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Sunny day, gusty winds

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, MARCH 3.MARCH 3.MARC Delhi is likely to witness another bright and sunny day as the weatherman has forecast a mainly clear sky for the Capital on Thursday. Also, the city is likely to experience another day of strong gusty winds. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to remain around 29 and 13 degrees Celsius respectively.

The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at Safdarjung on Wednesday were 29.1 and 13.2 degrees Celsius respectively, while Palam recorded a maximum of 28.7 and a minimum of 10.1 degrees Celsius.

Safdarjung recorded a maximum humidity of 70 per cent and a minimum of 18 per cent. At Palam, the maximum and minimum humidity stood at 88 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.

`Students prefer cooked meal'

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, MARCH 3.MARCH 3.MARC The introduction of cooked food as mid-day meal for students has resulted in increase in enrolment of children in municipal primary schools of the city, the Municipal Commissioner, Rakesh Mehta, said here today.

Participating in a debate on distribution of cooked food as mid-day meal in MCD schools at the Standing Committee here, Mr. Mehta said initial studies have indicated that this has resulted in increase in the number of students coming to its schools.

"Students prefer cooked meal over processed food. They openly say that they do not like processed food," he said.

Raising the issue, the Leader of Opposition in Standing Committee, alleged that the civic body had failed in implementing the Supreme Court order on mid-day meal. "It as been supplying poor quality of food to the students, resulting in a large number of them falling ill and being taken to hospitals," he said.

Woman charred to death

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, MARCH 3.MARCH 3.MARC A 25-year-old woman was burnt alive and 25 others injured in a domestic LPG cylinder explosion in East Delhi, according to fire brigade officials.

The fire broke out at 9 a.m. in a house in Mandawali near Vijay Nagar. Two fire-tenders were pressed into service.

In another incident earlier today, 500 hutments of the Kanchannagar slum near Rajghat were gutted.

No casualties were reported, fire officials said.

Cop arrested

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, MARCH 3.MARCH 3.MARC The CBI today arrested a Sub Inspector of Delhi police for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 2500 from the relative of an accused in a case he was probing.

Sanjay Sharma, who is posted at the Vasant Kunj police station was caught from the Patiala House Court while he was accepting the cash, CBI sources said.

Sharma, who was the investigating officer in a case, allegedly demanded Rs. 5000 from a relative of the accused for not opposing the accused's bail application, they said.

The man then complained to CBI, which laid a trap for Sharma.