June 18: Vignettes from Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon
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June 18: Vignettes from Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon

Shipra Suncity flat burgled; no takers for housing scheme; GPS for garbage lifting vehicles… Here are the top eleven updates for Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon.

June 18: Vignettes from Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon

Here are City Spidey's eleven picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):


Flat in Shipra Suncity burgled: A house in Shipra Suncity apartments in Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, was burgled on Wednesday. The burglars entered the house after cutting the wire mesh of the rear door and opening the latch of the wooden door next to it and decamped with valuables worth Rs 2.5 lakh. Priya Agnihotri, 25, who lives alone in ground floor flat, had gone for a movie at the time of the incident.

Drive against traffic violation yields big haul: The Noida Police have seized driving licences of nearly 1,400 people and recommended for their suspension during a drive against traffic violations. The drive was launched in April this year in the wake of a directive from a Supreme Court panel that all states should suspend the licences of traffic rule violators for a minimum of three months even for offences like speeding and red-light jumping,

Luke warm response to housing scheme: Launched in 2011, a housing scheme of the Noida Authority for slum dwellers failed to attract many prospective buyers. The scheme was flouted by the authority to vacate its prime land in industrial sectors 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10 encroached upon by slums. It has already built 3,458 flats in Sector 122 for rehabilitation of the encroachers.

Truck rams into dumper; two dead: A driver and a cleaner of a dumper were killed when a speeding truck rammed into their vehicle, 21 km from the zero point on the Yamuna Expressway, on Friday morning. The victims have been identified as Shivpal, 30, and Manoj, 28. The dumper was stationery when the accident occurred.

Greater Noida

Man held for killing daughter: The police have arrested one, Devendra Gurjar, 45, from his village in a case of honour killing. The accused had shot his 22-year-old daughter dead on a road in full public view in Azampur Gadhi village in Dankaur. He acted on a suspicion that her daughter was having an affair with a youth of the same village.


Body found hanging from high tension cable: A cyclist was found hanging from a high-tension electric cable on Friday morning near Golf Course Extension Road. The cycle of the 24-year-old youth, identified as Rahman, was found leaning against a pole near the body. Police suspect it to be a case of suicide.

Robbery at gun point: Four armed assailants allegedly seized keys of a Honda City from a man at gun point outside the Kingdom of Dreams in Sector 29 on Wednesday night. The victim was standing there after parking the sedan of his employer along the road. The assailants kept him hostage in their Ford Eco SUV before throwing him out at Sohna Road and fleeing with both the vehicles. An FIR has been lodged in Sector 29 police station.

Duo booked for assaulting and robbing woman lawyer: Four days after a woman lawyer was thrashed and robbed, two people have been booked. The woman has identified the two as Chandan Kumar, a resident of Saket in Delhi, and Om Prakash. An FIR has been lodged against the two at the Sector 29 police station under sections 379-B (snatching and use of force) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

Heat kills two peacocks: Two peacock reportedly died due to heat stroke while five others are undergoing treatment at veterinary centres in the district. The national bird is struggling for survival with temperatures across North India soaring. Forest department though confirmed five cases of heat stroke in peacocks, it denied record of any death.

Second girls’ college for Gurgaon: If a proposal of Huda is approved by the state government, the city will have the second government girls' college. The urban development body has already earmarked 15 acres of land in Sector 44 for construction of the college. Currently, there is only one major girls’ college in the city which is unable to accommodate more than 7,500 girls.

GPS for garbage-lifting vehicles: The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has decided to install global positioning system (GPS) on garbage-lifting vehicles. The decision was taken in view of complaints from residents and RWAs that garbage was left unattended in various parts of the city. The device will keep a check on the movements of the vehicle and working of the employees.