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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cow fell in an open drain in E block of Sector Beta 1 on Monday. While the animal was rescued following a residents timely complaint, locals were agitated over the issue of open sewer and drains in most parts of the city.
The Super Speciality Paediatric Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute (SSPHPGTI) in Sector 30, better known as Child PGI, was denotified as a Covid hospital on Monday following a UP government order.
The number of patients visiting hospitals with dry cough, breathing trouble, asthma and irritation in the eyes has increased in the past few days and doctors say most are getting affected by season change and the rising pollution
Barely 10 days after snack manufacturer Haldiram's was hit by ransomware, popular sweet seller Mithaas Sweets has claimed to have faced a similar attack on its servers by hackers who allegedly encrypted all its files and stole data.
A goat with a voracious appetite for fodder and a matching penchant for mystery was at the centre of an absorbing investigation by cops at Bilaspur police chowki to find its real owner from among three suitors, allegations of theft, and accusations of wrongdoing against a sub-inspector.
The air quality in Indirapuram township has seen a steady decline over the past one week with the air quality index (AQI) being recorded at 382 (very poor) on Sunday, the highest in seven days. On October 20, the AQI was at 207. Over the week, PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels have also shown a spike.
Following the weeklong Mission Shakti program of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, which culminated on Sunday (October 17-25), Sharda University announced 50% concession in admission fees for girls till October 31 with the aim to have 50% seats reserved for women from current 44% from next academic year in 2021.
Amidst low key Vijaydashmi celebrations including burning of Ravan, Kumbhkaran and Meghnath effigies at sector 21A ramlila ground in Noida without the annual surge of crowd, a symbolic message of removing evil from society was carried out through sanitation and cleanliness drives in some parts of the GB Nagar district earlier on Sunday morning.
Four ponds in Greater Noida have been revived using a natural reverse osmosis method to clean household wastewater and channel that into water bodies. These ponds, once just dirt pools, have now become clean aquifers and are being used to cultivate fish locally. The latest one is in Chauganpur tehsil in Dadri. Experts feel that this could be the way forward for managing rural water waste where sewage treatment plants (STPs) are absent.
A city-based Supreme Court advocate has filed a police complaint alleging her Amazon account was hacked, her email address on it changed and orders placed without her knowledge. An FIR against unknown Amazon officials and a Madhya Pradesh resident has been lodged.
With more and more people developing symptoms of lung conditions like cough, breathlessness, lung fatigue after recovering from Covid, more so due to weather change and pollution, GIMS in Greater Noida has started a pulmonary rehabilitation centre (PRC) on Friday in its post-Covid OPD clinic.
Domestic violence and denial of salary by employers during lockdown form a majority of the complaints pouring in at the special helpdesks that have been functioning at Noida police stations for the past few days.
On Sunday, barely three months after recovering from Covid-19 in July, a 56-year-old man living in Gurgaons Sector 10-A found himself back in familiar surroundings at the hospital, with complaints of light fever, breathlessness and severe chest congestion. Doctors said the man had scars on his lungs and the rising pollution levels had aggravated his respiratory problems.