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.

LG vs Delhi govt: CM Arvind Kejriwal leads 60 MLAs to dharna outside L-G office
Tue, May 15, 2018

The dispute around the CCTV project — one of AAP’s key poll promises — was sparked off by the L-G’s decision to form a panel to look into privacy concerns, without consulting the government.

Healthcare, on queue: The hurdles in Delhi’s health plans
Mon, May 14, 2018

From one MRI machine for 34 hospitals to operation theatres that are ready but can’t function — lack of equipment at government hospitals is posing hurdles in AAP government’s ambitious healthcare plans. Aniruddha Ghosal reports

Food minister’s letter: Delhi govt opposes discontinuing of ration for some
Mon, May 14, 2018

On Saturday, the department had said it would stop supply of ration until beneficiaries were verified. The direction was issued after the department’s data showed that around 4 lakh ration card holders had not collected ration for two months.

Dalit youth assaulted in Baghpat dies, most villagers who fled yet to return
Tue, May 08, 2018

Two days after the assault on the 19-year-old and his 16-year-old nephew Manish, villagers said that most Dalit homes that were deserted after the attack remained empty and young women who had been sent away “as precaution” had not yet returned.

For cancers below the waist: In AIIMS, a new procedure helps patients leave hospital much sooner
Tue, May 08, 2018

The method was initially accepted in the World Journal of Methodology in 2016 and after successful utilisation in 105 cases, the results were published in the World Journal of Surgery in April.

After two beaten up, Dalits desert Baghpat village
Sun, May 06, 2018

The Dalit villagers alleged that the attacks followed an order by the pradhan, Pramod Rana, at a panchayat in the Gujjar-dominated village.

Lost tiger finds its way to an abandoned rubber factory in Bareilly, next home is zoo
Fri, May 04, 2018

Estimated to be 3-4 years old and weighing 172.45 kg on an empty stomach, “Fateh” will now spend the rest of his life in Kanpur zoo.

Delhi Finance Secretary transferred to Power ministry
Fri, May 04, 2018

Sources close to Nandan Sahai said “the transfer had nothing to do with politics.

People will keep moving to urban spaces, cities must adjust: Union minister Hardeep Puri
Tue, May 01, 2018

Puri pointed out that by 2030, a large number of Indians would be living in urban spaces like Delhi, and said that turning people away wouldn’t work, even though it had been tried by parties like the Shiv Sena.

Intergenerational Learning Centre: An AIIMS idea brings young, old together in capital’s classrooms
Tue, May 01, 2018

The rationale behind the project — funded by the Union Ministry of Culture since July 2017 — is that students can benefit from the tutoring, while being active and involved with children will have a positive impact on the health of senior citizens.

Discharged from AIIMS, Lalu Prasad Yadav claims conspiracy
Tue, May 01, 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav had earlier written to AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, requesting him not to move him back to Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) under “pressure” from any political party or investigating agency, as he was “still unwell”.

Bureaucracy, AAP tussle now touches tax issue
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

A government source said the views to the MHA were to be communicated by April 10, and Kejriwal received the draft response three days ago.

As strike continues, AIIMS faculty member says sorry for slap
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The doctors, led by the Resident Doctors’ Association, have remained adamant that the faculty member must resign.

Asaram verdict: Disquiet in his ashrams, talk of conspiracy
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Disbelief but no disorder in ashrams; Vanzara says wrong to call him rapist

What conservation action report on UP forests says of man-animal conflict
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The report includes information collected in the last nine years by the Forest Department and WTI as a part of the Big Cat Conflict Mitigation Project. It analyses the patterns of attacks, and outlines the circumstances in which these shy animals injure or kill humans.

AIIMS initiative: For kids with autism and epilepsy, helpline offers a ray of hope
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

A 2011 study by the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), on the prevalence of such disorders in children between the ages of two to nine, had found the number to be as high as 12.1% — with 23.7 million children estimated to have such disorders.

AAP claims police trying to link chief secy ‘assault’ to CM Kejriwal
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

The source claimed, “They don’t have a forensic report yet, which will make everything clear. Instead, their focus is to try and ask questions about what Kejriwal knew about the incident beforehand.”

No complaint needed if more than 50 homes hit by power outage: Satyendar Jain
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain Friday said that in cases where a group of consumers are affected by an “unscheduled power” cut, discoms will have to identify all affected consumers from its own records and credit compensation to them.

AAP advisors sacked: Atishi Marlena received dismissal letter in middle of meeting
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Education department officials said Marlena was “the most critical person for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its efforts in the field of education”, something the party has said is its electoral plank in other states.

Battlelines drawn as 10 advisors to Delhi ministers are removed
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Four other advisors — Rajat Tiwari, Prashant Saxena, Samir Malhotra and Raghav Chadha — no longer work with the Delhi government and had already resigned from their posts, said officials.