Aditi Vatsa




The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

Hardlook Yamuna pollution: Woe Ammonia
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

High levels of ammonia in raw water supply from Yamuna forced DJB to close operations at two water treatment plants. Here is what is worrisome.

Hardlook Yamuna pollution: Woe Ammonia
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Worried, Delhi wants Haryana to crack down on effluents

Uber driver held for ‘stalking’ woman journalist in Noida
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

According to the woman’s complaint, the driver harassed her at about 8.30 pm.

Four suicide bids by rape victim in Muzaffarnagar after her video surfaced, says family
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

He father, a 50-year-old farmer, said, Every time I speak to her, she tells me that she does not want to live. Why did she not tell us what she was undergoing all these years?

Working on other ideas like electric two-wheelers, polluter-pays policy: Ashish Khetan
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The odd-even scheme has paved the way for more such policy decisions and the people of Delhi are ready for radical measures to combat air pollution, Delhi Dialogue Commission vice-chairman Ashish Khetan tells Aditi Vatsa.

Hardlook: Change in the air, on the ground
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

A pilot project under which the administration has altered weekly holidays, working hours and timings of markets, factories, schools and corporate establishments in Noida, Greater Noida and surrounding areas to combat pollution and vehicular congestion.

Odd-even policy: Metro ridership sees 11 per cent increase over last Monday
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Meanwhile, an old photograph showing a crowded Rajiv Chowk Metro station took social media by storm. Supporters and those critical of the scheme indulged in a war of words on social media.

Odd-even policy: Congress, BJP stick to rules
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

At the Congress headquarters most cars parked inside the premises were even-numbered, barring a dusty white Ambassador with an odd-number plate which did not seem to have been taken out in a long while.

Clashes break out over property in Greater Noida’s Rabupura
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Police said the clash was not communal in nature.

Report on Dadri meat ready for 2 months, police yet to collect it
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Gautam Budh Nagar police appended another report to the chargesheet, stating that prima facie the meat recovered was mutton.

Mob doused house with kerosene and warned us: Dadri victim’s daughter
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The police chargesheet against 15 people, including a juvenile, says that five sticks and an iron rod with blood stains, apart from blood-stained clothes, shoes and unidentified meat, were recovered.

BJP leader’s son among 15 named in Dadri lynching chargesheet
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

The chargesheet names Vishal Rana, son of a local BJP leader, and cousin Shivam as the main conspirators who led the mob to Akhlaq’s house and assaulted the family.

Rohtak gangrape-murder: Victim’s brother hails death penalty for convicts, hopes it sends strong message
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

The 22-year-old man, who moved to Rohtak from Vardia district in Nepal 10 months ago, is struggling to come to terms with the death of his sister.

Dec 16 gangrape: Supreme Court will hear plea against juvenile’s release today
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

A petition against the release of the juvenile will be heard by a vacation bench of the Supreme Court at 10.30 am Monday, according to sources in the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

Raid at home interrupts preparations for Rajendra Kumar’s birthday today
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

He has been accused by the CBI of favouring private companies while issuing government contracts between 2007 and 2014.

Dadri lynching: Akhlaq’s injured son names six more in statement, says mob comprised neighbours
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

A key eyewitness in the case, Danish has named around six more persons apart from the ones named by his family.

What is more important, health or your car? You have to take a call: Ashish Khetan
Sat, Dec 05, 2015

Delhi Dialogue Commission chairperson Ashish Khetan talks to Aditi Vatsa about the government’s plan to tackle air pollution and how measures will be implemented

Citing lack of permission, police stop rally by cow protection groups in Dadri
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

On Saturday morning, members of cow protection groups were stopped by the local administration from going ahead with a rally in Achheja village, on the grounds that its organisers had not sought requisite permission for the event.

From cricket to politics: Tejashwi Prasad pads up on a different wicket
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Tejashwi Prasad, once a reliable middle-order batsman for Delhi, turns to politics and becomes India's youngest ever deputy CM.

Delhi: I asked him to work on Diwali, now he will never come back, says contract worker’s wife
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

While leaving for work Wednesday, he told Rachna, his wife of 11 months, that he would be back home by 3 pm, before Diwali celebrations began.

Contract worker found dead inside Delhi Jal Board sewage pipeline
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Police use gas cutters to recover body, send it for post-mortem.

Bisara finds little reason to celebrate Diwali: ‘A man has died… our children are in jail’
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

On September 28, 50-year old Mohammad Akhlaq, a long-time resident of the village, was beaten to death over rumours of storing and eating cow meat.

Bets won in Delhi’s little Bihar
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

How Bihar election results went down at Bihar Bhawan in Delhi

Year after gangrape, this Musahar tola is not on anyone’s mind
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

No party or leader has arrived here to seek votes or to reach out to women voters with promises of reservation, better access to education and security.

Women lend wheels to Nitish Kumar’s pitch for empowering women
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

In Digha, 10 to 15 women are working with bicycles, the JD(U) government’s mascot for women empowerment.

Postcard from Dadri: Bisara has become a dangerous word
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Days after the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq over rumours of cow slaughter, Bisara, on the outskirts of Delhi, remains an area of darkness.

Dadri killing: Don’t invite diseases and virus, says District Magistrate N P Singh
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

DM holds peace meeting, asks people not to pay heed to rumours and communal statements

In Dadri alone, at least six active gau raksha outfits
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Police said Deepak Sharma used his phone to film the skinning of a dead calf, circulated it widely and called the police thinking he had uncovered a cow-slaughter act.

Dadri: Killing a cow is a crime, such people should be punished, says BJP worker Sanjay Rana
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Local BJP worker Sanjay Rana said police have framed his son.

Cow carcass, skinning of dead calf: Police clamp down on further outbreak of violence
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

According to police, the incident happened in Khera Todi village in Badalpur.

Dadri lynching: Eight of 11 named in FIR, detained are relatives of BJP worker
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Seven of the 10 youths named in the FIR into the mob attack on Mohammad Akhlaq’s house in Bisara village, belong to the family of district BJP worker Sanjay Ran.

In Dadri, BJP legislator Sangeet Som warns: ‘Befitting reply if innocents framed’
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Som, who was accused of making inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots attacked the SP government alleging it was appeasing the minority community.

Dadri Lynching: UP Homeguard spread beef rumour to instigate attack on father and son, says police
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Police say he had dispute with victim, forced priest to make announcement on cow slaughter.

Dadri killing: Rahul Gandhi joins queue of politicians visiting Bisara village
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his "silence" and condemn the Dadri lynching incident.

Dadri lynching: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claims he was initially stopped from entering Bisara
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

However, two hours later, Kejriwal met residents of the village and the family of 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq, who was beaten to death.