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.
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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.
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.
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.
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh, Gurugram
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hindustan Times, Banchari (Palwal) | ByRashpal Singh
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.
Haryana forest minister Rao Narbir Singh talks about government’s priorities and the environmental price state will have to pay for growth.
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manuj Gupta, an executive finance manager in a multinational company in Cybercity, organises community feasts for the poor.
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.
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.
Payment of common area maintenance charges in several high-rise gated communities became a bone of contention among residents, builders and residents’ welfare associations.
The farmhouses and villas, according to official sources, belong to residents of Delhi and Mumbai, and include politicians.
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.
Residents of Bandhwari and neighbouring villages claim that over 100 people have died of cancer linked to groundwater contamination by the Bandhwari plant
hindustan times | ByRashpal Singh, Gurugram
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.
A five-member panel of medical experts had last September held the hospital responsible for the death of the child
Organisers said the trail run aimed at encouraging the participants to adopt a healthy lifestyle
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
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh, Gurgaon
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.
Hindustan Times | ByRashpal Singh, Hodal/palwal
The organisers said that the event is meant to promote fitness and good health
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.
Hindustan Times, Gurgaon | ByRashpal Singh
DGP BS Sandhu said the state police force is currently short of 15,000 personnel