Vaibhav Jha

Vaibhav Jha

Vaibhav Jha reports on education, health and residents welfare association in Noida and Greater Noida. As a reporter in HT’s Jaipur bureau, he wrote extensively on issues such as atrocities on Dalits and saffronization of education.

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The Noida team of UP Special Task Force arrested six gang members and seized a bulletproof Scorpio SUV in Greater Noida on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.(HT Photo)
The Noida team of UP Special Task Force arrested six gang members and seized a bulletproof Scorpio SUV in Greater Noida on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.(HT Photo)

Delhi cop among six gangsters held in Greater Noida by UP STF, bulletproof SUV seized

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 10:12 AM IST
The Delhi Police head constable, who was arrested along with five members of the gang, has been identified as Jagat Singh Nagar. He is a native of Dankaur and currently posted at Daryaganj Crime Branch in New Delhi.
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At ‘Gau-Lok’, a shelter in Jalpura village, 200 cows, buffaloes, bulls and calves died between January 1 and March 7.(Sourced)
At ‘Gau-Lok’, a shelter in Jalpura village, 200 cows, buffaloes, bulls and calves died between January 1 and March 7.(Sourced)

200 cattle dead in 2 months at shelter in Greater Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 03:25 AM IST
According to caretakers at ‘Gau-Lok’, a shelter in Jalpura village in Ecotech 3 area of Greater Noida, the cows, buffaloes, bulls and calves died due to various reasons between January 1 and March 7.
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Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, three-time Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member of legislative assembly (MLA) and two-time Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister, Vedram Bhati, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in Greater Noida.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, three-time Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member of legislative assembly (MLA) and two-time Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister, Vedram Bhati, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in Greater Noida.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Veteran BSP leader Vedram Bhati joins BJP in Greater Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 04:56 AM IST
Hailing from Girdharpur in Greater Noida, Vedram Bhati was part in the BSP since 1991 when he joined active politics. In his 28-year-old tenure in politics, Bhati was an MLA three times between 2002 and 2017 and cabinet minister twice during Mayawati’s tenure as the UP chief minister. He was the MLA of Sikandrabad from 2002-07 and 2007-12 and the MLA of Jewar from 2012-17.
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A 60-year-old former army officer and anti-corruption crusader was shot at by two unidentified men at his residence at a village in Greater Noida’s Jewar Wednesday morning, police said.(AFP File Photo)
A 60-year-old former army officer and anti-corruption crusader was shot at by two unidentified men at his residence at a village in Greater Noida’s Jewar Wednesday morning, police said.(AFP File Photo)

60-year-old anti-corruption activist shot at in Greater Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 04:25 AM IST
According to police, the victim, Shyam Singh Nirmal, was the founder-president of Bhrashtachar Niwaran Samiti, and had retired from his post of director, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh State Highways Authority six months ago.
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The arrested suspects were identified as Shubham Rawat, Kaushal Gupta and Sumit Singh Bisht.(Sourced)
The arrested suspects were identified as Shubham Rawat, Kaushal Gupta and Sumit Singh Bisht.(Sourced)

Noida: Pub staff held for cloning debit/credit cards

By Vaibhav Jha | Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 02:27 AM IST
According to the police, the three arrested suspects were stealing as much as Rs 30,000 on weekends from customers’ debit and credit cards using a cloning device installed on the card reader machine of the pub.
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Two weeks after a cash van replenishing an SBI ATM kiosk was attacked and Rs 40 lakh cash was looted from it in Sector 82 of Noida in broad daylight(Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Two weeks after a cash van replenishing an SBI ATM kiosk was attacked and Rs 40 lakh cash was looted from it in Sector 82 of Noida in broad daylight(Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

ATM cash van loot: Three held in Noida, Rs 24 lakh recovered, no trace of Rs 16 lakh

By Vaibhav Jha | Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 02:13 AM IST
According to officers, while one of three suspects was nabbed by the public on the day of the incident, the other two were arrested on Sunday evening in Greater Noida during an operation against traffic violators in the city.
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FIR against former Greater Noida CEO, others over land acquisition(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
FIR against former Greater Noida CEO, others over land acquisition(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

FIR against former Greater Noida CEO, others over land acquisition

By Vaibhav Jha | Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 03:46 AM IST
The complainants in the case are Bisrakh village residents Kuldeep Singh, Shashi and Mukta Mohini. They had approached the court claiming that the police had refused to file an FIR.
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Over 25,000 litres of distilled alcohol was seized from the man’s godown in Badalpur, Greater Noida.
Over 25,000 litres of distilled alcohol was seized from the man’s godown in Badalpur, Greater Noida.

Noida logistics firm owner arrested for selling liquor to cartels in UP, Bihar

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 04:33 AM IST
Police arrested seven persons, including the director of a Noida-based logistics company, for allegedly pilfering and supplying liquor to cartels in UP and Bihar, a dry state. The suspects allegedly pilfered the liquor while transporting it from distilleries to bottling units across the country.
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This is the tenth Passport Seva Kendra in Uttar Pradesh.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
This is the tenth Passport Seva Kendra in Uttar Pradesh.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Noida gets its very own passport seva kendra

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 03:32 AM IST
The decision came after the ministry of external affairs gave the green signal to start a centre in Noida, owing to the huge population of the twin cities in the district.
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To understand the challenges libraries face in the digitalised world, the participants would be trained in the latest software to manage “hybrid libraries”.(Picture for representation)
To understand the challenges libraries face in the digitalised world, the participants would be trained in the latest software to manage “hybrid libraries”.(Picture for representation)

Workshop to train library professionals in latest software

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2019 04:38 AM IST
As many as 20 library professionals from across the country would be attending a three-day ‘mobile workshop’ as they travel from Greater Noida to Mathura learning new trends in the trade.
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An FIR has been filed against Teja Gujjar, a member of the BJP’s district unit (pictured), his brother Jay Singh, Parvindar Nagar , Subodh Kumar and Shahabuddin .(Sourced)
An FIR has been filed against Teja Gujjar, a member of the BJP’s district unit (pictured), his brother Jay Singh, Parvindar Nagar , Subodh Kumar and Shahabuddin .(Sourced)

UP BJP leader, four others booked for forcing 95-year-old to hand over land

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 08:46 AM IST
Police have booked a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and four other persons for allegedly abducting, assaulting and forcing a 95-year-old man to sign property papers in a village under the Knowledge Park area of Greater Noida.
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SBI ATM security guard shows bullets that were fired outside the ATM at Kendriya Vihar 2 society in Sector 82, in Noida, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ HT Photo)
SBI ATM security guard shows bullets that were fired outside the ATM at Kendriya Vihar 2 society in Sector 82, in Noida, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ HT Photo)

‘Just like in movies’: As cash and bullets fly, people loot over Rs 20 lakh robbed by armed men in Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Like every day, the 35-year-old had parked his vehicle outside Gate Number 2 of Kendriya Vihar 2 society in Noida’s Sector 82, adjacent to an SBI ATM kiosk and right next to the under-construction inter-state bus terminal.
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Police said they have started a probe regarding the working of Uber services and ascertain the corrective steps that need to be taken.(AFP)
Police said they have started a probe regarding the working of Uber services and ascertain the corrective steps that need to be taken.(AFP)

Police book Uber for negligence after woman passenger raped by driver in Greater Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 01:10 PM IST
The development comes after the preliminary investigation in the rape case showed laxity on the part of Noida-based office management of Uber, police said.
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BSP district vice president Updesh Nagar with his accomplice Neetu Walia.(Sourced photo)
BSP district vice president Updesh Nagar with his accomplice Neetu Walia.(Sourced photo)

BSP functionary, woman arrested for trying to ‘honey trap’ former UP minister

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 09:18 AM IST
Police arrested Updesh Nagar, a BSP member of Greater Noida and Neelu Walia, a resident of Ghaziabad, for allegedly planning to catch former UP minister Kartar Nagar in a comprising position and later extract monetary and political gains from him.
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The woman had booked the cab on Uber app on the night of February 5 from her friend’s residence in Greater Noida to her home in Greater Noida West, a ride that would have taken her on a route that sees little night traffic.(Reurers)
The woman had booked the cab on Uber app on the night of February 5 from her friend’s residence in Greater Noida to her home in Greater Noida West, a ride that would have taken her on a route that sees little night traffic.(Reurers)

Unregistered driver rapes 26-year-old tech firm employee in Uber in Greater Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 08:41 AM IST
The accused was identified as Aarav Yadav from Nuh in Haryana, a police official said. He was driving using the credentials of one Joginder, a resident of Mahendragarh in Haryana, whose name and details flashed on the mobile application when the woman made the booking.
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Police said the accused -- the woman’s husband and two other men - are on the run and the CCTV footage is being examined to find more leads.(AFP / Representative Photo)
Police said the accused -- the woman’s husband and two other men - are on the run and the CCTV footage is being examined to find more leads.(AFP / Representative Photo)

Noida man breaks into his house, steals jewellery, money meant for wife’s cancer treatment: Cops

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 11:45 AM IST
The alleged incident took place in the evening of January 29 when the woman was not at home. She alleged that her husband stole the money and jewellery she had kept for her treatment.
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The bridge that collapsed in Hoshiyarpur village of Noida’s Sector 52 on Saturday night.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
The bridge that collapsed in Hoshiyarpur village of Noida’s Sector 52 on Saturday night.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

Groom falls in drain after bridge collapses due to ‘baraat’ dance in Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 09:46 PM IST
Fifteen persons, part of a wedding procession (baraat), including the groom, fell into a drain when the bridge they were dancing on collapsed in Hoshiyarpur village of Noida’s Sector 52 on Saturday night.
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The tempestuous storm, eyewitnesses said, destroyed pucca houses within seconds,(HT Photo)
The tempestuous storm, eyewitnesses said, destroyed pucca houses within seconds,(HT Photo)

Greater Noida storm destroys 150 houses, 1,000 rendered homeless

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 09:13 AM IST
The residents of the village, meanwhile, said they themselves started rescue operation soon after several residents were crushed underneath the piles of bricks. Dadri SDM says houses demolished were illegal, no compensation
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Onlookers maintained that the fire officials decided to break the windows after the hydraulic ladder allegedly failed to work, fire department officials said they had brought the ladder just as a precautionary measure.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Onlookers maintained that the fire officials decided to break the windows after the hydraulic ladder allegedly failed to work, fire department officials said they had brought the ladder just as a precautionary measure.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Noida Metro Hospital fire:Onlookers say hydraulic ladder failed, fire officials deny claim

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Aman Sharma, deputy director of fire services, said the hydraulic machines were not used since the hospital building was not tall enough.
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ources said the fire was caused due to a gas leakage.(HT Photo)
ources said the fire was caused due to a gas leakage.(HT Photo)

Over 60 patients rescued after fire at Noida’s Metro Hospital

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 04:21 PM IST
The fire, which started at around 11.45am on the third floor of the hospital at a busy intersection in Noida’s Sector 12, was doused after 2pm by the fire safety department of Noida Police.
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According to the police, the accused revealed how he duped a Noida citizen on Monday evening and fled with his Honda Amaze car.(HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)
According to the police, the accused revealed how he duped a Noida citizen on Monday evening and fled with his Honda Amaze car.(HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)

Man posing as priest held in Noida after crashing Honda Amaze car he stole day earlier

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The incident took place around 9pm on Tuesday, when a team from Ecotech 3 police station responded to a call on the emergency helpline regarding an accident in Jalpura village of Greater Noida. According to the complainant, the victim had crashed the car into a tree and asked a passerby to call the police.
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Wildlife experts, on the basis of photographs, said the animal could possibly be a leopard. But forest officials have disputed the claim.(Sourced Photo)
Wildlife experts, on the basis of photographs, said the animal could possibly be a leopard. But forest officials have disputed the claim.(Sourced Photo)

Greater Noida residents spot ‘leopard’, forest officers say it’s a fishing cat

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 01:00 PM IST
A resident of Greater Noida west clicked a picture of the animal when his driver spotted it stumbling upon the service road near the drain. The photo soon began circulating on Whatsapp groups.
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Around 60 Musilm women workers offered namaz on the rooftop of a factory in Noida sector 64 on Friday.(Vaibhav Jha/ HT)
Around 60 Musilm women workers offered namaz on the rooftop of a factory in Noida sector 64 on Friday.(Vaibhav Jha/ HT)

In a first, Noida company provides space to women workers to offer Friday namaz

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 03:24 PM IST
January 11, falling on a Friday, witnessed over 60 Muslim women employees of a garment company in A-block of Sector 64 head towards the factory’s roof to offer prayers. The women claimed that each Friday, they get a break of one hour, from 1pm to 2pm, to offer prayers and have lunch
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CCTV footage provided by the school management shows the three children were in the washroom for three or four minutes, during which over a dozen other students and a member of staff were also seen entering the space.(AFP File / Photo used for representational purpose)
CCTV footage provided by the school management shows the three children were in the washroom for three or four minutes, during which over a dozen other students and a member of staff were also seen entering the space.(AFP File / Photo used for representational purpose)

16-year-old boy apprehended for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old in school toilet in Greater Noida

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 09:16 AM IST
The incident allegedly happened on October 31 during an inter-school competition at the 16-year-old boy’s school. On November 3, the father of the 14-year-old complained to police against the 16-year-old and his Class 12 classmate.
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Mangled remains of the car involved in an accident on the Yamuna expressway on Tuesday morning.(HT Photo)
Mangled remains of the car involved in an accident on the Yamuna expressway on Tuesday morning.(HT Photo)

Woman, her fiance among 3 killed after their car rams into truck on Yamuna Expressway

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2019 01:22 PM IST
At the time of the incident, there was dense fog on the road that resulted in low visibility and could have contributed to the accident, said police.
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The victim had first approached the police in December 2018 regarding a complaint of sexual harassment against her colleagues. After probing the matter, police had filed a case against five persons of the mobile company for allegedly not taking any action when the victim had approached him with the complaint.(AP File)
The victim had first approached the police in December 2018 regarding a complaint of sexual harassment against her colleagues. After probing the matter, police had filed a case against five persons of the mobile company for allegedly not taking any action when the victim had approached him with the complaint.(AP File)

2 employees of Vivo India held for posting lewd comments on woman colleague’s FB page

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 08:45 AM IST
According to police, an initial probe revealed that Bahuguna typed lewd comments on the Facebook timeline of the female employee whereas Kishan Chand had verbally abused her.
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Although no suicide note was found from the spot, police suspect the duo may have been involved in a relationship. Police said the man was scheduled to get married to another woman in the next few days(File)
Although no suicide note was found from the spot, police suspect the duo may have been involved in a relationship. Police said the man was scheduled to get married to another woman in the next few days(File)

Two teenagers hang selves inside shut Greater Noida school

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2019 01:28 PM IST
The parents of both victims have given in writing that they had disapproved of their relationship in the past and had opposed it, due to which the duo might have taken the extreme step
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Residents of the shanties say that they have lost all their documents in the fire.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Residents of the shanties say that they have lost all their documents in the fire.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Fire destroys 250 shanties, leaves 1,000 homeless in Noida village

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:04 AM IST
As many as 250 shanties were destroyed and over 1,000 men, women and children were left homeless in the cold after fire broke out in a dwelling of scrap dealers in Sarfabad village of Noida Sector 73 on Friday morning.
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The deceased was identified as Narayan Kumar Shende (65), a retired manager with Castrol India, who lived in NSG society, after separating from his wife, son and daughter.(AFP)
The deceased was identified as Narayan Kumar Shende (65), a retired manager with Castrol India, who lived in NSG society, after separating from his wife, son and daughter.(AFP)

Body of retired Castrol manager found 20 days after he committed suicide

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 09:06 AM IST
The deceased was identified as Narayan Kumar Shende (65), a retired manager with Castrol India, who lived in NSG society, after separating from his wife, son and daughter.
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(Standing, second from left) Karamveer, a former lineman with NTPC, in police custody. He was fired in last July for alleged irregularities.(Police handout)
(Standing, second from left) Karamveer, a former lineman with NTPC, in police custody. He was fired in last July for alleged irregularities.(Police handout)

Upset over being fired, man takes NTPC engineer’s wife, daughter hostage

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2019 12:07 PM IST
Police said the accused, Karamveer, worked for around five years as a lineman with the NTPC till last July when he was fired for alleged irregularities. He allegedly targeted the family of junior engineer Rajesh Kumar Rai, who he believed was responsible for his sacking.
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