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Jay Mazoomdaar

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The Shell Game
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

The unravelling of the India leg of the global off-shore investigation that took the world by storm.

Rakesh Asthana case: Polygraph report says bribe claim appears truthful
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

In January this year, the CBI had moved an application in Delhi’s Patiala House Courts, seeking consent for conducting polygraph tests on the accused and the complainant in the case.

Not only Kudankulam, ISRO, too, was alerted of cyber security breach
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

The breach at the Kudankulam plant became public on October 28 after some of the plant’s data showed up on virustotal.com, an online malware scanning service.

Delhi to Brussels, ties of two groups behind EU MPs’ trip go way back
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

The IINS, a think tank, was founded in 1980 by Pramila's husband Govind Narain Srivastava.

CBI officer who led investigation in Rakesh Asthana case seeks voluntary retirement
Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Satish Dagar’s exit comes after HC gave CBI 4 months to wrap up probe. Dagar, who joined the agency in 1986, serves as Superintendent of Police in CBI’s anti-corruption unit III. He had also investigated the charges against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

Tiger count up but official photos show one in seven could just be a paper tiger
Fri, Sep 20, 2019

An Express Investigation: Tiger count is up but official photos show that one of seven could be a paper tiger photographed twice; in some cases even thrice; photos repeated, and photos repeated but shown as that of different tigers in the data set.

Over-reporting of tigers: Questioned, officials rush to amend but holes remain
Fri, Sep 20, 2019

The modified album has brought down the number of total photos from 1,696 to 1,686 and reduced the number of unique tigers claimed from 1,635 to 1,540 — but that’s still 126 more than a maximum of 1,414 individuals found in the data.

Overriding rule, Govt OKs NGT members for 3 years or ‘until further orders’
Thu, Sep 05, 2019

In February 2018, the Supreme Court stayed the move, ruling that the terms and conditions for appointment and termination of NGT members would be governed by the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.

Uttarakhand minister seeks PM intervention to clear road through tiger reserves
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Stretches of the old Kandi road between Haridwar and Ramnagar run through the core of Corbett and the buffer of Rajaji tiger reserve.

Congress flaunted forest rights law in Delhi, dodges it in Kanker
Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Chhattisgarh government said “for projects like construction of roads, canals, laying of pipelines, etc where linear diversion of forest land is involved, there is no requirement to obtain the consent” of gram sabhas concerned unless right of primitive tribal groups are affected.

Tiger numbers double since 2006 but no presence in three reserves: Census
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

This is also an incredible 210% rise from 1,411 recorded in 2006, according to the all-India estimation — ‘Status of Tigers, Co-predators, Prey and their Habitat, 2018’ — released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Mauritius route: Four ships, a Hong Kong firm & Jindal Steel
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

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.

New offshore records reveal several Indian firms tapped Mauritius route to save on taxes
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

The Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) was signed between India and Mauritius in 1982. Under this, any entity could apply for tax residency and pay zero capital gains tax. This became the principal reason why Mauritius emerged as a top channel for investments being routed into India.

Subansiri dam: Work on despite assurance to NGT that it won’t
Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Records reviewed by The Indian Express show massive concretisation has been carried out to construct the project’s extended spillway that has widened the dam base by over 100 metres.

For Subansiri okay, Govt looks at report of panel under judicial scrutiny
Thu, Apr 18, 2019

The constitution of the three-member committee was first challenged in the National Green Tribunal, which dismissed the plea without citing reasons.

Missing in national job market: 2.8 crore rural women over the last six years
Mon, Mar 25, 2019

The decline, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-2018 report by NSSO which the government has withheld, is more acute in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Casual farm labour shrinks by 40% since 2011-12, total job loss nearly 3 crore: NSSO data shows
Thu, Mar 21, 2019

The share of rural households with major income from casual labour in agriculture decreased by 10 percentage points since 2011-12. That works out to a drop of 15 million families (from 36 million to 21 million) dependent on casual farm work (see chart).

National male workforce shrinking, says labour report that Govt buried
Thu, Mar 21, 2019

2017-18 data shows 28.6 crore employed male, down from 30.4 crore in 2011-12. The yet -to-be-released PLFS report put the unemployment rate for male in urban and rural segments at 7.1 per cent and 5.8 per cent, respectively.

For promised road, Uttarakhand wangles land from tiger reserve
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

On Monday, the National Green Tribunal barred construction of the Ramnagar-Kalagarh stretch of the proposed highway through Corbett Tiger Reserve. However, work in the Haridwar-Kotdwar stretch through Rajaji Tiger Reserve has already begun without statutory clearances..

Bear Grylls in India: When a TV star came to Corbett around Feb 14
Sun, Mar 10, 2019

Grylls’ office in the United Kingdom did not respond to queries from The Sunday Express on his assignments in India. Top Uttarakhand Forest Department officials declined to confirm whether a film crew was allowed inside the Corbett tiger reserve on February 14.

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