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Pawan Pandita heads HT’s news coverage in Noida and Ghaziabad, where he covers health, traffic, transport, and local politics. A journalist for more than two decades, he has worked in Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.


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Noida child hospital offers facilities to paediatricians from neighbouring districts

The decision has come a day after a three-day-old infant died due to non-availability of specialised medical services at a government hospital in Ghaziabad.

The family of the baby who died for want of an ambulance for transport to a private hospital.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 05:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida/Ghaziabad | By

Noida: Encroachments, traffic jams bigger problems, say industrialists

The industrialists were speaking at the police-industry coordination meet organised in the run-up to the UP Investors Summit 2018 scheduled to be held in Lucknow on February 21-22.

Noida Industrialists interact with officials and the police during a meeting on Thursday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 15, 2018 11:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: National youth fest of the Indian Red Cross Society begins

The event, which will end on February 14, saw the participation of over 400 Red Cross volunteers from across the country.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 12, 2018 10:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

25-year-old woman gang-raped by three men in Greater Noida

Her woman employer sent her with a man around 8pm to buy vegetables from the neighbouring market. The man took her to Salempur where two more men were there. The three men allegedly raped the woman around 11pm

A case has been registered at the Kasna police station.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 12, 2018 10:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Noida: FIR filed against 16 builders for not paying stamp duty

After a physical verification of the premises of 24 group housing societies, it was found that properties in 24 projects were found under possession of homebuyers without payment of stamp duty to the government.

On Wednesday, district magistrate BN Singh asked deputy registrars 1, 2 and 3 and Sadar to identify all such flats and builders to take legal action against them.(Representative photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2018 05:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida ‘encounter’: Police transfers case to crime branch, gym owner’s kin demand CBI inquiry

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the alleged fake encounter in Noida.

The gym run by Jitendra Yadav at Parthala in Noida.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2018 03:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Entry of trucks prohibited on three more routes in Noida

The three routes on which the movement of trucks and trailers has been banned from 7.30am to 11am and from 5pm to 10pm are Kisan Chowk to Sector 71, Sector 71 to Barola bypass and Kulesra to Pari Chowk in Greater Noida

The step is aimed at streamlining traffic on these congested routes. The ban came into effect on Thursday morning.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 14, 2017 10:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida authority allows shifting MCD toll booth on DND

There are 16 lanes at the erstwhile DND toll plaza for movement of vehicles from Noida to Delhi.

The decision is taken to ease traffic flow.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2017 11:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida cops announce traffic diversion for Chhath puja

The movement of HTVs from Noida-Greater Noida Expressway towards Kalindi Kunj at the left turn, about 70 metres before the Mahamaya flyover, will be prohibited

Thousands of devotees throng the banks of river Yamuna in Noida as well as the Delhi side.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2017 10:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Separate connections for consumers in high-rises, says Noida electricity official

“Consumers have been paying extra for the last three years”.

(HT File)
Published on Sep 22, 2017 09:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: District administration to crack down on illegal parking lots

District administration will register cases against those running illegal parking lots in Noida

Unauthorised parking lots and haphazard parking on roads is a major cause of snarls and jams on Noida roads.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2017 05:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: Teacher accuses principal of ‘mental’ torture

A complaint was registered with the Sector 39 police station on Wednesday. The teacher has alleged that the principal has been harassing her by interfering with her work.

The woman also alleged that the principal has been “spying on her personal life which has caused her mental trauma”.(Representative photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2017 11:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: People down to buying half kg tomatoes due to price rise

With tomato prices increasing, residents are reducing its use in cooking and hence buying less

The price of tomatoes has gone up from Rs40 per kg to Rs80, and even Rs100 a kg in some areas of Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 25, 2017 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

In a first, Noida high-rise to run diesel gensets on PNG fuel

The residents of Victory Crossroads in Sector 143B got their diesel generator set retrofitted to run on PNG, which is expected to reduce their bill by 20% on the power supplied by the generator set.

The model will bring down power backup charges for thousands of families living in high-rises in the district by 20%.
Published on Jul 22, 2017 10:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: Entrepreneurs’ body demands lowering of GST on household appliances

There are over 8,000 industrial units engaged in manufacture of electrical gadgets, electronic goods, engineering goods, electroplating units and corrugating units in Noida.

A team of NEA members led by its president, Vipin Malhan, called on UP finance minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and urged him to reduce GST on fans, electric press, mixer, juicers, toasters, among others, as these gadgets are used by “poor” consumers.
Published on Jul 10, 2017 11:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida to get 50 transformers for improved power supply

A large number of transformers in the city get overloaded, particularly in summer, and often break down. The power department had sent a requisition to the Noida authority seeking an approval for purchasing 91 transformers for the city.

Officials said that the new transformers will benefit 30 residential and industrial sectors. They will be installed in sectors 5, 6, 11, 12, 22, 34, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 76, 77, 81, 83, 84, 86, 121, 125, 126 and 131.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2017 10:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida children’s hospital to get blood bank by mid-August

It will be the only government-run hospital in the district to make the blood components available throughout the day

Equipment such as apheresis machine, component fractionation machine, platelet incubator and agitator, semi automatic blood grouping and cross matching equipment has reached the hospital.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2017 10:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: Sewage treatment plant for Shahdara drain to come up by Sept 30, says panel

Bhure Lal, chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, said trees and shrubs will be planted along the Noida portion of the drain to keep out the stench

The Shahdara drain empties into the Yamuna River at Kalindi Kunj.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 20, 2017 12:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Greater Noida: Sector 1 society residents paying triple for power due to snag

Against the Rs6 per unit that residents pay for power supplied through the transformer by the discom, they are being charged Rs18.75 per unit for the power supplied through the generator set.

There are nearly 450 families living in 10 towers of the society and all are getting power through the generator since Saturday.
Updated on Jun 14, 2017 10:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida’s super specialty child hospital to have surgery facility from July

Nine operation theatres are getting ready to facilitate surgery of internal organs, eyes, ears, nose throat, limbs, heart disorders, urology and cosmetic surgery. They are expected to be operational by June-end.

Noida authority has built the hospital with a residential campus at an estimated cost of around ₹701 crore.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 26, 2017 11:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida residents can apply online for power connections

The discom officials will scrutinize the information and the documents submitted by the applicant and submit their report with the application form in a week to higher officials. After getting approval from the higher ups, the applicant will be given an electricity connection, officials said.

Sector 23 office of UPPCL in Noida.
Published on Apr 30, 2017 11:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

To treat congenital diseases, centre will come up at Noida’s Sector 30

An NGO will be setting up the centre for treating a range of congenital diseases

The centre will come up on the premises of super speciality child hospital in Sector 30.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 11:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

15 sectors around Noida expressway to benefit from substation upgrade

There is good news for power consumers on both sides of the Noida-Greater Noida expressway. The capacity of the Sector 129 substation has been enhanced, giving them better voltage supply.

The areas that will get better supply include sectors 45, 99, 100, 104, 105, 108, 82, 91, 92, 93, 110, 135, 136, 137 and 138.
Updated on Apr 26, 2017 10:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

After Noida fire, NEA appeals factory owners to ensure fire safety system is in place

The Noida Entrepreneurs’ Association (NEA) has appealed to factory owners in the city to have fire safety measures in place and not block any of the passages in the premises, to ensure adequate avenues of escape in case of a fire.

Six, including a director of the company, were killed in a fire in a Sector 11 factory.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File)
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 10:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Some relief: Noida gets 25 new transformers to reduce overload this summer

The transformers are of 400 KVA and 100 KVA capacity and will replace lower capacity transformers. This will not only increase the electricity voltage supplied to consumers, but will also take care of the problem of transformers going phut due to overloading.

Outages due to overloading of transformers are quite frequent in Noida in summer.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2017 09:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: Will resolve issues of Amrapali Platinum homebuyers in 15 days, assures builder

The issues include non-registry of flats, inadequate lifts and fire safety measures and deviation from the approved layout plan. The builder on Monday said he will put the status of the project on the company’s website.

Over 50 homebuyers from Amrapali Platinum took part in a face-to-face with the builder in the presence of officials of group housing, planning and finance department at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Sector 6 on Monday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 10:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida child hospital to have 30 beds for general treatment from July

Besides these, treatment for adults will be available in the departments of ENT and ophthalmology (eye). “It was decided by the governing body of the SSCHPGI that there must be a provision for followup of patients up to 18 years of age who got treatment at the child hospital. Hence, 30 beds must be provided for general treatment as well. Ninety percent of the equipment has already been received. Appointment will also take place soon. We are hopeful to start the facility by July,” said Dr Dinesh Kumar, executive registrar, SSCHPGI.

The hospital, with a residential campus in Sector 30, has been built at a cost of around ₹701 crore. The estimated cost with infrastructure and equipment is pegged at ₹1,500 crore.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 23, 2017 10:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Ghaziabad teacher ‘burnt for dowry’ succumbs to injuries

A Ghaziabad school teacher allegedly burnt by her husband and in-laws on April 13 for dowry, succumbed to her injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital

The Sahibabad police had booked her husband and his parents after her parents’ complaint.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2017 10:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad | By, Ghaziabad

Noida: Tobacco control cell targets students in anti-smoking campaign

A workshop was organised on Wednesday by DTCC in association with Icancare (Innovative Cancer Care and Rehabilitation), an NGO, under the guidance of Dr Pawan Gupta, a cancer surgeon, who launched ‘Save the Youth’ campaign, for a healthy and tobacco-free Gautam Budh Nagar.

Dr Shweta Khurana, district consultant, DTCC, gave an audio-visual presentation on the national tobacco control programme.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2017 09:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida fire: Minister, factory owners want all industrial units inspected

There are nearly 8,000 industrial units engaged in manufacturing inflammable materials — electronics goods, chemicals, engineering tools, machinery, garments, plastic mouldings and corrugations — in Noida.

There are nearly 8,000 industrial units engaged in manufacturing inflammable materials — electronics goods, chemicals, engineering tools, machinery, garments, plastic mouldings and corrugations — in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 09:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida
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