Bus with 16 students skids on sand at underpass, girl suffers skull fracture

Noida: A schoolgirl suffered a skull fracture and several other kids sustained bruises and other injuries when an Apeejay School bus skidded off sand mounds left by workers on the road and crashed into a wall of Rajnigandha underpass in Noida on Saturday morning. The bus driver, Ganga Sagar Updhyay (57), and the attendant, Satya Prakash (36), have been admitted to the ICU. The school management lashed out at the Noida Authority for negligence, pointing out there was no signboard at the mouth of the underpass to warn the driver…

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Noida: 4 failed experiments anger commuters, traffic cops plan another one at Parthala roundabout

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NOIDA: With the authorities failing to tackle the increasing volume of traffic at Parthala roundabout, the traffic police is planning yet another experiment at the roundabout suggesting the Noida Authority to make u-turns at the FNG connecting the roundabout with Chhijarsi and Sector 122. The move comes after a commuter approached the UP DGP and senior officials of the Noida Authority complaining about the failure of the previous experiments and the increase in congestion due to the latest one. The traffic police had first closed two sides of the roundabout…

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Noida names and shames traffic violators on site

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NOIDA: The transport department on Sunday suspended the driving licences of five vehicle owners for three months and released a video identifying them. The vehicles of these people had been caught on camera speeding for at least five times on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. However, it is not clear if the owners, whose licences were cancelled, were on the driver’s seat at that time. The action was taken after the vehicle owners ignored repeated notices sent to them and refused to pay the fine. ARTO (enforcement) Himesh Tiwari said: “Some…

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Gangster who fled during shootout held

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GREATER NOIDA: An alleged accomplice of a notorious gangster of Sundar Bhati gang was arrested from Ecotech 1 area on Saturday night. Police said that Govinda, a resident of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, was wanted for attempt to murder and robberies. He is believed to have fled when the police nabbed his colleague Baleshwar Bhati half-an-hour earlier. Govinda was nabbed around 8.30pm near the power substation square. “We had put up a check-post and detained the accused. On questioning, he revealed his identity,” said Farmood Ali Pundhir, SHO, Ecotech 1 police…

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This women’s group has a lesson to offer on healthy eating

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NOIDA: The residents of Sector 47 have a lesson for other colonies in the city on how to promote healthy eating. On Sunday, a women’s group — Green Crusaders — and the local RWA organised a weekly market where 15 vendors sold organic vegetables, fruits, dairy products, flour, tea, flowers etc. The residents had invited 15 vendors from across the country to display their products and sell them. The weekly market will be held every Sunday for four hours from 8.30am. The first of the weekly ‘haat’ this Sunday was…

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Traders cheated of Rs 50 lakh, two arrested

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GREATER NOIDA: A 30-year-old man and an accomplice have been arrested for allegedly cheating a dozen distributors of Rs 50 lakh by taking grocery items and other goods from them on credit and giving them fake cheques. The main accused, Shashikant Singh, a resident of Gaur City, had floated a fake goods supplying agency named Tourniete Private Ltd along with his friend Amit Anand. They reportedly told the distributors they supplied grocery items and other goods to supermarkets such as Big Bazar, Patanjali, Reliance Fresh, 24/7 and others. The two…

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NGT rejects green activists’ plea, work to begin soon at eco-park

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NOIDA: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rejected the plea submitted by an environmental organisation against felling of nearly 3,000 eucalyptus trees at the proposed eco-park in Sector 91, Noida. The pending work in the park is now expected to resume, said sources. According to sources, the principal bench of NGT, headed by Justice A K Goel, and comprising Justice S P Wangdi and expert member Nagin Nanda, decided against passing any order on the application of an environmental organisation as the bench was satisfied with the response of the…

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