Aditi Vatsa




The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

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

Snapdeal employee feared abducted in Ghaziabad on way home from work
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

According to police, Dipti disappeared around 8.30 pm Wednesday near Hindon Bridge.

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.