Krishn Kaushik


Express-OCCRP report: Indians who have ties to tax havens are linked to prime real estate in Dubai
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

According to Indian laws, it is not illegal for Indians to own property in Dubai. As per the Foreign Exchange Management Act of 1999, resident and non-resident Indians are allowed to own immovable properties abroad.

Indians probed by govt agencies are linked to high-end real estate in Dubai
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Of the 129,000 entries in the Dubai database from 181 countries, those of Indians form a sizeable chunk with 5,800 linked to properties in top sites such as the Palm Jumeirah, The World, Motor City, Emirates Living, Dubai Marina, Burj Dubai, Old Town Island.

Four years of Modi government — I&B: Govt clear Prasar Bharati is independent, but ministry has right to know, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Thu, May 31, 2018

Four years of Modi government: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on using social media as a key tool of communication for the government, the controversy over the government's ad spend, the achievements, and challenges before the ministry

Cobrapost: Sting claims media houses open to ‘paid Hindutva content’, firms call it misleading
Sun, May 27, 2018

Posing as an “acharya” and representing a fictitious Shrimad Bhagvad Gita Prachar Samiti, Sharma asked these media groups to promote Krishna’s quotes from Gita and promote “Hindutva” on their platforms in the first phase of his campaign.

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: As Congress sees opportunity in loss, mood swings in party offices
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: The Congress office in Bengaluru, deserted since morning, was slightly more energised by evening. Party flags that had been brought in around noon were finally fluttering from its first-floor balcony.

Disquiet in office of President Kovind over National Film Awards ceremony boycott, I&B invite
Sat, May 05, 2018

‘I&B knew President couldn’t give all awards, sent invite saying he would’

65th National Film Awards: 50 skip film awards saying want it from President, not Ministers
Fri, May 04, 2018

An estimated 50 of the 125 awardees refused to attend the event protesting that, contrary to what their invitation said, they were not going to receive the awards from President Ram Nath Kovind.

Essar promoter kin’s firm invested in Chanda Kochhar husband’s company
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

NuPower, promoted by Deepak Kochhar, husband of Chanda Kochhar, between 2010 and 2012 got investments of Rs 325 crore from Mauritius-based Firstland Holdings, a company owned by Nishant Kanodia, son-in-law of Essar Group co-founder Ravi Ruia.

Govt sends additional letter to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook regarding data of Indians
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Using a stern tone, the government said that Cambridge Analytica’s response was “self evident that apart from being very cryptic, the unstated intention was to conceal more than reveal".

Chip in TV set-top boxes: Why govt wants ‘accurate’ viewership data
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

What is the background and relevance of the discussion between TRAI and the Ministry?

Prasar Bharati gets blocked funds, with a rider — MoU
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said these issues would be discussed at the board meeting. The board had last “deliberated” on a draft of the MoU in September 2017, after which it had given its nod.

Fake news row: Exam Warriors partner shares staff with site Ministers like
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Of the four reports mentioned in The True Picture article titled, “Four major Fake News Stories Busted,” the website called two by The Indian Express fake. Both these reports were based on official documents — an FIR and notes written by the Foreign Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary.

Damage control by PM Narendra Modi, he orders Smriti Irani’s punish-journalist directive withdrawn
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Sources said that the PMO was “not consulted” and was unaware of Irani’s directive until it became public. “A fuming Prime Minister told his office to direct the I&B Ministry to withdraw the directive with immediate effect,” said an official.

Chanda Kochhar’s brother-in-law advised ICICI borrowers on their foreign loans
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Avista Advisory, founded by Rajiv Kochhar, who is the brother-in-law of Chanda Kochhar, got the mandate to restructure foreign currency-denominated debt deals worth over $1.7 billion of seven companies over the last six years.

Look who is busting fake news for 13 Ministers: site with Exam Warriors link
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

The website,, according to — a domain registration and hosting service provider — was registered last year.

What India needs: Data law, regulator
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

What is the data protection framework in India? And how safe or unsafe is your data? Though India does not have a larger data protection framework, over the years, a number of domain-specific laws have been amended to protect users’ data.

Videocon gets Rs 3250-crore loan from ICICI Bank, bank CEO’s husband gets sweet deal from Venugopal Dhoot
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Promoter Venugopal Dhoot forms JV with Chanda Kochhar’s husband, loans Rs 64 crore, then hands him ownership of lending entity for Rs 9 lakh; ICICI Bank declares Videocon account NPA.

Cambridge Analytica worked for JD(U), shared address with KC Tyagi’s son
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

In a series of posts on Twitter, Wylie released photographs of documents that showed the extent of the firm’s work and the location of its offices in India.

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower names Congress as client; party denies, BJP seeks apology
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Cambridge Analytica turned whistleblower told a British parliamentary panel that he believed the Congress party was a client of the firm, and he was aware that the firm, with many employees and offices, had worked extensively in India.

Narendra Modi App asks for sweeping access: Camera, audio among 22 inputs
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

The NaMo app updates users about achievements of the BJP government, and provides access to the audio of Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat.