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Ashna Butani

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Ashna is a trainee correspondent with The Indian Express

Domestic helps at Noida societies cut off by employers, some forced to beg
Fri, May 29, 2020

“When the lockdown was implemented, I was given Rs 1,600 and told to leave. Now, no one is hiring... we do not know when we will get jobs again,” said Bibi, who used to work at four houses but was only paid her dues by two employers.

Delhi: Markets empty, traders say Metro is only sliver of hope
Thu, May 28, 2020

The centrality of the Metro and full bus services was echoed by the market associations of Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh, which reopened with approximately 30% and 48% shops respectively.

State says yes, district says no: Chaos at Noida border
Thu, May 28, 2020

While orders passed by the UP government said there will be no restriction on people entering from Delhi, except for those residing in containment zones, the district administration said status quo will be maintained until detailed guidelines are issued.

Chinese-origin woman alleges attack by man in Greater Noida
Wed, May 27, 2020

The woman, Carol Zouhui, claimed: “I was walking in the society when a stray dog started following me. I gave it some water. Suddenly, it tried to attack another man’s pet dog. I asked the guard for help. I started walking away, when the man started hitting me with the guard’s stick.”

Delhi: Markets empty, traders say Metro is only sliver of hope
Wed, May 20, 2020

Ashok Randhawa, president of the Sarojini Nagar Mini Market Traders Association, attributed the lack of life at the market to lack of public transport and unresolved issues with finer details.

UP govt says yes, district says no: Chaos at Noida border
Wed, May 20, 2020

While orders passed by the UP government said there will be no restriction on people entering from Delhi, except for those residing in containment zones, the district administration said status quo will be maintained until detailed guidelines are issued.

Delhi: Haryana, UP borders jammed as many arrive without passes
Tue, May 19, 2020

“We saw more traffic than usual today, primarily because many people have resumed work. Also, people think that restrictions have been relaxed and that they can travel,” said UP Police constable Sanjeev Rana, who is posted at the DND flyway.

On train from Gautam Budh Nagar: Barber, student, factory worker
Sun, May 17, 2020

Not all who registered turn up, admin lets those not on list to board train.

Aurangabad-bound special train carrying over 950 migrants leaves from UP
Sat, May 16, 2020

A district official said passengers from different locations in Gautam Budha Nagar were picked up early-morning. The administration has set aside around 70 buses for the purpose.

88-year-old man, among Delhi’s oldest Covid-19 patients, recovers
Thu, May 14, 2020

Jaiswal’s son Dalbir (60). who works at Ganga Ram Hospital, came in touch with someone who was infected. He contracted the virus, which also spread to his wife and father.

Delhi: Phone manufacturers start off with 30% staff, and lots of distance
Sun, May 10, 2020

“We have received requisite permissions to restart production at our Noida factory. On Thursday, the factory started limited operations, which will be scaled up over a period of time,” said Partha Ghosh, head of corporate communications, Samsung Southwest Asia.

Not having Aarogya Setu app is a punishable offence, say Noida police
Wed, May 06, 2020

Those living in the district, which includes Noida and Greater Noida, as well as those entering from outside, need to have the app installed on their smartphones, according to an order circulated on the night of May 3 and in force from the following day.

No Aarogya Setu app? Pay Rs 1,000 fine or face 6 months jail in Noida
Wed, May 06, 2020

"If people download it instantly, we will let them go. We are doing this so that people take the order seriously and download it. But if they do not download it after repeated warnings, we will take action," said Akhilesh Kumar, DCP Law and Order.

Covid-lockdown: Delhi-Noida border crisis continues
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

A doctor from Delhi's National Heart Institute Hospital was among those stopped at border while returning to her home in Noida on Saturday evening.

Long lines at Delhi-Noida border, officials say will be resolved soon
Sat, Apr 25, 2020

On Tuesday, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration sealed the border to contain the virus spread and said essential service providers will be allowed entry — provided they have a UP pass.

Covid-19: To spread awareness among migrant labourers, Delhi police organise magic show
Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Organised by the Delhi Police, the show attempted to spread awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic and precautions that need to be taken.

Delhi: For ration, virtual waitlist becomes a real-world worry
Fri, Apr 17, 2020

So far, 10 lakh kg rice and 40 lakh kg wheat have been distributed to 10 lakh people without cards. 70 lakh ration-card holders have been provided staples.

Delhi: MCD school becomes a temporary home
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Officials said that while there were close to 7,000 people being fed at the 15 porta cabin shelter homes at the Pushta earlier, the number of people staying in and around the area had come down to 2,000 over the past few days.

72-year-old with comorbidities recovers, Lok Nayak director says reason to remain hopeful
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

Before he left, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and hospital staff gathered on the steps to wish him good health.

Doctors receive rousing reception at Delhi’s star hotel
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

While the Lalit Hotel in Barakhamba Road welcomed doctors from LNJP and GB Pant Sunday morning, the Leela Ambience in East Delhi has been hosting doctors from Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital since last week.

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