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Ritu Sarin


Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

Explained: How tightening of rules in India affected firm at centre of Mauritius leaks
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Leaked data show that before countries like India decided to rein in tax treaty benefits to increase their own tax base, bankers and companies like Conyers Dill & Pearman raised red flags over tightening regulations and compliance.

New offshore records reveal several Indian firms tapped Mauritius route to save on taxes
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

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.

Swiss banks accounts: Indian details to be transferred
Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Pointing to volume, Swiss office says several dispatches may be needed. According to the two Swiss agencies, India is among 73 countries with whom information on bank accounts will be shared this year — AEOIs were implemented with 36 countries last year.

The sum of all fears
Sat, Jul 06, 2019

Amar Bhushan, former special secretary of RAW, returns with another set of spy thrillers

False charges to remarks about women: Cloud over sacked senior tax officer Srivastava
Wed, Jun 12, 2019

The slew of charges, filed on May 23, the day Lok Sabha election results were announced, included making “scandalous” allegations against women Income Tax officers; making a “false facade of inquiries” against top officials of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

Polltime raids in MP: Kamal Nath aides, 11 Congress candidates including Digvijaya under scanner
Tue, May 28, 2019

Questioned on these findings, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath told The Indian Express that he had “nothing to do with it.”

Kamal Nath on Congress defeat: Message did not reach… Priyanka, Nyay should have come earlier
Sat, May 25, 2019

Kamal Nath said, "The message of Modi and the agenda of the BJP were delivered all across well in time by his people. But our message did not reach the people effectively."

Tax raid, Kamal Nath link: EC asks for probe by CBI
Fri, May 24, 2019

The Election Commission has made a strong case for a CBI inquiry in the complaint they sent on April 5, 2019 regarding the search and seizure operations conducted in Delhi, Noida, Bhopal, Indore and Goa.

Civil lines
Sat, Apr 20, 2019

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
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

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
Thu, Mar 28, 2019

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
Thu, Mar 28, 2019

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
Wed, Mar 27, 2019

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
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

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
Wed, Feb 27, 2019

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
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

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
Fri, Feb 15, 2019

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
Tue, Feb 05, 2019

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
Tue, Jan 22, 2019

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
Mon, Jan 14, 2019

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
Sun, Jan 13, 2019

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
Fri, Jan 11, 2019

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
Thu, Dec 20, 2018

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
Wed, Dec 19, 2018

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’
Thu, Dec 13, 2018

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