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Aditi Vatsa



The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

After Delhi High Court verdict: Abandoned Dalit homes, tension in air at Mirchpur
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Delhi High Court Friday convicted 20 people and upheld the conviction of 13 others — all from the Jat community of the village — for atrocities committed against Dalits that morning more than eight years ago.

Uttar Pradesh encounters: Between the lines, marking the common words
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

From Saharanpur to Shamli, and Baghpat to Bulandshahr, FIR after FIR filed in Uttar Pradesh’s police encounters show identical words, reveal a telling story.

Ghaziabad: Former tenant held for killing boy two years ago
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

On the basis of mobile surveillance, police traced the call and nabbed Irfan and Aftab. During questioning, they confessed to making the call but denied kidnapping the child.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: Off camera, a PhD student in mourning to a PWD worker on the job
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

One said Vajpayee brought communities together, another said he stood for an ideology he admired, a third said he didn’t know the man at all, he was merely focusing on his job — sprucing up the memorial where thousands will stand Friday.

Five held for killing woman, her two children in revenge attack
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

“The five accused are friends. They went to Haridwar, where they stayed for three days and planned the crime. They wanted to kill the mother and son,” Sharma said.

Shahberi buildings collapse: Hurriedly finished, patchy roads and a dysfunctional sewage system
Fri, Apr 12, 2019

Dream homes for Rs 20 lakh, a 10-minute drive to Delhi, and amenities to rival posh high-rises — Shahberi promised it all. The reality, though, is a quagmire of hurriedly finished buildings with patchy roads and a dysfunctional sewage system, in a village that defies jurisdiction.

Greater Noida, Ghaziabad buildings collapse: In second operation this week, NDRF rescues eight people
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

“We have not used any heavy machinery in this case, unlike Shahberi, as early on in the operation, two live rescues had happened. So far, we have rescued eight people. One person is dead, and a six-year-old boy is missing,” said Srivastava.

Ghaziabad building collapse: One dead, six-year-old feared trapped under debris
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Top official says building was slated for demolition.

Noida buildings collapse: Rescue operatios winding down, illegal buildings in vicinity face crackdown
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

A committee has been formed will evaluate guidelines and assess geographical conditions to provide recommendations on how such incidents can be prevented.

Greater Noida buildings collapse: Who gave approval for unauthorised constructions?
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

In the aftermath of the collapse, four of the 24 people named in the FIR were arrested. Police said those arrested include Ganga Shankar, one of the four owners of the plot of land where the illegal five- and six-storey buildings had come up.

Greater Noida buildings collapse — Many alarm bells, but no one listened
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Since February this year, at least six complaints about “illegal and unauthorised construction” in Shahberi were submitted before district officials, state government departments and Chief Minister's Office.

Had no option but to write false report: Hapur attack witness
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

In a letter to Meerut I-G Ram Kumar, Yasin wrote, “Now (that) I have taken Samiuddin out of the Hapur for treatment, I have the courage to put the truth in front of you so that you can initiate an unbiased inquiry into the deadly mob (attack).”

Hapur attack survivor, witness write to Meerut I-G: Local cops threatened to file fake complaint
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

On Saturday, Yasin alleged that he was made to sign a complaint after being threatened that his family members will be arrested on charges of cow slaughter.

Double check what you receive on WhatsApp: Ghaziabad police
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Unlike other parts of the country which have witnessed lynchings following child abduction rumours, no such case has been reported from Uttar Pradesh. However, spread of hate speech through social media platforms has been witnessed.

UP: Jewar airport project all set to take off
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

The Authority has also approached the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to conduct a study for a dedicated "Airport Expressway corridor" which links IGI to the proposed airport

Yamuna authority’s plan: Elevated road, rapid rail, options to link new Jewar airport
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Pointing to the benefits of the proposed Jewar airport, officials said it was strategically located.

Hapur lynching: Police said incident was not related to cows, new video shows otherwise
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

The minute-long video surfaced on social media Saturday and contradicts the Hapur Police stand that the lynching was not connected to cows or cattle. So far, police have insisted that the lynching was the fallout of a road rage incident.

UP: Hapur lynching linked to cows, claim victim’s kin; police deny, say road rage
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Qasim (45) was beaten to death by a mob at a sugarcane field in Hapur’s Pilakhuwa and 65-year-old Samiuddin was injured in the incident.

Yamuna authority land scam: ‘Accused hid identity through 19 shell firms’
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

The scam relates to the acquisition of around 58 hectares in “scattered pockets” in seven villages along the Yamuna Expressway.

Excess land acquired for Yamuna Expressway project, finds probe
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Only eight hectares of the acquired land was used for construction of ramps, the investigation, on the alleged Rs 126-crore land scam conducted by YEIDA, has found.

Protests against waste plant escalate, 80 held in Noida
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

On Monday, protesters had pelted stones at the police team when they were asked to leave. Police retaliated with water cannons and lathicharge.

Boy who found sibling’s body first thought it’s a plastic doll
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

On Saturday evening, the decomposed body of his son — who would have been six now —was found shoved inside a wooden crate on their terrace, which they share with a neighbour.

Ghaziabad: Abducted HCL staffer rescued after encounter; three arrested
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

The accused were identified as Mahesh Mishra, Sharad Sharma and Rinku. “So far, we have found around 10 cases against them,” said the SSP.

Two gangsters killed in Meerut firefight: UP STF
Wed, May 30, 2018

In a statement, the UP STF said that an informer had told them that the two accused “were in Meerut to carry out a big crime incident and they were waiting in a derelict building with their associates near Padam Cold Storage on Meerut-Karnal Road”.

UP: After ‘bribe rate list’, an auto ride by SSP to check if police doing their job
Sun, May 20, 2018

On Friday morning, screenshots of an alleged “rate list” had been circulated on social media platforms and also sent to state police headquarters.