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Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

Medical Council of India bribery scam: Prashant Bhushan sends transcripts to four ‘rebel’ plus Justice Sikri, says probe CJI
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Prashant Bhushan is back with a new complaint against the CJI in the same case and has sent copies of it to the four “rebel” judges, Justices J Chelameswar, R Gogoi, K Joseph and M B Lokur.

Medical Council of India bribery scam: ‘Papa is saying, our captain… whatever he can do, he is ready’
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Translated transcripts of purported conversations that are attached with Prashant Bhushan’s complaint in Medical Council of India bribery scam.

2G spectrum case verdict: One CBI chief says I told you so, another is disappointed
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Ranjit Sinha feels his stand has been “vindicated” by the verdict since he had faced criticism for handling of the case.

Paradise Papers: First set of Income Tax summons go out
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Officials said the first set of summons with specific questions for each were sent in end-November.

Paradise Papers: Turkish man with Gaddafi past and India link
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Appleby records show his links to a group of companies under the name “Tridevi” and incorporated almost simultaneously in 2009 in Mauritius and Seychelles to invest in India’s oil and gas sector.

Paradise Papers: Booked by CBI, SNC-Lavalin went to Appleby to float firm, get National Highway projects
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

SNC-Lavalin is a Montreal-based engineering major, which was first implicated in a financial bribery case booked by the CBI in 2008 in which Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had been named. Vijayan was cleared in August this year.

Paradise Papers: Ranjan Pai of Sikkim Manipal University used offshore vehicles to fuel credit
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Records show that between 2002-2003, the company picked up collaterals — listed as four “charges” — worth Rs 87 cr from Indian banks.

Paradise Papers: Businessman accused in Jagan Mohan’s CBI case created an offshore network
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Prasad was named in the fourth of 11 chargesheets filed by CBI between 2012-2014 for favours allegedly taken during the tenure of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Paradise Papers: on all black money lists, leading diamond firm Rosy Blue is back
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The principal figures from the family in Appleby records are Dilip Mehta and his nephew Russell Mehta, who are among the top brass of Rosy Blue, one of the world's leading diamond companies.

Paradise Papers: Second largest company in Appleby files is Khemka’s SUN, with 100 plus firms
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

While Nand Lal Khemka is shown as beneficiary or “officer” for 17 of these entities, one of his sons Shiv Vikram is shown as the “officer” of 104 entities and another, Uday Harsh Khemka, the “officer” for 102 offshore entities.

Paradise Papers: Secrecy of tax havens smashed, says Jaitley, orders action; all to be probed, says tax chief
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Paradise Papers: The announcement came hours after the release of the first set of Indian corporates in the ongoing investigation by The Indian Express in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Paradise Papers: Kalanithi Maran’s company was set to get Rs 563 crore when CBI moved in
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

In the share subscription agreement signed by the companies, as well as in the FIPB application, NDTV News Limited is listed as a shareholder/signatory.

Paradise Papers: Appleby links Network 18 to four offshore entities
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Paradise Papers: Appleby data reveal earlier links of the Network 18 Group to four offshore entities — three of which have been listed in balance sheets by the company as subsidiaries.

Paradise Papers: Top doc, Fortis boss got shares from firm whose stents he used
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

When contacted, Seth told The Indian Express that he kept the shares of Biosensors for three years and made a profit of Rs 54 lakh on them when he sold them.

Paradise Papers: Offshore firm invested in company at centre of Rajasthan ambulance scam
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Former CM Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and Karti Chidambaram are named in the complaint. Global Medical Response of India Limited invested $2.08 million in Ziqitza under CBI, ED probe.

Paradise Papers: When Moily was Minister, offshore firms invested in son’s company
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Harsha Moily’s firm received investments from subsidiaries of Unitus Group to promote microfinance measures

Paradise Papers: Biggest data leak reveals trails of India’s corporates in global secret tax havens
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The Paradise Papers is the fourth collaborative investigation into offshore and banking assets done by The Indian Express with the ICIJ. Among the 180 countries represented in the data, India ranks 19th in terms of the number of names. In all, there are 714 Indians in the tally.

Irregular payments: 5 Navy accounts staffers suspended, CBI to probe
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Five officials from the PCDA (Navy) in Mumbai, who were involved in processing the duplicate payments, have been suspended.

Panama probe: First prosecutions are taken to court for off-shore tax evasion
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

While at the beginning of the year (The Indian Express, March 16, 2017) the number of requests sent by India stood at 283 cases, it has now crossed 300. And while the number of replies received from among these 13 jurisdictions stood at 165, that figure has now crossed 240.

Printing presses to RBI: Pay us Rs 577 cr for note-ban loss
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

The Rs 577-crore bill is largely on account of huge consignments of imported/indigenous currency note paper used for Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations as well as consignments which had been previously ordered or were in the process of being shipped to India.

CBI tells govt in Bofors acquittal case: UPA didn’t let us file Special Leave Petition
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Bofors acquittal case: The CBI has made this admission almost 12 years after its then Director U S Misra signed a 36-page confidential file on the subject of filing an SLP against the R S Sodhi judgment.

Former finance secretary asked to explain contract to currency-paper supplier
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Sources have told The Indian Express that DoPT has sent the former Finance Secretary a “show-cause” seeking his explanation on how extensions were given to DelaRue, a British firm, in 2012 for the supply of colour shift (security) thread without tenders when he was Finance Secretary.

Demonetisation: Figure may hit 100% if ‘pipeline’ collections taken into account, say officials
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Demonetisation: The “pipeline” demonetised collections, according to these officials, include banned notes lying with citizens in Nepal as deliberations between the RBI and the Nepal Rashtra Bank (NRB) for the exchange of such notes did not fructify.

Privacy ruling encroachment on role of legislature, says Mukul Rohatgi
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The Supreme Court’s ruling last week that privacy is a fundamental right is an “unsatisfactory resolution” and indicates that “the judiciary is taking over the functions of Parliament”, former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told The Indian Express in an exclusive interview.

If I were still A-G, I would have said we lost privacy case: Mukul Rohatgi
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Rohatgi said, “The government should not have diluted their stand in court because the inclusion or exclusion of fundamental rights is only the proviso of Parliament... Here, the judiciary is taking over the functions of Parliament and it is a very unsatisfactory resolution of the dispute.”

CAG readies ‘end-to-end IT solution’ for digital audit of Goods and Services Tax
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

“Our idea is to create a data-driven platform for auditing the GST which is independent of time, place and person. Our State Auditor Generals are already interacting with state governments with requirements for the digital GST audit,” he said.

CBI begins probe in 2012 aircraft deal
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

According to investigators, the raids also unearthed a separate tranche of emails related to a property deal in London, which allegedly link Bhandari to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

First Panama seizure: Top Delhi jeweller’s deposits
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Panama Papers: Data shows that in several of these companies incorporated by Mossack Fonseca, there was a fresh allotment of shares and, therefore, enhanced holdings among members of the Mehra family, first in 2011, then 2013 and, finally, March 2015.

Health, Buddhist & Tibetan studies: Many autonomous bodies to come under common umbrella as part of revamp
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The Indian Express reported Wednesday that the first phase of the review covers 114 bodies under seven ministries/departments from 679 for which central assistance of Rs 72,206 crore has been provided in the annual Budget.

Map for autonomous bodies: FTII to be corporatised, IIMC part of JNU or Jamia
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

The review of autonomous bodies, starting with those constituted under the Societies Registration Act, commenced in January this year and the first phase covered 114 bodies across seven ministries/departments.

On the line from Kathmandu, Charles Sobhraj: Have to undergo heart surgery, don’t know if I will survive
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The ailing 73-year-old Sobhraj, whose frailty belies his earlier image of a flamboyant killer who went after Western tourists, spoke to The Indian Express from hospital and said he had taken permission to make the phone call.

Flew from all over, saved man from gallows: Justice Bhandari
Fri, May 19, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Justice Bhandari said he and his fellow judges at the ICJ worked round-the-clock all of last week and the outcome was an unprecedented unanimous pronouncement.

Not just INX, ED sends summons to many firms that dealt with Karti Chidambaram-tied companies
Wed, May 17, 2017

One company official who received the summons told The Indian Express that the company has already appeared before the ED but has been unable to give details of what services these two firms — ASCPL and Chess — offered.

NN Vohra, Rajnath Singh discuss Valley, opening talks in J&K an option on Centre table
Wed, May 03, 2017

Although Governor’s rule has been imposed thrice during his two terms, Vohra is said to have conveyed that imposing it again without initiating any political dialogue would serve no purpose, given the situation in the Valley.

DLF planned township on land Robert Vadra bought, then dropped it
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Revenue records and stamp paper agreements listing the sale of land parcels in Amipur show that between 2006 and 2008, Robert Vadra purchased around 45 acres in Amipur while Priyanka purchased 5 acres.

Panama links Italian currency-paper firm to Delhi businessman
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Fabriano was among the nine companies that got contracts for emergency currency-paper supplies in December 2016 after the demonetisation drive.