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Shipra reappears in Gurgaon: Her disappearance from Delhi on Monday had caused a flutter in Delhi NCR with speculation of abduction. After a frenetic search for five days, the police has found Shipra Malik alone in a village near Gurgaon on Friday. The 29-year-old Noida-based fashion designer, who is currently being interrogated by a senior police official, can lift the lid on the mystery.
Dial ‘O’ for Ola: Commuters in Noida have been using the Ola app to book cabs. They can now hire auto-rickshaws using the same app for last-mile connectivity. Launching the service on Thursday, the cab aggregator claimed that it would put an end to overcharging by auto drivers.
Metro on fast track: Here’s good news for all those looking forward to a Metro link between Kalindi Kunj in Delhi and Botanical Garden in Noida. Their wait may soon be over, as the 3.9-km track is set to be ready for trials by September 1, three months ahead of schedule. According to officials, the track could be commissioned by December 2016.
First brush with global cricket: Cricket lovers of Noida and Greater Noida can now look forward to global exposure. The newly built Shaheed Vijay Singh Parthik Sports Stadium in Greater Noida is all set to host its first set of international matches from April 10 to 14 between Afghanistan, Namibia and Nepal. An MoU has been signed between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Afghanistan Cricket Board to this effect.
Crackdown on encroachments: Noida Authority has issued a notice to residents of Sector 21 to get rid of all encroachments. The move comes in the wake of a complaint by a woman against her neighbours for uprooting a 30-year-old neem tree she had planted on the Authority’s land when she was 5. The felling of the tree in the Authority's land was a clear case of encroachment.
Homebuyers meet Rahul: Homebuyers from across the country, under the banner of "Fight for RERA", approached Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday to push the Bill on real estate regulations in the ongoing Parliament session. The group is supported by the Noida Extension Flat Owners' Welfare Association (NEFOWA).