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Venezuela drops arms trafficking charges against US ship


September 10th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Venezuelan authorities have dropped charges of arms trafficking against the crew of a US-flagged cargo ship, CNN reported.The Ocean Atlas ship with its captain and 14 ... Read more...

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Russia to lead on investment climate: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia would aim for a place among the world's top 20 countries on investment attractiveness.Speaking at the APEC summit ... Read more...

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Harry’s Naked Vegas pal arrested


September 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The alleged lady pal who is said to have shared a “naked drunken fumble” with Prince Harry is said to have been arrested for fraud as ... Read more...

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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Russian border guards rescue Dutch kayaker


September 7th, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Border guards in Russia's far eastern region of Chukotka have rescued a Dutch adventurer who went missing while trying to cross the Bering Strait by ... Read more...

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Lively smuggles food items


August 31st, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively says she likes to collect local ingredients when she is travelling and often takes them home."I love to go to cooking school ... Read more...

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Drugs worth Rs.1.8 crore seized


August 27th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 27 (IANS) In one of biggest seizures in the northeast, customs sleuths seized drugs worth over Rs.1.8 crore and arrested two smugglers, an official said Monday."Acting on a ... Read more...

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Chinese woman held for smuggling deer genitals


August 13th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Chinese woman has been held in Russia while trying to smuggle dried deer genitals in her purse.Employees at the Blagoveshchensk-Heihe international passenger checkpoint in ... Read more...

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Delay in communicating detention grounds vitiates order


August 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said the unreasonable delay and absence of proper explanation in communicating the grounds of detention under COFEPOSA vitiates the order of ... Read more...

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China’s July exports slow sharply (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's export growth slowed sharply in July to a six-month low following dwindling demand from Europe and Japan, official data showed Friday.Exports rose 1 percent year ... Read more...

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China July exports slow down


August 10th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's exports rose 1 percent year-on-year to $176.9 billion in July, slowing sharply from the 11.3 percent in June, authorities said Friday.The figure was well below ... Read more...

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Indian held in Dhaka for smuggling tortoises


August 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) An Indian was Tuesday arrested at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle over 100 baby tortoises, officials said.The tortoises were in two suitcases to ... Read more...

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500,000 Captagon tablets seized in Dubai


August 7th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has intercepted a massive shipment of 500,000 Captagon tablets, a synthetic amphetamine-type stimulant, at the Jebel Ali port.The Fenethylline drug pills were found in ... Read more...

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Customs release restored print of Uday Shankar’s ‘Kalpana’


July 30th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) After a delay of 25 days, the restored digital print of "Kalpana" - noted dancer Uday Shankar's 1948 film on experimental dance - was finally handed ... Read more...

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Dubai customs attends Google meet in US


July 29th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 28, 2012 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has called on the international community to strengthen cooperation through information exchange on illicit networks.It has said such a step can help curb ... Read more...

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SC favours early hearing on detenu’s plea


July 28th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said it was the constitutional right of a person held in preventive detention to make a representation questioning his detention and ... Read more...

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Tunisia to showcase at ‘Africa Village’ in London


July 28th, 2012 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Along with 33 African countries, Tunisia will take part in the activities of the African Village at the Kensington Gardens in London.The village will be open ... Read more...

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Plumber Melvyn Careswell jailed for tax evasion


July 27th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Epsom, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Melvyn Careswell has been sentenced to one year in jail for tax evasion. Careswell is said to have evaded paying income tax worth 50,000 dollars. HM Revenue ... Read more...

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Cochin Port for hassle-free cargo clearance


June 11th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 11 (IANS) In the wake of numerous complaints by the Kerala diaspora against foreign freight forwarders, mainly from Middle East countries, authorities here Monday issued fresh guidelines for ... Read more...

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China may see 10 percent foreign trade growth


June 11th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) China's foreign trade could grow by around 10 percent this year "if lucky", said Minister of Commerce Chen Deming Monday.He warned of continuing severity to come ... Read more...

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Tax officials meet to discuss effective governance


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will Monday inaugurate here a two-day annual conference of officials from the customs, central excise and service tax deparments that ... Read more...

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Indian questioned over Bali smuggling


May 29th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) An Indian and three Britons are being questioned in Indonesia following the arrest of a British housewife for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine into the country ... Read more...

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American Sikhs hail India’s Sikh marriage law


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) American Sikhs have hailed as "historic" the passage in the Indian parliament of Anand Marriage Act for the registration of Sikh marriages."This is a historic day ... Read more...

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China foreign trade growth slows


May 10th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's foreign trade rose 2.7 percent year on year to $308.08 billion in April, with a surplus of $18.42 billion, authorities said Thursday.The growth rate represents ... Read more...

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China swings back to trade surplus


April 10th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China swung back to trade surplus in March from February's deficit of $31.48 billion, posting $670 million trade surplus in the first quarter, authorities said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Budget benefits NRIs and quashes tax fears (Comment)


April 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
When a non-resident Indian (NRI) lands in India now, he or she can zoom through customs with duty-free goods worth Rs.35,000 ($685). That's a small increase from the earlier duty-free allowance ... Read more...

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China’s foreign trade to slow to 7 percent (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China's export and import growth is anticipated to slow to around 7 percent year-on-year in the first two months of 2012 due to festival factors, Commerce ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi posts $37 bn in non-oil foreign trade


March 6th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 5 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Abu Dhabi's non-oil foreign trade stood at 139.4 billion dirhams (about $37 billion) in 2011, up by 27.7 percent, compared with the ... Read more...

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Germany confers ‘Order of Merit’ on author Sudhir Kakar


February 28th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Psychoanalyst and writer Sudhir Kakar Tuesday was awarded Germany's Order of Merit -- Bundesverdienstkreuz -- by the country's acting ambassador to India Cord Meier-Klodt here.The ... Read more...

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Boat with 3,000 kg cocaine seized in Spain


February 25th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) A fishing boat carrying over 3,000 kg of cocaine has been intercepted in international waters near Spain, sources said.The trawler Ratonero, owned by a firm in ... Read more...

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Boat with 3,000 kg cocaine seized in Spain


February 25th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) A fishing boat carrying over 3,000 kg of cocaine has been intercepted in international waters near Spain, sources said.The trawler Ratonero, owned by a firm in ... Read more...

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Youth arrested for killing friend over loan


January 29th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) An 18-year-old was Sunday arrested for stabbing to death a friend who had been demanding the return of Rs.10,000 loaned by him, police said.Dinesh Kumar ... Read more...

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UAE, Oman discuss trade barriers


January 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has held a meet with Oman to strengthen trade relations.Conducted as part of the UAE's strategy to enhance trade relations with ... Read more...

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China’s crude steel output went up in 2011


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China's crude steel output increased 8.9 percent year-on-year to 683.27 million tonnes last year, 0.4 percentage points slower than the growth rate of 2010, according to ... Read more...

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Rebirth for us, say ship tragedy survivors from Tamil Nadu


January 20th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) "It is a rebirth! Only god saved us", were the comments that gushed out of survivors of the ill-fated Italian oceanliner Costa Concordia on reaching here ... Read more...

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