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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Noida

Real estate boom takes toll on groundwater

Noida and Greater Noida fall in the water-rich doab — lying between two confluent rivers — area. It has Yamuna’s catchment on the one side and Hindon on the other. Yet, mindless extraction of groundwater for massive construction has caused irreparable damage to the water table in Noida, Vinod Rajput reports.

Tremors cause panic-like situation in skyscrapers

Offices in Noida Sector 135, 58, 62, 63 and 18 had to be evacuated following today's tremors. People hurrying to reach the ground floor led to a panic-like situation in most high-rises in Ghaziabad and Noida.

Amity meet on adolescents

To discuss problems of adolescents, Amity Institute of Education organised a one-day presentation-cum-discussion on "Adolescents - The Agents of Social Change" at Amity University in Sector 125 on Wednesday.

'Chokhi Dhani' clone to come up on Yamuna e-way

Tourists on way to Taj Mahal through Yamuna Expressway will soon be able to get a taste of Indian culture along the journey. The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to set up at least two resorts based on rural themes similar to Jaipur's famous Chokhi Dhani.

Government's indifference provokes Greater Noida's farmers

The indifferent attitude of the state government towards their "genuine" demands has pushed Greater Noida's farmers to the edge. Although they have been staging protests and stopping construction of housing projects by private builders, they could not make much impact. Vinod Rajput reports.

Noida offers realty bonanza this Diwali

The Noida authority on Wednesday said that it would launch an 866-flat scheme for homebuyers this Diwali. The scheme will offer flats under middle income group (MIG), high income group (HIG), low income group (LIG), economic weaker section (EWS) categories. Vinod Rajput reports.

Okhla bird sanctuary emptied of water, migratory birds lose natural abode

Because of official indifference, Noida's Okhla Bird sanctuary has been emptied of its water completely, in the season when migratory especially European birds start flocking in to this natural north Indian wildlife habitat. Vinod Rajput reports.

Noida eway set to emerge as a hub of luxury housing

With increase in employment opportunities the demand for housing in Noida has risen and developers busy constructing luxurious apartments. Vinod Rajput reports.

Noida Metro station shut, commuters hit

Thousands of commuters had a harrowing time as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation shut the Noida City Centre metro station for eight hours on Sunday for repair work.

Noida: cycle track encroached upon, cyclists face life risk

A speeding car severely injuring environmental activist- Sunita Narain, who was cycling in Delhi, brought to fore a cruel truth- even well-planned Indian cities like Noida have no space for cyclists or pedestrians.

Noida to penalise realtors for poor lift maintenance

The Noida authority on Monday said that it likely to issue notices to malls, shopping centers, commercial towers, group housing apartments and other highrise buildings, which has lifts with poor maintenance mechanism in place.

Workers storm realtor’s office over dues

Agitating construction labourers turned violent on Saturday morning and set afire around four vehicles besides damaging a real estate developer’s site office in Sector 108. They were protesting against the alleged non-payment of wages for the past few months.

2 Amity students abducted, 4 held

Four men, who allegedly kidnapped two Amity University students on April 30, were nabbed by the Uttar Pradesh special task force and the Noida Police on Thursday. The students had been released after their parents paid a ransom of Rs. 85 lakh.

Govt taking steps to spur investment: Manmohan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government was taking steps to draw investment into India and pull the economy's growth back to more than 8% during the next five years.

MBA student among two killed by trucks in Noida road accidents

The menace of heavy vehicles claimed two lives in separate accidents in Noida on Sunday. HT reports.
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