Aditi Vatsa




The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

Makeshift wards, waiting lists for beds at crowded hospitals in NCR
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

In Noida’s Sector 11, two notices on the gate of Metro Hospital announce that no beds are available and warn patients that they might have to wait for nearly eight hours just for a bed.

A year later, Bisara celebrates Eid with a note of caution
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

After Mohammed Akhlaq’s death, 18 residents of the village were arrested on murder charges.

At JNU presidential debate, Feb 9 incident, Rohith Vemula take centrestage
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Student organisations had reached early to capture their spots for the event.

Police stop car with Rs 3 cr BJP funds, return cash after I-T check
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Occupants of the car said the money belonged to BJP and was being transferred from the party headquarters in Delhi to its Lucknow office and also showed a letter to support their claim.

From small towns to big cities, over 300 teachers awarded by President Pranab Mukherjee
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Here, we speak to 10 teachers about their journey, love for academics and what they wish to change in the education system in the country.

Essar tapes: Complainant asked to join police probe
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

In his PIL before the High Court, Uppal had asked for a court-monitored probe into the alleged tapping of phones and constitution of a special investigation team.

Deaths in Noida village: Most of them suffered from heart ailments, other diseases, probe says
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Blood tests of samples collected from Sarfabad do not show the prevalence of dengue, said officials Monday.

At ground zero of Noida fever deaths, garbage, hawkers and open drains
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The district administration has instituted an inquiry into the incident, ordering an audit of these deaths and their causes.

Noida: 10 ‘fever’ deaths in two weeks shakes Gautam Buddha Nagar area, inquiry ordered
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Gautam Buddha Nagar administration sets up inquiry.

Day before he was shot, Singh had daughter’s wedding plans on mind
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

He had asked his sisters to stay back for a day at his house in Sonipat area, promising he would drop them at their house Saturday, said police.

Constable shot dead in Bawana: Police pay tribute to fallen colleague
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Around 9.15 pm on Friday, Delhi Police constable Anand Singh (49) was fatally shot by three assailants when he objected to their harassing a woman street vendor and stopped them from stealing money from her.

Were only following rules, doing our job, say guards
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

“Every now and then, we face the ire of visitors when they are asked questions about their visit and identity. Yesterday, too, we were just doing our jobs. We were following protocol,” he said.

Behind attack on Ghaziabad BJP leader Brijpal Teotia: 8 murders & a plot
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Investigators are scanning the property dispute dating back to 1984 allegedly involving Teotia and the three persons.

Hours after BJP leader’s attack, drama at checkpost: Assailants fire at cops, manage to escape
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

According to police, the incident took place at a picket near Shadab Nagar checkpost in Modi Nagar, which had been set up to nab the assailants who had attacked the BJP leader.

Brijpal Teotia attack: Inside cricket bag near crime scene, police find AK-47, pistols
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

The weapons were found inside a cricket kit in Ghaziabad’s Modi Nagar area late Thursday, said police.

Statue of Ravana vandalised two days before installation in Gautam Buddha Nagar temple
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Gau Raksha Dal head and heads of other temples among 6 named in FIR: Police

Uttar Pradeh Police promise CCTVs, pickets, more patrolling on highways
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

At 1.15 am on July 30, the two victims were dragged out of their car and allegedly raped by a group of seven men.

Bulandshahr gangrape: Victims mother, daughter have no place to call home
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Talking to the media on Monday, the 39-year-old Ola cab driver from Noida, whose wife and daughter were raped early Saturday morning, said they might have to leave their locality and shift the girl to another school.

Bulandshahr gangrape: Three held, have earlier cases of looting
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Late Sunday evening, police arrested three persons, Raheesudeen of Sutari village in Bulandshahr, Shahwaiz of Hapur district and Jabar Singh of Gautam Budh Nagar district.

Teen, mother gangraped in Bulandshahr: Three men held, local gang blamed
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

This is the spot where a mother and daughter — 35, and 14 — travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh were dragged out of their car and allegedly raped by group of seven-eight men early Saturday morning.

Bezwada Wilson: Fighting for dignity, and a ‘human’ life
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Born into a Dalit family engaged in manual scavenging at Kolar Gold Fields, near Bengaluru, Wilson struck out, becoming a first-generation literate.

Police look for source of ‘suspicious meat’ in Bisara
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

“We did not kill a cow. The people, who came to our house, took the meat out of the fridge. That was goat’s meat sent by our relatives. They took the meat with them,” Akhlaq's daughter Shaista said.

Dadri lynching: Police on lookout for source of ‘suspicious meat’ in Bisara village
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Resident plea claims mob found meat in Akhlaq’s fridge, family says not true

Dadri lynching: Court orders FIR against murdered Mohammad Akhlaq, his kin
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The directions were issued by judicial magistrate Vijay Kumar at the Surajpur district court on Thursday, under section 156 (3), on a petition filed by a Bisara resident on June 9

Amid ‘new’ info, Akhlaq lawyer targets 3 accused
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

According to Yusuf Saifi, the lawyer representing Akhlaq’s family, the petition filed by a complainant brings to light some “new things which were not in our knowledge earlier”.

Noida: Administration cancels NOC for pool after 9-year-old dies
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

The notice was issued to the builder on July 1 and they were asked to reply within three days. No reply has been received so far.

Disquiet in Sadar Bazaar’s Ahata Kidara: Residents alarmed as cops arrive with uncomfortable queries
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

For residents of the area, the incident has brought unnecessary attention to their houses.

Pool managed by another firm, will act as per law, says builder
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

According to the administration, an inspection team which visited the society following the incident found irregularities in operations.

Hardlook: Struggle for every drop in South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Sangam Vihar hit the headlines recently when police booked its MLA after some women alleged he misbehaved with them when they had gone to his office to complain about irregular water supply.

Rewind: Two years after midnight ‘raid’, very few Africans now live in Khirki Extension
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

A Nigerian national, Ola Jason, who used to live in Khirki until two years ago, said he had no option but to move out of the area owing to the “emotional trauma” he underwent in the aftermath of the “raid”.

BJP MP Hukum Singh’s second Kairana list has holes, too
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Similar discrepancies have emerged in the latest list, with one key difference — the word ‘Hindu’ was missing from its title.

Kairana mass exodus: Day after, BJP ‘list’ MP Hukum Singh says, not about Hindu or Muslim, about crime
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Kairana is in Shamli district which witnessed communal riots in 2013. The MP alleged that “Muslim gangs” such as the Mukeem Kala and Furhaan gangs were a “menace in western UP.”

Kairana exodus: BJP MP Hukum Singh’s first list has more holes, 2nd one has ‘Hindu’ missing
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The Indian Express had reported that many of the families on the first list had migrated from Kairana years ago for better jobs or education.

Kairana exodus: BJP list of ‘Hindus’ forced out includes those who died, migrated for better job
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

While it does have names of some who have left alleging harassment by “gangs”, the list includes names of people who have died, of those who left Kairana more than 10 years ago and still others who say that they migrated for a better school for their children or a better job.

Act against Akhlaq family in 20 days or else: Dadri chorus
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

The demand was raised during a village meeting at the local temple, from where an announcement was allegedly made on the night of September 28 last year, asking residents to assemble since a cow had been slaughtered.

Hardlook: Noida and Greater Noida builders say consultations mean hiccups likely to be resolved soon
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Citing ambiguity in norms and multiplicity of agencies which need to be approached for clearances for their projects, the builders maintain that with increased consultations between the three stakeholders —investors, realtors and the Authorities — hiccups in these projects are likely to be resolved soon.