Aditi Vatsa




The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

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.

Housing projects in Noida, Greater Noida: Fight for dream home
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Home buyers in Noida and Greater Noida have been caught in a crossfire between administration and real estate builders.

Hardlook: Housing projects in Noida and Greater Noida
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

More than five lakh home buyers who have invested in group housing societies in Noida and Greater Noida areas now find themselves caught in a crossfire between the administration and builders, finds The Indian Express. Investors want timely delivery along with what was promised, and basic amenities in place.

Dadri lynching: Meat at crime scene is of a cow, claims report, govt says won’t affect case
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death by a mob last year for allegedly consuming beef. His son survived the attack with a fractured skull.

We used to conduct courses, not now: Ex-servicemen training institutes
Mon, May 30, 2016

These were some of the training institutes that are under the Defence Ministry’s scanner and which The Indian Express visited in the national capital.

New Yamuna clean-up plan to treat sewage, turn river into biodiversity zone
Sat, May 21, 2016

The plan will include cleaning the river, developing the river bank as a biodiversity zone, treating drain water and using spaces on the banks of drains as public spaces, said government sources.

On day he was to appear before CBI, Home officer Anand Joshi goes missing
Thu, May 12, 2016

His family said Joshi had been undergoing treatment for depression for nearly two decades.

Arrests of Sameer, Sajid a mistake, Delhi Police were wrongly informed, say families
Thu, May 05, 2016

Delhi Police said that he was in touch with handler of Jaish-e-Muhammad, had made IEDs with the help of iron pipes, timers and explosive material.

Ghaziabad: Raped by neighbour, Dalit teen sets herself ablaze, fights for life
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

The victim’s father told police that she was assaulted by a resident of the village, who had come to the house with another resident while she was alone at home.

Dadri lynching: Father of accused, village chief call ‘mahapanchayat’ to seek CBI probe
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

In the Dadri case, police have arrested 19 men, including a juvenile from Bisara over the killing of Akhlaq, who was beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of storing and consuming beef.

Meerut on the boil after SP leader’s murder
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Politicians, including Bijnor BJP MP Kunwar Bhartendra Singh and UP Cabinet Minister Shahid Manzoor reached the area, some to visit his family and others to take stock of the damage.

Clashes lead to nine arrests, Muzaffarnagar tense again
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

Violence sparked by ‘harassment’ of college student, security stepped up.

Hope floats as horse attacked by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi is set to recover
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

The horse was hit with wooden sticks, allegedly by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi and his associates.

Hardlook- DJB focus: High production, no interruption, says Keshav Chandra
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Our summer plan envisages that whatever water production is taking place currently needs to be increased slightly to meet the demand.

Hardlook: The heat is on water
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Delhi government is working on a ‘Summer Action Plan’ to meet the water needs of residents. It is also considering an incentive for those who harvest water.

Bareilly gangrape: ‘We do not have the luxury to grieve our son’s loss’
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

On Monday night, she was returning home with two of her four children — the infant and a 3-year-old daughter — from her sister’s house when two men raped her in a private bus at Sheeshgarh bus stand, around 5 km from her village.

Gautam Buddh Nagar rape: She wants to join police or become a journalist, says Mother
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

At about 2.30 am Monday, the girl’s 15-year-old sister had been set ablaze, allegedly after she was raped by a resident.

15-year-old girl ‘raped and set on fire’ battles for life with 95 per cent burns
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital said the girl was brought with around 95 per cent thermal burns and a history of sexual assault. Doctors said she continued to be extremely critical at about 8.30 pm in the burns ICU.

VHP leader killed in Agra had scuffle with accused a day earlier, say police
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

On February 24, residents of Tola Munnalal locality under Mantola police station area complained against the main accused, Shahrukh (24), claiming that he indulged in “goondagardi”.

Agra: ‘Killed VHP leader had scuffle with accused a day earlier’
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

On February 24, residents of Tola Munnalal locality in Mantola police station area complained to police against the main accused, Shahrukh (24), claiming that he indulged in “goondagardi”.

JNU row: Suspense over arrest of Umar Khalid, others continues; Bassi says students must prove innocence
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and briefed him about the JNU row, for which the force drew severe criticism from several quarters.

JNU sedition row: In varsity melting pot, Kanhaiya and ABVP leader are hostel neighbours
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

In recent years, this hostel has been widely regarded as “right-wing dominated”. But then, its occupants point out it has for years been hosting JNU’s Grand Iftar. This year, it elected Alimmudin as president.

Tricolour flies high on JNU campus amid differences
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

As students geared for the march, amid the posters they carried were some that stated, “I am Umar Khalid and my heart beats 4 India”. Another asked, “ Whose India?”, and yet another said, “Rohith Vemula, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid are not anti-national.”

Snapdeal employee abduction case: Main accused inspired by SRK film ‘Darr’
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

According to her statement, she was abducted from an isolated spot near the Raj Nagar extension area, at knife point.

Ghaziabad kidnapping: Cops probe people ‘close to’ Snapdeal employee
Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Dipti has been cooperating with the investigation, said Singh, adding, “She has given us some additional facts but they need to be verified.

Missing snapdeal employee returns home: Every time someone asks her what happened, she starts crying: Mother
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

An executive at Snapdeal’s legal department for over an year, Dipti would take the metro from Gurgaon till Vaishali every day.

I don’t know if she has eaten anything since yesterday, if she is okay: Mother
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

At about 7.45 pm, Dipti called her parents to inform them that she had reached Vaishali metro station and was taking a shared auto-rickshaw to Ghaziabad bus stand.

Where Snapdeal employee went missing: Dark, deserted and avoided by locals after sunset
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Devoid of streetlights, the road to Raj Nagar Extension area in Ghaziabad is surrounded by forests and agricultural fields on one side, while villages and unauthorised colonies have sprung up on the other side.

We are confident that Delhi will have its best summer this year: Kapil Mishra
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

We wanted to introduce piped water in all colonies. But it proved to be time-consuming. Last year, we covered 217. This year we plan to cover 300, says Kapil Mishra