Sand miner arrested, gets bail within two hours of announcement

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GREATER NOIDA: Greater Noida police on Friday arrested well-known gangster Bhupendra Momnathal who along with his father Sanjay has been involved in illegal sand mining near Yamuna for over a decade. Bhupendra, who has been booked under the gangster act in 2015 has as many as 11 cases lodged against him in two police stations of Gautam Budh Nagar- Kasna and Knowledge Park. SP (rural) Ashish Srivastava said that the arrest of Bhupendra will break the backbone of the illegal sand mining in the area. However, within two hours of…

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NSA invoked on two for guard murder

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GREATER NOIDA: The Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate has imposed the National Security Act (NSA) against two men who had allegedly shot dead a security officer of a substation on April 21 after he refused to restore electricity in the middle of a storm. The alleged murder had sparked protests by the substation’s workers, who had cut off power supply to around 40 villages and a few small factories in Dadri for almost 16 hours. Explaining the rationale behind invoking the NSA against the two accused, district magistrate BN Singh…

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This laptop-armed gang stole 60 cars

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GHAZIABAD: Two suspected vehicle snatchers were arrested on Friday night in Loni. Nine stolen cars have been recovered from their posession, cops said. Police said the two men, along with their accomplices, used electronic gadgets and laptops to first switch off the sensors and GPS of the vehicles before stealing them. The stolen cars and SUVs were then taken to garages in Moradabad and Sambhal districts where their chassis and engines were replaced with those vehicles that have been damaged in accidents. Later, they were sold in Nepal, Bhutan and…

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3-year-old raped by Greater Noida school staffer

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GREATER NOIDA: A 42-year-old employee of a well-known English medium school in Greater Noida has been arrested on charges of raping a nursery student after the girl’s parents filed a police complaint last Friday. The man taken into custody is Chandi Das, a lifeguard who mans the school’s pool during swimming classes for students. He is from Burdwan in West Bengal, police said. He has been charged under Section 376 of the IPC and sections of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO). Das was arrested on Friday. The girl…

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11 sub inspectors fail performance test, shunted

NOIDA: Eleven sub-inspectors were sent to police lines for alleged non-performance under the newly launched grading system. These sub-inspectors were in charge of different chowkis in Noida and Greater Noida. SSP Ajay Pal Sharma said the policemen had been asked to check crime, arrest criminals as well as behave cordially with complainants. “They did not follow the guidelines. Five sub-inspectors attached to Sector 20 police station, two with Phase III police station, two with Sector 49 police station, and one each with Sector 39 and Dadri police stations were sent…

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Son opposed affair, woman held for ‘getting him killed’

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GREATER NOIDA: In a crime which has left even the police shocked, a 45-year old woman allegedly gave contract to get rid of her 22-year-old son who had been objecting to her relationship with a self-styled godman. Police said on Friday they have arrested Suresh Devi, her lover Kanhaiya, her son-in-law Amit Kumar and two contract killers for the murder of Ashul in Dadri’s Luharli village last month. Ashul was found dead in mysterious circumstances near Kot Canal in Dadri on the night of June 18. Some local people spotted…

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Waterlogging on key roads chokes Noida

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NOIDA: Like every year, monsoon rains brought the city to its knees on Friday as commuters had a tough time battling long snarls and navigating through waterlogged roads. However, the much-needed showers brought relief to residents from humidity and scorching heat. Noida received 17mm of rain in the afternoon that brought the maximum temperature three notches down to 34 degrees. In fact, traffic disruption started at various points on Noida roads around 3 pm after rains lashed the city at 2.30 pm. Commuters travelling towards Delhi from the city and…

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New Kalindi Kunj bridge may be ready by November

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NOIDA: After missing two deadlines in the past two years, the six-lane bridge parallel to the existing Okhla Barrage near Kalindi Kunj is finally on the verge of completion. The bridge will be ready latest by November this year, Noida Authority officials said on Friday. The Rs 120cr bridge, commissioned in 2014, was to be readied by August 2016. However, the deadline was later extended to March 2017, and then November 2018. Once opened, it would provide respite to thousands of commuters travelling between Delhi, Noida and Faridabad daily. At…

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Transformers set up, second power feeder for Aqua Line to be ready by Monday

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NOIDA: The power department has written to NMRC stating that an alternative power supply for the Aqua Line will start functioning from July 16. It has said the installation of current transformers and potential transformers along with the metering system will be ready in a day or two at the grid substation in Sector 148. Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (PVVNL), which is in charge of the metering system, has said both feeders would be ready by July 16 and the NMRC should ensure there is no more delay in…

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School websites to show fee details

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NOIDA: Directing all the schools in Noida to abide by the UP Self-Financed Independent Schools (Fixation of Fee) Ordinance 2018, the UP additional chief secretary Sanjay Agrawal on Friday asked the schools to upload the revised fee on their websites or notice boards by July 15, adding that action will be taken against those which fail to do so. The meeting was held at the Panchsheel Balak Inter College in Sector 91. The secretary also clarified the formula to be used for calculation of the revised fee for the year…

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