Gulam Jeelani writes on politics, national affairs and socio-economic issues for Hindustan Times. A journalist for seven years, he worked in Lucknow and Srinagar, before moving to New Delhi.
Articles by Gulam Jeelani
The number of tourists availing Delhi Tourism’s Hop-On-Hop-Off bus service has dropped to below 80 per day, much lower than the 250 minimum required to keep the service profitable. The number of buses too have dropped — from 15 low-floor CNG buses in 2010 to just five today.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had, on October 18 this year, tweeted he would donate ₹1.1 lakh to AAP if chief minister Arvind Kejriwal cleared Phase-4 of the metro, a project that was delayed by a fund crunch.
IN THE HALLS OF HISTORY: A look at the 25-year journey of the Delhi assembly through the eyes of leaders who have experienced it first hand
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 07:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGulam Jeelani and Sweta Goswami
“We are farmers. We do not intend to annoy you. We are upset. We have come from distant places to make you and the government our voices heard
An estimated 15,000 farmers, gathered in the Ramlila Maidan in the national capital since Thursday, marched about 3km to Parliament Street, skirting the outer periphery of Connaught Place, the central commercial hub.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who too was present at the rally, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had “stabbed farmers in the back” by not fulfilling promises made to them.
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 11:51 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByGulam Jeelani and Zia Haq
The farmers are demanding loan waiver, higher minimum support price and clearance of two bills that have already been introduced in both Houses of Parliament.
Thousands of farmers at Ramlila Ground walked to Sansad Marg in the morning. Farmers want demands to be discussed in the Winter session of the Parliament.
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 01:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGulam Jeelani and Dhamini Ratnam
This Farmer’s march in Delhi is the second major farmer’s protest in the national capital in two months. At least 20 people, including police personnel, were injured in a clash between protesters and security personnel on October 2 at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh gate border on National Highway-24 when Delhi Police denied entry to thousands of farmers into the city.
The resolution also asked the Delhi government to initiate a probe into the names of genuine voters that were allegedly struck off from the electoral rolls, fix the responsibility of the errant officials and submit a report before the House within three months.
Officials from Delhi government’s transport department said that the “Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018” recognises that a new approach is required to kick-start EV adoption in Delhi and therefore seeks to put in place measures that address key hurdles in that direction.
Published on Nov 28, 2018 12:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGulam Jeelani and Joydeep Thakur, New Delhi
While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that heads the government in Delhi, had been demanding control over the Delhi Police, this was the first time a resolution was passed for the same in the Delhi Assembly. The Delhi Police currently reports to the Union home ministry through the lieutenant-governor.
Dancing, smiling, holding hands and expressing love, the Delhi Queer Pride Parade witnessed thousands of queers along with their families and friends celebrating the freedom, first time since SC struck down a part of Section 377.
The two-day ‘Kisan Mukti March’ is being billed as a reminiscent of a similar protest march from Nashik to Mumbai by over 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra in March this year.
Police identified the man as Anil Kumar Sharma, 40, an employee of a private firm who went to meet the CM saying he wanted to seek financial assistance for the treatment of his ailing mother.
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 11:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGulam Jeelani and Shiv Sunny
This is not the first time that Arvind Kejriwal has been attacked in similar fashion. He has earlier had ink, shoes, slippers and fists thrown at him in the past.
A fusion of music and politics was on display at Carnatic singer TM Krishna’s concert in south Delhi’s Garden of Five Senses on Saturday evening — the same day he was scheduled to perform on the invitation of the AAI.
The Delhi government is hosting the concert which is going to be held in Garden of Five Senses near Saket at 6:30 PM
TM Krishna was scheduled to perform at the ‘Dance and Music in the Park’ festival in Chanakyapuri on Nov 17 and 18. The event, organised by Airports Authority of India and SPIC-MACAY, was postponed allegedly after trolls targeted the singer, who has been critical of the government.
Days after inauguration of the Signature Bridge in Delhi, reports and photos of the frenzy to click selfies on the bridge as well illegal parking started coming in. Thrill-seekers were seen climbing the bridge’s suspension cables to take hands-free selfies.
Using Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, these volunteers, to be trained by mid-December, would be expected to keep a tab on whatever is shared on these three platforms, call out the content which they find fake and finally counter it with facts.
The population of Purvanchalis stands at nearly 30-35% of the voters in the national Capital
While Tiwari, who was not invited to the event, said he wanted to be present as it was being held in his constituency, the AAP alleged he and his workers had come to attack the CM and other leaders present there.
In the 2014 parliamentary elections, the AAP fielded 432 candidates for 543 Lok Sabha seats across the country.
It has come to our notice that lakhs of names have been deleted after last assembly election. Most of the people whose names have been deleted, exist in person. It has been done with malafide intent.
The 13th century Urdu oral story telling art form- Dastangoi was revived in 2005 and thousands of shows have been performed since then in India and abroad.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to party workers, volunteers and people in general to donate to the party to enable it contest 2019 elections. Party MPs and MLAs would be going door-to-door to seek donation.
No representative from the Delhi government has been invited for the launch of the project on October 15. The skywalk has been funded by the Centre and designed and constructed by Delhi government’s PWD department.
According to Arvind Kejriwal,the electricity amendment bill would put an end to cross-subsidy, which, at present, helps keep electricity tariffs lower for small, medium and agricultural consumers by imposing higher rates on industrial and commercial consumers.
Started last year by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government’s department of arts, culture and languages, the monthly concerts were discontinued during the summer season. The series is restarting with Swarathma’s concert.