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Partly cloudy day forecast

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, OCT. 24.OCT. 24.OCT. Delhi will wake up to a misty morning on Monday, the weatherman has said. The sky is likely to remain partly cloudy and there is a possibility of thundery developments in some areas. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 31 degrees Celsius and 17 degrees Celsius respectively.

The maximum temperature recorded at Safdarjung on Sunday was 31.1 degrees Celsius and the minimum 16.4 degrees. The maximum and minimum temperatures at Palam were 30.3 degrees Celsius and 16.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

The maximum relative humidity at Safdarjung and Palam stood at 90 per cent and 84 per cent, while the minimum relative humidity at both the centres was recorded at 31 per cent.

Woman sustains gunshot injuries

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, OCT. 24.OCT. 24.OCT. The wife of a Delhi police constable sustained gunshot injuries under highly mysterious circumstances in her house at Dabri in South-West Delhi today.

According to the police, they received a call around 3-30 p.m. claiming that a gunshot was heard from the house Constable Dharmender, a resident of Mahavir Enclave in Dabri. The police team immediately reached the spot and found that Dharmender's wife, Indu, had sustained a gunshot injury on her shoulder. She was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital where her condition was reported to be out of danger.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Dharmender had come home for lunch when the incident occurred. However, the exact sequence of events could not be ascertained. Senior police officials said the area Sub-Divisional Magistrate has been informed about the incident and legal action would be taken as per findings of his inquest. Indu was married to Dharmender four years ago.

Meanwhile, the Dabri police are further looking into the incident.

Cylinder explodes

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, OCT. 24.OCT. 24.OCT. A 40-year-old woman sustained severe burn injuries when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in her house at Greater Kailash in South Delhi today.

According to a fire department spokesperson, the incident occurred in the house of Vijay, a resident of W-122, Greater Kailash, Part-II, around 2 p.m. His wife, Anita, who was present in the kitchen, sustained 100 per cent burn injuries.

The neighbours spotted the fire and informed the fire brigade. Two fire tenders were pressed into service and Anita was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital where her condition was reported to be critical.

While the cause of fire was yet to be ascertained, the police suspect that a leaking cylinder might have led to the incident. Meanwhile, South Delhi police are further investigating the incident.

Factory fire

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI, OCT. 24.OCT. 24.OCT. A fire broke out in a rubber factory at Samaipur Badli in North-West Delhi in the wee hours of Sunday. Nobody was injured in the incident.

According to the fire department, the fire broke out in a rubber factory located in Badli Industrial Area around 3-30 a.m. More than 30 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. However, the fire was brought under control by only around 6-50 a.m. Samaipur Badli police are further looking into the incident.

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