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
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2018 06:09 PM IST
Termed as ‘Delhi for Democracy’, the 280 programmes — primarily competitions — will start with mohalla-level events and culminate with a grand finale at Central Park in Connaught Place.
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2018 11:43 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Rajya Sabha candidate ND Gupta’s candidature was approved by the returning officer who found Congress’ objections ‘not valid’.
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2018 01:15 PM IST
The nomination of AAP’s Rajya Sabha candidate, Narain Dass Gupta, was held back by the returning officer after the Congress filed a complaint against him, alleging Gupta held an office of profit
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2018 11:28 PM IST
The objection filed by Congress’s Delhi chief, Ajay Maken claimed that Narain Dass Gupta was ineligible for candidature as he holds the office of a trustee of the government-owned National Pension System Trust.
Hindustan Times | By Parvez Sultan and Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2018 12:31 PM IST
The AAP on Wednesday nominated Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and Narain Dass Gupta as its nominees for Rajya Sabha evoking sharp reactions.
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2018 11:50 AM IST
The announcement of AAP’s RS nominees came as another blow for Kumar Vishwas, who has been at loggerheads with the party’s top leadership. Vishwas said he was ready to fight his battle alone as a ‘martyr’ after being punished and rewarded for speaking the truth.
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2018 11:04 PM IST
The decision was taken at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in a meeting attended by around 56 AAP MLAs. Elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Delhi would be held on Jan 16.
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2018 12:53 PM IST
The facility is being built in Dwarka’s Sector 25 at a cost of Rs 25,703 crores and the first phase of its construction — comprising convention centre with a seating capacity of 10,000 guests, two exhibition halls spread over 80,000sqm and a foyer — is expected to get over by 2019.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani, Shiv Sunny and Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2018 01:08 PM IST
The Kamala Mills fire incident throws sharp light on how urban spaces are being tightly packed with commercial complexes, that more often that not flout basic safety norms.
HIndustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani and Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2017 10:18 PM IST
AAP sources told Hindustan Times that Sanjay Singh’s name was confirmed by the top leadership and a formal announcement will be made after the PAC meeting.
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2017 11:55 PM IST
Among the names floating within the party circles included senior leaders Ashutosh and Sanjay Singh, both insiders
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2017 11:41 PM IST
The revised ‘use conversion charges’ — for owners of shops in local shopping complexes to convert residential floors beyond first into commercial — would be ₹22,274 per-square-metre instead of existing ₹89,000 per-square-metre,
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2017 11:01 PM IST
The party’s outreach team in the two separate emails appealed its donors to ‘unite and convert every ounce of outrage into a powerful force’ through a minimum donation of Rs 100.
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2017 04:01 PM IST
Ghalib (the conqueror) was born as Asadullah Baig Khan on December 27, 1797 in Kala Mahal, Agra into a family descending from Aibak Turks who moved to Samarkand (modern-day Uzbekistan) after downfall of Seljuk kings. He came to Delhi when he was 13.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani and Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2017 04:16 PM IST
More than 50 business units, running from properties officially earmarked as residences, have been shut down in Defence Colony and Chattarpur since Thursday, barely a few days after the SUpreme Court revived the sealing committee.
Hindustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani and Vibha Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2017 11:28 PM IST
The drive, which started on Thursday, is likely to turn its attention next to prominent areas of the national capital where unauthorised constructions have come up
Hindustan Times | By Vibha Sharma and Gulam Jeelani
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2017 12:33 AM IST
Municipal authorities shut down more than 50 shops and restaurants in south Delhi’s posh Defence Colony market and Chattarpur
Hindustan Times | By Vibha Sharma and Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2017 11:44 PM IST
Shops and restaurants that had extended businesses beyond ground floor were reportedly “sealed” in Defence Colony. Municipal officials were acting under the orders of a committee set up by SC to crack down on illegal constructions in Delhi.
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2017 10:30 AM IST
The AQI spiked to 436 qualifying as ‘severe’ on Thursday morning in Delhi. According to the Central Pollution Control Board the AQI is expected to become worse as the day progresses.
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2017 04:02 PM IST
The political affairs committee of the party decided to appoint Sisodia as “prabhari” after assessing “prevailing political situation” in the state
Battle of Patparganj to Bahadur Shah Zafar’s trial: Delhi’s journey since 1803, at the click of a mouse
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2017 03:11 PM IST
A 100-member team of archivists is digitising over 10 crore documents to prevent further loss. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in two years.
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2017 07:54 AM IST
Over 150 families owning flats in the colony are caught in a bind as the legal status of the gated society in a middle-class neighbourhood, near Heritage school in Vasant Kunj, remains uncertain.
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2017 03:49 PM IST
Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, founder members of AAP, were sacked in April 2015 for their alleged anti-party activities after they questioned party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s style of functioning
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2017 08:55 PM IST
The poet-politician says the party is drifting away from its core values
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2017 03:21 PM IST
The three-hour draw of lots for the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) 2017 housing scheme left several lucky allottees smiling.
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2017 01:22 PM IST
The first concert was held on October 28 with a performance by activist couple, Vinay Mahajan and Charul Bharwada, at Central Park in Connaught Place, who sang a satirical critique of politicians.
HIndustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2017 11:24 PM IST
On November 26, the foundation day of the party, AAP received Rs 6.2 lakh from 617 donors. This amount is almost double the donations the party received on November 25 (2.95 lakh) and November 27 (2.80 lakh).
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2017 12:24 PM IST
In his 30-minute speech at the AAP convention, Kumar Vishwas voiced his grievances as senior party leaders Manish Sisodia, Ashutosh, Gopal Rai, and others, looked on from the stage.
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2017 12:27 PM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the BJP is playing into the hands of Pakistan by pitting Hindus against Muslims. He was addressing AAP workers at the party’s national convention to mark the fifth year of its foundation at Ramlila Maidan
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2017 06:06 PM IST
HT SPOTLIGHT | About 26,000 flats of the total 28,000 built for the poor in Delhi remain vacant in the absence of a uniform rehabilitation policy and reluctance of slum dwellers to shift to faraway places.