Naveed Iqbal

Articles By Naveed Iqbal

Shah Faesal: We see corruption, governance failure when right people don’t get elected

Shah Faesal, the IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir who recently quit bureaucracy and announced plans to fight the forthcoming elections, tells The Indian Express his plans.

Urban local body polls: Elected, they can’t return home, seek refuge in Srinagar hotels

On the banks of Dal lake, the government has hired a hotel, two wings of which are home to about 30 councillors of the newly-elected Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).

Kashmir civilian killings: ‘We were only bystanders… They could have shot in the air to disperse crowd’

“The firing took place in an open orchard not more than 100 feet from the encounter site. They could have shot in the air to disperse the crowd, but they did not,” said Asim Ahmad, accompanying his injured cousin Jehangir, 20, who was being operated upon for a bullet wound to the abdomen.

J&K pellet victim: Nervous wait for family after 20-month-old girl undergoes surgery

Hiba Nisar, the youngest pellet victim of the current phase of violence in the Valley, lies anaesthetised in her mother’s lap after undergoing a surgery at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital Wednesday.

J-K: Hiba Nisar set for second operation to take out pellet, her parents cling to hope

Ten days after 20-month-old Hiba Nisar was hit in the right eye by pellets during a protest in Shopian, she wails in her mother’s arms at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital, unable to express her pain in words.

Seek ‘complete autonomy’: Leh, Kargil pass resolution for separate division for Ladakh region

On Friday, Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Leh’s LAHDC, Jamyang Tsering Namgial told The Indian Express that “we want complete administrative autonomy from Kashmir”.

Only those with interest in J&K Bank opposing move to make it PSU: Governor

Only people with “personal or political interests” in J&K Bank are opposing the move to turn the bank into a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) and the opposition is “without merit”, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has stated.

What Centre wanted in J&K: Governor Satyapal Malik lets it slip

Lone said the Governor’s remarks have increased the threat to his security. “It is certainly a security risk. I have lost my father, in a different manner. But again at the hands of militants.

Satyapal Malik puts J&K Bank in public sector, kicks off autonomy row

PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti described it as a “disturbing step to snatch every bit of autonomy that our institutions have”. Sajad Lone of People’s Conference said his party’s economic philosophy is decentralisation and total liberalisation.

PDP-NC alliance idea took shape over 2 months, sped up after Baig’s move

The thought, sources said, was also driven by concerns over repeated visits to J&K by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav.

J-K assembly dissolved: Between speculation and dissolution, social media turns political classroom

A day of political speculation, which drove anyone watching the political developments in Jammu and Kashmir to the edge of their seats, ended with dissolution of the 87-member Assembly after five months of Governor’s rule in the state.

J-K exchequer owes Dal Lake expert committee Rs 35 lakh

The High Court order, which was passed on September 18, noted that the Central government had spent close to Rs 400 crore on the lake over the past 15 years without any tangible results.

Partyman Junaid Mattu elected Srinagar mayor, Sajjad Lone says polls no farce

Mattu was elected Srinagar mayor eight years after the term of the last elected mayor ended. Mattu secured 40 of the 70 votes polled in a corporation of largely independents.

Drug abuse, mental illness on rise, J&K plans policy

As per a draft policy document, studies conducted in recent years have shown an “alarming” shift in the pattern of substance use in the state, in terms of the rise in the number of women users, decreasing age at first-use, as well as rising drug-related deaths.

J&K governor Satya Pal Malik cancels mediclaim: ‘Tenders allotted fraudulently’

On September 20, days after Malik assumed office, the contract for providing insurance to 3.5 lakh regular employees of the state was awarded to Reliance General lnsurance Company Ltd.

J&K polls: Our system is imperfect, we need to challenge it, says Junaid Azim Mattu

On Saturday, Mattu was declared the winner from three of the four wards he contested as an independent candidate, including Bod Dal, a ward inside the Dal Lake.

Kashmir poll turnout lowest: NC, Congress question credibility of polls, Governor says Delhi satisfied

NC vice-president Omar Abdullah said, “By holding elections without trying to address anger on the streets and compounding that by believing that an election without NC and PDP would have any meaning, all that the central government has been able to achieve is the least credible elections in the state.”

Jammu and Kashmir civic polls: Srinagar turnout 1.8 %, Samba records 81 %

While 72 of city's 221 booths did not see any voter, the 12 wards of downtown Srinagar together accounted for 72.1 per cent of the total vote cast in Srinagar.

J&K police issues new advisory to protected people in state

More than 4,300 PSOs are assigned to the 1,480 protected persons in the state and 300 Special Police Officers (SPO) are placed on protection duty.

J&K urban local body polls: In Mufti stronghold – Anantnag, voters stay away

The low turnout was fuelled by anger against Mufti, and the PDP’s decision to ally with the BJP.