Rain lashes Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Capital on Wednesday woke up to a wet morning and was lashed by heavy rain later in the evening. The rain, which brought the mercury down by a few notches, was attributed to extra tropical disturbances over Delhi.

Though the city recorded 4.1mm of rain in the past 24 hours, the Meteorological Department said it received 10 mm of rainfall within an hour from 8-30 p.m.

The Met Department has forecast more rain and thundershowers over the next 48 hours. The forecast for the city indicates a generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain and thundershowers accompanied by hail or thunder squalls.

The minimum temperature on Thursday is expected to be around 14 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature recorded on Wednesday was 24 degrees and the minimum 16 degrees.

Class XII Board exam

begins today

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education examinations will start on Thursday with Class XII students appearing for their Physics paper.

The Secondary School Certificate Examination (Class X) will begin on Friday, the first paper being Social Science. More than 12 lakh students will take the Class XII and Class X examinations this year, nearly a lakh more than in 2006.

The Class XII examinations will be over by the second week of April, whereas the Class X examinations will finish by March-end.

Man held with charas

NEW DELHI: A 35-year-old man has been arrested at Roop Nagar in North Delhi for alleged involvement in smuggling of charas. The police claim to have recovered over 9 kg of charas powder worth about Rs. 2.5 lakhs from him.

According to DCP Devesh Chandra Srivastava, the police received a tip-off that a drug peddler would come near Roshanara Park to supply a charas consignment to his client on Tuesday. A police team laid a trap and arrested the accused after 9.12 kg of charas powder was recovered from his possession.

During interrogation, he identified himself as Islam, a resident of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh. He purportedly disclosed that he worked as a labourer in a brick-manufacturing unit at Bhagalpur in Bihar. He recently received the consignment from one Vicky, a visitor to the unit, who asked him to dispose it of in Delhi. Vicky had offered him half the amount realised from the sale.

Four arrested

NEW DELHI: Four persons allegedly planning to commit robbery in a bus were arrested at Kotwali in North Delhi on Tuesday. Two country-made pistols and live cartridges were allegedly recovered from them.

Acting on a tip-off that some criminals had assembled near Yamuna Pushta to plan a robbery, the police mounted a raid and arrested four of them. They were identified as Shamim, Dinesh, Sunny and Habib. During interrogation, Shamim and Dinesh purportedly disclosed that they were registered as bad characters at the Welcome police station in North-East Delhi.