Aditi Vatsa



The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

12-member BJP team to keep eye on graft in MCDs — and govt
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The development comes against the backdrop of “shadow cabinets” being formed by the Aam Aadmi Party in three BJP-ruled civic bodies, as part of the party’s strategy to “expose the BJP”.

Noida murder: 16-year-old suspect was beaten by mother over studies, Cops claim
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

When the woman’s husband and in-laws could not get in touch with her on Tuesday, they asked a relative to pay them a visit. The relative found a padlock on the door, and a foul smell coming from inside, following which police were called.

Greater noida killing of woman, daughter: 16-year-old suspect in double murder found at Varanasi ghat
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The boy was last captured by CCTV leaving his home around 11.15 pm on Monday.

Mother and daughter murdered in Noida, juvenile son suspect
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Police said the woman had last spoken to her husband around 7.30 pm on Monday. According to CCTV footage from the building, the woman and her two children went out on Monday evening and returned around 8.30 pm.

Woman, daughter murdered in Noida, juvenile son suspect
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Noida: Police said the victims were stabbed with scissors on the face and neck, and beaten with a cricket bat.

RSS leader murder: Some say they did not see clash, others point to ‘outsiders’
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

While one constable sustained a bullet injury, five others received minor injuries, police said. “The police vehicles were on one side of a pond, where the mob had gathered.People objected to someone being arrested."

Help found hanging, FIR against couple in Greater Noida
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The woman’s mother said she met her daughter just an hour before she got the news

UP local body elections: Thrown into spotlight by murder, civic issues still dominate Khoda Colony polls
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Unlike the preceding campaigns in Khoda Colony, which were centred around the murder of a local BJP leader, allegedly at the behest of a former MLA, issues such as sanitation, water and electricity supply, law and order were on voters’ minds.

19 new departments in the offing: For Delhi BJP, a new office closer to HQ
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

“The idea is to ensure that the party's reach is as widespread as possible. We are doing this through formation of 17 cells as opposed to the earlier number which was 43," Manoj Tiwari said

Greater Noida: BJP worker shot dead by party leader’s cousins, says Cops
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

According to police, Sagar Sharma was shot dead near Dronacharya Temple in Dankaur around noon on Monday

Rajouri Garden MLA files police complaint: Land meant only for Dyal Singh College
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

A police officer at Lodhi Colony police station said, “We have received a complaint against governing body chairperson Amitabh Sinha and Dyal Singh College (Evening) Principal Pawan Kumar Sharma."

Uttar Pradesh civic polls: Yogi Adityanath says Kairana-like incidents won’t recur
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Municipal corporation elections will be held in Mathura-Vrindavan and Ayodhya for the first time.

‘Govt will set up cow shelters, Vikas Parishad,’ says Yogi Adityanath
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

With municipal elections taking place for the first time in two areas — Mathura-Vrindavan and Ayodhya — Adityanath’s spoke about his government’s efforts to uphold “Indian culture” and the “traditions of India”.

Body found in Noida, next to it a message on the wall
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Police said the message on the wall next to the staircase in the building, where the body was dumped, read: “A burden on earth, I am mad”... “My name is Raji... I do what I wish to do, not me, my brain.”

Yogi Adityanath in Muzaffarnagar: Everyone safe, we did not discriminate
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

"In the last seven months, we have given houses to 11 lakh people and we did not look at anyone’s caste or religion,” Yogi Adityanath said

His rise to fame got him killed, say BJP leader’s family
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

On Thursday evening, bike-borne assailants fired at least 10 rounds at Shiv Kumar Yadav’s white Fortuner, killing him and his driver

Shiv Kumar Yadav joined BJP before UP assembly polls
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Ahead of the assembly polls in the state this year, Yadav had changed his political affiliation from the Samajwadi Party to the BJP. While Yadav’s family hails from Behlolpur village in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, he lived in Ghaziabad.

Greater Noida: BJP leader, driver shot dead ahead of civic polls; car runs over minor
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, said: “The BJP leader, Shiv Kumar Yadav, was in the car along with his driver and a private gunner. Yadav and his driver, Balli (40), suffered multiple gunshot injuries and died enroute to Fortis Hospital."

Kailash Hospital’s new branch comes under NGT scanner
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

It highlighted that the district office of the UP Pollution Control Board had on October 28 sent a notice to the builder, stating that during an inspection, it was noticed that arrangements such as water sprinklers and sheets to control dust emission were not present.

BJP leaders who miss meetings to face action
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

“Those found absent in three consecutive meetings without any valid reason will be removed from their post,” Delhi BJP president Tiwari said, adding it applies to everyone, including him.

AAP: Six months lost, will contest from 10 seats
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Gopal Rai drew parallels between AAP's pre-poll “overconfidence in Punjab” to Congress’s attitude in Gujarat about its performance.

Delhi pollution: Under fire, AAP says no politics over pollution
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

While AAP maintained that the “environment has not been a concern” for political parties, the BJP accused them of negligence and theatrics.

Pile-up effect: Fog, accident warnings now at toll booths
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

The decision was taken in a meeting on Friday of senior police officials of at least two districts, Yamuna Expressway Authority officials and Jaypee Group representatives.

Four-fold hike in parking rates draws mixed response: To pay or not to pay
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

As dense smog engulfed the national capital region and the level of pollutants increased, the Delhi government Wednesday ordered a four-fold increase in parking fee.

Pradyuman murder case: Bus conductor’s family says Haryana Police spent barely 10 minutes at their residence
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

On September 8 — hours before news of Kumar’s arrest reached his family in Ghamroj village — “two or three people” took his Aadhaar card, photos and voter ID card from the house, his family said.

Pradyuman murder case: Will the bar now boycott the student, asks father of conductor
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

While the Supreme Court had called the resolution “absolutely erroneous”, the bus conductor’s family, on Wednesday, asked if those lawyers would pass a similar resolution against the Class XI student accused.

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.