Executive seen on cam an hour before murder

NOIDA: Police have finally spotted BHEL deputy GM Amit Pandey in a CCTV footage from the Okhla Bird Sanctuary metro station that shows him getting out of the station at 7.31 pm, though the case still awaits a breakthrough even after a week. The CCTV footage, accessed by TOI, shows Pandey (41) wearing a white shirt and carrying a backpack. As the time of his death has been cited by police between 8.30 pm and 9 pm, it is being assumed that he had been walking from the metro station…

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Shooter arrested for BJP worker’s murder

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Noida: A man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the triple murder of BJP worker Shiv Kumar Yadav and his two gunners in Noida Extension. The accused Pradeep alias Bhola (25) is associated with Sunder Bhati gang and hails from Khedi Bhanota village in Surajpur. Rajiv Narayan Mishra, additional SP Noida-STF, said police received information about the movement of Pradeep near Cherry County in Bisrakh. “He was planning to commit a crime in the area. An STF team recahed there and signalled him to stop but he tried to…

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IAS officer’s ‘baraat’ booked over loud music

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NOIDA: A case was registered against the father-in-law of a young IAS officer and others at his wedding party for playing loud music as the ‘baraat’ made its way to Chhapraula in Noida Sector 168 on Monday night. Niraj Kumar is posted with the divisional commissioner’s office in Jammu, police said. Vedpal Singh Pundir, the SHO of Noida Expressway police station, said Kumar was getting married to local resident Suresh Singh Chauhan’s daughter. The wedding had been organised at a Noida Authority ground near Shiv Nadar School. “There were around…

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Smuggled liquor sold in houses in Khoda, say locals

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Ghaziabad: Locals alleged on Tuesday that bootlegging and sale of smuggled liquor were rampant in Khoda Colony, with several women having taken up jobs of retail sale of illegal alcohol from their houses. They have alleged that cops are hand-in-glove with the liquor smugglers. While Ghaziabad SSP Hari Narayan Singh has suspended four cops of Khoda police station, including SHO Dhruv Bhushan Dubey, the district administration has recommended the suspension of three officials of the excise department as well, hours after four persons died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in…

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Noida lottery for transport hub plots

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Noida: The Noida Authority on Tuesday conducted a draw of lots for allotting 501 plots in the area, eight years after the concept of Transport Nagar was announced and nearly four years after it became ready for use. The scheme was re-launched on January 1 this year with a lower land allotment rate of Rs 24,060. The multi-crore project has been developed on 26 acres of land in Sector 69. It has been envisaged to not only benefit thousands of transporters and bus operators, but also help decongest main roads…

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2,929 people from M’luru participate in Swachh Survekshan-2018

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Mangaluru: While Mysuru tops the list with 15,088 feedback received from citizens on the status of cleanliness and sanitation under the Swachh Survekshan-2018, 2,929 people from Mangaluru participated in the survey, putting the port city in the fourth place in terms of number of people participating in it. Mangaluru is a competitor in the ‘Swachh Survekshan –2018’, the third cleanliness survey launched by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA). The city is one of the 4,041 cities/ towns of India that are participating in the Swachh Survekshan–2018.…

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Election awareness programme to be conducted over water

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Mangaluru: Walkathons to promote a cause are now passé. Thanks to an initiative of the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Committee, Dakshina Kannada district is all set to witness the first ever ‘Jalathon’ to impress the fishermen community to come out and exercise their franchise in the forthcoming polls to the state assembly. A flotilla of boats will sail down the Phalguni river shortly, carrying the message— ‘Come to the polling station’. Taking a cue from the geographic characteristics of this coastal district, where the sea and intertwining…

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Cong leader suspended for allegedly misbehaving with woman corporator

Mangaluru: In a major embarrassment to the Congress, a woman corporator from the party has levelled allegations against a senior party leader, of misbehaving with her. The incident led to the suspension of party district general secretary Abdul Sathar, with immediate effect on Tuesday. Corporator Prathibha Kulai, who was the chairperson of the standing committee on tax appellate and finance of the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) council, had alleged that Sathar had misbehaved with her at the office of Mangaluru City South MLA B A Mohiuddin Bava. Prathibha alleged that…

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