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Indian Express investigation


Cabinet set deadline for Ken-Betwa link before it got clearances in place

February 04, 2022 7:19 am

KBLP got wildlife, environment and preliminary forest clearances on condition that no units of the proposed 78-MW powerhouse would be constructed in “the forest avoid constant disturbance in the Panna” tiger reserve.

Ignoring green commitments: Weak political will, lack of a monitoring system

February 05, 2022 10:58 pm

The Union Environment Ministry has less than 80 officials for field verification under green laws, who are expected to visit thousands of project sites at least once a year. At the same time, between 2014 and 2019 alone, the Ministry granted over 11,500 environment and forest clearances.

Ken Betwa link to new Goa airport to Odisha mine: 6 mega projects ignore green commitments they made

February 05, 2022 11:42 am

There are six mega projects across key sectors, cleared between 2004 and 2020. In each, stringent conditions to compensate for the project's high environmental impact have been sidestepped, ignored or, in some cases, met only on paper, an investigation of their records by The Indian Express revealed.

Explained: Dalit land transfers in Ayodhya scrapped, what happens now?

January 08, 2022 2:24 pm

🔴 UP CM Yogi Adityanath ordered an inquiry on December 22, 2021 after an investigation by The Indian Express revealed purchases of land in Ayodhya by politicians and relatives of state officials that raise serious questions of propriety and conflict of interest.

Regulator’s high table to company boardroom: India Inc’s prize pickings

July 02, 2021 11:44 am

Among top regulators, markets monitor Securities and Exchange Board of India has a one-year period before its chairman or whole-time member can accept other employment after tenure. The Reserve Bank of India also has a cooling-off period of one year for its Governor and Deputy Governors.

China is watching — Political Establishment: 5 PMs, two dozen CMs, 350 MPs across all parties dominate key influencers tracked

September 14, 2020 6:35 pm

China is Watching: From Ministers to Mayors, sarpanches, and legislators to Members of Parliament, the database includes at least 1,350 politicians and lawmakers across parties.

In Mauritius papers, a real estate fund that never took off

July 25, 2019 7:00 am

Kolte Patil Developers has referred to its partnership with Portman Holdings time to time but not the Fund or its association with Conyers.

Mauritius route: Four ships, a Hong Kong firm & Jindal Steel

September 13, 2020 10:06 am

The Hong Kong company owned these ships through a Mauritius company controlled jointly with Jindal Steel and Power Limited, records of Conyers Dill Pearlman show.

Explained: How tightening of rules in India affected firm at centre of Mauritius leaks

July 25, 2019 7:21 am

Leaked data show that before countries like India decided to rein in tax treaty benefits to increase their own tax base, bankers and companies like Conyers Dill & Pearman raised red flags over tightening regulations and compliance.

Via Mauritius, Religare moved funds to Singh brothers’ offshore company: records

July 23, 2019 7:06 am

Called Religare Capital Markets International (Mauritius) Ltd, this became a vehicle to acquire a 30 per cent stake in another Jersey-headquartered entity, NCM Limited.


The extent of damage done by faulty implants: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

An Indian Express investigation with ICIJ reveals that global pharma majors are operating with no oversight for medical devices for quality, clinical testing, pricing or performance. This is leading to dangerous surgeries and faulty implants risking