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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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Office of another social trading firm sealed in Noida, police hunt for directors

The sector 2 office of Webwork Trade Links Pvt Limited — an online social trading company that is being investigated for allegedly duping thousands of investors — was sealed on Wednesday by a cyber crime team of Noida police. Police suspect that the company worked on the lines of Ablaze Info Solutions Private Limited and paid people Rs 6 per like on published advertising content on social media.

Noida police officers come out after sealing the sector 2 office of Webwork Trade Links Pvt Limited — an online social trading company that is being investigated for allegedly duping thousands of investors — on Wednesday.(Sunil Ghosh/ HT photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2017 11:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Unorganised sector still reels from demonetisation effects in Noida

Irfan and Raja are among nearly 1,000 such masons, carpenters, painters, loading labourers, helpers, plumbers and electricians who would gather at the Labour Chowk. The unorganised workforce is yet to recover from the effects of demonetisation.

The unorganised workforce is yet to recover from the effects of demonetisation.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 14, 2017 11:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

UP Polls: Names missing from electoral roll at several booths

Ajit Rani could not find her name in the voter list available with at Sector 19 polling booth.
Updated on Feb 11, 2017 06:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKapil Datta & Pawan Pandita, Noida

Gautam Budh Nagar goes to polls in first phase of UP election

There are 36 candidates in the fray for three assembly segments -- Noida, Dadri and Jewar -- in Gautam Bud Nagar district that will go to polls on Saturday.

Block level officers carry electronic voting machines to their respective booths in Gautam Budh Nagar on Friday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 10, 2017 10:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

UP Polls: Muslim votes hold the key to Dadri seat

As the candidates fielded by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance are all from the Gujjar community, Muslim voters hold the key to deciding the winner.

Candidates fielded by all major contenders belong to the Gujjar community.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2017 10:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Dadri

UP Polls: BJP pulls out all the stops for Pankaj Singh in Noida

Roadshow held by the BJP on the last day of campaigning in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 11:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

We are with Thakur saheb, not BJP: Jewar Muslims

Thakur Dhirendra Singh, who resigned from the Congress to join the BJP just before the elections were announced, believes that thousands of Muslims in his constituency are going to vote for him.

BJP candidate for Jewar assembly segment Thakur Dhirendra Singh, who came second on a Congress ticket in the 2012 polls, campaigned at Mirzapur village on Thursday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 11:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jewar (greater Noida)

Note ban stays out of election debates in Jewar

Farmers, traders, self-employed and salaried people feel that the sufferings of common man to get scrapped notes exchanged will have no bearing on the outcome of the polls.

Jewar will go to polls on February 11.(Sunl Ghaosh/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2017 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jewar (greater Noida)

BSP ignores mass gatherings, goes door to door for votes

It is quite possible that the lack of star campaigners in the BSP might have prompted the party to adopt this policy this elections

BSP candidate for Noida Ravi Kant Mishra, along with his supporters, are visiting residential sectors and urban villages.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2017 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

BSP hopes Brahmin candidate in Noida will help poll victory

While the Dalits find the BSP a natural choice, the Brahmins have extended support as the party candidate is a Brahmin.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has fielded a Brahmin again for the Noida assembly constituency.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 30, 2017 10:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida:

BSP supporters hold mega event to celebrate party chief Mayawati’s birthday

Over 2,000 supporters of the Bahujan Samaj Party gathered at the Ambedkar Park in Sector 37 on Sunday to celebrate the 61st birthday of party chief Mayawati.

A cake, weighing 61kg and inscribed with Mission 2017: 300+, to secure more than 300 seats in the upcoming assembly elections, was also dedicated to the party leader.(Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2017 11:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

David Guetta’s Greater Noida show called off

The live concert was scheduled in the city on Sunday

The live concert was scheduled to be held on Sunday. It has now been shifted to New Delhi.(Representative Photo/Reuters)
Published on Jan 13, 2017 10:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida

No more waiting to register new vehicles in Noida

The assistant regional transport officer (ARTOs) of Gautam Budh Nagar will start issuing registration certificates of vehicles on the same day of purchase. With the implementation of Vahan 4.0, a web-based database, services related to vehicle registration such as fitness, tax and permits will be made available online.

At present, it takes three to four days for the transport department to issue a registration certificate.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 02, 2017 10:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Cash crunch dampens Delhi-NCR’s weekend ‘high spirits’

The Centre’s ban on Rs500 and Rs 1,000 notes has become a party pooper in Delhi- NCR as cash-based alcohol sales in bars, pubs and ‘ahatas’ have been dwindling since the announcement.

Sales halved at Gurgaon DLF Phase 1’s Discovery Wines, shopkeeper Dilip said. Despite it being a weekend, he collected just Rs 25,000 till 3pm Saturday. Before Tuesday, when the ban came into effect, the outlet in posh Shopping Mall at Arjun Marg made sales worth Rs 50,000 a day, he said.
Published on Nov 12, 2016 11:38 PM IST
Hindustan times | ByGulam Jeelani and Pawan Pandita, Gurgaon/new Delhi/noida

Sales dip in Noida due to demonetization of 500, 1,000 notes

Residents are suffering most due to the demonetization of ₹1,000 and ₹500 notes as commercial establishments stopped accepting notes of the two denominations. Traders said their business was hit due to the move.

Jewellers said they were heavily reliant on 500 and ₹1,000 notes for large transactions.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2016 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida village deaths not due to mysterious fever, says probe panel

Health department officials concluded on Saturday that the deaths in Sarfabad village near Noida sector 73 did not occur due to a mysterious viral fever.

A man shows the photograph of his 21-year-old son who died in Sarfabad village.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 27, 2016 11:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVaibhav Jha/Pawan Pandita, Noida

Mother accepts newborn after 30-hour standoff at Noida hospital

The family of the woman had alleged that she had delivered twins on Monday and the hospital handed over only one child, a girl

Noida: After a nearly 30-hour long standoff, the mother of a day-old baby finally accepted her child and began suckling her on Tuesday evening.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Updated on Jun 22, 2016 02:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPawan Pandita and Vaibhav Jha, Noida

Noida family alleges woman delivered twins, hospital handed only one child

The family of a 23-year-old woman in Noida has alleged that she delivered twins at a government hospital on Monday but they were given only one child.

(Shutterstock/ Representative image)
Updated on Jun 21, 2016 02:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Yamuna expressway’s human toll zooms to 30 deaths per week

Thirty people died in road accidents on the Yamuna Expressway every week in 2015 compared to 15 the year before.

The permissible speed limit on the stretch is 60kmph for trucks and 100kmph for cars and other four-wheelers.(Burhaan Kinu /HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2016 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Survivor of Noida signage board crash yet to get govt help

The authority is yet to provide financial assistance to 26-year-old Pushpender who is battling for his life after being critically injured when a signage board of the Noida authority crashed on him.

The bike on which Pushpender and Munna Kumar were riding on when the signage board collapsed on them.(HT File)
Published on May 25, 2016 11:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida district magistrate forms committee on school fee hike

Following complaints by parents about arbitrary hike in school fees, Gautam Budh Nagar DM NP Singh has constituted a committee to examine the grounds on which the fees have been increased

Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate has constituted a committee to examine the grounds on which the fees have been increased by private schools in the district.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2016 04:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida doctors quit posts as district admin officials occupy their flats

No room for doctors at Noida’s super speciality hospital

The super speciality hospital and post graduate institute was developed at a cost of Rs 701 crore in sector 30, Noida.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2016 04:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

Noida-Greater Noida hotels cash in on Auto Expo

Governed by the law of supply and demand in letter and spirit, tariffs of hotels in Greater Noida, Noida and Delhi border have shot up drastically, and in some cases over 400 percent, during the period February 3-9 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida

Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida is sold out during Auto Expo.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 01, 2016 04:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Noida BPOs to be exempt from weekly off plan

The district magistrate has decided to exempt over 600 BPO units that employ nearly two lakh employees from the area-wise weekly off schedule, subject to adoption of some environment-friendly measures.

BPOs will be subjected to a monthly audit by the district administration officials, who will verify their compliance.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2016 01:11 AM IST
By, Noida

Pollution alert: Noida industries told to switch to natural gas

The Gautam Budh Nagar administration has directed all industrial units in Noida to switch to piped natural gas by March 31 or face closure, stepping up efforts to clean up the deteriorating air quality over the district.

Updated on Jan 05, 2016 08:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

New mobile app makes hiring autorickshaws easier in Noida

Hiring an autorickshaw for commuting within Noida or to neighbouring Delhi and Ghaziabad is now just a click away.

With a fleet of over 1,500 autorickshaws, the company claims to provide the service at a tariff lower than any city in the NCR.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 21, 2015 11:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Noida

DND toll charges reduced by Rs 6 for cars on weekends

The Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) has reduced the toll tax for cars plying on the Delhi-Noida-Delhi Flyway (DND) by Rs 6 on weekends only, officials said.

Protesters forced the DND operator to allow movement of vehicles without toll charges from 10:40am to 4:40pm on Sunday in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2015 01:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

As tension simmers after lynching, Hindu group visits Bisada

Activists of right-wing Hindu outfit Hindu Raksha Dal (HRD) visited Uttar Pradesh’s Bisada village on Sunday despite prohibitory orders and met the families of the men accused of killing a villager over rumours that he slaughtered a cow.

convenor of Hindu Raksha Dal Bhupinder Tomar visited Bisada village along with his cavalcade of cars, in Dadri Greater Noida.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2015 11:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySaurabh Trivedi and Pawan Pandita, Greater Noida

Palpable fear among Jatavs in Bisada after UP lynching

Insecurity has also pervaded the Jatavs, another minority community in the area, following the assault in Bisada on Mohammad Ikhlaq and his son.

Heavy police force was deployed in the village after the lynching of Mohammad Ikhlaq by a mob, at Bisada village in Greater Noida, India.(Burhaan Kinu/ HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2015 12:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Greater Noida
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