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Najafgarh jheel to nala — How Delhi and Gurugram ruined their second-largest waterbody

The Najafgarh jheel is the second largest water body in Delhi NCR after the Yamuna. But due to encroachment, sewage, canals, and negligence, it has shrunk from 220 km2 to just 7 km2.
Insecticide used against locusts in Jaipur earlier this week | Representational image | ANI

Delhi-NCR on high alert after swarms of locusts envelop Gurgaon

In a warning issued 20 June, the UN's FAO put India on high alert for four weeks in anticipation of severe waves of locust swarm invasions.
A view of Fortis Hospital lobby area in Gurgaon

Gurugram Covid crisis could go Delhi way, if testing and health infra not ramped up fast

Gurugram's Covid count rose to 4,307 Sunday, much below Delhi's, but the city's positivity and doubling rates suggest cases will rise exponentially in next few weeks.

3 states quarrel over NCR sealing: Time for Centre to step in and treat it as one unit?

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced Monday sealing of national capital’s borders with neighbouring states for a week.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda

FIR against Robert Vadra, former Haryana CM Hooda over Gurgaon land deal

The chargesheet was related to land deals in Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula villages of Gurgaon, alleging a scam totaling Rs 1,500 crore.
A drawing given to Pradyuman's parents after his death

A life too short: Pradyuman’s parents hold on to fleeting memories

After the murder of their five-year-old son, the parents of Pradyuman Thakur reveal how they still hold on to memories of him.
Pradyuman's mother Jyoti Thakur, accused school bus conductor Ashok Kumar and his wife

Who killed Pradyuman? Connecting the dots of the deepening Ryan murder mystery

Two probe agencies, same witnesses, same evidence, wildly different conclusions: ThePrint tries to make sense of the Ryan International School murder.

A mourning father in Haryana asks: What’s the point of Beti Bachao?

Haryana, a patriarchal state, has launched campaigns to fight its unfavourable sex ratio and gender disparities. But these efforts have not helped address one basic concern of women – safety. RUHI TEWARI in Rohtak, Sonipat & Gurgaon

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.