Ritu Sarin



Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

Services get back old financial powers; MoD says new rules were creating problems in daily functioning
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The MoD has acknowledged that restoration of the inherent financial powers to the DFP 2006 rules has come following pressure from the three forces.

Govt appoints former intelligence officer as advisor for Tibetan affairs
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The appointment follows a trend of several former intelligence chiefs being given key assignment by the NDA government after retirement.

Technical services divison: Army orders summary of evidence against former CO of covert unit
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

The setting up of a fresh “summary of evidence” comes about four months after a 10-year jail term was pronounced against Sham Das D, the TSD clerk who was arrested in Kerala in 2012.

Matang Sinh arrest row: Ignoring govt, CVC orders fresh inquiry against ex-Home Secy
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Vigilance body overturns advice of secy panel, seeks CBI, DoPT reports.

More accountability: CAG to audit projects cleared by National Security Council
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

CAG officials confirmed that they have started work on the special audit, and that their first secret report would be finalised soon.

Outed in lists, HSBC account holders lining up to declare
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Just under Rs 500 cr declared so far, officials hope for surge in last six days.

Army moves to probe head of covert intelligence wing
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The TSD was set up to conduct covert military operations but ran into trouble when reports of alleged irregularities and indiscriminate use of secret service funds emerged.

Sham Das: Jailed Havaldar privy to the secrets of disbanded unit
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

hile a list of what was contained in the CD became part of subsequent legal record, its precise contents are known only to the Military Intelligence and, probably, the Intelligence Bureau.

For a 9-year-old refugee in Munich: Food, clothes, smiles, a baby giraffe
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

With gigantic holding areas like the Messe filling up, indoor sport complexes and gymnasiums in smaller German towns are now being converted into refugee camps.

Two years ago, UPA discussed an ‘offer’ from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to return home
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The lawyer, who is said to have discussed Dawood’s “offer” with at least two senior Congress leaders, was told it was too much of a “hot potato” and that the prospect of conducting a trial against India’s most wanted on his terms was too risky.

In Memoriam-On board with Abdul Kalam: sambar-vada in Iceland
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

After every foreign tour, Kalam is known to have sent suggestions to the government on all the bilateral discussions he had abroad, which included his wishlist.

Ex- chief of IPL in new row: Rashtrapati Bhavan files complaint with Delhi Police against Lalit Modi
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

Complaint relates to tweet about President’s Secretary, police commissioner Bassi says suitable action likely soon.

India wanted to raid IC-814 in Dubai, but Farooq Abdullah opposed swap, says former RAW chief AS Dulat
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

A decade separated the two incidents but both times, A S Dulat, former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), had to face the wrath of then Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah over the release of wanted militants in the Kashmir valley. In his book Kashmir — The Vajpayee Years, published by […]

ED will need to prove Lalit Modi is wanted for arrest: Former Interpol sec general Ronald Noble
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Lalit Modi had tweeted his pictures with former Interpol secretary general Ronald Noble, who tells his side of the controversy in this interview to Ritu Sarin.

CBDT probes ex-UPA Minister Preneet Kaur’s HSBC account ‘link’ to trusts, properties in London, Dubai
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Notices sent to her, husband Amarinder, son Raninder; trail leads to Jacaranda Trust, firms in British Virgin Islands.

Swiss accounts: Yash Birla, City Limo chief, Ponty son-in-law among five new names
Wed, May 27, 2015

The names of these 5 "Indian nationals" have been made public in Switzerland's Federal Gazette with regard to details sought about them by the Indian authorities.

Law Ministry reviews tribunals and appellate bodies on PMO request
Tue, May 26, 2015

The exercise is meant to assess whether some of them can be clubbed together or even done away with.

Audit report of RS Secretariat reveals piled up discrepancies
Mon, May 11, 2015

CAG seeks explanation on payments, House TV channel

HSBC: 120 cases filed, undeclared income more than doubles
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The total amount of undisclosed income increased from about Rs 1,500 crore in 2014-end to Rs 4,700 crore by March 31.

‘Boat blown up, heroin vessel had same handlers,’ Intelligence agencies say
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The questioning is still on and is being conducted by a panel of sleuths from intelligence agencies.

First Germany, now UK objects to India ‘breach’ of secret bank data
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Protest lodged with Finance Ministry; sharp drop in level of information exchange

Don’t give info, cover will be blown, former head of Army covert unit writes to Manohar Parrikar
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Officials said that the GCM being held in the Delhi Cantt should conclude its hearings within a few weeks.

A reference to the Indian Express
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The Indian Express neither asked for nor published any article from Essar.

Essar Leaks: Getting papers out, quoting Nehru, spreading Diwali cheer
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Multiple emails suggest that flow of information and documents from ministries are critical for strategy.

Essar Leaks: Keep 200 jobs for VIP referrals and maintain a data bank, says memo
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Several emails are exchanged on the subject of VIP referrals.

Essar Leaks: Wooing politicians with high-end phones, journalists with cabs
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

There are references to stories being 'planted' in newspapers as well as questions being 'planted' among 'friendly' journalists

Essar Leaks: ‘Guests are very important people… Kindly see they are comfortable’
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

A whistleblower has decided to go public with internal communications of the Essar Group, claiming these show favours to ministers, jurnos.

Essar Leaks: French cruise for Nitin Gadkari, favours to UPA Minister, journalists
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Company communications, show that BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, his wife, two sons and daughter spent two nights on an Essar luxury yacht.

Govt offers money to whistleblower for info
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The source said Finance ministry’s Department of Revenue offered Falciani the “standard 10% of tax collected due to the revelations or evidence”.

HSBC’s aggressive courtship, depending on clients’ profile
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Bank scripts tell story of clients ‘balanced’ or ‘conservative’, ‘zero’ or ‘high’ tolerance.

The List: Who’s Who & How Much
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

The names include those of businessmen, politicians and their families.

Exclusive: HSBC Indian list just doubled to 1195 names. Balance: Rs 25420 cr
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Global ‘leak’ reveals names of businessmen, politicians; set to widen scope of SIT black money probe.

Explained: What’s new, why it’s important
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

There are 1,688 Indian HSBC “clients” in the list, based on nationality, place of birth, addresses and location/issuing country for ID.

At Birla office, I-T found entries marked ‘payment’ for ‘Project J (Environment)’
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

The raid was conducted as a follow-up to CBI probe into the group’s alleged role in Hindalco coal allotment scandal.

Regularly routed cash through hawala, top Birla executive tells Income Tax
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Saxena told IT investigators that he had been maintaining records of unaccounted cash transactions over the previous five years.

RBI: Raise share of dollar in foreign exchange reserves
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

Strategy panel makes push as other currencies underperform.