Isha Sahni

Isha Sahni was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Isha Sahni

Rapid Metro phase 2 trial run begins, no clarity on deadline yet

The the trial run of phase 2 of the Rapid Metro has started on Golf Course Road and residents can hope that the south extension will soon be added to the scarce public transport network of the city.

The trial run is being conducted on the 6.7-kilometre-long second phase between 8 pm and 4 am.(HT File)
The trial run is being conducted on the 6.7-kilometre-long second phase between 8 pm and 4 am.(HT File)
Published on Dec 12, 2016 11:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByIsha Sahni, Gurgaon

Gurgaon: 122 flats,14 buildings sealed for not having construction approval

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon on Monday sealed 122 flats and 14 buildings at two localities as part of its ongoing drive against illegal constructions.

Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon sealed 82 flats in Satguru farms and 40 flats in Nobel farms on Monday.(HT Photo)
Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon sealed 82 flats in Satguru farms and 40 flats in Nobel farms on Monday.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2016 04:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon: Stores run dry as wholesalers refuse cheques

There has been a sudden dip in the grocery supply to retailers in Gurgaon as wholesale traders are reluctant to accept payment through cheques or digital modes.

Wholesalers said that cash payments are easy while retailers alleged that they do not want to disclose their total income.(HT File Photo)
Wholesalers said that cash payments are easy while retailers alleged that they do not want to disclose their total income.(HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2016 03:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Lives normal in upscale colonies with use of plastic money

It has been three weeks since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes but Namita Arora, a 35-year-old multinational corporation executive, has not waited in a queue outside a bank or an ATM since November 8.

Residents have taken to the use of plastic money.(Parveen Kumar/HT File)
Residents have taken to the use of plastic money.(Parveen Kumar/HT File)
Updated on Nov 29, 2016 11:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Firecracker business continues in Gurgaon despite SC ban

Two days after the Supreme Court’s ban on sales of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, the business is continuing brazenly in the city.

Crackers being sold illegally.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Crackers being sold illegally.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2016 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByIsha Sahni, Gurgaon

Gurgaon parking lots empty as users don’t have cash

Residents do not have lower denomination notes to pay the parking charges

Vehicle owners claimed that parking lot operators often don’t even have change for Rs. 100.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Vehicle owners claimed that parking lot operators often don’t even have change for Rs. 100.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 17, 2016 01:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Students source funds to treat guard who lost a leg

Deepa had lost all hope upon losing her left leg in a near-fatal accident but little did she know that the students of the school where she worked as a guard would come up with funds to help her.

Students with Deepa.
Students with Deepa.
Updated on Nov 13, 2016 12:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon develops a sweet tooth to combat pollution

Jaggery sales have increased as people turn to it to combat hazardous air pollutants

Vendors have reported roughly a 15%-25% hike in sale of jaggery and jaggery-based food items.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Vendors have reported roughly a 15%-25% hike in sale of jaggery and jaggery-based food items.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 11, 2016 01:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Jewellers worst affected as gold sales plummet

Jewellers kept a copy of a customer’s PAN card for transactions below ₹2 lakh and photo identity proofs for purchases above ₹2 lakh.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
Jewellers kept a copy of a customer’s PAN card for transactions below ₹2 lakh and photo identity proofs for purchases above ₹2 lakh.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 10, 2016 12:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Pvt hospitals in Gurgaon reject ‘illegal’ currency

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of R 500 and R 1,000 notes, patients admitted in private hospitals and their families were hassled on Wednesday as hospitals refused to accept the ‘illegal’ currency.

Patients complained that most hospitals and pharmacies blatantly rejected ₹1,000 and ₹500 currency notes for the bill payments, even in emergency cases.(HT Photo)
Patients complained that most hospitals and pharmacies blatantly rejected ₹1,000 and ₹500 currency notes for the bill payments, even in emergency cases.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2016 12:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Crackers burst during Chhath puja despite toxic air

The toxic air did not deter devotees worshipping the Sun God during Chhath puja from bursting crackers early on Monday morning.

Devotees pray to the rising sun during Chhath puja at Sheetla Mata Temple pond on Monday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Devotees pray to the rising sun during Chhath puja at Sheetla Mata Temple pond on Monday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2016 12:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon district administration decides against shutting schools

Over 10 Gurgaon private schools have suspended classes as the hazardous particles trapped in the air might take more time to disperse. Parents are demanding that other schools be closed too.

Around 200 other schools are continuing with classes after issuing notifications about curbing outdoor activities.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Around 200 other schools are continuing with classes after issuing notifications about curbing outdoor activities.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2016 12:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon visibility improves but not air quality

The smog that has been engulfing Delhi and neighbouring cities since Diwali subsided marginally on Friday, improving visibility in Gurgaon. The average level of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), however, continued to remain almost 10 times more than the permissible limit in Gurgaon.

The average level of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) continued to remain almost 10 times more than the permissible limit in Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
The average level of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) continued to remain almost 10 times more than the permissible limit in Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 05, 2016 12:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon smog: Animals suffer respiratory problems, under high risk

It is not just Gurgaon residents but also their furry friends who are facing the brunt of the dense blanket of smog that has engulfed Delhi and its neighbouring cities since Diwali.

It is not just Gurgaon residents but also their furry friends who are facing the brunt of the dense blanket of smog that has engulfed Delhi and its neighbouring cities since Diwali.(HT Photo)
It is not just Gurgaon residents but also their furry friends who are facing the brunt of the dense blanket of smog that has engulfed Delhi and its neighbouring cities since Diwali.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2016 06:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

4 Gurgaon schools declare holiday, others issue advisory due to high pollution

Four schools in Gurgaon declared a holiday on Friday as thick smog kept the city’s pollution levels high. Other schools have asked parents to fit their children with masks and will not allow students outdoors.

Children on their way to school in the national capital on November 3, 2016.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Children on their way to school in the national capital on November 3, 2016.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2016 08:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Low police patrol around metro stations in Gurgaon worry commuters

The murder of a 34-year-old woman outside MG Road Metro station -- one of the busiest metro stations in the city -- has once again called attention to inadequacies in security around metro stations.

Though the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is responsible for security inside metro stations, maintenance of law and order outside the boundaries of stations comes under the purview of the state police.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Though the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is responsible for security inside metro stations, maintenance of law and order outside the boundaries of stations comes under the purview of the state police.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2016 12:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Posters and paan stains mar MG Road paintings

Marred by advertisements and stains of pan, the canvas paintings on either sides of MG Road have been reduced to eyesores.

Updated on Oct 23, 2016 12:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

New team to check prenatal sex determination in Gurgaon

The city will soon have a dedicated team of health officials, police and a district attorney to ensure that the ban on prenatal sex determination test is enforced in Gurgaon.

The ban on prenatal sex determination tests is important in preventing female foeticide and improving the sex ratio in the country.(HT File)
The ban on prenatal sex determination tests is important in preventing female foeticide and improving the sex ratio in the country.(HT File)
Published on Oct 21, 2016 10:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurugram gets nod from Haryana cabinet

The city is inching closer to its new name Gurugram with the Haryana cabinet on Tuesday approving the proposal of revenue and disaster management department to change the name of the district from Gurgaon to Gurugram.

The state government announced that the renaming of Gurgaon as Gurugram (master’s village) and Mewat as Nuh was done on April 12 in keeping with the sentiments of the locals to change these names.(HT File photo)
The state government announced that the renaming of Gurgaon as Gurugram (master’s village) and Mewat as Nuh was done on April 12 in keeping with the sentiments of the locals to change these names.(HT File photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2016 04:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon civil hospital to set up Swine Flu ward

With the lowering temperature in the city, the health department has geared up and set up an exclusive ward for patients infected with Swine flu at the civil hospital.

The hospital authorities mentioned that as the winters are arriving, the H1N1 virus starts getting active.(HT file photo)
The hospital authorities mentioned that as the winters are arriving, the H1N1 virus starts getting active.(HT file photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2016 03:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon teen’s crusade to change lives brings hope to slum kids

A 17-year-old girl is teaching underprivileged children entrepreneurial skills

Seher Bajwa has developed a curriculum and is also teaching students at a small centre at Bahadurgarh village.(HT Photo)
Seher Bajwa has developed a curriculum and is also teaching students at a small centre at Bahadurgarh village.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2016 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon’s Sikanderpur metro station is now Bank of Baroda Sikanderpur

Bank of Baroda has acquired semi-naming rights for the Sikanderpur station

Sikanderpur metro station has been rechristened after Bank of Baroda acquired semi-naming rights.(HT Photo)
Sikanderpur metro station has been rechristened after Bank of Baroda acquired semi-naming rights.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2016 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Over 48 sweet shops inspected in city for adulterated food

Cracking the whip on adulterated food items this festive season, the department of food safety has been conducting inspections and collecting samples of sweets from different stores in various pockets of the city.

More than 48 sweet stores, big and small, have been inspected in the last one week.(Abhinav Saha/Representative photo)
More than 48 sweet stores, big and small, have been inspected in the last one week.(Abhinav Saha/Representative photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2016 12:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Toll booths attacked, operators assaulted on MG Road gate

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Oct 13, 2016 08:34 AM IST

Vegetables get pricey as government razes shops in Khandsa market

The prices of vegetables have steeply increased in Gurgaon following the state government demolished makeshift shops in Khandsa Market, Sector 10A.

The prices of vegetables have increased by ₹10 to ₹20 in the last couple of days due to the unrest.(HT File)
The prices of vegetables have increased by ₹10 to ₹20 in the last couple of days due to the unrest.(HT File)
Published on Oct 13, 2016 12:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Two toll booth operators attacked on MG Road after truck drivers were denied free passage

A group of truck drivers have been asking us to excuse them from paying toll fee. They picked up fights with the workers when they were denied passage without payment.

A toll booth that was damaged by goons on MG Road, Gurgaon on Wednesday.(Isha Sahni/HT Photo)
A toll booth that was damaged by goons on MG Road, Gurgaon on Wednesday.(Isha Sahni/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2016 06:34 PM IST
ByIsha Sahni, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon

Auto drivers disrupt cab aggregator services in Gurgaon

Protesting against private cab aggregators – Ola and Uber – groups of autorickshaw drivers allegedly disrupted the aggregators’ services in Gurgaon on Monday.

Traffic police officials around Huda City Centre metro station confirmed the unrest, but Uber and Ola representatives did not comment on the issue(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Traffic police officials around Huda City Centre metro station confirmed the unrest, but Uber and Ola representatives did not comment on the issue(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2016 12:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Ready-made effigies a hit in Gurgaon this Dussehra

Over 15 artists and their families from different pockets of Delhi-NCR are making effigies and selling them on roadside

Effigies of demon king Ravana for sale along old Delhi-Gurgoan road ahead of Dussehra, on Friday.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Effigies of demon king Ravana for sale along old Delhi-Gurgoan road ahead of Dussehra, on Friday.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2016 01:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Gurgaon joins campaign against Chinese goods

Many residents are checking manufacturing location of firecrackers, lights and gift items this festive season

Markets are usually flooded with Chinese goods during festive season.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Markets are usually flooded with Chinese goods during festive season.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2016 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Waiting for government help, 350 people live in crammed temporary sheds in Gurgaon

In a lesser known quarter of Gurgaon, where garbage from the city piles up, 350 abandoned people spend their days crammed in temporary sheds on a private plot in the hope that the government would give them a better tomorrow.

Lunch served at Gurukul(Parveen Kuma/HT Photo)
Lunch served at Gurukul(Parveen Kuma/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 07, 2016 01:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon
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