Executive accused of ‘online rape’, extorted

In 55 years

A 27-year-old executive with a Gurugram-based finance company was allegedly forced to pay Rs 5,000 by a woman who honeytrapped him into making a video call where he had removed all his clothes. The woman allegedly threatened to lodge a case of “online rape” and circulate the recorded video online if the executive did not pay up.

Restaurants reopen in Noida, but owners say 10pm closing time is a setback for businesses

In 55 years

Restaurateurs point out that Noida outlets are losing out on major business (since they reopened after lockdown) because of a time restriction of 10pm, while those in Delhi and Gurgaon can remain open till midnight.

Man held with bullet inside Noida metro station

In 55 years

A 22-year-old man was apprehended by the CISF on Monday for allegedly carrying a bullet inside a metro station, officials said. They said Sagar Chauhan, a resident of Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh, was intercepted by its personnel while entering the Noida sector-62 station at 2.30pm.

Plots worth Rs 1,981 crore freed from land sharks in Noida

In 55 years

In a recently conducted review, Noida Authority found that land sharks had encroached more than 3 lakh sqm area illegally over the years. Carrying out special drives, the authority managed to free up the land worth more than Rs 1,981 crore over the past six months. The problem was acute in two villages where industrial and institutional development has to take place​

One more member of Sube Gujjar gang held

In 55 years

Police on Saturday arrested the maternal uncle of Sube Gujjar in Faridabad for allegedly helping the notorious gangster in various crimes.

Live-in partner booked for threatening to share photos

In 55 years

A 25-year-old woman has accused her former live-in partner of threatening to share her private photographs on social media platforms, and demanding money to delete the same.

Liquor sales up despite high fees in Noida, Greater Noida

In 55 years

Liquor business demand has soared in localities and residential pockets which have got developed in Noida and Greater Noida over the past few years.

How Noida is battling dust clouds as construction norms go for a toss

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A rapid rise in construction activity across Noida and Greater Noida has shrouded the city with a blanket of dust. And the residents are at the receiving end of it

UP: CBI raids properties of BSP MLA Vinay Shankear Tiwari and associates in Rs 754 crore bank fraud; case lodged

In 55 years

Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids at premises and residences of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Vinay Shankar Tiwari on Monday in connection with a bank loan fraud amounting to Rs 754.24 crore.

What ballooney! When ‘alien’ talk took over a Noida village

In 55 years

A humanoid balloon, which looked like a sci-fi character dropping from the sky, spooked many who gaped at it in disbelief before raising the alarm. For some, it was an alien, for others a spy.

Wall collapses in Dadri, two labourers die

In 55 years

Two labourers, including a minor, died while two others sustained injuries when a wall of an adjacent plot and a reinforced cement concrete (RCC) beam came down upon them at an under-construction farm house in Dadri area on Friday afternoon.

15 restobars down shutters in Noida, most of them in Sector 18

In 55 years

Reeling from losses incurred during the lockdown months, 15 restobars in the city have decided to shut down their businesses. Most of these outlets are located in the Sector 18 market or the Gardens Galleria mall and have decided not to renew their annual licences that expired last month.

Empty seats greet Noida, Ghaziabad multiplexes’ ‘muhurat shot’

In 55 years

Even as theatres in GB Nagar and Ghaziabad reopened nine and 15 screens, respectively, for viewers on Friday, they received very little response from moviegoers.

Genset ban to leave 700 families in two Noida societies marooned

In 55 years

Residents of two highrises in the city have been stocking up on candles and battery-powered lights following the direction by Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to ban diesel gensets.

32 polluters fined Rs 11.15 lakh in Noida

In 55 years

The Noida Authority on Saturday imposed a fine of Rs 11.15 lakh on defaulters for polluting air, water and environment. As many as 34 individuals, construction companies and establishments were identified during the drive and were fined.

It’s official. RDC is a vehicle-free zone

In 55 years

After a long wait, the Rajnagar District Centre — the city’s major commercial hub — has been made a vehicle-free zone from Saturday.

Jewar to catapult Gautam Budh Nagar into first aerotropolis of India

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With an international airport coming up at Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar, it will become the first aerotropolis of the country, ushering in economic activities, mainly in the MSME and agriculture sectors, said additional chief secretary, MSME and exports promotion, Navneet Sehgal while addressing a meeting to review functioning of his department held here on Friday.

More names surface in Bike Bot scam probe

In 55 years

With the arrest of three more accused in the multi-crore Bike Bot fraud earlier this month, the economic offences wing, Meerut, probing the money trail of the Ponzi scam has come across more names.​

Noida: Disabled ‘doctor’ dupes 7 with job offers

In 55 years

At least seven people were allegedly duped by a disabled person who posed as a doctor and promised jobs at the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The accused, who claimed to be Dr SK Gupta and a former employee of ESIC, had told the targets that he could get them a job using his connections.

Greater Noida: Missing 9-year-old found dead in a well

In 55 years

A nine-year-old girl, who had gone missing for the past five days, was found in a well in Pyawali village of Greater Noida on Thursday evening, said police.​

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