Aditi Vatsa




The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

‘Cheapest phone’ maker Mohit Goel is Class VIII fail: Cops
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

An Amity spokesperson confirmed that Goel was an alumnus, but could not confirm what course he was a student of, or whether he pursued distance learning.

Ramjas college Violence: At Delhi Police HQ, students want ‘FIR, mere yaar’
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The 30-minute-long conversation between the two groups saw students sloganeering, police explaining the procedure for filing an FIR, students offering evidence of violence against them and police assuring them of action.

Jyoti Belur’s gun used, she now studies encounters: ‘Deadly force is cause of most concern’
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Jyoti Belur was ASP of Modinagar in Ghaziabad when the four men were gunned down.

Bhojpur fake encounter, 1996: Four cops sentenced to life in jail
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The court maintained that the nature of crime committed by the accused was very serious.

Bhojpur fake encounter, 1996 : For victims’ families, justice wasn’t cheap
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

On November 8, 1996, her then 17-year-old brother Ashok had gone looking for work so he could earn extra money before he visited her at her in-laws’ residence.

Bhojpur fake encounter, 1996 : Two decades on, CBI court finds four policemen guilty
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

On Monday afternoon, a CBI court in Ghaziabad pronounced four policemen guilty in the case.

After CP cave-in: Delhi buildings under scanner, traders on tenterhooks
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Sundra has a simple theory which explains the cave-ins: “The top floors were meant for residential purposes, and the ground floor for commercial establishments. Upar makaan, neeche dukaan was the principle CP was built on.”

Ghaziabad Audi crash: ‘Will approach police against owner of car’, accused ‘driver’ speaks out
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Ahmad, a Bareilly resident, has maintained he does not know Rawat and was not driving his car. He also said that Qadri misused his driving licence.

Connaught Place again: Roof collapses, no injuries
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Officials of the NDMC, fire services and police reached the spot by 10.20 pm and broke open the locks of the shop.

I wasn’t driving, neither was man who impersonated me: Audi car crash accused
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Ahmad added that the man who appeared in court posing as him is his former neighbour from Bareilly, Syed Imtiaz Qadri.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: Names of son, daughter of Dadri lynching victim not on voters’ list
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Officials of Gautam Buddha Nagar administration maintained this had happened due to routine updates made prior to elections.

UP elections: Dadri BSP MLA avoids lynching issue, BJP rival takes up arrests
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Rajnath’s public meeting was held less than a kilometre from Dadri constituency’s Bisara village, where Mohammad Akhlaq had been beaten to death on suspicion of storing beef.

UP polls 2017: RLD candidate held, cops say he killed brother for sympathy votes
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Manoj, who was at the spot when the two bodies were recovered, had fainted and was rushed to a hospital.

Hours after brother’s murder, police question RLD candidate
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

According to the complaint filed with the police, a party worker and an auto-driver were accused of the murder. But police said that a family member was behind the incident.

UP elections: Mayawati reminds voters of Dadri lynching, Muzaffarnagar riots
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Appealing to the Dalit community in the area, she invoked the Rohith Vemula suicide case and the Una incident to target the BJP.

Audi hit-and-run case: Was scared for my life, so I fled, says doctor
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The doctor claimed his driver was driving the vehicle and is on the run, adding that he had fled the accident spot as he was “scared for his life”.

Your partner more corrupt than you: Amit Shah to Akhilesh Yadav
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

He said that the SP-Congress alliance was proof of Akhilesh accepting defeat before the elections.

Fake online ponzi scheme: ‘Key accused made Rs 5 lakh a month’
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Police said as per the company’s account details, Mittal earned a monthly salary of Rs 5 lakh while the COO, Sridhar Prasad, earned Rs 2.5 lakh.

Till we end BJP rule in country, SP and Congress will be together: Akhilesh Yadav
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Akhilesh promised a number of populist measures that his government would take if it comes to power.

Western UP situation similar to Kashmir in 1990: Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The rally, which was attended by Ghaziabad MP V K Singh, saw Adityanath lauding US President Donald Trump.

Ghaziabad accident: ‘Victim had job interviews lined up’
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Ghaziabad accident: The auto was being driven by 25-year-old Sanjeev, one of six sons of Ram Raees. “My son usually does not drive at night. This must have been his last trip,” he said.

Noida takes lead: Campaign via SMS and WhatsApp part of poll expenses
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

The administration in the district may also register police cases for “disinformation” and “spreading communal propaganda” through such platforms.

UP: FIR against man who came to file nomination papers on a donkey
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Prajapati arrived on a white donkey, covered in garlands, as a small group of residents from his village in Dadri walked to the nomination centre on Monday.

US woman raped in Delhi hotel: For three months, I did not realise what had happened to me
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

I wish the police were more strict and forthcoming in their action against the accused, the woman said

Rahul Gandhi speech does little to lift morale in Dadri mandi: ‘All of us are in debt here’
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Rahul Gandhi had criticised PM Modi over the demonetisation drive at a wholesale market in Dadri.

Demonetisation: Half its workers gone, a utensils factory in Noida tells many stories
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Of around 40 employees who work here, more than 20 have gone back to their villages in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Hours before Jayalalithaa’s death, prayers on their lips, all eyes on news at Tamil Nadu House in Delhi
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

J Jayalalithaa was declared dead at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.

Demonetisation: Daily wagers at Sadar Bazar say work opportunities, and earnings, have plummeted
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

‘I used to go home every month, now have no money for bus ticket’

Demonetisation: Bank out of cash, daily wager waits to cremate wife
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

His wife, 61-year-old Phoolmati Devi, had died at a hospital in Noida, a few months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer.

At Delhi-Noida Direct Flyway, 400 lives are thrown out of gear
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

According to NTBCL sources, over 400 people had been employed in the functioning of the DND flyway as toll operators, security and maintenance personnel. Now, most of them have been rendered jobless.

Amid currency crisis, transport business hits a bump on the road
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

In Noida Sector 2, next to the fire-station, at least 50 trucks, mostly with Punjab registration, remain stationary on Tuesday evening.

In shawls and blankets, Burari locals queue up outside banks – and spend the entire night
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

With money running out and standing in ATM lines proving futile, people say this is the only way to exchange or get cash.

Ghaziabad: 13 killed in fire at illegal garment factory
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Locals and police maintained that the fire seemed to have broken out on the ground floor before spreading to the other floor.

Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 demonetised: One needs money for a wedding, another says note switch good news
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Banks saw a huge rush of people to exchange the now-invalid currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

Gurgaon, Noida schools closed down owing to the pollution
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Gurgaon District Magistrate issued an order prohibiting “open burning of garbage/ waste/ leaves/ plastic material or any such material which causes or is likely to aggravate formation of smog”.

CRPF man in hospital for 30 months, mother asks: Where is uproar?
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Long and traumatic road to recovery for 28-year-old constable Jitender Kumar who was severely injured in a blast in Bastar while on election duty in 2014.