Abhishek Anand is a Principal Correspondent with Hindustan Times. He is stationed Noida and covers real estate, politics, crime, IT & BPO sectors.
Articles by Abhishek Anand
Animal rights activists and residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) in the city have suggested registration of pet dogs in order to control the rising population of stray dogs in the city. Sanjay Mohapatra, owner of House of Stray Animals, said the RWAs have accepted the idea in principle.
Greater Noida’s mysterious flasher has been having a free run of sorts in the Omicron 1A society, where he targets Block C most of the time. He looks for women, singly or in groups, and strips before them.
Monday’s terror attack in Gurdaspur was the first time that the Punjab Police put its four-year-old Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) to the real test. Trained in Krav Maga, an Israeli military counter-terrorism system, these sharpshooters proved their mettle by leading the assault on three armed, suicidal terrorists who had retreated into barracks of the Dinanagar police station.
Updated on Jul 29, 2015 01:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPawan Sharma and Abhishek Anand, Chandigarh
A 15-year-old girl died in Greater Noida on Saturday after being set afire for resisting a rape bid by her uncle, who had been blackmailing and sexually assaulting her for the past eight months, the police said.
Three persons died and a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was critically injured when a speeding car crashed into a police team on the Greater Noida-Noida Expressway late on Wednesday night. Among the deceased are two policemen and an occupant of the car.
Three persons including two policemen died and a deputy superintendent of police was critically injured when a speeding car hit the police team at Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as constable Mohan Singh and Balraj Singh.
According to records of the city police, more than 300 people were prosecuted in the last three months for illegally installing VIP hooters in their vehicles, and about 30 people were prosecuted for illegally using beacons. Easy access to beacons in the city’s markets has helped increase the number of fake VIPs in Noida and Greater Noida.
The Gautam Budh Nagar district police have arrested 17 persons for allegedly betting on the Delhi Assembly elections on Saturday. The police claim to have recovered Rs. 1.13 lakh in cash, 16 mobile phones, two laptops, one country made pistol and live cartridges from them.
Highway robbers got a taste of their own medicine when they tried to loot a young army officer in Sector 12, Noida on Tuesday.
A severed torso of an unidentified woman was found in a drain near Surbhi Hospital located in Sector 35 area of Noida on Tuesday morning. The head, arms, legs, hips and all reproductive organs were chopped off from the body.
The accident occurred around 2am on Thursday when altogether six were returning to Greater Noida in a car after celebrating New Year’s Eve at Agra. Police suspect the driver lost control and rammed a divider.
Two persons were killed and 40, including six British tourists, were injured in a massive pile-up of 27 vehicles triggered by dense fog, at the Yamuna Expressway Wednesday morning. The accident led to another pile-up on the opposite lane, police said.
Hastily scribbled note on Canara Bank's letterhead blames inflation and unemployment for robbery attempt. The incident was reported on Monday morning when the staff of Canara Bank of Sector 6 in Noida found the locks of the doors broken.
An eight-year-old boy was rescued by the Noida police on Sunday from a flat in sector 20 where he had been forced to work as a domestic help for five years.
The victims, identified as Shahwaz, 24, and Maange, 21, were riding a Hero Splendor bike and reportedly had earphones on when the accident took place. Police said both the bodies were recovered with the earphones still dangling from their ears.
The incident took place in Sector 49 in Noida at 11:30am, after the boundry wall of an under-construction building collapsed. The children were said to be in the garden adjoing the wall, while the class was being held outside, when the incident took place.
After allowing qualified foreign investors (QFIs) to invest in equities indirectly through the mutual fund (MF) route in August, the government on Sunday paved the way for QFIs to invest in Indian equities directly as well. Abhishek Anand reports.
Recommendations by the Shyamala Gopinath committee were accepted by the government, making small savings instruments market-linked. Abhishek Anand reports.
Unlike a normal account statement issued by a mutual fund (MF) house, which provides details of a particular folio or a scheme, I provide the status of all your folios in different fund houses at one place.
After months of deliberation on the recommendation of the Shyamala Gopinath committee, which was constituted to comprehensively review various parameters of the National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), the government on Friday accepted most of them. Here is what your small savings will look like now.
Updated on Nov 19, 2011 01:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran
If you are an existing home loan customer, you have reason to cheer: you will not be charged a prepayment penalty and you will not be at a disadvantage in comparison with new customers. But where do buyers exactly stand to gain? A rundown.
If you have rented out a property to an individual or a company, it can come handy during an emergency. You can get a loan against the rent you are yet to receive in the future from your tenant.
The rupee has depreciated close to 10% in the last one month against the US dollar. It fell to almost 50 against a dollar on September 23 from 44.4 in July-end and is now around 49. Sonali Chowdhury & Abhishek Anand report. How the rupee bites
Updated on Oct 08, 2011 02:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySonali Chowdhury & Abhishek Anand
A pre-approved loan is one that is approved for a purpose before the need for it actually arises. The most common are pre-approved personal loans, but home and car loans, too, get pre-approved. Abhishek Anand reports.
Imagine not having access to money for 10-12 days, especially at a time when you need to clear pending bills. And that too for no real fault of yours.
The slogan on the hoarding caught your eye: “No paperwork, get loan in 7 days.” You quickly jotted down the phone number but wondered how an entity, other than a bank or a lending institution, can assist you in getting a loan.
To make sure that the money you invest comes back to you while you get to dabble into the markets sounds good. But there are a few costs that such a guarantee may entail — performance and features and in some even high charges. Abhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran report. How capital safety products are fairing
Updated on Jun 18, 2011 01:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran