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
Delhi Tourism’s HOHO bus service stares at uncertain future as losses mount
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.
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Cleared Metro Phase-4, now fulfil promise to donate ₹1.1 lakh: AAP reminds BJP’s Manoj Tiwari
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.
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 11:43 AM IST
Changing faces of a House tasked with building Delhi
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
Farmers’ protest: An apology for ‘inconvenience’ issued by farmers
“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
Published on Dec 01, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Farmers’ Delhi protest: Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal share stage
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.
Published on Dec 01, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Opposition unites at farmers’ rally, hits out at Centre
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
Farmers not asking for free gifts, Rahul Gandhi at mega rally in Delhi
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.
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 04:34 PM IST
With photos, skulls and placards, thousands of farmers march to Parliament today
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
Farmers march towards Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan to demand debt relief, fair price
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.
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Delhi Assembly resolution asks poll panel to verify voters list
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.
Published on Nov 28, 2018 12:48 PM IST
Delhi government aims for 25% electric vehicles in 5 years to combat rising air pollution
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
‘If Modi can’t ensure my security, he should quit’: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on attacks
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.
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 08:13 AM IST
Delhi awash in rainbow colours as Queer Pride Parade celebrates identity, freedom
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.
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 12:42 PM IST
Farmers plan march to Parliament seeking special joint session on problems
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.
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 07:31 AM IST
Man who attacked Kejriwal may have feigned mother’s illness to gain entry
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
You are my only hope, says man before throwing chilli powder at Arvind Kejriwal
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.
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 10:21 PM IST
Fusion of music, politics on display at TM Krishna’s Delhi concert
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.
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 01:13 PM IST
‘Singing in Delhi’: Carnatic singer TM Krishna to hold concert on Nov 17
The Delhi government is hosting the concert which is going to be held in Garden of Five Senses near Saket at 6:30 PM
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 03:48 PM IST
After cancelled concert, AAP’s Delhi govt sends a message with invite to Carnatic singer Krishna
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.
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 11:38 PM IST
After chaos and risks for selfies on Signature Bridge, government plans ‘safe’ spots
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.
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 09:08 AM IST
15K AAP workers to counter fake news on social media, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections
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.
Published on Nov 13, 2018 10:57 AM IST
Delhi political parties fight for Chhath credit to woo voters from UP-Bihar
The population of Purvanchalis stands at nearly 30-35% of the voters in the national Capital
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 11:03 AM IST
AAP files police complaint against Manoj Tiwari for inciting violence at signature bridge
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.
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:14 PM IST
AAP to contest from all Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana in 2019 polls
In the 2014 parliamentary elections, the AAP fielded 432 candidates for 543 Lok Sabha seats across the country.
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:08 AM IST
Kejriwal writes to poll panel over changes in South Delhi voters’ list
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.
Published on Nov 02, 2018 08:47 AM IST
A glimpse of Mahatma Gandhi’s life through the art of Dastangoi
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.
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 09:22 AM IST
AAP is ‘kangaal’, donate so we can contest 2019 election, appeals party chief Arvind Kejriwal
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.
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 10:39 AM IST
AAP, Centre trade barbs over skywalk at Delhi’s ITO ahead of its inauguration
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.
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal writes to non-BJP CMs, seeks support against Electricity Bill amendments
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.
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 07:12 AM IST
Free concerts in Connaught Place’s Central Park back with show by folk rock band Swarathma
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.
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 09:49 AM IST