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.

Articles By Aniruddha Ghosal

Atal Bihari Vajpayee walked that extra mile to reach out to allies

In the days preceding this 20-minute meeting, which Mamata Banerjee had described as “personal” at the time, the relationship between the Railway Minister and the NDA government had been strained.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: For doctor and nurses at AIIMS, nine weeks with man many idolised

Following the loss of one of India’s tallest leaders, nurses and doctors at AIIMS who were treating him said that though the pressure over the last few days was intense, they were also fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve him.

Check if mosques adding to noise pollution: National Green tribunal

The plea was submitted by the Akhand Bharat Morcha, alleging that illegal use of loudspeakers at mosques in east Delhi was adversely affecting health of residents.

Former judge who alleged sexual harassment moves Supreme Court for reinstatement

In her petition, she has asked the court to treat her resignation as “constructive termination” since “her resignation was neither voluntary nor conscious” but was “actuated by her illegal mid-term transfer which was punitive, irregular, unjustified, arbitrary and actuated by bias/mala fides” amounting to “constructive dismissal”.

Study conducted by AIIMS centre: Over 16,000 poisoning calls in 10 years, kids most vulnerable

The study analysed 16,420 calls received by the NPIC between April 2006 and March 2016. NPIC was established in 1995 at AIIMS to combat acute poisoning, which doctors said was among the most common medical emergency in the world.

NRC echo in Delhi as Manoj Tiwari asks Rajnath Singh to identify, deport ‘foreign infiltrators’

The Delhi Congress, meanwhile, said it was a “non-issue” in the capital. While the AAP has opposed NRC in Parliament, in Delhi the party’s reaction was relatively subdued.

Mamata’s St Stephen’s event scrapped after minister pressure: TMC

Sources in the college faculty told The Sunday Express that the “principal cancelled the lecture at the last moment”.

Starvation deaths: Anganwadi centre 500 metres away, Sisodia asks why sisters couldn’t access system

The key questions asked: were the children's names in the system and the government's records, and did the girls’ mother — who has since been shifted to the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences for treatment of her mental illness — receive counselling from anganwadi workers?

From rap to phone videography, Delhi govt tries to redefine art

Changing the very definition of art to move it away from ‘classical’ art forms, the Delhi government’s fellowship programme will now include modern forms of artistic expression ranging from rap to mobile videography.

CM Arvind Kejriwal for fresh inspection of mohalla clinic sites

Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain inspected three sites in northwest Delhi — E block in Saraswati Vihar, and RBI Enclave and BG 6 in Paschim Vihar. Lack of space was cited as reasons for the unfeasibility of these sites.

During Delhi trip, Mamata to invite Opposition leaders for joint rally in December

According to party sources, Banerjee will arrive in Delhi on July 31. The next day, the Trinamool Congress chief is scheduled to give a lecture on the “Idea of India” at St. Stephens College.

Address staff shortage first, extend OPD timings later, say doctors

According to the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) at Safdarjung Hospital, there is an urgent need to first address the crippling staff shortage.

The man-eating leopard(s) of Rudraprayag

It’s 100 years since a leopard that would become “the best-hated and most-feared animal in all India”, in Jim Corbett’s words, made its first human kill. It went on to kill at least 124 more, at a time when man-eating leopards were rare. Now leopards are the worst man-eaters in Uttarakhand. The Indian Express goes on Corbett’s trail to find out why?

Special itineraries to cultural events: Delhi govt bid to boost tourism

“There are problems and advantages of tourism in Delhi. On the one hand, Delhi has a rich history, monuments, museums and interesting sites. On the other hand, peak season for tourism is winter, when tourists avoid the city because of air pollution,” said an official source.

Delhi: Doorstep delivery and signature bridge, govt begins project push

“Zindagi hi sangharsh hai,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, setting the tone for the government in the aftermath of the Supreme Court verdict, as it released funds to clear the path for key policies, including doorstep delivery of ration and the delayed Signature Bridge.

Kejriwal: First time in history, Centre, L-G disobeying Supreme Court

During the meeting between Baijal and Kejriwal on Friday, the L-G agreed that Cabinet decisions no longer needed his consent. Services, however, was a different matter.

Elated AAP govt rushes transfer file, only to get a regret note

The note, sources said, cited a Ministry of Home Affairs notification of May 2015, and made it clear that until there were clear directions overturning the notification, the Services department could do little.

Delhi: Mohalla clinics may get a shot in the arm

The AAP manifesto in 2015 and the promises it enlisted were like a “holy book”, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had maintained before polls.

Fast-tracked: Ration at doorstep, CCTVs

To make up for what Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called “two years that were wasted”, the AAP cabinet met at the Delhi Secretariat at 4 pm and issued directions to immediately speed up two delayed projects: doorstep delivery of ration and installation of CCTV cameras.

AAP welcomes SC verdict, says L-G was slowing down development, asking unnecessary questions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Lieutenant Governor of NCT of Delhi is bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers of the NCT government.