Major Events and Top News Headlines of 17 January 2009:
- The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has launched five automatic token vending machines (TVMs) at four stations.
- Diwali was celebrated for the first time at the 10 Downing with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown terming it a “historic event”.
- Two Jammu and Kashmir cricketers were on Friday arrested by the city police after explosive detectors found traces of RDX in the kit bag of one of them.
- Sania Mirza’s brilliant run at the WTA Japan Open ended with a crushing 2-6 1-6 mauling in the semifinal.
- Shruti Haasan had an expensive outing on the ramp on Thursday at the HDIL India Couture Week in Mumbai.