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Police headquarters targeted in Turkey, attacker killed  (26 minutes ago)
Ankara, April 2 (IANS) The police headquarters in the Turkish city of Istanbul was targeted by two attackers on Wednesday, and one of the attackers was killed, while the other was arrested, according to media reports.

Vanessa Hudgens got 'mean' to Efron's fans  (03:16)
Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens, who was in a relationship with co-star Zac Efron, says she grew increasingly "fed up" with the female attention that he was receiving and couldn't help but be hostile to his admirers.

Martial law lifted in Thailand  (02:44)
Bangkok, April 2 (IANS) Martial law was lifted in Thailand on Wednesday with immediate effect, according to media reports.

Dave Chappelle sues man for throwing banana peel  (01:56)
Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) American comdian Dave Chappelle pressed charges against a man who threw a banana peel at his leg during a show in Mexico.

Iran nuclear talks extended until April 2 (Lead)  (01:52)
Lausanne, April 2 (IANS) Negotiations over the Iranian nuclear programme has been extended for the second time after the world powers and Iran missed the March 31 deadline for a preliminary accord. The talks will now continue into Thursday.

Iran talks productive, progressing: US  (00:56)
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US said on Wednesday that the Iran nuclear talks underway in Switzerland that are aimed at laying the groundwork for a potentially historic agreement have been "productive" and making "progress".

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Yemen evacuation: Over 350 head home on two IAF flights (Intro Roundup)  (23:56)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Indian evacuation efforts of its stranded nationals in strife-torn Yemen was in full swing on Wednesday, as two Indian Air Force flights took off from Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, carrying over 350 Indian nationals back home even as a naval ship went back to a Yemeni port to ferry more Indians to safety.

Israel's new missile defence system to be operational by 2016  (23:46)
Jerusalem, April 1 (IANS) A new Israeli missile defence system may enter service as early as next year, the defence ministry announced on Wednesday.

Human resources can become dividend if utilised properly: President  (23:44)
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) With India set to have over half of the world's working population, this human resource can become a dividend if it is utilised properly, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Wednesday.

Centre using smokescreen of deception: Jairam  (23:40)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has targeted the central government for using "smokescreen of deception" reflected in the land acquisition bill, and said that in contrast, the UPA regime was "second to none" in promoting rural development.

Friendly ties with Bangladesh not at cost of troopers' lives: Rajnath  (23:34)
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Calling the BSF's non-lethal strategy a "myth", Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said friendly relationship with Bangladesh cannot be at the cost of lives of Indian troopers.

ONGC sells 23 percent stake in Tripura power firm for Rs.426 crore  (23:28)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India Infrastructure Fund II will acquire 23.5 percent stake worth about Rs.426 crore in ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), jointly promoted by ONGC, IL&FS Energy Development Company (IEDCL) and the government of Tripura, state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp said on Wednesday.

Flydubai airline expands services to Chennai  (23:26)
Dubai, April 1 (IANS/WAM) Dubai-based airline Flydubai on Wednesday expanded its network with the launch of services to Chennai, keeping in view the growing travel market between India and the UAE.

Rays Power to make 7 MW solar rooftop project for Delhi Metro  (23:22)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Solar power solutions provider Rays Power Experts on Wednesday said it has won a contract from Delhi Metro for setting up a 7 MW solar rooftop photovoltaic project on selected stations and sites.

Jaswant Singh hospitalised again  (23:20)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Former union minister Jaswant Singh was on Wednesday readmitted to a hospital here with fever and difficulty in breathing, an official said.

Girl shot dead in Bengaluru school hostel, suspect held (Lead)  (23:16)
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) A teenage girl was shot dead at a residential school hostel here allegedly by an office attendant. The suspect has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

175 Indians evacuated from Yemen to reach Kochi (Lead)  (23:06)
New Delhi/Kochi, April 1 (IANS) The first batch of 175 Indians -- 135 from Kerala and 40 from Tamil Nadu -- evacuated from strife-torn Yemen and taken to Djibouti will land at the Kochi airport after midnight, the external affairs ministry and a Kerala minister overseeing the arrival said on Wednesday.

Giriraj does it again: Remark on Sonia's 'white skin' triggers outrage (Intro Roundup)  (22:54)
New Delhi/Patna, April 1 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh caused embarrassment to the government and triggered outrage on Wednesday with a racist remark about Congress president Sonia Gandhi's skin colour. The Congress demanded his dismissal, while Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra said he was "appalled" at the remark which was a reflection of the BJP leader's lack of respect for women.

DD documentary on Mrinal Sen handed over to filmmaker  (22:40) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) As part of its tribute to India's living legends, Doordarshan has made a documentary on legendary film maker Mrinal Sen, the DVD of which was handed to the nonagenarian movie maker here on Wednesday.

Togadia banned from entering Bengal, opposition smells electoral compulsion (Second Lead)  (22:36)
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government on Wednesday issued prohibitory orders banning the entry of VHP international vice president Praveen Togadia in West Bengal, arguing that his presence could lead to "communal tension" and disturb public tranquillity.

Will release funds for EDMC workers' salaries: Sisodia (Lead)  (22:34)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to release funds for payment of salaries of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitation workers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.

Modi lauds secretaries for their good work  (22:32)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appreciated the good work done by the central government secretaries in the past 10 months, an official statement said.

ED attaches Rs.742.58 crore property of Maran brothers  (22:32)
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday announced the attachment of properties worth Rs.742.58 crore held by Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanithi Maran and the latter's wife Kaveri Kalanithi.

Haryana IAS officer Khemka gets another transfer  (22:08)
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) It seems there is no let up for senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka from transfers, as on Wednesday he was once again transferred to an inconsequential posting by the BJP government in Haryana.

First batch of 175 Indians from Yemen to arrive in Kochi  (22:06)
Kochi, April 1 (IANS) The first batch of 175 Indians -- 135 from Kerala and 40 from Tamil Nadu -- evacuated from Yemen will land at the airport here after midnight, a Kerala minister said on Wednesday.

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