Aditi Vatsa

Correspondent

The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

Articles By Aditi Vatsa

After Delhi High Court verdict: Abandoned Dalit homes, tension in air at Mirchpur

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

Top official says building was slated for demolition.

Noida buildings collapse: Rescue operatios winding down, illegal buildings in vicinity face crackdown

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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.

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