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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ritu Sarin


Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

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.

In charred Delhi locality, mangled clocks tell a tale, BSF DIG visits a constable’s home
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Among the homes that are almost completely gutted in Khajuri Khas is that of BSF Constable Mohammad Anees. He is due to be married in two months, but his bedroom and personal belongings are charred, and the sides of his television set have curled up in the heat from the raging flames.

Panama Papers details led to I-T crackdown on Bharat Hotels Group
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

CBDT said “undisclosed foreign assets” of over Rs 1,000 crore had been detected during the searches. But officials said the amount would be several times that figure, and that the Bharat Hotels case was likely to become one of the biggest detection of the Panama Papers cases in India.

Hardeep Puri defends air travel ban on Kunal Kamra: ‘In US, he would have been locked up’
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

The minister justified his own intervention into the incident — through a late-night tweet on Tuesday, hours after Kamra heckled journalist Arnab Goswami in a flight.

Before London, ED found a Thampi link to Vadra — in Faridabad village
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Thampi, according to ED, is an associate of Vadra and helped him invest in real estate assets in London — he runs Skylight FZE in Dubai which shares its name with a company owned by Vadra in India.

ED arrests Robert Vadra aide, says bank records link to laundering, property
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

C C Thampi is said to be a close aide of Vadra and is alleged to have helped him invest in real estate assets in London.

COAI: Surgical tools should be used instead of the blunt instrument of internet shutdowns
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

Besides the huge economic fallout, COAI has calculated the loss of internet shutdowns has gone up in 2019 to an estimated Rs 24.5 million per hour due to the high dependence on the internet of several services.

Audit flags big differences in expenditure, inventory of Nirav firms with those of ‘peers’
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

While Nirav Modi and his Group are recognised as diamond traders, a large volume (61.44%) of their imported goods — for which the Letters of Undertaking were issued — comprised pearls

Belgian auditor traces fake transactions and imports by Nirav firms
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

The auditor noted that “the anomaly indicates potentially fictitious import transactions where the actual movement of goods have not taken place”.

Nirav-PNB rot deeper: LoUs worth Rs 25,000 crore were issued fraudulently
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

The 329-page forensic report of BDO was handed by a whistleblower to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) which has partnered with The Indian Express for a series of reports on the findings of the forensic team.

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.

3 years after demonetisation: Security features delayed as Govt and RBI juggle currency printing, demand
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

Minutes of the last meeting of the Strategic Planning Group of the Currency and Coins Division of the Ministry of Finance, held on June 3, show that printing and bank note paper stock situation continue to be in flux after demonetisation.

Check if EC Ashok Lavasa used influence during Power stint: Govt to PSUs
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

The confidential communication dated August 29 was issued “with the approval” of the Power Secretary to the chief vigilance officers (CVOs) of the PSUs.

‘Tax chief told me to drop sensitive case, said he was secure after acting against Oppn leader’
Sat, Oct 05, 2019

This is the key allegation in an unprecedented complaint against the nation’s top tax administrator by Alka Tyagi, who was Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Unit 2) in Mumbai when she sent her complaint to Finance Minister Sitharaman on June 21.

Break-in reported in sensitive Income-Tax unit in Mumbai
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Officials said the break-in was discovered by Income Tax security staff in the morning when they found locked cupboards broken in and ransacked — several files and papers were “lying in disarray” a member of the administration team employed in the building said.

Not just Lavasa’s wife, his sister and son too are under tax dept scanner
Wed, Sep 25, 2019

The tax department also surveyed the books of accounts of Nourish Organic Foods Ltd, a company in which his son Abir Lavasa is a director and holds 10,000 shares as part of an employee stock option plan last financial year.

Income Tax serves notices to Reliance First Family under Black Money Act
Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Responding to questions sent by The Indian Express on the notices and the key allegations, a Reliance spokesperson replied: “We deny all the contents of your email including receipt of any such notice.”

Easing of curbs in J&K depends on Pakistan’s behaviour, says NSA
Sun, Sep 08, 2019

In his first interaction with the media since the August 5 revocation of the special status to J&K under Article 370, Doval also said public order and safety of residents was of greater priority for the government.

Invites gone and withdrawn: No media entry to R N Kao Memorial Lecture
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

The memorial lecture, to which a select group of journalists covering internal security are invited, is this year being delivered by Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday, August 20.

‘Non acceptance’ of coins by several banks, states; FinMin reviews issue
Sat, Aug 17, 2019

At the high-level meeting, the previous attempts of the RBI which directed all banks to immediately instruct their branches to accept coins of all denominations tendered at their branches were also taken up.

ED searches former Religare promoters, offshore deals under scanner too
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

ED searched residences of Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, and those of their associates. Mauritius Leaks revelations described as ‘corroborative evidence’.

Mauritius Leaks: Mayo Clinic arm entered into JV with GMR, Apollo for Hyderabad hospital
Tue, Jul 30, 2019

It was in 2011 that MFMER, described in the data of offshore specialist firm Conyers Dill & Pearman as a not-for-profit corporation, registered Mayo Clinic GBS Mauritius to be wholly owned by Mayo Foundation.

In Mauritius papers, a real estate fund that never took off
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

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

Explained: What are the Mauritius Leaks, why are they important?
Wed, Jul 24, 2019

At the heart of the 18-country collaborative investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and The Indian Express are data from Conyers Dill & Pearman, an offshore specialist law firm with several Fortune 500 companies as clients.