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Leena Dhankhar has worked with Hindustan Times for five years. She has covered crime, traffic and excise. She now reports on civic issues and grievances of residents.

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Man killed, 2 injured after Mercedes hits scooter in Gurugram

The driver of the car fled the scene, leaving his vehicle behind. A case was registered against him, said police officers

The damaged Mercedes car after it rammed a scooter on Old Railway Road in Gurugram on Saturday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, Gurugram

Nuh: Class 12 student held for leaking Haryana board question paper

Police said the student, who studies in Class 12 and was appearing for the exam, was let off on bail after he joined the investigation

Haryana School Education Board chairman Dr VP Yadav said a case was registered on a complaint given by the district question paper flying squad, Nuh against the centre superintendent, observer, supervisor, another person and the concerned candidate, adding that the examination was cancelled at the Nuh centre due to breach of sanctity. (Representational image)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:36 AM IST

Ggm residents launch drive to remove illegal hoardings, ads

Resident welfare associations gathered at Tulip Chowk and removed 400 posters, banners and illegal hoardings installed at public places

Gurugram residents alleged that more than 1000 illegal banners and hoardings were set up on the stretch between Vatika Chowk and Southern Peripheral Road (SPR). (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Ggm court orders top cop to act against ACP for not saluting judge properly

Sharma refuted the allegations leveled against him and said that he knew how to salute and saluting is practiced by police personnel every day

ACP Naveen Sharma along with his team had gone to the court of judicial magistrate first class Vikrant, (who goes by his first name) to produce a suspect identified as Anil Sharma who was arrested for fraud of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh. (Representational Image)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 07:02 AM IST

Man wanted in 2012 murder of Delhi cop arrested after encounter in Gurugram’s Nuh

Delhi Police’s special cell and Nuh police carried out a joint operation that continued till the early hours of Tuesday in Tauru

Mohammad Shakir was allegedly involved in the murder of a Delhi Police head constable, Yashpal Singh, at Najafgarh in southwest Delhi on August 24, 2012. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Two Iranian nationals arrested for illegally staying in India

Police said the suspects were allegedly involved in taking commission by transacting money through hawala and were staying on with fake documents

Police said they registered a case under the Foreigners Act, money laundering and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 50 police station. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 06:28 AM IST

Congress MLA Mamman Khan charged under UAPA for role in Nuh violence

Congress leader Mamman Khan, the legislator from Ferozepur Jhirka in Nuh, played an important role in spreading rumours during the Nuh violence, said investigators

Congress leader Mamman Khan was the 331st suspect, but the most high-profile person who was arrested on September 15 in connection with the violence. He was granted bail on October 18. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 05:36 AM IST

70 detained near Manesar, planned to go to PM’s House

Police said that the farmers who had gathered at the protest site did not heed orders to disperse following which the police acted.

Haryana Police said the farmers did not follow its order to disperse, following which they were detained. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 05:42 AM IST

MCG inspects solid waste management facilities

MCG inspects Gurugram's waste management facilities after complaints of poor sanitation. Teams to impose penalties on private agencies for cleanliness lapses.

Six teams of the civic body visited residential areas and clicked pictures as evidence to prepare a report of each sector in an attempt to analyse performance of private agencies hired for sanitation work. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 06:50 AM IST

Drone delivering frozen chicken crashes at Gurugram

The residents welfare association said the device left a crater where it fell, illustrating the risk it posed to anyone on the ground if it struck a person.

The drone crashed over a house in South City-2. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 03:34 AM IST

Hope, and caution in tale of murder of a role model

Nikki Yadav was killed by her partner in Delhi last year. Her story highlights the challenges faced by women in pursuing their dreams.

Sahil Gehlot and Nikki Yadav. (File)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Fake hospital and clinic busted in Gurugram

Illegal hospital and clinic busted in Gurugram, two arrested; medicines seized; suspects posed as doctors without proper qualifications or permissions.

The team also sealed the hospital and clinic and recovered medicines from the spot. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 05:32 AM IST

20 of family hospitalised for food poisoning in Nuh

According to the police, the victims fell ill after consuming butter milk and curd during their dinner at 10pm

Dr Mukesh Kumar, director of the medical college, said that food samples had been sent for examination. (Representational image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 10:20 PM IST
By, Gurugram

To prevent waterlogging, GMDA reviews flood preparedness

Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is taking flood preparedness measures for the monsoon season, including testing drainage systems and installing pumps at 14 locations prone to waterlogging. They will also conduct mock drills and set up a flood control office. Construction and desilting work is underway to address waterlogging issues in various areas.

A GMDA official said 23 pumps would be installed at 14 locations. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 06:16 AM IST

ATMs without guards locked by cops in Gurugram

Gurugram Police shut down two ATMs in Sohna for not deploying security guards, as per the guidelines set in November 2019. The police have identified unguarded ATMs across the district and are taking prompt action. The ATMs should have round-the-clock security, CCTV cameras, and working alarms. Banks were asked to ensure security guards by January 1, but many did not comply. The police have issued notices and increased vigilance.

Police said they pasted notices on the shutters and increased vigil during the night. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 06:00 AM IST

MCG seals three properties for delay in payment of property taxes

An MCG official said that only ₹187 crore has been collected as revenue via property tax till December 31 last year

The MCG has been regularly carrying out sealing drives and have identified over 50 properties that will be sealed this month, including three on Friday, said officials. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Gurugram: Gang providing fake toll tax, parking receipts busted, 1 held

A gang providing fake toll tax and parking receipts to cab drivers has been busted by authorities in India. One member of the gang has been arrested.

During the raid, two computer CPUs, three printers used to print fake airport parking slips, and 20 printing rolls were recovered from the apartment. (Representaional image)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 06:16 AM IST

Blaze at drug controller’s office in Gurugram destroys all documents and samples

A fire at the drug controller's office in Gurugram destroyed all documents and samples. No casualties were reported. The cause is suspected to be a short circuit.

The office of the drug controller located in the dispensary at Gurugram’s Sector 45 after the fire. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 06:08 AM IST
By, Gurugram

Dispute over Gurugram waste: Former CJI to be arbitrator

The dispute stems from an agreement signed in 2017 between the Haryana urban local bodies (ULB) depa

The Beriwala Bagh garbage transfer station on National Highway 48 in Shanti Nagar in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 06:06 AM IST

Four chowkis to be upgraded to police stations in Haryana’s Nuh

Upgrading the police posts in the district would help in the prevention of crime as police personnel at the new stations would also increase

HT Image
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Gurugram

To make it pedestrian-friendly, anti-encroachment drive at Ggm’s Sadar Market

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has started an anti-encroachment and cleanliness drive in Sadar market to make it more pedestrian-friendly, following complaints of congestion and improper sanitation. The corporation has distributed over 200 dustbins and deployed 20 sanitation workers to clean the lanes. They have also constituted a special enforcement team to remove encroachments and take action against violators.

MCG Joint Commissioner, Naresh Kumar, said that their teams had visited the market and would continue to ensure it was free of encroachment. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 05:30 AM IST
By, Gurugram

MCG floats helpline numbers to resolve issues in 48 hours 

MCG officials also asked complainants to share the location, and photos and videos related to their complaint

HT Image
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Tiles stolen from helipad for PM’s visit: 4 Gurugram officials face charge sheet

The tiles were stolen following the Prime Minister’s visit to Gurugram on November 1, 2016. The Haryana government has ordered charge sheets against MCG officials

MCG has been ordered to send the charge sheets against the executive engineers to the urban local bodies repartment within 15 days, and those against the junior engineers within a month. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 05:38 AM IST
By, Gurugram

Three suspects held in Gurugram for online frauds

Police said that they received a tip-off on the presence of three suspects near Nalhar medical college and a cyber crime team along with local police was sent to the spot

The suspects duped people from different states by using SIMs obtained with the help of forged documents. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 05:54 AM IST

Gangster shot 30 times, Faridabad police forms SIT to probe murder case

A special investigation team has been formed by the Faridabad police to probe the murder of gangster Surajbhan alias Ballu Pehalwan. Pehalwan was shot dead outside a gym in Faridabad Sector 11. The murder was captured on CCTV, and police suspect it was carried out by members of a rival gang. Pehalwan had been living in Faridabad for the past six months. Several cases of murder and extortion were registered against him.

Police said the murder was captured on a CCTV camera installed close to the gym, with the footage purportedly showing two unidentified assailants indiscriminately firing at Ballu Pehalwan, before fleeing in a car. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 10:54 PM IST

Three Rohingya men get 10 years’ jail for trafficking, raping two Rohingya women

Three Rohingya men sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking and raping two Rohingya women in India. The convicts were involved in trafficking vulnerable women and arranging marriages for money. The women were rescued after their brother contacted authorities.

According to investigators, the convicts were involved in trafficking vulnerable Rohingya women into Jammu and Kashmir through Bangladesh and later arranged their marriages in exchange for money. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 11:12 PM IST
By, Gurugram

4 cops attacked by illegal miners in Nuh

The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when a police team, acting on a tip, arrived at Lingua Kalan in Nuh’s Punhana to stop illegal mining activity

Sub-inspector Karan Singh of the Haryana Enforcement Bureau said that when their team arrived on the scene, they found a tractor and a JCB machine being used to mine the stones. (Representational image)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 11:11 PM IST
By, Gurugram

In 4 years, Ggm cyber fraud losses surge by 12 times

According to Gurugram police, the amount of money that cybercriminals have defrauded from the residents of the Millennium City has seen a massive jump — from a reported ₹12 crore in 2019, to ₹147 crore in 2023.

Police attribute the massive spike in cybercrime cases to increased use of the internet, remote working and automation in banking services. (File)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 06:24 AM IST

Ggm admin forms teams to bring homeless people to night shelters

The Gurugram district administration has formed teams to check on people sleeping in the open and shift them to the nearest shelter. The teams will visit public places and ensure that those found sleeping in the open are taken to shelter homes. The city currently has 12 night shelters, and efforts are being made to spread awareness about their availability. The district administration is also coordinating with gurudwaras and NGOs for food arrangements at the shelters.

Gurgaon, India- January 10: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be feeding breakfast and dinner all 10 night shelters starting from Thursday, in Gurgaon, India, on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 05:14 AM IST

Gurugram district added 24,637 first-time voters in 2023: Haryana election commission

The Gurugram district has added 24,637 first-time voters in 2023, according to an analysis carried out by the Haryana election commission, which translates to 252% year-on-year increase in first-time voters — the highest increase across the state, officials aware of the development said on Wednesday

Overall, Haryana added 343,753 new voters. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 06:16 AM IST
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