Greater Noida was the countrys third-most polluted city on Thursday, with an air quality index (AQI) of 412 under the severe category. The air quality in Noida and Ghaziabad also deteriorated from Wednes-day and remained in the very poor category.
Hundreds of people from the Gujjar community on Thursday staged a protest at the Delhi-Noida-Directway (DND) flyway demanding justice for Aman Baisla, who was found dead at his home here last month. Following the protest, there was a traffic snarl stretching over 2 km.
A man who allegedly duped as many as 14 people by selling them cars through online sale-purchase platform OLX and later stealing the vehicles using their GPS locations has been arrested by Noida police.
The three-week long protest and an indefinite hunger strike by the resident doctors of the North municipal corporation of Delhi run hospitals has ended after the pending salaries of a majority of the healthcare workers were credited to their accounts.
Sector 51 RWA has written to UPPCBs regional officer in Sector 1 over untended collection of dry leaves by Noida Authority horticulture department in the sector parks, dust pollution due to dumping of Yamuna sand at gate number 11 and violation of NGT rules on use of gensets.
At a time when health workers are apprehensive about a spike in the number of Covid cases, the district administration has decided to focus on three parameters: average positivity rate, daily number of symptomatic patients and number of patients shifting from home isolation to hospitals. The health department will start tracing at least 25 contacts per Covid patient from Wednesday, following UP additional chief secretary (health) Amit Mohan Prasads directive.
Touseef, the main accused in the shooting of a college student in Faridabad on Monday afternoon, had been pressuring the woman, Nikita, for a meeting and she kept turning him down, police said. Two days before the incident, he visited the college in a bid to meet her but failed to do so. Police said CCTV footage from last week captured him at the institute talking to some students, who are yet to be identified.
Around 65% households in Delhi-NCR have one or more individuals who are experiencing pollution-related ailments, and 79% residents want a ban on cracker sale this time, a survey conducted by LocalCircles says.
The city on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, with 5,673 cases in 24 hours. It is also for the first time that the 5,000-mark has been breached.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday suspended the services of Delhi University vice-chancellor professor Yogesh Tyagi with immediate effect on the charges of grave misconduct, dereliction of duty, abuse of power and lack of commitment. A day earlier, he had given his consent for an inquiry against Tyagi.
Faridabad deputy commissioner Yashpal Yadav on Wednesday met the family members of a 21-year-old girl who was shot dead in Ballabgarh on Monday and said the security arrangements have been made for the family.
157 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Gautam Buddh Nagar on Wednesday, while 155 patients recovered in the past 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases in the district on Wednesday reached 17,292.
Work in three shifts round-the-clock with over 180 workers is under way to expedite the construction of the 4.5km six-lane Aghapur elevated road near Bhangel. By Tuesday, 1012 foundation pillars were completed.
Almost two months after the fatal attack by carjackers on Amity student Akshay Kalra, seven people were arrested on Tuesday, including five members of a Ghaziabad-based gang. The accused were traced through Akshays Creta, which was kept in a vacant plot used in Ghaziabads Vaishali. A bid to sell the vehicle led cops to the gang, which had been approaching some scrap dealers in Haryana and Meerut.
At 4,853, the capital recorded the highest single-day Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, breaching the 4,000-mark for the fourth time in the last five days. The number of containment zones also crossed the 3,000 mark for the first time with 3,032 such pockets.
A 45-year-old woman and her daughter, 15, were killed and three other members of the Delhis Karol Bagh family were injured when their car overturned after hitting scraps of tyre lying on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura early Tuesday morning.