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Partly cloudy sky forecast

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, JULY 22.JULY 22.JULY The weatherman has forecast a partly cloudy sky for the Capital on Friday. There is likelihood of thundery development accompanied by squall in some areas in the afternoon/evening.

The maximum and minimum temperature recorded at Safdarjung on Thursday was 39.4 and 29.0 degrees Celsius, while Palam recorded a maximum of 39.3 degrees and a minimum of 28.4 degrees Celsius.

At Safdarjung, the maximum and minimum humidity recorded was 63 and 33 per cent respectively. Palam recorded a maximum humidity of 50 per cent, while the minimum was 35 per cent.

Minors rescued

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, JULY 22.JULY 22.JULY Four minors from West Bengal, including three girls, were rescued by the South Delhi police from the clutches of three persons who allegedly forced them to do domestic jobs at Kalkaji this week. The accused have been arrested.

The police said they received a complaint by a lawyer, Madhumita Kothari, alleging that some minor children brought from Midnapur district of West Bengal, were being forced into jobs and had been kept by some persons virtually as bonded labourers in the Blaze Flash Couriers Limited office at Kalkaji.

Subsequently, the police sent a decoy to strike a deal with the accused. Soon after a deal was struck for a minor girl for a price of Rs. 2,000 as domestic help, the police raided the place and arrested the three -- Ravindra Nath Sahoo, his elder brother, Ashwini Sahoo, and Sameer Jena. All the minors were rescued.

During interrogation, the accused disclosed that Ravindra had been running the racket and he had several agents in West Bengal. The West Bengal police are being contacted to trace the agents.

Two held

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, JULY 22.JULY 22.JULY Two persons allegedly involved in cases of auto-theft were arrested from Saraswati Vihar by the Special Staff of the North-West Delhi police on Wednesday.

The Special Staff was tipped-off about the activities of some criminal elements in the Saraswati Vihar area. Subsequently, the laid a trap and arrested two of the suspects, Islam and Lalit Bhardwaj, on whose instance the police recovered a motorcycle and a scooter.

During interrogation, Islam disclosed that he have been stealing vehicles for the past two months to earn his livelihood. He would sell the vehicles to Lalit, a junk dealer.

Arrested

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, JULY 22.JULY 22.JULY Two alleged burglars who committed theft in a cold drinks godown at Sadar Bazar on Wednesday were arrested by the North Delhi police the same day. In another case, the police arrested an alleged auto-lifter from Sarai Rohilla on Wednesday. The accused, Salim and Imran, were arrested on a specific tip-off that they had stolen pouches containing coins, television and other articles from the cold drinks godown. At their instance, the police have launched a hunt for their accomplice, Pappu.

Raisina School annual day

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW, JULY 22.JULY 22.JULY The Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, will inaugurate the Annual Day celebrations of Raisina Bengali School at Chittaranjan Park here this coming Sunday. She will also give away prizes to meritorious students.

Eminent theatre and film artiste Soumitra Chatterjee is expected to take part in the four-day celebrations, where a Bengali ballet troupe from Kolkata will also perform.

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