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Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen from jail as goodwill gesture

The move comes a day before newly-elected Parliament's maiden meeting to start the process of handing over powers to the new government, media reports said.

Pakistan arrests 52 Indian fishermen

"Most of us come from a village in Dandi near Gujarat coastal area and we didn't know we had strayed into Pakistani territory while fishing at night," one of the arrested fishermen said.

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Sri Lanka releases 69 Tamil Nadu fishermen

A Sri Lankan court had yesterday released 20 fishermen, arrested on January and February this year on charges of poaching into the island nation's waters.

681 Indian fishermen in custody of Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Govt

"The state of bilateral relations between India and Pakistan impinges on the release and repatriation of Indian fishermen. Even in the absence of a structured bilateral dialogue, both sides have released fishermen," said V K Singh.

More than 40 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan authorities: Official

The fishermen were arrested yesterday and have been handed over to the Docks police, a spokesman for Pakistan's Maritime Security Force said.

In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan returns 78 Indian fishermen

Pakistan, in a goodwill gesture, on Monday handed over the 78 prisoners to the Border Security Force (BSF) at a joint check post at Attari/Wagah border. The Indian fishermen were arrested in May last year when their boats entered Pakistan's waters in an area of the Arabian Sea.

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PM Modi has taken up fishermen issue with Sri Lankan President: Javedekar

Speaking to reporters in Madurai, he said during the talks between the two leaders at New Delhi on Friday, "Modi has stressed for a permanent solution to the issue of Indian fishermen."

Gujarat: Pakistan arrests 10 fishermen off Jakhau, seizes two trawlers

With this, the number of Indian fishermen arrested by the PMSA has gone up to around 500

SC extends stay of Italian marine, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, till Sept 30

A bench of Justices A R Dave, Kurian Joseph and Amitava Roy asked Italian authorities here to give an undertaking to abide by conditions under which Latorre was allowed to leave India.

Lankan Navy arrests 28 Indian fishermen, three boats seized

This is the fourth detention of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy this month on the charge of fishing in the island nation's waters.

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Pakistan arrests 88 Indian fishermen for territorial violation

Karachi, Feb 21 (ANI): Pakistan's marine forces have arrested 88 Indian fishermen and took sixteen boats into custody for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. A police official said the fishermen, who were arrested on Friday night, have been handed over to Docks Police Station in Karachi for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen were charged under the Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. The fishermen, who belong to Gujarat, will be produced them before a magistrate on Sunday. India and Pakistan share an extensive oceanic border with each other which is poorly defined, resulting in fishermen on both sides inadvertently crossing over to the other side while netting their catch.

11 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 11 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended 11 Indian fishermen and their country boats on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Navy said the fishermen were held in the Gulf of Mannar. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized two trawlers.

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Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameshwaram, Jan 17 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday morning arrested three Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Martime Boundary Line. According to sources, their boat was seized and they may be produced in a court for hearing on Monday.

Marine 'not returning' to India violation of solemn undertaking by Italy: Tharoor

Trivandrum /Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Condemning the Italian Government's stand that the marine accused of killing Indian fishermen off the Kerala Coast would not return to India, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the matter and said that the people must be able to trust the sovereign word of a sovereign government.Reiterating similar views, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wedneday said that the government should take a note of this issue.

Marine 'not returning' to India violation of solemn undertaking by Italy: Tharoor

Trivandrum /Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Condemning the Italian Government's stand that the marine accused of killing Indian fishermen off the Kerala Coast would not return to India, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the matter and said that the people must be able to trust the sovereign word of a sovereign government.Reiterating similar views, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wedneday said that the government should take a note of this issue.

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