It was another scorching day in the capital today with the minimum temperature settling at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above average for the season, and the maximum likely to hover around the 45 degrees Celsius mark.
Heat wave: It was a scorching start to the week in the national capital on Monday with the temperature shooting up to five notches above average at 44.5 degrees Celsius. No respite seems to be in sight as the Met Office said the mercury may touch 45 degrees on Tuesday.
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped in Delhi by three people, including two neighbours, after giving her sedatives, police said.
No respite is expected as the dry heat is likely to continue, according to the Meteorological department. The temperature in the capital is expected to hover around a high of 45-46 degrees for the entire week.
In good news for kidney patients, Delhi government on Monday decided to set up exclusive dialysis centres in six major hospitals where poor patients will be offered the treatment free of cost.
A four-storey residential building situated in a busy market area suddenly collapsed in Delhi on Monday evening, said police. No one injured in the incident.
A major fire broke out in a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) office in Delhi on Monday morning, said a fire service official. No one was injured in the incident.
Dentist Rajesh Talwar on Monday claimed in the court that he was asleep on the fateful night when his daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj were murdered and internet activity recorded from his room might not be correct.
Daily public tours of Rashtrapati Bhavan, which began for the first time from January 1 this year at the initiative of President Pranab Mukherjee and have become very popular with tourists, will now cost Rs.25 per person.
Tibetan organisations are staging protests in different parts of the Delhi against the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the national capital. The Delhi Police has already stepped up security with several routes, including ones near the Chinese embassy, shut.