Aditi Vatsa



The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

Traffic nightmare on DND: Trucks, makeshift toll booth add to chaos
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Traffic snarls on DND began a year ago after the Allahabad High Court passed an order stating that the concessionaire, NTBCL, was no longer entitled to charge toll.

Two years since Akhlaq lynching, families on either side seek jobs
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Sixty kilometres away from Dadri, Akhlaq’s younger son, Mohammad Danish, still awaits a government job which had been promised to him by then UP CM Akhilesh Yadav

Aarushi-Hemraj case: Talwars said justice served, were in tears, says Dasna Jail official
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

A senior officer at Dasna Jail said, “They came to know about it after they saw the news on TV. They were in their respective barracks at the time. As the news came out, they were in tears and said justice has finally been served."

At Shamli school, 60 students take ill, police probe mill emission angle
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

“In Shamli Hon CM has ordered an inquiry by the commissioner of Saharanpur and directed the DM and all local officers to provide all possible help to the affected children,” said Avanish Awasthi, principal secretary, Information department, UP.

SC bans firecrackers sale until November 1 — The question: How do you enforce it?
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

City residents, too, appeared split on the court order. While a large section insisted that the ban would give a “cleaner future” to the children, others called the decision drastic, recalling how Diwali and bursting crackers go hand-in-hand.

In JNU, fresh row over who gets to coordinate a course
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

The development comes days after the UGC’s Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) Director asked CWS if it could conduct the refresher course, provided “some resource persons were not invited”.

NHRC seeks report from UP police over Greater Noida encounter
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

“Elimination of criminal in such an unlawful manner can never send a good message to a civilised society,” said NHRC in a statement.

‘If he had shooed the cattle, who knows what would have happened to us’
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

In leaky bamboo house, youth’s family reflects on arrest for criticising PM, CM after cattle ate crops.

Amit Shah likely to attend ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ in Delhi on October 8
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

On October 7, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari is expected to be part of the march in Kerala, while Shah will be a part of the rally in Delhi on October 8.

Tension in Ghaziabad area after video of temple firing
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

The incident, believed to be a 'show of strength' on the occasion of Dussehra, has led to tension in Masuri, which has a large population of Muslims and where communal clashes five years ago had led to six deaths.

25-year-old killed in suspected honour killing
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

A 25-year-old man was beaten to death in Noida’s Mamura village, allegedly by the brothers of a woman he had been seeing for the last two years. Police suspect it to be a case of honour killing.

Teacher in Dadri school accused of showing students obscene videos
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

“She beats us and uses bad words to address us. She showed us blue film clips and threatened to make videos of us and upload them on the internet. When we objected, she said I will break your leg,” claimed a student.

For a pregnant widow, police complaint ‘least of concerns’
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Last Thursday, around 4 pm, Rajesh Sahu and his nephews, Vikas (18) and Ravendra (24), were ‘inspecting’ the 20-foot deep sewer. One of them slipped into the sewer while checking the blockage. The other two died trying to save him.

Police probe yet to begin in sewer death of three as ‘no complaint has been received’
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

“We are waiting for the inquiry to be completed. We will approach the police afterwards and action will be taken accordingly,” said Rakesh Kumar Mishra, ACEO, Noida Authority.

200 metres from home, 25-year-old woman raped
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Late Friday evening, the woman was less than 200 metres from her house when she was allegedly dragged to the bushes near National Highway 58, raped, beaten and filmed by two unidentified men.

Sewage worker deaths in Noida: Day later, broken families but no FIR
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Around 5.30 pm, when none of them returned home, Sahu’s three-month pregnant wife called his mobile phone — only to be told by an unknown person that they were at the district hospital.

Three daily wagers, ‘inspecting’ a sewer line in Noida, found dead
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

No safety gear or equipment were recovered with the bodies, police said. The three men had been hired by a contractor to “inspect” a sewer blockage, police added.

Greater Noida missing case: 22-year-old student’s family blames police for ‘lapses’
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

A second-year undergraduate student in Imphal, Chanam had arrived from Hyderabad to attend a concert in Greater Noida on September 8.

22-year-old, in Noida to attend concert, missing for 5 days
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

"He wanted to attend a concert by The Chainsmokers in Greater Noida’s Expo Mart on September 8 with his friends. He has been missing since the concert ended,” said Pravish Chanam's elder brother Ravikanta Chanam.

22-year-old, in Delhi to attend concert, goes missing
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Waiting at the Knowledge Park police station, Chanam’s elder brother Ravikanta Chanam told The Indian Express, “He reached Delhi on September 7. He wanted to attend a concert by The Chainsmokers in Greater Noida’s Expo Mart on September 8. He has been missing since the concert ended.”

Meat traders, butchers in Uttar Pradesh say ‘livelihood has been affected’
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The meeting saw those involved in small-scale meat business — traders, farmers, biryani sellers and transporters — sharing problems they faced after the crackdown and “fear of attack by cow protection groups”.

Sharpshooter held for BJP worker’s murder
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

According to police, Fauji claimed that the plan to kill Bhati was made on August 26 at Sharma’s farmhouse in Loni. “He was arrested from Koyal Enclave in Sahibabad on Sunday. One .30 bore pistol, four cartridges and one white Apache motorcycle were recovered.

Ryan School murder: Accused father of two boys, wife says he worked as bus driver in another school till Feb
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Wife, a safai karamchari at a school, says he moved after licence expired.

Amid uncertain future, a Rohingya protest
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Late Tuesday afternoon, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told reporters that Rohingyas “were illegal immigrants” and “they stand to be deported”.

5-year-old boy killed as cab carrying mid-day meal reverses into him
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

On Monday evening, an FIR against the driver, 19-year-old Abhimanyu, was registered under IPC sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence) at Dadri police station.

BJP worker shot dead in Ghaziabad
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

According to police, the incident took place at Indira Nagri in Mangal Bazar. “Four bullets hit Bhati, including one on the eye and another on the chest.

Take measures to protect children from Blue Whale: Maneka Gandhi to schools
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

“It is sad to see young boys and girls falling victims to this self-destructive game. We all have to be extremely vigilant for our children who are becoming victims.”

Pilgrim transit home to come up at Indirapuram
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Project site shifted after land record ‘dispute’, Yogi Adityanath lays foundation stone for Kailash Mansarovar Bhawan.

Day after SC judgment, a triple talaq, and an FIR
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

On the afternoon of August 23, her 38-year-old husband reached her brother’s house, knocked on the door, saw his wife and said ‘talaq’ thrice before leaving, her family alleged. She had married the man, who runs a business in brass products, 13 years ago, police said.

Bawana bypoll: Defector lashes out at CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress candidate says wait and watch
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

“Kejriwal is a big dhokhebaaz and a tyrant. For two years, nothing happened in the area and the responsibility lies with Kejriwal. But who has to pay the price? The MLA,” Ved Prakash said.

Voices From Bawana: Rural angst, disillusionment worked for AAP
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

For AAP, the challenge had always been the 26 villages of the reserved constituency. The BJP attempted to woo the Jat-dominated area by ensuring that Parvesh Singh Verma, son of former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma, campaigned as a ‘star candidate’.

Bawana bypoll: ‘Modi magic’ has stopped, says winner Ram Chander
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

"The BJP chariot has stopped and it won’t move forward. People of Delhi have realised the BJP did not do anything except make false promises. They were sending Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts. Even 15 paise have not been deposited. People here were angry."

10 held after clashes over cow carcass in Bulandshahr village
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Around 9 am on Friday, some residents spotted the carcass floating in a pond, located near Muslim households in Adauli.

Dera ripple in Delhi: Train, buses torched
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Delhi Police said two buses were set ablaze and partially damaged in Jyoti Nagar and two buses were torched near BJRM Hospital in Jahangirpuri.

Triple talaq verdict: ‘He wrote, I’m giving triple talaq, he didn’t even say talaq 3 times’
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

On January 27 last year, Rahman received a letter through speed post. It was from her lawyer-husband. “He wrote: ‘I am giving you triple talaq on the basis of the Sharia law’

Alleging slave-like treatment, 50 foreign inmates go on hunger strike
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

A letter dated August 17 says the reason for the “indefinite hunger strike” is the “indefinite incarceration of three-thirteen months by the Indian Foreigner Regional Registration Offices without any court judgment."