Aditi Vatsa




The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

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.

At Noida apartment where ‘Naxals’ lived, neighbours say nothing unusual about them
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

A day after a team of ATS and black commandos conducted a raid and nabbed five persons from the apartment building in Noida’s Sector 49, a group of men tried to peep into the first floor flat, where two of the men, and a woman, lived.

UP: Stringent charges invoked against suspected Naxals
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Two separate FIRs have been registered against the alleged Naxals at Noida’s Sector 47 police station, while another case has been registered in Syed Raza police station in Chandauli district under various charges

Five more ‘Naxals’ held near Delhi; ATS credits ‘aware citizen’ for arrests
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

The ATS said the 10 accused were “experts in bombmaking”, and Ravidas was “the main person”. The National Investigation Agency is planning to also question the accused.

Dadri lynching: Bisara wants Akhlaq brother arrested for cow slaughter, probe says he was not at spot
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Akhlaq was lynched on September 28 last year on suspicion of cow slaughter.

Dadri accused’s body cremated after family, govt strike a deal
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

One of the 18 accused in the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq on suspicion of consuming beef in Bisara last year, Sisodia’s body had been kept in a deep-freezer casket draped with the Tricolour since Wednesday night.

Dadri accused’s body cremated after family strikes compromise
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The talks regarding the cremation had stalled on Thursday evening on the issue of arresting Akhlaq’s brother.

Body of Dadri lynching accused kept in freezer, under Tricolour
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Sisodia’s family members have refused to cremate the body unless the UP government pays them Rs 1 crore as compensation, recommends a CBI probe.

Dadri lynching: Bisara simmers after death of 21-year-old accused, villagers refuse to cremate body
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

As residents took out rallies, holding officers of the Gautam Budh Nagar district jail responsible for Ravin’s death and demanding their arrest, most Muslim residents of the village remained inside their houses.

Dadri lynching case: 21-year-old accused dies, villagers claim he was beaten up in prison
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

A detailed report of Ravin’s medical history, test results as well as the postmortem report from LNJP Hospital, is awaited.

Dadri lynching: Bisara’s women threaten suicide unless their sons are released
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Three of the 19 arrested are juveniles.

Dadri lynching case: A year after incident, scars that refuse to heal
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Mohd Akhlaq's family, now living in Delhi, tells The Indian Express how difficult rebuilding has been.

Dadri case crawls: 1 year, 18 hearings, 8 adjournments
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Of the 18 hearings held since the chargesheet was filed on December 23, 2015, only five saw any movement.

Makeshift wards, waiting lists for beds at crowded hospitals in NCR
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

In Noida’s Sector 11, two notices on the gate of Metro Hospital announce that no beds are available and warn patients that they might have to wait for nearly eight hours just for a bed.

A year later, Bisara celebrates Eid with a note of caution
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

After Mohammed Akhlaq’s death, 18 residents of the village were arrested on murder charges.

At JNU presidential debate, Feb 9 incident, Rohith Vemula take centrestage
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Student organisations had reached early to capture their spots for the event.

Police stop car with Rs 3 cr BJP funds, return cash after I-T check
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Occupants of the car said the money belonged to BJP and was being transferred from the party headquarters in Delhi to its Lucknow office and also showed a letter to support their claim.

From small towns to big cities, over 300 teachers awarded by President Pranab Mukherjee
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Here, we speak to 10 teachers about their journey, love for academics and what they wish to change in the education system in the country.

Essar tapes: Complainant asked to join police probe
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

In his PIL before the High Court, Uppal had asked for a court-monitored probe into the alleged tapping of phones and constitution of a special investigation team.

Deaths in Noida village: Most of them suffered from heart ailments, other diseases, probe says
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Blood tests of samples collected from Sarfabad do not show the prevalence of dengue, said officials Monday.

At ground zero of Noida fever deaths, garbage, hawkers and open drains
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The district administration has instituted an inquiry into the incident, ordering an audit of these deaths and their causes.

Noida: 10 ‘fever’ deaths in two weeks shakes Gautam Buddha Nagar area, inquiry ordered
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Gautam Buddha Nagar administration sets up inquiry.

Day before he was shot, Singh had daughter’s wedding plans on mind
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

He had asked his sisters to stay back for a day at his house in Sonipat area, promising he would drop them at their house Saturday, said police.

Constable shot dead in Bawana: Police pay tribute to fallen colleague
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Around 9.15 pm on Friday, Delhi Police constable Anand Singh (49) was fatally shot by three assailants when he objected to their harassing a woman street vendor and stopped them from stealing money from her.