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
CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat consoles the mother of Junaid, who was lynched by a mob on board a train, in Haryana on Saturday.(PTI)
CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat consoles the mother of Junaid, who was lynched by a mob on board a train, in Haryana on Saturday.(PTI)

‘The men asked me to attack them, I was drunk’: Man accused of beating Muslim boy to death on train

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2017 07:21 AM IST
Police said one person was arrested for his involvement in Hafiz Junaid’s killing, which came amid several incidents of assaults on Muslims across the country over beef and cow slaughter.
Junaid was a student of Islamic studies in Surat, Gujarat.(HT PHOTO)
Junaid was a student of Islamic studies in Surat, Gujarat.(HT PHOTO)

‘How could they hate us so much’: Family in shock after 16-year-old Muslim boy stabbed to death on train

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2017 07:21 AM IST
Police said one person was arrested for his involvement in Hafiz Junaid’s killing, which came amid several incidents of assaults on Muslims across the country over beef and cow slaughter.
Police said one person was arrested on Friday and he has confessed to his involvement in the killing of Hafiz Junaid (16), which came amid several incidents of assaults on Muslims across the country over beef and cow slaughter.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Police said one person was arrested on Friday and he has confessed to his involvement in the killing of Hafiz Junaid (16), which came amid several incidents of assaults on Muslims across the country over beef and cow slaughter.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Muslim boy stabbed to death on train after argument turns into religious slurs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2017 05:51 PM IST
The incident took place on Thursday evening between Okhla and Asoti in Haryana.
The three-year-old whose ears were chopped off.
The three-year-old whose ears were chopped off.

Delhi horror: Man chops off daughter’s ears, says he followed orders of a ghost

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2017 08:55 AM IST
Amit Bahadur told the police that a ghost was whispering in his ear, directing him to make his daughter cry in pain. He told the police that the ghost asked him to donate the girl’s ear to him, else he would take her to hell with him.
The woman filed a complaint of rape in central Delhi’s Paharganj area on Wednesday, after having an argument with her husband. The couple was in Delhi to sort out some immigration-related issues.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The woman filed a complaint of rape in central Delhi’s Paharganj area on Wednesday, after having an argument with her husband. The couple was in Delhi to sort out some immigration-related issues.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

German national alleges rape by husband, molestation by father-in-law in Punjab

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2017 10:09 AM IST
A German national in her 20s has alleged that her husband had sex with her without her consent. She also alleged that her father-in-law molested her. According to her, when she threatened to file a complaint, she was abused again.
Around 2-5 litre of petrol spilled on the road making the stretch slippery, no casualty was however reported.(Picture: Sourced)
Around 2-5 litre of petrol spilled on the road making the stretch slippery, no casualty was however reported.(Picture: Sourced)

Tanker with 5000 litres of petrol hits divider, overturns in south Delhi

ANI, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2017 01:07 PM IST
Around 2-5 liters of petrol spilled on the road, when an oil tanker overturned at Moolchand underpass in Delhi.
Police take the body of Komal, allegedly killed by her husband Manoj Kumar, at Bonta Park in north Delhi.(HT Photo)
Police take the body of Komal, allegedly killed by her husband Manoj Kumar, at Bonta Park in north Delhi.(HT Photo)

Delhi man promises wife a surprise, asks her to close eyes, then strangles her

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2017 03:43 PM IST
Manoj Kumar went to meet his wife to settle a fight and promised her a gift. He lovingly asked Komal to turn around and close her eyes. When she did, thinking that he got her a necklace, he put a clutch wire around her neck and choked her to death.
The gang not only fooled people but also Apple service centers as they succeeded in passing the stolen phones as genuine and got them exchanged for new phones under the warranty scheme.(Photo: Sourced)
The gang not only fooled people but also Apple service centers as they succeeded in passing the stolen phones as genuine and got them exchanged for new phones under the warranty scheme.(Photo: Sourced)

Karol Bagh to China: How a Delhi gang ‘revived’ stolen iPhones, sold them as new

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2017 06:36 PM IST
The Delhi Police arrested four persons of a Delhi gang who replaced the motherboard of stolen iPhones and changed the IMEI numbers to pass them off as new. After being ‘processed’, the stolen iPhones were either sold or returned at Apple Centres.
Passengers stranded outside Mandi House metro station on Tuesday evening. Most said cabs and autos also were not available after Delhi Metro services were hit.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Passengers stranded outside Mandi House metro station on Tuesday evening. Most said cabs and autos also were not available after Delhi Metro services were hit.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Never felt so helpless’: How Delhi Metro disruption left commuters stranded

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2017 07:07 AM IST
Delhi Metro commuters hoping to get a ride back home on the Blue Line on Tuesday evening instead spent harrowing time looking for other modes of public transport.
The gang members in police custody.
The gang members in police custody.

Kidney racket: Gang flew donors to Sri Lanka for operations

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2017 05:26 PM IST
Police suspect that the syndicate may have got kidney transplants in hospitals in Thailand, Singapore and Dubai as well
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

US tourist helps police nab rapist by searching for him on Facebook

By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2017 08:28 AM IST
The woman had come to Delhi for a family wedding and stayed back for an educational tour.
People protest against crimes against women in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.(HT File Photo)
People protest against crimes against women in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.(HT File Photo)

Indian-American tourist allegedly raped in Delhi hotel by merchant navy official

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2017 11:31 PM IST
India brought in more stringent laws against sexual offenders after the fatal gang-rape of a student in Delhi in December 2012, but they have failed to stem the tide of violence against women across the country.
Sparsh Rawal, a Class 10 student, who died in the DTC bus accident in Azadpur on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Sparsh Rawal, a Class 10 student, who died in the DTC bus accident in Azadpur on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

DTC bus accident: A birthday party and a badminton match that will never happen

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2017 12:05 PM IST
Sparsh Rawal was travelling in one of the e-rickshaws which were crushed by a DTC low-floor bus in Azadpur on Wednesday. He was to prepare for a birthday party and had promised his friend a badminton match.
The girl told Delhi Police that her stepfather took her to a house in Saket where he worked as a cook and allegedly raped her.(HT Photo)
The girl told Delhi Police that her stepfather took her to a house in Saket where he worked as a cook and allegedly raped her.(HT Photo)

Six-year-old raped by stepfather at employer’s home in south Delhi’s Saket

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2017 11:58 PM IST
Like in the Rohtak rape case last week, a neighbour said the mother of the six-year-old girl in south Delhi did not want to take action against her husband.
In a blog post sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra claimed that the Delhi government failed to curb corruption and accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of holding meetings behind closed doors as he was scared of coming out in the public.(PTI FILE)
In a blog post sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra claimed that the Delhi government failed to curb corruption and accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of holding meetings behind closed doors as he was scared of coming out in the public.(PTI FILE)

Kapil Mishra claims Delhi CM Kejriwal came to office only twice last year, govt says ‘ridiculous’

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2017 07:48 PM IST
Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra says in a blog post that Arvind Kejriwal has not uttered a word despite so many cases of corruption, and is cut off from the public.
The minimum temperature on Wednesday was recorded as 29 degrees Celsius which is expected to dip to 28 degrees Celsius on May 22.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The minimum temperature on Wednesday was recorded as 29 degrees Celsius which is expected to dip to 28 degrees Celsius on May 22.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi set for a cloudy week, temperature to drop to 40ºC

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2017 10:26 PM IST
Delhi temperature is expected to drop to 40 degrees bringing respite from the heat wave. MeT officials said the Capital could see a rainy and stormy week ahead.
It took the police over 15 minutes to pull the students out as the car was completely damaged. The car skid off the flyover and fell off to land upside down on the ground.(HT Photo)
It took the police over 15 minutes to pull the students out as the car was completely damaged. The car skid off the flyover and fell off to land upside down on the ground.(HT Photo)

Punjabi Bagh accident: 3 dead as Honda City falls off Delhi flyover with students on way to write exam

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2017 05:17 PM IST
Seven students were on their way to appear for an exam in Narela in the Honda City car when the accident took place. The police claim the car was being driven by a student named Rajat at high speed when the mishap occurred.
To make its social media handles more “quirky, trendy” yet relevant, Delhi police will now hire professional social media watchers, who will manage their otherwise dull content online. The Mumbai Police has, in the last few months, made social media its forte.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
To make its social media handles more “quirky, trendy” yet relevant, Delhi police will now hire professional social media watchers, who will manage their otherwise dull content online. The Mumbai Police has, in the last few months, made social media its forte.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Outwitted by Mumbai, Delhi Police going pro to perk up Twitter, Facebook feeds

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2017 05:33 PM IST
The Delhi Police will hire social media watchers to make their content more engaging and increase its reach. A Delhi Police official, however, they will be constantly monitoring and steering the content.
Yellow-coloured barricades at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Yellow-coloured barricades at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Red-black barricades replace yellow metal barriers in high-security areas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2017 12:36 AM IST
Delhi Police have ditched the sunshine yellow to embrace the bold shades in a new colour code to mark out the highly-sensitive, high-security areas in the city.
The gang rape victim’s mother Asha Devi and her husband have been relentless in seeking justice for their daughter since the crime took place that horrific December 16 night in 2012.(Raj K Raj/ HT File Photo)
The gang rape victim’s mother Asha Devi and her husband have been relentless in seeking justice for their daughter since the crime took place that horrific December 16 night in 2012.(Raj K Raj/ HT File Photo)

‘I’ll be back in 2 hours’: These words haunt Dec 16 gang rape victim’s mother

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 02:56 PM IST
Speaking to Hindustan Times on Saturday, Asha Devi shares how the fight for justice was far from over and how her daughter’s memories are a driving force.
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld death sentences against four men who fatally gang-raped a woman on board a bus in 2012.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld death sentences against four men who fatally gang-raped a woman on board a bus in 2012.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

December 16 gang rape: Will they really hang him, asks convict’s sister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2017 10:32 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld death sentences against four men who fatally gang-raped a woman on board a bus in 2012, a crime that sparked widespread protests and drew international attention to violence against women.
Manoj Tiwari has hinted at the possibility of a ‘political conspiracy’ against him following the Delhi municipal elections result that went in his party’s favour.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Manoj Tiwari has hinted at the possibility of a ‘political conspiracy’ against him following the Delhi municipal elections result that went in his party’s favour.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Delhi: Assistant sub-inspector suspended for break-in at BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s house

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2017 09:06 AM IST
Assistant sub-inspector Kailash Chand, posted with the police control room, reportedly barged into Tiwari’s house with a group of assailants, who then ransacked Tiwari’s office and bedroom for more than ten minutes. The entire act was captured on the CCTV cameras installed at Tiwari’s residence.
Delhi Police interrogated her on Tuesday morning and said she was incoherent when asked to give a sequence of events.
Delhi Police interrogated her on Tuesday morning and said she was incoherent when asked to give a sequence of events.

Delhi Police arrest woman who ‘honey-trapped’ BJP MP KC Patel, alleged rape

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2017 11:01 PM IST
BJP MP KC Patel had filed a complaint with Delhi Police allegeing that the woman drugged him and took his pictures to blackmail him later. The woman had filed a complaint of rape against the MP.
The Delhi Police are looking for a Delhi lawyer woman after a member of Parliament alleged that he was drugged and filmed in an objectionable position by her and accomplices.(HT File Photo)
The Delhi Police are looking for a Delhi lawyer woman after a member of Parliament alleged that he was drugged and filmed in an objectionable position by her and accomplices.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha MP accuses lawyer of honey-trapping him to pay Rs 5 crore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2017 12:29 PM IST
The Delhi Police are looking for a Delhi lawyer after a member of Parliament alleged that he was drugged and filmed in an objectionable position by her and accomplices. He said they demanded Rs 5 crore as extortion.
Almost 30 victims of sexual abuse were invited by the Delhi Police to join a self-defence training in south Delhi. 12 of these women accepted the invitation and are now being trained at a 15-day camp.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Almost 30 victims of sexual abuse were invited by the Delhi Police to join a self-defence training in south Delhi. 12 of these women accepted the invitation and are now being trained at a 15-day camp.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Duck, block, kick: Delhi Police trains sexual abuse victims to fight back

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 10:15 AM IST
A group of women, who have been victims of sexual assault, are learning self-defence techniques along with NCC cadets at a camp organised by the Delhi police.
A senior Delhi Police official said the accused, Laxman, told them he was undergoing treatment for depression.
A senior Delhi Police official said the accused, Laxman, told them he was undergoing treatment for depression.

Delhi man batters 76-year-old mother to death for refusing to go to old-age home

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2017 09:52 AM IST
An unemployed man in southwest Delhi killed his mother in a fit of rage as she refused to move to an old age home. The man bludgeoned her with a brick and later called the police.
An almost deserted AAP office in Delhi as results started pouring in.
An almost deserted AAP office in Delhi as results started pouring in.

Pall of gloom at AAP office as party looks for answers over poor show in MCD elections

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2017 02:21 PM IST
MCD election results: As AAP heads for a defeat in the municipal elections, the party has sought to put the blame on what it calls faulty electronic voting machines.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has written and sung a jingle.(Handout)
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has written and sung a jingle.(Handout)

MCD election: Jingles all the way as parties woo voters

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2017 09:21 AM IST
Most of the key parties in this civic election are making maximum use of radio jingles to reach out to the electorate. The BJP has launched over six jingles, including a song sung and written by the party’s Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari. Most of these jingles slam the Congress and AAP for their alleged failure in weeding out corruption.
Delhi Police launched Himmat app in 2015 for safety of women. Only 90,000 people have downloaded it since then and approximately 31,000 people are registered users.(Google Playstore)
Delhi Police launched Himmat app in 2015 for safety of women. Only 90,000 people have downloaded it since then and approximately 31,000 people are registered users.(Google Playstore)

Delhi Police’s women safety Himmat app, which had few takers, now in Hindi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2017 04:16 PM IST
Delhi Police has relaunched its women safety Himmat app with new features after the earlier version failed to catch up.
The woman said in her suicide note that Delhi Police did not help her when she approached them with a complaint against her former boyfriend.(Representative photo)
The woman said in her suicide note that Delhi Police did not help her when she approached them with a complaint against her former boyfriend.(Representative photo)

Delhi student kills self after ex-boyfriend threatens to leak personal videos

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2017 09:20 AM IST
A 21-year-old BCom student committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in north Delhi’s Chandrawal area after her former boyfriend allegedly threatened to post their personal videos on social media.
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