Senior Correspondent, Hindustan Times. Reports on district administration, health, civic issues, and environmental concerns in Noida and Greater Noida. Graduated from MJP Rohilkhand University in 2015 and started career in journalism in 2016, at The Times of India, UP West (Bareilly, Rampur, Moradabad and Sambhal) where reported on a range of issues including crime and politics till November 2021. Working with Hindustan Times since June, 2023.
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The water bodies identified for plantation exercise are located in Sadullapur, Khedi, Vaidpura, Sheorajpur, Kailashpur and Sunpura
Looking at the increasing power demand and considering the problem of overloading, power substations have been planned at nine places—sectors 45, 75, 78, 145, 151, 155, 156, 162 and 164
According to hospital authorities, Renu Devi phoned her colleague Jyoti and asked her to reach there and help deliver the woman of the baby. Both Roshni and her newborn girl were later rushed to Sharda Hospital for further treatment
The facility was a longstanding demand of the area’s residents due to absence of a space for organising events or other activities
Noida authority chief executive officer Lokesh M said while the newly opened facility will benefit residents by enabling them to organise community programmes and cultural events at the club
The authorities planned to launch the crackdown on defaulting units also after residents complained of chocking of sewers and drains
Horticulture officials, however, said various works are being carried out to make the residential areas better in Noida
Gautam Budh Nagar Ganga committee calls for action against floodplain encroachments in Noida area, demands pollution-free water bodies and phytoremediation.
Unsecured electric panel boxes pose a danger to the passersby and schoolchildren in Sector 28, residents said
The PVVNL had earlier proposed works to boost electricity infrastructure in Noida at a cost of ₹122 crore under centre government-funded scheme RDSS
Residents of the densely populated area have complained for a long time about the hanging cables that are in a dilapidated state and pose a risk to commuters
According to authority’s officials, the decision aims to tighten the noose against illegal encroachments that have come up in Greater Noida
The dedicated facility will focus on regular counselling of patients while creating awareness about the ill-effects of substance abuse
The joint committee report, produced by the GNIDA in NGT, has said that the authority is working to achieve 100% result so that sewage generated by pre-existing villages (existing before the constitution of GNIDA) is not thrown in the open, or drains, ponds, or protected areas
Parents in Gautam Budh Nagar can now obtain birth certificates for their newborns immediately after delivery, thanks to a new initiative by the district administration. The certificates are being issued at government health facilities to streamline the process and make it more efficient for parents. This move is part of the government's efforts to integrate digital technology into birth registration systems and make the process hassle-free for families. Birth certificates are essential for various official documents and serve as proof of identity, age, and Indian citizenship.
Activist Tongad had written to environment minister about vanishing trees and alleged discharge of ‘effluents’ into Greater Noida’s Surajpur Wetland
The order, issued to the district basic education department came in the light of the cold wave like conditions gripping the National Capital Region (NCR). Notably, government schools in the district usually function from 9am to 3pm during winters
On an average, 30 such cases are reported every month at the hospital in which the certificate has to be mandatorily issued for legal proceedings like first information report (FIR) registration, said officials
According to the IMD forecast, the minimum temperature in the district is likely to continue to hover around 5°C and maximum temperature between 18 and 19°C in the coming days
The Uttar Pradesh State Legal Services Authority will hold a special 'lok adalat' from January 29 to 31 to address grievances of power consumers, including disputes over power theft and outstanding bills. The lok adalat offers an alternative dispute resolution mechanism for consumers to settle their cases. The Uttar Pradesh government has been implementing measures to improve electricity services and combat power theft, with penalties totaling INR 51.47 crore ($6.9 million) imposed in Greater Noida since April 2022.
According to the district excise department, only a single opened bottle of liquor from another state is permitted to brought into Uttar Pradesh. Anything more than that would invite a penalty of ₹ 5,000
The weatherman has predicted similar weather conditions for the coming few days with the minimum temperature hovering around 4°C till January 15 and rising to 5-6°C thereafter
Between October, 2023 to January 9, 2024, the district administration has received a total of 60,790 applications for new voter ID cards and of these, 52,914 have been found to be valid
The NGT summoned the officials while hearing a petition filed by a local resident demanding protection of water bodies of Gautam Budh Nagar from encroachment, their restoration and management
The illegal activity has resulted in the destruction of the biodiversity of the wetland, which is a haven for winter migratory birds, environmentalists alleged
Schools in Noida and Greater Noida will remain closed for students up to class 8 until January 14 due to foggy weather and cold wave.
28 residential societies in Greater Noida have been served notices for not adhering to sewage treatment standards, leading to untreated sewage discharges. The societies have been asked to make their sewage treatment plants operational or functional. They have one week to respond.
Officials at Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited urged consumers to avail the scheme and settle their dues to avoid punitive action
The data show that the pollution levels in Ghaziabad improved, with majority of the days in 2023 witnessing “moderate” and “poor” category
The teachers who fell ill were admitted to Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), Kasna, where they were diagnosed with food poisoning