Naveed Iqbal


Year after Uri attack: Charred barracks, chain-linked fences
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, people carried ration on foot to the upper reaches, hiking several kilometres, and children trekked to schools as the road outside the attack site, passing through the Brigade headquarters, remained shut for months.

How has a marriage become a regional issue, asks family of Ladakh man
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Slamming the LBA’s role in the controversy, Chairman of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (Kargil) Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan says a community should not be punished for individual choices.

An inter-religion marriage triggers communal divide in Leh, and exodus
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The undercurrents of communal discord rose to the surface here over the last week as news spread of the marriage of a Buddhist woman, who had converted to Islam in 2015, to a Muslim man from Kargil. The two were married on July 31, and the LBA suspects that the conversion and the marriage may have been conducted under duress.

Srinagar progress still a work in progress
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Amid delays caused by floods and unrest, flyover project drags for 4 years, maternity hospital for six years.

Neolithic pot of joy promises to shine light on prehistory in Kashmir, beyond
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

In Sopore, archaeologists find first intact piece of pottery from a time about which very little is known.

PDP, NC flag unease before Rajnath Singh over Article 35A review
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

PDP general secretary Nizamuddin Bhat said that his party emphasised that Kashmir’s is a “political problem and not a development issue”.

Day 1 of J-K visit: With focus on ‘political solution’, Rajnath Singh meets 20 delegations
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Singh began his visit with a one-on-one meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The two are learnt to have discussed the overall situation, implementation of the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) and execution of the PM’s development package in the state.

No Common Break
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Triple talaq is a rare phenomenon in Muslim dominated J&K.

‘Father will come on Eid, bring me new clothes’
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

On Monday, ASI Abdul Rashid was shot by unidentified gunmen in the Mehandi Kadal area of Anantnag as he was returning to the local police station for lunch.

AAP, BJP spar over state of drains in South MCD House
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

In the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) House meeting held on Wednesday, two AAP MLAs — Jarnail Singh and Amanatullah Khan — raised the issue of overflowing drains in the capital.

Follows South, East: North throws open toilets at restaurants to women, kids
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

As with the South and East, this decision has been taken to provide clean toilet facilities to women and children — especially in areas where such public conveniences are not available.

Delay in notifying civic zones stalls work in MCDs
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Anti-flood, anti-malaria and women’s welfare are ad hoc committees while works, appointments, medical relief and public health come under special committees.

New SDMC headquarters to be set up in Pragati Maidan soon
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

The civic body has, so far, been sharing space at the Civic Centre with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The MoU will be signed Friday in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

Assured salaries, EDMC staffers call off strike
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Although the salaries of EDMC’s safai karamcharis has been delayed only by a month, the corporation’s supervisory staff has not received salaries for the last two months.

Fairoz Khan, 28, from Kashmir is NSUI’s new president
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

On the state of the party’s leadership, Fairoz said that there is “no option” but to elevate Gandhi to the position of party president this year. He said Gandhi is a leader way ahead of his time. “The issue with him is that he tells the truth,” he claimed.

Running out of space, government gaushalas turn away cattle
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Apart from government shelters, even private gaushalas have complained of overcrowding in recent months.

J&K women cricketers gear up for ‘exhibition match’
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

In the city to play an “exhibition match” against a team from the Jesus and Mary Convent at the Australian High Commission, the women from the Valley also talk of the added pressure of the sport being “extremely gendered”.

A, B and C category employees unpaid: Salaries of 45,000 under North, East bodies delayed
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

In the North, about 30,000 employees under the three categories are yet to receive last month’s salary. However, the corporations have disbursed salaries of D category workers — safai karamcharis.

Liabilities worth Rs 4,000 crore: ‘North MCD needs additional Rs 600 cr to sustain financially’
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The corporation has a salary bill of Rs 3,000 crore and total expenses to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore.

Solid Waste Management Rules: North Delhi Municipal Corporation set to take Rs 50-150 to collect garbage from your doorstep
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The rules also state that waste generators shall pay a user fee for solid waste management as specified in the by-laws of the local bodies

Jammu and Kashmir: Uncertainty, wary of Burhan Wani anniversary, Valley families fast-track their weddings
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

This year, there’s an air of urgency as families, witness to the turmoil on the streets and anxious about what may happen in the days surrounding July 8 that will mark one year of the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani, are rushing to wrap up weddings, family functions.

Uncertainty, Burhan anniversary makes Valley families fast-track their weddings
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

July 8 will mark one year of the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel tussle could explain why BJP has no Leaders of House
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Earlier this month, Goel had invited BJP leaders from Delhi, including MPs and MLAs, to an event meant to welcome the newly elected councillors into the political system.

Garbage burning, construction dust: Rs 2 crore collected so far this year as SDMC issues 3,000 challans
Wed, May 31, 2017

Over 1,100 challans have been issued for solid waste and garbage burning, of which 573 were in the corporation’s central zone, fetching over Rs 63 lakh as fines.

Swachh Bharat funds: For outdoor ads, North body allots Rs 95 lakh
Mon, May 29, 2017

IEC expenditure is part of the corporation’s sanitation efforts.

L-G Anil Baijal clears plan for 12,000 new DDA flats
Fri, May 26, 2017

The registration fee for LIG category would be Rs 1 lakh, while for MIG and HIG it would be Rs 2 lakh.

Expelled for six years: 48 Congress members ousted for fighting civic polls in Delhi as rebels
Thu, May 25, 2017

A party spokesperson said there was never any doubt on removing these members, some of whom are former councillors and office bearers of the party, and claimed that the timing of the decision is inconsequential.

Congress will continue to work as opposition: Ajay Maken
Sun, May 07, 2017

The party’s vote share in the capital increased from 9 per cent in the last assembly elections to approximately 22 per cent in the civic polls.

Bulandshahr couple traced to Haryana two days after murder
Fri, May 05, 2017

The family of the girl had filed a police complaint alleging that she had been kidnapped by Yusuf.

An elopement, a murder, shadow of Hindu Vahini rattles UP village
Thu, May 04, 2017

A Muslim man in a Bulandshahr village was beaten to death over ties to an incident in the village over a week ago when a neighbour went missing, reportedly eloping with a girl

Delhi: MCD done, Amit Shah now wants BJP government in city
Wed, May 03, 2017

The party chief attributed the Delhi victory to party workers and thanked the people of Delhi for the verdict.

MCD election results: Slew of resignations after Congress finishes third, Ajay Maken, Chacko take blame, Sheila Dikshit lashes out
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

On Wednesday, while the party managed to increase its vote share to 21 per cent, it plunged from its existing position in the corporation — coming in third after the BJP and AAP.

‘Will win 70-80 seats’: Poll results today, Congress hopes to retain seats
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

A day ahead of counting of votes in the capital, the Congress privately said it would “at least retain” the seats it previously held.

MCD elections: Voters in AAP bastions say promises were not kept
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

In other wards of the Deoli assembly constituency, like Sangam Vihar and Tigri, there was only muted support for AAP

At two colonies in Delhi, MCD poll campaign a study in contrast
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Another first-time candidate, Yasmin Kidwai, enters an air-conditioned drawing room in Sunder Nagar where six women and two men, including the RWA president, await her.

Fight for capital: Between the lines of the three main manifestos
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

On Sunday, Delhi votes in civic elections with enormous stakes for BJP, Congress and AAP. NAVEED IQBAL lists what they have promised to voters, issue by issue.