Bengaluru, April 8: After successful rescue operation of stranded Indians in conflict-hit Yemen, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday tweeted, "I welcome our 11 citizens who've returned from Yemen with assistance from Pakistan. Thank you PM Nawaz Sharif for your humanitarian gesture."
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11:30 pm: Holders Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL 2015 opener. KKR won by 7 wickets.
10:45 pm: AAP must be careful that their workers don't get involved in such things again, Congress leader Ajay Maken on Turkman gate road rage case.
10:11 pm: Pakistani people gave us good facility, they said ‘yeh hamare mehmaan hai', said Rajesh, one of the Indians evacuated from Yemen by Pakistan.
9:21 pm: We are happy that our 11 guests have reached back safe. They were welcomed in Pakistan, said Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Indians evacuated by them from Yemen.
9:11 pm: Rohit Sharma's 98 helped Mumbai Indians (MI) to score 168/3.
8:45 pm: PM Nawaz Sharif directed that these special Indian guests shall be flown to Delhi via special aircraft, said Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit.
7.15 pm: Islamic State militants free more than 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq.
7.00 pm: "Service to humanity knows no borders. Glad we helped many countries in evacuation from Yemen: PM Narendra Modi
6.45 pm: Nasim Zaidi to take over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India. HS Brahma to demit office on April 19
6.30 pm: "If anybody raises voice against the Modi govt, his voice is gagged. He is intimidated with either CBI or ED or NIA", says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
6.00 pm: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan.
5.45 pm: Everyone has a right to say or criticize. So I don't feel bad if anybody tweets against me or my decision, says Vinod Tawde (Cultural Affairs Minister)
5.30 pm: Khushboo Sundar,Congress leader on BJP minister Gen VK Singh says, "He is the same Minister who has called media 'presstitute', Hence we demand that he must be suspended."
5.00 pm: Coimbatore: Naam Tamilar Katchi protest over Chittoor Encounter
4.35 pm: Government allows pharma companies to hike prices of more than 500 essential drugs
4.25 pm: Turkman road rage case: Three accused persons sent to 14 days judicial custody.
4.15 pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee participates in TMC protest against land ordinance in Kolkata
4.00 pm: Chittoor encounter: Tamil Nadu govt announces compensation to victims
3.45 pm: We are speaking with many countries on station development, that's were railway journey begins: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar
3.25 pm: Chittoor encounter: HC seeks detailed report from DGP
3.10 pm: People in India talk of composite culture; composite culture means that people with different faiths can live together: Separatist leader Yasin Malik
3.00 pm: Suicide attempt by farmers is unfortunate: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh
2.55 pm: Our aim is to hand over the chargesheet to the court at the earliest, so culprits can be punished: BS Bassi, Delhi CP on Turkman gate road rage case
2.40 pm: Government is bound to bring back Kashmiri pandits who are a part of our life with honor and dignity: Naeem Akhtar, PDP
2.20 pm: Delhi: SAARC Health Ministers meet PM Narendra Modi
2.10 pm: J&K: Contractual teachers protest in Srinagar against state government, demands salary hike
1.50 pm: Tweets are personal, it can be best explained by the person himself: Sambit Patra, BJP
1.30 pm: CPIM demands judicial inquiry into the killing of 20 people in Andhra Pradesh.
1.15 pm: Chittoor encounter: MHA seeks report from Andhra Pradesh government.
12.55 pm: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu briefs Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the killing of 20 people in the Chittoor encounter
12.40 pm: Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay meets family members of Delhi road rage case victim.
12.30 pm: Uber rape case: Next hearing on April 22.
12.15 pm: "We appeal Centre to book the culprits and take strict action against them", says AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Turkman Gate case.
12.20 pm: Have sought a report on the Tirupati encounter, says NHRC chief
12.00 pm: Supreme Court summons trial court record in the Uber cab rape case
11.53 am: Music composer and lyricist Ravindra Jain awarded Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee.
11.43 am: Amitabh Bachchan awarded Padma Vibhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee
11.35 am: India's aviation safety ranking upgraded by US Federal Aviation Authority, says a US official: PTI
11.08 am: BJP supporters protest against the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) toll tax in Noida (PTI)
10.52 am: MUDRA Bank aims to fund the unfunded small entrepreneurs; need to strengthen savings habit in the country: PM.
10.39 am: Goa CCTV row: Fresh summons issued to MD and CEO of FabIndia to record their statement on Thursday
10.00 am: Terrorists who killed 3 policemen in Shopian, Kashmir had been wearing army uniform
9.20 am: Uber rape: Company says Indian rape survivor suing 'wrong party', wants case dismissed
8.40 am: Manohar Parrikar arrives to meet martyrs Anmol Pratap Singh's family who died in Leh during land slide
8.35 am: India accepts Pakistan's offer to bring back 11 Indians rescued from Yemen by special plane
8.00 am: Government to end air evacuations from Yemen today, over 4000 Indians rescued so far.