Delhi's air quality turned "severe" today with slow wind speed allowing the accumulation of "locally generated" pollutants, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials.
The farmers' protests against the Centre's farm laws on Wednesday led to the shutting down of key roads connecting Noida and Delhi. The arterial Kalindi Kunj route that links Noida to Delhi's Okhla had been shut for traffic movement, the Delhi Traffic Police informed in the evening. It was later opened.
Farmers protesting against the new farm laws continued their sit-in at the Noida-Delhi border for the second day today, leading to closure of a key route that connects Uttar Pradesh with the national capital.
The Gautam Buddh Nagar Police on Monday said it has attached a property worth Rs 25 crore of a key aide of mafia Sundar Bhati operating in western Uttar Pradesh.
Two criminals were arrested in Noida on Monday after they suffered injuries in a shootout with the police, officials said.
Four people died on Saturday as their car rammed a state transport bus on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida, police said.
A 12-year-old boy died allegedly by suicide on his birthday at his home in Noida Sector 18, said police on Wednesday.
Over 1,300 people who were found without face masks at public places were issued challans across Noida and Greater Noida amid the COVID-19 outbreak, police said on Sunday.
The air quality in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad slipped into the "poor" zone on Wednesday, while it was recorded in the "moderate" category in Faridabad and Gurgaon in the National Capital Region (NCR), a government agency said.
The Gautam Buddh Nagar police has stepped up vigilance and intensified checks at its borders with Delhi following the arrest of two suspected terrorists in the national capital, officials said on Wednesday.
Gautam Buddh Nagar health officials were on Wednesday deployed at two key Noida-Delhi borders where they started random COVID-19 testing of people coming from the national capital.
People coming from Delhi to Noida will be randomly tested for COVID-19 from tomorrow, the administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh said.
After a spell of rain in NCR, air quality improved drastically in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon to reach "poor" levels, while it reached "moderate" category in Faridabad on Monday, according to a government agency.
To make it easier for foreigners in India, the Home Ministry has brought the jurisdiction of Gautam Buddh Nagar or Noida and Ghaziabad districts of Uttar Pradesh under the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Delhi.