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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.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee walked that extra mile to reach out to allies
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

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
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

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
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

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
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

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’
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

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
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

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
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

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
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

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
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

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
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

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
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

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
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

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
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

“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
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

“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
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

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
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

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
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

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
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

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
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

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.

Delhi: No tree felling till further orders, says National Green Tribunal
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

NGT noted that the case had commenced before the HC, but added that the proposed felling of around 17,000 trees could seriously impact the environment in the absence of a proper impact assessment.

Delhi tree felling: Death by a thousand cuts
Fri, Apr 12, 2019

Over the last two weeks, the capital rallied to save its trees — and won. But with compensatory plantation often falling short of target and ‘inferior’ trees being planted, the issue is far from over.

Arvind Kejriwal launches fresh attack on PM Modi over Delhi statehood issue
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

Setting the tone for AAP’s campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, a message from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacking PM Narendra Modi, and his “open insult” of Delhi’s voters, has been circulated on social media.

Delhi: 4800 trees felled for three infrastructure projects, replantation bid still stuck
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Amid the blame game, the only project where any plantation has taken place is for NHAI’s widening of NH-24 for the Delhi-Meerut highway.

Delhi govt says tree cover up — but report shows dense forests down
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

As per the State of Forest Report 2017 released earlier this year, there has been an increase of 0.3% or 3.64 sq km of forest due to “plantation activities”. But this was restricted to ‘open and scrub’ forests.