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.

Why Delhi dust haze may be here to stay
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

A thick layer of dust hung over Delhi last week, keeping the air quality ‘severe’. It seemed odd because it happened in the peak summer, which is generally considered the off-season for air pollution in Delhi.

Congress isolated itself by not supporting AAP’s protest: Manish Sisodia
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Positioning AAP’s fight as one for “federalism”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the Congress has “isolated itself” by not supporting their protest.

Asked PM to intervene, resolve ‘constitutional crisis’ in Delhi, say four CMs after NITI Aayog meeting
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Kejriwal and three of his ministers have been sitting in at the office of Delhi’s lieutenant governor for the past week to press their demand that the L-G should get the capital’s striking government officials back to work.

Pranab Mukherjee on C R Das ‘1923 Bengal pact could have prevented partition’
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Speaking of the role played by Das in creating the Bengal pact - that was aimed at forming “unity from the top” between Muslims and Hindus in 1923 - Mukherjee said, “Many believe that had it been implemented across India, then there perhaps would not have been any need for the partition.”

Before backing Arvind Kejriwal, 4 CMs had a 2-hour meeting
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

The people of Delhi will ever be grateful to you sirs N Chandrababu Naidu, Pinarayi Vijayan, H D Kumaraswamy and Mamata Banerjee didi. We all will work together to save democracy. Thank you so much: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal protest: In Battle Delhi, four CMs open a new front, back AAP
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

NITI meet today, TMC finds common cause with CPM; JD (S), TDP join in

Not a drop to drink, Jibhi hopeful of rise in tourist footfall
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Tourism has taken its toll on Indian hill stations, especially Shimla, but Jibhi in Himachal Pradesh is still waiting for tourists to make landfall with help from the nascent tourism ecosystem.

Blood Pressure
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Blood banks operating without licences, lack of an advanced screening test and a regulatory body struggling with staff crunch — blood transfusion in the capital needs a shot in the arm. Indian Express reports.

AAP steps up attack on L-G, says Delhi yet to be independent
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

“When people in other states vote and pay taxes, they are ruled by their elected governments. But in Delhi, despite voting and paying taxes, the government elected by the people has no power. This is an insult to the Constitution of India,” Gopal Rai said.

GTB first govt hospital in Delhi to get a bone bank
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Bone banks are required for providing biological material for different orthopaedic procedures, ranging from high-energy trauma cases to arthoplastic procedures such as hip replacement.

New project aims to capture the ‘oral histories’ of people in Delhi
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The project will look at varied aspects of the capital — from culture in Old Delhi to that in the villages of rural and urban Delhi; from migration to wedding songs that change over the years; from issues pertaining to women to changing caste relations.

Joint research by AIIMS, SKIMS: PCOS, disorder long associated with women, ‘affects men too’
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

This is as per an ongoing joint research by doctors at AIIMS, Delhi, and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS). It looked at a sample of 3,500 patients — the largest such data set in the world.

Student commits suicide over Board results: Outside one mortuary, shock and heartbreak
Thu, May 31, 2018

An officer in law enforcement, the father was well versed with medico-legal cases, but could never imagine his daughter, who studied at Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj, would end her life.

Noida: 14-year-old help says beaten, burnt in custody, police told to file report
Thu, May 31, 2018

The girl, a domestic help in Noida, was reportedly detained after her employer accused her of theft.

Delhi govt proposes regulations to cap excess charges by private hospitals
Tue, May 29, 2018

In case of a patient dying within six hours of arrival at the hospital, the draft recommends a waiver of 50 per cent of the total bill, and a 20 per cent waiver in cases of death within 24 hours.

LG vs Delhi govt: CM Arvind Kejriwal leads 60 MLAs to dharna outside L-G office
Tue, May 15, 2018

The dispute around the CCTV project — one of AAP’s key poll promises — was sparked off by the L-G’s decision to form a panel to look into privacy concerns, without consulting the government.

Healthcare, on queue: The hurdles in Delhi’s health plans
Mon, May 14, 2018

From one MRI machine for 34 hospitals to operation theatres that are ready but can’t function — lack of equipment at government hospitals is posing hurdles in AAP government’s ambitious healthcare plans. Aniruddha Ghosal reports

Food minister’s letter: Delhi govt opposes discontinuing of ration for some
Mon, May 14, 2018

On Saturday, the department had said it would stop supply of ration until beneficiaries were verified. The direction was issued after the department’s data showed that around 4 lakh ration card holders had not collected ration for two months.

Dalit youth assaulted in Baghpat dies, most villagers who fled yet to return
Tue, May 08, 2018

Two days after the assault on the 19-year-old and his 16-year-old nephew Manish, villagers said that most Dalit homes that were deserted after the attack remained empty and young women who had been sent away “as precaution” had not yet returned.

For cancers below the waist: In AIIMS, a new procedure helps patients leave hospital much sooner
Tue, May 08, 2018

The method was initially accepted in the World Journal of Methodology in 2016 and after successful utilisation in 105 cases, the results were published in the World Journal of Surgery in April.