Mallica Joshi


Combative AAP shown the door by Election Commission
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The EC’s decision comes at a time when the party had started work on its 2019 general election campaign in Delhi. If the 20 are disqualified, the party’s attention and resources will both be divided.

Grave concerns: As population increases, space to bury the dead is fast shrinking
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Indian Express looks at the scale of the problem, and the solutions at hand.

Child rights body steps in: Report on fire safety at all schools by March
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The commission has also asked the Directorate of Education to rectify a loophole that allowed schools — which shifted into new buildings — to avoid fire safety clearances if they existed before 2011.

AAP’s 2019 preparation begins, four MLAs ‘being considered’
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The party’s Delhi convener, Gopal Rai, met party members from all seven Lok Sabha constituencies in December, outlining plans to strengthen booth-level engagement.

AAP’s Sushil Gupta heads trusts, owns farmland, family assets worth Rs 170 crore
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Sushil Gupta said that after he contested the 2013 elections on a Congress ticket from Moti Nagar and lost, he was "approached by AAP".

AAP zeroes in on three names for Rajya Sabha, final decision today
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

The AAP's highest decision-making body, the nine-member Political Affairs Committee (PAC), will meet on Wednesday to take a final call on the matter.

Nursery admissions under EWS quota: Parents say ‘what if I do it all wrong?’
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

According to the government’s affidavits in the Delhi High Court, while 31,000 children took admission in private schools in the city under the EWS quota in the 2015-16 session, the number dropped to 19,000 in 2016-17

Soon, body to look into complaints against police
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

. The Supreme Court had, in 2006, ordered that a Police Complaints Authority be set up in each state to look into complaints against officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police and above

Not enough night shelters in Delhi; subway shut, homeless near AIIMS stranded in cold
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Wearing a woollen cap and a sweater donated by a man three days ago, she waits for the rain to abate. Kavita came to the capital two years ago from Bihar’s Begusarai district, after doctors diagnosed her with TB.

Delhi: 250 buses to accept Metro cards from January, more buses will be added
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

First discussed in 2010 and pending for several years, the common mobility card project will allow commuters to switch from bus to Metro seamlessly.

Soon, a policy to scrap Delhi’s old and abandoned vehicles
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Picking up abandoned and junk vehicles has consistently been a problem for civic agencies and the Delhi Traffic Police because of the lack of land to park them.

Delhi Development Authority shuts cricket academy on Yamuna floodplains
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday held the foundation responsible for damaging the floodplain and ordered the DDA to carry out restoration work in the area.

Locals turn part of Yamuna floodplains into cricket academy, football ground; DDA says they have no idea
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

According to the NGT and DDA no compaction, dumping of debris or permanent construction is allowed on the floodplains.

AAP should reach out to ousted leaders and apologise, says Kumar Vishwas
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Vishwas has been at loggerheads with the party leadership for several months now. Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan had accused Vishwas of trying to break away party MLAs, a charge denied by Vishwas. An enquiry committee was set up against Khan, which, absolved him later.

Delhi pollution: A deadly pollutant enters the mix
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

"The main cause of CO in air is carbons that have not been burnt completely. This can be because of unburnt fuel such as petrol, diesel, CNG, PNG or even LPG.”

Question is not how many seats we can win, but how many Congress can save: Prem Kumar Dhumal
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

For me, the first thing that needs to be improved is the law and order situation. We have some good officers who need to be brought in and those who have not done their job well need to be punished.

Cases against me motivated, BJP wants to crush me, says CM Virbhadra Singh
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Modiji was keen on taking credit for the BJP’s win in these elections, just like in previous ones, but when he saw the situation on the ground he decided to name Dhumalji as the candidate.

Dev bhoomi is now mafia bhoomi: Yogi Adityanath attacks Congress
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Dhumal is up against former BJP leader Rajinder Rana. While Rana is popular in the area, Dhumal has twice won from the erstwhile constituency of Bamsan of which several booths are now in Sujanpur.

When you think of Congress, you can only think of graft: PM Modi
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

PM Modi's message at all three rallies — at Una, Palampur and Kullu in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh — was the same, that of tackling corruption.

Only two ‘good’ air days since May 2015 in Delhi
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

“Within meteorology, there are factors such as wind speed, wind direction, temperature and moisture that can bring variations within air quality parameters. Then there is, of course, the amount of emissions that will ascertain air quality," said a DPCC scientist.

Death by breath: In pollution fight, not enough air quality stations in NCR
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Ghaziabad, which has been consistently topping the list of the most polluted towns in the regions for the past several months — as per CPCB data — has only one monitoring station so far.

Less pollution in Delhi this Diwali but air quality still way above safe limits
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

On October 9, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of fireworks in Delhi-NCR to help regulate air pollution levels and assess the impact on air quality.

Despite Supreme Court ban, Delhi’s addiction to crackers remains
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Bans are wonderful, because they provide immediate action to people long inured to real change. But in the long run, they put people off and add to a sense of general despair and lead to the question, ‘Now What?”

Down the Ganga: In this village, toilets do have water, but they come at a price
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes 3 years, villages along the Ganga in 5 states have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

Down the Ganga: Where toilets came, but ever so briefly
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Down the Ganga, an Express Series Part 6: America was so named after her father heard the United States was the most developed country in the world. “I am stuck with this name. My destiny, however, has not changed,” she says.

Down the Ganga: Toilets make for study in contrast in this tale of two Ganga villages
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Down the Ganga Part 5: Salempur in Bihar is a dusty spot on the map with 543 residents. Gahmar is dotted with concrete houses, while Salempur is a cramped collection of mud homes.

In Varanasi, officials tweak norms, families left with half-built toilets
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Down the Ganga- An Express Series Part 4: As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes 3 years, villages along the Ganga in 5 states have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

Down the Ganga: A mother, her daughters get a toilet — and dignity
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Last month, all 4,480 villages in 52 districts spanning five states on the banks of the Ganga — Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal — were declared Open Defecation Free under the Namami Gange project.

Down the Ganga: Two villages, one tale; morning queue and a long trek
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Residents support government initiative but say toilets of no use without drainage

Down the Ganga: Swachh Bharat along a river, some gaps in its wake
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Down the Ganga- An Express Series Part 1: As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes three years, five states along the Ganga have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

There have been lapses… will now put onus on principals: Manish Sisodia on safety of school children
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Manish Sisodia said, "We started a pilot CCTV project in 10 schools — it has taken off in five schools, and we are working on the others. Right now, as an emergency measure, we need to extend the CCTV network for better monitoring."

No credible Opposition to take on BJP in 2019, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Manish Sisodia also spoke about the apprehension among traders regarding the GST (Goods and Services Tax), which was enforced two and a half months ago. “They are worried, more so about the impact of the GST on the Indian economy, because that’s what they depend on.

Rape, murder and custodial death later, few answers, deep suspicion in Himachal village
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

As Opposition targets govt, a fumbling police and a mysterious Facebook post by CM that was taken down an hour later ensure rumours of a cover-up won’t die

‘A plane, truck can crash into our house… but where else do we go?’
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

The tracks were a part of their lives, yet they never intruded. That changed when, one day, the Utkal Express barged right into their homes.

Utkal Express derailment: ‘Block ka time nahin hai, gaadiyan bahut hain’
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Audio clip shows request to stop rail traffic for maintenance work was denied

Utkal Express derailment: No warning, two station masters say didn’t know
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Two station masters said they had no information about any repair work being carried out on the railway track where 13 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday evening, less than 300 metres from the station.