CNN IBN INVESTIGATIONS

  • The Lilavati swindlers refuse to come on camera February 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Lilavati Hospital has issued a weak denial a day after CNNIBN exposed their trustees' involvement in money laundering. CNNIBN now finds evidence of criminal cases against those who are swindling the hospital. On Thursday, a CNNIBN investigation exposed how hundreds of crores of rupees were being siphoned out...
  • Lilavati Hospital caught in black money trail February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Brothers Prabodh Kiritilal Mehta and Rashmi Kiritilal Mehta, named in the swindler's list that CNNIBN exposed two weeks back, own the Socalo Stiftung Trust in the LGT Bank in Liechtenstein. But the curiosity remained about their identity. The Mehta brothers, along with their sons, Chetan and Bhavin are trustees...
  • Impact: Govt orders fresh trials of bulletproof jackets January 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Monday ordered fresh trials of 59,000 bulletproof jackets for central paramilitary forces. In a press release issued on Monday evening, just a few days after CNNIBN exposed massive irregularities in the trials for the bulletproof jackets, Home Ministry has decided to scrap the previous trial...
  • CRPF demands retrial of bulletproof vests January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The scam during the trial of bulletproof jackets to be used by the elite Nation Security Guards commandos and various other paramilitary forces has shocked the security agencies. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which was to get 20,000 out of the 59,000 bulletproof jackets, has demanded fresh trials. "We have...
  • Govt to order retrial of bulletproof vests January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry has taken tough action after CNNIBN exposed the bulletproof jackets scam. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Joint Director, Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory RK Varma was on Thursday called from Chandigarh to Delhi and questioned during which he reportedly admitted to talks with bidders on the...
  • Impact: Chidambaram orders probe into bulletproof vests' trials January 7, 2010

    Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told Director General CRPF and the the Bureau of Police Research and Development chief to reconvene the Technical Evaluation Committee which oversaw the trials of bulletproof jackets worth Rs 120 crore at the earliest and examine the alleged discrepancies highlighted by CNNIBN. The...
  • CRPF probing 'faulty' bulletproof vests case January 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) AS Gill says he is aware of the allegations that substandard bulletproof jackets have been cleared to be used by his force. "The entire matter is under investigation," Gill said when asked about a CNNIBN report that the rules were bent...
  • More holes in Govt's bulletproof jacket deals January 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The lessons of 26/11 appear to have been forgotten in a hurry. Months after the Ram Pradhan Committee report indicted the Maharashtra government for the poor quality of bulletproof jackets, the issue has surfaced again. It was the poor quality of lifesaving bulletproof jackets that could have cost Mumbai...
  • UK firm gets contract; India gets bad deal September 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The Petroleum Ministry wrongly favoured a company in the United Kingdom for supplying fuel markers that were to be used by Indian authorities in detecting fuel adulteration, a CNNIBN investigation has found. The Ministry in October 2006 started a project to dye kerosene with a nonremovable marker to detect...
  • Impact: Haj allocation system to be rehauled August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Two days after CNNIBN aired a report exposing scams in the Haj quota allocation system in favour of private tour operators, the Minister of External Affairs is promising a major overhaul of the system. ...
  • CNNIBN Impact: Haj allocations cut across board August 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Just two days after CNNIBN aired a story on the Haj quota scam in the Ministry of External Affairs, ripples have been created ripples in the ministry. CNNIBN's D P Satish spoke to the Minister of External affairs, SM Krishna, who agreed that the ministry had made mistakes...
  • MEA orders enquiry into Haj irregularity August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The CNNIBN expose on blatant irregularities in the allocation of Haj quotas has pressed the Government into action. Attorney General Ghulam Vahanvati was called in by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna to discuss ways of fixing the loopholes in the Haj quota system. SM Krishna said, "I have asked...
  • Impact: Tytler cases reopened after CNNIBN interviews April 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Just last week the CBI told the court that the two key witnesses in the 1984 antiSikh riots case Jasbir Singh and Surinder Singh were inconsistent and unreliable in their statements. But it was the statements of these witnesses who were tracked down by CNNIBN...
  • Operation Zero Line: IndiaBangla border | Illegal route February 12, 2009

    CNNIBN special investigation Operation Zero Line has traced the terror trail on the complex eastern border. The porous and soft IndoBangladesh border is becoming a hub for terrorist infiltration. The border could be the next possible route terrorists might use to attack India. On paper, a 4,000kilometre long border separates India...
  • Bangladeshis pay and enter illegally into India February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Political patronage to illegal migrants from Bangladesh over the past few years has meant that the number of Bangladeshis living illegally in India has almost trebled. Illegal migrants from Bangladesh have significantly altered the demographic complexion of the border areas. Now the situation is such that border districts are inhabited...
  • IndiaBangladesh border sealed? It's a big joke February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The porous and soft IndoBangladesh border is becoming a hub for terrorist infiltration. A CNNIBN investigation shows how fragile and unguarded our borders in the east are. Rampant smuggling of goods has shown how completely ineffective the border fencing has been at places, and how this route has been...
  • IndoBangla border a tough challenge for BSF February 11, 2009

    Malda: On paper, a 4,000 kilometre long border separates India and Bangladesh. On the ground, little does. CNNIBN travelled to the IndiaBangladesh border in West Bengal to expose just how vulnerable our eastern border was to terrorist infiltration. In Malda, a CNNIBN team captured suspected infiltrators on camera, revealing how...
  • IndoBangla border does not exist for smugglers February 11, 2009

    Hilli (West Bengal): The IndoBangladesh border is nonexistent at many places with just a wall separating the two countries which young men scale and jump through to move from one country to another, carrying with them everything from sacks of rice to bottles of drugs. At other places the border comes...
  • ISI's new terror tool: fake Indian money October 26, 2008

    Kathmandu: A plain signpost marks out the international boundary between India and Nepal. On one side is Bihar, on the other Nepal's Terai region. The 1751kmlong border is largely unmarked, unguarded, porous, and smuggling is as easy as cycling across the border with illegal goods. The desperately poor people of the border...
  • Godman a fake farmer? Asaram Trust denies rumours September 20, 2008

    Pedhmala: In Pedhmala, Gujarat an RTI application has revealed how the Asaram Bapu Ashram forged documents to take over fertile land. Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai owns 108 hectares of fertile land at Pedhmala in Gujarat. However, a local social worker Ramesh Choksi says the land was bought illegally. "The collector...
  • Man moves HC against Asaram Trust, ashram to appeal September 19, 2008

    Surat: The Asaram Bapu Trust has a sprawling ashram in Surat, on the banks of River Tapi. It is one of the 250 Asaram Bapu ashrams in India, but it stands on land owned by a man called Anil Vyas. "They hit the man who was ploughing the field and...
  • Asaram Ashram accused of land grab, ashram denies September 18, 2008

    Motera: Asaram Bapu's name is just an addition to a long list of controversial spiritual gurus. Four children were found dead at his ashrams a couple of months ago and though it turned out that a student had killed them, it was bad publicity for the Godman nonetheless. Now, he...
  • Investigation unearths Lalu's landforjob scam August 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Lalu Prasad Yadav is a man many laud for Indian Railways massive turnaround, but a yearlong IBN7 investigation has revealed that he misused his position as the Union Railway Minister to help his relatives acquire land. The investigation shows that Lalu bought land, worth several lakh rupees for...
  • Mine in Goa forest defies law; SC orders probe May 15, 2008

    Collem Mines (South Goa): A multicrore mining industry is operating out of Goa's forest land, inspite of several notices from the Government to stop all operations. A showcause notice (in CNNIBN's possession) from the Forest Department Goa to the Prafulla Hede Mines in South Goa dated March 2008 reads: "You are...
  • D for Dawood, D for drugs: Don now Mandrax King April 16, 2008

    Mumbai: Mandrax, a small tablet, usually white in colour was used as sleeping pill till some time ago. These days, it's produced illegally and has become the most popular drug for addicts in Africa and Europe. Its also popular in top nightclubs across Europe, US and Canada. Mandrax is also Dawood's...
  • Scartlette dead, mother gone, questions remain April 12, 2008

    Goa: The Investigating Officer in the Scarlette case has been dismissed, however a CNNIBN Special Investigation has found that the damage has nonetheless been done. The two of the accused Julio Lobo and Placido Carvalho are also out on bail and the court says that there is no prima facie evidence...
  • CNNIBN SIT: Anjuna beach remains Goa's drug den April 11, 2008

    Panaji: Despite the controversial investigations in the Scarlette Keeling murder case in Goa, the drug trade there continues to thrive. A CNNIBN Special Investigation finds out that the drug trade in Goa is neither down nor out. Our decoy, a French lady, went to Roys Palace, one of the many shops on...
  • Impoverished kids starved, deprived as corruption rules March 30, 2008

    New Delhi: India is home to the largest child population in the world and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is said to be the world's largest initiative for children under the age of six. One of the objectives of the scheme is to control malnutrition through Anganwadi centres. These centres,...
  • Biggest killer of Indian kids: poverty, ignorance March 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Over 6,000 children under the age of six die in our country everyday from hunger and malnutrition even though India claims to have the world's largest initiative for children under six but still ranks 94th out of 118 countries on the Global Hunger Index. But why India's children dying...
  • At Anganwadi centers, kids get a nourishing meal March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: From infant mortality to immunisation, from preschool education to women's health, the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) has policies on everything, which makes it a good scheme on paper. However, what is missing in most cases is the willingness to implement this scheme. Nonetheless, now some states are proving...