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

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.
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)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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200 cattle dead in 2 months at shelter in Greater Noida

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.
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)
Published on Mar 09, 2019 03:25 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Veteran BSP leader Vedram Bhati joins BJP in Greater Noida

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.
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)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 04:56 AM IST
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60-year-old anti-corruption activist shot at in Greater Noida

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.
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)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 04:25 AM IST
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Noida: Pub staff held for cloning debit/credit cards

According to the police, the three arrested suspects were stealing as much as 30,000 on weekends from customers’ debit and credit cards using a cloning device installed on the card reader machine of the pub.
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)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 02:27 AM IST
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ATM cash van loot: Three held in Noida, 24 lakh recovered, no trace of 16 lakh

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.
Two weeks after a cash van replenishing an SBI ATM kiosk was attacked and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>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 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)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 02:13 AM IST
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FIR against former Greater Noida CEO, others over land acquisition

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.
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)
Published on Mar 03, 2019 03:46 AM IST
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Noida logistics firm owner arrested for selling liquor to cartels in UP, Bihar

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.
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.
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 04:33 AM IST
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Noida gets its very own passport seva kendra

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.
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)
Published on Feb 28, 2019 03:32 AM IST
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Workshop to train library professionals in latest software

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.
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)
Published on Feb 25, 2019 04:38 AM IST
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UP BJP leader, four others booked for forcing 95-year-old to hand over land

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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‘Just like in movies’: As cash and bullets fly, people loot over Rs 20 lakh robbed by armed men in Noida

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 10:10 AM IST
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Police book Uber for negligence after woman passenger raped by driver in Greater Noida

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 01:10 PM IST
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BSP functionary, woman arrested for trying to ‘honey trap’ former UP minister

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 09:18 AM IST
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Unregistered driver rapes 26-year-old tech firm employee in Uber in Greater Noida

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.
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)
Published on Feb 15, 2019 08:41 AM IST
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Noida man breaks into his house, steals jewellery, money meant for wife’s cancer treatment: Cops

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 11:45 AM IST
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Groom falls in drain after bridge collapses due to ‘baraat’ dance in Noida

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 09:46 PM IST
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Greater Noida storm destroys 150 houses, 1,000 rendered homeless

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
The tempestuous storm, eyewitnesses said, destroyed pucca houses within seconds,(HT Photo)
The tempestuous storm, eyewitnesses said, destroyed pucca houses within seconds,(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 09:13 AM IST
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Noida Metro Hospital fire:Onlookers say hydraulic ladder failed, fire officials deny claim

Aman Sharma, deputy director of fire services, said the hydraulic machines were not used since the hospital building was not tall enough.
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)
Published on Feb 08, 2019 03:45 PM IST
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Over 60 patients rescued after fire at Noida’s Metro Hospital

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 04:21 PM IST
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Man posing as priest held in Noida after crashing Honda Amaze car he stole day earlier

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Greater Noida residents spot ‘leopard’, forest officers say it’s a fishing cat

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 01:00 PM IST
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In a first, Noida company provides space to women workers to offer Friday namaz

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
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)
Published on Jan 12, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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16-year-old boy apprehended for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old in school toilet in Greater Noida

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 09:16 AM IST
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Woman, her fiance among 3 killed after their car rams into truck on Yamuna Expressway

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.
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)
Published on Jan 09, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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2 employees of Vivo India held for posting lewd comments on woman colleague’s FB page

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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Two teenagers hang selves inside shut Greater Noida school

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
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)
Published on Jan 06, 2019 01:28 PM IST
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Fire destroys 250 shanties, leaves 1,000 homeless in Noida village

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 10:04 AM IST
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Body of retired Castrol manager found 20 days after he committed suicide

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 09:06 AM IST
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Upset over being fired, man takes NTPC engineer’s wife, daughter hostage

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.
(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)
Published on Jan 02, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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