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People ride triples on a scooter in Dabua colony, a containment zone in Faridabad, on 10 September 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi’s Covid burden spills into Faridabad & Gurugram, officials blame porous border, ‘unlock’

Complacency over wearing masks & following social distancing is one the main issues, but officials in Faridabad & Gurugram say porous border with Delhi hasn't helped matters.

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.
A narrow bylane in the meat market of Sadar Bazaar, Badshahpur, Gurugram | Photo: Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

‘Nothing can stop this’ — Gurugram Muslims say after brutal attack on meat transporter Lukman

Lukman Khan was attacked by a group of men in Gurugram’s Badshahpur Friday. Muslims of the area say they are used to threats and abuses from cow vigilantes.

Mob beats up man for transporting meat in Gurugram, one suspect arrested

An FIR has been registered and further investigation is underway to nab the other accused in the case.
Ambience Mall in Gurugram | Commons

Construction of Gurugram’s Ambience mall unauthorised, Punjab & Haryana HC orders CBI probe

The HC directed Haryana govt to take appropriate steps, which means the mall could be demolished unless the builder moves Supreme Court and gets a stay of HC order.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai calls emergency meeting after Gurugram locust attack

An advisory will be issued on steps to be taken, post the meeting attended by the development secretary, divisional commissioner, the district magistrates of South & West Delhi.
Gurugram skyline

High crime rate, lost green cover: Gurugram has many problems, but it’s getting a makeover

Enthusiastic citizens have organised themselves under the banner ‘I AM GURGAON’, and the movement has succeeded in healing 550 acres of land.
Shaheedi Park

Traffic restrictions to thwart CAA protests bring Delhi to a halt

People travelling to Delhi from Gurugram & Noida get stranded for hours due to traffic restrictions. Police checking all vehicles entering city. 14 metro stations shut.

Abuse & harassment just part of job at Gurugram toll plaza where staffer was dragged by SUV

Operators at the Gurugram toll plaza say they decided to hire women because they believed people would not misbehave with them. They were wrong.

The untold story of Gurugram violence on Muslims — media & liquor are the main ‘culprits’

Villagers said action of some drunkards was blown out of proportion and that it was never a communal issue.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.