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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.
Mohammad Dilshad | ThePrint

Muslim family attacked in Bhondsi fears for ‘safety’, plans to leave after cross-FIR filed

A relative of one of the victims of the 21 March attack says ‘not getting the kind of support we thought we would’.
File image of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed|

ED attaches Gurugram villa ‘owned by Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed’

Enforcement Directorate says villa bought by Hafiz Saeed's financier Ahmad Shah Watali, believes funds came from Lashkar chief's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation.
Yeddyurappa

Karnataka BJP MLAs return from Gurugram resort while Congress locks up its flock

With the Congress desperate to keep its numbers intact, the party's MLAs are remaining confined in a resort on the city outskirts fearing a poaching bid by BJP.
1,200 people collected at the Aravali Biodiversity Park to protest against NHAI's decision to construct an expressway cutting through the park | Nandita Singh/ThePrint.in

Gurugram’s own Chipko movement: 1,200 residents protest to protect Aravali Biodiversity Park

Protesters up in arms against NHAI decision to build six-lane highway cutting through eastern part of park.
Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana BJP turmoil: Union minister humiliates Khattar, says CM can’t deliver in 2019

Minister Rao Inderjit Singh was upset with M.L. Khattar for turning up late for an event that was celebrating four years of Modi government.
A file image of Muslims offering namaz in India

Govt should provide places for namaz if it doesn’t want us to pray on roads: Muslim groups

Groups also reiterate the demand to open up historical mosques for worship, while minorities commission chairperson says the row is ‘not a big issue’.

On Camera

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.