Aniruddha Ghosal


Aniruddha Ghosal is a principal correspondent with the Indian Express. He writes on politics, environment and security. He is an alumnus of the University of Sussex.

Gujarat assembly polls: Congress has won by putting BJP on backfoot, says Mamata Banerjee
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

In an exclusive interview to The Indian Express, Mamata had earlier laid out her Opposition coordination plan to ensure the BJP gets a “farewell” in 2019.

Eye on 2019 Lok Sabha elections, AAP to focus on pro-people image, colonies
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Party leaders said Kejriwal had his eye on the upcoming polls — the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 and Delhi Assembly the year after.

Arrears over Rs 3,000 crore: Clear dues or we’ll cut water supply, DJB warns govt depts
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Delhi Police chief spokesperson Dependra Pathak said, “We always clear our water bills on a regular basis. But if they send any dues, we will clear it after examining them.”

Who took my winter away?
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

What was once the most bountiful season in Delhi has now wilted under an unrelenting cloud of smog.

Four bureaucrats transferred out of Delhi this month, AAP says Centre trying to shield them
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

None of the transfers out of turn; AAP draws links with the bureaucrats being questioned by House panels

Tripura polls next, BJP’s Bharat Mata goes tribal
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Eventually, the party plans to bring out such tribe-specific images of Bharat Mata for all the tribes in the North-East.

EPCA wants parking policy by Feb-end
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The Delhi government has also created a draft parking policy, which is being reviewed by the Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal.

AAP returns to Ramlila, revisits corruption
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

No govt has worked as much as we have, says CM Arvind Kejriwal on 5 years of AAP

Again, UD to disburse MLA LAD funds, not special body
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

DUDA was created by the AAP government in 2015 as the answer to the municipal bodies to ensure grassroots-level development and streamline disbursal of funds

Future of cab sharing in doubt as Delhi government prepares policy on app-based taxis
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The Delhi government had, in July, said pooling of cabs would be deemed illegal once it implements its ‘City Taxi Scheme 2017’ — the draft rules it was preparing to “regulate taxi services, particularly those being run by cab-aggregators”, an official said

Inside the NGT as it turns seven
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

All eyes were again on the tribunal last fortnight as a gasping Delhi looked for answers to its thick smog. Set up to tackle India’s mounting environmental battle, the NGT last month turned seven. The Sunday Express takes stock

Not enough power plants to convert stubble to fuel, NTPC tells NGT
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The Tribunal then directed the NTPC to inform it of the amount of crop residue, in pellet form or otherwise, that can be used as raw material along with coal in power plants across UP and Haryana. Pellets are the compressed form of agriculture residue.

Delhi has a new idea: Apply odd-even to neighbours
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

This will include cities within the NCR such as Ghaziabad and Noida in Uttar Pradesh, Gurgaon and Faridabad in Haryana, and parts of Rajasthan.

Delhi pollution: Choppers can’t battle smog – because of smog
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Delhi pollution: Helicopter carrier Pawan Hans flags ‘low visibility’ in meeting with govt

Delhi pollution: Deepender Hooda plans to bring in Right to Clean Air Bill, writes to PM
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Doubt if green tribunal can review decisions of Supreme Court: AAP on Odd-Even

First, a question
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Philip Pullman’s books hold an important lesson — faith must not be blind.

Will the odd-even car rationing scheme work?
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Delhi needs 11,000 new buses, as per an affidavit DTC has submitted to the court. Moreover, DTC has an existing fleet of 3,951 buses of which 21% are 'over-aged' and need to be withdrawn by next year

Delhi air pollution: Government gasps; Odd-Even is back, next week
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Delhi air pollution: CNG, electric and hybrid, women-only vehicles, those carrying kids exempt.

Smog rises to emergency levels: How the haze can harm Delhi
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Air pollution in Delhi: As smog raises pollution towards emergency levels, Indian Express explains where it came from, why it tends to linger in Delhi, and the ways in which it can impact health.

Delhi air pollution: Primary school shutdown today, Kejriwal govt says ready for odd-even
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Manish Sisodia said the “gas chamber” situation in Delhi was “too close to being severe” and urged the intervention of the Central government to prevent a repeat of 2016 when AQI rose to 500, its highest possible.

Nearing five-year mark, AAP faces rift, this time over Rajya Sabha seats
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Sources within the party claimed that the chances of Vishwas being given a Rajya Sabha ticket are thin, particularly after he threatened to quit the AAP in May in response to Khan’s attack.

A lonely death for the last prince of Oudh, police find body near palace
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The Begum had fought a lone battle with the government for return of their ancestral property in Lucknow, but instead got the Malcha Mahal and a paltry monthly allowance of Rs 500 in exchange.

End of a protest: The story of Jantar Mantar as a protest site began in 1993
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Jantar Mantar seemed ideal at the time. Though it was close to Parliament, it was not large enough to hold a big crowd. Besides, the topography of Jantar Mantar, with its two main entry and exit points, was easier to manage.

AAP meet: Fulfilled promises despite having zero power, BJP failed in every sector, says Arvind Kejriwal
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

"What was our biggest issue? That of corruption... So the first thing they took away from us was the ACB. Then after the HC ruling, services was taken away from us... The one thing they couldn’t snatch away from us was our jasba (passion).”

Focus on Gujarat and UP as AAP holds national council meet today, no speaking slot for Kumar Vishwas
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

While Kumar Vishwas refused comment, sources close to him said, “He will be going for the meeting and will make his case regarding issues which he feels plague the party.”

Amanatullah Khan suspension revoked, fresh row in AAP
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Plan to stop my ascent to Rajya Sabha, says Kumar Vishwas

Why photo evidence of snow leopard in Arunachal Pradesh isn’t yet a reason to celebrate
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Part of the reason lies in the fact that research on the species, including estimates of its range, remains thin — and climate change poses a constant threat to its habitat.

Days after skipping RSS event, BJP’s Delhi VP resigns
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

SAD leaders said the Akal Takht — the temporal seat of Sikhism — had given a call for Sikhs not to participate in the event.

Chhattisgarh police arrest journalist Vinod Verma, he says framed, has ‘sex CD’ of minister
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Vinod Verma, a freelance journalist who was earlier the Digital Editor of Amar Ujala and also worked with BBC Hindi, was a part of the fact-finding team of the Editors Guild of India which went to Chhattisgarh last year to investigate the reported intimidation of journalists.

After Delhi L-G’s order, ACB begins probe into Rs 100-crore bank fraud
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

On Tuesday, sources said, Delhi chief secretary M M Kutty told the Assembly’s Question and Reference Committee that the matter of irregularities at the Delhi Nagrik Sahkari Bank fell exclusively under the purview of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS).

Yamuna clean-up project on hold over scam allegations: Delhi Jal Board
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Yamuna clean-up: NGT issues showcause notice to Delhi govt, Jal Board

Forced into marriage and raped, 15-yr-old girl rescued by Noida police
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

The incident came to light when the girl called Childline — a central government-run helpline — following which she was rescued.

Delhi cooperative bank has 67,000 members — 78 per cent exist only on paper
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Junior clerk was paid Rs 18.67 lakh to open over 52,000 fake accounts, finds internal probe

Aarushi Talwar murder case: Key evidences that caught attention
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

The CBI case “stood snapped”, the Allahabad High court ruled, while acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the 2008 murder of their daughter Aarushi. Indian Express examines the “key evidence” that caught the court’s attention.

What’s fouling Delhi’s air: 4 studies, 4 conclusions
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Diwali aside, what really causes the choking air pollution in Delhi through the year? Major studies by government organisations disagree.

Centre wants to pull out forces from Darjeeling, CM Mamata Banerjee objects
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

After an upset Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called up Home Minister Rajnath Singh and asked why the decision was taken, the Centre decided to pull out only seven CAPF companies, said sources.