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Pakistan releases 68 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan releases 68 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Islamabad: Pakistan released 68 Indian fishermen on Sunday as a goodwill gesture, officials said. The Indian fishermen had been arrested for intrusion into Pakistani waters for illegal fishing and were freed from a prison in the Pakistani port city Karachi, Xinhua news agency reported. They will be handed over to Indian[Read More…]

Sri Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 126

Sri Lanka witnessed the worst flood since 2003 which affected over 4, 23,068 people and in 15 districts. According to current reports, the death toll on Sunday rose to 126, as security forces and rescuers stepped up search and rescue operations after weather condition improved and floodwaters receded. The 2003[Read More…]

Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen

The 15 Indian fishermen who were arrested after they had ventured out from Bahrain on October 20, 2016, by the Iranian authorities, have been finally released. On March 14 this year, the Iran court has issued the release orders, yet due to the Iran holidays, their release was delayed. Current Minister[Read More…]

Sri Lankan Navy arrests six Tamil Nadu fishermen

Pakistan apprehends over 100 Indian fishermen

Over 100 Indian fishermen were allegedly apprehended and around 18 of their boats seized by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) off Jakhau coast in Gujarat’s Kutch district, a fishermen association official said on Sunday. “We have learnt that more than 100 fishermen who were on board around 18 fishing boats[Read More…]

Shashi Tharoor pushes for government interference over fishermen issue

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday pursued the Central government’s intrusion concerning the recent trend of incidents involving fishermen being killed and detained by neighboring countries after they allegedly drifted into international waters. Appealing for a special assistance package to ensure justice for fishermen, he says that they are living[Read More…]

Pakistan releases 220 Indian fishermen

As a goodwill gesture aimed at easing tensions, Pakistan on Sunday has released over 200 Indian fishermen. “We have total of 518 Indian fishermen out of which 220 are being released today as a goodwill gesture of the Pakistan government. In the next phase, 219 fishermen will be released on[Read More…]

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 7 Indian fishermen

Srilankan Naval personnel arrested seven Tamil Nadu fishermen for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation, the navy said on Tuesday. The fishermen were arrested in the waters northwest of Delft Island on Monday and were taken to Kangesanthurai Port in Sri Lanka, Sekar, Pudukkottai Fisheries Department Assistant Director,[Read More…]

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