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
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.
Fund release to begin only after Centre includes Lucknow Metro in the metro railways acts, state government to send a proposal in this regard
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.
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.
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
Norms flouted: Higher education institutions in UP flaunt expired grades. Of 11 state universities, only 2 have valid ratings
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.
Makeover script: Emphasis on reviving the old ambience and providing improved infrastructure in the form of Victorian era lighting, railings and benches
All the state universities would soon be forced to follow a uniform policy in research programmes (PhD).
The e-stamping process is only an additional facility, apart from stamp papers available with the government treasury.
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.
Controversy seems to have engulfed the ten-day US visit of additional advocate general (AAG) Zafaryab Jilani.
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.
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.
In the war between cable operators and the government, consumers are finding themselves on the receiving end, literally.
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.
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.
Trains to Jaipur and Mumbai a welcome step, but Railways must improve upon passenger safety and amenities, say citizens
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.
500 protesters can pick Vidhan Sabha spot. But, bigger gatherings need to choose Jhulelal Park. No final word yet
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.
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.
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.
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
Updated on Nov 05, 2012 02:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPankaj Jaiswal/M Tariq Khan/Gulam Jeelani, Lucknow
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?
If your query under the Right to Information (RTI) has still not been answered, there is very little chance it will ever be.
Updated on Oct 15, 2012 01:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByM Tariq Khan & Gulam Jeelani, Lucknow
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.
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.
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.
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.