and Aj

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