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Government may call in army to tackle oil strike
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Taking a tough stance against the striking officers of public sector oil companies, the government Friday said the army could be called in to tackle the crisis and said talks were possible but the initiative had to be taken by the strikers. In some places, the army will start loading and unloading fuel later Friday afternoon.

Friday, January 09, 2009 2:20:57 PM

Gujarat to build financial hub like New York, Frankfurt: Modi
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Gujarat will build a financial hub like New York and Frankfurt over 500 acres of land at an estimated cost of Rs.150 billion ($3 billion), the state's Chief Minister Narendra Modi said here Friday.

Friday, January 09, 2009 2:11:07 PM

Petrol pumps dry up in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) A majority of petrol pumps across Uttar Pradesh, including in major cities like Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad and Kanpur, went dry Friday afternoon, as the ongoing strike by officers of public sector oil firms entered the third day.

Friday, January 09, 2009 1:45:16 PM

Army might be called to tackle oil strike: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday that the army would be called if necessary to tackle the escalating crisis arising out of the strike by officers of public sector oil firms.

Friday, January 09, 2009 1:27:05 PM

Petrol pumps go dry in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Jan 9 (IANS) The panic button was pressed Friday when many petrol pumps of Chandigarh and its neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana went dry on the third day of the indefinite strike by officers of public sector oil companies.

Friday, January 09, 2009 1:23:26 PM

Territorial Army may step in to break oil strike: Minister
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) In an attempt to end the ongoing strike by officers of public sector oil firms, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora has begun conducting talks with the Territorial Army to break the impasse.

Friday, January 09, 2009 1:14:05 PM

States woo 'pravasis' for industrial investment
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Gujarat logs double digit growth, but would like to have equal contribution from the industrial, agriculture and services sectors so a downturn doesn't affect it seriously, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said here Friday.

Friday, January 09, 2009 1:02:52 PM

Get back to work, minister tells officers of oil companies
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Employees of public sector oil companies, whose strike has crippled fuel supplies across India, have been asked to get back to work right away, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora said here Friday.

Friday, January 09, 2009 12:56:45 PM

Annual carnival at Art Mall
The Art Mall, one of the biggest private art houses in Asia, is hosting its month-long annual art festival at its Najafgarh premises. The festival, which kicked off Jan 2, will continue till Jan 31. The multi-disciplinary art show includes a workshop for painting, art exhibitions, seminars and cultural soirees in the evenings for participants.

Friday, January 09, 2009 12:50:55 PM

Arty cloth
US-based artist Mekhala Bahl likes to toy with offbeat mediums, mostly textiles. She uses quilts, silk and canvases for her art works.

Friday, January 09, 2009 12:50:12 PM

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