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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.

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Definitely something fishy about Khalid Mujahid's death: Zafaryab Jilani

Uttar Pradesh additional advocate general (AAG) Zafaryab Jilani on Saturday said that there was definitely something fishy in terror accused Khalid Mujahid’s custodial death. Gulam Jeelani reports.

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Updated on Jun 30, 2013 10:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Lucknow Metro: Post Cabinet nod, ball now in Centre’s court

Fund release to begin only after Centre includes Lucknow Metro in the metro railways acts, state government to send a proposal in this regard

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Updated on Jun 28, 2013 12:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Uttarakhand: Making the stranded walk and how!

The Indian Army has come across an altogether different challenge in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand – to motivate stranded people to take the road route, particularly in places where vehicles cannot run and sorties are limited. And once again rising to the occasion, the men in uniform have devised a way out to overcome this challenge. To instil confidence among the stranded people, senior central command officers are escorting groups of people up to the reception points. These officers interact with people all along the route and even carry their luggage.

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Updated on Jun 27, 2013 09:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Men in uniform walk survivors to safety

In flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, apart from rescuing thousands who were stranded and drowning, the Indian Army is also helping to keep afloat the sinking morale of the survivors.

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Updated on Jun 27, 2013 01:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Ex-servicemen urge Antony to resolve pension anomalies

All jawans retire in thheir mid-30s, junior commissioned officer in their mid-40s and a bulk of officers in their early 50s. This is done to ensure the Armed Forces always ramain young

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Updated on Jun 26, 2013 09:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

UP Varsities scared of NAAC test?

Norms flouted: Higher education institutions in UP flaunt expired grades. Of 11 state universities, only 2 have valid ratings

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Updated on Jun 25, 2013 08:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Metro depot likely on Kanpur road

The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) is zeroing on government land on Kanpur road to set up a maintenance and operation depot for the ambitious Metro rail project. For this, the portion of the land housing 32 Battalion Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) in Sarojini Nagar is emerging as the best choice.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2013 11:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Qaiserbagh to retain its old world charm

Makeover script: Emphasis on reviving the old ambience and providing improved infrastructure in the form of Victorian era lighting, railings and benches

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Updated on Jun 20, 2013 11:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

UP varsities to follow uniform norms for PHD

All the state universities would soon be forced to follow a uniform policy in research programmes (PhD).

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Updated on Jun 19, 2013 10:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Property registration a day’s affair from July 1

The e-stamping process is only an additional facility, apart from stamp papers available with the government treasury.

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Updated on Jun 18, 2013 10:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

RTI flies in the face of ‘tight-lipped’ officials

If you think that the Right to Information Act (RTI) has secured access to information under the control of public authorities, try filing a query with the district administration.

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Updated on Jun 17, 2013 10:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Controversy over Jilani’s US visit

Controversy seems to have engulfed the ten-day US visit of additional advocate general (AAG) Zafaryab Jilani.

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Updated on Jun 14, 2013 03:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Govt's expensive gifts for students gathering dust

For nearly two months now, hundreds of laptops to be distributed free under the Samajwadi Party's scheme, are gathering dust on the Collectorate premises.

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Updated on May 09, 2013 10:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Administration waits for official directive to enforce gutkha ban

The district administration is still waiting for an official directive for enforcing the ban on the sale and production of gutkha in the state capital. The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) department, which is supposed to enforce the ban, however said there was no need for a directive when the notification had already been issued six months ago.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2013 06:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

After blackout, STB price blues for Lucknow viewers

In the war between cable operators and the government, consumers are finding themselves on the receiving end, literally.

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Updated on Apr 02, 2013 12:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Removing Akhilesh's in-built tamper-proof wallpaper crashes laptops

There's no getting rid of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav from the 10,000 HP laptops he distributed on Monday. Students who tried it are in deep trouble. Efforts to change the in-built tamper-proof wallpaper proved disastrous. HT reports.

Updated on Mar 14, 2013 11:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

LU, Nadwa say no to Jhulelal Park

The district administration’s plan to shift the dharna sthal from its present location opposite the Vidhan Bhawan to Jhulelal Park has hit a roadblock.

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Updated on Feb 28, 2013 01:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

More trains on Lucknow tracks

Trains to Jaipur and Mumbai a welcome step, but Railways must improve upon passenger safety and amenities, say citizens

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Updated on Feb 27, 2013 12:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Crowd management plan there, but only on paper

Past reccomendations to check stampedes at rly stations were thrown to the winds at Allahabad junction. The Sunday stampede that killed nearly 36 Kumbh pilgrims at the Allahabad railway station could have been averted, if the authorities had paid heed to the recommendations of a government appointed committee.

Updated on Feb 13, 2013 12:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Will two-spot plan ease VIP road?

500 protesters can pick Vidhan Sabha spot. But, bigger gatherings need to choose Jhulelal Park. No final word yet

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Updated on Feb 01, 2013 01:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Attestation counter: Free service comes for a price!

The human resource development ministry counter for degree attestation near Gate No 9 of Vidhan Bhawan has reduced to a money-minting window, if one goes by the victims' account.

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Updated on Jan 14, 2013 11:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Harassed by eunuchs? Help is just a call away

Help is at hand, if you are facing any kind of trouble from eunuchs. Now, a group of senior citizens has stepped in to protect people from harassment by the transgender community, particularly during celebrations.

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Updated on Nov 22, 2012 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Ponty Chadha was the king of good times in UP

As a child, Gurdeep Singh Chadha, alias Ponty Chadha, would sell snacks with his father outside a country liquor shop. He later went on to become the biggest liquor baron Uttar Pradesh had ever seen. Gulam Jeelani reports.

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Updated on Nov 18, 2012 02:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Installing upgrade... please wait

The ambitious e-governance project to do official work online has got off to a delayed and troubled start in the state. An IT department official says there will be ‘birth pangs’, but the sooner the system gets on its feet, the better it wil for those who have to run from one government office to another for the simplest thing

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Updated on Nov 05, 2012 02:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPankaj Jaiswal/M Tariq Khan/Gulam Jeelani, Lucknow

New LPG rules add fresh flame to blackmarket

The consumer is confused after the one-cylinder-one-kitchen rule. But, blackmarketeers are finding out new ways to keep their business on. Is ministry watching?

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Updated on Nov 01, 2012 12:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Unanswered RTI queries leave a burning trail

If your query under the Right to Information (RTI) has still not been answered, there is very little chance it will ever be.

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Updated on Oct 15, 2012 01:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByM Tariq Khan & Gulam Jeelani, Lucknow

Stands tall in Karnataka, but can’t walk in UP!

While thousands of cases are pending for years in the UP state information commission, a recent order passed by Karnataka Information Commission (KIC) has directed a public information officer (PIO) to provide the information sought under RTI free of charge for missing the 30- day deadline.

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Updated on Oct 12, 2012 03:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

‘Vision’ary tribute: Jagjit ghazals get Brailled

Now, visually impaired ghazal aficionados will also be able to read their favourite verses. A city-based duo has come up with what they call the county's first Braille book on Jagjit Singh and other ghazals maestros.

Updated on Oct 10, 2012 02:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

IAS officers 'help' colleague accused of rape attempt

Bureaucrats allegedly put pressure on railway police to go easy on UP officer who was arrested from a train after complaint by corporate executive. Gulam Jeelani reports.

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Updated on Oct 02, 2012 02:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Lucknow Mahotsav gets a ‘Mulayam touch'

This year’s Lucknow Mahotsav will have a ‘Mulayam touch’ as wrestling and cycling are all set to debut in the annual event. It is a well-known fact that the two sporting activities are dear to Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party, particularly its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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Updated on Sep 27, 2012 12:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow
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