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School toppers (1996-2015): Who's who — and where

January 12, 2021 10:35 am

Amid soaring cut-off marks based on Class 12 Board exams, as the government, in tune with its new National Education Policy, sets up a panel to explore a national test to rejig the college admission process, the findings from the investigation are pointers to the challenges ahead.

20 years on, where are the Board toppers? Over half are abroad, most in science and technology

December 29, 2020 6:53 pm

Gender gap; students increasingly from outside metros; US most favoured destination, IIT popular route; minorities, SC/STs invisible: 86 CBSE, ICSE, ISC toppers 1996-2015 tell stories of change — and point to challenges as the new National Education Policy rolls out.

Scholarship scam: Tribal boy is shown as Parsi, woman told money from Saudi

November 02, 2020 10:25 am

The Indian Express tracked 15 schools across six districts in Jharkhand and spoke to over 30 students, parents and school authorities to investigate the list of beneficiaries for pre-matric scholarships in 2019-20.

FinCEN Files | US indictment memo: bribes for Andhra mining permit — and link to ex-Cong MP

September 23, 2020 9:13 am

According to the indictment, bribes were concealed and transferred through Firtash controlled-Group DF Ltd to various entities using financial institutions in the US.

FinCEN Files — Key agencies alerted on revelations, meeting soon: black money SIT head

September 23, 2020 9:11 am

“The SIT will convene a meeting in Ahmedabad after giving the relevant agencies some time to examine the disclosures so the matter can be taken forward,” Justice Shah told The Indian Express

FinCEN Files — Revealed: how Jindal Steel sent funds abroad, and got them in same period

September 23, 2020 9:10 am

Between November 24, 2014 and January 28, 2015, JSPL sent $1.799 million to Mauritius-based Trans Global Minerals and Metals Corporation (TGMM) and also sent $1.3 million to Germany-based Oceanwide Services GmbH. During the same period, JSPL received $1.323 million from Dubai-based Power Plant EPC Ltd.

FinCEN Files — Bank reported fraud, UK link of an IPL team sponsor

September 23, 2020 9:11 am

In 2013, KPH Dream Cricket, which runs Kings XI Punjab, went to court against team sponsor NVD Solar International Ltd for “cheating and duping” them of $3 million in sponsorship fee. The SAR, filed by San Francisco-based Wells Fargo Bank, offers a clue to what went wrong.

FinCEN Files — On US radar: Dawood Ibrahim’s financier, his laundering, funding of Lashkar, Jaish

September 23, 2020 9:08 am

Khanani’s relationship with Dawood Ibrahim was documented by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) when it issued the sanctions notice against him after his arrest.

FinCEN Files — One more veil lifts: Suspicious bank transactions of Indians red-flagged to top US regulator

September 23, 2020 9:07 am

From steel major to IPL sponsor, diamond merchants to those under ED, CBI scanner, several Indian individuals and entities have been referred in secret reports by banks to US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Express Investigation Part-4: Foreign secy, Niti CEO on list; Facebook bans Zhenhua Data

September 17, 2020 2:02 pm

Responding to The Indian Express reports, Zhenhua Data late Tuesday night said it was privately owned, its partners did not have any background in the Chinese military or the Chinese government, and its operation was “not illegal or unreasonable”.