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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: Taxmen unearth crores of cash and gold, also seizes BMW, Audi cars from UP babus

A team from the Income Tax department recovered ₹10 core in cash and about 10 kilograms of gold from the Noida residence of Keshav Lal, additional commissioner of state Sales Tax department who is posted in Kanpur, tax officials said.

The tax sleuths also raided at least four premises of YP Tyagi, former officer on special duty (OSD) of Noida Authority, and his Sector 50 residence in Noida.(Ishwar Chand/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 11:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida Entrepreneurs’ Association wants two of its members on Noida board

Noida Entrepreneurs’ Association (NEA) has demanded the inclusion of two industrialists on the Noida authority board

The NEA delegation met Noida authority CEO Amit Mohan Prasad on April 19.
Updated on Apr 20, 2017 10:04 AM IST
By, Noida

Four robbers arrested, 12 vehicles recovered in Greater Noida

Four suspected car jackers were arrested in Greater Noida on Tuesday night and 12 stolen vehicles recovered

According to the SP, the arrests were made following a tip-off that a group of robbers were fleeing after stealing a Maruti Ritz from Kasna.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 11:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Health minister in Noida: To streamline drug supply, UP to start e-tender process

Purchase of pharmaceutical drugs for government supply across the state will soon be made through e-tendering, said health minister Siddharth Nath Singh. This is being done to “end corruption” and “streamline” supply of medicines in various government hospitals and health centres in the state, he said.

Officials said in the next six months, 90% of the drugs required in government hospitals and health centres will be procured through e-tendering.(HT File)
Published on Apr 18, 2017 10:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Greater Noida: One held in Jewar for selling fake Aadhaar cards

Greater Noida police have arrested one person from Jewar on Monday for allegedly selling fake marksheets and Aadhaar cards at a photocopying shop.

Mukesh hails from Vena village under Tappal police station in Aligarh district.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

Discom offers surcharge waiver in Noida to collect dues

The discom, Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam limited (PVVNL), has started the amnesty scheme for its domestic, commercial, private institutional, agricultural and, small and medium industrial consumers.

The power discom is offering a waiver of surcharge on arrears of pending electricity bills prior to March 31.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida twin murders: Main accused Rajesh Jolly dead

Rajesh Jolly, who was on artificial life support after he killed his business partner’s wife and son on April 11 night, died on Monday at the Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.

Rajesh Jolly was admitted to Kailash Hospital, Noida, after he suffered severe head injury in a violent confrontation at his business partner Ajay Khurana’s house in Noida’s Sector 39 on April 11.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 10:30 AM IST
HIndustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: More beds in superspecialty hospital for treating vector-borne diseases

UP health minister Sidharth Nath Singh said in case of shortage of beds in government hospitals, the health department will take the help of private hospitals and bear the expenses

Earlier, six beds were reserved in the district hospital from August to October when dengue remains at its peak.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 10:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

UP government to open Trauma centre in Greater Noida

The trauma centre will be set up at a health institute in Greater Noida to provide immediate medical care to accident victims who have to be referred to Delhi in the absence of such facilities in the district

UP health minister Sidharth Nath Singh addresses mediapersons at the Indian Medical Association at Sector 30 , Noida, on Monday,(Sunil Ghosh/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 10:30 AM IST
By, Noida

Discom to tie up with four more banks in Noida for cashless bill payment

At present, the discom is able to recover only 80% of the charges towards power consumed by its customers and the remaining 20% spills over to the next month

n July last year, the power department started the facility of payment of bills at ATM kiosks of the Punjab National Bank.(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2017 09:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

No space to park in Noida Sector 18: Wait till July 31, says authority

Besides the ongoing work on the multilevel parking lot in Sector 18, Noida authority is also constructing multilevel parking lots in Sector 16A and Sector 38A.

The eight-level parking lot that is coming up in Sector 18 market in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2017 10:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

No power cuts this summer: Supply to 10 residential sectors in Noida will improve within a week

The residential areas to be benefitted include sectors 82, 92, 93, 101, 104, 105, 107, 108, 110, 135, Bhangel, Gejha, Salarpur, Hajipur. Besides these, over 1000 industrial units in sectors 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, hosiery complex and Noida Special Economic Zone.

To upgrade the capacity of lines supplying power to 132 kV substation at Bhangel, old conductors are being replaced with high-temperature low-sag (HTLS) overhead line conductors.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 31, 2017 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

From pens to cars, Noida, Greater Noida authorities make purchases from e-market

Hundreds of products including stationery items, computers, media accessories, electrical and electronic gadgets, toiletries, furniture, fabrics, automobile, cutlery, printers, scanners, biometric identification equipment, etc from

Over 200 officials of the Noida authority and Greater Noida authority on Friday underwent a training to make such purchases.(Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2017 11:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Discom to use GPS mapping to fix faults in Noida faster

Officials of the power discom said that the mapping process will help them identify faults immediately

Officials of the power discom said that the mapping process will help them identify faults immediately.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2017 11:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida power bills to be sent through SMS soon

Consumers are likely to get their electricity bills through SMS on their registered mobile numbers from April-end. The service of issuing bills to the consumers from meter readings will also continue, officials said.

There are 2,59,316 (urban and rural) domestic consumers in the district, 25,774 consumers having commercial connections and 9,541 industrial consumers registered with Pashimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL).(Burhaan Kinu/HT File)
Updated on Mar 21, 2017 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Two helpline centres opened in Noida to help industrialists migrate to GST

Many are finding it difficult to upload documents and e-signature for getting permanent IDs. The Union government wants to make GST, which will being a uniform tax regime across the country, a reality from July 1

The centres are at Central Excise Commissionerate in Sector 62 and Noida Entrepreneurs Association office in Sector 6(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 16, 2017 09:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida: Income tax department starts helpline to check impostors

The helpline will make it easier to identify any impostor impersonating an income tax official

Representatives of the Noida Entrepreneurs’ Assoication met T Tonsing Prasad, principal commissioner of Income Tax, Noida.
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

I-T dept sends notice for details of transactions above Rs10L after note ban

The Income Tax (I-T) department has sent reminders to nearly 120 people in whose bank accounts transactions to the tune of Rs10 lakh and above took place from November 10-30, post demonetisation of higher currency notes.

In December 2016, the I-T department had raided Axis Bank over suspicious accounts and transactions.(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 14, 2017 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Samajwadi Party cadres blame father-son feud for party’s drubbing in polls

As the Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders introspect the reasons for the party’s drubbing in the polls, the cadres pointed their finger at the family feud among the party leaders as the main reason. They also said that change of the party president and giving tickets to wrong candidates were decisive factors.

P spokesperson for Gautam Budh Nagar Raghvendra Dubey said the family feud cost the party dear.(Deepak Gupta/HT File)
Updated on Mar 13, 2017 08:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Entrepreneurs demand quality drinking water in Noida’s industrial areas

The Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA) has complained against inadequate availability and poor quality of drinking water

Industrialists say their units have been getting inadequate and poor quality water for over a year.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2017 11:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Sector 28 suffered 22-hour power outage from Sunday night

Residents of Sector 28 suffered a power outage of over 22 hours from Sunday evening as two electricity poles adjacent to the main transformer were uprooted while a fault in the electricity supply was being fixed. Nearly 150 houses in the sector were plunged into darkness from 8pm on Sunday. Normal supply was restored only around 6.30pm on Monday.

Two electricity poles crashed when linemen where making some repairs.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2017 10:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Super specialty child hospital to have more facilities by March-end

The facilities include addition of 25 beds in the ICU and another 70 beds in wards, endoscopy facility in the gastroenterology department, more ventilators and automatic equipment in the microbiology department

The Neonatal intensive care unit became operational last week at the Super Specialty Child Hospital and Post Graduate Institute in Sector 30 Noida.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 04, 2017 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida child hospital officials want cops staying in nurses’ accommodation evicted

Nurses raised concerns about their safety and refused to stay in the tower. They are occupying the flats in tower 6, which is meant for other administrative staff. The police personnel have continued to occupy the flats despite repeated pleas by the hospital officials to the UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Ltd to get the units vacated.

Nurses are staying in the tower meant for other administrative staff due to security concerns.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 02, 2017 10:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

BJP worker held for attacking doctor at Noida’s Kailash Hospital

A BJP worker was arrested for allegedly trying to attack a doctor at BJP MP Dr Mahesh Sharma’s Kailash Hospital

The man was arrested from outside the DM’s camp office in Sector 27 where he was protesting against the MP.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2017 11:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Discom mulls collecting bill payments from consumers’ doorstep in Noida

Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) is planning to give card swipe machines to its officials who collect meter readings for easy payment of bills by consumers. Officials said that the move will increase the discom’s monthly recovery of electricity charges.

At present, the power department is able to recover only 80% of the charges towards power consumed by its customers and the remaining 20% spills over to the next month.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File)
Published on Feb 28, 2017 10:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

‘Environmental Pledge Day’ to be held in Noida, Greater Noida on March 3

Thedistrict administration will organise an Environmental Pledge Day on March 3

Gautam Budh Nagar residents will take a pledge to conserve the environment.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2017 10:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

46 liquor vends in Noida to be relocated, Yamuna expressway will not be affected

There are 477 liquor vends in the district and 46 of these are situated along national highway (NH)-24, NH-91 and Hamidpur-Sindrabad Road, a state highway

As the Yamuna Expressway is under the public-private partnership model, it does not fall under any state or national highway and so, the Supreme Court order does not apply to it.(Burhaan Kuni/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2017 10:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

First uncemented hip replacement at Noida district hospital

Mohd Naushad, a bicycle mechanic from Nithari in Noida, had been suffering from acute pain while walking for the last two years.

The cost of the uncemented implant that was used for surgery at the district hospital was Rs 1.20 lakh.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 22, 2017 11:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida half-marathon: Over 500 run to promote ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’

Over 500 people participated in a half-marathon, along the service lanes of Noida-Greater Noida Expressway to promote the message of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’.

Kargil war veteran and quadruple Limca record holder Major (retd) DP Singh was the chief guest.
Published on Feb 19, 2017 11:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

In Ponzi scheme trail, police track 26.74 cr to three accounts of Webwork

Noida police on Thursday trailed ₹26.74 crore deposited in three bank accounts belonging to Webwork Trade Links Pvt Limited — an online social trading company — that is being investigated for allegedly duping thousands of investors.

Police sealed the Sector 2 office of Webwork in Noida on Wednesday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 16, 2017 09:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida
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