fishing community

Antony focuses on fishermen’s role in intelligence gathering


September 20th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday exhorted the Coast Guard to develop fishermen living along the sea borders as the "eyes and ears" for intelligence gathering ... Read more...

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Awareness drive to be launched to protect Kerala’s fish


May 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will launch a campaign to protect the fish wealth of the state Tuesday on the occasion of 'International Day for ... Read more...

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Kerala fishermen’s relatives feel cheated


April 20th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Relatives of the two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February and Kerala's fishing community Friday assailed the central government for letting them down, ... Read more...

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No clue of missing fishermen or hit and run ship


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam(Kerala), March 2 (IANS) The navy and coast guard continued to search for three missing fishermen Friday, a day after a ship collided with their boat off the Kerala coast, ... Read more...

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Governor unwell, Chandy takes R-Day parade salute


January 26th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy got the rare opportunity to take the Republic Day parade salute here Thursday, as Governor M.O.H. Farook was on medical leave.H.R. ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gives hope to Nuclear Power Corp on Kudankulam


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) A team from the Indian nuclear establishment that met Tamil Nadu officials Monday went back with a positive feeling that the state government was looking at ... Read more...

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Atomic panel seeks to ‘win hearts’ of Kudankulam people


November 24th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman S. Banerjee Thursday exuded confidence that by allaying fears over the Kudankulam nuclear power project, they would win the "hearts of ... Read more...

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Kalam suggests 10-point development programme for Kudankulam


November 7th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Four-lane highways, a mega desalination plant, construction of houses, schools, hospitals as well as cold storages are amongst the suggestions to the central government made by ... Read more...

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A fishing village that shook the Indian establishment


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Idinthakari (Tamil Nadu), Oct 22 (IANS) Not many even in Tamil Nadu would have heard about this small fishing village in Tirunelvelli district named Idinthakari, literally meaning damaged coast, till ... Read more...

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Anti Kudankulam power plant team to meet CM


September 21st, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Members of the movement against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday in Chennai and urge her ... Read more...

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Thane fishermen to get help from ISRO devices


June 26th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, June 26 (IANS) Fishermen in Thane's Dahanu coastal area will be given distress alert transmitters, developed by India's space agency, to help them in case of emergency when ... Read more...

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DMK for new pact with Colombo over Katchathivu


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Thursday demanded a new agreement with Sri Lanka to ensure that Indian fishermen got safe access to the Katchathivu island that was ceded to ... Read more...

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Fishermen killings should stop, they will have to be part of history, says Krishna


February 1st, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Taking a serious note of the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said the killing ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao discusses fishermen killings with Lankan Govt.


January 31st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has expressed New Delhi's deep concern over the recent violent incidents in waters between India and Sri Lanka, which had resulted in the ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: Sri Lanka wants more information


January 31st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka Monday requested India to provide additional information on the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy even as the two countries agreed ... Read more...

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BJP to raise Tamil Nadu’s fishermen killing in parliament


January 31st, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) The BJP Sunday slammed the DMK-led government in Tamil Nadu and the Congress-led UPA government at the centre for "inaction" on the issue of Indian fishermen being ... Read more...

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BJP slams ‘casual attitude’ of Central Government towards fishermen deaths


January 30th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 30(ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday criticized the attitude of the Central Government against the killing of innocent fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Fishermen killings: Rao to convey India’s concerns to Sri Lanka


January 28th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will visit Colombo on Sunday to convey New Delhi's concern over the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by Sri Lanka Navy ... Read more...

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240 whale sharks rescued off Gujarat coast since 2004


January 25th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mangrol (Gujarat), Jan 25 (IANS) From being hunted in hundreds for their liver oil till a decade ago, about 240 whale sharks have been rescued off Gujarat's coast since a conservation project ... Read more...

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Containers at ports pose security threat: Navy official


January 21st, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) A large number of containers handled daily at ports pose a great security threat to the country, a naval officer said Friday."About 96 percent of the country's trade ... Read more...

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Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 provides special relaxations: Jairam


January 8th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Keeping in view the diverse problems faced by fishermen and local communities living in slums, special relaxations have been provided in the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 notification, Union ... Read more...

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China calls for emergency talks over North Korea


November 28th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London/Beijing/Seoul, Nov.28 (ANI): China has called for emergency international talks over North Korea, even as Pyongyang is reportedly preparing its missile batteries to counter a joint military exercise by the United States ... Read more...

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Bhangra and folk too - Michelle vows Indian audiences


November 7th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) She did some bhangra and joined in for a Koli folk dance. Quick to catch up on steps and looking as graceful as ever, US First Lady ... Read more...

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Goa’s fish knocks on Bengal’s doors!


August 15th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal could soon begin to relish the same fish delicacies which Goa prides in. According to marine scientists in Goa, sardines and mackerels - popularly eaten fish ... Read more...

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Fishermen demand compensation for oil spill losses


August 9th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The 800,000-strong fishing community in Maharashtra Monday demanded compensation for what they claimed were huge losses to their trade following the oil spill outside Mumbai. The state government and ... Read more...

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Goa’s underwater relics under threat: Marine scientists


June 5th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) A combination of scuba gear equipped treasure hunters and government apathy is gnawing away at Goa's underwater heritage, according to scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), ... Read more...

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Cyclone Laila hits Andhra Pradesh’s fishing business


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), May 22 (ANI): The fishing community in the port city of Visakhapatnam is among the worst hit by the 'Cyclone Laila'.Voicing their anxiety over the loss of business ... Read more...

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Pawar assures fishermen their interests will be protected


January 12th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday assured the fishing community that the government would consult them before finalising the Marine Fisheries Regulation and Management Bill, intended to manage ... Read more...

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Puri beach turning into death trap for tourists?


January 9th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Byomakesh Biswal Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) Orissa's Puri beach, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, is turning out to be a death trap for tourists. Over 50 tourists have drowned off ... Read more...

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A new dawn for the Poompuhar fishing community


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) The fishing community in Poompuhar, one of the coastal districts affected by the 2004 tsunami, is now looking forward to a new beginning in 2010, thanks ... Read more...

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She flinches every time the sea howls (Five years after tsunami)


December 25th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), Dec 25 (IANS) Lily, 14, was born in a fishing family in Vanagiri near Poompuhar, almost right on the beach. But she gets tense every time she ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa blasts government over Katchatheevu island


December 14th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday criticised External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna over Katchatheevu, a small island ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974 and a source ... Read more...

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On 26/11 eve, Navy chief to visit Western Naval Command


November 16th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma is to visit the Western Naval Command here for an extensive review of the operational preparedness and related issues, according to ... Read more...

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Navy Chief to visit Western Naval Command from Tuesday


November 16th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma will be visiting the Western Naval Command from November 17 to November 19.The Western Naval Command is one of the ... Read more...

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Fisheries sector won’t be hit by India-ASEAN pact: Minister


October 3rd, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India's free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will not adversely affect the country's fisheries sector, Minister of State for Agriculture ... Read more...

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