Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)
Fabriano was among the nine companies that got contracts for emergency currency-paper supplies in December 2016 after the demonetisation drive.
According to data made available at the latest meeting of the Multi Agency Group (MAG) last month, the number of Indian clients of Mossack Fonseca, whose PAN numbers had been traced, has swelled to 424.
After Sudhir Choudhrie, it is the turn of Suresh Nanda who has turned up for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate.
Officials in ED told The Indian Express that over the past two months, they have sent 137 “advisories” under Section 37 of FEMA to Indians named in the Panama Papers.
A top government official familiar with the subject told The Indian Express: “The issue of auditing of the GSTN will have to be escalated, possibly to the Finance Ministry.
It was on December 2, 2016, that the ACC issued an empanelment order to promote A K Saxena to the post of CGDA, a Secretary-level position.
Sources have confirmed to The Indian Express that the probe panel appointed by SC, has found a correlation between visits to Sinha’s residence by some of the coal-scam accused — recorded in visitors’ logbooks — to the closure or dilution of their cases.
In a reply to an application filed by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act, the ITSC confirmed the report published in the newspaper (January 5, 2017) on the unusual haste shown in the Sahara India case.
An email sent to Sahara India seeking details of revision in their expenses and the huge gap in reporting of expenditure between RoC filings and that provided to the tax authorities, went unanswered.
Sahara diaries: The 50-page order, accessed by The Indian Express, shows that the ITSC had earlier rejected the application of the company and then on September 5, 2016 re-admitted it.
The Letters of Intent along with the precise quantum of orders to each foreign firm would be finalised soon.
The new note bundles are being found all jumbled up, breaking the sequence of serial numbers and leaving them with no markings or bands, which could have indicated which bank they had come from.
Officials of the Finance Ministry and Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) said that the order may be shared by around nine foreign firms.
Calling the complaint “malafide and politically motivated,” Amarinder Singh today said the Income Tax Department had “failed to dig out any proof’’ of his alleged foreign assets.
At the two currency presses Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited in Dewas and Nashik, rules tweaked to keep currency press cranking.
The appraisal report, forwarded to the IT Department’s assessment wing in February 2014, was first reported by The Indian Express (January 15, 2015).
As part of the probe, the Income Tax (Investigation) wing has so far conducted searches at the premises of nine persons named in the data and carried out surveys in the case of another 14.
Top SPMCIL officials told The Sunday Express that they were expecting a New Year launch for the new notes, which were being printed in three shifts at two of its security presses from September onwards.
Posing as customers in jewellery stores and suspected hawala circuits, which were still accepting notes that were no longer legally valid on Wednesday, the investigators reported high-volume sales, particularly at various jewellers.
The SIT, constituted immediately after the Modi government came to power in 2014, has submitted several status reports to the Supreme Court.
The summons, sent to the London-based businessman on October 21, has a list of all 52 companies that are owned or linked to either Sudhir Choudhrie or his wife Anita Choudhrie.
The agency, which registered a preliminary inquiry in the Embraer case on September 16, filed the FIR in a Delhi court on October 18 and converted it into a regular case.
Officials in the I-T department said that Qureshi has recently been slapped with notices under the new Act for maintaining undisclosed foreign bank accounts with balances of over Rs 100 crore.
The Indian side had also factored in the dark night period while deciding when to strike at the militant hideouts snuggling the LoC.
The prolonged protests, tensions with Pakistan, and evacuations will add to the economic distress the state was facing, Drabu said.
An investigation of the list by The Indian Express has shown that the Bahamas Leaks has 475 India-related files linked to corporate personalities across sectors such as mines and metals, electronics, real estate, media and entertainment.
Records, accessed by The Indian Express, show that the UN deducted $50.45 million towards equipment meant to be carried but was not held by the units according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Indian Government.
Besides the state police heads including DGP K Rajendra Kumar and the top brass of the BSF and CRPF, chief secretary Brij Raj Sharma and financial commissioner Bharat Vyas were present at the meeting.
The transfer of land was one of the main items on the agenda during the formation of the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state.
Police and CRPF personnel are carrying both pellet guns and the PAVA shells for crowd-dispersal operations, with clear instructions that the latter should be used as first option.
For most part of the day, Srinagar’s markets and malls were shut, and the roads deserted.
The data, some of which had to be restored from deleted files, shows that Singh and his family members had been frequently upgraded during international air travel, mostly on Emirates Airlines.
Rs 143 crore came over 3 years, NGO says got Rs 85 crore.
Manohar Parrikar said that fresh “guidelines” for blacklisting defence firms were in a brief policy document which was not even 10 pages long and had been sent by the MoD to the Ministry of Law for clearance.
He said he had already asked the Navy to submit an interim inquiry report on the matter which they should within the next 24-48 hours.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been informed about this action and till date four status reports have been submitted to it by the Multi-Agency Group.