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Effort on to free sailors: Vasan


Union shipping minister G.K. Vasan said the government is making discreet moves to bring back sailors being held hostage by the Somali pirates. “In coordination with defence and external affairs minis

Menon to take up Fishermen issue with SL

Union minister of state in the PMO V. Narayanasamy said National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon would take up the issue of attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy when he visits the is

CM speaks up for TN fishermen

Pointing out that Tamil Nadu fishermen have been “traditionally fishing in Katchatheevu not withstanding any geographical or political boundaries,” chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday urged Pri

Pakistan frees 315 Indian fishermen

Pakistan on Wednesday released 315 Indian fishermen, including 14 teenagers, who were held in prison for violating territorial waters, officials said.

The release, described as a 'goodwill gesture',

Italy hails bail for marines in India, asks for their return


Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti expressed ‘great satisfaction’ on Saturday over the release on bail of two Italian marines accused of murdering Indian fishermen, but called for their return to Ital

Marines produced in court, case posted to June 18


A local court on Saturday posted to June 18 trial of the 'Enrica Lexie' case in which two Italian marines have been charged with shooting dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast on February

Italian marines released on bail


After a 104-day spell behind the bars, the Italian marines Salvatorre Girone and Latorre Massimilliano were released from Borstal School at Kakkanad on bail late on Saturday after the Kollam chief jud

Kerala govt grants bail to two Italian marines


In a respite for the two Italian marines charged with shooting down of two Indian fishermen, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday granted them bail with stringent conditions.

The court order comes

Italian marines' case referred to sessions


Decks were on Friday cleared for the trial of two Italian marines, charged with shooting to death two Indian fishermen, with a court here issuing an order for shifting the case before a sessions ju

Italian marines to head for Borstal School

An Italian delegation on Saturday agreed to Kerala police’s plan to move the two marines undergoing trial in the murder of two fishermen, to the Borstal School at Kakkanad in Kochi.

The school, wher

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