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
Activists suggest registration of pet dogs to curb stray menace
Animal rights activists and residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) in the city have suggested registration of pet dogs in order to control the rising population of stray dogs in the city. Sanjay Mohapatra, owner of House of Stray Animals, said the RWAs have accepted the idea in principle.
Updated on Aug 25, 2015 01:10 AM IST
Unidentified flasher creates panic among female residents in Noida
Greater Noida’s mysterious flasher has been having a free run of sorts in the Omicron 1A society, where he targets Block C most of the time. He looks for women, singly or in groups, and strips before them.
Updated on Aug 17, 2015 11:50 AM IST
Gurdaspur attack: Punjab Police SWAT team bang on target
Monday’s terror attack in Gurdaspur was the first time that the Punjab Police put its four-year-old Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) to the real test. Trained in Krav Maga, an Israeli military counter-terrorism system, these sharpshooters proved their mettle by leading the assault on three armed, suicidal terrorists who had retreated into barracks of the Dinanagar police station.
Updated on Jul 29, 2015 01:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPawan Sharma and Abhishek Anand, Chandigarh
In Greater Noida, 15-year-old girl burnt alive for resisting rape bid
A 15-year-old girl died in Greater Noida on Saturday after being set afire for resisting a rape bid by her uncle, who had been blackmailing and sexually assaulting her for the past eight months, the police said.
Updated on May 10, 2015 11:59 AM IST
Speeding car rams into police team on Noida expressway, 3 dead
Three persons died and a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was critically injured when a speeding car crashed into a police team on the Greater Noida-Noida Expressway late on Wednesday night. Among the deceased are two policemen and an occupant of the car.
Updated on Apr 23, 2015 11:29 PM IST
Two cops dead, DSP injured in accident on G Noida Eexpressway
Three persons including two policemen died and a deputy superintendent of police was critically injured when a speeding car hit the police team at Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as constable Mohan Singh and Balraj Singh.
Updated on Apr 23, 2015 01:43 PM IST
Over 300 prosecuted in three months for illegally using beacons in the city
According to records of the city police, more than 300 people were prosecuted in the last three months for illegally installing VIP hooters in their vehicles, and about 30 people were prosecuted for illegally using beacons. Easy access to beacons in the city’s markets has helped increase the number of fake VIPs in Noida and Greater Noida.
Updated on Mar 11, 2015 10:21 AM IST
As many as 17 arrested for betting on Delhi polls
The Gautam Budh Nagar district police have arrested 17 persons for allegedly betting on the Delhi Assembly elections on Saturday. The police claim to have recovered Rs. 1.13 lakh in cash, 16 mobile phones, two laptops, one country made pistol and live cartridges from them.
Updated on Feb 08, 2015 11:59 AM IST
Army officer gives highway robbers lesson of their lives
Highway robbers got a taste of their own medicine when they tried to loot a young army officer in Sector 12, Noida on Tuesday.
Updated on Jan 26, 2015 03:39 AM IST
Severed torso of woman found in a drain in Noida
A severed torso of an unidentified woman was found in a drain near Surbhi Hospital located in Sector 35 area of Noida on Tuesday morning. The head, arms, legs, hips and all reproductive organs were chopped off from the body.
Updated on Jan 07, 2015 08:12 AM IST
Greater Noida: 3 girls killed in accident after party
The accident occurred around 2am on Thursday when altogether six were returning to Greater Noida in a car after celebrating New Year’s Eve at Agra. Police suspect the driver lost control and rammed a divider.
Updated on Jan 02, 2015 12:06 AM IST
In pics: Massive 27-car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, 2 killed
Two persons were killed and 40, including six British tourists, were injured in a massive pile-up of 27 vehicles triggered by dense fog, at the Yamuna Expressway Wednesday morning. The accident led to another pile-up on the opposite lane, police said.
Updated on Dec 25, 2014 09:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand, Greaternoida
I apologise: Failed thief writes touching letter to bank in Noida
Hastily scribbled note on Canara Bank's letterhead blames inflation and unemployment for robbery attempt. The incident was reported on Monday morning when the staff of Canara Bank of Sector 6 in Noida found the locks of the doors broken.
Updated on Dec 23, 2014 11:57 AM IST
8-yr-old ‘abducted’, kept as domestic help for 5yrs
An eight-year-old boy was rescued by the Noida police on Sunday from a flat in sector 20 where he had been forced to work as a domestic help for five years.
Updated on Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM IST
Earphones drown horn, 2 Noida bikers run over
The victims, identified as Shahwaz, 24, and Maange, 21, were riding a Hero Splendor bike and reportedly had earphones on when the accident took place. Police said both the bodies were recovered with the earphones still dangling from their ears.
Updated on Oct 20, 2014 02:00 AM IST
Noida: Wall adjoining school collapses, one dead
The incident took place in Sector 49 in Noida at 11:30am, after the boundry wall of an under-construction building collapsed. The children were said to be in the garden adjoing the wall, while the class was being held outside, when the incident took place.
Updated on Oct 17, 2014 12:46 AM IST
Foreign investor participation likely to be limited: Experts
After allowing qualified foreign investors (QFIs) to invest in equities indirectly through the mutual fund (MF) route in August, the government on Sunday paved the way for QFIs to invest in Indian equities directly as well. Abhishek Anand reports.
Updated on Jan 06, 2012 10:06 PM IST
Small savings saw a year of positive regulations
Recommendations by the Shyamala Gopinath committee were accepted by the government, making small savings instruments market-linked. Abhishek Anand reports.
Updated on Dec 30, 2011 10:15 PM IST
Consolidated account statement
Unlike a normal account statement issued by a mutual fund (MF) house, which provides details of a particular folio or a scheme, I provide the status of all your folios in different fund houses at one place.
Updated on Dec 03, 2011 12:21 AM IST
Are market-linked small savings attractive?
After months of deliberation on the recommendation of the Shyamala Gopinath committee, which was constituted to comprehensively review various parameters of the National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), the government on Friday accepted most of them. Here is what your small savings will look like now.
Updated on Nov 19, 2011 01:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran
No pre-payment penalty for housing finance borrowers
If you are an existing home loan customer, you have reason to cheer: you will not be charged a prepayment penalty and you will not be at a disadvantage in comparison with new customers. But where do buyers exactly stand to gain? A rundown.
Updated on Oct 28, 2011 09:28 PM IST
You can get a loan against the rent you are yet to receive
If you have rented out a property to an individual or a company, it can come handy during an emergency. You can get a loan against the rent you are yet to receive in the future from your tenant.
Updated on Oct 14, 2011 10:42 PM IST
How a weak R will weaken your finances
The rupee has depreciated close to 10% in the last one month against the US dollar. It fell to almost 50 against a dollar on September 23 from 44.4 in July-end and is now around 49. Sonali Chowdhury & Abhishek Anand report. How the rupee bites
Updated on Oct 08, 2011 02:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySonali Chowdhury & Abhishek Anand
Do pre-approved loans work for you?
A pre-approved loan is one that is approved for a purpose before the need for it actually arises. The most common are pre-approved personal loans, but home and car loans, too, get pre-approved. Abhishek Anand reports.
Updated on Sep 09, 2011 10:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand, Nw Delhi
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Imagine not having access to money for 10-12 days, especially at a time when you need to clear pending bills. And that too for no real fault of yours.
Updated on Aug 06, 2011 12:16 AM IST
Looking for a loan? Contact an arranger for help
The slogan on the hoarding caught your eye: “No paperwork, get loan in 7 days.” You quickly jotted down the phone number but wondered how an entity, other than a bank or a lending institution, can assist you in getting a loan.
Updated on Jul 08, 2011 09:14 PM IST
None | ByAbhishek Anand
Are you ready to pay for guarantees?
To make sure that the money you invest comes back to you while you get to dabble into the markets sounds good. But there are a few costs that such a guarantee may entail — performance and features and in some even high charges. Abhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran report. How capital safety products are fairing
Updated on Jun 18, 2011 01:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran