Abhishek Anand

Abhishek Anand is a Principal Correspondent with Hindustan Times. He is stationed Noida and covers real estate, politics, crime, IT & BPO sectors.

Articles by Abhishek Anand

Two members of ‘axle gang’ held for robbing bus passengers on Yamuna e-way

The two allegedly robbed passengers and conductor of the UPSRTC bus at gunpoint on Yamuna Expressway on December 22
The two, Rameshwar and Satyaprakash, were held after a brief gunfight with the police.(HT Photo)
The two, Rameshwar and Satyaprakash, were held after a brief gunfight with the police.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2017 12:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Half the licensed arms in Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar yet to be deposited with authorities

Those with licensed weapons are supposed to deposit them before the polls
Since the election code of conduct was announced on January 4, 6,452 licensed arms have been deposited with the Ghaziabad authorities by their owners.
Since the election code of conduct was announced on January 4, 6,452 licensed arms have been deposited with the Ghaziabad authorities by their owners.
Published on Jan 13, 2017 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPeeyush Khandelwal and Abhishek Anand, Ghaziabad/noida

Congress leader’s son killed in Noida-Greater Noida expressway accident

The 28-year-old was killed while crossing the expressway near Mahamaya flyover
Due to lack of foot overbridges near around the expressway, pedestrians risk their lives by crossing the road amid heavy traffic.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)
Due to lack of foot overbridges near around the expressway, pedestrians risk their lives by crossing the road amid heavy traffic.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2017 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Not worried about Noida votes, but BJP seeks strong candidates from Dadri and Jewar

The party feels the urban voter is with them and is seeking rural votes too in the assembly elections
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is in power in Dadri and Jewar constituencies.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is in power in Dadri and Jewar constituencies.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2017 06:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

DM assures homebuyers of resolving delay issue post elections

The district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar on Friday assured homebuyers in Greater Noida, who are yet to get possession of flats, that their problems will be addressed immediately after elections.
A delegation of the Noida extension flat owners’ welfare association met district magistrate NP Singh on Friday to demand a solution to the issue of delay in delivery of flats in several projects across Greater Noida.
A delegation of the Noida extension flat owners’ welfare association met district magistrate NP Singh on Friday to demand a solution to the issue of delay in delivery of flats in several projects across Greater Noida.
Updated on Jan 13, 2017 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Workshop on child rights for Noida city cops

A two-day workshop is underway for the Noida city police officers in a bid to make them aware of child rights protection
A two-day workshop is underway for the Noida city police officers in a bid to make them aware of child rights protection.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
A two-day workshop is underway for the Noida city police officers in a bid to make them aware of child rights protection.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2017 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Man wanted for robbery, murder of accomplices, held

The Noida unit of special task force (STF), after a brief gunfight, arrested a person for allegedly murdering two accomplices following a 50-lakh robbery. The accused, Saurabh Singh, was arrested from Surajpur in the wee hours of Wednesday. The STF personnel had deployed a plainclothes team in the area after receiving a tip-off about his visit.
Updated on Jan 11, 2017 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Greater Noida buyers protest against builders, government over delay in delivery of flats

A contingent of homebuyers from Greater Noida staged a protest on Sunday morning against builders and the state government over delay in delivery of flats.
More than 100 members of the Noida Extension Flat Owners’ Association gathered at Kisan Chowk with placards and posters against the UP government and builders who are delaying projects.
More than 100 members of the Noida Extension Flat Owners’ Association gathered at Kisan Chowk with placards and posters against the UP government and builders who are delaying projects.
Published on Jan 08, 2017 11:27 PM IST
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Noida: Man tests positive for HIV, son sent to shelter home

The man, a mason who hails from Kolkata, West Bengal, had come to Noida to get treated for multiple ailments
The HIV positive man, a mason who hails from Kolkata, West Bengal, had come to Noida to get treated for multiple ailments(Deepak Sansta/HT Representative Photo)
The HIV positive man, a mason who hails from Kolkata, West Bengal, had come to Noida to get treated for multiple ailments(Deepak Sansta/HT Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2016 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand/Vaibhav Jha, Noida

Axis Bank scandal: Transactions worth Rs 165 crore in NCR branches under probe

As many as 23 suspicious accounts at Axis Bank’s Sector 18 branch were reported to the income tax department
The income tax department raided an Axis Bank branch in Sector 51 on Thursday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
The income tax department raided an Axis Bank branch in Sector 51 on Thursday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 21, 2016 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Meet Greater Noida SP Sujata Singh, who has launched WhatsApp group to connect with residents

For a quick redressal of the problems faced by Greater Noida residents, the superintendent of police (SP-rural) Sujata Singh launched a WhatsApp group to connect the residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) and the police.
After a series of complaints from residents about poor response from the police teams and poor security arrangements, Singh launched the WhatsApp group.(HT)
After a series of complaints from residents about poor response from the police teams and poor security arrangements, Singh launched the WhatsApp group.(HT)
Updated on Dec 20, 2016 10:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

UP DGP Javeed Ahmed inspects Dial 100 project’s progress in Noida

Two days after its launch, the director general of police, Javeed Ahmed, came for a surprise check of Dial 100 project.
DGP Javeed Ahmed surveyed they city in a PCR van to check the efficiency of the new vehicle and communication system.(HT Photo)
DGP Javeed Ahmed surveyed they city in a PCR van to check the efficiency of the new vehicle and communication system.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 19, 2016 11:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Speeding car hits man on Yamuna e-way, locals block traffic

A man died after being hit by a speeding car at Yamuna Expressway on Sunday morning near Gautam Budh Nagar University
Locals staged a protest with the body of the victim at the site of the accident. The family of the deceased demanded compensation and arrest of the car driver.(HT Photo)
Locals staged a protest with the body of the victim at the site of the accident. The family of the deceased demanded compensation and arrest of the car driver.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 19, 2016 10:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Noida covered in garbage as sanitation workers continue to strike

Heaps of garbage are accumulating across the city as contracted sanitation workers continued their strike for the seventh consecutive day. Residents said they have complained to the Noida authority about the problem and will seek help from higher authorities if the authority doesn’t clean it up soon.
The worst affected areas of the city are sectors 27, 28, 37 and 49.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
The worst affected areas of the city are sectors 27, 28, 37 and 49.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Updated on Dec 15, 2016 06:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Missed exam, Noida student files fake gangrape case

The woman, a Delhi resident who studies in a university in Noida, broke down during questioning by police and later confessed in front of a magistrate.
The woman, a Delhi resident who studies in a university in Noida, broke down during questioning by police and later confessed in front of a magistrate.(HT Representative Photo)
The woman, a Delhi resident who studies in a university in Noida, broke down during questioning by police and later confessed in front of a magistrate.(HT Representative Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2016 11:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Greater Noida: Two bikers killed after they hit pavement, fall in drain

Two persons fell in a drain and died after their bike collided with the pavement in Knowledge Park area, Greater Noida.
Two persons fell in a drain and died after their bike collided with the pavement in Knowledge Park area, Greater Noida.(HT Photo/Pankaj Parashar)
Two persons fell in a drain and died after their bike collided with the pavement in Knowledge Park area, Greater Noida.(HT Photo/Pankaj Parashar)
Published on Dec 13, 2016 12:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Four, including Ghaziabad residents, die in Yamuna Expressway accident

Four persons died when their Maruti Alto car rammed into a stationary truck at around 8am on Monday
The car that the victims were travelling in was mangled with the impact of the collision.(HT Photo)
The car that the victims were travelling in was mangled with the impact of the collision.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2016 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand and Ashni Dhaor, Greater Noida

Fog catches Noida by surprise, disrupts road traffic

Sudden dense fog on Friday morning caught the residents of Noida and Greater Noida by surprise
Children go to school amid dense fog in Dasna village near NH 24, Ghaziabad, on Friday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Children go to school amid dense fog in Dasna village near NH 24, Ghaziabad, on Friday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2016 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida/greater Noida

Fog delays trains in Delhi, flights ‘normal’, visibility dips in Noida and Ghaziabad

72 trains were delayed, 30 rescheduled and two cancelled, owing to thick blanket of fog across the northern plains
Lowest visibility at Palam airport was 600 metres at 5.30 am, while at Safdarjung airport visibility was 1000 metres, according to regional Met department.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT File)
Lowest visibility at Palam airport was 600 metres at 5.30 am, while at Safdarjung airport visibility was 1000 metres, according to regional Met department.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT File)
Updated on Dec 09, 2016 11:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVishal Kant & Abhishek Anand

13-year-old girl accused of theft commits suicide in Noida

Aarti Kumari, who hailed from Jharkhand’s Giridih, lived with her father, Kameshwar Nayak, mother, Sunita, and brother, Anand Kumar. She studied in a government school in Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar.
Aarti Kumari, who hailed from Jharkhand’s Giridih, lived with her father, Kameshwar Nayak, mother, Sunita, and brother, Anand Kumar. She studied in a government school in Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar.
Aarti Kumari, who hailed from Jharkhand’s Giridih, lived with her father, Kameshwar Nayak, mother, Sunita, and brother, Anand Kumar. She studied in a government school in Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar.
Updated on Dec 08, 2016 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: 13-year-old girl accused of theft, commits suicide

A 13-year-old girl, who was accused of stealing a mobile phone and cash during a school trip, allegedly committed suicide at her rented accommodation in Noida’s Sector 15 area on Wednesday night.
The girl’s family found her hanging from the ceiling fan on Wednesday.(Representative Photo)
The girl’s family found her hanging from the ceiling fan on Wednesday.(Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2016 10:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

On Day 3 of protest against boy’s death, Dadri school students say classes may resume Thursday

Protesting students said classes would resume as the school nurse has been transferred til the probe is on
Students have been protesting at the school since Monday when Aditya passed away at a Delhi hospital.(File photo)
Students have been protesting at the school since Monday when Aditya passed away at a Delhi hospital.(File photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2016 06:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Body of unidentified woman found near Sector 18 mall in Noida

The police also found a piece of cloth wrapped around the neck and this has led them to suspect that the woman might have been strangled.
The body was found in a sack wrapped in cloth. The deceased was wearing a black burqa. There was an injury mark on the head, which could have led to her death.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The body was found in a sack wrapped in cloth. The deceased was wearing a black burqa. There was an injury mark on the head, which could have led to her death.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2016 06:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand, Noida

Noida startup launches cash on delivery, in reverse

A city-based startup is delivering currency notes along with each order
Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo(The startup is offering to deliver currency notes to people’s homes in Noida, along with each order.)
Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo(The startup is offering to deliver currency notes to people’s homes in Noida, along with each order.)
Updated on Dec 02, 2016 10:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Man waits for a day to cremate wife’s body as bank refuses to give funds

Munni Lal was refused money by the bank on Monday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Munni Lal was refused money by the bank on Monday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 29, 2016 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida police penalise pollution norms violators

The Noida police imposed a fine of 19,000 on two private companies and seized a tractor for allegedly flouting pollution norms set by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday.
Teams from various police stations were patrolling areas under their jurisdiction to check garbage burning or other violation of NGT norms.(HT File)
Teams from various police stations were patrolling areas under their jurisdiction to check garbage burning or other violation of NGT norms.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 29, 2016 04:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

FIR filed, Amity student’s family launches campaign on social media for justice

Four days after an Amity University student died on the campus, the police have registered a case of death due to negligence against unidentified persons.
Udit’s family had filed a complaint three days ago seeking a thorough probe into his death.(HT Photo)
Udit’s family had filed a complaint three days ago seeking a thorough probe into his death.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2016 01:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Class-11 student goes to help tutor, shot dead in G Noida

A Class 12 student was shot dead in broad daylight in Kasna area of Greater Noida on Monday, police said.
A Class 12 student was shot dead in broad daylight in Kasna area of Greater Noida on Monday, police said.(AFP-Representative Photo)
A Class 12 student was shot dead in broad daylight in Kasna area of Greater Noida on Monday, police said.(AFP-Representative Photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2016 10:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Defying odds, innovators from war-torn Syria take World Robot Olympiad by storm

A bullet cannot kill a dream. Armed with this idea, two innovators from Syria’s conflict zone represented their country in the World Robot Olympiad.
Their robotic creation can turn harmful gases produced during the recycling process and turn them into by-products like gas for cooking and fuel for vehicles.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Their robotic creation can turn harmful gases produced during the recycling process and turn them into by-products like gas for cooking and fuel for vehicles.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Nov 28, 2016 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Indian team secures second position in World Robot Olympiad

A team from India — High Voltage — secured the second position at the 13th World Robot Olympiad’s finals on Sunday. The team — Jainil Ajmera and Prakhar Mittal from DPS, Gurgaon, and Abhimanyu Deb Singh, from Pathways in Gurgaon — won the award for creating a robot that identifies recyclable waste and dumps it in the garbage bin.
The 13th World Robot Olympiad finals was held on Sunday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
The 13th World Robot Olympiad finals was held on Sunday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Nov 28, 2016 11:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida
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