Ritu Sarin


Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

India tops list of websites blocked, its telcos filter the most
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Other than those dealing in porn or piracy, websites and web pages found blocked at different points during the testing period in India include those belonging to domestic and foreign NGOs, United Nations organisations, human rights groups, health forums, feminist groups and political activists.

Undisclosed income in Panama Papers now over Rs 1,000 crore: I-T
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

While the last release from the Finance Ministry in November 2017 had put the figure of undisclosed credits arising out of the Panama Papers investigations at Rs 792 crore, an RTI reply to Saurav Das, a journalism student, has shown that it now stands at approximately Rs 1,088 crore.

I-T notice to Deepak Kochhar: Explain Mauritius investments, Videocon links
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Kochhar has been asked to explain how he came into contact with the two Mauritius companies and submit transcripts of all communications, including email and minutes of meetings, between the two sides.

Order inflated during noteban, currency firms told to shred
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

BRBNMPL and SPMCIL paid the suppliers for currency paper until a month after the foreclosure clause was invoked in September 2017 but as the market leaders now point out, the foreign firms had already landed raw material in bulk exclusively for the Indian contracts.

ICICI-Videocon deal: CBDT, CBI begin probes; Bank officials questioned
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

The CBI, which registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) into the ICICI Bank-Videocon deal some weeks ago, recently questioned nodal officers of ICICI Bank as part of its investigation into a possible quid pro quo in the Rs 3,250 crore loan that the bank gave to the Videocon Group in 2012.

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.