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Clear day

NEW DELHI MARCH 21.MARCH 21.MA A mainly clear sky which will become partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening has been forecast for the Capital on Monday. The maximum and minimum temperatures would hover around 36 and 20 degrees Celsius.

The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at Safdarjung on Sunday were 38.2 and 20.5 degrees Celsius, while Palam recorded a maximum of 39.6 degrees and a minimum of 18.3 degrees Celsius.

At Safdarjung, the maximum humidity was recorded at 70 per cent, while at Palam it stood at 72 per cent. Safdarjung recorded a minimum humidity of 15 per cent, while at Palam the minimum humidity was recorded at 21 per cent.

Man killed

NEW DELHI MARCH 21.MARCH 21.MA A man was killed after he was trapped in the debris of a building whose roof collapsed at Sarita Vihar in South Delhi today.

The incident took place around 10-30 a.m. when the roof of the building belonging to one Bhaseen Motors, located at Mohan Cooperative Estate, caved in. One of its employees, Dayaram, was trapped in the debris. He was dead by the time people came for his rescue.

Liquor seized

NEW DELHI MARCH 21.MARCH 21.MA Over 300 liquor bottles were seized from near Sarojini Nagar Bus Depot by the Special Staff of the South-West Delhi on Saturday. One person has been arrested in this connection.

Acting on a tip-off that Maher Chand Glutei, a resident of Kanjhawal, was carrying an illegal consignment of liquor in a Santro car, the Special Staff sleuths laid a trap and intercepted the vehicle. They recovered 330 bottles of rum from the vehicle, after which they arrested Maher Chand. During interrogation, he disclosed that he had procured the consignment from Gurgaon and was about to dispose it of in the Mandir Marg area.

Injured

NEW DELHI MARCH 21.MARCH 21.MA At least five Special Branch sleuths of the North-West Delhi police sustained injuries after the residents of the area where they had gone to arrest a bootlegger hurled stones at them this past Friday.

The incident took place around 11 a.m. when the Special Branch sleuths went to conduct the operation following a tip-off that a person was supplying illegal liquor from there. However, before they could initiate the exercise, the area residents spotted them. An argument ensued between the two parties after which the residents started throwing stones at the policemen. Five of the team members sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital for first-aid.

Meeting

NEW DELHI MARCH 21.MARCH 21.MA A public meeting was organised today by the All India Dhobi Samaj Sudhar Samiti under the chairmanship of Girdhari Lal. Addressing the gathering, the Samiti's general secretary, Tuli Dass, said it was a shame that the dhobi samaj was still surviving even 55 after Independence He asked the youths to get into the civil services so that they have their representatives in the administration.

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