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Abhishek Anand is a Principal Correspondent with Hindustan Times. He is stationed Noida and covers real estate, politics, crime, IT & BPO sectors.

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Activists suggest registration of pet dogs to curb stray menace

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.

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Updated on Aug 25, 2015 01:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Unidentified flasher creates panic among female residents in Noida

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.

The vigilance in Omicron has been stepped up following incidents of flashing by the unidentified person. (Burhaan Kinu/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2015 11:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Gurdaspur attack: Punjab Police SWAT team bang on target

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.

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Updated on Jul 29, 2015 01:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPawan Sharma and Abhishek Anand, Chandigarh

In Greater Noida, 15-year-old girl burnt alive for resisting rape bid

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.

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Updated on May 10, 2015 11:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Speeding car rams into police team on Noida expressway, 3 dead

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.

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Updated on Apr 23, 2015 11:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Two cops dead, DSP injured in accident on G Noida Eexpressway

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.

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Updated on Apr 23, 2015 01:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Over 300 prosecuted in three months for illegally using beacons in the city

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.

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Updated on Mar 11, 2015 10:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

As many as 17 arrested for betting on Delhi polls

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.

Updated on Feb 08, 2015 11:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Army officer gives highway robbers lesson of their lives

Highway robbers got a taste of their own medicine when they tried to loot a young army officer in Sector 12, Noida on Tuesday.

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Updated on Jan 26, 2015 03:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Severed torso of woman found in a drain in Noida

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.

Updated on Jan 07, 2015 08:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Greater Noida: 3 girls killed in accident after party

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.

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Updated on Jan 02, 2015 12:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

In pics: Massive 27-car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, 2 killed

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.

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Updated on Dec 25, 2014 09:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greaternoida

I apologise: Failed thief writes touching letter to bank in Noida

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.

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Updated on Dec 23, 2014 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

8-yr-old ‘abducted’, kept as domestic help for 5yrs

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.

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Updated on Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Earphones drown horn, 2 Noida bikers run over

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.

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Updated on Oct 20, 2014 02:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: Wall adjoining school collapses, one dead

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.

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Updated on Oct 17, 2014 12:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Foreign investor participation likely to be limited: Experts

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.

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Updated on Jan 06, 2012 10:06 PM IST
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Small savings saw a year of positive regulations

Recommendations by the Shyamala Gopinath committee were accepted by the government, making small savings instruments market-linked. Abhishek Anand reports.

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Updated on Dec 30, 2011 10:15 PM IST
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Consolidated account statement

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.

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Updated on Dec 03, 2011 12:21 AM IST
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Are market-linked small savings attractive?

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.

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Updated on Nov 19, 2011 01:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran

No pre-payment penalty for housing finance borrowers

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.

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Updated on Oct 28, 2011 09:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

You can get a loan against the rent you are yet to receive

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.

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Updated on Oct 14, 2011 10:42 PM IST
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How a weak R will weaken your finances

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

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Updated on Oct 08, 2011 02:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySonali Chowdhury & Abhishek Anand

Do pre-approved loans work for you?

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.

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Updated on Sep 09, 2011 10:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nw Delhi

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

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.

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Updated on Aug 06, 2011 12:16 AM IST
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Looking for a loan? Contact an arranger for help

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.

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Updated on Jul 08, 2011 09:14 PM IST
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Are you ready to pay for guarantees?

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

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Updated on Jun 18, 2011 01:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhishek Anand & Deepti Bhaskaran
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