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Delhi High Court refused to meddle in Kachchativu (Comment)


September 18th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
A long time ago, I had moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Indian government's decision to give away the Kachchativu island to Sri Lanka.When the transfer happened, in 1974, I ... Read more...

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SC gives more time to centre on Palk Strait channel


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the government six more weeks to spell out its stand on building the Sethusamudram ship channel in the Palk Strait ... Read more...

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23 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka: Krishna


July 27th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Twenty-three Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy six days ago while fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait, have been released and will ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to free Indian fishermen


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India has taken up with Sri Lanka the arrest of 23 Indian fishermen by its navy and sought their release.Indian diplomats left for Mannar in ... Read more...

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New alignment of Sethusamudram not feasible, court told (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Monday that an alternate alignment for building Sethusamudram channel in the Palk Strait to facilitate navigation between India and Sri ... Read more...

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New alignment of Sethusamudram not feasible, court told


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday was told that an alternate alignment for building Sethusamudram channel in the Palk Strait to facilitate navigation between India and Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Navy harassing Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with Colombo the alleged harassment of Indian fishermen by the ... Read more...

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Take up fishermen harassment issue with Sri Lankan government: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of harassment of fishermen by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Centre shies from naming Rama Sethu a national monument


April 19th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The central government Thursday shied from taking any stand on the plea by Janta party president Subramanium Swamy that the mythological Rama Sethu in the ... Read more...

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Complete Sethusamudram project at earliest: DMK


March 29th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Union ministers and MPs belonging to the DMK Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to implement the Sethusamudram project at ... Read more...

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Declare Ram Sethu a national monument: Jayalalithaa


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take steps to declare Ram Sethu/Adam's Bridge as a national monument.In letter ... Read more...

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PM must resign if he cannot protect fishermen: Jayalalithaa


January 26th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday termed Dr. Manmohan Singh a weak Prime Minister and said he should resign if he cannot protect Indian fishermen from being ... Read more...

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India monitoring China’s intentions in Indian Ocean: Krishna (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Amid growing concerns about Beijing's attempts to entrench its influence in India's neighbourhood, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday said China has been showing "more than the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu fishermen sail out for Sri Lankan festival


February 28th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Fishermen from Rameswaram and surrounding areas in Tamil Nadu set sail Saturday for Katchatheevu island in the Palk Strait, which was transferred to Sri Lanka by India, to ... Read more...

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Quickly build Sethusamudram canal, says CPI-M (Lead)


February 12th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Hundreds of youth activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) observed a hunger strike here Friday to demand the early building of a controversial shipping ... Read more...

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CPI-M youth wing strikes for implementation of Sethusamudram canal


February 12th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Hundreds of activists from the youth wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday began a 24-hour hunger strike to demand implementation of the Sethusamudram ... Read more...

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Government plans environmental study of Sethusamudram channel


January 14th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will carry out an environment impact assessment of the Sethusamudram channel, which aims to dredge a navigable link through the Palk ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka is violating Katchatheevu agreement: Karunanidhi


December 10th, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Wednesday said Sri Lanka is contravening the conditions laid down in the agreement transferring Katchatheevu to the island nation. Referring to the ... Read more...

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Masadur to swim Palk Strait in July next year


July 30th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Having swum the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar, physically challenged swimmer Masadur Rahman Baidya will set out to cross the Palk Strait in July next year. The ... Read more...

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Restart Sethusamudran project: Karunanidhi


June 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday urged the central government to restart the Rs.2,427-crore (Rs.24.27 billion) Sethusamudaram shipping canal project.Inaugurating the Rs.616-crore Ramanathapuram combined drinking water scheme ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi battles to end family impasse over Cabinet berths


May 24th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 24 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi was meeting senior party leaders individually at his residence here on Sunday before taking a ... Read more...

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To join or not to join - Karunanidhi meets senior DMK leaders


May 24th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Hectic moves were afoot in the DMK camp Sunday to resolve the impasse on ministry sharing with party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi meeting ... Read more...

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Security up along Tamil Nadu coast


April 26th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Security has been beefed up along Tamil Nadu's 650-km coastline stretching from here to Rameshwaram following intelligence inputs that LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran may attempt to cross over ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka trying to solve issue of trespassing fishermen


April 4th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) While the Sri Lankan Tamils' issue continues to be a hot topic in Tamil Nadu ahead of the parliamentary polls, efforts are on by authorities in the island ... Read more...

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BJP bets on Hindutva as it woos middle class, military votes (Roundup)


April 3rd, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making a determined pitch to return to power in what promises to be one of India's toughest elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday unveiled major ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to declare Kachchativu island as sacred area


March 19th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) The Kachchativu island, lying midway between India and Sri Lanka, is to be declared as a sacred area, a Sri Lankan minister has said. Minister of Urban Development and ... Read more...

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Indian fishermen allege attack by Sri Lankan Navy


January 9th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Jan 9 (IANS) Some Indian fishermen have alleged they were beaten up by Sri Lankan Navy personnel near the Kachchatheevu island in the early hours of Friday but there ... Read more...

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Kachchathivu island is ours, there is no dispute: Sri Lanka


January 7th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 7 (IANS) Claiming that there was "no dispute over Kachchathivu island", Sri Lanka Wednesday said that the island located in the Palk Strait off Rameshwaram belonged to the island nation ... Read more...

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Government gets notice on plea to retrieve Kachchatheevu island


January 5th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the government on a plea of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha to retrieve a 285-acre island in the ... Read more...

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CPI for all-party meet to discuss Lankan Tamil tangle


November 16th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) has called for an all-party meeting Monday to deliberate upon possible solutions for the Sri Lankan Tamil tangle.Invitations have been sent to ... Read more...

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Heavy casualties in Lankan offensive against LTTE


October 19th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 19 (IANS) Fierce fighting has broken out between Sri Lankan troops and the Tamil rebels in the country's north resulting in heavy casualties on both sides, defence authorities said here ... Read more...

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Ram Setu not integral to Hinduism, government tells apex court


October 14th, 2008 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Ram Setu bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka is not an "essential and integral part of Hindu religion", the government has told ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi talks tough on Sri Lanka issue (Lead)


October 7th, 2008 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) The DMK will be forced to consider withdrawing from the central government if it does not take decisive steps to stop attacks against Tamils in Sri Lanka and ... Read more...

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Opposition slams Tamil Nadu for ignoring fishermen’s woes


October 2nd, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Opposition leaders belonging to the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the MDMK Thursday criticise the Tamil Nadu and central governments for ignoring the sufferings of Indian fishermen ... Read more...

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Another Indian fisherman killed allegedly by Sri Lankan navy


September 28th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Sep 28 (IANS) The fishing community declared a general strike here following the alleged killing of a fisherman by Sri Lankan navy Sunday, the police said.Eyewitnesses Doraiswamy, Rajendran and ... Read more...

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