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04 Apr 2017

Delhi Metro security wary after Metro blast in Russia

After an explosion in a Russian subway train claimed 10 lives on Monday, security at the Delhi Metro has been heightened.

Commuters have undergone thorough frisking and entry and exit points of all the stations are going to be secured.

The Central Industrial Security Force has ordered the exercising of "the highest possible measure of alert."

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Talks between truckers and insurance regulators fail, strike could escalate

Talks between truckers and insurance regulators fail, strike could escalate

On Monday, talks between truckers and insurance brokers co-ordianated by the Transport Ministry failed, increasing the possibility of the continuity of the strike.

The truckers are on strike against the 41% increase in third party insurance premium.

According to sources, both sides refused to move away from their respective agendas and hence there was no conclusion.


Over 4,000 nominations filed altogether for municipal polls

According to the Delhi State Election Commission, 4,392 nominations have come in for the 272 wards of Delhi for the upcoming municipal corporation elections.

Out of the 4,392 nominations, 3,415 were filed on Monday itself.

1,703, 1,725 and 944 nominations were filed for the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation respectively.

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Delhi bus commuters inhale less carbon than those in cars

According to a study on environmental research, bus travellers in Delhi are exposed to lesser amounts of soot (black carbon) as compared to persons who use alternate means of transport-even those travelling by car.

Commuters travelling by autorickshaws are exposed to inhaling the most amount of soot.

The reason for buses being safer is their usage of CNG as fuel.

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