Youth held for robbing bizman

Gurgaon: A man who allegedly robbed Rs 20 lakh from a Pataudi-based businessman’s office after holding his brother hostage two months ago was arrested in DLF 2 on Friday. Police said he was trying to flee on a stolen motorcycle when he was nabbed. An FIR has been filed against him. Vikas alias Bichu (19) is a resident of Rithal village in Rohtak. According to cops, the Bilaspur crime unit got a tip-off on Friday that the accused was in DLF 2 to commit another crime. A police team led…

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RWAs, mall body back crackdown, to hold march

GURUGRAM: Over 2,000 residents, including RWAs and mall association members, are planning a candlelight vigil on Sunday to express solidarity with the administration after the raids on alleged sex rackets on MG Road. Police had raided two more bars — at MGF Metropolitan Mall and Sahara Mall — and booked seven people for their alleged role in sex racket on July 4. The drive is supported byseveral RWAs and commercial establishments, including Essel Towers, Beverly Park 1&2, DT City Centre Mall, Heritage City, Business Park, DLF 2, Sahara Grace and…

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Salon operator rapes minor girl, arrested

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GURUGRAM: A 25-year-old hair salon operator has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl on the pretext of getting her a housekeeping job in a bungalow. The man was produced in a city court and sent to judicial custody on Thursday. According to police, the crime took place on July 15. The girl approached the Women’s police station on Wednesday after confiding in her sister. The girl, originally from Alwar, Rajasthan, has been living with her sister in Jharsa village. On July 15, her sister was not at home…

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Women’s self-help groups to supply snacks to govt offices

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GURUGRAM: From now on, the self-help groups (SHGs) of Chandu village will supply snacks and drinks to government offices, especially for official meetings, in the district. The women will also get space in district hospitals and academic institutions to sell their products. The head of these SHGs, Puja Sharma, met RK Singh, additional deputy commissioner, and Rajesh Gupta, project officer, rural development department, with the proposal to which both agreed. Singh told TOI, “The SHGs of Chandu village have a good track record. So when Puja Sharma came to us…

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Two held after raids on offices stocking narcotics

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GURUGRAM: The district drug control department carried out raids and seized large quantities of illegal intoxicants from two commercial establishments near Sector 10 on Thursday. Two employees were also arrested. According to officials who carried out the raid, the offices was being used to supply narcotics illegally. Sources said cops got a tip-off that Dagar Communication and Money Transfer in Transport Nagar and Tanwar Logistics located at Hero Honda Chowk were being used as fronts to peddle drugs. The raid was carried out jointly by a team of senior drug…

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Gurugram school admits three kids under EWS quota after parents protest

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GURUGRAM: Three children in the economically weaker sections (EWS) category, whose parents protested against Sector 10’s Euro International School in front of the deputy commissioner’s office on Monday, have been given admission to the school after submitting an undertaking that it would stand cancelled if their credentials were found to be false. On Tuesday, the three students were admitted in classes 3, 4 and 8. After the protest on Monday, the parents didn’t get any assurance from the DC but they believe that the school would not have changed its…

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CWC entries from Haryana keep all sections pleased

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CHANDIGARH: With four senior leaders from Haryana making it to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party high command has tried to strike a balance among all factions in the state unit. Though former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has not found a place in CWC, permanent invitees and special invitees, the high command has accommodated his son and Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda. Former Union minister and Rajya Sabha MP Kumari Selja has been included as permanent member of CWC. Former Haryana minister and Congress media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala…

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