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
Pooja Kumari, a 13-year-old girl was killed in the Burari area when the bus was rashly trying to overtake the bike of her father, Munna Lal.(HT Photo)
Pooja Kumari, a 13-year-old girl was killed in the Burari area when the bus was rashly trying to overtake the bike of her father, Munna Lal.(HT Photo)

Delhi: 13-year-old crushed to death before father, bus driver arrested

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2017 10:47 PM IST
The buses make headlines for fatal accidents and abusive behaviour of drivers and helpers towards kids, as laws and rules governing these vehicles are seldom implemented strictly and often broken.
Delhi Police commando deployed at Rajpath in India Gate New Delhi on Tuesday.Photograph:(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Delhi Police commando deployed at Rajpath in India Gate New Delhi on Tuesday.Photograph:(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Delhi’s Boat Club area to get smallest police station in the country

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2017 07:40 AM IST
The Delhi Police proposal for a separate police station in Boat Club area is expected to get clearance soon clearing the way for India’s smallest police station in terms of area.
Rochat Janathan, was taking a tour of New Delhi area on his bike, that he had rented from Rajasthan, when a private bus allegedly crushed him while trying to overtake.
Rochat Janathan, was taking a tour of New Delhi area on his bike, that he had rented from Rajasthan, when a private bus allegedly crushed him while trying to overtake.

Swiss tourist biking through Delhi killed by speeding bus

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 03:56 PM IST
The 41-year-old tourist from Switzerland was run over by a speeding private bus in Tughlaq Road area. He was admitted to the hospital with severe head injuries and died two days later.
36-year-old Sanjay Verma a DTC driver, sent his father a video informing him about his decision to end his life and blaming some family members for his step.
36-year-old Sanjay Verma a DTC driver, sent his father a video informing him about his decision to end his life and blaming some family members for his step.

Delhi bus driver records, sends video on WhatsApp before hanging himself

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 09:48 AM IST
Sanjay Verma, 36, hanged himself to death in Bindapur area of Delhi. Before committing suicide, he sent his father a video in which he blamed some family members for his step and asked him to seek justice.
It was around 6 am on Wednesday that palms and one foot, seemingly of a man, was found wrapped in black polythene.(Representative image)
It was around 6 am on Wednesday that palms and one foot, seemingly of a man, was found wrapped in black polythene.(Representative image)

Delhi cops find trail of man’s body parts spread across north Delhi for 30 km

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2017 08:36 AM IST
Police say the body parts of the man were thrown at different places spanning across 30 kilometres in North Delhi from a moving car.
Police have registered a case of murder and launched investigation.
Police have registered a case of murder and launched investigation.

Body parts found near a drain in north Delhi, murder case registered

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2017 11:34 PM IST
Delhi police registered a case of murder after hands and one foot of a male were found in decomposing state near a drain in Delhi.
The 19-year-old student sustained multiple fractures in the fall and is battling for life at AIIMS.(HT FILE)
The 19-year-old student sustained multiple fractures in the fall and is battling for life at AIIMS.(HT FILE)

19-year-old IIT student jumps off hostel balcony, cops say ‘was under pressure’

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 09:14 AM IST
The 19-year-old student Nitish Kumar Purti was allegedly depressed as he was unable to cope with the pressure after his admission at IIT Delhi.
Nigerian population in Khirki Extension says the attitude of most people makes them feel unwelcome in Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nigerian population in Khirki Extension says the attitude of most people makes them feel unwelcome in Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Africans in Delhi say live in fear, judged by the colour of skin

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 09:15 AM IST
Khirki Extension and adjoining Hauz Rani houses over 200 African nationals, mostly students who have moved in recently. It is hard to convince them to talk but when they do, they narrate a series of incidents about how they are mistreated.
Heavy security at IGI airport on March 24, a day after MP Ravindra Gaikwad's return ticket to Pune was cancelled by domestic airlines in protest against his ‘slipper assault’ of an Air India official on Thursday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE)
Heavy security at IGI airport on March 24, a day after MP Ravindra Gaikwad's return ticket to Pune was cancelled by domestic airlines in protest against his ‘slipper assault’ of an Air India official on Thursday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE)

Slipper assault by MP: Delhi police reach airport to record statements

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 12:28 PM IST
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India employee with slipper after he his business class ticket was changed to economy class.
The cops have recovered a Maserati car worth Rs3 crore from him.
The cops have recovered a Maserati car worth Rs3 crore from him.

Ferrari-driving MBA who cheated investors of Rs 300 cr in 3 cities held in Delhi

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2017 07:30 AM IST
Harshvardhan Reddy, police said, has been involved in cases in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi and was absconding
The obsession was such that when his wife resisted, he beat her up, threatened to get her gangraped and sell her off to a brothel. The man, a father to a daughter even forced her to undergo a series of abortions.(Representative photo)
The obsession was such that when his wife resisted, he beat her up, threatened to get her gangraped and sell her off to a brothel. The man, a father to a daughter even forced her to undergo a series of abortions.(Representative photo)

Woman kills husband who forced her to sleep with her brother for a male child

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2017 11:41 AM IST
A woman killed her husband as he forced her to get intimate with her brother and used to ‘supervise’ the act because he wanted a son to take the lineage and his family business forward. The woman and her brother and have been arrested.
Kalavati (left) and her daughter have been referred to the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in north Delhi.(Handout)
Kalavati (left) and her daughter have been referred to the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in north Delhi.(Handout)

Mother, daughter locked in Delhi room starved for 4 years, weigh less than 25 kg

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2017 07:41 AM IST
A woman and her daughter in southwest Delhi stayed locked up in a room in their house at Mahavir Enclave for the last four years. Delhi Police rescued them on Wednesday.
Najeeb Ahmad, a student of JNU, had gone missing last year after an altercation with some ABVP students. The police has been unable to trace him since.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Najeeb Ahmad, a student of JNU, had gone missing last year after an altercation with some ABVP students. The police has been unable to trace him since.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad not linked to Islamic State, says Delhi Police

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 10:51 AM IST
Delhi Police denied media reports that missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad was browsing information about the Islamic State before his disappearance.
Delhi police had blocked the Delhi-Gurgaon Sarhaul border with barricades ahead of the Jat agitation in Gurgaon on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Delhi police had blocked the Delhi-Gurgaon Sarhaul border with barricades ahead of the Jat agitation in Gurgaon on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Restrictions on Delhi metro and traffic lifted after Jats call off their protest | Highlights

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj and Faizan Haidar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2017 11:30 PM IST
The Jat protests that were planned in Delhi on Monday have been called off, the organising body said on Sunday evening after talks with the Manohar Khattar-led Haryana government.
Delhi police blocked the Delhi-Gurgaon Sarhaul border with barricades ahead of the Jat agitation in Gurgaon on Sunday.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi police blocked the Delhi-Gurgaon Sarhaul border with barricades ahead of the Jat agitation in Gurgaon on Sunday.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Jat quota stir: Delhi fortified with heavy security at borders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2017 09:43 PM IST
Restrictions have been imposed on many roads in the capital and traffic snarls were reported from several places in east Delhi. Metro services have also been curbed.
Najeeb Ahmed went missing from his room in Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Mahi hostel allegedly following a scuffle with a few students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in October last year.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Najeeb Ahmed went missing from his room in Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Mahi hostel allegedly following a scuffle with a few students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in October last year.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Six months on, no trace of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 10:51 AM IST
Najeeb Ahmed went missing from his room in Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Mahi hostel allegedly following a scuffle with a few students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. The incident triggered massive protest by students, forcing the police to launch a massive hunt.
Muthukrishnan was an MPhil student at Centre for Historical Studies in JNU. His father Jeevanantham has called for a CBI probe in the case alleging foul play.
Muthukrishnan was an MPhil student at Centre for Historical Studies in JNU. His father Jeevanantham has called for a CBI probe in the case alleging foul play.

JNU ‘suicide’: Police say scholar was depressed, not with any political party

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 10:51 AM IST
Police says JNU student Muthukrishnan was depressed and had gone to hi friend’s place in Munirka after playing Holi. He had recently written five Facebook posts.
Delhi Police, interestingly this time, had deployed more women police personnel than men in a 60:40 ratio(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Delhi Police, interestingly this time, had deployed more women police personnel than men in a 60:40 ratio(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Ramjas row: 400 protesters march from Mandi House to Parliament Street, 800 police keep guard

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2017 12:17 PM IST
Learning from the February 22 violence at Ramjas College, Delhi Police on Saturday deployed two personnel for every protester who marched from Mandi House to Parliament Street.
Students marching from Mandi House to Parliament Street against violence at Ramjas College last week.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Students marching from Mandi House to Parliament Street against violence at Ramjas College last week.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

DU protests highlights: Kanhaiya, Umar, Najeeb’s mother join anti-ABVP march

Hindustan Times | By Shradha Chettri and Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2017 07:17 PM IST
Delhi University students march from Mandi House to Parliament against alleged hooliganism by ABVP at Ramjas college and to assert academic freedom.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur(Facebook)
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur(Facebook)

Was delayed police security reason Gurmehar Kaur had to leave Delhi?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2017 12:05 PM IST
Gurmehar Kaur was provided police security on Monday afternoon after she allegedly received rape threats on Sunday evening for her social media campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad that went viral.
Activists allegedly of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad beating Ramjas students , after JNU student Umar Khalid’s visit to Ramjas College was cancelled following protests by students. at the Delhi University in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Activists allegedly of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad beating Ramjas students , after JNU student Umar Khalid’s visit to Ramjas College was cancelled following protests by students. at the Delhi University in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Political differences come to fore at Ramjas College

By Ananya Bhardwaj and Heena Kausar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2017 08:48 AM IST
Unrest at Jawaharlal Nehru University finds an echo in Delhi’s Ramjas College
Clashes began on Wednesday as some DU students, led by members of AISA and SFI, took out a march on Wednesday demanding action against the ABVP members.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Clashes began on Wednesday as some DU students, led by members of AISA and SFI, took out a march on Wednesday demanding action against the ABVP members.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Ramjas protest: Teachers, students, journalists beaten up in clash with ABVP

Hindustan Times | By Heena Kausar and Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2017 07:25 AM IST
Scuffle broke out at Delhi’s Ramjas College during a protest march against the ABVP’s disruption of a literary event in the college on Tuesday. Students, led by AISA and SFI, were marching to Maurice Nagar police station when ABVP members allegedly tried to disrupt the protest leading to clashes.
The woman was reportedly returning home with a cousin after dinner at a restaurant in Hauz Khas Village, when she was taken to Deer Park (in picture) by a man who offered to show her a lake.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
The woman was reportedly returning home with a cousin after dinner at a restaurant in Hauz Khas Village, when she was taken to Deer Park (in picture) by a man who offered to show her a lake.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

Hauz Khas rape: Suspect, aide identified by Delhi Police, could be minors

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2017 07:20 AM IST
A day after a 24-year-old student from Nagaland was allegedly raped inside south Delhi’s Deer Park near Hauz Khas Village around 2 am on Sunday, the police have detained six men.
The seized new fake 100 rupees notes.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The seized new fake 100 rupees notes.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Were fake notes ‘printed in Pakistan’, seized in Delhi meant for UP elections?

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2017 12:38 PM IST
From Pakistan it was being pushed into India via Nepal under the supervision of Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency, ISI, with an aim to destabilise the economy.
Delhi Police seized the fake notes from a gang allegedly associated with ISI.(HT File Photo)
Delhi Police seized the fake notes from a gang allegedly associated with ISI.(HT File Photo)

Delhi Police seize Rs 6 lakh in fake Rs 100 notes from gang with ‘ISI links’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2017 09:14 PM IST
Delhi police special cell on Friday arrested two persons, reportedly associated with the ISI and seized Rs 6 lakh in fake Rs 100 notes that they were allegedly trying to funnel into India from Nepal.
The accused, Subodh, who allegedly tortured his wife for 12 hours before beheading her.
The accused, Subodh, who allegedly tortured his wife for 12 hours before beheading her.

Delhi: Neighbours heard screams on night of beheading, did little to help victim

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2017 05:43 PM IST
Neighbours of Subodh Kumar who tortured his first wife for 12 hours before beheading her, heard screams, a man’s yells, more shrieks and finally wails in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar.They could have saved her life had they intervened or called police.
The man, Subodh, who murdered his wife.
The man, Subodh, who murdered his wife.

Delhi: Man with two wives locks one in room, beats, tortures, beheads other

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 10:52 AM IST
Gruesome murder: Subodh Kumar suspected his wife of having an extra marital affair, beat her up with a wooden stick for 12 hours, injected painkillers into her and when she died, beheaded her with a saw.
The Delhi Police data reveals that the city is dangerous for women.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The Delhi Police data reveals that the city is dangerous for women.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

How safe are you in Delhi: 2016 crime data paints bleak picture

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Ananya Bhardwaj and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 11:10 AM IST
Allegations of crimes against women -- a molestation complaint every two hours, a rape case every four hours -- remained staggeringly high in Delhi.
A total of 9,571 cases of snatching were reported in 2016.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
A total of 9,571 cases of snatching were reported in 2016.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Crime data: Snatchers arrested in Delhi mostly first timers, school dropouts

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2017 11:04 PM IST
The Delhi Police statistics show 94.26%, of those arrested for incidents of snatching in 2016, were time offenders and 53.97% were either illiterate or school dropouts. The police released their annual crime records on Monday.
In December 2016, a security camera video showed a woman thrashing her one-year-old son. .
In December 2016, a security camera video showed a woman thrashing her one-year-old son. .

Delhi baby beaters: Why mothers are turning angry, violent

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2017 09:57 PM IST
Doctors say failing marriage and poor relations will in-laws add to the stress levels in women who may vent anger on defenceless children.
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