Mallica Joshi


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.

Utkal Express Derailment: In children’s ward, survivors recount ‘horrific’ experience
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

The train, running from Puri to Hardwar, is taken by a lot of pilgrims like 70-year-old Babu Lal Sharma. “My wife and I were sitting when there was a jolt and our coach toppled over. We managed to escape with a few injuries, but many died,” he said.

Air quality in Delhi this August worse than that of last year: CPCB
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

According to a report prepared by CPCB in March last year, the cities of Varanasi and Faridabad are the most polluted in winters, with the air quality index regularly showing the severely polluted warning sign. Delhi is at number three, as per the report.

A class apart
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The most shining example of homeschooling, perhaps, is the boy who, in 2010, cracked the IIT-JEE exam, getting rank 33 in the country and standing first in Delhi. Sahal Kaushik, who was 14 at the time, was homeschooled by his mother — a doctor who quit her job to teach her children.

MHA suspends cop accused of rape; he claims got clean chit
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

The enquiry was conducted by Additional DCP Esha Pandey, who was posted at North district when the incident came to light in September last year following a PCR call to Mukherjee Nagar police station.

Safe sanitary napkins: she’s trying to break a taboo by speaking about it
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Jain, a 31-year-old Delhi-based architect, is on a mission: spread awareness about the environmental burden that disposable sanitary napkins impose, and the alternatives.

Self-financed courses and why they had DU teachers up in arms last week
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The opposition forced a rethink: the Delhi University eventually passed the courses at the School of Journalism as general courses, while keeping the two diploma degrees as self-financing ones.

Year after deadline, online RTI portal yet to take off
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Website was stuck due to the municipal elections in the city, states RTI reply.

Pass Percentage In CBSE Class XII: As govt schools maintain standards, private schools show dip
Tue, May 30, 2017

What was surprising was the dip in pass percentage of private schools, which fell from 92.09 in 2014 to 85.48 in 2015.

Delhi should be governed as per NCT Act, CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to L-G Baijal
Fri, May 26, 2017

In the letter, Kejriwal has said he wants to avoid any controversy between the L-G’s office and the government.

Three years of Modi govt: Who’s going to bell the CBSE’s bell-curve?
Fri, May 26, 2017

This is the conundrum faced by colleges who are forced to tell applicants that their high marks might not be high enough.

The Big shift: Global classroom, local playing field
Mon, May 22, 2017

As college season begins, for one group of school students, the challenges are unique. There is a surge in International Baccalaureate graduates but the rest of the system may not have kept pace

AAP has learnt little, remembers even less
Thu, May 18, 2017

Charges of a high-handed coterie surrounding Arvind Kejriwal like fledgling moths to a burning flame persist, and haven’t been properly rebutted.

Aam Aadmi Pressure
Sun, May 14, 2017

Since its far-less-than-expected results in Punjab and rout in the Delhi bypoll, AAP has its back to the wall. Hands tied by an adversarial Centre, the way the party reacts to this crisis may well define its future. The Indian Express reports

Interview: ‘There are differing views but no factions,’ says Ashutosh
Sun, May 14, 2017

We are probably the fastest growing party in the country. Our track record, of forming a government in Delhi twice and being the principal opposition in Punjab, is not bad for a party that’s three-and-a-half years old, said Ashutosh