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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Ritu Sarin


Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

Ground Zero of farmers’ protest: Protest lines hard and deep, state fingers crossed…
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

It was acknowledging this sentiment that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh underlined how despite "provocations," like mini-dharnas at over 100 places in the state and blockades on railway tracks, the state government didn't clamp down.

Amarinder Singh interview: ‘Weapons from Pak coming into Punjab since agitation began…(new recruits) can come from those agitating & angry’
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

You must remember: what suits Pakistan is a disturbed Punjab. They have a disturbed Kashmir; now a disturbed Punjab so they can contend with us in one way or the other. Now, the danger also lies more in the close collaboration between China and Pakistan.

Extending 18-month hold on farm laws to 24 may be way out, says Punjab CM, flags security threat
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

On the security fallout, the CM warned that a “lot of weapons” have been coming into Punjab since October. He said he had flagged the drone weapon-drops to Home Minister Shah

From Dawood Hotel to cocaine stash: ED maps Iqbal Mirchi’s global network
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

While several properties have already been attached by the ED, sources said the agency has collected evidence of Mirchi’s multiple foreign passports, his banking channels and contacts in Pakistan.

NewsClick raids: Under ED scanner, Rs 30.51-crore foreign ‘remittances’
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

This includes a remittance classified as FDI of Rs 9.59 crore from April 2018, and another of Rs 20.92 crore, which has been shown as receipts for "export of services", senior ED officials said.

Agusta Westland deal: Personal trainers shareholders, money also from other deals
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

While attaching his assets, including a villa in Dubai and five Swiss Bank accounts, the ED claimed: “Rajiv Saxena has admitted to laundering the proceeds of crime not only of AgustaWestland deal but also various other defence deals.”

Agusta Westland deal: Key accused details how kickbacks were paid, links to Kamal Nath’s nephew, son
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Chartered accountant Rajiv Saxena's statement, running over 1000 pages, show him claiming that his role was “liited to the structures and managing the execution” for key players like Sushen Mohan Gupta, Ratul Puri and Gautam Khaitan.

Agusta Westland Deal: Statement of key accused mentions Kamal Nath’s son, Khurshid, Patel, web of offshore firms
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Kamal Nath says son (Bakul Nath) NRI, no records to show links; Khurshid says no connection with any of the accused.

FinCEN Files: 28 Indian banks asked if they alerted watchdog at home
Fri, Oct 09, 2020

Among banks which have the largest number of transactions under scrutiny are: State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank.

Grant Thornton’s Report: Fake accounts, fraud borrowers used to divert funds in DHFL, finds forensic audit
Mon, Oct 05, 2020

Submitted to the RBI-appointed administrator on August 27, the report comes when DHFL’s proprietors Kapil Wadhawan and his brother Dheeraj Wadhawan are out on bail after being arrested by investigating agencies in January this year.

FinCEN Files — Flagged in each offshore tax probe, Rosy Blue is now on US radar
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

One key SAR puts the total number of “suspicious” transactions related to Rosy Blue and its affiliates –between 2014-2016 – at a staggering 6,265. Their worth: $4.98 billion.

FinCEN Files — Key agencies alerted on revelations, meeting soon: black money SIT head
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

“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 — In alert on shell firms, NY bank flags transfers to Adani from Seychelles
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Records show details of several wire transfers totaling $14.46 million being received by the Adani firm from this Seychelles entity.

Swiss Leaks, Panama Papers, now SARs: bank reports that alert law-enforcement agencies
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

The files identify at least $2 trillion in transactions between 1999 and 2017 flagged as possible evidence of money laundering or other criminal activity by compliance officers of banks and financial institutions.

FinCEN Files — On US radar: Dawood Ibrahim’s financier, his laundering, funding of Lashkar, Jaish
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

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
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

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.

Imaging boom: Portable X-rays to scanners, AI solutions to track Covid
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Indian manufacturers are pointing towards a slow but sure surge in orders from state governments and hospitals. They also highlight the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to make sense of images and scans of Covid patients for better diagnostics.

As Covid curve rises, surge in ventilators causes glut
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

In March, ventilators were considered vital to treat serious Covid cases, and with the countrywide inventory at an estimated 47,000, manufacturers raced to ramp up production. But now, with health experts pointing to a shift in treatment to non-invasive oxygenation, these manufacturers are staring at excess stocks and hoping for export channels to be opened.

Army’s protective gear has Made in China link, Niti member says relook
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

After Galwan clash, MoD contacted firms for 2 lakh bullet-proof jackets.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri: ‘We intend a phased escalation… Indian aviation will come out stronger from this crisis’
Fri, May 22, 2020

Talking to The Indian Express, Hardeep Singh Puri said, "The aviation industry, the world over, is one of the worst-hit sectors. Experience may vary, but most countries are characterised by a significant reduction in demand. Some of the countries have opened up the aviation sectors but there have been reports of less occupancy and even of empty flights."

Priyanka’s sale of Husain painting to Rana Kapoor could be proceeds of crime: ED
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The painting was gifted by Husain to Rajiv Gandhi when he was Prime Minister and on the eve of the Congress party’s centenary celebrations.

Madhya Pradesh govt crisis: Will prove majority, had talked about BJP plot with Scindia, says Kamal Nath
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

"I am confident that the Congress will win the floor test in the Assembly after it convenes as scheduled on March 15," said Kamal Nath.

Madhya Pradesh: This is a coming together for the Scindia family, says Yashodhara
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

“The ideology of the BJP is in the blood of our family and I had seen this (Jyotiraditya’s possible entry in the BJP) for a while now," Yashodhara Raje Scindia, who is the Shivpuri MLA and former MP minister.

Digvijaya Singh on MP crisis: ‘There’ll be surprises when floor test happens… admire Kamal Nath’s grit’
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

I did not expect him to eventually resign. And I feel sad that he has done it on the day of his father’s birth anniversary, says Digvijaya Singh.

I-T summons Ahmed Patel for Rs 550-crore Cong party collections
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

The summons come after searches by the IT Department on April 2, 2019 in 52 places including several locations in Madhya Pradesh as well as on October 2019 and February 2020 in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and other locations.