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Rajendra Park murder spree: Main accused commits suicide in Bhondsi jail

The accused had surrendered at the Rajendra Park police station following the murder spree, and was lodged in Bhondsi jail along with his wife. The police said he did not display any sign of distress on Monday
The accused allegedly killed his daughter-in-law and three of a tenant’s family in a murder spree on August 23, at their residence in Rajendra Park, following which he was produced in court and lodged in Bhondsi jail. (HT Archive)
The accused allegedly killed his daughter-in-law and three of a tenant’s family in a murder spree on August 23, at their residence in Rajendra Park, following which he was produced in court and lodged in Bhondsi jail. (HT Archive)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram

Rare bird sighting: Hair-crested drongo spotted in Gurugram

This is the second sighting of the hair-crested drongo in Gurugram. It was spotted at Mangar on Tuesday morning by a city-based birder
Birders said that the hair-crested drongo is generally found in the foothills of the Himalayas and its sighting is rare in Delhi-NCR. (Nitu Sethia)
Birders said that the hair-crested drongo is generally found in the foothills of the Himalayas and its sighting is rare in Delhi-NCR. (Nitu Sethia)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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By Suparna Roy, Gurugram

Water supply pending month after CM launch, claim residents of newer sectors

Residential societies in newer sectors of Gurugram raised health concerns over pending water supply, a month after it was launched by CM Khattar, as around 100 residents fell sick last week due to contaminated water supply
Residents of societies in newer sectors said that lack of basic water supply, despite the CM inaugurating the same, is proving to be a major inconvenience and a health concern. (Representational image/HT Archive)
Residents of societies in newer sectors said that lack of basic water supply, despite the CM inaugurating the same, is proving to be a major inconvenience and a health concern. (Representational image/HT Archive)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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By Suparna Roy, Gurugram

Covid-19 vaccinations: Drive extended to 15 temples, madarasa

The Covid-19 vaccination drive has been started at religious places to complete the second dose inoculations of eligible population, as these places see high footfall during the festive season
According to the health department records, over 83,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered over the past five days were second doses, compared to over 22,000 first doses. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
According to the health department records, over 83,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered over the past five days were second doses, compared to over 22,000 first doses. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 10:45 PM IST
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By Suparna Roy, Gurugram

Atul Kataria Chowk: Flyover, underpass to open in December

Work on a flyover and an underpass at Atul Kataria Chowk is 80% complete, service roads to be constructed
The flyover and underpass were at Atul Kataria Chowk initially expected to be completed in November 2019, but hit roadblocks and the deadline was moved to May 2021. However, the revised deadline could not be met due to Covid-19. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
The flyover and underpass were at Atul Kataria Chowk initially expected to be completed in November 2019, but hit roadblocks and the deadline was moved to May 2021. However, the revised deadline could not be met due to Covid-19. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 10:45 PM IST
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By Suparna Roy, Gurugram

MCG conducts anti-encroachment drive in Nathupur village

Eight unauthorised shops and at least 50 illegal shanties were demolished by the MCG during an anti-encroachment drive in Nathupur village, which has a history of public resistance during such drives
Earthmovers were deployed by MCG for the anti-encroachment drive in Nathupur village.
Earthmovers were deployed by MCG for the anti-encroachment drive in Nathupur village.
Published on Oct 04, 2021 10:45 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Gurugram

DTCP disallows gates on public roads through licensed colonies

The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) has disallowed construction of gates on revenue roads and 24-metre roads passing through the licensed colonies; only boom barriers allowed
DTCP officials said that a meeting was held last Friday to decide on applications submitted by RWAs for installation of additional gates, when the decision to disallow gates was taken. (HT Archive)
DTCP officials said that a meeting was held last Friday to decide on applications submitted by RWAs for installation of additional gates, when the decision to disallow gates was taken. (HT Archive)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 10:45 PM IST
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By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram

MCG initiates probe into double payment for contracted works in Palam Vihar

The vigilance wing of the MCG issued a show-cause notice to at least 16 MCG officials and the contractor concerned, seeking an explanation on why double payment was made to the contractor for a single contract in Palam Vihar
The MCG probe was initiated after the councillor of Ward 9, where Palam Vihar is located, brought the issue of double payment to the notice of senior officials. (HT Archive)
The MCG probe was initiated after the councillor of Ward 9, where Palam Vihar is located, brought the issue of double payment to the notice of senior officials. (HT Archive)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 10:44 PM IST
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By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram

Dengue: 21 cases reported in a week in Gurugram, 13 hotspots identified

Over the past week, 21 cases of dengue were reported from across the district that took the total tally to 53 cases this year, with over 50% of the total cases reported from Wazirabad
The total number of dengue cases has exceeded the count of 52 reported in 2020, amid the health department raising concerns over a possible spike in the diseases during the festive season. Officials said that more hotspots will be identified next week. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The total number of dengue cases has exceeded the count of 52 reported in 2020, amid the health department raising concerns over a possible spike in the diseases during the festive season. Officials said that more hotspots will be identified next week. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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By Suparna Roy, Gurugram

MCG Ward 34 polls: Rama Rathee is new area councillor

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Rama Rathee won the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram’s (MCG) Ward 34 elections held on Sunday securing over 61.5% of the votes and in the process, becoming a two-time councillor
BJP candidate Rama Rathee, elected as the new councillor of the area, is flanked by her supporters in MCG Ward 34. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
BJP candidate Rama Rathee, elected as the new councillor of the area, is flanked by her supporters in MCG Ward 34. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram

Lockdown extended in Haryana, ITIs allowed to resume classes with 100% physical attendance

The Haryana government on Sunday extended the partial Covid-19 lockdown till October 18, allowing industrial training institutes (ITIs) to resume in-person classes with 100% attendance. The government, however, withdrew the permissions allowing resumption of in-person classes in residential universities within hours of issuing a notification in this regard on Sunday
As per the previous lockdown orders, primary classes resumed over the past fortnight in Haryana. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
As per the previous lockdown orders, primary classes resumed over the past fortnight in Haryana. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Gurugram

Victory of farmers, failure of govt: Deepender Singh Hooda on paddy procurement

  • Earlier, the Centre government had postponed the purchase of paddy in Punjab and Haryana from October 1 to October 11.
Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda (HT File)
Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda (HT File)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 05:41 PM IST
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Gurugram: Residents protest against demolition drives, officials defend move

While locals said the civic authorities are not providing amenities despite them paying property tax and development charges, officials of the town and country planning department said demolitions are being carried out in illegal colonies and against constructions which are not part of the approved building plans
Gurugram, India - Oct. 2, 2021: Sanitation workers (Safai Karanchari) of MCG stage a protest at MCG office, Sector 34 headquarter, in Gurugram, India, on Saturday, October 2, 2021. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India - Oct. 2, 2021: Sanitation workers (Safai Karanchari) of MCG stage a protest at MCG office, Sector 34 headquarter, in Gurugram, India, on Saturday, October 2, 2021. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 12:42 AM IST
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By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram

DHBVN launches surcharge waiver scheme for electricity consumers

The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has launched a surcharge waiver scheme for all consumers whose electricity connections were snapped after June 30 for non-payment of dues
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Published on Oct 03, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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Gurugram: 4 candidates in fray for bypolls to ward 34

The bypolls to elect the next councillor for ward 34 of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be held on Sunday, with results of the elections likely to be announced later in the day
Gurugram, India - Oct. 2, 2021: Poling officials examine voting machines during the preparation for MCG by-polls of Ward Number 34 at Community Centre, Sector 27, in Gurugram, India, on Saturday, October 2, 2021. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India - Oct. 2, 2021: Poling officials examine voting machines during the preparation for MCG by-polls of Ward Number 34 at Community Centre, Sector 27, in Gurugram, India, on Saturday, October 2, 2021. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 12:21 AM IST
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Gurugram: Alleged robbers shoot at police in Bajghera, three held

Police said that in a bid to escape, the suspects crashed their jeep into a police barricade and one of them fired a gunshot, which was almost going to hit a police official
A pistol, one live cartridge, one bullet, number plates, and a Thar jeep were allegedly seized from the suspects (Representative photo/Shutterstock)
A pistol, one live cartridge, one bullet, number plates, and a Thar jeep were allegedly seized from the suspects (Representative photo/Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 11:48 PM IST
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Gurugram: A year on, residents still wary of using city’s first cycle track

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority inaugurated 5km cycle tracks on each side of the stretch between HUDA City Centre and Subhash Chowk on October 2 last year
Most of the times, motorcycles and scooters ply on the cycle track although the entry of such vehicles is prohibited. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Most of the times, motorcycles and scooters ply on the cycle track although the entry of such vehicles is prohibited. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 02, 2021 11:49 PM IST
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Faridabad constable killed at gunfight during Haridwar raid, 4 suspects arrested

Police commissioner Vikas Arora on Friday announced 11 lakh as a compensation for the family of the 37-year-old victim, Sandeep Kumar, said a spokesperson of the Faridabad police
The constable will be cremated at his village in Sonipat’s Kathura with full state honours. (Getty Images)
The constable will be cremated at his village in Sonipat’s Kathura with full state honours. (Getty Images)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 01:54 AM IST
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Gurugram: People offer Friday prayers under police vigil amid several protests

Over the past two weeks, offering prayers at public places like parks and parking areas, among others on Fridays has become a major issue after a group run by members of the Hindu community in Gurugram started appearing at these sites to oppose the practice
Police were deployed at 24 places in Gurugram. And, they have urged the protesters to hold a meeting with the district administration to resolve the matter. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Police were deployed at 24 places in Gurugram. And, they have urged the protesters to hold a meeting with the district administration to resolve the matter. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 01:54 AM IST
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Gurugram crosses 60,000 target set for 3-day mega coronavirus vaccination drive

Nearly 6,178 first doses and 25,506 second doses of vaccines were administered on Friday, and over 3.1 million people have been vaccinated in the district so far
A police personnel gets vaccinated at the Sector 56 police station, in Gurugram on Friday. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
A police personnel gets vaccinated at the Sector 56 police station, in Gurugram on Friday. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 01:53 AM IST
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New panel to address issues at Iffco Chowk, Rajiv Chowk pedestrian underpasses

The four-member committee will assess the design feasibility of the Rajiv Chowk underpass, and make proper arrangements for lighting, CCTV cameras, and signboards at the Iffco Chowk underpass
The pedestrian underpass at Rajiv Chowk, in Gurugram on Friday. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
The pedestrian underpass at Rajiv Chowk, in Gurugram on Friday. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 01:53 AM IST
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Gurugram administration issues guidelines to combat air pollution this winter

According to the directions, which came into effect from Friday, all the departments concerned have to appoint nodal officers to ensure enforcement of the action plan within 15 days
The main causes for pollution in Gurugram have been identified as dust pollution due to construction and demolition activities, vehicular pollution, and solid waste burning. (Vipin Kumar/HT)
The main causes for pollution in Gurugram have been identified as dust pollution due to construction and demolition activities, vehicular pollution, and solid waste burning. (Vipin Kumar/HT)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 01:52 AM IST
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Gurugramwale: Portrait of a couple

  • Marital life through a lunch box
A “reri walla,” Mr Shamsuddin is in his 50s and hauls grocery products on his wooden trolley in a Gurugram bazaar.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
A “reri walla,” Mr Shamsuddin is in his 50s and hauls grocery products on his wooden trolley in a Gurugram bazaar.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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By Mayank Austen Soofi, Gurugram

Fire in Manesar Sector 3: Two floors of automobile parts warehouse gutted

A major fire broke out in an automobile parts warehouse in Sector 3 of Manesar early Thursday and it took the fire department more than two hours and nine fire tenders to douse the blaze. No injury or casualty was reported
Fire department officials were informed that sparks from electrical wires had resulted in the building, located in Sector 3 of Manesar, catching fire at 3.21am.
Fire department officials were informed that sparks from electrical wires had resulted in the building, located in Sector 3 of Manesar, catching fire at 3.21am.
Published on Sep 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram

Covid-19: Third statewide serological survey results to be released mid-October, says health dept

The results of a third serological survey that was done in the first week of September are likely to be declared only by mid-October due to a high volume of samples collected from across the state, health department officials said
The third statewide serological survey covered 3,000 people in Gurugram, including 1,200 children aged six to 17 years, who are currently not covered under the Covid-19 immunisation programme. (HT Archive)
The third statewide serological survey covered 3,000 people in Gurugram, including 1,200 children aged six to 17 years, who are currently not covered under the Covid-19 immunisation programme. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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Covid-19 vaccination: Over 50% of mega drive target reached

On Thursday, 5,805 people were given the first dose and 25,179 the second dose. With this, over 3.1 million have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the district
As part of the ongoing mega Covid-19 vaccination drive, 30,984 people were vaccinated in the district on Thursday across 200 session sites. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
As part of the ongoing mega Covid-19 vaccination drive, 30,984 people were vaccinated in the district on Thursday across 200 session sites. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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MCG Ward 34 polls: Four candidates set to battle out councillor post

In the fray for the MCG Ward 34 councillor polls are Rama Rathee, a former councillor, Jagmohan, a resident of Sikanderpur, Zile Singh, the president of Saraswati Vihar RWA and Mohit Yadav, an advocate from Sikanderpur
A training was held for poll workers ahead of the MCG Ward 34 polls scheduled for October 3. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
A training was held for poll workers ahead of the MCG Ward 34 polls scheduled for October 3. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram

Pollution board: Will start night patrols to check open waste burning

Directions are also being shared with different agencies to ensure that open waste burning does not take place in the city and daily action taken reports is submitted to the pollution control board
Officials said that open waste burning is a major cause of pollution in the city and patrols will help check such instances. (HT Archive)
Officials said that open waste burning is a major cause of pollution in the city and patrols will help check such instances. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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Ardee City developer arrested over delay in EWS plot delivery

A senior executive of a realty firm was arrested on Thursday for failing to give possession of plots meant for the economically weaker sections (EWS) for over 26 years in Ardee City residential colony in Sector 52
The licence of the Ardee City colony was cancelled by DTCP earlier this month after complaints over EWS plot delays and other issues. (HT Archive)
The licence of the Ardee City colony was cancelled by DTCP earlier this month after complaints over EWS plot delays and other issues. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
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