Aditi Vatsa



The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

Month after attack on Africans: For the five accused, a life of fear
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Accused in an FIR registered after the death of Manish Khari — a Class XII student who lived two houses away — the five students are facing charges under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc).

Had no idea it’s not allowed: Farmer in Greater Noida village fined for stubble burning
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

In Gautam Buddha Nagar district, officials said it was the first case of a government official lodging a police complaint against a farmer for stubble burning.

Saharanpur violence: BJP MP was in crowd that vandalised my office, says SSP
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Dalits in the village maintained that the shobha yatra was organised by “outsiders”.

Noida: 6 dead as factory goes up in flames
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

First, second floor of three-storey building had packaging material and cartons of LED lights

Ghaziabad hit-and-run that killed four: Doctor who owns Audi moves surrender application
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

While the Audi's occupants had fled the spot following the accident, in the days that followed, a man posing as the car's driver had surrendered before court.

Noida: ‘Hindu Yuva Vahini leader’ held in hit-and-run case
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Police action after viral video

New Delhi: Lake around historic Purana Qila dries up, thin stream remains
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

For over a month, the lake has been completely dry.

Tension over loudspeakers in Bijnor: ‘Why live in a place where you can’t celebrate festivals?’
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

On the morning of April 5, Hindus of Jogirampuri and neighbouring villages reached the Shiva temple for Ram Navami celebrations.

Nitish Kumar poll pitch: Delhi can’t function without Biharis
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

Underlining the contribution of migrants from his state, Kumar said, “We have come and settled here, and now we belong to Delhi. "

Uttar Pradesh: Student goes to tutor’s home, both held by police
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

No case was registered but the tutor’s landlord asked him if he was interested in staying on.

Girls asked to strip to check for signs of menstruation: For girls from EWS families, school provided hope
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

The school made headlines after after 70 girls were allegedly made to strip on orders of the principal-cum-warden, Surekha Tomar.

Muzaffarnagar: Principal asks 70 girls to strip to check menstruation, gets sacked
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

We were in Badi ma’am’s room downstairs when some students informed her about bloodstains in the toilet. A wall and the door handle had some blood stains,” said the student

Attack on Africans in Greater Noida: Real estate agent to lawyer among 54 accused
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Another resident of Sector Beta I, who figures on the list of accused persons, is Devendra Tiger — a lawyer at the Surajpur District and Sessions Court in Greater Noida.

‘We were dragged, hit. Would people have stood silently if we were one of them?’
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

At least four Nigerian nationals were attacked allegedly by a mob at Pari Chowk and the adjoining Ansal Plaza mall.

Crackdown begins, meat plants sealed in Meerut, samples sent
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Veterinary chief Harpal Singh said that no new licences had been issued by his department to slaughterhouses and meat processing units since June 2013.

BJP’s ‘Anti-Romeo’ poll promise turns harsh reality
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Senior officers told The Indian Express that the police move was “wrong” and that action would be taken if a complaint is filed.

Phishing season: Cyber criminals have adopted innovative means to cheat people.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

With Uttar Pradesh topping the list of cyber crime cases in the country, ADITI VATSA takes a look at a few cases of online financial fraud reported in Noida.

UP election results 2017: Hope, disappointment and pragmatism in Mayawati’s village
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

They remained glued to a television screen, displaying updates of the state assembly vote count until 11.30 am when their anticipation turned into disappointment.

NDMC in tight spot as parking revenues drop, to take over 94 DIMTS lots
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Allegations of improper tendering and loss of revenue have now forced the NDMC to take over the operations of around 94 parking lots from Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System.

Ghaziabad: 23-year-old ‘stalker’ shoots woman, self at clinic
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The trigger was pulled by Bobby, her 23-year-old neighbour. After shooting Gautam, Bobby loaded the country-made gun and shot himself in the chest.

Will make Delhi like London: Arvind Kejriwal
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Kejriwal added that the promises made by his party during the Assembly polls — such as electricity and water subsidy scheme — have been fulfilled.

‘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.