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Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

Swiss Leaks: Income Tax moves court to prosecute Congress leader Amarinder Singh for ‘foreign assets’
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

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.

Motivating to print Rs 500 notes: New target allowance, per diem
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

At the two currency presses Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited in Dewas and Nashik, rules tweaked to keep currency press cranking.

Appraisal report after raids: Birla text message shows payoff to ‘Gujarat CM’ in 2012, says Arvind Kejriwal
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

The appraisal report, forwarded to the IT Department’s assessment wing in February 2014, was first reported by The Indian Express (January 15, 2015).

Panama Papers: 415 Indians under scanner as probe widens
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

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.

Printers expected a New Year launch for new notes, caught unawares
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

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.

Demonetisation: Decoys, airport swoops marked Income Tax crackdown
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

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.

Bold, solution in one stroke: Black money probe judge
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The SIT, constituted immediately after the Modi government came to power in 2014, has submitted several status reports to the Supreme Court.

ED initiates financial inquiries into 52 firms owned by arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

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.

CBI names defence agent Vipin Khanna as key beneficiary in Embraer payoffs FIR
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

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.

I-T case against Moin Qureshi among the biggest under new Black Money Act
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

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.

Pakistan denial of surgical strikes suits us for now, we will change tactics if provoked again: Top official
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

The Indian side had also factored in the dark night period while deciding when to strike at the militant hideouts snuggling the LoC.

Must factor disruptions into J&K governance, says Haseeb Drabu
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

The prolonged protests, tensions with Pakistan, and evacuations will add to the economic distress the state was facing, Drabu said.

After Panama Papers, Bahamas: More Indians in secret tax haven list
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

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.

Faulty supplies to troops: UN deducts Rs 338 crore from payment to India
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

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.

CM Mehbooba Mufti calls Uri attack attempt to create warlike situation, reviews security jointly with governor
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

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.

Army set to hand over 1,500 acres of land to J&K govt, modalities being worked out
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

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: A week of use later, capsicum gas raises questions
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

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.

Eid in the time of curfew — and some biscuits from Delhi
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

For most part of the day, Srinagar’s markets and malls were shut, and the roads deserted.

Digvijaya Singh air upgrades figure in probe into aviation consultant
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

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.

Taxmen probe CSR donations to NGO by aviation, missile firms
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Rs 143 crore came over 3 years, NGO says got Rs 85 crore.

Scorpene leak: Firms to be blacklisted only in cases of clear criminality, says Manohar Parrikar
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

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.

Scorpene submarine leak: Too early to assume, will do what’s needed, says Manohar Parrikar
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

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.

Offshore trail: Queries sent to 12 countries
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

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.

Under IT, ED scanner, Sanjay Bhandari stopped from boarding UK flight
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Officials said that following his failed attempt to travel abroad, Bhandari has started to appear for questioning, but continues to be evasive.

Panama Papers: I-T search teams follow offshore money trail to brewery in Shillong
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

Panama Papers is an investigation by ICIJ, involving more than 100 media organisations including The Indian Express, into leaked data of offshore entities set up for clients by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

CAG seeks details of undeclared taxes, offshore assets
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Details of undisclosed taxes and income could only be revealed in cases in which probe had concluded, said CBDT officials.

Will bring tapping to SC notice, make it part of Essar leaks case: Prashant Bhushan
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The latter relates to emails “leaked” by a whistleblower that show an alleged “nexus” between the company and politicians, bureaucrats and journalists.

Essar phone tapping: In ex-staffer’s scrapbook, pictures of snoop equipment
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

It appears that Khan had at some stage taken photographs of the parallel telephone exchange, and decided to use it against his former employees with the help of Suren Uppal.

Set of six logbooks Khan left with lawyer Uppal could hold key to Essar Tapes
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

A 2002 company notebook (with Essar logo on each page) has been used, for instance, to list precise call timings against every date and the targeted telephone number.

Ex-Essar employee slams lawyer Uppal who, in turn, shows emails to ‘establish link’
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The Indian Express has with it copies of some of Khan’s alleged logbooks, transcripts of several of the intercepted conversations as well as purported emails exchanged between Albasit Khan, his son Umair Khan and Suren Uppal.

Essar leaks: ‘Tip of iceberg…(chats) expose corruption in business, govt, politics’
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The notice detailed the alleged modus operandi: the target numbers to be tapped were encrypted onto pre-paid SIMs via Essar servers.

PMO gets complaint: Corporate tapped VVIPs
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

During 2001-06, Essar tapped ministers, industrialists, bureaucrats, says SC lawyer; Essar calls it baseless charge

‘500 commandos had a hard time containing 10 kids, all their valour is reserved for the girls in Kashmir’
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

In this email, one of several accessed by Sorensen while writing the book, David Headley justifies the 26/11 attack on Mumbai.

If Americans had connected the dots… maybe Mumbai attack would have called off, says Kaare Sorensen, Danish journalist
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The author of The Mind Of A Terrorist tells The Indian Express how he assessed the way 26/11 scout David Headley saw himself.

Emails in new book open a window to psyche of terrorist David Headley
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The book does not reveal the identities of the recipients of the emails but reveals that 55 days after the Mumbai attacks, Headley was sent to Copenhagen to conduct reconnaissance for the strike.

Sanjay Bhandari ‘admits’ to email from Robert Vadra, I-T sends seven property, bank queries overseas
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

According to information with the Department, the property was bought in 2009 from a company called Vertex FZE which is registered in the British Virgin Islands.