Here are City Spidey's eight picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
No relief in sight from outages: Frequent power cuts in the city are adding to the woes of the residents grappling with the soaring temperatures. Even as residents are complaining of power cuts lasting two to three hours, the power department is clueless about how to meet the growing demand for electricity. According to officials, while the demand for electricity in Noida is 1,245 megawatts (MW), the department is able to supply 1,150 MW. The wide gap between demand and supply is resulting in rampant outages.
Soon, get info on properties online: The Noida Authority has decided to put the information related to all properties, including allotment letter, transfer of memorandum (TM), occupancy certificate etc. on its website from June-end. According to the authority, 60 per cent of copies of all property-related documents have already been scanned and uploaded under the project â€˜property management systemâ€™.
Nine days on, no trace of missing girl: Nine days after four-year-old Kashish went missing from Sector 22, there is no trace of her. While the desperate family of the girl has put up her posters across the city, the police are circulating information about her through online social networks. Meanwhile, her father, Sanjay Rawat, collected money to print 2,000 coloured posters and paste them on autorickshaws, commercial vehicles, trucks and every possible place. He hopes somebody calls us on the number printed on the posters.
Eight gangsters attack cops, arrested: Eight members of a gang were arrested in Dujana village on Thursday. Police personnel apprehended the gang members when they hurled stones at them damaging their vehicles while they were conducting flag march in preparation for the upcoming panchayat elections. Six SUVs and several illegal weapons were recovered from the possession of the gang. The accused have been identified as Naresh, Virendra, Anil, Madan, Titu Nagar, Ravinder, Om Prakash and Chatru.
Cook was spotted at local market: Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the brand's store at Gurgaon's Galleria Market on Friday morning. Cook is currently on a visit to India. People who spotted him at the market said he was escorted by seven people but had no security.
DHBVN staff to go on relay fast: Employees of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) have decided to go on a relay hunger strike. The employees are protesting against sacking of contractual staff and privatisation of 11 subdivisions of DHBVN and 12 subdivisions of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN). They have chosen to sit on hunger strike on rotation basis so that residents donâ€™t have to face power cuts while the staff protests. Four employees will remain on a hunger strike at all subdivisions on rotational basis while other employees will remain on duty.
Three months on, no relief from overflowing sewage: Three months have passed since residents of Sector 45 complained to civic authorities about sewage water flowing on to their colony road. But no relief from the problem is coming their way. With the 18-metre main road submerged in stinking sewage water leaking from the pipeline of nearby village, 200-odd families living in the locality are facing enormous inconvenience in commuting. They held many protests and dashed off letters to civic agencies in this regard during these three months, but no action has been taken.
Student accuses former schoolmate of rape: A 20-year-old B Com second year student accused her former schoolmate of raping her on the pretext of giving her lift to college on his bike. She lodged a complaint with the police that the accused is threatening to make the video he had taken during the assault public if she disclosed the matter to anybody. She also complained that he is forcing her to promise him marriage in writing.