Ananya Bhardwaj

Ananya Bhardwaj

Ananya Bhardwaj was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Ananya Bhardwaj
The Modi government’s decision comes over a month after West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose, who is related to the freedom fighter, had written to the PM urging to him to rename the Andaman & Nicobar Islands as the ‘Shaheed and Swaraj Islands’.(AFP file photo)
The Modi government’s decision comes over a month after West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose, who is related to the freedom fighter, had written to the PM urging to him to rename the Andaman & Nicobar Islands as the ‘Shaheed and Swaraj Islands’.(AFP file photo)

Andaman’s most-visited islands to be renamed during PM Modi visit

The Print, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 02:47 PM IST
The Modi government is continuing with its name-changing spree, with the government now deciding to rename Havelock Island to Swaraj Dweep, Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep and Ross Island to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island.
Mobai (45), police said, is a proclaimed offender with many cases of arms act registered against her.(Picture: Sourced)
Mobai (45), police said, is a proclaimed offender with many cases of arms act registered against her.(Picture: Sourced)

Farm labourer to gunrunner: Delhi cops nab mother of 5 for illegal arms supply

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2017 10:56 AM IST
Mobai told Delhi police that she collected weapons from a manufacturer in Gandhwani, MP, and supplied them to contacts in Delhi and Western UP.
Delhi Police has registered a case of kidnapping, criminal intimidation and molestation at Vasant Kunj police station.(HT FILE)
Delhi Police has registered a case of kidnapping, criminal intimidation and molestation at Vasant Kunj police station.(HT FILE)

Not scared of anyone, says brave Delhi woman who fought abductors in Vasant Kunj

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2017 11:21 AM IST
The 20-year-old beautician, who fought off abductors in Vasant Kunj Pocket B and C, has made it clear she will not withdraw the case against the accused despite being under pressure.
In an extreme form of street crime, three men chased a 20-year-old youth for several hundred metres before beating him to death on the main platform of the busy Adarsh Nagar railway station in north Delhi.
In an extreme form of street crime, three men chased a 20-year-old youth for several hundred metres before beating him to death on the main platform of the busy Adarsh Nagar railway station in north Delhi.

Why is Delhi so angry? Experts say it’s ‘upbringing, education’

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2017 12:00 AM IST
Experts say that a person’s upbringing, the environment in which he is raised and education plays a very important role in nurturing ones behaviour.
An analysis by Delhi police of the motives behind murders in 2016 revealed that 16.29 per cent of cases were due to sudden provocation or trivial issues.(Picture: Shutterstock)
An analysis by Delhi police of the motives behind murders in 2016 revealed that 16.29 per cent of cases were due to sudden provocation or trivial issues.(Picture: Shutterstock)

Angry Delhi: How city makes mountain out of molehill, draws blood for nothing

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2017 04:01 PM IST
Take a look at some shocking cases of 2066-17 in Delhi in which lives were lost after differences over petty issues.
Rahul, who works as a loader at Azadpur, had reportedly borrowed Rs 1,500 from a truck driver. When the driver asked him to return the money, Rahul refused saying that he would be able to clear the debt only next month.(REUTERS FILE)
Rahul, who works as a loader at Azadpur, had reportedly borrowed Rs 1,500 from a truck driver. When the driver asked him to return the money, Rahul refused saying that he would be able to clear the debt only next month.(REUTERS FILE)

Angry Delhi: 20-year-old beaten to death in broad daylight as crowd of 50 watched

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2017 11:20 PM IST
The incident took place at Sabzi Mandi railway station in north Delhi when Rahul, 20, told a truck driver that he did not have money to pay him back. Two Delhi Police constables saw Rahul being beaten up and caught the accused.
Shilpi Adhikari, 32, has been arrested on July 25 for allegedly killing her husband.(Picture: Sourced)
Shilpi Adhikari, 32, has been arrested on July 25 for allegedly killing her husband.(Picture: Sourced)

‘He beat me for hours’: Delhi woman who smothered husband says she had no choice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2017 01:10 PM IST
Delhi Police arrested 32-year-old Shilpi Adhikari from southwest Delhi’s Kapashera just before her husband’s body could be cremated. She had told neighbours he died of heart attack
A child who was in the car at the time of the incident. He is among the four survivors of the accident.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A child who was in the car at the time of the incident. He is among the four survivors of the accident.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Shop at Sadar, eat at Jama Masjid’: Family in car crash planned trip for months

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2017 02:27 PM IST
A couple and four children were returning from Delhi IGI airport to Meerut with two guests from Iran. A dumper truck hit their Innova car near Mayur Vihar on NH 24 killing four of the family and the driver on the spot
Tiranga March was held on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Tiranga March was held on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

JNU V-C wants tank on campus to remind students of army’s sacrifices

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2017 12:17 PM IST
JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar requested ministers to procure an army tank to be exhibited in the university.
Dr Srikanth Goud (left) returned home on Wednesday night and senior police officers held a cake cutting ceremony for him.(Picture: Sourced)
Dr Srikanth Goud (left) returned home on Wednesday night and senior police officers held a cake cutting ceremony for him.(Picture: Sourced)

Ola driver who kidnapped Delhi doctor for Rs 5 cr ransom made torture video

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj and S Raju
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2017 02:00 PM IST
Dr Srikanth Goud’s family members were sent torture videos by the kidnappers to make them pay a ransom of Rs 5 crore. The police officials cut a cake for Dr Goud after he returned home on Wednesday.
The group claim to be fighting against corrupt doctors, molesters,rapists, gamblers, anti-nationals and those with black money(Picture: Sourced)
The group claim to be fighting against corrupt doctors, molesters,rapists, gamblers, anti-nationals and those with black money(Picture: Sourced)

‘8 murders and notes promising revolution’: Delhi gang claims to be vigilantes

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 03:24 PM IST
The police have found a note at the scene of murder of a 30-year-old businessman in which the assailants claim to be working to eliminate crime in Delhi.
The septic tank near Ghitorni where four sanitation workers died on Saturday morning.(Photo: Sourced)
The septic tank near Ghitorni where four sanitation workers died on Saturday morning.(Photo: Sourced)

Four sanitation workers die after inhaling ‘toxic gases’ in south Delhi

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2017 03:36 PM IST
Five men were cleaning a septic tank near Ghitorni in south Delhi and are suspected to have inhaled toxic gases. They were rushed to hospital where four of them died.
A day after a teenage couple was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a Dwarka hotel, police said they are yet to find out why the two committed suicide.(HT FILE)
A day after a teenage couple was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a Dwarka hotel, police said they are yet to find out why the two committed suicide.(HT FILE)

Delhi Oyo room suicide by teens: Parents say ‘did not know they were friends’

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2017 02:31 PM IST
The parents of the two teenagers, who allegedly committed suicide in an OYO room in Dwarka on Friday, have told the police that they did not know about their friendship. The police are yet to find out why the two committed suicide.
J P Chhayal, a high school teacher at his orange farm in Kadiya village.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
J P Chhayal, a high school teacher at his orange farm in Kadiya village.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

In MP village where kids are hired by Delhi thieves, some choose to say ‘no’

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2017 02:32 PM IST
Police teams from Delhi and other states have raided Pachor district at least 86 times in the last four months to trace kids hired and trained by gangs to steal at weddings.
Sarita Jain, 53, was at home alone with her two house helps while her husband and son were at work on Tuesday when three men barged into her house.(Picture: Sourced)
Sarita Jain, 53, was at home alone with her two house helps while her husband and son were at work on Tuesday when three men barged into her house.(Picture: Sourced)

Murder, robbery in south Delhi: Cops arrest house help, recover stolen jewellery

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 11:45 AM IST
The Delhi police arrested the three accused from Noida on Wednesday morning hours after they murdered the woman and fled with jewellery and cash worth over Rs 10 lakh.
Intelligence officials told the police that he planned to enter Syria and was in touch with many others who have already sneaked into the country and joined ISIS.(HT FILE)
Intelligence officials told the police that he planned to enter Syria and was in touch with many others who have already sneaked into the country and joined ISIS.(HT FILE)

Kerala man deported from Turkey held at Delhi airport, IS link suspected

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 11:45 AM IST
The man had entered Turkey on a forged passport. This was reportedly his second attempt to enter Syria via Turkey. Police are probing how he got the fake passport.
The house in Sukhi Sewani village from where a kid trained as a thief was caught by Delhi Police in a wedding theft case.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
The house in Sukhi Sewani village from where a kid trained as a thief was caught by Delhi Police in a wedding theft case.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Rent a thief: Delhi wedding robbery gangs go to this MP village to recruit kids

Hindustan Times, Rajgarh (Madhya Pradesh) | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2017 02:32 PM IST
Gangs that strike at glitzy weddings in Delhi and other big cities bring kids who are trained to steal from Pachor, Gulkhedi villages in Madhya Pradesh, say police
Junaid Khan’s brothers at Ballabhgarh railway station in Faridabad.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Junaid Khan’s brothers at Ballabhgarh railway station in Faridabad.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Ballabgarh lynching: Men who were wrongly held led to the main accused

Hindustan Times | By Prabhu Razdan and Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2017 01:49 PM IST
Two men whom the police had initially suspected for the murder of Junaid Khan, provided the first important clues to the police that led to the arrest of the main suspect in Dhule.
Prahlad was found living with the maggot-infested body of his 68-year-old brother, Rajendra Bhatnagar, for nine days at their Rama Garden home in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar on Monday.
Prahlad was found living with the maggot-infested body of his 68-year-old brother, Rajendra Bhatnagar, for nine days at their Rama Garden home in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar on Monday.

‘I cooked food for him, he was unwell’: Delhi man found with dead brother thought he had allergy

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2017 11:44 AM IST
Prahlad did not inform his neighbours about his brother’s death as he believed he was ill and was resting. Each day for nine days, he cooked three meals for him, oiled his hair and pressed his feet.
Credit card cloning is a method by which someone obtains credit card details and copies them onto a duplicate card and uses it to make transactions.(HT FILE)
Credit card cloning is a method by which someone obtains credit card details and copies them onto a duplicate card and uses it to make transactions.(HT FILE)

Delhi café staff booked for ‘cloning’ cards, duping customers of Rs 6 lakh

Hindustan Times | By Sweta Goswami & Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2017 06:23 PM IST
The employee, who is on the run, has been booked for cloning cards of as many as 13 customers and withdrawing money to the tune of Rs 6,03,500.
The police have arrested five persons in connection with the case so far.
The police have arrested five persons in connection with the case so far.

Ballabhgarh lynching: ‘Man who killed Junaid was fair, short, looked like a gym enthusiast’

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2017 11:05 AM IST
Junaid Khan, 16, was stabbed and killed on a train while he was on his way home in Ballabhgarh after shopping for Eid. His brother Hashim has given full description of the alleged killer according to which the police are now preparing a sketch.
Junaid Khan was stabbed and killed by a mob on train while he was on his way home after shopping for Eid with his brothers.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Junaid Khan was stabbed and killed by a mob on train while he was on his way home after shopping for Eid with his brothers.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Ballabgarh lynching: Delhi govt staff, 3 others held for ‘inciting mob’ to kill Junaid

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2017 11:54 AM IST
Stabbing of Muslim boys: 50-year-old DJB employee tells police he told Junaid and his brothers to stop playing Ludo on a seat in the Sadar Bazar-Mathura train so that he could sit.
Junaid Khan was stabbed and killed by a mob on train while he was on his way home after shopping for Eid with his brothers.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Junaid Khan was stabbed and killed by a mob on train while he was on his way home after shopping for Eid with his brothers.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Ballabgarh lynching: Four, including govt employee, arrested for ‘inciting mob’ to attack Junaid

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2017 01:09 AM IST
Stabbing of Muslim boys: Four persons have been arrested by the police for allegedly instigating others to attack the Muslim youths in a Mathura-bound train.
Residents of Junaid’s village Khandawali had sported black arm bands on Eid to protest the murder.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Residents of Junaid’s village Khandawali had sported black arm bands on Eid to protest the murder.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Ballabhgarh lynching: Police obtain CCTV footage, start raids in Asaoti village

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2017 10:22 AM IST
Five days after a youth was allegedly stabbed to death and three others seriously injured after a scuffle on a Mathura-bound train, the police are still looking for “significant clues” for a breakthrough in the case. The police on Tuesday also began raids in Asaoti village and are now questioning tea stall owners and vendors in the station area to ascertain the identity of the men.
One minor Muslim boy was allegedly stabbed to death when an argument over a seat turned into religious slurs and triggered a mob attack on family members returning home from Eid shopping.(HT Photo)
One minor Muslim boy was allegedly stabbed to death when an argument over a seat turned into religious slurs and triggered a mob attack on family members returning home from Eid shopping.(HT Photo)

4 days after attack on Ballabgarh Muslim boy, hunt on for 3 men who fled on bike

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2017 11:06 PM IST
A Muslim boy was allegedly stabbed to death when an argument over a seat turned into religious slurs and triggered a mob attack on family members returning home from Eid shopping.
According to sources, the system was put in place to ensure more visibility of traffic cops on the field. The police department has already purchased 50 biometric systems(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
According to sources, the system was put in place to ensure more visibility of traffic cops on the field. The police department has already purchased 50 biometric systems(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Coming: A biometric attendance system to ensure Delhi traffic cops do not play truant

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2017 01:16 PM IST
According to sources, the system was put in place to ensure more visibility of traffic cops on the field. The police department has already purchased 50 biometric systems
Junaid's mother at her house in Ballabgarh.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Junaid's mother at her house in Ballabgarh.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Eid at Ballabgarh: Villagers mourn, wear black bands to protest killing of Muslim boy

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2017 05:51 PM IST
Junaid’s village in Ballabgarh, Haryana, bore a sombre look on this Eid. The festivities were missing and fewer people turned up for prayers.
Jayant and Manshea Andraskar were among the seven who died in the Gulmarg Gondola accident.
Jayant and Manshea Andraskar were among the seven who died in the Gulmarg Gondola accident.

Delhi family killed in Gulmarg Gondola accident loved to travel, had planned the vacation last minute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2017 06:49 PM IST
The family of four had been living in Shalimar Bagh for the past five years.
Local residents gather outside the residence of Hafiz Junaid in Faridabad on Friday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Local residents gather outside the residence of Hafiz Junaid in Faridabad on Friday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

His dying image will haunt me forever: Brother of Muslim boy lynched on train

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2017 05:51 PM IST
The four brothers had gone to Delhi’s Sadar Bazar to shop for Eid. They boarded a train from Sadar Bazar and got into a fight over seats with some men who called them “beef-eaters” and “anti-nationals”. After two hours of violence on the train that night, Hashim was allowed to get off at Asota with Hafiz Junaid’s body and his two brothers, who too were badly injured.
In both incidents, cases were registered at Mandir Marg police station and two hospital staff members arrested.
In both incidents, cases were registered at Mandir Marg police station and two hospital staff members arrested.

Delhi: Two minors molested in Lady Hardinge’s hospital in a month, two staffers held

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2017 11:47 PM IST
In both incidents, cases were registered at Mandir Marg police station and two hospital staff members arrested.
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