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Attack on scribes flayed

NEW DELHI AUG. 30. The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) today condemned the attack on the editor of Apla Mahanagar, Nikhil Wagle, and other journalists in Maharashtra, terming it as "a threat to democracy and freedom of the press".

Expressing serious concern over the incident, the president of DUJ, S.K. Pande, and general secretary, Javed Faridi, demanded immediate steps by the Maharashtra government to ensure safety and security of all journalists especially in view of the forthcoming elections in the State.

According to a DUJ press release, the Central Government should immediately ensure a risk insurance cover for the entire newspaper industry and in particular journalists.

Saplings planted

NEW DELHI AUG. 30. The chairman of the Rotary Club of Delhi Vikas (RCDV), Anand Vihar, Pradeep Jain, planted a sapling at Akshardham near Noida Mor on the occasion of "Van Mahotsav''. The District Governor of RCDV, Ramesh Chander, and Akshardham temple's Swami Dharamvatsal also planted saplings.

On the occasion, Mr. Jain said: "It is the duty of every Delhiite to keep their city clean and green and to help maintain a healthy environment for the future generation."

Metro to impose fine

NEW DELHI AUG. 30. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to impose a fine of Rs.200 on passengers who travel with unauthorised Metro single journey tokens.

According to a DMRC release, contactless single journey tokens that are blue in colour are presently provided to passengers who carry out single journeys on the Metro system. These tokens have to be dropped at the exit gate while leaving the Metro station. Multiple journeys on the Metro can be done conveniently through stored value smart cards.

On non-payment of the fine, the passenger will be handed over to the police.

Safety campaign

NEW DELHI AUG. 30. BSES Limited initiated a week-long company wide safety campaign to create awareness among their 7,000 employees on Saturday. Experts from the National Productivity Council (NPC) are conducting a training session for the employees.

During this campaign, the employees will be trained and made aware of the common safety features, safety rules and regulations, maintenance of electrical system like transformer, motors, switchgears, relays, and conductors.

The Chief Executive Officer of BSES, Rakesh Aggarwal, said: "We have taken the first step to ensure that all our employees are well trained with safety procedures and they will be able to translate this training at a later stage to the consumers as well."

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