Ashni Dhaor

Ashni Dhaor is a correspondent with Hindustan Times. She covers crime, education, health, politics, civic issues and environment in Ghaziabad city. She graduated from Delhi University in 2015 and has since been working with Hindustan Times since.

Articles by Ashni Dhaor

GB Nagar police left to make do with old, battered vehicles

According to the Gautam Budh Nagar police commissionerate headquarters, at least 66 vehicles have become defunct and are awaiting to be replaced

GB Nagar police currently have 397 vehicles in its fleet. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
GB Nagar police currently have 397 vehicles in its fleet. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 11:37 PM IST
By, Noida

Over 70 people including Mange Ram Tyagi booked for protesting at Noida’s Grand Omaxe

On Tuesday evening, around 100 people from the Tyagi community from nearby districts gathered outside Grand Omaxe society and demanded action against other residents who have allegedly encroached upon common areas

Shrikant Tyagi’s family members planted around 15 large palm trees in front of their house on Tuesday afternoon, even as Noida police and authority officials looked on. (HT Photo)
Shrikant Tyagi’s family members planted around 15 large palm trees in front of their house on Tuesday afternoon, even as Noida police and authority officials looked on. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Noida Police send notice to five authority officials in Sector 21 wall collapse case

A portion of the boundary wall of Jal Vayu Vihar had collapsed on September 21 while the workers were cleaning a drain adjacent to it. Four daily wagers were crushed to death, while eight more standing nearby sustained injuries

The Gautam Budh Nagar Police has cordoned off the area pertaining to the investigation in the wall collapse case last week. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The Gautam Budh Nagar Police has cordoned off the area pertaining to the investigation in the wall collapse case last week. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 12:00 AM IST

Nigerian, among five held for smuggling SIM cards, drugs in Greater Noida

Greater Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar police on Tuesday arrested five suspects, including a foreign national, for allegedly smuggling drugs and fake SIM cards in Greater Noida

Around 700 SIM cards and drugs worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 lakh were recovered from the five suspects in Greater Noida on Tuesday. (Sourced)
Around 700 SIM cards and drugs worth 20 lakh were recovered from the five suspects in Greater Noida on Tuesday. (Sourced)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 12:32 AM IST

Noida cops launch verification drive of domestic helps

Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar police on Tuesday initiated a drive to carry out police verification of domestic helps working across the district

Noida cops launch verification drive of domestic helps
Noida cops launch verification drive of domestic helps
Published on Sep 28, 2022 12:27 AM IST

Two domestic helpers flee with valuables after lacing soup with drug in Noida, one held

Noida: Four members of a family in Noida were allegedly poisoned and their valuables stolen by two domestic workers on Sunday evening

Two domestic helpers flee with valuables after lacing soup with drug in Noida, one held
Two domestic helpers flee with valuables after lacing soup with drug in Noida, one held
Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:59 PM IST

Probe initiated after woman claims her daughter was molested by ‘cop’

According to Usnani, the woman alleged that on September 16, police personnel took his daughter with him on a motorcycle while she was not at home. “The daughter was dropped back home by another man. The girl told her mother that near Kharipur village, the police official was touching her inappropriately and she started crying”, he said

Probe initiated after woman claims her daughter was molested by ‘cop’
Probe initiated after woman claims her daughter was molested by ‘cop’
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:31 AM IST

Stage set for Ramlila festivities in Noida, Greater Noida

In Greater Noida, a 55-feet long bow and arrow will be the main highlight at the Ramlila organised by Shri Ramlila Committee (SRC) at the Site 4 ground

Noida, India- September 24, 2022: An artist works on an idol of Sherawali Mata at a workshop ahead of Navratri, in Noida, India, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Noida, India- September 24, 2022: An artist works on an idol of Sherawali Mata at a workshop ahead of Navratri, in Noida, India, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:28 AM IST

Durga Puja committees in Noida gear up for a grand festival after a two-year hiatus

Since full-scale celebrations are happening after a gap of two years, organisers have planned various events on the sidelines of the Durga Puja

Pandal preparations underway at Noida Kalibari in Sector 26 ahead of Durga Puja. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT)
Pandal preparations underway at Noida Kalibari in Sector 26 ahead of Durga Puja. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 11:33 PM IST

Main suspect in Noida’s Sector 21 wall collapse case arrested

The main suspect named in the FIR for the death of four daily wagers in the Sector 21 wall collapse was arrested by the Gautam Budh Nagar police on Friday

Main suspect in Noida’s Sector 21 wall collapse case arrested
Main suspect in Noida’s Sector 21 wall collapse case arrested
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:55 PM IST

Noida: Police to book one more person for Sector 21 wall collapse

A 40m boundary wall of Jal Vayu Vihar Apartments collapsed on Tuesday morning while 12 people were cleaning the drain adjacent to it. Among the four killed were two minors, while eight others were also injured.

Police teams have gone to Badaun on Thursday to record statements of the workers who survived the collapse. (Hindustan Times)
Police teams have gone to Badaun on Thursday to record statements of the workers who survived the collapse. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 11:18 PM IST
By, Noida

Four held for thrashing man on suspicion of child theft in Noida

According to police, the victim, identified as Rahul, a resident of Gejha village, was roaming in Yakubpur dressed as a woman on Sunday. A rumour spread that he is a child kidnapper following which he was beaten up

A video of the incident surfaced on social media on Tuesday evening, following which police took suo moto cognizance of the incident and asked the victim to file a complaint. (Video grab/HT Photo)
A video of the incident surfaced on social media on Tuesday evening, following which police took suo moto cognizance of the incident and asked the victim to file a complaint. (Video grab/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 11:47 PM IST

Contractor booked for Noida wall collapse still at large, survivors demand his arrest

Harish Chander, deputy commissioner of police, Noida, said teams have been deployed to nab the absconding suspect

The 40m boundary wall of Jal Vayu Vihar collapsed on Tuesday morning while 12 workers were cleaning the drain adjacent to it as part of a drain repair work award by the Noida authority. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The 40m boundary wall of Jal Vayu Vihar collapsed on Tuesday morning while 12 workers were cleaning the drain adjacent to it as part of a drain repair work award by the Noida authority. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 11:17 PM IST

Four repairing drain killed as wall collapses in Noida’s Sector 21, one held for negligence

Five people were rescued from under the debris, said police. “While three were sent to the district hospital in Sector 30, two were sent to a private hospital in Sector 27. The district hospital later told us that two of the three people were brought dead while the third person is undergoing treatment there,” said the DCP

Noida, India- September 20, 2022: Brother of Pushpendra, a victim of the wall collapse incident breaks down outside the mortuary at sector 30, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Noida, India- September 20, 2022: Brother of Pushpendra, a victim of the wall collapse incident breaks down outside the mortuary at sector 30, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 12:24 AM IST

Noida wall collapse: ‘Bystanders were taking videos instead of helping those trapped’

There were 12 people hired to clean and repair the drain when the wall collapsed on them. Ten of them belonged to Badaun district, about 230km from Noida, while two belonged to Sambhal district, about 150km from the city. Among the four dead were two minors, aged 15 and 17 years, said officials

Rescue operation underway at Sector 21 in Noida on Tuesday. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT)
Rescue operation underway at Sector 21 in Noida on Tuesday. (Sunil Ghosh/ HT)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 12:20 AM IST

Boundary wall collapses in Noida's Jal Vayu Vihar society, 4 dead

Officials said a total of 13 people were carrying out drain cleaning work adjacent to the wall when it collapsed around 10.15am

Those who died belonged to Badaun district of UP. (HT Photo | Sunil Ghosh)
Those who died belonged to Badaun district of UP. (HT Photo | Sunil Ghosh)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 11:19 AM IST

Gautam Budh Nagar police kicks off women safety drive in public places

The women safety wing of the Gautam Budh Nagar police kicked off on Monday a campaign to strengthen security in public places for the safety of women and issued “red cards (warning cards)” to those caught troubling or misbehaving with women

Gautam Budh Nagar police kicks off women safety drive in public places
Gautam Budh Nagar police kicks off women safety drive in public places
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 11:59 PM IST

Three arrested for smuggling drugs in Greater Noida

The Gautam Budh Nagar Police, in a joint operation with a SWAT team on Sunday, arrested three people for allegedly smuggling drugs such as California weed, MDMA, ecstasy worth over ₹29 lakh and supplying them to college students across the country, including in Noida and Greater Noida

Three arrested for smuggling drugs in Greater Noida
Three arrested for smuggling drugs in Greater Noida
Published on Sep 19, 2022 11:52 PM IST

Airport project puts development in Jewar on fast track

Jewar is now known for being the venue of Asia’s largest upcoming airport — the Noida International Airport

About 60 kilometres away from Noida city, Jewar lies on the northeast bank of the Yamuna river. It was named after sage Maharishi Jawli. Until 1997, it was part of Bulandshahr district before merging with Gautam Budh Nagar. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
About 60 kilometres away from Noida city, Jewar lies on the northeast bank of the Yamuna river. It was named after sage Maharishi Jawli. Until 1997, it was part of Bulandshahr district before merging with Gautam Budh Nagar. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 11:51 PM IST

Special squad of Noida police to ensure safety of cyclists

DCP Chander informed that a cycling squad of police personnel will be created soon and he will ensure heavy patrolling on routes taken by the cyclists.The meeting comes two days after a woman cyclist was allegedly molested and pushed by a biker at Sector 52 in Noida

Special squad of Noida police to ensure safety of cyclists
Special squad of Noida police to ensure safety of cyclists
Published on Sep 16, 2022 12:17 AM IST

Woman alleges sexual assault of 4-year-old daughter at private school, probe on

According to Meenakshi Katyayan, deputy commissioner of police (women safety), a case has been registered under Section 376 AB (rape on a woman under twelve years of age) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

According to the woman’s complaint, the alleged incident took place on September 7. (Photo for representation)
According to the woman’s complaint, the alleged incident took place on September 7. (Photo for representation)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 12:13 AM IST

Noida cops hold meeting with elderly residents in Arun Vihar, raise cyber awareness

Arun Vihar township consists of 5,000 flats spread over Sectors 29, 28 and 37 with over 80% residents aged over 60 years old. The residential area is majorly occupied by retired army and defence personnel

The residents also said that a beat constable should be deputed in Arun Vihar in order to help senior citizens and those who are living alone. (HT Photo)
The residents also said that a beat constable should be deputed in Arun Vihar in order to help senior citizens and those who are living alone. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 11:31 PM IST

Upset over pending payment, man sets luxury car on fire in Noida

Upset at not being paid for the tile work he had done, a 40-year-old contractor allegedly set fire to the luxury car of a property builder in Noida on Monday

Upset over pending payment, man sets luxury car on fire in Noida
Upset over pending payment, man sets luxury car on fire in Noida
Published on Sep 14, 2022 11:24 PM IST

Man caught on CCTV camera setting afire Mercedes car in Noida held

Police said that Ranveer from Bihar was upset with the car owner over the non-payment of his dues of over ₹2 lakh.

The man was caught on CCTV camera allegedly setting afire the car. (Twitter)
The man was caught on CCTV camera allegedly setting afire the car. (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 05:51 PM IST

Man booked for creating fake social media profile of IPS officer

Harish Chander, the deputy commissioner of police (Noida) informed that an FIR under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other relevant sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act were registered on Tuesday against the suspect, identified as Rishi Saini, a resident of Jalaun

Man booked for creating fake social media profile of IPS officer
Man booked for creating fake social media profile of IPS officer
Published on Sep 13, 2022 11:36 PM IST

Woman cyclist molested in Noida’s Sector 52

A woman cyclist was allegedly molested and pushed by an unidentified commuter on a two-wheeler near Sector 52 in Noida on Tuesday morning

Woman cyclist molested in Noida’s Sector 52
Woman cyclist molested in Noida’s Sector 52
Published on Sep 13, 2022 11:27 PM IST

World Dairy Summit on course to become a carbon neutral event

One of the unique features of the four-day International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit 2022 (IDF WDS2022), which is currently underway at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, is that the event is designed to be carbon neutral

Greater Noida, Sep 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 organised at India Expo Centre and Mart, in Greater Noida on Monday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries are also seen. (ANI Photo/ PIB) (ANI/ PIB)
Greater Noida, Sep 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 organised at India Expo Centre and Mart, in Greater Noida on Monday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries are also seen. (ANI Photo/ PIB) (ANI/ PIB)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 11:23 PM IST

CM Adityanath directs Noida, Greater Noida and Yeida to fund GB University

The Gautam Buddha University (GBU) came into existence in 2008 and is spread over 455 acres. The varsity has 4,500 students and 500 faculty members, including 250 guest faculties. The Noida authority and Greater Noida authority have been funding the university since it started operation

CM Adityanath directs Noida, Greater Noida and Yeida to fund GB University
CM Adityanath directs Noida, Greater Noida and Yeida to fund GB University
Published on Sep 13, 2022 04:10 PM IST

Electric vehicles should be easily available to the public, says Gzb MP VK Singh

Organisers said that over 200 companies have participated in the three-day electronic motor vehicle show EV India 2022 and over 50 startup EV companies are showcasing at the Expo Mart in Greater Noida

Speaking at the event, VK Singh said, “I feel proud to say that India has successfully tested alternative sources of fuel and petrol such as green hydrogen and bioethanol which will soon be available to the people at affordable prices. Moreover, India is progressing better than any other country in the world in terms of electric vehicles”. (HT Photo)
Speaking at the event, VK Singh said, “I feel proud to say that India has successfully tested alternative sources of fuel and petrol such as green hydrogen and bioethanol which will soon be available to the people at affordable prices. Moreover, India is progressing better than any other country in the world in terms of electric vehicles”. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 04:58 PM IST

Doctor booked for alleged medical negligence after minor’s death in GB Nagar

Officials said that the body was sent for an autopsy. “However, the exact cause of death couldn’t be ascertained by the autopsy and viscera has been preserved,” said the SHO

Police identified the suspect as one Dr Alam, who runs a small clinic in Sarfabad village, and said he treated the boy for a stomachache on Sunday, but the boy later died. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Police identified the suspect as one Dr Alam, who runs a small clinic in Sarfabad village, and said he treated the boy for a stomachache on Sunday, but the boy later died. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2022 02:37 AM IST
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