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Peeyush Khandelwal

Peeyush Khandelwal writes on a range of issues in western Uttar Pradesh – from crime, to development authorities and from infrastructure to transport. Based in Ghaziabad, he has been a journalist for almost a decade.

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Ghaziabad: Stepfather, mother held for rape of girl,11, boy 13

A probe revealed that over the past several months, the man allegedly raped the minor girl five to six times and her 13-year-old brother three to four times

The Ghaziabad police managed to get some information from the girl and they roped in several local informers to find the locality where the girl lived. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad electoral list final, 2.9 million voters on rolls

The Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency has five segments of Loni, Muradnagar, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad and Dhaulana (part)

In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the parliamentary constituency recorded a polling percentage of 55.78. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: Woman, male friend, arrested for her husband’s murder

The police said the prime suspect Rajesh used to be Manoj and Radha’s tenant for a while and he developed relations with Radha over the past one year. The police said they planned to kill Manoj in order to live together

Rajesh Gupta and Radha Gupta in police custody on Wednesday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: From cooking to badminton, candidates sweat it out to woo voters

With temperatures rising each day and the district scheduled to go to polls on April 26, the candidates are sweating it out, both literally and figuratively, to canvas votes

Ghaziabad’s Congress candidate Dolly Sharma trying her hands at making chapatis on a chulha (earthen stove) at Bhoopkhedi village in Ghaziabad's Loni during her campaigning. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 07:18 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Congress to bring star campaigners to Ghaziabad after April 15

The office-bearers of the party said they have sent a list of several names,including those of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, Congress Rajya Sabha members Pramod Tiwari and Imran Pratapgarhi, and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, among others

Congress leaders release their poll manifesto, Nyaya Patra, in Ghaziabad on Wednesday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 07:16 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Gzb: Civic body starts taking over 58 defunct traffic signals, legal battle continues in SC

According to the civic officials, the firm entered into a contract for installation of signals with the corporation in May 2017. Later, the officials said that a committee of the corporation had refused to extend the contract.

Traffic police managing traffic at the Ghaziabad Hapur Crossing near kavi nagar in Ghaziabad on Monday. (SAKIB ALI/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Ghaziabad: Mayawati’s kin Anand targets BJP, urges cadres to see ‘malicious agenda’

Anand urged the party cadre and supporters to question the BJP on the works done by it in the last 10 years

Akash Anand was speaking during the election rally held in Ghaziabad’s Arthala in support of BSP candidate Thakur Nandkishor Pundhir. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 07:28 AM IST

Gen VK Singh shows up at PM Modi’s roadshow in Ghaziabad

Gen Singh won the Ghaziabad seat in 2014 and repeated a win in 2019. However, this time, he has been sidelined with the BJP giving ticket to sitting MLA Atul Garg

On Saturday, Gen Singh cheered the crowd during the PM’s roadshow and greeted the public from the open vehicle on Ambedkar Road in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Ghaziabad: UP Congress chief warns PM Modi of defeat in Varanasi

UPCC president Ajay Rai predicts PM Modi will lose Varanasi seat, as Congress fields Dolly Sharma in Ghaziabad against BJP's Atul Garg.

\The Congress has decided to field Ajay Rai against PM Modi in Varanasi for the third time in a row. He lost to the Prime Minister in 2014 and 2019 elections. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 06:32 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: 14 candidates left in fray after nomination scrutiny stage

Till Thursday -- the last date for nomination filing -- a total of 42 forms were submitted by different prospective candidates

Candidates at the Collectorate officer on Friday -- the last day of taking back nominations. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 06:28 AM IST

Ghaziabad all set for PM Modi’s roadshow, BJP looks to gain big in western UP

Narendra Modi’s roadshow on April 6 is scheduled to cover about 800 metres of Ambedkar Road, from Maliwara to Chaudhary Morh.

Ongoing preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's road show in Ghaziabad to be held on Saturday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 06:27 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

26 nominations filed for Ghaziabad seat, scrutiny today

26 nominations filed for Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat; scrutiny on Friday. Total expected to be 42. Deadline for withdrawal of nominations is April 8.

Officials said candidates generally file multiple forms in order to avoid rejection of a single form due to some minor mistake or error. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

BJP, BSP candidates file nominations in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad parliamentary seat goes to polls on April 26.The last date for filing of nomination is April 4 and the scrutiny will take place the next day. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is April 8

BSP’s Thakur Nandkishor Pundhir, 50, on his way to file his nomination papers on Wednesday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

No Indian Muslim will lose citizenship, says Rajnath at Ghaziabad rally

Speaking about his Ghaziabad connection, the defence minister said at Ghanta Ghar Ramlila ground that it was from Ghaziabad that he won his maiden general election in 2009

Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses the rally at Ghanta Ghar Ramlila Maidan in Ghaziabad on Wednesday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Modi to start western UP campaign with roadshow in Ghaziabad on April 6

The party also said defence minister Rajnath Singh will hold an election rally on April 3 in Ghanta Ghar Ramlila Ground in Ghaziabad.

BJP’s candidate from Ghaziabad Atul Garg (above) will file his nomination on April 3, after attending a rally by defence minister Rajnath Singh, party spokesperson said. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

In U-turn, BSP fields Thakur Nandkishor from Ghaziabad

In the end, Kalra could not fulfil documentary formalities and the BSP leadership decided to offer the ticket to Thakur Nandkishor Pundhir

BSP candidate Thakur Nandkishor Pundhir (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 06:06 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Congress’ Dolly Sharma files nomination from Ghaziabad

Sharma alleged that the health infrastructure in the city is depleted while instances of street crimes against women is rampant

Congress candidate Dolly Sharma (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 06:02 AM IST

Gzb: INDIA bloc, opposition parties form strategy for polls

Opposition parties in Ghaziabad, including Congress and SP, hold coordination meeting for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP confident in its strong organizational setup.

The meeting was held in Indirapuram where functionaries of the Congress, the Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party and the Azad Samaj Party, chalked out the strategy to intensify the combined election campaign. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 07:52 AM IST

Two children among three dead after car rams truck on e-way

A CCTV footage surfaced on social media, ostensibly showing the car hit the stationary dumper from behind before crashing into the mini truck on its side

There were 12 people on board including 11 children who were going to a school entrance exam in Jamia Nagar in Delhi when the accident occurred. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 06:04 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

In Gzb, BSP names first-timer Anshay Kalra as candidate

The BJP has fielded sitting MLA Atul Garg while the Congress announced the name of its All India Congress Committee member Dolly Sharma

With BSP’s announcement, all three major political parties have declared their candidates in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 07:02 AM IST

SIT to probe Royalfine India ‘chit fund’ scam

Investors include small traders, businessmen and also many shop owners from different localities and areas across the Ghaziabad district.

Police booked several officials of the chit fund firm after it suddenly shutdown operation and allegedly duped small investors. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Former mayoral aspirant, Dolly Sharma named Congress candidate from Gzb

Sharma, an MBA by qualification, is a member of All India Congress Committee besides being a party spokesperson

Dolly Sharma (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Gzb:16K personnel for LS election duty as nomination begins

The Ghaziabad officials said that about 2,000 of the 16,000 odd personnel will be deployed from other neighbouring districts to carry out the election related work

The Ghaziabad police has made elaborate arrangements at the district collectorate as the process of nomination started. (Sakib Ali/HT Phot)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 07:04 AM IST

Sanatan and safety: Yogi sets poll agenda in Ghaziabad

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister urged professionals to reach out to voters as it was difficult for candidates to go door-to-door with just a month left for polls

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Ghaziabad on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 10:50 PM IST

BJP fields it Gzb MLA for LS seat

BJP drops sitting MP Gen VK Singh, fields Atul Garg for Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat. Congress, BSP yet to announce candidates. Polls on April 26, results on June 4.

Garg, the son of the former mayor late Dinesh Chand Garg, is from the Vaish community and has a business background. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 06:02 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

DMRC seeks 302 crore from Ghaziabad Development Authority to tide over operational losses during Covid

The GDA sources said that if they end up paying ₹302 crore to DMRC, it will mean suffering huge financial issues and this may hamper funding of future Metro extensions

Ghaziabad , India - March 21 2024: A view of Delhi Metro in Hindon Area, The DMRC has written to GDA for paying up <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>302 for operational losses they suffered during the Covid lockdown in Ghaziabad , India on Thursday, March 21 2024. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 05:20 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

From online influencers to jingles on waste collection vehicles, Gzb finds new ways to target voters

Considering that in the last two general elections ( 2019 and 2014), only about half of Ghaziabad’s registered voters turned up to vote (55.78% in 2019 and 56.92% in 2014), the district administration feels that routine voter awareness rallies and loudspeaker announcements ahead of elections have not had much effect on voters

The Ghaziabad district administration on Tuesday unveiled their mascots that will help in creating voter awareness among the public and also boosting voter turnout in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 05:00 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

NGT seeks report on felling of 122,000 trees for road along Upper Ganga Canal

The forest officials have already said that compensatory afforestation for the trees/shrubs felled will be carried out in Lalitpur district

Tress seen around the Upper Ganga Canal in Ghaziabad as on Friday, the NGT has also sought reports from respondents and they are to be submitted before the tribunal at least one week before the next date of hearing on May 20. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 06:54 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Gzb: With 34km RRTS stretch operational, daily ridership rises four times

Officials say they may soon connect the Meerut (south) station with the 34km section and it will attract more passengers from Meerut.

The first 17km RRTS section comprising the five stations had an average an average daily ridership of 2,500 to 3,000 since it opened on October 20, 2023. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:32 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: Man injures self after murdering wife, minor son

The deceased woman and boy’s bodies have been sent for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death

The 40-year-old man ran a departmental store in Una that shut down due to financial crisis. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:26 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad
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