Rashpal Singh covers socio-economic and development issues in Gurgaon and adjoining districts. A journalist for over a decade with stints in Shimla, Chandigarh and Jaipur, he also writes on transport, local administration and the district BJP.
Articles by Rashpal Singh
Haryana CM office issues notice to MCG commissioner
The Haryana Chief Minister’s office has served show cause notices to commissioners of Gurugram and Faridabad municipal corporations for delay in disposal of complaints received on CM window.
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 01:59 PM IST
Haryana proposes increase in movie screens, with focus on single screen theatres
The state government approved the Haryana film policy on September 5 giving filmmaking the status of an industry in the state, making it eligible for various incentives and subsidies.
Published on Sep 12, 2018 12:57 PM IST
Reel good news: Filmmaking accorded status of industry in Haryana
the state is introducing a single window system where applications, seeking permissions for shoots, will have to be decided within a week. The policy is likely to benefit Gurugram as it is preferred by filmmakers due to its proximity to Delhi.
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 05:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh, Gurugram
Gurugaman bus design represents Gurugram’s ‘cyber spirit’, say officials
Work on designing the buses started in December 2017 and the logo, showing two progressive lines of dark blue and light blue, signify earth and sky, respectively.
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 07:31 AM IST
Provide basic amenities, forget ‘super smart’ city: Political leaders
The state government wants to turn Gurugram into a ‘super smart’ city, but the lack of basic civic infrastructure is exposed every time it rains.
Published on Aug 29, 2018 04:24 AM IST
Probe panel’s clean chit to panchayat land deal in Gurugram
An inquiry report on alleged misappropriation of a 3,000-square-yard panchayat land in Sikanderpur — where a petrol pump is presently operating — has concluded that there was no violation of norms during the sale of land, although the Haryana government had initially objected to setting up of such a facility there.
Published on Aug 25, 2018 05:24 AM IST
Folk art form Banchari find its way into textbooks, to be part of varsity course
The song and dance form -Banchari - that celebrates the love of Lord Krishna and Radha is set to be part of a varsity course in Haryana.
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 11:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Banchari (Palwal) | ByRashpal Singh
CMO summons Gurugram officer in connection with Aravalli encroachment
Rakesh Gupta, additional principal secretary to Haryana chief minister said the Gurugram officer has been summoned on August 3 and would present the status in the cases, following which he would review the progress.
Published on Jul 31, 2018 04:09 PM IST
Trees felling must for development, says Haryana’s forest minister Rao Narbir Singh
Haryana forest minister Rao Narbir Singh talks about government’s priorities and the environmental price state will have to pay for growth.
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 01:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh
Stricter action needed to rein in errant private schools: Gurugram deputy commissioner
Gurugram deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh says schools not admitting poor students under the EWS quota flout rules due to lack of deterrence but derecognition not the solution.
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 03:09 PM IST
Dead for six months, Gurugram woman summoned in land probe case
The dead woman, Mishri Devi, was the former sarpanch of Sikanderpur and it was under her tenure the said panchayat land was allegedly sold in 2003.
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Plan to fell trees for water tank in Gurugram’s Leisure Valley Park shelved
The GMDA had sent a letter to the forest department about a week ago, seeking permission for felling 26 trees in a corner of Leisure Valley Parkto construct an underground tank.
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 01:21 PM IST
Gurugram civic body gets go-ahead to chop 28 trees to build new auditorium
The permission has not gone well with environmental activists, who said that given the city’s pollution level, all options for saving trees should be explored.
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 02:03 PM IST
Probe into sale of panchayat land in Gurugram’s Sikanderpur
The Gurugram district administration has initiated a probe into the sale of a 3,000-square-yard “panchayat land” in Gurugram’s Sikanderpur area in Sector 26, where a petrol pump is currently operating.
Published on Jun 30, 2018 11:24 AM IST
New Haryana high-speed railway line to link with Delhi Metro
Haryana government will construct a new high-speed rail corridor that will begin where the Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line ends and stretch into Old Gurugram across the expressway.
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 07:37 AM IST
Finance manager from Gurugram whose mission is to feed the poor
Manuj Gupta, an executive finance manager in a multinational company in Cybercity, organises community feasts for the poor.
Published on Jun 07, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Gurugram paid with 14,500 trees for new underpasses, flyovers; forest department to increase sapling plantation
The forest department, this pre-monsoon, has increased its sapling plantation target by 10 times the 2017-18 target. The department is aiming to plant over 3 lakh saplings this year.
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 08:35 AM IST
Haryana government will plant 2 lakh saplings, says forest minister
Rao Narbir Singh, a resident of Civil Lines in Gurugram, promised a more effective planting drive this year compared to the efforts of previous years.
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 09:23 AM IST
Changes to maintenance fee law evoke mixed response, legal action
Payment of common area maintenance charges in several high-rise gated communities became a bone of contention among residents, builders and residents’ welfare associations.
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 08:51 AM IST
Fate of 41 villas in Aravallis hangs in the balance in Gurugram
The farmhouses and villas, according to official sources, belong to residents of Delhi and Mumbai, and include politicians.
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 09:20 AM IST
Gurugram elevated roads crack four months after opening
Wide cracks have appeared on two elevated U-turns and an elevated road at Iffco Chowk. The cracks are so wide that the road below is visible through them.
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 10:15 AM IST
Gurugram: CM’s assurances on Bandhwari fails to cut ice with villagers
Residents of Bandhwari and neighbouring villages claim that over 100 people have died of cancer linked to groundwater contamination by the Bandhwari plant
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 10:34 PM IST
hindustan times | ByRashpal Singh, Gurugram
GMDA launches online service for granting change of land use approval
The authority is also digitising all legacy files of the DTCP so as to create an online record of past CLUs granted, the spokesperson said.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 10:00 PM IST
hindustan times | ByRashpal Singh, Gurgaon
Father files police case after infant dies of infection at Fortis Gurgaon
A five-member panel of medical experts had last September held the hospital responsible for the death of the child
Published on Mar 15, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Gurgaon: Runners negotiate rugged terrain in Aravalli hills
Organisers said the trail run aimed at encouraging the participants to adopt a healthy lifestyle
Updated on Mar 11, 2018 11:03 PM IST
Gurgaon: Elevated corridor soon to rid Sohna Road of traffic snarls
The tender has been opened and is expected to be awarded to a company this month; a deadline of 25 months has been fixed for the construction of the 5km elevated corridor
Published on Mar 05, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh, Gurgaon
Hooda sounds poll bugle, promises ‘New Haryana’
Jan Kranti Yatra: Former CM skirts comments on CBI chargesheet in land scam, says he doesn’t fear forces working against him and will fight for the people.
Published on Feb 26, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh, Hodal/palwal
Cyclists, aged 7 to 70, brave tricky Mangar trail
The organisers said that the event is meant to promote fitness and good health
Updated on Feb 04, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Manesar land scam: Buyers want Haryana govt to take over ABW project
The plot and home buyers of ABW Aditya Niketan, a 104-acre project in Manesar, have demanded action by the Haryana government against the developer for committing fraud.
Published on Feb 02, 2018 11:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurgaon | ByRashpal Singh
More women cops, police stations to check crime against women: DGP
DGP BS Sandhu said the state police force is currently short of 15,000 personnel
Updated on Jan 21, 2018 11:12 PM IST