Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

Articles By Ritu Sarin

Civil lines

Seasoned bureaucrat Anil Swarup’s memoir touches upon sensitive government issues but falls short of any big reveal

To end the glut of coins, govt mulls privatisation of distribution, exports

Minutes of meetings of the C&C Division accessed by The Sunday Express reveal that the RBI’s representatives have been giving an alarming picture of the coin glut but have, however, assured that whatever quantity of coins have been indented by them will now be lifted.

Nirmala Sitharaman on Mission Shakti ASAT missile test: Decision taken in 2014… no country will share or sell this tech, it’s our own

Nirmala Sitharaman on Mission Shakti ASAT missile test: "PM (Modi) is the Minister for Space, isn’t he? If people are questioning the decision of PM to make an address to the nation they should know the importance of this achievement for our national security."

Oppn complains, EC sets up panel to probe but PM’s address likely to escape the heat

Since Modi neither made any new policy announcement nor give his government or party credit for the development, he is unlikely to be found guilty of any violation, The Indian Express has learnt.

EC holds ‘internal consultation’ on PM Modi’s Mission Shakti address

PM Modi's address to the nation: There are indications that the Election Commission was taken by surprise with the development and that Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has given instructions for the transcript of the address to be analysed carefully

Implant Files: New licensing terms for medical devices, govt looks to Singapore

The Indian Express investigation, conducted in association with The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), found how the first Bill to regulate medical devices was drafted 12 years ago but was still not enacted.

Balakot: A 6-acre training camp for 600 terror recruits, run by Masood Azhar’s kin

The Indian Air Force hit Jabha Top, a forested hilltop where the Jaish-e-Mohammed had its camp.

Lucknow, Mumbai and Chennai: First prosecutions filed in Paradise Papers

After the release of the Paradise Papers, the Finance Ministry announced that details of offshore holdings of 714 Indians named would be investigated by the Multi Agency Group which was set up after publication of the Panama Papers in April 2016.

Pulwama attack: Intelligence failure… we are at fault also, admits Governor

Governor Satya Pal Malik admitted that while security forces were “eliminating” local militants — including those belonging to the Jaish — there was no warning or intelligence input about any of them being trained to become a “suicide bomber.”

Switzerland set to transfer details of Indian account holders in HSBC

The Indian Express has learnt that around six weeks ago, individual Indian account holders received communications from the FTA that the Indian request for banking details meets the requirements specified in the DTA (double taxation agreement) signed by the two countries as well as of the 2012 Federal Act on International Administrative Assistance.

To stop transfer of bank details, Vijay Mallya told Swiss courts CBI officer tainted

The judgments were uploaded by Gotham Digest which monitors all Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests to Swiss Federal Courts. The Digest stated that the argument of Mallya’s Swiss lawyers that “the person in charge of the investigation (Special Director Rakesh Asthana) being himself accused of corruption did not convince the Court”.

‘Pained’ over linking of London assignment to CBI panel decision, Justice Sikri pulls out

Official sources told The Indian Express that Justice Sikri’s decision has taken the government by surprise since it had obtained his consent for the assignment in the first week of December last year, almost a month before the Chief Justice of India nominated him to the high-powered CBI selection panel.

Alok Verma case: Govt didn’t share Justice Patnaik’s report, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge said it was “wrong” on the government’s part not to have shared the report despite his asking for it.

Fired, ceremoniously: PM-led selection panel votes 2-1 to remove Alok Verma from CBI Director post

Two days ago, when it set aside the October 23, 2018 orders of the CVC and the government divesting Verma of his powers and functions pending inquiry, the Chief Justice of India-led bench had made it clear that the issue of his divestment was “still open”.

When black smoke billowed

A reporter recalls 1984 — an assassination and the massacre that followed.

What of other cases against Sajjan Kumar? In one, last hearing 8 years ago

Directed to surrender by December 31, Sajjan Kumar was found guilty in a case related to the killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar Part I in Palam Colony on November 1-2, 1984, and the burning down of a gurdwara in Raj Nagar Part II.

Kamal Nath interview: ‘Need to fix MP’s fiscal health, will raise GST for 2019’

"Huge budgets were used and the media was part of this lavish spending," said Kamal Nath.

#ImplantFiles: Law on medical devices has waited 12 years

NITI Aayog meeting notes it will bring in ‘more control, curb growth’

#ImplantFiles | Defective insulin pumps: Hospitals stepped in to alert

326 patients affected; Medtronic says 10,000 units withdrawn in India

#ImplantFiles: On US blacklist, in India they are in the grey zone

At least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.