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22 half-burnt Nepal, Bangladesh, India passports found at Noida high rise

Updated on Jun 03, 2023 05:21 AM IST

14 of the 22 passports discovered belonged to Nepal, four to Bangladesh, and four to India.

Police said that the 22 passports belong to 20 people. “Out of four Bangladeshi passports two belong to two people each as their first passport seems to have expired and the second passport has been issued, both of which have been found,” he said. (HT Photo)

Private firms to take over upkeep of 32 Indirapuram road verges

The Ghaziabad Development Authority’s horticulture department spends about ₹25-30 lakh annually on maintenance of the central road verges

Officials of the authority’s horticulture department said that the outsourcing process and modalities will be finalised within this month. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 12:02 AM IST

Noida police bust 800 more illegal shell companies

Police said that when a chargesheet is filed in this case, provisions of the Gangster Act will be invoked because it is a matter of national security and a significant financial loss to the government

The fraud involved registering thousands of companies using stolen or forged identities and then using these companies to raise e-way bills and claim an input tax credit (ITC) from the government. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Wanted criminal with 50,000 reward killed in encounter in Ghaziabad

Monu Chaudhary, alias Vishal Chaudhary, 32, of Ukhlarsi in Muradnagar, was involved in two recent murders in Muradnagar and has a total of 13 heinous crimes registered against his name

Police at the site where Monu was killed in Ghaziabad on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 11:54 PM IST

20-year-old woman abducted in car, molested in Ghaziabad; two held

The woman managed to lower one of the car windows and screamed for help

According to investigators, the woman lives in a neighbourhood within the Link Road police station’s jurisdiction, as do the suspects, Kushant Rai, 35, and Prince Tiwari, 30. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 11:52 PM IST

After 14-yr battle, homebuyers relieved as HC dismisses farmers’ plea against Yeida

Yeida said on Friday that the high court’s refusal to quash the land acquisition would significantly benefit property buyers and allow the staff to complete the unfinished infrastructure projects

The move will assist Yeida in acquiring land, developing infrastructure, and providing possession to thousands of property buyers suffering for the past 14 years. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Two shops damaged in fire at Vaishali Metro station

At the Metro station, there were no passengers, and two fast food restaurants were on fire. One was completely destroyed, while the other was damaged, said fire officials

An electrical short-circuit is suspected as the cause of the fire. There were no injuries or deaths due to the incident, said fire officers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Ghaziabad to buy 347 vehicles for 100% door-to-door waste collection

According to officials, they have achieved approximately 80% coverage in the city with a population of 661,000 households

The corporation is already constructing five major waste transfer stations, each of which can store and compact 300 metric tonnes of solid waste. The city generates approximately 1400 metric tonnes of solid waste per day. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:21 AM IST

No private operators have opted for Ghaziabad RRTS feeder bus routes

The Uttar Pradesh government had in January this year given an in-principal approval for operation of feeder buses after which the regional transport authority (RTA) gave its final go-ahead

The RRTS station in Ghaziabad. According to the project report, the entire RRTS route is expected to cater to 800,000 passengers daily once it begins operations in March 2025. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:19 AM IST

Animal care centre to come up near Noida airport

The Union environment ministry raised concerns about the damage to ecology and disruption to wildlife as the airport is near wetlands that are home to the state bird, sarus cranes, and blackbucks

The Noida international airport construction site . (PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Woman, who abducted newborn from Noida hospital, had lost her baby: Cops

The woman, Rani, who goes by a single name, was under pressure from her in-laws following two previous miscarriages

Ishrat (left) with her baby at the police station on Thursday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Noida gang used PAN card data of 635,000 people in multi-crore racket, busted

An official from the state GST department said that it could be estimated at more than ₹10,000 crore

The suspects have been identified as Yasin Sheikh, 38, of Mumbai, Akash Saini, 21, of Sahibabad, Atul Sengar, 23, of Hathras, Avni, 25, of Noida, Deepak Murjani, 48, his wife Vinita, 45, Vishal, 20, and Rajeev, 38, (all Delhi). They were apprehended at their office in Madhu Vihar, Delhi. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 04:48 AM IST

Minor boy in Ghaziabad lured into religious conversion through online gaming

The police said they registered an FIR on Tuesday on the complaint given by the boy’s father and initiated investigation.

The police said the boy has cleared his Class 12 examinations and is aged about 17 years. (HT/ representational Image)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Open gyms in Indirapuram rusting away

Residents said one of the open gyms in a park in Gyand Khand 4 and the other in Avantika Bai Park in Niti Khand I are no longer being maintained and officials have refused to intervene

An open gym at Gyan Khand 4 Park in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad on Wednesday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:06 PM IST

Meth lab bust in Greater Noida: Over 30 cops to face department inquiry

The police flagged the negligence of the two police stations under who jurisdiction these houses are located, where the meth labs were busted.

Meth making apparatus and raw materials seized by the police during the raid conducted at the two-storey house in Omega-1, Greater Noida on Tuesday. (Gautam Budh Nagar Police)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:03 PM IST

Meth made in Greater Noida was smuggled outside India via coastal ports, say police

The probe has also brought to light the existence of two shell companies operated by the foreign nationals, further deepening the complexity of the case

The house from where the meth lab busted on Tuesday was being operated. (Gautam Budh Nagar Police)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:00 PM IST

16 illegal factories in Noida shut for dumping waste into Hindon

Sixteen illegal clothing factories in Bahlolpur, Noida were closed by the Uttar Pradesh pollution control board (UPPCB) after residents complained about waste dumped into the Hindon River. The UPPCB will fine Noida factory owners who fail to operate polluting ?green industrial units?, according to officials. The factories dyed clothes with dangerous chemicals and dumped the ?red colour? waste directly into the river.

The pollution board, police, and other government agencies cut power to these 16 factories, which dyed clothes with dangerous chemicals and dumped the “red colour” waste directly into the Hindon River, which merges with the Yamuna River in Noida’s Sector 151. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:55 PM IST

Distribute compensation to farmers:IIDC to GB Nagar admin

Apart from this, the IIDC has also directed the officials to issue tender without delay so that the construction work of water reservoir and pipeline project for airport can be completed

The airport project requires 3 million litre per day (MLD) water once the operations begin at the site (Representative Image)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Waste-to-energy plant project: Corporation readies for boundary-wall work at Galand

The Ghaziabad municipal corporation officials said that they have been informed by Hapur authorities that the police force will be provided for the project, with a tentative start date of June 3, to ensure law & order situation at the project site

The Galand plant will have a daily solid waste processing capacity of 2300 metric tonnes and generate around 40 megawatts of electricity. (Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:26 AM IST

International anti-tobacco day: Awareness rally flagged off in Noida

According to officials, the event saw the participation of 60 enthusiastic students who raised their voices against the use of tobacco, passionately chanting slogans such as “We want food, not tobacco,” “Give up tobacco, choose life,” and “Smoking cigarettes means death”

The rally was concluded at the chief medical officer (CMO) office in Sector 39, approximately one kilometer away from the Government Post Graduate College , officials said. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Greater Noida imposed 5.5 lakh penalty against contractor

In accordance with the authority’s instructions, the contractor was required to erect a ‘public information board’ containing details of the project’s budget, start date, and completion date

According to officials, the penalty was enforced in response to complaints raised by villagers before the Greater Noida authority officials. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:19 AM IST

Civic body seeks 184 crore from central scheme to develop industrial roads

The funds will be utilised for laying reinforced cement concrete (RCC) roads in 12 industrial areas, they said

The road dust generated by these broken roads also contributes to already high pollution levels in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Another meth lab busted in Greater Noida, two foreigners detained

On May 16, police had busted a meth lab run from a three-storey residential building in Theta-2, Greater Noida.

Building in Mitra society, where the lab was located. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Cab driver robbed of his car by four in Noida

According to the complainant Chandan Anand, 30, a resident of Bulandshahr, four men approached him in Sector 37 at around 1.30am asking him to take them to Greater Noida’s Pari Chowk

Three suspects held me while the fourth got into the driver’s seat of the car, the cab driver said. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Ration shops in Ghaziabad allowed sales of 35 household items like grocery shops

According to officials, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued a notification on May 24 that 35 new items will be added in the selling item list of the ration shops in the state

Officials said that this decision was made to increase the income of the operators and ensure that residents have access to reliable items in close proximity to their households. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:58 AM IST

21-yr-old Shapath Bharadwaj of Ghaziabad wins Gold in Khelo India games in trap shooting

Representing his university, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) in Faridabad, Shapath emerged victorious over his university mate, Manavditya Rathore, with a score of 43-38

Besides his KIUG triumph, Shapath also claimed the Gold medal in the team event for trap shooting at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship held in Croatia in October 2022. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:50 AM IST

76 crore penalty for ground water extraction misuse, second notice issued

A joint committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in January 2023, filed a report which identified 41 developers who had extracted groundwater without permission

According to officials, as per the NGT’s directive, every developer is required to pay 0.5 percent of the total project cost as a penalty if they extract groundwater without the necessary permission. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Proposal out for 90 e-buses to boost intra-city commute in Ghaziabad

Currently, the city of Ghaziabad heavily relies on around 16,000 shared autos to transport a significant number of passengers

The existing 50 E-buses operate on six different routes, three of which, namely Kaushambi-Dadri, Kaushambi-Govindpuri (Modinagar), and Loni to Old Bus Stand, experience high ridership, according to officials. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Master plan 2031: GDA earmarks 1,100 hectares for industrial expansion

According to norms, nearly 45% of the land under the master plan is earmarked for residential usage and about 15% for green areas. About 5% of the total land is set aside for industrial purposes and 2% of commercial use, said officials

In terms of pollution, the city was judged the second-most polluted city in the World Air Quality Report prepared by Swiss firm IQAir in 2021 and at the 11th spot in 2022. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:38 AM IST

Father, son die by suicide at Noida high-rise

In another incident, Gautam Budh Nagar police said a 32-year-old man allegedly jumped in front of an approaching Metro train at the Sector 34 station on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday afternoon

During investigation, it was found that the deceased were both asthmatic and diabetic. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:38 AM IST
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