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Delhi will run out of petrol by evening
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The petrol stock in the capital will be over by Friday evening, the head of the Federation of All India Petroleum Traders said late Friday morning. Sixty to seventy percent of petrol pumps have gone dry already as employees of public sector oil firms continue their strike.

Friday, January 09, 2009 11:37:03 AM

Dhoni kites rule Ranchi market
Ranchi, Jan 9 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's popularity is touching the skies -- literally. Kites with images of his face rule the market.

Friday, January 09, 2009 11:17:17 AM

Delhi Police anti-obscene calls cell flooded with complaints
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Are you being harassed by lewd or objectionable phone calls, SMSes and e-mails? Don't bear this silently because help is at hand at the anti-obscene calls cell Delhi Police have just launched and which is already receiving some 50 complaints a day.

Friday, January 09, 2009 11:14:18 AM

Old Puducherry lighthouse comes ablaze with history
Puducherry, Jan 9 (IANS) A 172-year-old disused lighthouse on the seafront here came ablaze with light in the New Year as it became the venue for an exhibition on oceanic culture and the Indian diaspora.

Friday, January 09, 2009 11:12:35 AM

This Indian museum is a treasure trove of toilets
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Guess where you can have a glimpse of the commode-attached throne of French king Louis XIV? Right here at a museum dedicated to toilets which houses its replica.

Friday, January 09, 2009 11:04:25 AM

Share markets continue to fall, Satyam scrip loses almost all value
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Indian equities markets continued their downward slide Friday morning, with a key index falling 0.34 percent over its previous close.

Friday, January 09, 2009 11:04:08 AM

A vaccine against terrorism - inter-faith harmony (Comment)
One thing for which the world would like to forget 2008 is the rise of fanaticism and religious terrorism. Though the world has lived with terror for years, it became more pronounced in 2008 with acts of terror linked to religion or belief system. The perpetrators of the Mumbai carnage targeted Jews for their faith.

Friday, January 09, 2009 11:01:52 AM

In Goa? Don't forget to see the stars
Panaji, Jan 9 (IANS) It started in a small cubbyhole in the dusty attic of a shabby, paint-peeling building housing government offices. But a couple of decades later, the Association of Friends of Astronomy (AFA) in Goa has much to cheer about: 2009 is the International year of Astronomy.

Friday, January 09, 2009 10:55:10 AM

150-year-old mental institute hosts meet in Taj lookalike
Agra, Jan 9 (IANS) A 150-year-old mental health institute that had the lieutenant governor of Agra as one of its first patients is playing host to over 3,500 psychiatrists at a conference inside a model of the Taj Mahal.

Friday, January 09, 2009 10:52:49 AM

Fuel shortage leads to fuel wastage in traffic snarls
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Chaos took over the capital's roads Friday morning, with serpentine queues outside the few petrol pumps that had not run dry spilling over on to roads and creating major traffic snarls that forced every motorist to waste more fuel.

Friday, January 09, 2009 10:40:35 AM

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