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India, Pakistan explore easy release of straying fishermen


July 12th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday explored ideas to provide easy and hassle-free ways of releasing fishermen who stray into either side of the international maritime border.The ... Read more...

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US wants ’significant’ naval ties with India to protect sea lanes


July 4th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Recognising India's growing maritime power, the United States wants to maintain a "significant" relationship with India to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan discuss Sir Creek; no headway


June 19th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday wrapped up their two-day talks on the Sir Creek marshlands without much headway, but agreed on finding "an amicable solution" to ... Read more...

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Maritime unions ask UN to tackle piracy


June 18th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of international maritime trade unions have written a letter to the UN, urging the organisation to take action against increasing attacks by pirates on ... Read more...

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Maritime expo opens in Athens


June 5th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Athens, June 5 (IANS) An international maritime exhibition opened here Monday.Greek caretaker Prime Minister Panayiotis Pikrammenos inaugurated the five-day biennial Posidonia 2012, Xinhua reported.Over 1,800 exhibitors from 87 countries ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister threatens protest in India


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has threatened to take some 5,000 fishermen to India to protest against poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters.Government Minister Douglas ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka joint sea patrolling sought


March 29th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has called for joint patrolling by the Indian and Sri Lankan Navies to prevent clashes between their fishermen.Douglas Devananda, the ministry for ... Read more...

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India, Italy to clear air on fishermen’s killing


February 28th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India and Italy Tuesday agreed to "clear the air" over two Indian fishermen being killed by the crew of an Italian ship but maintained that ... Read more...

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Court tells Italian ship owner to deposit Rs.2.5 million (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday asked the owners of the Italian vessel, anchored near the Kochi coast after a shooting row, to furnish a bank guarantee ... Read more...

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India raises stone-pelting on Indian fishermen with Sri Lanka


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday said it has raised the issue of stone-pelting on Indian fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters."We have seen reports of incidents involving stone ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to jointly develop fisheries


January 15th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, Jan 15 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Colombo, India and Sri Lanka have agreed to repatriate genuine fishermen held in each other's territory ... Read more...

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Chinese-built Pakistan Navy ship to visit Malaysia


December 5th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A Pakistan Navy ship, built in China, will visit Malaysia to participate in a five-day long maritime and aerospace exercise.PNS SAIF is representing Pakistan Navy in ... Read more...

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Navy awaits nod to use Kolkata airfield


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Navy is awaiting a final nod from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to use an airfield in Kolkata to operate unmanned aerial vehicles ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa slams Coast Guard call for curbs on fishing


November 26th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday termed as "illogical, preposterous and absolutely outrageous" the central government's stand that the state proclaim a "no fishing ... Read more...

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Chinese toxic ship arrives in Bangladesh


September 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) A Chinese-owned toxic ship, which arrived in Bangladesh's Chittagong city for dismantling Monday, has been asked to stay out of the port area.According to Captain Nazmul ... Read more...

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Russia to build n-powered destroyer by 2016


June 30th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will finish in 2016 the construction of a new destroyer, most likely to be nuclear-powered, a top official said Thursday."A prototype of an ocean-going ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks PM’s help to free fishermen (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure the early release of the 23 fishermen from Tamil Nadu taken into custody ... Read more...

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Ships from Japan not allowed to de-ballast in Goa ports


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) Fearing transmission of radiation, ships coming in from Japan at the Mormugao port in Goa have been asked not to de-ballast water from its holds, a ... Read more...

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India for strong measures to combat pirates


April 20th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Calling for "strong measures" to combat Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean region, India Wednesday said cooperation of international maritime powers was needed to find ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka for better ties over fishing


March 30th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have called for better relations among their fishing communities, and agreed that there should be no use of force in the ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka not to use force against fishermen


March 29th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka Tuesday ended a two-day meeting of their joint working group on fisheries, the first since 2006, and agreed not to use ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make new law to fight piracy


March 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 24 (IANS) Malaysia is to have a new legislation to punish acts of piracy on the high seas that would be in keeping with the UN laws ... Read more...

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Foreign Secretary convenes meeting on fishing in waters between India and Sri Lanka


February 26th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26(ANI): A meeting was convened on Saturday, under the Chairmanship of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, to discuss matters relating to fishing in the waters between India and Sri Lanka.The ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to discuss attacks on fishermen: Krishna


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka joint working group on fisheries will meet next month to resolve issues relating to the Sri Lankan Navy's attacks on Indian fishermen, External Affairs ... Read more...

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Freed Indian fishermen reach home


February 19th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) All the 136 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka reached Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district in 25 boats to a rousing reception Saturday.The relatives of the freed fishermen shed ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi asks Colombo to respect bilateral accord on fishermen


February 1st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Slamming the Sri Lankan Navy for the alleged killing of Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday asked the Rajapaksa government to respect a ... 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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India to take up fishermen’s killings with Colombo (Lead)


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy cannot be justified, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Sunday, a day after another fisherman was killed.India, he ... Read more...

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India to take up fishermen killings with Colombo


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka Navy cannot be justified, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Sunday, a day after another fisherman was killed.India, he ... Read more...

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Navy chief begins four-day visit to Indonesia


January 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma, on Monday left New Delhi on a four day official visit to Indonesia.During his visit, Admiral Verma will ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia to boost anti-piracy cooperation


January 10th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Cooperation between India and Indonesia on maritime security and intelligence sharing on anti-piracy operations is set to get a major boost during navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma's ... Read more...

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Antony calls upon Indian Navy to remain alert for maritime security challenges


October 27th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K Antony on Wednesday asked the Indian Navy to remain on alert to handle the maritime security challenges following the existence of the complex maritime security ... Read more...

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Attacks on Indian fishermen has fallen, says Krishna


August 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Stating that attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy has dropped, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday he would take up the issue when ... Read more...

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Sarkozy wants to revitalise Paris by pushing it to the sea


May 30th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Nicolas Sarkozy has taken it upon himself to fulfil a Napoleonic ideal - the French prez wants to push Paris to the sea stretching 100 miles to Le ... Read more...

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Dhaka launches drive against piracy in Sundarbans


February 4th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 4 (IANS) Bangladesh has launched a special drive to check piracy in the Sundarbans and the coastal belt in the Bay of Bengal along India's West Bengal state. "Foreign fishermen who ... Read more...

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