Around the City

Misty morning, clear day

NEW DELHI JAN. 18. The weatherman has forecast a misty morning for the Capital on Wednesday. The sky is likely to remain clear during the rest of the day. There is a possibility of a drop in the night temperature and the minimum temperature is expected to be around 5 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature recorded at Safdarjung and Palam on Tuesday was 19.3 degrees Celsius and 18.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 8.6 degrees Celsius and 8.5 degrees Celsius respectively. While Safdarjung recorded a maximum and minimum humidity of 97 per cent and 32 per cent, Palam recorded a maximum humidity of 100 per cent and a minimum of 27 per cent.

Fireman dies

NEW DELHI JAN. 18. A fireman of the Delhi Fire Service (DFS), who had sustained serious burn injuries in the Kirti Nagar fire on December 31 last and was fighting for life in Sunder Lal Jain Hospital, succumbed to his injuries today. The death toll in the incident has now risen to seven, all of them being officers and personnel of the DFS.

According to a DFS spokesperson, fireman Subhash Chander succumbed to his injuries in the afternoon. Earlier, a Deputy Chief Fire Officer and two firemen had died on the spot. Over the past fortnight, four more firemen succumbed to their injuries.

Suicide case

NEW DELHI JAN. 18. A 36-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling in her house at Khajuri Khas in North-East Delhi today.

According to the police, Bulbuli, wife of Govinda, a resident of Sriram Colony, hanged herself with the help of a "chunni" around 2-30 p.m. At the time, nobody was present in the house. No suicide note was recovered from the spot.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Bulbuli, mother of two minor children, had been suffering from mental illness for the past many years.

Held with CDs

NEW DELHI JAN. 18. One person has been arrested by the West Delhi police for allegedly selling pirated compact discs.

According to the police, Prakash Narayan, a resident of Om Vihar in Uttam Nagar, was arrested when on Monday when the police recovered 2,450 pirated CDs of Hindi and English movie songs from his shop, Khandelwal Music Centre.

Punters nabbed

NEW DELHI JAN. 18. Two persons have been arrested by the East Delhi police for allegedly running a betting racket.

According to the police, Anil Kumar and M.G. Sridhar were arrested from their hideout at New Govindpura in East Delhi on Monday. They had been organising bets on the cricket test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The police have recovered three mobile phones, a voice-recording instrument and other articles from the hideout.


NEW DELHI JAN. 18. Two counter attendants of a private taxi service were detained by the Central Industrial Security Force personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport yesterday for allegedly masquerading as "Government" approved operators.

The CISF said both the accused were working for M/s Radio Taxi Pre-Paid Taxi Services and were caught at the International Terminal for cheating passengers by showing them a placard reading "Pre-paid Government Taxi Services". While one of the accused, Basant, who was caught at 11 a.m. was let off by the Airport Manager after payment of Rs 500 in fine, the other, Dhruv Chand, who was caught at around 10-50 p.m. was fined Rs 100.

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