Here are City Spidey's top five picks from Noida and Ghaziabad:
Shootout at Indirapuram: Arshi Malik (29), a cloth merchant, was allegedly shot dead inside the premises of ATS Advantage society in Ahimsa Khand I, Indirapuram, late on Friday night. The victim was taking a stroll near a swimming pool when five unidentified persons opened fire on him around 11.30 pm.
Heat relief for Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad electricity department has geared up to deal with the summer power shortage and offer interrupted power supply to residents. The department is ready to instal about a dozen new 11x33kV sub-stations in the city and has also increased the present capacity of the sub-stations. Eight of these sub-stations are in the ciss-Hindon area while the remaining four are in the trans-Hindon area.
Deadline to locate 482 acres of Air Force land: The district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar on Saturday disclosed that a four-member committee will trace the "missing" 482 acres of Air Force land over the Yamuna floodplains by March 15. The Air Force obtained the floodplains under its Tilpat firing and bombing range in Faridabad on November 26, 1950. However, when it discontinued using the area, now under the Noida jurisdiction, farmers started agricultural activities on the land. Later, the land mafia acquired the land and built farmhouses.
The student union president expelled: Nikhil Vasoya, the student union president of Government PG College in Noida, was expelled for submitting a fake Class XII certificate at the time of his admission. Some students had questioned the academic credentials of Vasoya and an internal investigation was held by the college management. The college formed a committee that approached the school where Vasoya claimed to have studied. The school management made it clear that they had no record of his enrolment. The college notified the CCS University, Meerut, which ordered Vasoya's expulsion.
Resident cops to manage traffic: The traffic department is set to recruit and train Noida residents to lend a helping hand to traffic cops. The cops will select 30 to 40 volunteers from across Noida to manage traffic in their respective sectors. A weeklong training session will be held by the traffic department to educate the volunteers on traffic rules and regulations. The "resident cops" will manage and assist the cops. They will not issue challans to violators. The programme will be launched first in sectors 31 and 62.